In-depth topics in the History of Art


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General characterization





Responsible teacher

Joana Esteves da Cunha Leal


Weekly - 2

Total - 280

Teaching language





APPADURAI, Arjun. The Future as Cultural Fact Essays on the Global Condition. London: New York, 2013. ____Dimensões Culturais da Globalização. Lisboa: Ed. Teorema, 2004; BELTING, Hans. L Anthropologie des Images. Paris: Gallimard, 2004. BELTING, Hans. La Vraie Image, Paris: Gallimard, 2007. BELTING, Hans. BUDDENSIEG, Andrea, WEIBEL, Peter (org.). The Global Contemporary and the Rise of the New Art Worlds. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2013. CLAIR, Jean. L-Hiver de la Culture. Paris: Flammarion, 2011. DE DUVE,Thierry, Au Nom de l´Art. Paris: Minuit, 1989. DIDI-HUBERMAN, Georges. Devant le Temps: Histoire de l´Art et Anachronism des Images. Paris: Minuit, 2000. FOSTER, Hal, et al (orgs.). Art Since 1900. Modernism, Antimodernism and Postmodernism. Londres: Thames & Hudson, 2005. RANCIÈRE, Jacques, O Espectador emancipado, Lisboa: Orfeu Negro, 2010 (2008)
ROBERTSON, Jean e MCDANIEL. Craig, Themes of Contemporary Art: Visual Art after 1980. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press,3ª Ed., 2012.

Teaching method

The sessions include an important theoretical component, either with the intervention of the teacher, invited teachers and lecturers from other universities. The presentations are followed by discussions on the issues addressed in the session or raised by research students. In addition to the general bibliography of the course, each participant provides the students with specific bibliography, focused on the theme of their presentation.

Evaluation method

Evaluation method - Evaluating methods: a monthly paper on one of the themes addressed in the sessions (5 pages)(50%), Final essay (15 pages)(50%)

Subject matter

In this seminar will be discussed and taking into account the great transversal themes to art history and art historiography. In the academic year 2015/2016 the great theme will be \"The Power of Images and the Images of Power\", around which we intend to organize different modules. This vast theme proves to be very useful for PhD students, since it cuts across the current issues of art history as well as other previous chronological periods.