Death as a Mirror of Life

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode LWR020M05
Vaknaam Death as a Mirror of Life
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I

Uitgebreide vaknaam Death as a Mirror of Life
Leerdoelen • Acquire an advanced understanding of current discussions on the significance of death in social life, and the (changing) attitudes to death and the dead through time
• Develop skills to integrate material, textual and iconographic data in order to interpret mortuary practices, and to understand funerary ideologies from prehistory to the modern times
• Reflect about key theoretical issues underlying mortuary studies such as ritual and ideology, norm and deviation, materiality and monumentality, ostentation and austerity, personal identity and notions of the self, memory and forgetting, grief and restraint.
• Be able to participate in debates on the interpretation of mortuary practices, and to present a case study convincingly, both orally and in writing.
Uren per week 3
(hoorcolleges, werkcolleges, excursions.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. S. Voutsaki
Docent(en) A.C. Moles, PhD. ,prof. dr. S. Voutsaki
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
ReMa Archaeology 2 semester I verplicht