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080034 UE Course: Introduction to Ceramic Arts from Medieval Spain to Central Asia (2020W)

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Language: English

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 06.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 13.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 20.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 27.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 03.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 10.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 17.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 24.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 01.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 15.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 12.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 19.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 26.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this course is to provide tools to study and identify ceramics of various techniques produced in different regions of the medieval Islamic world from Spain to Central Asia. The course focuses on ceramic production (e.g., earthenware, stonepaste, firing, glazes, and slips) and trade, as well as potters and patrons from the Abbasids to the Nasrids and the Timurids between the eighth and fifteenth centuries. It deals with pottery and architectural ceramics based on art historical and archaeological perspectives and the movement of goods, knowledge, and people. In this course, the materials studied are contextualized with topics, such as collections and museums, conservation and restoration, excavations, forgery, and historical texts.

Assessment and permitted materials

This course requires the active contribution of students, in which they present selected readings, objects, and/or techniques, ask critical questions, and lead discussions. It is a course with continuous assessment, which includes individual and group assignments.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Regular attendance, critical approach to sources, basic terminological knowledge, and participation in discussions.

Examination topics

Reading list

Ernst J. Grube, et al., Cobalt and Lustre: The First Centuries of Islamic Pottery (London: The Nour Foundation in association with Azimuth Editions and Oxford University Press, 1994).

Anne-Marie Keblow Bernsted, Early Islamic Pottery Materials and Techniques (London: Archetype Publications, 2003).

Regina Krahl, John Guy, J. Keith Wilson, and Julian Raby, eds., Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds (Singapore; Washington, D.C.: National Heritage Board, Singapore; Singapore Tourism Board; Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 2010).

Markus Milwright, An Introduction to Islamic Archaeology (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2010).

Oya Pancaroğlu, Perpetual Glory: Medieval Islamic Ceramics from the Harvey B. Plotnick Collection (New Haven; London: Yale University Press; The Art Institute of Chicago, 2007).

Venetia Porter, Islamic Tiles (London: The British Museum, 1995).

Oliver Watson, Ceramics from Islamic Lands (London: Thames & Hudson in association with the al-Sabah Collectiion Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait National Museum, 2004).

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