This seminar aims at familiarizing students with the main issues and debates that affect Medieval Studies today. Therefore, the major classical themes are approached – such as medieval periodization, temporalities, and spaces – as well as the interdisciplinary dialogue between the Social Sciences. The reflection will also focus on the new perspectives of analysis arising from the “Linguistic Turn” and the “Visual Turn”, such as the senses and emotions, globalization, the return of the semiotics of the document, post-colonial studies applied to the Middle Ages and, in methodological terms, the dialogue with other disciplines, namely with pure sciences.
Questioning Medieval Studies
5.to capacitate the students with the understanding of the need to apply and practice principles of interdisciplinary research in Medieval Studies and to combine those with other fields of research.