Business History and Archives

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
SECS-P/12
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to offer intellectual elements of buisness history, its theoretical orientations and discipline-specific terminology. The course also aims to provide the basic tools to know and operate within a corporate archive.
Expected learning outcomes
The course intends to introduce participants to the historical reflection of buisness from a global perspective, through a plurality of written, oral and visual sources and the beginning of the use and discourse of business and labour archives, as well as through digital tools available online. Through the analysis of historical cases, students will be able to apply the theoretical instrumentation necessary to undertake historical investigation and analysis of archival documentation. At the end of the course, the attending students will be able to critically read primary sources and scientific texts relating to the early-modern and modern historical periods, and to develop independent reflections and research on the main aspects of modern enterprise in its various forms. Students will also exercise their research abilities and individual assemssments skills to set up and carrying out work of document inventory, as well as its communication and usable availability on digital platforms, including talks with professional historians and archivists.
These skills will be acquired through a direct and continuous meeting with the instructor in the classroom. Educational tools will be made available on Ariel.
Students opting not to attend the lessons will be able to make use of the educational tools provided by the instructor on Ariel, deepen their knowledge of main topics through special readings indicated in the exam program for non-attending and if desired (after reading the exam program) contact the instructor both by email and during office hours.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Title of the course: Labour, business and finance in the contemporary age
Module 1: Labour and factories between modern and contemporary ages
Module 2: Business organization and finance
Module 3: Archivi: che imprese! Archive experiences at the Archivio Storico di Banca Intesa San Paolo
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the admission to the MA degree in historical science
Teaching methods
Attendance to the 90% of the classes is compulsory for attending students. The teaching is delivered through frontal lectures and archive experiences (aimed primarily at the acquisition of knowledge, competence and specific language of the subject), and through work experience in a business archive. Discussion with the teacher in the classroom is integrant part of the didactic method and aims at promoting a critical attitude and the capacity to apply the acquired competence and knowledge.
The teaching is also based on didactic and multimedia material provided on Ariel.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1 and 2)
Knowledge of one of the following volume: P.A. Toninelli, Storia d'impresa, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2012 (second edition).

- Programme for 9 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1, 2, 3)
Knowledge of one of the following volume: P.A. Toninelli, Storia d'impresa, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2012 (second edition).

Non-attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Knowledge of the following two volumes:
P.A. Toninelli, Storia d'impresa, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2012 (second edition), or F. Amatori, A. Colli, Storia d'impresa. Complessità e comparazioni, Milano, Bruno Mondadori, 2011;
S. Musso, Storia del lavoro in Italia dall'Unità a oggi, Venezia, Marsilio, varie edizioni, or G. Maifreda, La disciplina del lavoro. Operai, macchine e fabbriche nella storia italiana, Milano,

- Programme for 9 cfu:
Knowledge of the following three volumes: P.A. Toninelli, Storia d'impresa, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2012 (second edition);
F. Amatori, A. Colli, Storia d'impresa. Complessità e comparazioni, Milano, Bruno Mondadori, 2011;
S. Musso, Storia del lavoro in Italia dall'Unità a oggi, Venezia, Marsilio, varie edizioni, or G. Maifreda, La disciplina del lavoro. Operai, macchine e fabbriche nella storia italiana, Milano, Bruno Mondadori, various editions.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: oral exam
- Type of examination: oral interrogation
- Evaluation criteria: capacity to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; capacity for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of exposition, competence in the use of specialised lexicon, efficacy, clarity; quality of work at the archive.
- Type of evaluation method: mark in 30s
- Method of communication of the assessment results of mid-term evaluation: Ariel site
The format of the exam for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the professor, as well as the relevant office.


- Method: oral exam
- Type of examination: oral interrogation
- Evaluation criteria: capacity to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; capacity for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of exposition, competence in the use of specialised lexicon, efficacy, clarity; quality of work at the archive.
- Type of evaluation method: mark in 30s
- Method of communication of the assessment results of mid-term evaluation: Ariel site
The format of the exam for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the professor, as well as the relevant office.
Unita' didattica A
SECS-P/12 - ECONOMIC HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
SECS-P/12 - ECONOMIC HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
SECS-P/12 - ECONOMIC HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)