History of women and gender identity

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 intellectual elements about the history of women and gender identity in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern age and to deepen the main historiographical guidelines related to discipline.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will have acquired a general framework regarding the development of the status of women in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern age. It will also be able to place the turning points and the most representative figures in their chronological, territorial and social contexts. The student will be able to use a specific lexicon and to express in a clear and effective form specific concepts of the discipline. They will also be able to read critically historiographical works relating to the proposed field of study and use the main tools, including digital tools, for 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, which will take place from time to time, will be an essential moment of critical reflection and methodological learning. Participation in meetings and seminars organized within the Department of Historical Studies will also be of great importance for this purpose. 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 with the instructor, and contact the instructor via email or during office hours.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Title of the course: The Female Condition in the History. From the Middle Age to the Present Day
Module 1: The Medieval Roots of the Identity of the Female Gender between Rights and Social Role

Module 2: The Female Condition in the Modern Age
Module 3: Women, Rights and Citizenship in Europe from the French Revolution to the Present Day
Prerequisites for admission
A good knowledge of the general history of the medieval, modern and contemporary ages is required
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.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
(two of the following modules)

Module A:
1. Lecture notes
2. Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
Ch. Klapisch-Zuber (a cura di), Storia delle donne in Occidente. Il Medioevo, Laterza,(any edition)
A. Guiducci, Medioevo inquieto. Storia delle donne dall'VIII al XV secolo, Sansoni, 1990
D. Lett, Uomini e donne nel Medioevo. Storia del genere (secoli XII-XV), Bologna, Il mulino, 2014 with P. Skinner, Le donne nell'Italia medievale, secc. VI-XIII, Roma, Viella, 2005

Module B:
1.Lecture notes.
2. Knowledge of the following volume:
M. E. Wiesner-Hanks, Le donne nell'Europa moderna. Nuova edizione ampliata, Einaudi, Torino 2017.

Module C:
1. Lecture notes.
2. Knowledge of the following volume:
F. Thébaud,a cura di, Storia delle donne in Occidente. Vol. 5. Il N ovecento, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2011 (pp.141-175; 213-305; pp.416-587).

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- Programme for 9 cfu:
- (modules 1, 2, 3)
Module A:
1. Lecture notes.
2. Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
Ch. Klapisch-Zuber (a cura di), Storia delle donne in Occidente. Il Medioevo, Laterza,(any edition)
A. Guiducci, Medioevo inquieto. Storia delle donne dall'VIII al XV secolo, Sansoni, 1990
D. Lett, Uomini e donne nel Medioevo. Storia del genere (secoli XII-XV), Bologna, Il mulino, 2014 with P. Skinner, Le donne nell'Italia medievale, secc. VI-XIII, Roma, Viella, 2005

Module B:
1. Lecture notes.
2. Knowledge of the following volume:
M. E. Wiesner-Hanks, Le donne nell'Europa moderna. Nuova edizione ampliata, Einaudi, Torino 2017.

Module C:
1. Lecture notes.
2. Knowledge of the following volume:
F. Thébaud,a cura di, Storia delle donne in Occidente. Vol. 5. Il N ovecento, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2011 (pp.141-175; 213-305; pp.416-587).
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Non-attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
(two of the following modules)

Module A:
1. Knowledge of two of the following volumes:
Ch. Klapisch-Zuber (a cura di), Storia delle donne in Occidente. Il Medioevo, Laterza,(any edition)
A. Guiducci, Medioevo inquieto. Storia delle donne dall'VIII al XV secolo, Sansoni, 1990
D. Lett, Uomini e donne nel Medioevo. Storia del genere (secoli XII-XV), Bologna, Il mulino, 2014 with P. Skinner, Le donne nell'Italia medievale, secc. VI-XIII, Roma, Viella, 2005

Module B:
1. Knowledge of the following volumes:
M. E. Wiesner-Hanks, Le donne nell'Europa moderna. Nuova edizione ampliata, Einaudi, Torino 2017.
G. Bock, Le donne nella storia europea. Dal Medioevo ai nostri giorni, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2017 (chapter 2: "La rivoluzione Francese: la disputa si riapre");
A. Bellavitis, Il lavoro delle donne nelle città dell'Europa moderna, Viella, Roma 2016.

Module C:
1. Knowledge of the following volumes::
F. Thébaud,a cura di, Storia delle donne in Occidente. Vol. 5. Il Novecento, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2011 (pp.141-175; 213-305; pp.416-587).
E. Doni, M. Fugenzi, Il secolo delle donne. L'Italia del Novecento al femminile, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2008
G. Bock, Le donne nella storia europea. Dal Medioevo ai nostri giorni, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2017, (chapter 4: "Dal sociale al politico") .
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- Programme for 9 cfu:
- Knowledge of the topics of the three modules:
Module A:
1. Knowledge of two of the following volumes:
Ch. Klapisch-Zuber (a cura di), Storia delle donne in Occidente. Il Medioevo, Laterza,(any edition)
A. Guiducci, Medioevo inquieto. Storia delle donne dall'VIII al XV secolo, Sansoni, 1990
D. Lett, Uomini e donne nel Medioevo. Storia del genere (secoli XII-XV), Bologna, Il mulino, 2014 with P. Skinner, Le donne nell'Italia medievale, secc. VI-XIII, Roma, Viella, 2005

Modules B:
1. Knowledge of the following volumes:
M. E. Wiesner-Hanks, Le donne nell'Europa moderna. Nuova edizione ampliata, Einaudi, Torino 2017.
G. Bock, Le donne nella storia europea. Dal Medioevo ai nostri giorni, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2017 (only chapter 2 : "La rivoluzione Francese: la disputa si riapre");
A. Bellavitis, Il lavoro delle donne nelle città dell'Europa moderna, Viella, Roma 2016.

Module C:
1. Knowledge of the following volumes::
F. Thébaud,a cura di, Storia delle donne in Occidente. Vol. 5. Il Novecento, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2011 (pp.141-175; 213-305; pp.416-587).
E. Doni, M. Fugenzi, Il secolo delle donne. L'Italia del Novecento al femminile, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2008
G. Bock, Le donne nella storia europea. Dal Medioevo ai nostri giorni, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2017, (only chapter 4: "Dal sociale al politico") .
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
- NB: one elective mid-term evaluation is provided by unit 2. It will be organised on behalf of the attending students only. It will consist of a written test
- Method of communication of the assessment results of unit 2 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
M-STO/01 - MEDIEVAL HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
M-STO/02 - MODERN HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Tonelli Giovanna
Unita' didattica C
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Minesso Michela
Professor(s)
Reception:
Wednesday at 12 noon. ONLINE ON TEAMS OR BY PHONE. THE STUDENT MUST INDICATE A TELEPHONE NUMBER OR ID TEAMS BY WRITING AN EMAIL ONLY ON THE SAME DAY AT THE INDICATED TIME.
Phone/Teams/Skype