Humanities and Art field encompasses academic disciplines that study human condition and the essence of what it means to be human in the fast changing world. Humanities are similar to liberal arts in many ways and the two terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Academic programmes in humanities cover a broad, interdisciplinary study of society and culture throughout history. Practitioners use methods that are primarily analytic, critical, or speculative. Studies of language, literature, law, history, philosophy, religion, visual and performing arts are among the study subjects in humanities field. Studies in music are also considered to be in the field, where music is used to broaden capabilities of non-musicians by teaching skills such as concentration and listening.
Studies in humanities help students develop a broad understanding of cultural expression and improve their analytical and communication skills. Students can improve their understanding of society through satisfying their intellectual curiosity in subjects such as philosophy, art, history and literature with an emphasis on multiculturalism.
UCAM Summer program offers you chance to learn the 3rd most spoken language in the world right in its home, Spain. With rich menu of educational and cultural activities, students will have fun in every turn.
The Netherlands has a long and rich history and tradition in arts, design and artistic and technological innovation. Famous Dutch modern fine artists are Piet Mondriaan and Gerrit Rietveld (De Stijl), Karel Appel and Constant (COBRA) and architect Berlage (Amsterdamse School). Also modern artists who use technological innovations such as Peter Struyken, Mischa Klein, Daan Roosegaarde, Herm Maat and Theo Jansen are world renowned.
The program, taught by experts, offers interactive and up-close exposure to areas of Italian excellence. Our courses aim to help students use their creativity, innovation, and know-how, to develop the technical and managerial skills necessary in the fi elds of art and luxury goods.
The goal of this summer school is to provide a general introduction to the mimetic theory (MT) of René Girard and discuss it in an interdisciplinary and international group setting. We will read key texts of Girard and discuss applications of the theory in different disciplines. You will be challenged to apply the theory yourself to new cases, preferably in your own discipline.
Amsterdam Creative City: Media, Art and Culture - This intensive summer course uses Amsterdam as a living laboratory to explore the relationship between creativity, cities and globalisation. It combines theoretical readings and discussion-based seminars with extensive fieldwork in key locations across the city, ranging from the canal and museum districts in the historic city centre to more experimental or marginal sites like NDSM Wharf, Schiphol Airport, and the ring road.
Florence, originally founded by the Romans, was governed by the Medici family for centuries. Most of them had a passionate interest in painting, sculpture, architecture and literature. Still Florence keeps an exceptional artistic heritage which is a marvelous evidence of its aged culture. This course offers students the opportuntiy to learn about works of art from the renaissance period.
In this course you will embark on a fascinating journey where nothing is what it seems: an innocent bouquet of flowers hides a forbidden religious message, a happy family, where everyone is singing and laughing, turns out to be a warning against an undisciplined lifestyle, and a gorgeously dressed couple locked in a calm embrace are actually rigid with heart-breaking melancholy.
Cultural Innovation in Russia - After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the painful transition period of the Yeltsin years, the political situation in the 21st century under Vladimir Putin is often described as a slow return ‘back to the USSR’. The experiment of open politics has failed, and power is concentrated in the hands of a small, tightly knit oligarchy with close ties to the former Soviet secret service.
Human language is complex and results from interacting simpler systems, which each may have had a long evolutionary history of its own. Nevertheless, the way these modules are integrated into a working system has been novel as well as recent.
The twentieth century was, as Henry Luce (Time/ Life) famously dubbed it, “the American Century”; a time when the United States emerged as a dominant cultural, political and economic power in the global arena. From 1945 onwards, “America” became an unmistakable presence and influence in many European cultures. But European attitudes towards America varied (and vary) sharply, running the full gamut from fervent adulation to ambivalence to sharp rejection.
This course gives an introduction to management in the cultural field in Europe. You study theories and practices that demonstrate the value of management for the arts. The life of established arts organisations depends on the right strategic financial and organisational decisions. Also, art managers need organisational and innovation skills to keep their businesses running.
This course offers students an introduction to Europe, a continent of great diversity. Each of its countries and peoples carry their own cultures, religions, traditions and languages, yet the majority of them are now engaged in a joint project aimed at political and economic integration in the European Union. This course aims to introduce you to the main challenges and opportunities facing this project.