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Interpreting Historic Buildings


Module leader: Matt Jenkins


  • To train students in the specialised skills required in the interpretation of the historical function and meaning of a range historic building types
  • To provide students with a critical understanding of the ways in which historic building types can be interpreted

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this element of the course, the successful student should:

  • Analyse and phase the historical development of a range of historic building types
  • Engage critically with current academic debates about the form, function and meaning of a range of historic building types
  • Synthesise knowledge of the archaeology of buildings with other areas of archaeological and historical knowledge
  • Demonstrate the development of transferable skills in small group work and oral presentations


Guildhall: Boston Hall