HART 537 - MEDIEVAL PILGRIMAGE
Long Title: VISUAL CULTURE OF MEDIEVAL PILGRIMAGE
Department: Art History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3 TO 4
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Description: This seminar explores the rich visual culture associated with medieval pilgrimage between the 4th and 15th centuries. The experience of pilgrimage was shaped by symbols, images, and places encountered along the routes to sites of sacred significance, especially the Jerusalem, Rome, Santiago, and Canterbury. We will examine the theological, practical, visual, and experiential aspects of pilgrimage in Western Europe and the Holy Land as understood through material culture.
For each lecture, Graduate Students will be assigned additional readings. They will write an annotated bibliography of all these readings to be turned in at the end of the semester. We will meet for an additional hour every two or three weeks to discuss interpretive and methodological problems and ideas associated with the readings. Graduate Students will be expected to complete all the requirements of the class in addition to writing a substantial research paper due at the end of the semester. Instructor Permission Required.Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: HART 437. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for HART 537 if student has credit for HART 437.