As part of ECLA’s trip to the Harz Mountains students and faculty visited two medieval cathedrals, one at the beginning and one at the end of the trip. They were both built in the same period, and both were in the gothic architectural style. Yet each had particular details which made it unique and which
After three weeks of intensive academic activities, most of the ECLA community embarked on a three-day excursion to the Harz region that began early on Friday, October 23. First stop was Magdeburg, a small city by the Elbe River with quite a number of interesting examples of medieval architecture, as well as more modern buildings.
In the dawn light of Sunday, March 15, the 35 AY students embarked on a mission to trace the beginning of the Renaissance by exploring its heart — Florence. By the time the plane landed in Rome, everyone was full of excitement about what was yet to come. On our way from Rome to Florence,
ECLA’s day-trip to Milan, part of the weeklong study trip to Italy, was an exciting adventure in the heart of the second largest city and largest metropolitan area in Italy, also known as the world capital of design and fashion. With the virtuoso guidance of ECLA Laura Scuriatti – a native Milanese – the city’s
Trying to plunge as deep as possible into the spirit of Renaissance Florence, and to create a full image of the time in which some of the biggest names in art, like Leonardo or Michelangelo, worked, the AY students came across a text which, although hard to read, presents a very important study of the
Owing to the immense number of opportunities that Berlin offers, the students of the AY core course managed to get a first-hand experience of some well-known art works that have been the subject of study for the past few weeks. Another of the AY core seminars, led by Professor Aya Soika on February 14, was
Week one of the AY winter core course (Art and Politics in Renaissance Florence) was dedicated to giving students an introduction to art history as well as helping them to understand and begin to practice visual analysis of a work of art. The theoretical knowledge that was gained during the week was put into practice
On Wednesday, December 10, the AY students had the opportunity to attend a lecture on Hegel’s Theory of Tragedy given by Stephen Houlgate of the University of Warwick. The lecture not only addressed issues discussed during the AY core course, but it also incorporated topics that were of interest to students taking the electives on