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Schools of Art History

The aim of the course is to explore what defines and characterizes a school of Art History. The language of instruction is English.

Within the broader field of Art History, several different schools are active. Among the most famous ones are the Vienna School and the Warburg Institute. Other are less known or formalized, such as the school of French Semiotics or the tradition of writing catalogue raisonné. The aim of the course is to explore what defines and characterizes a school of Art History: How is it established and developed? Is there a certain ideology or politics to it? What kind of study objects are preferred? Does it exercise a particular style of writing? Students will be able to focus on a certain school that interests them and through presentations and seminars there will be made room for comparisons, discussions and general conclusions.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    Instruction is given in the form of seminars and lectures. Attendance is mandatory. 

    Assessment

    The course is examined on the basis of oral presentations, written assignments, and reviews of other students’ project work.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Contact

    Study councellor

    richard.carlsen@su.se