Symphonies in Stone: The Medieval Cathedrals of England and Scotland

Follow the path from England’s awe-inspiring Canterbury Cathedral to the dramatic ruins of St. Andrew’s, overlooking the North Sea in Scotland. In this course, we will study the heritage and historical impact of over four centuries of English and Scottish cathedrals, including those at Durham, Ely, Norwich, Winchester, St. Albans, Salisbury, Wells, Oxford, and York. In Scotland, we will examine the beautiful abbey of Melrose, as well as the fascinating history of the cathedrals in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, and the magnificent St. Magnus cathedral in the Orkneys, founded in 1137 by a Viking Earl. We will also take time to explore English cathedrals that are less well known, including Hereford and Worcester, while learning about historical rarities, cathedral treasures, unique carvings, controversies, and important royal visitations. 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 212-998-7272.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of the major architectural styles and features of English and Scottish medieval cathedrals
  • 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.
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    • Section

      1
    • Semester

      Summer 2022
    • Date

      Jun 16 - Jun 30
    • Day

      Thursday
    • Time

      11:00AM-1:30PM
      • Online
    • Format

      Online
      • Online
    • Sessions

      3
    • Location

      Instructor Led
    Tuition $379