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ETRUSCOLOGY AND ITALIC ANTIQUITIES mutuato
ETRUSCOLOGIA E ANTICHITÀ ITALICHE

A.Y. Credits
2023/2024 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Alessandra Coen Tuesday 9.00-11.00. Contact via e-mail (alessandra.cone@uniurb.it )

Assigned to the Degree Course

Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures (LM-14 / LM-15)
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE
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Learning Objectives

The aim of the course is to guide students in the deepening of knowledge and methodological skills related to the study of an important artistic production of the Etruscans, namely that of gold jewellery, analysed through multiple aspects: study of realia (production techniques, stylistic and iconographic analysis) and  of iconographic evidence (in particular votive and funerary plastic and coroplastics, painting and ceramics), reflection on the identity, social and religious aspects linked to the use of jewellery in the ancient world. Part of the course will deal with the fortune of Etruscan jewellery during the 19th century. In particular, the course aims:
to deepen the knowledge of Etruscan goldsmithing between the orientalising and Hellenistic ages;
to provide the methodological skills for the study of ancient goldsmithing and the hermeneutic tools for understanding the identity, ideological, social and religious significance of its use;
to acquire the ability to critically place goldsmiths' productions within the contemporary artistic, historical-social and cultural framework, also in relation to similar contemporary productions from the Greek and Magna-Greek worlds 
acquire mastery of the specific language;
familiarise the reader with modern methods of investigation for the study of gold jewellery to reconstruct production techniques, alloy composition and to identify the numerous forgeries that populate the antiques market;
to raise awareness of the impact that Etruscan goldsmithing has had in modern and contemporary art, with particular attention to the 19th century fashion for imitating archaeological jewellery and the main Italian and European goldsmiths' workshops of the time, starting with the Roman Castellani workshop
raise awareness of the potential of multimedia resources for the appreciation and enjoyment of Etruscan art.

Program

- The course will offer an overall picture of the gold production in the Etruscan world from the Orientalizing to the Hellenistic age.
- The analysis of the realia that have come down to us will be accompanied at the same time by an excursus on the iconographic evidence of gold jewellery through the study of contemporary plastic, coroplastic, pictorial and ceramic productions in the funerary and votive spheres, so as to assess how and when the jewel(s) were worn, in order to address the study of the social, identity and religious aspects underlying the use of gold jewellery.
- The sources of inspiration, the interaction with the Greek and Magna-Greek worlds, the different hermeneutic approaches that have characterised the history of studies in the field will be analysed.
- Technical and production aspects will be analysed. In particular, the technological contributions due to the impact with the Phoenician and Greek components will be assessed. At the same time, new methods of investigation aimed at a deeper knowledge of technical and decorative aspects and the recognition of forgeries will also be analysed.  
- The last part of the course will focus on the fortune that Etruscan gold production has had in modern and contemporary art. In particular, the study of the Castellani productions, the family of Roman goldsmiths who started the 19th century fashion for archaeological jewellery, will be addressed. Exercises will be carried out to identify these jewels in nineteenth-century Italian and foreign pictorial productions (Lawrence Alma Tadema, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, etc.).

Bridging Courses

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Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

knowledge and ability to understand: the student must demonstrate, through an oral interview, that he/she has learnt and elaborated the content and methodological assumptions of the discipline. The candidate must therefore be able to recognise and well frame the contexts and materials presented during the course in the historical and cultural period of reference.
applied knowledge and comprehension: the student must also demonstrate to possess the analytical and conceptual tools for the interpretation of the issues dealt with during the course, to be able to connect the acquired contents with the historical and archaeological knowledge also referable to other contexts, such as the Greek and Magna Graecia world.
autonomy of judgement: the student will have to demonstrate the ability to discuss with maturity and autonomy of judgement the various questions inherent to the course topics, also inserting them in broader and interdisciplinary contexts.
Communication skills: at the end of the course the student will have to acquire adequate competences and tools to adequately expound with awareness and using the technical language most appropriate to the individual issues. It will also be important to acquire the ability to communicate data on several levels, since scientific dissemination is also an important aspect  of the profession of the archaeologist and art historian. In this regard, classroom exercises will be carried out, with each student being assigned specific topics.
Learning skills: the student will eventually have developed the learning skills necessary to undertake further studies and in-depth studies with a high degree of autonomy.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

A didactic visit to the Villa Giulia Museum in Rome is planned, where the Castellani collection is kept, including both Etruscan gold jewellery and 19th-century imitations.


Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

Frontal lessons. 

Innovative teaching methods

Some exercises in Flipped Classroom and Debate mode will be conducted, especially in relation to the last part of the course.
Within the course for some topics, the use of the multimedia equipment of the 3.00 classrooms is also planned for the illustration of the potential offered by ICT for a better understanding of the material illustrated during the lessons.

Attendance

Course attendance is strongly recommended. Students who wish to take the examination as attending students are required to attend lectures regularly (not less than 2/3 of the total number of hours), to complete the assigned exercises and any supplementary activities organised in the course.

Course books

M. Martelli, Mauro Cristofani ( a cura di), L’Oro degli Etruschi,  Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 1983.

Selected readings from: I Castellani e l’oreficeria archeologica italiana, catalogo della mostra, L’Erma di Bretschneider, Roma 2005

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Assessment

Oral examination.
The assessment requires the candidate to be able to frame contexts, monuments and materials through the images that will be proposed by the lecturer and to be able to use these as a starting point to elaborate a broader discourse on historical, economic and artistic aspects. 
The candidate will be assessed on the basis of the coherence and completeness of the answers, as well as the ability to frame the issues discussed during the lectures.
It will also be fundamental in the assessment that the candidate demonstrates the ability to use the technical language of reference appropriately.
Excellent marks will be awarded to those papers that demonstrate the student's possession of critical capacity in the exposition of the problems inherent in the course, with historical connections and with contemporary productions of the Greek and Magna-Greek world; the student must also demonstrate an appropriate use of specialist vocabulary.
Graded fair are those papers that demonstrate the student's possession of a good knowledge of the contents, supported by critical capacity with recourse to the language and technical vocabulary of the discipline.
Sufficient marks will be awarded for tests demonstrating that the student has attained a minimum basic knowledge of the content of the discipline, albeit with some gaps and the use of language that is not entirely appropriate.
Negative marks will be awarded for tests that show serious gaps in the discussion of the topics addressed during the course and the use of inadequate technical language.
Students who have registered their disability certification or DSA certification with the Inclusion and Right to Study Office may ask to use concept maps (for key words) during the examination.
To this end, the maps must be sent two weeks before the exam call, to the course lecturer, who will check their consistency with the indications of the University guidelines and may ask for them to be modified.

Disabilità e DSA

Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Teaching

In addition to the study texts listed below, students are required to study a topic of their choice from the syllabus by agreeing on the texts to be consulted with the lecturer. The work may be in the form of a written paper, power point presentation or other, to be sent to the lecturer by e-mail before the examination.

Attendance

Non-attending students must contact the lecturer to arrange the programme.

Course books

M. Martelli, Mauro Cristofani ( a cura di), L’Oro degli Etruschi,  Istituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, 1983.

Selected readings from: I Castellani e l’oreficeria archeologica italiana, catalogo della mostra, L’Erma di Bretschneider, Roma 2005

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Assessment

Oral examination.
The assessment requires the candidate to be able to frame contexts, monuments and materials through the images that will be proposed by the lecturer and to be able to use these as a starting point to elaborate a broader discourse on historical, economic and artistic aspects. 
The candidate will be assessed on the basis of the coherence and completeness of the answers, as well as the ability to frame the issues discussed during the lectures.
It will also be fundamental in the assessment that the candidate demonstrates the ability to use the technical language of reference appropriately.
Excellent marks will be awarded to those papers that demonstrate the student's possession of critical capacity in the exposition of the problems inherent in the course, with historical connections and with contemporary productions of the Greek and Magna-Greek world; the student must also demonstrate an appropriate use of specialist vocabulary.
Graded fair are those papers that demonstrate the student's possession of a good knowledge of the contents, supported by critical capacity with recourse to the language and technical vocabulary of the discipline.
Sufficient marks will be awarded for tests demonstrating that the student has attained a minimum basic knowledge of the content of the discipline, albeit with some gaps and the use of language that is not entirely appropriate.
Negative marks will be awarded for tests that show serious gaps in the discussion of the topics addressed during the course and the use of inadequate technical language.
Students who have registered their disability certification or DSA certification with the Inclusion and Right to Study Office may ask to use concept maps (for key words) during the examination.
To this end, the maps must be sent two weeks before the exam call, to the course lecturer, who will check their consistency with the indications of the University guidelines and may ask for them to be modified.

Disabilità e DSA

Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

Notes

The course contents are thematically related to those of the courses Archaeology and History of Graeco-Roman Art II (Prof. A. Santucci) and History of Classical Archaeology (Prof. M.E. Micheli).

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