Antiquity and Innovation in Early Medieval Art



The reign of King (later Emperor) Charlemagne (768-814 AD) marked a flourishing of the visual arts that had not been seen since the fall of the Roman Empire. Often styled the ‘Carolingian Renaissance’, the artistic culture of the period was characterised by a politically-motivated evocation of the classical past, fused with elements of existing art styles and innovation in areas such as monastic planning and the commission of new types of fine metalwork and illuminated manuscript.

This course, led by Dr. Rachel Moss, focuses on the style and influences of art in this period, and the technical and cultural innovations that informed it.

Date, Time and Place

This lecture-only module comprises of two lectures per week over one term commencing in September 2023.

Please check the School of Histories and Humanities website in August for updates on this course at:

Course Fees

€170 full rate, €90 concession rate.

The concession rate is available to all those retired, over 65s, and those on a government pension / payment plan and the unwaged, including second- and third-level students.


Please check our website in August for updates on enrolment and term dates at:

You may apply online or by telephone as follows:

Online: Register and pay by credit/debit card online after enrolments open at:

By telephone: Text ‘APPLY FOR COURSE’ to +353 (0)87 2572015* and you will receive a call back confirming your registration. The phone will be busy during the application period so responses may be delayed. Please do not call to enroll for this course.

Get in Touch

Telephone Number

+353 (0)1 8968589