ELEMENTS AND SOURCES OF MODERN HISTORY

ELEMENTS AND SOURCES OF MODERN HISTORY

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Code
65327
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
9 credits during the 1st year of 8459 History (L-42) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-STO/02
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (History)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course of Elements and Sources of Modern History aims to provide the first-year student with an overview of the themes and problems related to the centuries of the ancien régime (XVI-XVIII), as well as a presentation of the working method of the historian and the developments in historiography since the progressive professionalization of the discipline.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to introduce the student to the study of modern history: on the one hand by introducing and outlining in a preparatory way the concepts, themes and problems of the centuries of modernity; on the other hand by providing guidance for the understanding of the work of the historian and for the knowledge of the tools used by him (sources, methodology, historiography).

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

There are two objectives that teaching has set itself:

1) to understand the structural aspects of the old regime society, in its various fields and its problems, in order to set up a more secure learning of modern history in the second year of the course at a manual level

2) learn to become familiar with the historian's historian's lexicon and tools of the trade, i.e. primary and secondary sources

 

PREREQUISITES

Manual knowledge of the early modern age

Teaching methods

Factual lessons, open to the questions and curiosities of the students, to articulate themes and problems; seminars on sources and historiography, to explain the working methods of the historian and the construction of historiographic knowledge.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Program for students using teaching for 6 cfu

Introduction to Modern History: themes, problems, sources and historiography.

Program for students using teaching for 9 cfu

Introduction to Modern History: themes, problems, sources and historiography

Slavery of the modern age: the Mediterranean and the Atlantic scenario

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

6 cfu

FOR FREQUENT STUDENTS:

G. P. Romagnani, La società di antico regime (XVI-XVIII secolo). Temi e problemi storiografici, Carocci, Roma

Notes on the lessons concerning the sources of the modern age

FOR NON-PARTICIPANTS:

G. P. Romagnani, La società di antico regime (XVI-XVIII secolo). Temi e problemi storiografici, Carocci, Roma

Prima lezione di metodo storico, a cura di S. Luzzatto, Laterza, Roma-Bari

9 cfu

FOR FREQUENT STUDENTS:

G. P. Romagnani, La società di antico regime (XVI-XVIII secolo). Temi e problemi storiografici, Carocci, Roma

Notes on the lessons concerning the sources of the modern age

A book of your choice from the following:

M. Lenci, Corsari, Carocci, Roma

L.A. Lindsay, Il commercio degli schiavi, il Mulino, Bologna

FOR NON-PARTICIPANTS:

G. P. Romagnani, La società di antico regime (XVI-XVIII secolo). Temi e problemi storiografici, Carocci, Roma

Prima lezione di metodo storico, a cura di S. Luzzatto, Laterza, Roma-Bari

M. Lenci, Corsari, Carocci, Roma

L.A. Lindsay, Il commercio degli schiavi, il Mulino, Bologna

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Monday 11-13 Thursday 11-13 During the first semester the reception will take place electronically, on the Microsoft Teams platform (group code: bc63cej), unless agreed with the teacher for meetings by appointment in the studio in Via Balbi 6.  

Exam Board

PAOLO CALCAGNO (President)

LUCA LO BASSO

EMILIANO BERI (Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Factual lessons, open to the questions and curiosities of the students, to articulate themes and problems; seminars on sources and historiography, to explain the working methods of the historian and the construction of historiographic knowledge.

LESSONS START

1 March 2021

ORARI

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ELEMENTS AND SOURCES OF MODERN HISTORY

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral mode: one or two questions on the general part (Romagnani), one question on the sources programme, one question on the books planned for the second module. For the participants, the use of arguments, notes and materials collected during the lessons is considered a note of merit. 

There will be an intermediate test (optional) to be carried out at the end of the first part of the course programme, the one dedicated to the topics (more or less towards the end of October). After this test the lessons will resume with the second part dedicated to sources.

 

Assessment methods

During the examination, which will be held orally, the candidates will be proposed for examination one or more specific topics contained in the texts indicated. The examiner will be asked to illustrate these topics with a critical spirit, in a correct and articulated way, and using appropriate language; his ability to establish significant links with other topics dealt with in the same text or dealt with during the lessons will also be verified (for those who attend)

 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
10/05/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
31/05/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
14/06/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
28/06/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
13/09/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

there is no other information. The teacher is available during the reception hours and can be contacted at any time via e-mail.