Medieval Splendors: The Great Cathedrals of Northern Europe from Bruges to Scandinavia

Uncover the rich heritage of northern Europe’s medieval cathedrals, including the spectacular Belgian cathedrals at Ghent, Bruges (the Venice of the North), and Antwerp. Discover Brussels cathedral, built on Roman foundations, Amsterdam’s Oudekirke (Old Church), and Germany's cathedrals including Rostock and Cologne. We will investigate the historical contexts in which these structures were built and the regional variation of architectural styles. We will also consider Scandinavia and its medieval rarities such as Denmark’s beautiful brick built cathedral of Roskilde, founded in the 11th century and containing royal tombs, the intriguing medieval sculpture at Stockholm, Norway’s Bergen cathedral, and the country’s famous wooden stave churches. Blending history and art history, this course is perfect for those with an interest in Medieval Europe or European cultural history more broadly. Questions? Contact us at The Center for Applied Liberal Arts (CALA). Email sps.cala@nyu.edu or call 212-998-7289.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of the major architectural styles and features of Northern European medieval cathedral
  • An understanding of the historical context in which the cathedrals were constructed

Ideal for

  • Those seeking a deeper understanding of European history or the medieval period
  • Anyone with an interest in the history of art and architecture
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.