Magic in the Middle Ages
ARDIT collaborated in the organization of the first edition of this MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) in 2015.
Godefroid de Callataÿ – Pau Castell Granados – Theo Loinaz – Sébastien Moureau – Delfi I. Nieto-Isabel – Blanca Villuendas
The course is offered on demand on Coursera, one of the best e-learning platforms.
Magical thought has always attracted human imagination. In this course we will introduce you to the Middle Ages through a wide conception of magic. Students will have an approach to medieval culture, beliefs and practices from the perspective of History and History of Science. Popular magic, as well as learned magic (alchemy, geomancy and necromancy) will be addressed. Moreover, we will also deal with how eastern practices and texts influenced western culture. In July 2016, the course will contain a brand-new module devoted to astrology. Magic in the Middle Ages offers a captivating overview of medieval society and promotes reflection about certain stereotypes associated with this period.