Program Details

Studying art on site in the former Seluk capital. Numerous field trips. Expert professors. Traditional art workshops. Visit of and access to archaeological excavation. Beautiful and friendly city.
Location:
Konya, Turkey
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
This course offers the unique opportunity to study the spectacular examples of medieval Islamic art and architecture of Konya on site. The city, once the capital of the Anatolian Seljuk dynasty and an important stop on several trade routes, hosts a number of important buildings from the Seljuk, Mongol and Karamanid periods. The course will combine lectures and many field trips to monuments and museums in Konya, taking full advantage of the opportunity to study art in context. In addition, students will spend a day at an archaeological excavation of a castle a short distance from the city and experience Islamic art first hand in a series of four workshops in the traditional Turkish book arts. By the end of the course, students will have obtained an understanding of the stylistic, historical, and social importance of the medieval Islamic art and architecture of Konya and of its place in the broader framework of Islamic art history.

Studying art on site in the former Seluk capital. Numerous field trips. Expert professors. Traditional art workshops. Visit of and access to archaeological excavation. Beautiful and friendly city.

The course is the equivalent of a year long course.
Setting Description:
Konya is a city wth a long history. The city is clean, inexpensive and replete with medieval art treasures. This is a unique opportunity to study art in context and discover Anatolian art and culture..
Cost:
US$2250 Costs include registration fee, course tuition, course materials, accommodation, breakfast, and all expenses relating to the many field trips.

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