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DCH 401: Arts, Humanities & Culture in the Digital Age

Course Title

Arts, Humanities & Culture in the Digital Age

Course Code

DCH 401

Course Type

Mandatory

Level

Master’s

Year / Semester

1st / 1st (Subject to change)

Instructor’s Name

Nikolas Bakirtzis (lead), Sorin Hermon, Kirsi Lorentz, Efthymia Nikita, Evi Margaritis, Efrosyni Egoumenidou 

ECTS

10

Lectures / week

1 (1h)

Laboratories / week

1 (2h)

Course Purpose and Objectives

Introduce fundamental challenges in Cultural Heritage research and addressing them from the broad, multi-disciplinary perspective of integrating humanities and social sciences with natural sciences and digital technologies. Students will be introduced to advanced methods in material culture analysis, art and architectural history research, biological remains analysis, social transformations and cultural developments with a particular but not exclusive focus in the broader Mediterranean region. Introduce fundamental challenges in Cultural Heritage research and addressing them from the broad, multi-disciplinary perspective of integrating humanities and social sciences with natural sciences and digital technologies. Students will be introduced to advanced methods in material culture analysis, art and architectural history research, biological remains analysis, social transformations and cultural developments with a particular but not exclusive focus in the broader Mediterranean region.

Learning Outcomes

Students will gain knowledge about major research challenges of Cultural Heritage research, with a particular focus in the broader Mediterranean and the benefits from approaching their study from the broad perspective of cross-disciplinary research and collaborative work environment.

Prerequisites

None

 Requirements  -

Course Content

Introduction– scope, methods and aims; The Eastern Mediterranean: History and Archaeology, Environment and Bio-ecology, People and Material Culture; Economy and Society; Art and Architecture; Cities and Built Heritage; Intangible Heritage.

Teaching Methodology

Frontal lectures, fieldtrips and applied research

Bibliography

  1. Anne Eriksen. From Antiquities to Heritage: Transformations of Cultural Memory
  2. Peregrine Horden and Nicholas Purcell. The Corrupting Sea: A Study of Mediterranean History
  3. David Abulafia. The Great Seas: A Human History of the Mediterranean
  4. Kevin Walsh. The Archaeology of Mediterranean Landscapes
  5. Henry M. Sayre. Humanities: Culture, Continuity and Change (2 vols)
  6. F. David Martin and Lee Jacobus. Humanities through the Arts

Assessment

75% exam; 25% coursework

Language

English