THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
VENICE UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE FINAL PROGRAMME
2015
Unless otherwise stated, all lectures and seminars will be held in the Palazzo
Pesaro Papafava. NB Teaching for the MA students is indicated in bold.
WEEK 1 (Beginning 5 October)
Monday
10.00. General meeting of all History and History of Art students, including MA
students.
Location: Palazzo Pesaro Papafava.
11.00. Briefing for History BA students.
Location: Palazzo Pesaro Papafava.
11.45 MA: History briefing for MA students (JD, CM).
Location: Palazzo Pesaro Papafava.
13.30 Tour of the University of Venice, Ca’ Foscari and its library for all History
and History of Art students, including MA students.
Location: The courtyard of Ca’ Foscari.
18.00. Reception for all BA and MA students. Meeting with buddies.
Location: Palazzo Pesaro Papafava.
Tuesday
10.00 Introduction to the Biblioteca Querini Stampalia for History students (JD,
CM).
Location: Biblioteca Querini Stampalia, Campo Santa Maria Formosa.
14.00 Historiography lecture: What is history? (JD)
Wednesday
13.00-15.00 MA: Introduction: Conducting Research in Venice (JD, CM).
15.00-17.00 MA ‘Order and Disorder’ module: Introduction to Renaissance
Venice (JD, CM)
18.00 (tbc) Meeting of the Library and Liaison Committee.
Location: The Irish Pub (tbc)
Thursday
12.00-13.00 Historiography lecture: Medieval Chroniclers and Humanist
Historians (JD)
14.00-15.30: Historiography seminar: Changing views on what is history
Friday
09.00-12.00: Visit to Torcello (JD, CM). Location: The stop for the number 12
vaporetto on the Fondamente Nuove. NB If you have not bought a monthly
card for the vaporetti, please make sure that you have bought ACTV tickets
before 09.00 as we will be leaving promptly. You will need two €7 tickets to get
you to Torcello and back.
WEEK 2 (Beginning 12 October)
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Tuesday
10.00 NB Deadline for emailing your Campo Exercise report to your Florence
and Venice seminar tutor.
10.00-11.00 Florence and Venice lecture: The Renaissance in Historical Thought
(JD)
11.15-12.15 Florence and Venice lecture: Florence and Venice: Origins, Myths
and Trajectories (CM)
14.00 Historiography lecture: Niccolò Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini
(JD)
Wednesday
15.00-17.00 MA ‘Order and Disorder’ module: Social structure and gender
(JD)
Thursday
13.00-15.00 Florence and Venice seminar: The Concept of the Renaissance plus
discussion of the Campo Exercise
15.30-17.00
Historiography seminar: Medieval Chroniclers and Humanist
Historians
Friday
08.30-09.15 MA: Orientation Biblioteca Marciana
Location: Biblioteca Marciana
WEEK 3 (Beginning 19 October)
Tuesday
10.00-11.00 Florence and Venice lecture: Structures of Power (CM)
11.15-12.15 Florence and Venice lecture: Dissent and its Control (JD)
14.00-15.00 Historiography lecture: Paolo Sarpi (CM)
Wednesday
10.00 Florence and Venice site visit: Palazzo Ducale visit (JD, CM)
16.00-18.00 MA ‘Order and Disorder’ module: Ethnic and Religious Minorities
(JD). Location: Meet at Ponte delle Guglie
Thursday
13.00-15.00 Florence and Venice seminar: Government
15.30-17.00 Historiography seminar: Machiavelli and Guicciardini
Friday
14.00-17.00.
50th Anniversary Celebrations Symposium (1) Sustainable
Futures: Survival of the City. NB All students are encouraged to attend.
18.30-19.30. 50th Anniversary Networking Event with Warwick Alumni. NB All
students are expected to attend.
Saturday
9.00-13.00. 50th Anniversary Celebrations Event Symposium (2). NB All
students are encouraged to attend.
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14.00-16.00. Keynote Lecture: ‘Understanding Risk’ by Prof. Alex Quintanilla.
NB All students are encouraged to attend.
18.00-19.30 The Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture: Professor Sir David
King, UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change. NB All
students are expected to attend.
WEEK 4 (Beginning 26 October)
Tuesday
10.00-11.00 Florence and Venice lecture: Identities (CM)
11.15-12.15 Florence and Venice lecture: Challenges (JD)
Careers Activities with Marjorie Walsh.
Wednesday
10.00 Florence and Venice site visit: The Ghetto (JD, CM)
15.00-17.00 MA ‘Order and Disorder’ module: Consumption and its control.
(CM) Location: Meet in Campo San Giacomo, near the Rialto Bridge.
Careers Activities with Marjorie Walsh.
Thursday
13.00-15.00 Florence and Venice seminar: Society
15.30-17.00 Historiography seminar: Sarpi and Devotional Historiography
19.30-22.30 Dinner with Dan Branch for History undergraduates only.
dinner is free. Location tbc.
This
Friday
10.30-12.00 Meeting with Dan Branch.
WEEK 5 (Beginning 2 November)
Tuesday
10.00-11.00 Florence and Venice lecture: The Visual Arts in Florence and
Venice (JD)
11.15-12.15 Florence and Venice lecture: Humanism in Florence and Venice
(CM)
Wednesday
10.00 (tbc) Florence and Venice site visit: The Accademia (JD, CM)
15.00-17.00 MA ‘Order and Disorder’ module: Violence and its control.
(JD) Location: Meet in Campo San Polo.
Thursday
13.00-15.00 Florence and Venice seminar: Culture
15.30-17.00 Historiography seminar: Philosophical History in the Eighteenth
Century
Friday
17.00 (Italian time) Deadline for the electronic submission of the first assessed
essay for the Florence and Venice in the Renaissance module.
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WEEK 6: TRAVEL WEEK (Beginning 9 November)
NB You are encouraged to travel across Italy, especially to Florence. You must
not return to Britain.
WEEK 7 (Beginning 16 November)
Tuesday
10.00-11.00 Florence and Venice lecture: Courts and Culture (JD)
11.15-12.15 Florence and Venice lecture: Courts and the Crisis of Italy (JD)
Wednesday
All day Florence and Venice site visit to Mantua. (JD, CM) Location: Meet at
the vaporetto stop on Tronchetto. Time tbc.
Thursday
13.00-15.00 Florence and Venice seminar: The Princely Courts
15.30-17.00 Historiography seminar: History writing as a science and/or an art
Friday
13.00-15.00 MA ‘Order and Disorder’ module: Poverty, Disease and Charity.
(JD) Location: Meet at the Church of San Rocco.
Saturday
Local holiday: The Festa della Salute with morning procession to the church of
the Salute.
WEEK 8 (Beginning 23 November)
Tuesday
10.00-11.00 Florence and Venice lecture: Florence and Venice in the first age of
global trade (CM)
11.15-12.15 Florence and Venice lecture: The Empire of Things: production and
consumption in Renaissance (CM)
Wednesday
10.00 Florence and Venice site visit: Rialto (JD, CM)
15.00-17.00 MA ‘Order and Disorder’ module: Popular Religion and Catholic
Reform (CM) Location tbc.
Thursday
13.00-15.00 Florence and Venice seminar: The Material World
15.30-17.00 Historiography seminar: Historical materialism
WEEK 9 (Beginning 30 November)
Monday
10.00-11.00 Florence and Venice lecture: Church and State (CM)
11.15-12.15 Florence and Venice lecture: Piety and Reform (CM)
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Tuesday
All-day Annual Conference (tbc): Current Research in History and History of Art.
NB All students are expected to attend
Wednesday
10.00 (tbc) Florence and Venice site visit: San Rocco (JD, CM)
15.00-17.00 MA ‘Order and Disorder’ module: Print and Censorship (CM).
Location tbc.
Thursday
13.00-15.00 Florence and Venice seminar: Religious Life
15.30-17.00 Historiography seminar: History and the methods of social sciences
WEEK 10 (Beginning 7 December)
Monday
10.00-11.30 Historiography seminar (Group 1): Rethinking time and space in
history writing.
13.00-14.30 Historiography seminar (Group 2): Rethinking time and space in
history writing.
Wednesday
15.00-17.00 MA ‘Order and Disorder’ module: Venice, War and Public
Opinion (CM). Location: Meet at the main gate of the Arsenale.
NB Afternoon Closure of the Library. Volunteers are needed to check the stock.
They will be paid.
Thursday
Morning Finishing the checking of the Library stock. Again, volunteers are
needed.
Time and location (tbc) Final Dinner. All students are encouraged to attend.
Friday
End of term. You can return home.
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