Undergraduate Course: Rome: From Imperial Capital to Holy City, c. 300-1300 (HIAR10070)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The City of Rome encapsulates the history and development of the Latin West. This course aims to give students an understanding and awareness of a living city and its influence throughout the medieval West as it evolved during the thousand-year period which elapsed between the pagan Emperor Constantine?s conversion to Christianity and the removal of the papacy to Avignon.
Medieval Rome preserved but also transformed the legacy of the ancient world, turning antique buildings into churches and imposing on them new meanings and importance. The imperial heritage, ritual and public space, religious and secular architecture, mosaics, frescoes, icons and sculpture will be examined in their historical and intellectual contexts.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 History of Art courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
** as numbers are limited, visiting students should contact the Visiting Student Office directly for admission to this course **
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Revision Session Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||1 two hour examination paper (50%) and 1 extended essay (50%)
Visiting Student Variant Assessment
2 X 2000 word essays (100%)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Rome: From Imperial Capital to Holy City, c. 300-1300||2:00|
| - Knowledge of art and architecture produced in Rome over a thousand years, and understanding of their multiple meanings, function, use and reception.
- Familiarity with the interplay between archaeological, art-historical and written evidence
- Understanding of the transformation of a city over a long period
- Understanding of the role of modern copies in the study of medieval works of art (in particular on the basis of the first-hand analysis of copies of medieval Roman mosaics at the National Galleries of Scotland)
- Critical use of both textual and visual evidence
- Critical engagement with modern scholarship and with different methodological approaches
- Connoisseurship: visual and analytical skills to provide an approximate date for an early medieval work of art and to understand its original function and context (in case of a loose fragment), and to date and attribute a late medieval work to an artist/workshop.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Claudia Bolgia
|Course secretary||Mrs Sue Cavanagh
Tel: (0131 6)51 1460
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