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090097 UE Late Antique Objects in the KHM Vienna (2019W)

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



max. 20 participants
Language: English



DO wtl 16:15-17:45, Abguss-Sammlung d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse/Philippovichgasse bzw. im KHM Wien;
1. Termin: wird noch bekannt gegeben


Aims, contents and method of the course

Aim: study of the late antique museum objects of the Kunsthistorisches museum of Vienna, learn how to describe, compare, write and present.
In this seminar, attention will be addressed to the function, perception, display of various Late Antique objects in the KHM of Vienna. The students are required to choose an object after a first visit to the museum, describe it and find information on its date, importance, use, provenance, acquisition in the collection of KHM (when and if possible). Students are required to present their research in class and in written form (Max 5 pages).
The organisation of the individual work and the assignments will be discussed during the first classes.
Observation, description, analysis

Assessment and permitted materials

Presentation in class and written paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Regular and active participation 30% - presentation 30% - written paper at the end 40%
Participation is required and only missing two/three lectures is allowed.

Examination topics

Active participation and discussion - presentation - written paper.

Reading list

Bibliography will be discussed individually with each student.
For general reading and orientation see:
K. Weitzmann Ed., The Age of Spirituality. Late Antique and Early Christian Art. Third to Seventh Century, Met Museum 1977.

Association in the course directory

Anrechenbar: im Bereich Materielle Kultur
im BA 2019: M11, M13;
im BA alt: PM Grabung (als KU), kl. Vert.;
im MA 2019: PM3;
im MA alt: APM LG/APM EX (als KU);
im EC Methoden (Materielle Kultur);

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