European Court Culture

Course: August 5 - August 23, 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
  • Exploration 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 encouraged to make as much as possible of their time in Bavaria by visiting additional museums, churches and palaces to complement the principal methodologies of art history in the classroom. Guided tours to the museums and sites in Munich, Innsbruck and Vienna accompany the lectures in class. Student projects to be delivered as part of the final grade will initiate students to useful research methods.

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

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