Online Summer Skills Seminar: Mediterranean Art: An Introduction

“Mediterranean Art History: An Introduction” 17—20 June  2024,
led by Dr. Karen Rose Mathews, University of Miami

This online Summer Skills Seminar provides participants with an overview of key concepts and methodologies in the study of Mediterranean art history. The course will address the themes of mobility, connectivity, and encounter in relation to the visual culture of peoples and territories across the sea. Participants will acquire an art historical tool kit to assist them in conducting their own research on the visual culture and artistic production of the medieval Mediterranean.

Proposed Program

Monday, 17 June 2024: Who?—People
10am—noon & 1—3pm
1.  Patrons, artists, merchants, and producers
2. Patronage, production, dissemination of artworks, and reception theory

Tuesday, 18 June 2024: What?—Things
10am—noon & 1—3pm
1.    Materials, aesthetics, and symbolism
2.   Theoretical approaches to objects and things

Wednesday, 19 June 2024: Where?—Places
10am—noon & 1—3pm
1.     Sense of place and space in the Mediterranean
2.     Mediterranean spaces: Case studies

Thursday, 20 June 2024: How?—Routes, Vectors, and Means of Communication
10am—noon & 1—3pm
1.     Mediterranean environment: Motivations and vectors of exchange
2.     Approaches to medieval Mediterranean visual culture

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