Fresno State College of Arts & Humanities Study Abroad Winter Session
The Fresno State College of Arts & Humanities London Program, “Art History, Architecture, and Artistic Exchange in Tudor, Stuart and Georgian Britain”, takes students abroad from Dec. 27, 2023 to Jan. 17, 2024. This year has the busiest schedule yet.
Designed and led by Fresno State Prof. Luis Gordo Peláez, an expert on the history of cultural production and built environments of the early modern transatlantic world, the course will explore British art history through the architecture, historic sites and museum collections of London. Concurrently, it will examine the building of the British empire and its historical and artistic relations with contemporary European empires of the Atlantic world. Gordo Peláez and Prof. Nick Potter will guide students on a three-week study through the city of London, filled with historical sites and museum collections that speak to:
- the ancient Roman history of Britannia
- the formation of the medieval English kingdom
- the making of Tudor England (1485-1603)
- the splendor of the Baroque courts in the time of the Stuart dynasty (1603-1714) and
- the imperialism of Georgian Britain (1714-1837) overseas.
Read on to see some of what’s in store for the 11 Lund Scholars we sent to London this year.
Lund Scholars’ first days will be spectacular, with visits to Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral, followed by trips out to Hampton Court (Henry VIII’s old palace) way out west on the Thames, then a boat trip to Greenwich east of city center.
Museums & Galleries
The heart of the program: an immersive tour of museums, galleries and collections in London and surrounds, led by experts.
Between building tours and museum lectures, students will see two plays:
New Year's Eve in London
Students and profs experience New Year’s Eve in London! They’ll also embark on a long weekend to explore their choice of places in the UK or Europe.