Power of images/Images of power

A.Y. 2021/2022
Course offered to students on the PhD programme in
Overall hours
Lesson period
February 2022
Lead instructor: Alessandro Cavagna
Thirty-five years after the publication of Augustus und die Macht der Bilder by Paul Zanker (1st ed. 1987), the doctoral lectures aim to investigate the relation between the use of images and the political communication. The topic of images and the "magical" power of object will be analysed, through a multidisciplinary approach, from a philosophical, political and religious point of view. Specific lectures will also describe how the power of images became embedded in the (not exclusively political) communication of human societies.
Assessment methods
Giudizio di approvazione
Assessment result
superato/non superato
How to enrol


The course enrolment deadline is usually the 25th day of the month prior to the start date. More specifically:

  • 27 December 2021 for courses starting in January 2022
  • 25 January 2022 for courses starting in February 2022
  • 25 February 2022 for courses starting in March 2022.

Deadlines for enrolment in other courses will be announced as soon as possible.

How to enrol

  1. Access enrolment on PhD courses online service using your University login details
  2. Select the desired programme and click on Registration (Iscrizione) and then on Register (Iscriviti)

Ignore the option "Exam session date” that appears during the enrolment procedure.


For help please contact [email protected]

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