This is a skills-based module designed to develop the more practical aspects of research and application. It will provide expertise in understanding, locating, and identifying the key sources for researching historic buildings, e.g. documentary sources, grey literature, cartographic regression, visual material, secondary scholarship, conservation and heritage protection/legislation and reports, and further associative literature, in addition to developing an understanding of the methods, theories, and research principles used in archaeological and architectural investigation in order to allow various approaches, interpretations, and methodologies to be employed.
Module learning outcomes
By the conclusion of the module the student should be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of a range of debates, critical approaches, and methodologies for the close reading of historic buildings
Explain the influence of history and theory, as well as the representation of ideas on the spatial, social, and technological aspects of historic buildings
Identify and explain the relationships between people and the spaces they inhabit as well as the impact of the wider landscape/context on the design of buildings
Identify and independently locate a range of evidence types and their key arguments, and be able to evaluate them
Apply these arguments to the analysis of specific case studies and the conservation and recording of historic buildings
Formulate critical skills and practices in thinking and writing critically about building history.
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Special assessment rules
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The tutor will give regular individual feedback throughout the module on work submitted.
The assessment feedback is as per the university’s guidelines with regard to timings.