Undergraduate Course: Rome: From Imperial Capital to Holy City, c. 300-1300 (HIAR10070)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|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||VVisiting students should have completed at least 3 History of Art courses at grade B or above, and we will only consider University/College level courses. **Please note that 3rd year History of Art courses are high-demand, meaning that they have a very high number of students wishing to enrol in a very limited number of spaces. These enrolments are managed strictly by the Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the department, and all enquiries to enrol in these courses must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 24,
Revision Session Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||1 x 24 hour online examination paper (50%) and 1 extended essay (2000 words) (50%)
||All students submit an outline of the essay in progress, in week seven of the semester. Students will be given a ten-minute oral individual feedback on this within a few days of the hand-in date.
Marked and monitored essays are also returned to students in ten-minute individual feedback sessions before the end of the teaching period.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||24 hour online examination||0:05|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Gain knowledge of art and architecture produced in Rome over a thousand years, and understanding of their multiple meanings, function, use and reception.
- Gain understanding of the interplay between archaeological, art-historical and written evidence, and will learn to make critical use of both textual and visual evidence.
- Gain 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).
- Learn to engage critically with modern scholarship and with different methodological approaches.
- Develop a connoisseurship, that is you will develop the visual and analytical skills required 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 Amelia Hope Jones
|Course secretary||Mrs Sue Cavanagh
Tel: (0131 6)51 1460