Our final-arts programme is challenging and rewarding. It is designed to bring your knowledge and skills in the subject to a higher level, building on the foundations laid in the first and second years of study. The two core courses focus on broad questions within the discipline: HA3015 examines major matters relating to method, theory, and approach in Art History, while HA3029 investigates art and gender from the Renaissance to the present. The special-subject options — HA3005, HA3020, HA3023, HA3027 and HA3028, as well as HI3122 — offer the freedom to shape your final-year programme to suit your individual interests and to investigate particular issues in the context of a skill-based, small-group learning environment. Lastly, the supervised research project, HA3013, will provide the opportunity to undertake a significant piece of writing under the supervision of an art historian from the teaching team.
HI3122 Ritual and Space in the Late Middle Ages
Semester 1: Wednesday, 10:00-12:00
Location: Boole 5
The module looks at western late medieval material culture as a source in the study of history. By analysing artefacts (paintings, sculptures, books) and architecture, the module examines objects in the context of devotional practices of the period. Topics covered include public and private devotion, liminal and transitional spaces, death and commemoration, gender and sanctity, mendicant ideologies, symbolism and iconography.