Seminar on Naples Jointly Sponsored by the Bibliotheca Hertziana, German Archaeological Institute and German Historical Institute in Rome (April 1-7, 2019)

(Source: Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte):  Joint Study Course of the Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History, the German Archaeological Institute and the German Historical Institute in Rome (April 1-7, 2019).
The application deadline is 16 September 2018.
The intensive course, led by scientists from the participating institutes, is aimed at advanced students of Classical and Christian archeology, historical building research and art history, and history from the Middle Ages to the present.
Naples is considered an emblematic city of the European South and is often understood as a Mediterranean counterpart to Western modernity with its normative concepts of order, rationality and progress. The strong individual character of the city below Vesuvius is especially influenced by the superimposition, the mesh and juxtaposition, of historical epochs and layers of Greek and Roman antiquity through the Middle Ages and Baroque Eras to Fascism and the present time. These shifts and shifts and the associated images and narratives of the city should be examined in the study course with different subject-specific approaches on the ground.

The course participants will receive intensive training and engage in active participation (including leading a presentation on original research conducted during the course).

The number of participants is limited to fifteen: five scholars of archeology and architecture); five for art historians and five for historians. The costs for the trip is 150 Euro: lodging and admissions are covered by the organizing institutes. Participants are responsible for travel costs to and from the course site.

Prerequisite for the course: M.A. degree in a relevant discipline.

Applications should send in one PDF file the following: a cover letter (max one page), a curriculum vitae, a copy of degrees earned and abstract of an ongoing research project to: Rossi (at) Deadline for all applications is September 16, 2018.