Digital Exhibit on Multiculturalism in Medieval Italy

Posted January 21st, 2015 at 10:05 am.

Project Team

Alexander Harper, Visiting Professor, Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow

Course Involved

ITAL 219/ HART 219: Multiculturalism in Medieval Italy

Timeline

Platform development: Winter and Spring 2015
Piloted in courses: Spring 2015

Goals and Description

Using Omeka, a website for exhibit building, students will create a digital exhibit entitled “Multicultural Medieval Italy: Objects from the Metropolitan Museum of Art” throughout the course of the semester. They will examine 35 objects from the Met’s collection in order to analyze the interactions between Italy and the cultures of the Greater Mediterranean (namely Byzantium and the Islamic World) in the diplomatic, violent, economic, religious, or personal context. The students in this class elected to keep their work private.

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