Aegean Civilisations A

larko2340  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Aegean Civilisations A
5.00 credits
30.0 h
Q1

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2021-2022 !

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Main themes
The course treats a series of problems associated with the reconstruction of social and political connections on the basis of
archaeological data of Bronze Age or Minon Crete (ca. 2000-1450 BC) and the input of art for such a reconstruction.
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Advanced training for archaeologists and historians interested in the prehellenic and Greek Aegean. The course wants to develop
and critical mind and methods of analysis of material culture and shows how theoretical and anthropological methods can
successfully be used in archaeological interpretation. The course also provides the student the possibility to use sound criticism
and interpretative methods on the monuments and artefacts of Aegean archaeology.
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s)
can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled 'Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit'.
 
Content
The course concentrates on the topic of "The function of public buildings in Minoan Crete". We will primarily interrogate the archaeological data that inform on the existence of a vertical social & horizontal differentiation but also on interregional and regional relations. The theme also allows to treat Minoan religion and to touch the issue of the Santorini eruption, its chronology, effects as well as the strategies implemented to weaken its impact.
Teaching methods
Mostly ex-cathedra teaching in English with visual aid by PowerPoint.
The course is complemented by a very dense visual illustration and documentation via academia.edu is provided.
Occasional intervention by postdocs and invited lecturers (in English).)
Evaluation methods
No end of term exams but students are expected to prepare and present a critical analysis of a specific
topic in class.The evaluation is based on the scientific quality of the written text, the achievements shown (presentation,
methodological approach, reasoning, bibliography, etc.) as well as the didactical character of the presentation (expression, clarity,
documentation (PPT),
references, mastering of the topic, etc.).The presentation equals 60% of the points, the written work 30% and the involvement of the
student in the discussions 10 %; Format: 8 to 10 pages (not including references or illustrations).
Other information
 
 
Bibliography
(obligatoire) J. Driessen, I. Schoep, R. Laffineur (éds), Monuments of Minos. Rethinking the Minoan Palaces (Aegaeum 23), Liège & Austin, 2002.
Le volume est mis à la disposition gratuite des étudiants.
Compulsory reading: J. Driessen, I. Schoep, R. Laffineur (éds), Monuments of Minos. Rethinking the Minoan Palaces (Aegaeum 23), Liège & Austin, 2002.. The volume is given for free to the students.
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Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
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Credits
Prerequisites
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies

Master [60] in History

Master [60] in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics