Forward: New Online Course on the Roman Empire
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The University of Michigan is launching a short online course
on "Daily Life in the Eastern Roman Empire (100 BCE-100 CE):
Trade, Travel and Transformation." The e-course is taught by
four renowned faculty members from the University of Michigan
and the Kelsey Museum: David Potter, Susan Alcock, Sharon
Herbert, and Terry Wilfong.
We thought your online audience might be interested in knowing
about this online course, which begins April 23. The course
description page, where you can also see a course preview, is
We would be delighted if you would consider posting this URL and
information about the course to your website.
In this non-credit course, the faculty consider a variety of
typical inhabitants of Rome and important locales in the Eastern
Mediterranean: Karanis, Ephesus, and the Nemea Valley. In addition,
they offer an historical overview of the transformations in the
empire during this turbulent era and a special section on the
practice of archaeology. Students have access to extensive images,
audio and video of the professors, regional maps, an interactive
timeline, and a comprehensive glossary from any point within the
The course is available through Fathom (www.fathom.com), the online
learning site featuring content from a prestigious consortium of
fourteen academic and cultural institutions including Columbia
University, the University of Chicago, and the British Museum, in
addition to the University of Michigan. The Fathom audience consists
of lifelong learners around the world.
If you are interested in pursuing this idea, or if you have further
questions, please let me know.
Jennifer L. Scott
Executive Producer, Fathom
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