European Court Culture

Course: August 5 - August 24, 2019 in Munich, Germany and Vienna

Arrival: August 3, 2019

Departure: August 25, 2019

Aims and scope of the course:

  • Introduction to an international and interdisciplinary study of history, art history, and cultural history
  • Examination of court life and culture in Europe c.1400 – 1700 from diverse points of view
  • Visits to former seats of residence and government including settings of collecting and display
  • Study of the daily life of princes, servants and artists

Students are also encouraged to make as much of their time in Bavaria as possible by visiting museums, churches and palaces, who will give an overview of the principal methodologies of art history in the classroom and accompany participants on the guided tours to the museums and sites in Munich and Vienna. Visits and projects to be delivered as part of the final grade will also initiate students to research methods that will be very useful for their academic careers. 

The seminars will be taught in English by faculty members of the Institute of Art History of LMU.

We are especially pleased to welcome students from our Chinese partner universities who are part of the LMU - China Academic Network (LMU-ChAN).