History and Web

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/01 M-STO/02 M-STO/04
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to offer elements of understanding of the main thematic and methodological connections related to the study of historical communication. The course also aims to provide lexical and conceptual tools suitable for both scientific and popular historical communication.
Expected learning outcomes
The course aims to introduce participants to the reflection on the practices of historical communication, opening them to the use of written, oral, visual sources and printed and online bibliographic tools. Through the analysis of concrete examples, students will be introduced to different methodologies of historical investigation and the study of documentation. At the end of the course, students will be able to collect and interpret data useful for the determination of independent assessments in the context of historical communication, including cultural and intercultural reflections, and the scientific or ethical issues associated with them. In addition, thanks to the specific focus placed on communicative skills, students will be able to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to specialist and non-specialist speakers. These skills will be acquired through a direct and continuous discussion with the instructor in the classroom and with specially invited expert scholars for particular themes.
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 with the agreement of the instructor, and of course meet with the instructor either by e-mail and during office hours.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Title of the course: Spaces, Practices and Images of Politics
Module 1: Historical communication, methodological issues. The "new politics" and nationalism during the long 19th century (Massimo Baioni)
Module 2: The 20th century between democracy and totalitarism: languages and models of political communication in the mass society (Massimo Baioni)
Module 3: Political communication in the Middle Ages (13th-14th centuries) (Marina Gazzini)
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 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 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.
In addition to frontal lectures, meetings and seminars with specialist scholars are envisaged.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:

Programme for 9 cfu:

Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1, 2, 3)

Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
- Alberto Mario Banti, La nazione del Risorgimento. Parentela, santità e onore alle origini dell'Italia unita, Einaudi
- George L. Mosse, La nazionalizzazione delle masse. Simbolismo politico e movimenti di massa in Germania (1815-1933), Il Mulino
- Vinzia Fiorino, Gian Luca Fruci, Alessio Petrizzo (a cura di), Il lungo Ottocento e le sue immagini. Politica, media, spettacolo, Edizioni ETS

Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
- Massimo Baioni e Fulvio Conti (a cura di), La politica nell'età contemporanea. I nuovi indirizzi della ricerca storica, Carocci
- Luciano Cheles e Alessandro Giacone (a cura di), Il ritratto e il potere. Immagini della politica in Francia e in Italia nel Novecento, Pacini

Knowledge of the volume:

Gherardo Ortalli, La pittura infamante (secoli XIII-XVI), nuova edizione Viella

Knowledge of one free choise article of the volume:
Le forme della propaganda politica nel Due e nel Trecento, Atti del Convegno, Trieste 2-5 marzo 1993, a cura di P. Cammarosano, Roma 1994 (free download, URL: .


Non-attending students:

Programme for 9 cfu:

Knowledge of the volume:
- Peter Burke, Testimoni oculari. Il significato storico delle immagini, Carocci

Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
- Alberto Mario Banti, La nazione del Risorgimento. Parentela, santità e onore alle origini dell'Italia unita, Einaudi
- George L. Mosse, La nazionalizzazione delle masse. Simbolismo politico e movimenti di massa in Germania (1815-1933), Il Mulino
- Vinzia Fiorino, Gian Luca Fruci, Alessio Petrizzo (a cura di), Il lungo Ottocento e le sue immagini. Politica, media, spettacolo, Edizioni ETS

Knowledge of the volume:

- Massimo Baioni e Fulvio Conti (a cura di), La politica nell'età contemporanea. I nuovi indirizzi della ricerca storica, Carocci

Knowledge of the volume:

- Gherardo Ortalli, La pittura infamante (secoli XIII-XVI), nuova edizione Viella

Knowledge of three fre choise articles of the volume:
Le forme della propaganda politica nel Due e nel Trecento, Atti del Convegno, Trieste 2-5 marzo 1993, a cura di P. Cammarosano, Roma 1994 (free download, URL: .

International and Erasmus students are invited to promptly get in touch with the professor in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English) for exam preparation.
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.
- Type of evaluation method: mark in 30s
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
M-STO/01 - MEDIEVAL HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Baioni Massimo
Unita' didattica B
M-STO/02 - MODERN HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Baioni Massimo
Unita' didattica C
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Gazzini Marina
Professor(s)
Reception:
Monday, 14-17. on platform teams.
Sector A, II floor, Room 18, via Festa del Perdono, 7