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090088 VO Introduction to Late Antique and Early Christian Archaeology (2019W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 9 - Altertumswissenschaften
STEOP

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Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 03.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 17.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 31.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 07.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 14.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 21.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 28.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 05.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 12.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 09.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 16.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 23.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims:
Knowledge of the field, of the aims and research subjects of Late Antique and Early Christian Archaeology; interpretation of literaray, visual and material sources.
Contents:
The lectures intend to provide an itroduction to Late Antique and Early Christian Archaeology. They will address the definition, methodology, and main research subjects of the disciplin with attention to society and material culture in the historical context, after the end of official Roman persecution of the church and the early Christian communities. The discussione will consider the formation of Christian space in urban and rural contexts; the importance of religious space and burial areas (cemeteries and catacombs) in shaping of a new religious topography; the rise and development of the martyrial cult and its effects on pilgrimage, on material culture, on art and architecture. The geographical horizon will span the context of the Mediterranean with attention to specific regional case studies.

Assessment and permitted materials

08.05.2020: Update regarding the exam in June: The oral exam will take place on the 9th of June, starting at 10:00. It is not yet clear if we will be able to meet in person at the University or if we will have to do the exam online.
In any case, further information about the procedure will be provided at least 1 week before the date of the exam.

written exam at the end

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance of the lectures

Examination topics

Reading list, power point of the lectures

Reading list

1. B. Brenk, Spätantike und frühes Christentum, Frankfurt am Mail, Berlin, Wien 1977.
2. D. K. Pettegrew, W.R. Caraher, Th. W. Davis (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Archaeology, Oxford 2019.
3. F. W. Deichmann, Einführung in die christliche Archäologie, 1983.
4. F.W. Deichmann, Die Architektur des konstantinischen Zeitalters, in AntK 11 (1968), pp. 112-125.
5. F.W. Deichmann, Martyrerbasilika, Martyrion, Memoria, und Altargrab, in Römische Mitteilungen, 77 (1970), pp. 144-169.
6. V. Fiocchi Nicolai, F. Bisconti, D. Mazzoleni, Roms christliche Katakomben: Geschichte, Bilderwelt, Inschriften, Regensburg 2000.

Association in the course directory

Anrechenbar:
im BA 2019: StEOP;
im EC Grundlagen 2019;

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