The University of Salzburg is engaged in research and teaching on the Middle Ages and the early modern period in numerous fields, coordinated through the Interdisciplinary Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IZMF). The course “Interdisciplinary Studies on the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period”, which can be taken as add-on or in-depth course, offers students a structured programme including a wide range of disciplines such as history, art history, history of Jewish culture, medieval archaeology, philologies (English/American, German, Romance and Slavic studies, Latin), philosophy, theology and medical history. By offering courses such as the annual series of lectures organised by the IZMF and the Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture (IMAREAL), the University of Salzburg has dedicated itself to an interdisciplinary approach.
CONTENT, EDUCATION GOALS AND APPLICATION-ORIENTED COMPETES
Both the add-on and in-depth course deal with history, culture, religion, philosophy, languages, literature and the arts of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period. The focus is on processes of intercultural transfer, interliterary, interlinguistic and linguistic phenomena (e.g. between Latin and vernacular languages or in the development of vernacular literature), conditions of media and material when creating objects of medieval and early modern arts and culture (e.g. interactions between text and image, manuscripts as multimedia artefacts, historic “revolutions” of media such as the transition from handwriting to printing), phenomenality, functionality and semiotics of pieces of art (from paintings, sculptures to castles or cathedrals), but also socio-political and cultural practices and forms of interaction (e.g. rituals, rituality).
With regards to methods and theory, comparative, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches are brought to fruition. The study supplement and the focus of the study provide students with scientifically sound and application-oriented knowledge of the specific historical, cultural and aesthetic conditions that characterise medieval and early modern history, culture, art, literature and language that make up for their fascination and unbroken history of impact up to the present day (be it in the form of art treasures, literary works, forms of thought or – most obviously – in the form of historical buildings such as cathedrals or castles).
Special attention is paid to the pan-European dimension, which is expanded to the non-European area for the early modern period. The course also concentrates on the interdisciplinary exploration of the above mentioned cultural fields, practices and phenomena. The acquired competences can be applied successfully in research institutions inside and outside universities, in the archive, library and museum landscape as well as in other sectors of cultural education and promotion (publishing and media).
Structure & Requirements
Subject 1: Interdisciplinary medieval and early modern research
at least 4 ECTS
Subject 2: History, Culture, Arts and Languages of the Middle Ages
at least 4 ECTS
After a positive completion of the above-mentioned courses, the following certificates can be applied for:
- Basic module “Interdisciplinary Studies on the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times“. This is issued after a positive completion of the base module in the amount of at least 12 ECTS points.
- Study supplement “Interdisciplinary Studies on the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times“. This is issued after positive completion of the basic and assembly module in the total extent of at least 24 ETCS points.
- Focus on “Interdisciplinary Studies on the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times“. This is issued after positive completion of the base, assembly and center of gravity module in the total extent of at least 36 ETCS points.
* Courses of one’s own field of study may only be chosen if they are not part of compulsory or compulsory elective subjects.
REGISTRATION / REQUEST CERTIFICATE / SUBMISSION OF CERTIFICATE
|Registration for the individual courses is via PLUSonline.
Once you have completed the required courses, submit the completed examination pass and the corresponding certificates to the Interdisciplinary Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Times (firstname.lastname@example.org). After reviewing the documents, the certificate at ZFL-Flexible Learning is issued on behalf of the VR Teaching and Studies.
ATTENTION: It is possible to designate study supplements and priorities in bachelor’s, master’s or diploma examination certificates (designation of free elective subjects). You can find provisions for this in your curriculum or should definitely be reached in advance with the Chairman of the Curricular Commission in his own field of study.
|Examination Pass Basic Module 12 ECTS|
|Examination Pass Study Supplement 24 ECTS|
|Examination pass Study focus 36 ECTS|