Italy, Rome

Instruments of Truth: Devotional Art, Literature and Culture in Early-Modern Italy

when 27 June 2010 - 5 July 2010
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 800

This summer the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen organizes the interdisciplinary summer school Instruments of Truth: Devotional Art, Literature and Culture in Early-Modern Italy, hosted by the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR). Through interactive lectures, excursions in Rome and writing a thesis the participant will research the period starting from the Sacco di Rome in 1527 till the end of the Council of Trent in 1563.

Course leader

The involved scientific staff consists of
prof. dr. P.G. Bossier (Groningen), prof. dr. H. van Veen (Groningen), dr. B. Treffers (Rome). The key-note speaker of this year is: prof. dr. A. Nagel (Toronto, Canada).

Target group

Participants of the Summer School Rome

- Are currently enrolled in a graduate programme (Masters), Honours programme (Bachelors or (Research-)Masters) or a Ph.D. programme;

- Are interested in research about the arts/culture/literature of 16th century Italy

- Have advanced English writing and speaking skills, as well as basic knowledge of the Italian language.

We encourage students and scholars from all over the world to apply to the Summer School.

Course aim

The Groningen Summer School in Rome aims at looking into the modern notion of Rome as the city where, from 1500 to 1800, all-important norms and forms of artistic and literart creation and perception were first established and first contested.

Credits info

Besides the 5 ECTS every participant will receive - after succesfull completion of the course - a certificate issued by the University of Groningen.

Fee info

EUR 800: The fee is € 800 and includes accommodation, excursions, manuals, a few dinners, social and cultural activities during Summer School Rome.

Participants are encouraged to look at possibilities of funding arranged by their own university.


Inform at your own university about funding possibilities.