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RLST3610: New Discoveries in Religion in Antiquity

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.

Code RLST3610
Academic unit Studies in Religion
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Studies in Religion

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate knowledge of selected new discoveries regarding religion in antiquity
  • LO2. Evaluate the impact of selected new discoveries on the discipline of studies in religion and related fields
  • LO3. Assess the nature and course of academic debate arising from new discoveries regarding religion in antiquity
  • LO4. Understand the ethical issues that arise regarding cultural heritage, the antiquities trade and academic professionalism
  • LO5. Construct a research proposal for a project and funding relevant to the study of ancient religions

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