Study Programmes 2016-2017
WARNING : 2015-2016 version of the course specifications
Seminar on Greek archaeology
Duration :
30h SEM, 5d FT Tr. Pr.
Number of credits :
Master in history (120 ECTS)5
Master in history of art and archaeology : archeometrics (120 ECTS)5
Master in history of art and archaeology : general (120 ECTS)5
Master in history of art and archaeology : musicology (120 ECTS)5
Master in history of art and archaeology : general (60 ECTS)5
Master in history of art and archaeology : musicology (60 ECTS)5
Lecturer :
Thomas Morard
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the second semester
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents :
This specialised course adopts a critical approach to developing precise and original subjects, which are not covered in the general bibliography, and which are renewed each year, encouraging the acquisition of recent research.
The Peloponnese. In the footsteps of Pausanias
During the 2011-2012 academic year, we will conduct an archaeological exploration of the Peloponnese, using the Preiegesis or the Description of Greece, a publication drafted by Pausanias between 150 and 175 A.D. under the reigns of Antoninus and Marcus Aurelius. This will involve introducing students to sites which are sometimes poorly known, by integrating the latest results acquired on the ground and by attempting to follow the traveller's descriptions. This comparison of material and literary sources will allow us to test archaeological identifications and to reconstitute the interpretative approach used by researchers, who were sometimes too heavily influenced by a text, the real ambitions of which have been poorly identified.
Learning outcomes of the learning unit :
This course aims to allow students to master the basic concepts acquired in the Baccalaureat by integrating more specialised issues, leading them to use their analytical and critical skills and to consequently prepare themselves for research. In particular, care will be taken to encourage the indispensable complementarity of the sciences from Antiquity, in relation to sites and artistic creations in the Greek world in their historical context through, in particular, literary and epigraphical texts.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
Good knowledge of the basic concepts covered during the Baccalaureat.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
The seminars take the form of lectures, involving reading and Powerpoint slides, which will be interactive and can develop into platforms for discussion between the lecturer and the students. Other scientists who may contribute insight into the subjects may be invited to participate. A trip to the sites being studied may be planned, depending on the number of students registered.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
Lectures with Powerpoint slides which will be gradually uploaded to the WebCT platform.
Recommended or required readings :
A bibliography will be presented during the seminars. On the Description de la Grèce by Pausanias, see the translated and commented edition in the Collection des Universités de France (Paris: Les Belles Lettres), all volumes of which have not yet been published.
Assessment methods and criteria :
Oral Exam (first and second sessions)
Work placement(s) :
No placements are planned during this course.
Organizational remarks :
The course will take place every week from Wednesday 4 February 2015, in line with the schedule which has been established (Mondays 10am to 1pm / Petit Physique). A ten-minute break is scheduled in the middle of the session (
Contacts :
Richard VEYMIERS, Docent - Teaching and Research Assistant, ULg.
 ULg - Department of Historical Studies - History of Art and Archaeology of Graeco-Roman Antiquity. Building A4, Quai Roosevelt 1b,
B-4000 Liège Tel. : (+32)43665618 Email :
Josiane DERULLIEUR - Tél. 04.366.53.83
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