Year course
Early Medieval: 300-1250

Friday 22 September 2017 - Friday 13 July 2018

  • Friday, 22 September 2017 - Friday 13 July 2018 (over 3 terms)

  • 11.10 – 15.30

  • Seminar Room 1

  • Course price £640.00 - £2,150.00

  • +44 (0)20 7942 2000

    9.00 – 17.30, Monday-Sunday (closed 24-26 December)

Spanning the period from the 4th to the mid 13th century, over three terms, this Year Course covers the rise of Christianity in the East and West, and demonstrates how patrons and artists of the early Middle Ages transformed Classical principles to meet the aspirations of the new world order. Buildings and artefacts, including many from the V&A's world-class collection, will be set within their historical context, and interpreted in terms of their patronage, materials and techniques, function and original setting.

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Dr Sally Dormer

Course Director Dr Sally Dormer

Dr Sally Dormer is a specialist medieval art historian and lecturer who gained an MA in Medieval Art History and a PhD on medieval manuscript illumination at the Courtauld Institute, University of London.

This course was life enhancing as far as I'm concerned, and I still regard it as one of the best experiences of my life 2016/17 Early Medieval Year Course Student
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• Term tickets available • Refreshments served • Students are eligible to apply for NUS apprenticeship cards • Over 60s discount available, plus concessions for ES40 holders and registered disabled people • Certificate option available

Course Overview

Autumn Term

12 weeks, 22 September – 8 December 2017

300 - 800

The Roman Emperor Constantine granted Christianity legal status in 313. As the Western Roman Empire collapsed, Christianity flourished. A specifically Christian visual iconography evolved, heavily reliant on the weakening tradition of pagan Antiquity. In the East, Antique traditions persisted in the Byzantine Empire.

Spring Term (tickets on sale now)

11 weeks, 12 January – 23 March 2018

800–1050

In 800, Charlemagne, the Frankish King, became Emperor of the Romans. The Carolingian emperors, and their Ottonian successors, sought to revive the world of Christian Antiquity. In Anglo-Saxon England the arts flourished with monasteries playing a central role.

Summer Term (tickets on sale 26/01/2018)

13 weeks, 20 April – 13 July 2018

1050 – 1250

The powerful Western church built “Romanesque” churches influenced by Roman precedents. Circa 1140 the “New” Style, characterised by height and light emerged (known as “Gothic” from the seventeenth century), heralding an increasingly urban society, dominated by lay piety and patronage.

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Year course: Early Medieval: 300-1250

22 September 2017 - 13 July 2018

£640.00 - £2,150.00

Call to book +44 (0)20 7942 2000

Summer Term (tickets on sale 26/01/2018): 1050 – 1250

20 April – 13 July 2018

£910.00

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Summer Term (tickets on sale 26/01/2018) single days

20 April – 13 July 2018

£80.00

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Open 9.30 - 17.30, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)