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080035 PS Case Study I: Roman Art and Architecture under the Popes of the High and Middle Ages (2021S)

Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 22 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Die Veranstaltung wird im gesamten Semester in digitaler Form stattfinden.
Sollten Sie also selbst zu einer Risikogruppe gehören, bietet diese Fallstudie Ihnen die Möglichkeit, das Semester digital zu bestreiten.

Thursday 04.03. 11:00 - 12:30 Digital
Thursday 11.03. 11:00 - 12:30 Digital
Thursday 18.03. 11:00 - 12:30 Digital
Thursday 25.03. 11:00 - 12:30 Digital
Thursday 15.04. 11:00 - 12:30 Digital
Thursday 22.04. 11:00 - 12:30 Digital
Thursday 29.04. 11:00 - 12:30 Digital
Thursday 06.05. 11:00 - 12:30 Digital
Thursday 20.05. 11:00 - 12:30 Digital
Thursday 27.05. 11:00 - 12:30 Digital
Thursday 10.06. 11:00 - 12:30 Digital
Thursday 17.06. 11:00 - 12:30 Digital
Thursday 24.06. 11:00 - 12:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

In this case study we will discuss the ways in which the popes of the high and late Middle Ages shaped the city of Rome. We will look at projects initiated by the papacy and talk about how they modernized and transformed already existing buildings - not only structurally, but also using mosaics, wall-painting, and sculpture.We will not only describe and interpret the buildings and works of art themselves, but we will also ask ourselves again and again what the popes intended with the respective project and what role the buildings and works of art had in their use by the papacy, i.e. how they were incorporated in processions and papal liturgy.

Assessment and permitted materials

!!!Attention!!! Compulsory participation of the accompanying tutorial (thursdays, 9-10:30 am)

- actively participating in discussions
- seminar paper (oral presentation)
- written term paper (15,000-20,000 characters)
- by registering for this course, you agree that a software called Turnitin can be used to check all written submissions you submit via moodle for Plagiarism.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance in seminars and tutorials, preparation of introductory texts, active participation in discussions and constructive feedback to the speakers.

Grading is based on the assessment of the performance in the case study and in the tutorial:
active participation (15%)
oral Presentation (30%)
written seminar paper (55%)

Examination topics

Basic methods for the scientific analysis of individual works of art and buildings will be developed. Students will focus on the description and analysis of works of art and buildings, the research and critical reading of scientific literature, and the written (seminar paper) and oral presentation of their findings.

Reading list

Maria Andaloro: Die Kirchen Roms, ein Rundgang in Bildern. Mittelalterliche Malereien in Rom 312 - 1431, Mainz 2008

Richard Krautheimer: Rom. Schicksal einer Stadt, 312 – 1308, München 1996

Joachim Poeschke: Mosaiken in Italien 300 – 1300, München 2009

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