HistArt / ClArch
Problems in the Art of the Persian Empire: Exhibiting Persepolis

Location and time by arrangement with instructor
3 Credit Seminar

This seminar explores the site of Persepolis, heartland capital of the Achaemenid Persian Empire, as a social space. It emphasizes current research in archaeology, iconography, and performativity of place. Student readings, dialogues, and projects will be part of a series of Working Group Collaboratives toward a major Kelsey Museum Exhibition in Fall 2013 titled Ancient Animations. Social Networking in the Persian Empire. The show will feature international loan artifacts in tandem with a program of interactive electronic technologies for experiential "gaming" and digital graffiti. Participation is By Permission of the Instructor. Background reading will be front-loaded so that creative efforts can proceed. Graduate students in, e.g., Museum Studies, Engineering, Architecture, Art and Design, and Information Science are encouraged to apply along with those in historically-based disciplines. Strongly motivated undergraduates who have already studied with Professor Root are also invited to inquire. Please contact Professor Root by email, including your UM i.d. number in your inquiry.

Estimated cost of materials: $50 or more, but less than $100. MSP Cognate; MS Minor Elective by Petition