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Art and archaeology

Students of art and archaeology engage with the works of art and material culture of the Middle East from the 7th century up to the present day. The curriculum comprises courses on architecture, various art forms, as well as archaeological records.

Through close examination of case studies and equal consideration of objects of comparison, iconographic elements, and the often variable cultural and histocal background, the master's programme Cultural Studies of the Middle East, teaches the skills necessary for the description, analysis, and interpretation of works of art on an academic level.

Students examine authentic mediaeval archaeological finds and records, seek interpretations in the primary and secondary literature, discuss works of art in specialist seminars, and develop their own positions and perspectives – a firm foundation for independent research.

Instruction in art and archaeology is provided in English.