Necropolis: London and its Dead
calendar_month 29 Iul 2015, 00:00
This module runs in session two: July 4 - July 25. London is a mass burial ground of almost unrivalled proportions. Layer upon layer of London soil contains remains of previous eras - pagan, Roman, medieval, Victorian. Indeed, the city is really one giant graveyard. %E2%80%98Necropolis%E2%80%99 draws on archaeology, architecture, anecdotal history and cultural commentary to examine attitudes towards death in London from the Black Death and the Great Plague of 1666 to the Victorian obsession with death and mourning. For the Victorians in particular, death was a rite of passage from the domestic deathbed, to the expensive funeral and elaborate memorials. Highlights will include field trips to two of London%E2%80%99s great Victorian cemeteries, Kensal Green and Abney Park.

Target group
Students with an IELTS score of 6.0 or higherMinimum age: 18

Course aim
The class aims to examine death and bereavement in the cultural context of London's history, drawing on historical, literary, psychological and anthropological sources. It aims to invite students to consider historical and contemporary attitudes towards mortality, and allows them to consider and evaluate the reflection of those attitudes in some of the iconography of death and memorial in London's Victorian graveyards.

Credits info
7.5 ECTS Each Summer School module is worth 15 UK credits. Official Transcripts are provided at the end of the course.

Fee info
GBP 1439: Tuition fee per session., EUR 0: At the time of application, students have the opportunity to select from accommodation at two of the University of Westminster's centrally located Halls of Residence, as well as joining a comprehensive Social Programme including evening events in London, and weekend trips throughout the UK.Prices vary and are available in full detail on our website.

University of Westminster
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City: London
Country: United Kingdom
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