School of Histories and HumanitiesAncient and Medieval History and Culture2020 – 2021 Freshman Handbook

COVID-19 and CollegeIn order to offer taught programmes in line with government health and safety advice,teaching and learning in Semester 1 for your programme will follow a blended model thatcombines online and in-person elements to be attended on campus. This blended model willinclude offering online lectures for larger class groupings, as well as in-person classes forsmaller groups: the differing modes of teaching and learning for particular modules aredetermined by your home School. Information on the modes of teaching and learning inSemester 2 will be available closer to the time.Trinity will be as flexible as possible in facilitating late arrivals due to travel restrictions, visadelays, and other challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. If you expect to arrivelater than 28th September, please alert your course coordinator as early as possible.For those students not currently in Ireland, according to current Government health andsafety guidelines, please note that these students are expected to allow for a 14-day periodof restricted movement after arrival and prior to commencement of their studies, andtherefore should factor this into their travel plans.For those students currently on the island of Ireland, we remind you of the IrishGovernment’s advice that all non-essential overseas travel should be avoided. If you dotravel overseas, you are expected to restrict your movements for 14 days immediately fromyour return, during which time you will not be permitted to come to any Trinity campus.Therefore, as you are required to be available to attend College from the beginning of thenew teaching year on 28 September.Updates and further information can be found s/ is vitally important that you keep in touch and check your College email on a regularbasis. Make sure you follow all College and Government guidelines and regulations.Notice regarding online teaching of Undergraduate Modules in School of Histories andHumanities during COVID-19 Level 3 (22/9/20)In light of the Government's decision to move Dublin to Level 3 of the Framework ofRestrictive Measures in Response to COVID-19, we are very sorry that we will not begreeting you in person in the first weeks of Michaelmas Term. The new guidelines indicatethat only teaching which cannot readily be delivered online should be delivered in person.Please note that for the duration of Level 3, all your lectures and tutorials in the School ofHistories and Humanities will take place online. Please check your Trinity email andBlackboard regularly for updates on how modules will be taught online.Keep yourself safe and you keep your friends and family safe.ii

ContentsCOVID-19 and College . iiANCIENT & MEDIEVAL HISTORY AND CULTURE .3Keeping in Touch .3Trinity Graduate Attributes .4Programme Learning Outcomes .4Contacts and Teaching Staff .5College Tutors.6Teaching, Attendance & Credit .7European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS ) .7The Academic Year .7Lectures .7Seminars/Tutorials .8Attendance .8Obtaining credit.8Junior Fresh Year (JF).9Senior Fresh Year (JF) .11Assessed Coursework, Classwork, Examinations and Study Guidelines .12Formatting your written work.12Use of Quotations .13Referencing Styles .13Footnotes, Endnotes, Parenthetical Citations .13Bibliography .14Submitting your written work .14Deadlines .15Requesting a Revised Deadline .16Plagiarism .16Return of Written Work .17Requirements for the successful completion of your JF and SF year .18Examinations and Assessment .18Marking System .18(Non-) Foundation Scholarship (Schol) .18Studying Abroad .19Marking System .201

Help When You Need It .22College Tutors.22Library.22Student 2 Student .222

ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL HISTORY AND CULTUREWelcome! This Handbook covers the first (Junior Fresh) and second (Senior Fresh) years ofstudy and provide you with essential information about your course in Ancient & MedievalHistory and Culture. More detailed information on each individual module is provided in therelevant module guide. If you are in any doubt about how regulations affect you, pleaseconsult the Programme Co-ordinator or your College Tutor.We wish you all the best in your studies in what will be a challenging but, we hope,thoroughly rewarding year in your studies.Programme Co-ordinator– Dr Hazel Dodge – [email protected] in TouchIt is important to keep in contact with the teaching and support staff. There are severalways in which information is circulated by staff to students and by which students cancontact staff: 3Email – Information from the Programme Co-ordinator and from individuallecturers and tutors will often be sent to your college email address. It is also thequickest way to contact a member of staff. You should check your college emaildaily. Please note that you should only use your TCD email address whencorresponding with us. Get into the habit of checking this account regularly, evenif you also use a different email address for personal use.Blackboard – this is where individual module details are posted. Details will begiven for individual modules as appropriate.Contact Details Changes in contact details should be reported to the ProgrammeCo-ordinator as well as to Academic Registry. Please keep your record up-to-datevia the ‘’ portal ( The three Departments whichprovide modules to the programme are: Classics (Floor 6, Rm B6004); History ofArt (Floor 5, Rm 5082); and History (Floor 3, Rm 3113). During the currentpandemic, the offices will not be open all the time, so it is better to email staffbefore coming into College. Zoom meetings will become a more normal way ofcommunicating.Website - ent-medievalNoticeboard – The Course Noticeboard is located on the 3rd floor in theDepartment of History. Please check this noticeboard regularly, as well as thosein History (Arts Bldg, Floor 3), History of Art (Arts Bldg, Floor 5) and Classics (ArtsBldg, Floor 6).

Trinity Graduate AttributesThroughout an undergraduate degree programme students are provided with opportunitiesto develop and achieve the Trinity Graduate Attributes supporting their academic growthand shaping the contribution they will make to their field of study, profession and tosociety. The Trinity Graduate Attributes may be achieved through academic and co- andextra-curricular activities. The Trinity Graduate Attributes are: To think independentlyTo act responsiblyTo communicate effectivelyTo develop continuouslyAll moderatorship degree courses entail a broad base of knowledge of both a general andparticular nature, and the intellectual skills that must be mastered are broadly similar in allareas.For further and more detailed information see the College /general-regulations-and-information.pdfProgramme Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to: 4Demonstrate an awareness of what art history, archaeology and history are andwhat historians, cultural historians, art historians and archaeologists doDemonstrate an assured and critical appreciation of processes, peoples and placesduring the ancient and medieval centuriesOrder and analyse critically the main artistic and architectural styles and movementsof the ancient and medieval worldsContextualise works of art, architecture, material culture and written evidence interms of historical and cultural processesApply appropriate methodological frameworks, including comparison andassessment of existing historical interpretationsEngage at first hand with primary evidence (texts in translation, visual evidence andmaterial remains) and assess them as historical, art historical or archaeologicalevidenceEvaluate historical texts, visual evidence and material remains in the light of theirhistorical, cultural and archaeological contexts and in light of important moderntheoretical approachesDemonstrate an appreciation of, and assess the significance of, literary, historical,artistic and archaeological interconnectionsDeploy skills of oral, written and visual communicationApply skills of summary, synthesis and generalization in an appropriate mannerIdentify a research topic, collect and analyse the evidence for it, articulate and applythe relevant modern scholarship on the subject and produce a clearly planned,independently prepared and accurately written report on the topic.

Contacts and Teaching StaffProgramme Co-ordinator of Ancient and Medieval History and CultureDr. Hazel Dodge, Louis Claude Purser Associate Professor in Classical [email protected] Administrators:Mr. Stephen Galvin, Executive [email protected]. Eilís Dunne, Senior Executive [email protected] for Women’s & Gender Studies:Dr. Catherine Lawless, Assistant Professor in Gender [email protected]. Clare [email protected] of ClassicsProf Anna Chahoud, Professor of Latin, Head of Department [email protected]. Winifred Ryan, Executive Officer, Department of the [email protected]. Ashley Clements, Assistant Professor in Greek Literature and [email protected]. Christine Morris, Andrew David Associate Professor in Greek [email protected]. Hazel Dodge Louis Claude Purser Associate Professor in Classical [email protected]. Rebecca Usherwood Lecturer in Late Antique and Early Byzantine [email protected]. Shane Wallace, Walsh Family Lecturer in Classics & Ancient [email protected]

Department of HistoryMs. Joanne Lynch, Executive Officer, Department of [email protected]. Ruth Mazzo Karras, Lecky Professor of History, Head of Department [email protected] David Ditchburn, Associate Professor in Medieval [email protected]. Sean Duffy, Professor in Medieval [email protected]. Francis Ludlow, Ussher Lecturer in Environmental [email protected] Simon [email protected] Benjamin [email protected] of History of Art & ArchitectureDr Rachel Moss, Associate Professor in the History of Art and Architecture, Head ofDepartment History of [email protected]@tcd.ieDr. Angela Griffith Assistant Professor in the History of Art and [email protected]. Philip McEvansoneya Assistant Professor in the History of Art and [email protected] Maria Elisa Navarro [email protected] Anna [email protected] TutorsYour College Tutor is your main advisor on both general academic issues and perhaps moreimportantly personal matters. He or she is appointed by the College and should not beconfused with your module tutors in Ancient and Medieval History and Culture who may beable to help on module-specific matters. You can also get help with problems specificallyrelating to the programme from the Programme Co-ordinator other members of the teamlisted above. Staff are here to help – so please feel free to approach us6

Teaching, Attendance & CreditEuropean Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS )The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS ) is an academic creditsystem based on the estimated student workload required to achieve the objectives of amodule or programme of study. It is designed to enable academic recognition for periods ofstudy, to facilitate student mobility and credit accumulation and transfer. The ECTS is therecommended credit system for higher education in Ireland and across the European HigherEducation Area.The ECTS weighting for a module is a measure of the student input or workload requiredfor that module, based on factors such as the number of contact hours, the number andlength of written or verbally presented assessment exercises, class preparation and privatestudy time, laboratory classes, examinations, clinical attendance, professional trainingplacements, and so on as appropriate. There is no intrinsic relationship between the creditvolume of a module and its level of difficulty.The European norm for full-time study over one academic year is 60 credits. 1 creditrepresents 20-25 hours estimated student input, so a 10-credit module will be designed torequire 200-250 hours of student input including class contact time, assessments andexaminations.The Academic YearThe College Academic Year is divided into two semesters, Michaelmas Term or 1st Semester(September-December) and Hilary Term or Second Semester (January-April). Both aretwelve weeks long and in both there is a study week in Week 7, when no classes are held.You should use the study work to prepare for assessed work which are to be submitted inthe following weeks, as well as catch up any reading. Examinations for some modules will beheld at the end of each semester in December and April. Teaching is in the form of lecturesfor larger groups, and tutorials/seminars and language classes for smaller groups.LecturesTeaching in the academic year 20-21 will be a combination of face to face teaching inCollege and online lectures, seminars and activities. These will all be indicated on yourtimetable and each module handbook, but their timing and format may vary from one weekto the next, so do check your timetable carefully every week. Your lecturers will give youguidance at the beginning of how things will work. Lectures are intended to provide analysisof selected topics, and an introduction to the issues raised in the reading set for eachmodule. There is a wide variation between modules in the amount of information conveyed,the depth of attempted analysis, and the style of presentation; and this year this is truemore than ever. Try to take notes from lectures, even if they are online or pre-recorded; thiswill help you to engage with the content in a more active way. Listen for the main pointsmade by the lecturer – and do ask (by email, online or in Q&A sessions) if you need help orclarification. To get the most out of a lecture, however, it should be followed up by readingand discussion. Module booklets and handouts (which will be made available in Blackboard)should be consulted in conjunction with this work. Also, why not go for coffee with somefellow students after the lecture and have an informal discussion amongst yourselves? This,too, is an important learning experience as it is often surprising that some students will pickup on points which others don’t and vice versa. But please, follow Government Guidelineson social distancing, the wearing of masks etc.7

Seminars/TutorialsNot all modules include seminars or tutorials. Some of the tutorials/seminars are taught bymembers of the full-time academic teaching staff, some of them by teaching assistants whoare most often advanced research students with special expertise in the taught area. Just asyou will find that lecturers have different styles, so you will discover that the format oftutorials/seminars can vary. Don’t, however, expect to come away from a tutorial/seminarwith ‘the answer’: tutorials/seminars are as much about asking questions as providinganswers. Details of what you are required to do for tutorials/seminars are provided in theindividual module guidelines. These may take place online or on campus; details will beavailable in your timetable and in individual module handbooks.AttendanceStudents are required to attend all classes; lectures in particular are designed to provide anintroduction to key themes and topics. All tutorials/seminars are also compulsory. Individualinstructors may choose to track attendance during each class (this can be done in onlineclasses as well as in a classroom).If you have problems with the timetable, please contact the Programme Co-ordinator, DrHazel Dodge ([email protected]) or the Course Administrator, Stephen Galvin ([email protected]).Obtaining creditIn order to complete the year successfully and gain your degree, you must obtain credit forthe academic year by satisfactory attendance at lectures and tutorials/seminars, by carryingout the required module work and by successful completion of examinations. You will takemodules amounting to 60 credits over one academic year where one credit represents 2025 hours estimated student input. Credits are assigned to course components/ modules inmultiple units of 5. Credits accrue over the four-year cycle. The TCD four-year honoursBachelor degree is 240 ECTS. The pass mark is 40% (see p 20 for the Marking Schemefollowed).8

Junior Fresh Year (JF)In the JF year students take modules amounting to 60 credits, thirty in each term.Most students take Option A, but Option B allows students to take up either Greek or Latinat elementary level, and Option C allows students to continue Latin or Greek if they havestudied them to leaving Certificate level.Option AMTCredits HTCreditsCLU11100 Greek and Roman5CLU11100 Greek and Roman History 5History – Introduction– IntroductionCLU11104 Greek and Roman Art 5CLU11104 Greek and Roman Art and 5and ArchitectureArchitectureHAU11005 Introduction to the10HAU11000 Introduction to the10History of Art and Architecture IPractice of Medieval Art HistoryHIU12021 Religion and Society,10HIU11001 Sources and Approaches5c.1095-c.1517to Medieval HistoryHIU12025 Climate on the Ancient5and Medieval World3030Option B – Elementary Ancient Languages – requires Leaving Certificate in ModernLanguageMTCredits HTCLU11413 Elementary Latin I orCLU12313 Elementary AncientGreek I10CLU11414 Elementary Latin II orCLU12314 Elementary AncientGreek IIHAU11005 Introduction to theHistory of Art and Architecture IHIU12021 Religion and Society,c.1095-c.151710HAU11000 Introduction to thePractice of Medieval Art HistoryHIU11001 Sources and Approachesto Medieval HistoryHIU12025 Climate on the Ancientand Medieval World10309Credits10105530

Option C – Advanced Greek or Latin. Requires Leaving Certificate in Latin of Ancient GreekMTCredits HTCreditsCLU11311 Latin in Context I or10CLU11102 Introduction Roman5CLU11411 Ancient Greek inHistoryContextCLU11106 Introduction to Roman5Art and ArchitectureHAU11005 Introduction to the10HAU11000 Introduction to the10History of Art and Architecture IPractice of Medieval Art HistoryHIU12021 Religion and Society,10HIU11001 Sources and Approaches5c.1095-c.1517to Medieval HistoryHIU12025 Climate on the Ancient5and Medieval World303010

Senior Fresh Year (JF)In the second year you take three compulsory modules, totalling 10 credits in each area(Classics, History and History of Art). In addition, you take a further 30 credits of modules toachieve a total of 60 credits.MTCredits HTCreditsCOMPULSORY MODULES (30 credits)CLU22111 Greek History5CLU22124 Roman History5HAU22003 Approaches to Art5HAU22004 The Display of Art5HistoryHIU12030 Hundred Years War5HIU22002 The Making of Medieval5TownsFURTHER 30 CREDITS FROM FOLLOWING TO MAKE 30 CREDITS IN EACH SEMESTERCLU22115 Greek Archaeology10CLU22126 Living on the Bay ofNaplesCLU22201 Heroism, Identity and 10CLU22122 Archaeology of MinoanAuthorityCreteCLU22202 Gender and Sexuality5CLU22200 Writing the Pastin the Ancient WorldCLU22421 Latin in Progress5CLU22202 Culture and Ideology inthe Ancient WorldCLU23321 Greek in Progress5HIU12102 Kingship and Warfare 10in Ireland 1000-1308HIU12022 Early Christian Ireland 5HAU22005 Themes in Irish Art I5HAU22006 Themes in Irish Art IIHAU22011 Cultural Intersections 5HAU22012 Cultural Intersections inin Art History IArtHistory IIHH22301 SF Field Trip (AMHC)5HH22302 SF Field Trip (AMHC)Semester 1Semester 2HH22303 SF Field Trip (AMHC)10HH22304 SF Field Trip (AMHC)Semester 1Semester 2HHU13002 Gender, History andCulture115510555105

Assessed Coursework, Classwork, Examinations and StudyGuidelinesDuring the course of the year, you will be required to complete a number of writtenexercises for each module; some of your modules will be examined solely by continuousassessment, some may include an examinati9n at the end of the semester. These exerciseswill take a variety of different forms: formal essays, critical commentaries and exercises,slide tests etc. Full details are given in individual module guidelines and you will be givenfurther guidance by individual lecturers. It is your responsibility to ensure that you arefamiliar with the requirements and deadlines of each of your modules. Students may beasked to make oral presentations or hand in short pieces of written work in addition to theirassessed work. Though these are not formally assessed, they are part of the expectedexercises of the module.PLEASE NOTE: All such written work and exercises are COMPULSORY. Failure to completethem without adequate explanation will result in a mark of zero and you will risk failing themodule.There are different regulations in each Department, but please note too that in order topass any History module, students at all levels must also complete all the prescribedexercises. It is your responsibility to organise your time and manage your workload. This canbe a challenge and you should not be afraid to seek help from your lecturers, from Hazel(the AMHC co-ordinator) or from your tutor.Formatting your written workUnless otherwise instructed or required for the particular module: All written work must be word-processed and printed out on A4 paper All written work must be accompanied by a completed AMHC cover sheet (thesecan be downloaded from module pages in Blackboard and will be sent to you byemail to download) A word count must be given. Careful attention should be paid to therequirements of each exercise To allow room for comments, all essays must be double spaced and must have awide margin Usually, you should provide a bibliography of works consulted at the end of yourwork (documentary sources, books, and articles used and referred to in yourfootnotes). Any quotations and substantive information taken from other worksmust be acknowledged by means of footnotes/references, formatted in aconsistent way (see below). If unsure about anything, students should follow theadvice of the module co-ordinator.Presentation is only one aspect of good essay writing. Poor or inconsistent presentation is,however, a distraction to whoever is marking your essay and can result in a lack of clarityand loss of marks. What follows are simple guidelines about presentation. You should keepthem in mind when you are writing your essay. Always ask for advice if you are unsure.12

Use of QuotationsAlways think carefully when using quotations. If you use them, remember that they do notspeak for themselves – you will need to make them relevant. Try not to quote excessivelyunless you think it is appropriate.The proper acknowledgment of sources for quotations is a vital aspect of good academicwriting. Failure to acknowledge a source amounts to more than mere laziness. It could openyou to a charge of plagiarism which is a serious academic offence. Further informationabout plagiarism is provided earlier in this Handbook.Referencing StylesThere are several different ways of annotating sources, and a number of style guides areavailable for you to follow. Some Departments may recommend particular styles to follow –consult the individual module handbooks. Whichever style you choose, though, you must beconsistent and clear in your use.Footnotes, Endnotes, Parenthetical CitationsNotes should be reasonably brief. You may wish to use either footnotes or endnotes orplace them in brackets in the text for a number of purposes: to give supporting referencesfor your argument; to refer to ancient or modern sources; to include additional evidence insupport of your discussion (e.g. fuller list of passages or of references to scholarly views); toshow awareness of studies that you have been unable to track down or you consider notdirectly relevant to your discussion. These details will vary, depending on the style guide youare following, but you should always include the page number for the particular informationor argument. For example: Beckett 1956, 87. Further details about the book, including thefull name of the author, the full title of the text, place and year of publication, shouldappear in the bibliography at the end of your work.Some suggestions are provided here:1. Author, date system placed in the text (also called the Harvard system). If you arereferring to page 12 of a book written by Smith and published in 1996 you might doit like this:a. “Early Rome was not built in a day” (Smith 1996, 12).b. orc. Smith (1996, 12) argues that early Rome was not built in a day.d. ore. Smith (Latium and Early Rome, 12) argues that early Rome was not built in aday.2. Footnotes Footnotes are placed at the foot of a page. There are a number ofdifferent ways in which you can format the references you give in footnotes. Twocommon ways are:a. the first time you mention a source, book or article in a footnote, you give itin complete form, with author's full name, title of work, publication details(place and date of publication) or journal volume number and date, and pagenumber(s). In later citations of the same work these may be given inabbreviated form, but always remember to include the specific pagereferences and be consistent.b. Eg Wickham, C. (2017) Medieval Europe Cambridge, 55-67.13

c. give author surname and date of publication plus page reference, egWickham (2017), 78 or Smith 1996, 78-90Any of these formats is acceptable, and their formulation here are not the only way to setout references and bibliography, but do not use them interchangeably. Choose one systemof referencing and stick to it. Note how the books you read reference their sources, but docome and see us if you need further help.For footnote citation of page numbers either put down numbers only (e.g. Smith 1996, 1020) or designate 'p.' (one page) or 'pp' (more than one page, e.g. pp. 10-20). Remember tobe consistent. Do not use the formulation p. 58ff.BibliographyA bibliography should include all of the publications that you have used and cited in yourwork. You can also include all of the texts that you have consulted in the prepara

Blackboard regularly for updates on how modules will be taught online. . Dr Maria Elisa Navarro Morales [email protected] Dr Anna McSweeney [email protected] College Tutors Your College Tutor is your main advisor on both general academic issues and perhaps more importantly personal matters. He or she is appointed by the College and should .