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This course on History aims to explore various topics such as materiality in the history of Christianity, Renaissance maps, Dante's Heaven, globes and representations of the cosmos, medieval mapping, ancient Greek and Roman science, World War I legacy, love and pain, history of laughter, inquisition archives, modernization in Russia, importance of nomads in Eurasian history, architecture of first societies, monetary revolution in 11th century England, Panopticon in Russia, education in the Middle Ages, medieval universities, student life in medieval universities, and academic freedom in medieval universities. The course teaches skills in analyzing historical events, understanding cultural developments, and interpreting primary sources. The teaching method includes lectures by experts in the field. This course is intended for history enthusiasts, students, and anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of various historical topics.


Materiality in the History of Christianity — Peter Jones / Serious Science.
Renaissance Maps of Paradise Alessandro Scafi.
Dante’s Heaven — Alessandro Scafi.
Globes and Representations of the Cosmos — Liba Taub.
Medieval Mapping — Alessandro Scafi.
Science Communication in Ancient Greece and Rome - Liba Taub.
Medieval Maps of Paradise — Alessandro Scafi.
Ancient Greek and Roman Science - Liba Taub.
Jay Winter – The legacy of World War I today.
Love and Pain — Peter Jones / Serious Science.
The History of Laughter — Peter Jones / Serious Science.
Carlo Ginzburg – Inquisition Archives.
Jay Winter – The revolution and violence in World War I.
Problems of Modernization in Russia - Loren R. Graham.
The benandanti — Carlo Ginzburg.
Carlo Ginzburg – Microhistory.
Importance of Nomads in Eurasian History - Thomas Barfield.
Architecture of First Societies - Mark Jarzombek.
Monetary Revolution in 11th century England Rory Naismith.
Panopticon in Russia — Simon Werrett / Serious Science.
Education in the Middle Ages — Peter Jones / Serious Science.
Medieval Universities — Peter Jones / Serious Science.
Student Life in the Medieval Universities — Peter Jones / Serious Science.
Academic Freedom in Medieval Universities — Peter Jones / Serious Science.

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