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090102 SE Glass in Archaeological Contexts: Artefacts and Production (2019S)

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

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Details

max. 15 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Beginn des Seminars am 13.3.2019!

Wednesday 13.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 20.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 27.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 03.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 10.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 08.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 15.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 22.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 29.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 05.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 12.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 19.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Wednesday 26.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The study of glass is an important and increasingly necessary knowledge required during excavations. The discovery of glass objects in the archaeological stratigraphy and their understanding provide important information about the archaeological contexts, as well as new documentation about the use and trade of this material. Although glass vessels were mainly intended for food, liturgical or cosmetic purposes, some vitreous fragments with iconography were also re-contextualized as in the case of the Roman catacombs.
After a general introduction on glass vessels (shapes and typologies), contexts and production cycle (materials, techniques, types) the seminar focuses on the glass findings of archaeological sites and museum collections. Through the presentation and analysis of these vitreous objects, students will point out the spread, evolution and fuction of glass in the Roman period and Late Antiquity.
Students will also participate in practical exercises with Roman glasses in the Sammlung of the Institut für Klassische Archäologie and visit the collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. External lectures held by invited scholars will enrich the program.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students will be required to choose a theme from a list of subjects for an oral presentation (35 min.) and submit a written essay in English or German (15 pages).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Regular and active participation 30% - presentation 30% - written essay 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

- J. Henderson, Ancient Glass: an Interdisciplinary Exploration, Cambridge 2013.
- D. B. Harden, Glas der Caesaren: [Ausstellung] Römisch-Germanisches Museum der Stadt Köln, [16. April - 28. August 1988], Mailand 1988.
- R. Sunkowsky, Antike Gläser in Carnuntum und Wien, Wien, 1956.
- P. La Baume, Glas der antiken Welt I-Römisch-Germanisches Museum der Stadt Köln, Köln 1974.
- Neighbours and Successors of Rome: Traditions of Glass Production and use in Europe and the Middle East in the Later 1st Millennium AD, Daniel Keller; Jennifer Price; Caroline Jackson (eds.), 2014 Oxford.
- Late Antique - early Byzantine glass in the Eastern Mediterranean: [conference papers and abstracts presented at the International Colloquium “Late Antique Glass in Anatolia (4th to 8th cent. A.D)”, in October 25 - 28, 2009 in Izmir, Turkey], Ergün Lafli (ed.), Izmir 2009.
- L. Lavan, E. Zanini, A.C. Sarantis, Technology in transition: A.D. 300-650, Leiden; Boston, 2007.
- D. Whitehouse, W. Gudenrath, P. Roberts, Cage Cups: Late Roman Luxury Glasses, Corning, New York, 2015.
- A Catalogue of the Late Antique Gold Glass in the British Museum, Daniel Howells (ed.), London 2015.
- Y. Israeli, Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum: the Eliahu Dobkin Collection and other gifts, Jerusalem 2003.
- E. M. Stern, Römisches, byzantinisches und frühmittelalterliches Glas: 10 v. Chr. - 700 n. -Chr.; Sammlung Ernesto Wolf [3], Ostfildern-Ruit, 2001.

Further information on the relevant reading material will be provided on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Anrechenbar: im Fachbereich Römische und Frühchristliche Arch.
im BA: APM röm, APM früh, gr. Vertiefung, BM;
im MA: nicht anrechenbar!

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