Pisa, Italy

Roman Sarcophagi as Image Ensembles

when 19 January 2024 - 27 January 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 250

The Winter School is offered as part of a partnership between the University of Pisa (Italy) and the University of Kiel (Germany).
The Winter School addresses image relations on Roman sarcophagi, II-IV c. CE. While research usually focuses on the iconography of the front of the coffer, the exercise will address all image fields in their interdependence. Consequently, the focus is on a limited group of sarcophagi, namely those for which a (securely associated) lid has survived. We will also analyse the spatial staging and its influence on the image design and image reception – if information is available. The geographical focus is on urban Roman sarcophagi.

Tuition fees are waived for students from the Universities of Pisa and Kiel.

Course leader

Prof. Aanna Anguissola

Target group

MA, PhD students in art history, archaeology, museum studies, communication sciences, digital humanities.

Course aim

The aim of the course is to provide participants with the main notions about the production and display of Roman sarcophagi, as well as an overview of the most up-to-date research on materials and iconography.

Classes engage participants both at the theoretical and empirical level, so that participants may develop broader awareness of the topic, as well as practical skills and competencies.

The course includes experiences from collections in a variety of fields: art history, science and technology, and the natural sciences.

Fee info

EUR 250: tuition fees


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