STUDY & TRAVEL – EXPLORE ISLE OF MAN (May 2024)
The Isle of Man is a small island in the middle of the Irish Sea with a rich heritage from the Viking and Medieval eras. In the central Middle Ages it was home to a dynasty of powerful and influential sea kings of mixed Gaelic and Norse heritage. Highlights of this course (subject to change):
·Study travel in Isle of Man, late May 2024
·Intensive pre-travel study on campus in early May
·Visits to historic and heritage sites including the Manx Museum, Peel Castle, Castle Rushen, Rushen Abbey, Tynwald Hill, Maughold, and Viking Age sites and monuments ·Hands-on session with Viking and medieval artifacts at the Manx Museum
·Visit the modern Manx parliament (Tynwald)
·Plenty of opportunity to enjoy the Island’s scenic beauty including the Douglas Promenade, Electric and Steam Railways, Laxey Wheel, and Snaefell
·Instructor: Prof. Andrew McDonald (History/MARS), researches and publishes on Viking Age and Medieval Manx history and is a frequent visitor to the Isle of Man. He is the author of The Kingdom of the Isles (1997), Manx kingship in its Irish Sea Setting (2007); The Sea Kings (2019); and his Visitor’s Guide to the Medieval Kingdoms of Man and the Isles is forthcoming in 2023 from Manx National Heritage.
Come find out more at our information sessions: October 17 and October 26 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in RFP 214.
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