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Postgraduate Course: Global Rome (HIAR11112)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis team-taught course examines Rome as a global hub of cultural transmission and exchange, in the period c.400-1700. Seminars are taught by premodern specialists from across the History of Art department.
Course description Through a series of seminars, over eleven weeks, this course will examine the idea of Rome, and what it meant in the premodern period, through case studies of key buildings, cultural artefacts and practices which established Rome as a global hub of cultural transmission. Focusing on how transnational contacts and the exchange of ideas shaped the city, we will examine networks between Rome and the world beyond, as well as exploring transference within the city itself - between ancient, medieval and renaissance Rome. Covering a broad chronology, from Medieval pilgrimage to the exiled Stuart court, through in-depth case studies, such as Bernini's Elephant and Obelisk, Carolingian St Peter's and the Jesuit missions, the course considers Rome not only as a diverse, living and evolving city, but also as an idea which shaped cultural production far beyond its physical confines.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Rome across Time and Space. Visual Culture and Cultural exchanges, c. 300-1300 (HIAR11044)
Other requirements None
Additional Costs For students who choose to take up the optional field trip to Rome, travel to/from Rome, accommodation and subsistence costs are not included, and must be organised and paid for by each student.
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  15
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 1 x 4000 word essay 100% - submitted weeks 8-11
Feedback Students are given feedback on FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT as follows:
You will be asked to prepare a presentation to deliver to the class and to submit a short (c.300 word) summary of your presentation with references. You will receive verbal feedback at a one-to-one meeting afterwards.

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT: Written feedback on student essays will be provided, in addition to the opportunity for a one-to-one meeting towards the end of semester.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Assess key moments and monuments in Rome in the context of global cultural exchange.
  2. Evaluate art historical issues using research skills such as visual, material and textual analysis.
  3. Undertake independent research using a range of primary materials, art and artefacts.
  4. Assemble a range of primary and secondary information sources to support art historical communication.
Reading List
Claudia Bolgia, Rosamond McKitterick and John Osborne (eds), Rome across Time and Space. Cultural Transmission and the Exchange of Ideas, c.500-1400 (Cambridge, 2011)

Éamonn Ó Carragáin and Carol Neuman de Vegvar (eds), Roma Felix: Formation and Reflections of Medieval Rome (Routledge, 2008)

Edward Corp ed., The Stuart Court in Rome: The Legacy of Exile (Aldershot, 2003)

Carol M. Richardson, Reclaiming Rome: Cardinals in the Fifteenth Century (Brill, 2009)

Rosamond McKitterick, John Osborne, Joanna Storey and Carol M. Richardson, Old Saint Peter's, Rome (Cambridge, 2013)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Visual and critical analysis; Clear thinking and the development of an argument; Independent research; Presentation and communication skills; Organisation and planning.
KeywordsRome,British School at Rome,Medieval,Renaissance,Late-Antique,Early Modern,Global hub
Course organiserDr Darin Stine
Tel: (0131 6)50 8426
Course secretaryMiss Chloe Hancock
Tel: (0131 6)50 4124
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