May 19, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalogue 
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ARTH 29902 - Global Renaissance

Course Credit: 1
GLOBAL RENAISSANCE  “Whose Renaissance?” This class is an introduction to visual and material cultures in the early era of global expansion and colonization (1450-1600). Through a series of transcultural case studies, we will interrogate conventional approaches to global networks of encounter, exchange, and conflict. Themes include: immigration, commerce, religion, and secience, and as well as definitions of center/periphery, native/foreign, and self/other. Our investigation demands consideration of a broader spectrum of objects; in addition to media like painting, sculpture, and architecture, our purview will include objects like ceramics, gemstones, textiles, and maps.