Teaching workshop

A.Y. 2019/2020
3
Max ECTS
20
Overall hours
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The objective of the workshop is twofold: on the one hand, it provides the primary basics about the tools (methodological, bibliographical and archival) of the research conducted from a source indicated by the instructor, and on the other hand to teach the student how to process research result in the written form.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the workshop, the student will have acquired the knowledge of the main types of sources of medieval history and the main tools of research. They will be able to orient themselves to the documentation of the modern age (those published and, at least partially, along with unpublished ones). They will then be able to use the language tools (language properties, correct specific lexicon) to express in written form, clearly and effectively, the results of the research conducted under the guidance of the instructor.
These skills will be acquired through a direct and ongoing meeting with the teacher in the classroom; The discussion around the proposed sources will provide additional time of critical reflection and methodological learning. Individual work will also be of great importance, with reports assigned by the instructor and then discussed collectively.
Students unable to attend will be able to make use of the educational tools provided by the instructor on Ariel, investigate special readings proposed by the instructor to strengthen their knowledge, and of course contact the instructor both by email and during the office hours.
Course syllabus and organization

Edizione 1

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Title of the course: Towards the final paper: make and write a history research (middle ages) - Edition 1
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission.
Teaching methods
Attendance to classes is mandatory. Laboratory is delivered through lectures aimed at providing the student with the essential tools to carry out research in medieval history, with the aim of facilitating the production of the final paper at the end of the bachelor:
- building a bibliography through the available research tools (catalogues and online repertories, dictionaries, databases);
- knowing the main types of communal sources: reading published records and finding the way through the unpublished;
- writing up research results by using specific language of the subject and editorial style of essays.
These skills will be first acquired through classes and home, by practicing on research tools and sources, and then through the individual drafting of a short paper, agreed with the teacher, on the basis of the topic hypothesized for the final paper. Discussion with the teacher during lectures is integrant part of the didactic method and aims at promoting a critical attitude and the ability to apply the acquired competence and knowledge.
Teaching Resources
- knowledge of the topics taught in lectures
- knowledge of the sources examined during lectures
- knowledge of topics and sources delivered for homeworks
- knowledge this essay:
U. Eco, Come si fa una tesi di laurea, Milano 1977

International and Erasmus students are invited to promptly get in touch with the lecturer in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English) for preparation.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: evaluation at the end of the course
- Type of examination: in itinere assessment and at the end of the course, on the basis of attendance of lectures and writing of a short essay
- Evaluation criteria: ability to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; ability for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of expression, competence in the use of specialised lexicon, efficacy, clarity.
- Type of evaluation method: approval of 3 cfu
The format of the assesement for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the lecturer.
- University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours

Edizione 1- II sem

Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Title of the course: Preparing the final dissertation: how to carry out and to write a history essay (medieval age)
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission.
Teaching methods
Attendance to classes is mandatory. Laboratory is delivered through lectures aimed at providing the student with the essential tools to carry out research in medieval history, starting from the reading of an XI century chronicle:
- building a bibliography through the available research tools (catalogues and online repertories, dictionaries, databases);
- build a personal research program;
- writing up research results by using specific language of the subject and editorial style of essays.
The class will consist in two sections: the first one is a methodological introduction, in the second one students will be asked to write a reaserach program with the consistent bibliography and to present it as a speech, choosing among the different focus areas suggested.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
- knowledge of the topics taught in lectures
- knowledge of the Italian translation of Arnolfo di Milano, Liber gestorum recentium, a cura di I. Scaravelli, Bologna 1996 and its introduction
- knowledge of one of the following essays:
P. Delogu, Introduzione allo studio della storia medievale, Bologna 2003, pp. 107-147;
F. Senatore, Medioevo: istruzioni per l'uso, Milano-Torino 2018

Non-attending students:
Attending to classes is mandatory; in exceptional situations is possible to agree with the teacher a separate working program

International and Erasmus students are invited to promptly get in touch with the lecturer in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English) for preparation.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: evaluation at the end of the course
- Type of examination: in itinere assessment and at the end of the course, on the basis of attendance of lectures and writing of a short essay
- Evaluation criteria: ability to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; ability for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of expression, competence in the use of specialised lexicon, efficacy, clarity.
- Type of evaluation method: approval of 3 cfu
The format of the assesement for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the lecturer.
- University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Campagna Giacomo

Edizione 2

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Title of the course: The degree essay: doing and writing an historical research. Medieval Age
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission.
Teaching methods
Attendance to classes is mandatory. Laboratory is delivered through lectures aimed at providing the student with the essential tools to carry out research in medieval history:
- building a bibliography through the available research tools (catalogues and online repertories, dictionaries, databases);
- knowing the main types of sources: reading published records and finding the way through the unpublished;
- writing up research results by using specific language of the subject and editorial style of essays.
These skills will be first acquired through classes, by practicing on research tools and sources, and then through the individual drafting of a short paper, on the basis of reading and discussion of essays and published sources. Discussion with the teacher during lectures is integrant part of the didactic method and aims at promoting a critical attitude and the ability to apply the acquired competence and knowledge.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
- knowledge of the topics taught in lectures
- knowledge of a selection of texts, taken from Antologia delle fonti altomedievali, edited by Stefano Gasparri and Fiorella Simoni (Reti Medievali, Didattica, http://rm.univr.it/didattica/fonti/anto_ame/indice.htm)

Non-attending students:
International and Erasmus students are invited to promptly get in touch with the lecturer in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English) for preparation.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: evaluation at the end of the course
- Type of examination: in itinere assessment and at the end of the course, on the basis of attendance of lectures and writing of a short essay
- Evaluation criteria: ability to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; ability for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of expression, competence in the use of specialised lexicon, efficacy, clarity.
- Type of evaluation method: approval of 3 cfu
The format of the assesement for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the lecturer.
- University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Moglia Maddalena