AFLYST, NÆR, Art and Iconography: Themes & Topics in Near Eastern Archaeology 2

Course content

This course considers the relationship between archaeology and art. How have archaeologists explained, discussed and analysed iconographic material? How can iconographic material be interpreted? How has the way that archaeologists have thought about artistic material changed through time? Material for discussion in this course will largely be drawn from North East Africa and the Near East, and may range from the Prehistoric period to the Modern day.


Nærorientalske oldtidskulturer på bachelorniveau med centralt fag i
Assyriologi, Nærorientalsk arkæologi eller Ægyptologi, 2015,

BA-tilvalg i Nærorientalsk arkæologi, 2007

Master's Studies programme in Ancient and Midieval Near Eastern Studies, 2008

Learning outcome

BA 2015-studieording:
Temaer og emne i nærorientalsk arkæologi 2 (fagelemenkode HNAB00461E)

BA tilvalg 2007-studieordning:
Kronologiske, regionale og temaorienterede studier (HNAB10151E)

KA og KA tilvalg 2008-studieordning:
Special Topics in Archaeology (HNAK03221E)

The course consists of lectures with active participation of the students and practical exercises, including up to six smaller assignments and one larger midway in the semester and an oral presentation. The students will be asked
work individually and / or in groups.

Renfrew, C. 2003. Figuring it Out. London: Thames & Hudson.

The course will particularly compliment any previous study of the archaeology or history of Ancient Egypt or Africa.

Students need to be able to read English texts.

Type of assessment
Criteria for exam assessment
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 284,5
  • Lectures
  • 28
  • Project work
  • 100
  • English
  • 412,5