Medieval Italy: Sites of Encounter Study Tour


Unit ATS2957 / ATS3957 
Credit Points 12 credit points
Location Monash Prato Centre, Italy
Coordinators Professor Constant Mews and Dr Nathan Wolski
Overseas Dates Arts Semester in Prato
Applications Open  NOT OFFERED IN 2018

Program details

This unit explores medieval Italy from the eleventh to the fourteenth centuries as a site of encounter between a range of religious and cultural traditions: Islam, Judaism and both Latin and Greek Christianity, all sharing a common debt to classical antiquity. Taught in Prato, but involving travel to various locations in Italy. The unit provides an opportunity to understand the complex web of cultural interactions between Islam and Christianity in Sicily and southern Italy, as well as between Christians and Jews in Tuscany and other parts of northern Italy. It thus provides a wider context to understand medieval Italy and the writings of Dante in particular. The unit will involve close analysis of the built environments of medieval Italy and of the cultural artefacts surviving from the period to examine how both religious segregation and interaction shaped its culture.


All students will receive a Monash Abroad Travel Scholarship.

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Program Fee

Deposit (Paid on application) TBC
Balance  (Paid on acceptance into program) TBC
Total  TBC
Included in Program Fee
  • Site entrance fees
  • Accommodation
  • Most meals
  • Travel Insurance (All outgoing students will receive complementary travel insurance)
Not included in Program Fee
  • Spending money
  • Visa
  • International Return Flights + Transfers *
  • Tuition Fee (Monash students will be charged fees according to their verified funding status)

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* Students should not book flights until after your application has been endorsed by the Faculty and the Faculty has confirmed the program will be going ahead.