Research Seminar: Crossed perspectives in Medieval Studies
Cod: 33021
Department: DCSG
Scientific area: Medieval Studies
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 20

The seminar is organized as a cycle of conferences, available online, focusing on issues considered disruptive to Medieval Studies. An interdisciplinary vision and a comparative approach are privileged. It is intended to deepen knowledge and critical understanding of theoretical-methodological models in the scientific area of Medieval studies and their application in diverse research contexts.

Interdiscilinarity work
New theoretical-methodological models
Diversity of Medieval Studies area

- in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of the theoretical-methodological models of the scientific area of Medieval Studies and their application in diverse and interdisciplinary research contexts.

- in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of the diversity of issues that characterize the scientific area of Medieval Studies.

- ability to formulate ideas and to conceptualize based on readings, research, and brainstorming in specialized debate contexts, oriented towards academic work.

The seminar is organized as a cycle of conferences on some fundamental issues for Medieval Studies, in which an interdisciplinary vision and comparative approach are privileged.

The conferences are available on the teaching-learning platform.

1. Conferences 

1.1. Construction and uses of memory (L. Krus; P. Verdés)

1.2. Historiography (I. Fernández-Ordóñez; G. Martin)

1.3. Political and Economic History (W. Blockmans; P. Spufford)

1.4. Appropriation of space (M. Barroca; W. Rossa; J. C. Sánchez Pardo)

1.5. Forms of symbolic representation (R. Morujão; J. Day)

1.6. Material culture (I. Gonçalves; J. Molero García; D. Gallego Valle and C. Peña Ruiz).

2. Virtual Study Tours 

2.1. Archeology and History (V. Lopes and C. Torres; M. Leitão and J. L. Matos)

2.2. Urbanism and Military Orders (T. L. Pereira)

2.3. Materiality of communication (A. Miranda; C. V. Fernandes)

2.4. Spirituality and pilgrimage (J. L. Fontes; L. C. Amaral)

2.5. Places of memory and legitimation (J. R. Melo; M. M. Seixas)

2.6. Architecture and History (M. Real)

The bibliography to be used is adapted to the content of the sessions, so it is indicated and made available to students as support for conferences and study visits. This will allow for the construction of a virtual library to support the curricular unit, which will not be restricted to the scientific production of the specialists who are the protagonists of the conferences and study visits, also addressing the issues dealt with in the different presentations. 

E-learning. Students attend conferences by invited researchers and carry out complementary readings. Debate in a forum about the work carried out, under the guidance of the professors.

The students capacity to argue during the presentation and the reports  will be assessed and feedback will be given. The students work will be evaluated on a 0-20 scale