Heterotopias and Epistemes: Early Modern Europe

1. What are the first two principles of heterotopias? Explain with examples from the essay. How does this
relate to museums?
2. What are the third and fourth principles of heterotopias? Explain with examples from the essay. How does
this relate to museums?
3. Isabella D’Este was a “renaissance woman” in many ways. What were her accomplishments, and how did
her personal collection reflect her social position and her interests? How was she unusual for a woman of her
time, and how have recent scholars responded to her legacy?
4. What were some of the typical contents of Renaissance museums and cabinets? Explain why these items
were important to collectors at the time.
Rubric (important):
Scoring will be 4.5 points per question, 9 points per quiz based on the student’s
Comprehension and correct response to the question, (2 points)
Original, grammatically correct writing, with few or no errors, (1 point)
Use of examples from lectures and assigned readings to support the answer, (1 point)
Inclusion of extra observations, quotes, insights. (.5 point)

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