East meets West in the Renaissance

Course Dates: 29/07/21 - 30/07/21
Time: 10:00 - 12:30
Location: Online
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The fall of Constantinople in 1453 marked a watershed in East/West relations as Mehmet the Conqueror welcomed European artists to his court. We explore cultural exchange between Islam and Europeans in the sixteenth century.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: HEH36

Thu-Fri, day, 29 Jul - 30 Jul '21

Duration: 2 sessions

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What is the course about?

We will spend the day looking at the evidence for cultural exchange between Islam and Christian Europe during the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

We will begin with a brief background history of relations between Islam and the West and then move on to look at how the East was represented in European art. We will look at the impact of diplomatic missions between the Ottoman court and Europe that emerged during the course of the sixteenth century..

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Identify at least 3 artists who painted at the Ottoman court
• Describe how European artists depicted orientalism in renaissance art
• Name commodities sought in trade by both Europe and the Ottomans.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is for anyone with an enquiring mind and an enthusiasm for art or history. No previous knowledge is
necessary but a good understanding of English is essential.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

There will be an informative talk, using PowerPoint, during which class discussion will be encouraged.
We shall use small group work to analyse original sources and a range of handouts will be available for discussion
purposes.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no additional costs other than note-taking materials.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Other courses in European or World history.

Vanessa King Tutor Website

Vanessa King is a lecturer in Medieval and early Modern History at Regents University. She also teaches at Birbeck and Goldsmiths Colleges, University of London. Her expertise in medieval matters means she is frequently called upon to give public lectures and speak on BBC Radio. At City Lit Vanessa teaches London history and offers day schools on all aspects of medieval and early modern history. She also runs bridge courses at all levels. Vanessa's philosophy of teaching is to make history come alive through informative presentations with a good sense of humour. In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys nothing better than talking history over a glass of red wine! For further information why not check out her website.

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