ARTH 695 (01) - Topics in Art History

Topics in Art History

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Art History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 54711
Topics and prerequisites to be announces before registration. May be repeatable twice with different topics. Prereq: one 400- or 500-level art history course; or instructor permission.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Equivalent(s): ARTS 695
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Jacqueline Lombard

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 MWF 1:10pm - 2:00pm PCAC A204
Additional Course Details: 

Visualizing Race, Power, and Colonialism in Premodern Europe

Racism and colonialism are often discussed as modern phenomena, but where do the origins of these issues lie? In this class we’ll study the premodern histories of these topics by examining medieval ideas about race and representation, empire building, pilgrimage and crusades, contested sites such as Sicily, Istanbul, and Jerusalem, and more. We will focus on studying sources that emerged out of cross-cultural encounters including but not limited to manuscripts, architectural sites, sculptures, and textual sources. Prereq: one 400- or 500-level art history course or permission of the instructor.

Nicholas of Verdun, “Solomon and the Queen of Sheba,” Detail of the Klosterneuburg altarpiece, c.1181. Photo Credit: Erich Lessing/ART RESOURCE, N.Y