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New Discoveries in Religion in Antiquity - RLST3610

Year - 2020

The unit will discuss a series of new discoveries regarding religion in antiquity, such as manuscripts, artefacts or ritual sites. These often derive from archaeological work or the antiquities market and involve various types of controversy such as matters of authenticity, dating, ownership. The unit will consider the impact of the find; the nature of academic debate; issues of ethics and funding; research and career development. In the latter part of the unit students will trial a proposal for a project of their own in preparation for future research training.

2x1hr seminar/week

1x2500wd Essay A (content): description and analysis of a specific 'New Discovery' (40%), 1x1000wd Research Proposal (20%), 1x2500wd Essay B (method/theory): Discussion of approaches and implications (40%)


12 credit points at 2000 level in Studies in Religion


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Studies in Religion
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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