Florence, Italy: “Awaken the Dead: Florence as World Maker” (UWinteriM Faculty-led)

Aschenbrenner leading group of UWM students in Florence.

Awaken the Dead: Florence as World Maker provides a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with one of the most iconic cities in Art Historical study!  Students will be immersed in the sights, sounds, and smells of Florence, as the course is taught openly in the streets, churches, piazzas, and markets. As a fusion between rigorous coursework and unique international program, the class will be highly experiential, and taught by an instructor who has led several study-abroad courses in Florence.  

Students will come away with a deeper understanding of the history of cross-cultural encounter, political intrigue, competitive spirit, and religious fervor that shaped European medieval and renaissance art.  The course will also include a visit to Pisa, whose history of warfare and maritime trade have left an indelible mark on the city. Visiting these sites in winter will allow students to avoid crowds of tourists while reveling in the festival atmosphere and glowing lights of the Christmas season (which lasts until the Feast of Epiphany on January 6th). New Year’s will be ushered in with fireworks over the Arno River and celebrations in the streets! Join us for an unparalleled academic and personal journey!

December 29, 2023 (arrival) – January 14, 2024

Program Leader: Michael Aschenbrenner, Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Art History, aschenb3@uwm.edu

For more information:
Programs>Center for International Education (studioabroad.com)