Italy Field School :Women of Ischia - Renaissance Poets, Printers and Intellectuals

The course examines the lives, works and depictions of various Renaissance women who lived on the island of Ischia.  The most famous of these women was the poet and Reformer Vittoria Colonna, but there were many other women of the d’Avalos, Orsini, del Balzo and other Neapolitan families who were famous for their politics, patronage, religious views and intellectual contributions to the Renaissance.  The course includes rips to the Castello Aragonese and the collections of Sant’Antonio di Padova on Ischia, the island of Capri, day trips to Naples to visit galleries, museums and villas, possible trips to Amalfi and Pescara  

Field School Details

Instructor: Dr. Sally Hickson, School of Fine Art and Music

Offered: Summer 2021

Prerequisite: 70% cumulative average (Students with a 67 - 69% cumulative average may be considered if there are extenuating circumstances that affected their marks which are described on their application.)

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Dr. Sally Hickson.

Program Dates

5 weeks from late May to late June, 2021

Course 

Students will be registered in HUMN 3600 for 1.0 credits and can choose to take an additional 0.5 credit Italian Language course level to be determined based on your Italian Language proficiency.

Costs

Students should budget for the following:

  • Round-trip airfare to Italy
  • Tuition and fees at the University of Guelph for 1.0 credits or 1.5 credits
  • The Italy Field School fee: approximately $4200 which covers the following in Italy - accommodations, transportation for field trips and to field sites, admission fees for venues. Amount is subject to change based on fluctuating exchange rate.
  • Mandatory travel health and emergency insurance through the company Guard Me ($1.65 / day)
  • Personal expenses (food, additional personal travel, etc) 

Eligibility

Students applying for the program must have the pre-requisites for the program (see above) by time the program begins in May 2020 (or permission from the instructor), and must have a 70% cumulative average. (Students with a 67 - 69% cumulative average may be considered if there are extenuating circumstances that affected their marks which are described on their application.)

Apply to the Italy Field School

Students interested in applying to the Italy Field School must apply using the online application. To receive access to the online application you must first attend a Study Abroad Information Session through the Centre for International Programs. You will then receive access to the online application by early December.

Application deadline: January 29th, 2021