One of the oldest and most prestigious educational institutions, Harvard University, will be offering a special Game of Thrones-inspired history course this year titled “The Real Game of Thrones: From Modern Myths to Medieval Models”.
Looking for new and unique ways to gain the interest of learners, Harvard revealed to Time that they will introduce a level-100 course that will deal with the folklore and mythology of George R.R. Martin’s book series and HBO’s TV show, Game of Thrones.
“Game of Thrones does dramatise nicely some fundamental things going on in medieval courts. Tensions between a queen and the younger women who marry their sons are some ‘Real Housewives of 10th-century Germany’ kind of stuff, where you see these women going after each other,” says Professor Sean Gilsdorf, a medieval historian and Administrative Director and Lecturer on Medieval Studies.
The professors are hoping that the class will be a great recruiting tool, as medieval studies and humanities classes have fallen in popularity. With the Season 7 fast approaching, it’s sure to catch the attention of fans of the HBO show.