Topics in Medieval History (HIST*4700) | College of Arts

Topics in Medieval History (HIST*4700)

Code and section: HIST*4700*01

Term: Winter 2023

Instructor: Susannah Ferreira


Method of Delivery: 

In class (Face to Face). Two 80 min. seminars weekly.

Course Synopsis:

In this course, students will have the opportunity to explore one of the most treasured archival collections at the University of Guelph: the Scottish Land Charters. Dating from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries, these charters provide a window into the history of medieval and early modern Scotland. Students in this course will learn strategies to help them decode the medieval handwriting (paleography) and will conduct research into the land, families and institutions associated with each charter. Students in the class will visit Archival and Special Collections to read, handle and connect with the original documents. For more information on the Scottish Charters visit:

Method of Evaluation and Weights:

Leading Seminar Discussion - 15%    
Participation - 25 %
Research Presentation - 20 %
Research Essay - 40 %

Texts and/or Resources Required:

All readings for this class will be made available through Courselink. 

**Please note: This is a preliminary website description only. The department reserves the right to change without notice any information in this description. The final, binding course outline will be distributed in the first class of the semester.**