A new Venice Summer School exploring global arts will take place at the University’s Palazzo Pesaro Papafava in Summer 2009.
This first Venice Summer School considers historical interchange in the global arts and really benefits from the opportunities Venice offers for students to visit museums, archives and historical working spaces as well as attending lectures and seminars.
It also investigates creativity and innovation in the arts as a key aspect of the global connections that characterised the world between 1300 and 1800.
The Summer School will take place from 25 – 31 March 2009 and is organised by the University’s Institute of Advanced Studies, together with the Global History and Culture Centre (GHCC). It will also be the first activity of the newly established Centre for the History of Innovation and Creativity (CHIC), based in the Venice Centre of Warwick University.
Applications for the Summer School are currently being accepted until 15 December. It is aimed at an international and multidisciplinary constituency of MPhil, PhD and postdoctoral students, scholars in the early stages of their careers, archivists, librarians and museum curators.
The University of Warwick, especially through its departments of History and Art History, is now the leading institution for the study of global history and culture in the UK and in Europe. In 2007 the creation of the Global History and Culture Centre, directed by Professor Maxine Berg, has put Warwick at the forefront of international studies in the history of globalisation through research projects on porcelain, textiles, fashion, cities and technologies.