Topics of Special Interest in Byzantine Archaeology Ι

Course Information
TitleΕιδικά θέματα Βυζαντινής Αρχαιολογίας Ι / Topics of Special Interest in Byzantine Archaeology Ι
CodeΑΒΥ 701
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600015943

Programme of Study: PMS stīn Archaiología, Téchnī kai Politismó

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Vyzantinī ArchaiologíaCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-15

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • French (Examination)
General Prerequisites
Students should be familiarized to the byzantine wall painting and icon painting and to basic elements of byzantine monumental topography. Moreover they should know about writing essays from their undergraduate courses. They should understand at least two foreign languages in order to proceed with the acquired bibliography.
Learning Outcomes
Students are orally examined during courses with questions, brief exercises, article discussions and essay presentations. Presentations are also organised in monuments and in museums. The aforementioned help the students to familiarize with the subject of their study and with the scientific thought and writing. Τhe writing of an essay help them to comprehend their researching abilities.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The courses concern the teaching of special topics of the monumental painting and of icon painting from thw second half of the 14th until the end of the 15th c. Regions as Constantinople, Thessaloniki, westwern Macedonia, Mystras and the serbian area of Morava are examined comparatively and evolutionary. The development of the painting is combined to the political and theological parameters of the period. In every thematic course a different region is examined and relevant articles are analysed. In the end of each thematic period there are written exercises. Two courses take part in the museum and in a byzantine church. The three ultimate courses are dedicated to the presentations of the semester essays of the students.
monumental wall painting, portable icons, 14th-15th centuries, palaeologan period, ottoman conquest, postbyzantine art
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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
The courses are articulated by seminars, ppt presentations, video presentations. Articles and bibliography are sent by e-mail. A diagram of the courses is presented in the e-learning
Course Organization
Reading Assigment501.7
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities200.7
Written assigments32010.7
Student Assessment
Writing and presentation of the semestrial dissertation Exercises Oral examination
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Μ. ΑΣΠΡΑ-ΒΑΡΔΑΒΑΚΗ – Μ. ΕΜΜΑΝΟΥΗΛ, Η Μονή της Παντάνασσας στον Μυστρά. Οι τοιχογραφίες του 15ου αιώνα, Αθήνα 2005. • Μ. ΓΑΡΙΔΗΣ, Η μεταβυζαντινή ζωγραφική. Οι τοιχογραφίες. 15ος-17ος αιώνας, Αρχαιολογία και Τέχνες τ. 56, Σεπτέμβριος 1995 • Ε. ΚΟΥΡΚΟΥΤΙΔΟΥ-ΝΙΚΟΛΑΪΔΟΥ, Ναός του Σωτήρος Χριστού Θεσσαλονίκη, Αθήνα 2008 • Το πορτρέτο του καλλιτέχνη ατο Βυζάντιο (επ. Μ. ΒΑΣΙΛΑΚΗ), Πανεπιστημιακές εκδόσεις Κρήτης, Ηράκλειο 2000. • Ε. Ν. ΤΣΙΓΑΡΙΔΑΣ, Φορητές εικόνες του 15ου αιώνα του Βυζαντινού Μουσείου της Καστοριάς, Διεθνές Συμπόσιο: Βυζαντινή Μακεδονία 324 – 1430 (Θεσσαλονίκη 29-31 Οκτωβρίου 1992), Θεσσαλονίκη 1995, 345-367 • Ε. Ν. ΤΣΙΓΑΡΙΔΑΣ, Τοιχογραφίες της περιόδου των Παλαιολόγων σε ναούς της Μακεδονίας, Θεσσαλονίκη 1999 • Μ. ΧΑΤΖΗΔΑΚΗΣ, Έλληνες ζωγράφοι μετά την Άλωση (1450-1830), Αθήνα 1987 • R. CORMACK, Η ζωγραφική των εικόνων στην Κωνσταντινούπολη γύρω στο 1400, Α. Ιστορική πραγματικότητα, καλλιτεχνικές συνθήκες • M. GARIDIS, La peinture murale dans le monde orthodoxe après la chute de Byzance et dans les pays sous domination étrangère, Αθήνα 1989 (και σε ελληνική μετάφραση). • E. GEORGITSOYANNI, Les peintures murales du Vieux Catholicon du Monastère de la Transfiguration aux Météores (1483), Αθήνα 1993 • HOLY IMAGE HOLY SPACE. Icons and frescoes from Greece, Αθήνα 1988 • N. JORGA, Byzance après Byzance. Continuation de l’Histoire de la vie byzantine”, Bucarest 1935. • N. JORGA, Byzance après Byzance. Considérations générales pour le Congrès d’études Byzantines de Sofia, Bucarest 1934. • D. MOURIKI, The Wall Paintings of the Pantanassa at Mistra: Models of a Painter’s Workshop in the Fifteenth Century, The Twilight of Byzantium, Princeton University 1991 • THE TWILIGHT OF BYZANTIUM. Political, Spiritual, and Cultural Life in Byzantium during the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries (ed. S. Curcic – D. Mouriki), Princeton University Press 1991
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