Byzantine Archaeology

Course Information
TitleΒυζαντινή αρχαιολογία / Byzantine Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorGlykeria Chatzouli
Course ID60000265

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 24
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course214

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the courses the students are expected to have got an advanced knowledge of the art of the byzantine empire, the development of christianity and the cultural influences that affected it. They have learned how to explore the social and historical context of the material culture of Byzantium.They are able to understand and evaluate the developing forms of arts in all fields of artistic creation.
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to the Art of Early Christian, Byzantine, Middle Byzantine and Late Byzantine period. Architecture, monumental painting (frescoes, mosaics), sculpture, minor arts, illuminated manuscripts
Iconography, Byzantium, Frescoes, Mosaics, Icons, Manuscripts, Architecture.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Video, Projector, Internet.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment210.8
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities512.0
Written assigments301.2
Student Assessment
Essay - Written or oral exams.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1α. Μαρία Καζαμία-Τσέρνου, Ιστορώντας τη «δέηση» στους Βυζαντινούς ναούς της Ελλάδος, εκδόσεις Πουρναράς, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2003. 1β. Διδακτικές σημειώσεις. 1γ. Ch. Delvoye, Βυζαντινή Τέχνη, εκδόσεις Παπαδήμα, Αθήνα 2003.
Additional bibliography for study
1.Ιωάννα Στουφή-Πουλημένου, Χριστιανική και Βυζαντινή Αρχαιολογία και Τέχνη, εκδόσεις Παρρησία, Αθήνα, 2011. 2.J. Lowden, Πρώιμη Χριστιανική και Βυζαντινή Τέχνη, εκδόσεις Καστανιώτη, Αθήνα, 1999. 3.R. Cormack, Byzantine Art, εκδόσεις Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2000. 4.Γ. Γούναρης, Εισαγωγή στην Παλαιοχριστιανική Αρχαιολογία, Αρχιτεκτονική (Α΄ τόμος), εκδόσεις University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2000 - Ζωγραφική (Β΄τόμος),εκδόσεις University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2007. 5. R. Krautheimer, Παλαιοχριστιανική και Βυζαντινή Αρχιτεκτονική, εκδόσεις Μορφωτικό Ίδρυμα Εθνικής Τραπέζης, Αθήνα, 2006.
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