Rhodes, Greece

The Knights Hospitaller in the Aegean: History and Archaeology

when 19 July 2022 - 28 July 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 500

The course will focus on the Knights Hospitaller's while their headquarters was on Rhodes (1309-1522), though it will also give background on their foundation and development prior to 1309 and will look at the consequences of the loss of Rhodes after 1522, up to the Siege of Malta in 1565. The course is comprised of lectures, seminars, student presentations, research walks and excursions.

Course leader

Dr. Simon Phillips

Target group

History and archaeology undergraduates, postgraduates and doctoral candidates in their first year.

Course aim

The main aim of the course is to prepare students who are interested in learning more about the history of the Knights Hospitaller with a view to further study. A secondary aim is to inform undergraduate students at universities that do not offer courses in the crusades or military orders. It is especially relevant for students who are pursuing or wish to pursue research on the Hospitallers at postgraduate level. The course is held over nine days and is comprised of lectures, seminars, presentations, research walks and excursions. The content covers the Hospitallers’ origins, history on Rhodes and first years on Malta and is delivered in situ in order to better understand their past using both history and archaeology.

Credits info

3 EC
Participants who complete the course get a certificate of attendance and 3 ECTS credits.

Fee info

EUR 500: The fee is €500 per person. The applicant is responsible for all bank charges. The fee includes all lectures, seminars, workshops, educational walks and the two field trips. Accommodation, transportation and food (with the exception of the welcome reception) are not included in the fees, but can be obtained at relatively low prices. Because of our overheads, no refund can be given after 30 April 2020.