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090055 SE Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki: A Saint and his City across the Centuries (2021W)

(can be counted as thesis seminar)

8.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 9 - Altertumswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work
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Details

max. 15 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 13.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum AB3.24.2 Augasse 2-6, 3.OG Kern A, Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
Wednesday 27.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum AB3.24.2 Augasse 2-6, 3.OG Kern A, Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
Wednesday 03.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum AB3.24.2 Augasse 2-6, 3.OG Kern A, Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
Wednesday 10.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum AB3.24.2 Augasse 2-6, 3.OG Kern A, Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
Wednesday 17.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum AB3.24.2 Augasse 2-6, 3.OG Kern A, Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
Wednesday 24.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum AB3.24.2 Augasse 2-6, 3.OG Kern A, Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
Wednesday 01.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum AB3.24.2 Augasse 2-6, 3.OG Kern A, Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
Wednesday 15.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum AB3.24.2 Augasse 2-6, 3.OG Kern A, Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
Wednesday 12.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum AB3.24.2 Augasse 2-6, 3.OG Kern A, Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
Wednesday 19.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum AB3.24.2 Augasse 2-6, 3.OG Kern A, Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik
Wednesday 26.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum AB3.24.2 Augasse 2-6, 3.OG Kern A, Byzantinistik und Neogräzistik

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Saint Demetrius was the patron saint of Thessaloniki since the Byzantine period. This seminar investigates the connection between the cult of saints and urban history. We will read the relevant texts in the original (esp. the Miracles of Demetrius) and consider the sources of material culture and architecture (esp. the basilica of Demetrius).

Assessment and permitted materials

active participation at the sessions (10%); two short presentations in the course of the semester (10% each); reading list for the research paper (5%); outline of the research paper (5%); oral presentation of the topic of the research paper (25%); written paper based on your own research (35%).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

acceptable performance in the categories mentioned above.
Active participation in each session is required. If it is inevitable that you miss a session, you must notify the instructor ahead of time. If you miss more than two sessions, you will not be able to get a grade for the seminar.

Examination topics

Content of the sessions and your own research.
Research paper: due date 28.2.2022 (by e-mail). Max. 6000 words length (text and footnotes); plus bibliography, divided into primary sources and secondary literature. The research paper may be written in English.
Citation system: as Medieval Worlds (https://medieval.vlg.oeaw.ac.at/index.php/medievalworlds/about/submissions#authorGuidelines).

Reading list

Franz Alto Bauer, Eine Stadt und ihr Patron. Thessaloniki und der Heilige Demetrios (Regensburg, 2013); Paul Lemerle, Les plus ancient recueils des miracles de saint Demetrius et la penetration des Slaves dans les Balkans, 2 vols. (Paris, 1981).
Further readings will be communicated in the course of the semester. There will be a dedicated bookshelf in the library of the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies.

Association in the course directory

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