Courses

CourseInstructorCredits
A portrait of the West in 1300
The aim of the class is to provide a global approach of Western Europe at one precise moment of its history, covering a variety of aspects that are rarely combined. We shall discuss whether the years 1295-1310 ...
1
A Tale of Four Cities: Renaissance Humanists View. Constantinople, Salonika, Venice and Ragusa
The lectures will investigate the intrrelationships of those four cities, their role and power-position in shaping the Balkans during the 15th and 16th centuries.   June 1 and 2 The Ottoman Empire (history, ...
  • Marianna Birnbaum (UCLA)
1
Academic Field Trip Seminar
During this course students get familiar with the history and cultural heritage of the region to be visited (in 2013: Austria and South Tirol in Italy) and prepare short essays for the field trip booklet, on ...
2
Academic Field Trip Seminar 2014 Winter
During this course students get familiar with the history and cultural heritage of the region to be visited (in 2013: Austria and South Tirol in Italy) and prepare short essays for the field trip booklet, on ...
2
Academic Field Trip Seminar 2015 Winter
During this course students get familiar with the history and cultural heritage of the region to be visited (in 2015: Austria and Germany) and prepare short essays for the field trip booklet, on the basis of ...
2
Academic Field Trip – Consultation & Bibliography
During this course students get familiar with the history and cultural heritage of the region to be visited (in 2011: Serbia) and prepare short essays for the field trip booklet, on the basis of critical reading of existing scholarship. This ...
2
Academic Field Trip – Consultation & Bibliography
During this course students get familiar with the history and cultural heritage of the region to be visited (in 2012: Lower Austria, South-Eastern Germany and Western Bohemia) and prepare short essays for ...
2
Academic Field Trip – Consultation & Bibliography [MS 5010]
During this course students get familiar with the history and cultural heritage of the region to be visited (in 2010: Transylvania and Moldva) and prepare short essays for the field trip booklet, on the ...
2
Academic Latin: An Introduction to Research Methodology
This course is meant to equip all students enrolled at the Medieval Studies Department with a basic knowledge of Latin as a “technical language” still used today in academic environments. To this purpose, ...
2
Academic Latin: An Introduction to Research Methodology 2014
This course is meant to equip all students enrolled at the Medieval Studies Department with a basic knowledge of Latin as a “technical language” still used today in academic environments. To this purpose, the ...
2
Academic Writing
This course is designed to provide a “working” review of the standards and expectations of the Medieval Studies Department as regards the skills of academic writing, development of research topics, the documentation of sources, and oral ...
2
Academic Writing for 1YMA students 2014-2015
The aim of this course is to help you develop as a writer within the English speaking academic community by raising awareness of, practicing, and reflecting upon the conventions of written texts. In addition ...
2
Academic Writing for 2YMA
This course will introduce you to critical reading as a process of evaluating the context and purpose of written texts, and enable you to apply the insights gained from this process to the production of a written critique as an example of ...
0
Academic Writing for Medievalists
This course is designed to provide a “working” review of the standards and expectations of the Medieval Studies Department as regards the skills of academic writing, development of research topics, the documentation of sources, and oral ...
2
Academic Writing for Medievalists I
This course is designed to provide a “working” review of the standards and expectations of the Medieval Studies Department as regards the skills of academic writing, development of research topics, and the documentation of sources. During ...
2
Academic Writing for Medievalists I
This course is designed to provide a “working” review of the standards and expectations of the Medieval Studies Department as regards the skills of academic writing, development of research topics, and the ...
2
Advanced Greek Text Reading Seminar - Reading Plotinus' treatise On Nature, Contemplation and the One (III.8) [MEDS 5094]
This course aims at developing the skills of advanced and intermediate students of Greek for reading philosophical texts . The text to be read is perhaps the most poetic treatise of Plotinus (204/5-270), one ...
2
Advanced Greek Text Seminar: Philo’s De opificio mundi
The oeuvre of Philo of Alexandria is at the crossroads of Greek philosophy and Biblical tradition, Hellenism and Judaism, and had a lasting impact on Early Christian thought. Most of Philo’s numerous works are ...
2
Advanced Latin Text Seminar: Bonaventure
The medieval philosophical Latin reading class this year focuses on the close reading and commentary of two important works of Bonaventure OFM (Giovanni Fidanza of Bagnoregio, 1221 – 1274), probably the most ...
2
Advanced Ottoman Textual Skills
The course will enable students to handle Ottoman Turkish ornate prose as well as to introduce them to Ottoman manuscripts and archival material. Aside from linguistic skills, we will also concentrate on imagery, rhetoric, as well as on ...
  • Ferenc Csirkes
4
Advanced Research Methodology for PhD Students
This is a required course for probationary doctoral candidates intended to foster academic research methods and writing skills that will enable incoming PhD students to participate fully in scholarly life and ...
2
Advanced Research Methods
This is a required course for probationary PhD candidates intended to foster academic research methods and writing skills that will enable new PhD students to participate fully in scholarly life and ...
2
Advanced Syriac Text Seminar [MEDS 6922]
The course aims at introducing the students to Classical Syriac language and culture. It will provide reading skills that can be easily developed in the future and, also, give the necessary conceptual ...
2
An ‘Epic Age’? Byzantium and its Neighbours, c.1025–c.1204
Under the first Komnenoi emperors – Alexios I (1081–1118), John II (1118–1143), Manuel I (1143–1180) — Byzantium’s prestige saw its peak. These valiant and gallant emperors and their kin loved to be ...
4
Ancient Greek: Intermediate
Greek – classical, late antique, and medieval (Byzantine) – is one of the most important source languages of interdisciplinary Medieval Studies. Whether your interest is in reading classical Greek texts in order to study their reception in ...
4
Ancient Lives. Biography from Antiquity to the Middle Ages
PhD The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with key texts and consequential theoretical interpretations of Latin hagiography from late antiquity to the late Middle Ages. Offering a ...
2
Angevin Europe and the Late Crusades
This seminar explores the major sources and key issues of fourteenth-century dynastic policy with a special emphasis on Central Europe. As we follow up the destinies of the Capetian Angevins from Southern Italy to Hungary and Poland, we’ll ...
2
Angevin Europe and the Late Crusades
This seminar explores the sources and issues of the Angevin courts’ dynastic politics in the political, religious and cultural context of trecento Europe. Following the destinies of the Capetian Angevins from Southern Italy to Central ...
Angevin Europe and the Late Crusades
The seminar explores the rise of Anjou power in the Mediterranean and in Central-Europe in the context of crusader politics to liberate the Holy Land. The fourteenth century brought a sharp sense of innovation ...
2
Arabic Beginner II.
The course is intended to enlarge the students’ basic knowledge of the Arabic language by proceeding to the higher levels of grammar, more intense learning of vocabulary, practicing the translation and analysis of texts that might be useful ...
2