Urban Space in Medieval Rome (300-1600)

Rema / PhD Masterclass,
Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome / Netherlands Research School for Medieval Studies
Rome, 16-23 June 2014

This course offers students the opportunity to engage with concepts of urban space in the Middle Ages through an intensive and interdisciplinary interaction with experts and peers on location. Rome, the Eternal City, is mostly known for its heyday in antiquity and revival during the renaissance and baroque periods, but the extensive medieval past of the city has generally received less attention. Through a number of excursions the participants will become acquainted with the fabric of medieval Rome. By visiting the particular ‘spaces’ under discussion in situ, they will not only learn to conceptualize but also experience the significance of medieval urban spaces. Several international experts will be invited to expand on the theme of urban space in medieval Rome, based on their on-going research in this field. Students will thus become acquainted with the research culture of the various foreign institutes in Rome.

Application deadline 1 March 2014