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090036 VO Urban centers in Late Antiquity (2020W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 9 - Altertumswissenschaften

Registration/Deregistration

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

Details

Language: German, English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COURSE WILL BE HELD ONLY ON-LINE

Thursday 08.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 15.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 22.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 29.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 05.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 12.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 19.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 26.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 03.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 10.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 17.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 07.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 14.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 21.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims:
The course intends to focus on the most relevant themes in the current debate on Late Antique urbanism in the Mediterranean basin.
Content:
The course will consider urban centers as functional units of human space, being at the core of a sophisticated network of political, economic and social power. Based on recent archaeological field work and historical studies the course will examine the transformation of the topography of prominent cities in the later phases of classicism, with attention to notions as ‘decline’ and ‘transformation’. The approach will encompass different perspectives, and will discuss the physical fabric of the city and the fate of public spaces, colonnade streets, spectacle buildings, baths and defensive structures in the Late Antiquity.
Method:
Interpretation of archaeological sources and monuments within their historical and topographic context; analysis of visual and material culture elements.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam at the end.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

In order to achieve a positive grade, at least 50% of the possible number of points in the final exam is required.

Examination topics

Lecture material, power point, reading list and material uploaded on Moodle platform.

Reading list

G. Brands and H., G. Severin (eds.), Die Spätantike Stadt und ihre Christianisierung, Wiesbaden, 2003.
F.A. Bauer, ‘Stadtbild und Heiligenlegenden. Die Christianisierung Ostias in der Spätantiken Gedankenwelt’, in G. Brands and H., G. Severin (eds.), Die Spätantike Stadt und ihre Christianisierung, Wiesbaden, 2003, pp. 43–61.
F.A. Bauer, ‘Die Stadt als religiöser Raum in der Spätantike’, Archiv für Religionsgeschichte, 10 (2008), pp. 179–206.
I. Jacobs, Aesthetic Maintenance of Civic Space. The ‘Classical’ City from the 4th to the 7th c. AD, Leuven, 2012.
L. Lavan, ‘What killed the ancient city? Chronology, causation, and traces of continuity’, Journal of Roman Archaeology, 22 (2009), pp. 803–12.
A. Leone, Changing Townscapes in North Africa from Late Antiquity to the Arab Conquest, Bari, 2007.
J.H.W.G. Liebeschuetz, Transformation and decline: are the two really incompatible’, in J.U. Krause and C. Witschel (eds.), Die Stadt in der Spätantike – Niedergang oder Wandel?, Stuttgart 2006, pp. 463–83.
E. Rizos (ed.), New Cities in Late Antiquity, Turnhout 2017.
C.Wickham, Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean 400–800, Oxford, 2005.
M.Whitby, ‘Factions, bishops, violence and urban decline’, in in J.U. Krause and C. Witschel (eds.), Die Stadt in der Spätantike – Niedergang oder Wandel?, Stuttgart 2006, pp. 441–61

Association in the course directory

Anrechenbar: im Fachbereich Spätantike/Frühchristl. Archäologie und Materielle Kultur;
im BA 2019: M6, M11, M13;
im BA 2011 - auslaufend: WM früh, APM früh, gr. u. kl. Vert.;
im MA 2019: PM3, PM4, PM5;
im MA 2008 - auslaufend: SM A, SM B;
im EC Methoden 2019: Materielle Kultur;

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