School of Histories and HumanitiesAncient and Medieval Historyand Culture2020-2021Sophister Handbook

ContentsCOVID-19 and College . 3ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL HISTORY AND CULTURE . 4Keeping in Touch . 4Contacts and Teaching Staff . 6College Tutors . 7Teaching, Attendance & Credit . 8European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS ) . 8The Academic Year. 8Lectures . 8Seminars/Tutorials . 9Obtaining Credit . 9Junior Sophister (JS) . 10Senior Sophister (SS) . 11Assessed Coursework, Classwork, Examinations and Study Guidelines . 12Formatting your written work . 12Presentation . 13Use of Quotations . 13Referencing Styles . 13Footnotes, Endnotes, Parenthetical Citations . 13Submitting your written work. 14Deadlines. 15Requesting a Revised Deadline . 16Plagiarism . 16Return of Written Work . 17Requirements for the successful completion of your JS and SS year . 18Examinations and Assessment . 18Marking System . 18Studying Abroad. 19Marking System . 20Help When You Need It. 22College Tutors . 22Library . 22Student 2 Student . Error! Bookmark not defined.2

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.3

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: Email – Information from the Course Director and from individual lecturers andtutors will often be sent to your college email address. It is also the quickest way tocontact a member of staff. You should check your college email daily. Please notethat you should only use your TCD email address when corresponding with us. Getinto the habit of checking this account regularly, even if you also use a differentemail address for personal use. Blackboard – this is where individual module details are posted. Details will be givenfor individual modules as appropriate. Post & Phone – Changes in contact details should be reported to the Course Directoras well as to Academic Registry. Please keep your record up-to-date via the‘’ portal ( Messages for staff may be left in pigeon holeslocated in the relevant Departmental offices. These are: Classics (Floor 6, Rm B6004);History of Art (Floor 5, Rm 5082); and History (Floor 3, Rm 3113). Website - ent-medieval Noticeboard – The Course Noticeboard is located on the 3rd floor in the Departmentof History. Please check this noticeboard regularly, as well as those in History (ArtsBldg, Floor 3), History of Art (Arts Bldg, Floor 5) and Classics (Arts Bldg, 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 independently To act responsibly To communicate effectively To 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.4

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: Demonstrate an awareness of what art history, archaeology and history are andwhat historians, cultural historians, art historians and archaeologists do Demonstrate an assured and critical appreciation of processes, peoples and placesduring the ancient and medieval centuries Order and analyse critically the main artistic and architectural styles and movementsof the ancient and medieval worlds Contextualise works of art, architecture, material culture and written evidence interms of historical and cultural processes Apply appropriate methodological frameworks, including comparison andassessment of existing historical interpretations Engage at first hand with primary evidence (texts in translation, visual evidence andmaterial remains) and assess them as historical, art historical or archaeologicalevidence Evaluate historical texts, visual evidence and material remains in the light of theirhistorical, cultural and archaeological contexts and in light of important moderntheoretical approaches Demonstrate an appreciation of, and assess the significance of, literary, historical,artistic and archaeological interconnections Deploy skills of oral, written and visual communication Apply skills of summary, synthesis and generalization in an appropriate manner Identify 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.5

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] 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 ArtDr Rachel Moss, Associate Professor in the History of Art and Architecture, Head 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 academic issues and personal matters. Heor she is appointed by the College and should not be confused with your module tutors inAncient and Medieval History and Culture who may be able to help on module-specificmatters. You can also get help with problems specifically relating to the course from theCourse Director or other members of the team listed above. Staff are here to help – soplease feel free to approach us.7

Teaching, Attendance & CreditEuropean Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS )The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS ) is an academiccredit system based on the estimated student workload required to achieve theobjectives of a module or programme of study. It is designed to enable academicrecognition for periods of study, to facilitate student mobility and creditaccumulation and transfer. The ECTS is the recommended credit system for highereducation in Ireland and across the European Higher Education Area.The ECTS weighting for a module is a measure of the student input or workloadrequired for that module, based on factors such as the number of contact hours, thenumber and length of written or verbally presented assessment exercises, classpreparation and private study time, laboratory classes, examinations, clinicalattendance, professional training placements, and so on as appropriate. There is nointrinsic relationship between the credit volume of a module and its level ofdifficulty.The European norm for full-time study over one academic year is 60 credits. 1credit represents 20-25 hours estimated student input, so a 10-credit module will bedesigned to require 200-250 hours of student input including class contact time,assessments and examinations.The Academic YearThe College Academic Year is divided into two semesters, Michaelmas Term or 1stSemester (September-December) and Hilary Term or Second Semester (JanuaryApril). Both are twelve 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 assessedwork which are to be submitted in the following weeks, as well as catch up anyreading. Examinations for some modules will be held at the end of each semester inDecember and April. Teaching is in the form of lectures for larger groups, andtutorials/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 onyour timetable and each module handbook, but their timing and format may varyfrom one week to the next, so do check your timetable carefully every week. Yourlecturers will give you guidance at the beginning of how things will work. Lecturesare intended to provide analysis of selected topics, and an introduction to the issuesraised in the reading set for each module. There is a wide variation betweenmodules in the amount of information conveyed, the depth of attempted analysis,and the style of presentation; and this year this is true more than ever. Try to takenotes from lectures, even if they are online or pre-recorded; this will help you toengage with the content in a more active way. Listen for the main points made bythe 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 byreading and discussion. Module booklets and handouts (which will be made available8

in Blackboard) should be consulted in conjunction with this work. Also, why not gofor coffee with some fellow students after the lecture and have an informaldiscussion amongst yourselves? This, too, is an important learning experience as it isoften surprising that some students will pick up on points which others don’t andvice versa. But please, follow Government Guidelines on social distancing, thewearing of masks etc.Seminars/TutorialsNot all modules include seminars or tutorials. Some of the tutorials/seminars aretaught by members of the full-time academic teaching staff, some of them byteaching assistants who are most often advanced research students with specialexpertise in the taught area. Just as you will find that lecturers have different styles,so you will discover that the format of tutorials/seminars can vary. Don’t, however,expect to come away from a tutorial/seminar with ‘the answer’: tutorials/seminarsare as much about asking questions as providing answers. Details of what you arerequired to do for tutorials/seminars are provided in the individual moduleguidelines. These may take place online or on campus; details will be available inyour timetable and in individual module handbooks.AttendanceStudents are required to attend all classes; lectures in particular are designed toprovide an introduction to key themes and topics. All tutorials/seminars are alsocompulsory. Individual instructors may choose to track attendance during each class(this can be done in online classes as well as in a classroom).If you have problems with the timetable, please contact the Programme Coordinator, Dr Hazel Dodge ([email protected]) or the Course Administrator, StephenGalvin ([email protected]).Obtaining CreditIn order to complete the year successfully and gain your degree, you must obtaincredit for the academic year by satisfactory attendance at lectures andtutorials/seminars, by carrying out the required module work and by successfulcompletion of examinations. You will take modules amounting to 60 credits over oneacademic year where one credit represents 20-25 hours estimated student input.Credits are assigned to course components/ modules in multiple units of 5. Creditsaccrue over the four-year cycle. The TCD four-year honours Bachelor degree is 240ECTS. The pass mark is 40% (see p 20 for the Marking Scheme followed).9

Junior Sophister (JS)In the third year you will take the interdisciplinary compulsory module HHU33310Ancient and Medieval Rome, which is taught by specialists from all three disciplines.Your remaining modules include at least 10 credits from each of the three mainsubject areas (History, Classics, History of Art).MTCreditsHTHHU33310 Ancient and MedievalRome(Compulsory)10CLU33131 Roman Archaeology10CLU33130 Britain and the RomanEmpire5CLU33135 Late Antiquity55CLU33211 Explaining the World10CLU33213 Drama and Performance inthe Ancient WorldHAU222003 Approaches to Art History5HAU33003 Painting and Sculpture in the17th century1010AMHC Field Trip (semester 1)5CLU33134 Receptions and Reimaginings of Classical Art andArchitectureCLU33138 Democracy and Monarchyin Classical GreeceCLU33212 Social Media in theAncient WorldHAU33004 Age of Rembrandt andVermeerHAU33007 Islamic Art andArchitectureHAU33005 European Architecture inthe 16th and 17th centuriesHIU34537 ‘Crowned by God’: Europein the Age of CharlemagneHIU34535 Lancaster versus York:Power, Conflict, and Identity in TheWars of the RosesAMHC Field Trip (semester 2)AMHC Field Trip (semester 1)10AMHC Field Trip (semester 2)HIU34506 Creating a colonial capital:Dublin under the Anglo-Normans10510551051010105

Senior Sophister (SS)In the fourth year you write a dissertation (20 credits). The other 40 credits compriseeither: Two yearlong Special Subjects ( 2 x 20 credits)or 1 yearlong Special Subject (20 credits) and two one term ClassicsModules (2x 10 credits)These are chosen from a list of available modules within the School; they are taughtby specialists from all three disciplines. All choices are subject to capacity andtimetabling restrictions.SS 20 credit (two semester) modulesCLU44505 CLU44506 Goddesses of the Ancient MediterraneanCL44501 44502 Entertainment and Spectacle in the Greek and RomanWorldsCLU44509 44510 Anthropology and the GreeksCLU44511 CLU44512 ConstantineHAU44007 HAU44008 Art and Architecture in Late Medieval IrelandHAU44015 HAU44016 Architecture Beyond the CanonHIU34007 Medieval MarriageHIU34016 Lordship and Dynasty: The Gaelic World and the Shaping ofBritain & Ireland, c.1296-c.1513HIU34017 The Cult of Saints in the First Millennium: from Ireland to IranWSU34000 Art, Gender and the Body in Medieval Florence/Italy10 1010 1010 1010 1010 1010 1020202010 10SS 10 credit (one semester) modules – only available in Classics. Choose two to betaken in combination with one 20 credit moduleMTCLI44550 How to be Happy10HTCLU44555 The Ancient Novel10CLU44557 After Alexander10All lectures, seminars, classes and tutorials in JS and SS are compulsory.Students may be asked to make oral presentations or hand in short pieces of writtenwork in addition to their assessed work. Though these are not formally assessed,they are part of the expected exercises of the module.11

Assessed Coursework, Classwork, Examinations andStudy GuidelinesDuring 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 bycontinuous assessment, some may include an examinati9n at the end of thesemester. These exercises will take a variety of different forms: formal essays, criticalcommentaries and exercises, slide tests etc. Full details are given in individualmodule guidelines and you will be given further guidance by individual lecturers. It isyour responsibility to ensure that you are familiar with the requirements anddeadlines of each of your modules. Students may be asked to make oralpresentations or hand in short pieces of written work in addition to their assessedwork. 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 tocomplete them without adequate explanation will result in a mark of zero and youwill risk failing the module.There are different regulations in each Department, but please note too that in orderto pass any History module, students at all levels must also complete all theprescribed exercises. It is your responsibility to organise your time and manage yourworkload. This can be a challenge and you should not be afraid to seek help fromyour 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(these can be downloaded from module pages in Blackboard and will besent to you by email 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 musthave a wide margin Usually, you should provide a bibliography of works consulted at the endof your work (documentary sources, books, and articles used and referredto in your footnotes). Any quotations and substantive information takenfrom other works must be acknowledged by means offootnotes/references, formatted in a consistent way (see below). Ifunsure about anything, students should follow the advice of the moduleco-ordinator.12

PresentationPresentation is only one aspect of good essay writing. Poor or inconsistentpresentation is, however, a distraction to whoever is marking your essay and canresult in a lack of clarity and loss of marks. What follows are simple guidelines aboutpresentation. You should keep them in mind when you are writing your essay.Always ask for advice if you are unsure.Use of QuotationsAlways think carefully when using quotations. If you use them, remember that theydo not speak for themselves – you will need to make them relevant. Try not to quoteexcessively unless you think it is appropriate.The proper acknowledgment of sources for quotations is a vital aspect of goodacademic writing. Failure to acknowledge a source amounts to more than merelaziness. It could open you to a charge of plagiarism which is a serious academicoffence. Further information about plagiarism is provided earlier in this Handbook.Referencing StylesThere are several different ways of annotating sources, and a number of style guidesare available for you to follow. Some Departments may recommend particular stylesto follow – consult the individual module handbooks. Whichever style you choose,though, you must be consistent and clear in your use.Footnotes, Endnotes, Parenthetical CitationsNotes should be reasonably brief. You may wish to use either footnotes or endnotesor place them in brackets in the text for a number of purposes: to give supportingreferences for your argument; to refer to ancient or modern sources; to includeadditional evidence in support of your discussion (e.g. fuller list of passages or ofreferences to scholarly views); to show awareness of studies that you have beenunable to track down or you consider not directly relevant to your discussion. Thesedetails will vary, depending on the style guide you are following, but you shouldalways include the page number for the particular information or argument. Forexample: Beckett 1956, 87.Further details about the book, including the full name of the author, the full title ofthe text, place and year of publication, should appear in the bibliography at the endof your work.Some suggestions are provided here:1. Author, date system placed in the text (also called the Harvard system). Ifyou are referring to page 12 of a book written by Smith and published in 1996you might do it 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 notbuilt in a day.13

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.Two common ways are:a. the first time you mention a source, book or article in a footnote, yougive it in complete form, with author's full name, title of work,publication details (place and date of publication) or journal volumenumber and date, and page number(s). In later citations of the samework these may be given in abbreviated form, but always rememberto include the specific page references and be consistent.b. Eg Wickham, C. (2017) Medieval Europe Cambridge, 55-67.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 wayto set out references and bibliography, but do not use them interchangeably.Choose one system of referencing and stick to it. Note how the books you readreference their sources, but do come and see us if you need further help.For footnote citation of page numbers either put down numbers only (e.g. Smith1996, 10-20) or designate 'p.' (one page) or 'pp' (more than one page, e.g. pp. 1020). Remember to be consistent. Do not use the formulation p. 58ff.BibliographyA bibliography should include all of the publications that you have used and cited inyour work. You can also include all of the texts that you have consulted in thepreparation of your essay, but this requirement may vary from one module toanother. (You may want to distinguish in your bibliography between “Works Cited”and “Other Works Consulted”.) You should list all of these texts, by author’ssurname, in alphabetical order. There are several ways of presenting a bibliography,but you must be consistent. Some examples:Citing an individually authored article/chapter in a book: If you are citing an individually authored article/chapter from an editedvolume you should include the following information:o Surname of author, First Name. ‘Title of Essay’, Title of Book, inEditor’s Name, ed. (place of publication,

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 . The College Academic Year is divided into two semesters, Michaelmas Term or 1st Semester (September-December) and Hilary Term or Second Semester (January- .