Tuesday 10 June 2014

Trinity's first free online course explores 1912-1923

Trinity College Dublin has launched its first free online course, and I suspect a lot of family historians will be interested in it.

Called  Irish Lives in War and Revolution: Exploring Ireland’s History 1912-1923, the six-week MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) has been created in partnership with FutureLearn.

The course invites learners to explore the lives of men, women and children living through war and revolution and examines the political and social changes that made modern Ireland. By engaging with original sources, textual, visual and aural, and encountering contradictory viewpoints, participants will also learn about the contested nature of all history, and the challenges facing historians.

Professor Ciaran Brady, Dr Anne Dolan and Dr Ciarán Wallace from Trinity’s School of Histories and Humanities will lead the course, which will start on 1 September and is accessible via FutureLearn to anyone with internet access across multiple devices – computers, mobile phones or tablets.

This collaboration will provide access to Trinity's quality education to students worldwide.

You can register on the course here.

There's more about the course in the short video (just over 3 mins) below.