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NU MOOC: Hadrian’s Wall – Life on the Roman Frontier

Notes for Hadrian’s Wall – Life on the Roman Frontier, from Newcastle University by professor Ian Haynes on FutureLearn. Originally published in 2014.

Duration: 6 weeks

  1. WEEK 1: WELCOME TO THE WALL
    • Wall essentials
    • Life before the Wall
    • The Stanegate
    • Clues to the plan: what were the builders thinking?
  2. WEEK 2: THE ROMAN ARMY IN BRITAIN
    • Invasion force
    • Garrisoning the Wall
    • The late Roman Army
  3. WEEK 3: FRONTIER COMMUNITIES: LIFE IN THE NORTHERN FRONTIER
    • Frontier landscapes
    • Populations
    • Identity on Roman frontiers
  4. WEEK 4: RITUAL, RELIGION AND THE ROMAN WALL
    • Naming and seeing the gods
    • Syncretism
    • Digging ritual
    • Honouring the gods
    • Christianity along the Wall
  5. WEEK 5: CONFLICT, CONSOLIDATION AND RENAISSANCE: LIFE ON THE WALL IN THE 3RD AND 4TH CENTURY
    • The Severan period
    • The 3rd-century crisis?
    • The 4th century
    • A 4th-century banquet
  6. WEEK 6: THE ENDING OF THE WALL
    • The end of the Wall
    • The antiquaries
    • The modern landscape

 

References

Documentaries

Movies

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1020558/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1034389

 

 

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