DU5000 Doctoral Seminar: Methodology

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. Ivan Foletti, MA, Docteur es Lettres (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Ondřej Jakubec, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Jiří Kroupa, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Pavel Suchánek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Jiří Kroupa, CSc.
Department of Art History - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: prof. PhDr. Jiří Kroupa, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Art History - Faculty of Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the cours is to provide deeper knowledge of art historyś methodlogies and actual historiography. The content of the course, absd on crtical reading and analysis of the text, is closely tied with proces of preparation a Phd. thesis. The course should provide theoretical backround for the students´ research and especially provide the necessary orienation in transformation of actual transformation of the discipline of art history. The main goal is to interconnect the general methodological outline with concrete aspects of students´s research.
Learning outcomes
The students aquired deepre insight ti methodology and interpretation approaches of the contemporary art history; They get up theoretical framework for their work; They will be able to understand actual methodlogical tendencies and and adopt them to their own research i proces of writing a thesis.
  • Metodhological outcomes of the discipline and its tradition
  • Transformation of the discipline of art history in the 20th/21st century
  • Heteronomous approaches in art history
  • Critical/Nex art history from 1970s/80s
  • Post-formalistic art history
  • PREZIOSI, Donald and Claire J. FARAGO. Art is not what you think it is. First published. Chichester: Willey-Blackwell, 2012. xvii, 171. ISBN 9781405192408. info
  • D'ALLEVA, Anne. Methods & theories of art history. Second edition. London: Laurence King Publishing Ltd, 2012. vi, 186. ISBN 9781856698993. info
  • KROUPA, Jiří. Metody dějin umění. Metodologie dějin umění 2 (The Methods of the Art History. The Methodology of the Art History 2). První. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2010. 343 pp. Historiae Artium. ISBN 978-80-210-5315-1. info
  • IVERSEN, Margaret and Stephen W. MELVILLE. Writing art history : disciplinary departures. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. x, 243. ISBN 9780226388267. info
  • The art of art historya critical anthology. Edited by Donald Preziosi. New ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. vii, 591 p. ISBN 0199229848. info
  • HATT, Michael and Charlotte KLONK. Art history : a critical introduction to its methods. First published. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006. ix, 250. ISBN 9780719069581. info
  • Kritické pojmy dejín umenia. Edited by Robert S. Nelson - Richard Shiff. Vyd. 1. Bratislava: Slovart, 2004. 572 s. ISBN 807145978X. info
  • Art history and its methods : a critical anthology. Edited by Eric Fernie. Repr. London: Phaidon, 1999. 384 s. ISBN 0714829919. info
  • PREZIOSI, Donald. Rethinking art history : meditations on a coy science. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989. xvi, 269. ISBN 0300049838. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, discussing and analysis of texts
Assessment methods
Presentation of a final essay as part of oral examination
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2020, recent)
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