Contemporary history

A.Y. 2019/2020
12
Max ECTS
80
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/04
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course provides the broad outlines of modern history and the tools necessary to understand the main aspects (political, economic, social, cultural, religious) from 1914 to the present day, with some references to the second half of the nineteenth century.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will have acquired the knowledge of the political-institutional, socio-economic and cultural development of modern history, from 1914 to the present day, with a module focus on republican Italy. They will also be able to establish space-time correlations and understand the complex dynamics of the contemporary world, using language tools (language properties, correct specific lexicon) to express, in a clear and effective form, concepts of a political, institutional, economic, and religious nature; they will be able to read critically historiographical works and use the main tools, including digital tools, for the research and analysis of sources. These skills will be acquired through a direct and continuous meeting with the instructor in the classroom. The discussion around the proposed sources will be an essential moment of critical reflection and methodological learning. The focus will also be on the relationship between modern history and public communication in order to more easily incorporate the skills acquired in the training indicated by the degree course (Humanities Sciences for Communication). Participation in seminars and meetings proposed within the activities of the Department of Historical Studies will also be of great importance.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Module 1: From the 1st World War to the World Ideologic Clash (1914-1945)
Module 2: History of the Cold War (1945-1991)
Module 3: The Present Age (1991-2016)
Module 4: History of the Italian Republic (1946-2018)
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission.
Teaching methods
Attendance to classes is strongly recommended although not compulsory. The teaching is delivered through frontal lectures aimed primarily at the acquisition of knowledge, competence and specific language of the subject. Discussion with the teacher in the classroom is an integranl part of the didactic method and aims at promoting a critical attitude and the capacity to apply the acquired competence and knowledge.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:

Module 1

The lecture notes

Tommaso Detti, Giovanni Gozzini, Storia contemporanea. Il Novecento, Pearson, 2016 (from the introduction included to chapter 10 included)
Massimo Baioni, Fulvio Conti, La politica nell'età contemporanea, Carocci, 2017 (chapters 1, 2, 3)

Module 2

The lecture notes

Tommaso Detti, Giovanni Gozzini, Storia contemporanea. Il Novecento, Pearson, 2016 (from chapter 11 included to chapter 18 included)
Massimo Baioni, Fulvio Conti, La politica nell'età contemporanea, Carocci, 2017 (chapter 4)

Module 3

The lecture notes

Giuseppe Mammarella, Europa e Stati Uniti dopo la Guerra Fredda, Il Mulino, 2016.
Tommaso Detti, Giovanni Gozzini, Storia contemporanea. Il Novecento, Pearson, 2016 (chapters 19 and 20)
Massimo Baioni, Fulvio Conti, La politica nell'età contemporanea, Carocci, 2017 (chapters 5, 6, 7)

Module 4

The lecture notes

Guido Crainz, Storia della Repubblica. L'Italia dalla liberazione ad oggi, Donzelli, 2016
Massimo Baioni, Fulvio Conti, La politica nell'età contemporanea, Carocci, 2017 (chapters 8 and 9)

Furthermore, attending students will have to take the reading of 1 (one) book from the following list:

Georges Bensoussan, Storia della Shoah, Giuntina
Massimo Campanini, Storia del medio oriente contemporaneo, Il Mulino
Roberto Chiarini, L'ultimo fascismo, Marsilio
Simona Colarizi, Marco Gervasoni, La tela di Penelope. Storia della Seconda repubblica (1989-2011), Laterza
Gustavo Corni, Il sogno del grande spazio. Le politiche d'occupazione nell'Europa nazista, Laterza
Marco Cuzzi, Dal Risorgimento al Mondo Nuovo. La Massoneria italiana nella Prima guerra mondiale, Le Monnier
Mark Gilbert, Storia politica dell'integrazione europea, Laterza
Erik Goldstein, Gli accordi di pace dopo la Grande Guerra, Il Mulino
Geir Lundenstad, Empire by integration. The United States and European Integration 1945-1997, Oxford University Press
Giuseppe Mammarella, L'Italia di oggi. Storia e cronaca di un ventennio 1992-2012, Il Mulino
Gianfranco Pasquino, L'Europa in trenta lezioni, Utet
Joze Pirjevec, Le guerre jugoslave 1991-1999, Einaudi
Valentina Pisanty, Abusi di memoria, Mondadori
Sandro Rogari, L'età della globalizzazione, Utet
Elena Aga Rossi, Cefalonia. La resistenza, l'eccidio, il mito, Il Mulino

The examination procedures for disabled students and / or with DSA must be agreed with the teacher, in accordance with the disabled students office.


Non-attending students:

Module 1

Tommaso Detti, Giovanni Gozzini, Storia contemporanea. Il Novecento, Pearson, 2016 (from the introduction included to chapter 10 included)
Massimo Baioni, Fulvio Conti, La politica nell'età contemporanea, Carocci, 2017 (chapters 1, 2, 3)

Module 2

Tommaso Detti, Giovanni Gozzini, Storia contemporanea. Il Novecento, Pearson, 2016 (from chapter 11 included to chapter 18)
Massimo Baioni, Fulvio Conti, La politica nell'età contemporanea, Carocci, 2017 (chapter 4)

Module 3

Giuseppe Mammarella, Europa e Stati Uniti dopo la Guerra Fredda, Il Mulino, 2016
Tommaso Detti, Giovanni Gozzini, Storia contemporanea. Il Novecento, Pearson, 2016 (chapters 19 and 20)
Massimo Baioni, Fulvio Conti, La politica nell'età contemporanea, Carocci, 2017 (chapters 5, 6, 7)

Module 4

Guido Crainz, Storia della Repubblica. L'Italia dalla liberazione ad oggi, Donzelli, 2016
Massimo Baioni, Fulvio Conti, La politica nell'età contemporanea, Carocci, 2017 (chapters 8 and 9)

Furthermore, attending students will have to take the reading of 2 (two) books chosen from the following list:

Georges Bensoussan, Storia della Shoah, Giuntina
Massimo Campanini, Storia del medio oriente contemporaneo, Il Mulino
Roberto Chiarini, L'ultimo fascismo, Marsilio
Simona Colarizi, Marco Gervasoni, La tela di Penelope. Storia della Seconda repubblica (1989-2011), Laterza
Gustavo Corni, Il sogno del grande spazio. Le politiche d'occupazione nell'Europa nazista, Laterza
Marco Cuzzi, Dal Risorgimento al Mondo Nuovo. La Massoneria italiana nella Prima guerra mondiale, Le Monnier
Mark Gilbert, Storia politica dell'integrazione europea, Laterza
Erik Goldstein, Gli accordi di pace dopo la Grande Guerra, Il Mulino
Geir Lundenstad, Empire by integration. The United States and European Integration 1945-1997, Oxford University Press
Giuseppe Mammarella, L'Italia di oggi. Storia e cronaca di un ventennio 1992-2012, Il Mulino
Gianfranco Pasquino, L'Europa in trenta lezioni, Utet
Joze Pirjevec, Le guerre jugoslave 1991-1999, Einaudi
Valentina Pisanty, Abusi di memoria, Mondadori
Sandro Rogari, L'età della globalizzazione, Utet
Elena Aga Rossi, Cefalonia. La resistenza, l'eccidio, il mito, Il Mulino

The examination procedures for disabled students and / or with DSA must be agreed with the teacher, in accordance with the disabled students office.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: oral exam
- Type of examination: oral test
- 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
- Type of evaluation method: mark in 30s
Unita' didattica A
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica D
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)