Paradigms in Art- en Architectural History

The two courses in the OSK-programme, Paradigms in Art- and Architectural History and Structuring Art History: The Architecture of the PhD-thesis, focus on different problems concerning structure in written art- and architectural history.

The PhD seminar Paradigms in Art- and Architectural History is chaired by prof.dr. Kitty Zijlmans (professor of  Contemporary Art History and Theory, Leiden University) and dr. Freek Schmidt (assistant professor History and Theory of Architecture, VU University Amsterdam).

Particularly designed for PhD-students in Art and Architectural History, the course will examine and discuss the existence of selections and structures in art and architectural historical research. The main question under examination will be: how does one define his/her field of research? And which rationales constitute that demarcation? 
From this starting point, the two-day course will provide an in-depth discussion of art historical methodologies, approached from current status quaestionis. The course is suitable for the structuring of any art historical PhD-thesis. Participants are asked to prepare and contribute to a short bibliography, to participate in the discussions and to give a short presentation of their research on the second day, based on the main question of the course and the presentations by the professors on the first day.
 
All discussions and presentations will be in English.
 
The first day will consist of lectures by the professors and discussion of literature. On the second day, participants are required to give a 10 minute presentation of their own research, giving special attention to aspects of arrangement, demarcation and disciplinary limits. Of course the presentations will be discussed en groupe.

Course Data

Organising Institute
OSK - University of Amsterdam

Venue
University of Amsterdam, Bushuis, Kloveniersburgwal 48, Amsterdam.

Course code

Course type
Seminar

Most appropriate for
First year

Costs
Option 1: Registration at OSK costs 1000 euro one-off. All courses offered by OSK are included in the price. Option 2: you pay per course. 250 euro for each course.

Number of participants

Name of lecturer(s)/coach(es)
Prof.dr. Kitty Zijlmans (professor of  Contemporary Art History and Theory, Leiden University) and dr. Freek Schmidt (assistant professor History and Theory of Architecture, VU University Amsterdam)

Course load
Two full-day meetings. Preparation: Literature reading, for the 10 minute presentation of own research

Graduate School credits
2

Assessment
Active participation, presentation of own research

Period
Once yearly. November-December

Upcoming course dates and times
25 November, 10:00 until 16:00
9 December, 10:00 until 16:00

Enrolment
Before 1 November. Please visit the OSK website for registration.

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