HISTORY 328 - Humanities Topics in History
Section: 002 Jewish History Through Visual Culture
Term: WN 2014
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
50
Repeatability:
May be elected five times for credit.
Primary Instructor:

What can an artistic object tell us about the people who made, commissioned, viewed and used it? What can we learn about Jewish culture, religion, and history from studying the mosaics, illuminated manuscripts, ritual objects, paintings, animation, and film emerging in Jewish communities from antiquity to the present day? How have the varied religious, political, and social contexts of Jewish communities been mediated via the production of and interaction with artistic objects? In answering these questions our journey will take us from the days of the Hasmonean monarchy in 2nd century BCE Israel, to 2nd-6th century Palestine, Syria and Rome when Jews lived as a religio-ethnic minority under Roman rule, to the medieval Mediterranean, to the beginnings of Jewish nationalism and secularism in modern Europe, right until contemporary animation, performance art and hip-hop videos.

Course Requirements:

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Intended Audience:

The course is suitable for those interested in visual culture, art history, aesthetics, Jewish studies, history and philosophy.

Class Format:

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HISTORY 328 - Humanities Topics in History
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
23667
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
25496
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (SEM)
P
29559
Closed
Wolv. Access
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (LEC)
P
30560
Open
2
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
005 (LEC)
P
32151
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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