Introductory seminar course: Glass and other vitreous materials - Details
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General information

Course name Introductory seminar course: Glass and other vitreous materials
Subtitle History, technology, characterization
Semester WS 2022/23
Current number of participants 9
expected number of participants 20
Home institute Klassische Archäologie
Courses type Introductory seminar course in category Teaching
First date Wed., 26.10.2022 11:45 - 13:15, Room: (D, 2128)
Learning organisation Proseminar: Workload = 6LP (entspricht: 180 Stunden)
- 30 Stunden: Teilnahme an den Sitzungen
- 15 Stunden: Vor- und Nachbereitung der Sitzungen
- 15 Stunden: Lektüre von Primär- und Sekundärliteratur
- 60 Stunden: Erbringung von Studienleistungen
- 60 Stunden: Erstellung bzw. Vorbereitung der Modulprüfungsleistung
Performance record Referat und Hausarbeit
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird als Hybrid/gemischt abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
Literaturhinweise Manuals (intended as a general reference, not as required readings)
- Tite, Shortland, 2008, Production Technology of Faience and Related Early Vitreous Materials, Oxbow.
- Stern, Schlick-Nolte, 1995, Early Glass of the Ancient World: 1600 B.C.-A. D. 50. Ernesto Wolf collection.
- Angelini, Gratuze, Artioli, 2019, Glass and Other Vitreous Materials through History, EMU Notes in Mineralogy, pp. 87-150, DOI: 10.1180/EMU-notes.20.3
ECTS points 6

Course location / Course dates

(D, 2128) Wednesday: 11:45 - 13:15, weekly (14x)


The United Nations declared 2022 as the International Year of Glass, for celebrating the pivotal role of this material throughout the history of mankind. This course will explore the socio-cultural, ritual, economic, and technological significance of ancient vitreous materials – including glazed steatite, faience, glassy faience, and glass – and will discuss how the use of modern analytical techniques can improve our knowledge on the manufacturing processes, the raw materials, and the provenance of these colorful and fascinating objects.

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "Zeitgesteuerte Anmeldung: Glass and other vitreous materials".
The following rules apply for the admission:
  • The enrolment is possible from 05.09.2022, 00:00 to 23.10.2022, 23:59.