BYZANTIUM: MATERIAL AND VISUAL CULTURE

Storia e Critica d'Arte BYZANTIUM: MATERIAL AND VISUAL CULTURE

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DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
EQF7
ART HISTORY AND CRITICISM
2022/2023

YEAR OF COURSE 2
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2016
SPRING SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
630LESSONS
ExamDate
APPELLO FEBBRAIO24/02/2023 - 10:00
APPELLO MAGGIO25/05/2023 - 10:00
APPELLO GIUGNO13/06/2023 - 09:00
APPELLO LUGLIO11/07/2023 - 09:00
APPELLO SETTEMBRE20/09/2023 - 09:00
APPELLO DICEMBRE13/12/2023 - 09:00
Objectives
THE AIM OF THE MODULE IS TO INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO BYZANTIUM’S CULTURAL HERITAGE IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. AMONG THE SUBJECT MATTER THAT WILL BE PRESENTED, THERE WILL BE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES, STILL-STANDING BUILDINGS AND THEIR DECORATION, AS WELL AS ARTEFACTS RELATED TO RELIGIOUS AND LAY PRACTICES AND DAILY LIFE. THE MODULE WILL COVER FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE CAPITAL CITY OF CONSTANTINOPLE IN AD 330 TO THE FALL OF THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE IN 1453. THE GEOGRAPHICAL AREA INVOLVED STRETCHES BETWEEN ITALY, THE BALKANS, ANATOLIA, THE ISLANDS OF THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN AND NORTH AFRICA.
Prerequisites
THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (B2) IS ESSENTIAL.
Contents
THIS MODULE WILL INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO A SELECTION OF IMPORTANT TOPICS IN THE VISUAL AND MATERIAL CULTURE OF BYZANTIUM AS WELL AS TO FOCAL METHODOLOGICAL QUESTIONS.
Teaching Methods
LECTURES AND DISCUSSIONS
Verification of learning
THE ACQUISITION OF COMPETENCES INHERENT TO THE THEMES DEALT WITH OVER THE MODULE WILL BE VERIFIED THROUGH AN ORAL EXAMINATION, EITHER IN ENGLISH OR IN ITALIAN ACCORDING TO EACH STUDENT'S CHOICE.
Texts
•R. CORMACK, BYZANTINE ART, OXFORD, OUP, 2018 (BIBLIOTECA CENTRALE DI ATENEO).
More Information
THE MODULE WILL BE DELIVERED DURING THE SECOND SEMESTER (LATE FEBRUARY–LATE MARCH)
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