The aim of the course is to provide the broad outlines for employing the sources to understand the main political, economic, social and religious elements visible during the centuries of the late ancient age to the early Renaissance.
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the course the student will have acquired the the essential tools to carry out research in medieval history, with particular reference to the medieval period: -building a bibliography through the available research tools (catalogues and online repertories, dictionaries, databases); -knowing the main types of medieval sources: reading published records and finding the way through the unpublished
Title of the course: The Art and the Document. How to interpret the Middle Ages from sources
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission
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 particular reference to the medieval period: - building a bibliography through the available research tools (catalogues and online repertories, dictionaries, databases); - knowing the main types of medieval sources: reading published records and finding the way through the unpublished; These skills will be first acquired through classes, by practicing on research tools and sources, and then through the guided tour of archives, libraries and museums. 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. Laboratory is also based on didactic material provided on ARIEL.
Attending students: - knowledge of the topics taught in lectures - knowledge of the sources examined during lectures International and Erasmus students are invited to promptly get in touch with the lecturer in order to arrange a reading plan (available in French) 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 - 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.