Archival studies

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/08
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The object of the course is the development of knowledge and methodology instruments necessary to face the theme of nature of archives, their past and present formation, their conservation even as regards the present rules, and their order and description.
Expected learning outcomes
Students are expected to know the contents of the texts settled for the exam; moreover, attending ones are required to know the subjects treated all over the course.
They should find their way among the various archival conservative institutes on the basis of their different juridical nature, and manyfold research devices in archives. They should also be able to expose the acquired contents clearly and correctly and to master the specific subject lexicon.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
In case the Covid emergency phase will continue during the second semester, the course will be held mainly by asynchronous lessons posted on platform Ariel, with the exception of some synchronous lectures using Microsoft Teams.
At the beginning of the second semester, on the course page on Ariel students will be able to find all the information on the lectures and any eventual changes to the programme and its related documents (bibliography etc.).
Finally, in case it proves impossible to hold the exam face to face, the exam will take place remotely, in ways which will be communicated on the course page on Ariel at the end of the course.
Course syllabus
Part 1 (20 hours, 3 cfu): Archives and records. Features of archival history.
Part 2 (20 hours, 3 cfu): Archival regulations. Finding aids.
Part 3 (20 hours, 3 cfu): Resettling and archives description. Judicial archives and archives of parliamentary enquiry commitees.
For a course presentation, see also from next january, platform Ariel ( http://ariel.unimi.it ), Archives studies teaching.
Prerequisites for admission
Basic knowledge of historical notions to be found in high schools manuals, form late Middle Ages to Contemporary age.
Teaching methods
Attendance to classes is recommended although not compulsory. The teaching is delivered mainly through frontal lectures aimed primarily at the acquisition of knowledge, competence and specific language of the subject. After the middle of the course a class training will be held with comments and discussion in the classroom. Besides, a few visits to archives will be organized. The teaching also avails itself of didactic material provided on Ariel, , http://ariel.unimi.it
Teaching Resources
Parts 1, 2: Examination programme for attending students, exam of 6 credits:

1. P. Carucci, Le fonti archivistiche. Ordinamento e conservazione, Roma, Carocci editore (qualsiasi ristampa): the whole book exept for paragraph 3.4.

2. The collection Saggi e Appunti di Archivistica a.a. 2020-2021, downloaded (from march 2021) from platform Ariel, http://ariel.unimi.it. , insegnamento di Archivistica.

Parts 1, 2, 3: Examination programme for attending students, exam of 9 credits:

Besides everything settled for a 6 credits exam, students must prepare:
- S. Twardzik, Archivistica: materiali e casi di studio, Milano, Libreria Cortina, published on february 2021.

Parts 1, 2: Examination programme for non attending students, exam of 6 credits:

1. P. Carucci, Le fonti archivistiche. Ordinamento e conservazione, Roma, Carocci editore (qualsiasi ristampa): the whole book exept for paragraph 3.4.

2. The collection Saggi e Appunti di Archivistica a.a. 2020-2021, downloaded (from march 2021) from platform Ariel, http://ariel.unimi.it. , insegnamento di Archivistica.

3. Three short essays explicitly devoted to non attending students, included in the collection mentioned at point 2, downloaded (from march 2021) from platform 'Ariel'.

Parts 1, 2, 3: Examination programme for non attending students, exam of 9 credits:
Besides everything settled for a 6 credits exam, students must prepare:

● I. Zanni Rosiello, Andare in archivio, Bologna, Il Mulino, 1996.

● P. Carucci, M. Guercio, Manuale di Archivistica, Roma, Carocci, 2008: tutto tranne i capitoli 10, 11, 14, 15, 16 e tranne i paragrafi 7.9 e 9.2.

● P. Carucci, Il documento contemporaneo. Diplomatica e criteri di edizione, Roma, NIS, 1987 (e ristampe successive): tutto tranne il paragrafo 5.4 e il capitolo 12.

● E. Lodolini, Storia dell'archivistica italiana, Milano, Franco Angeli, edizioni 2001-2013: tutti i capitoli dal 2 al 20.

● S. Twardzik, L'Archivio della Regia Scuola superiore di medicina veterinaria di Milano, 1807-1934. Inventario, Roma, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2020: le pp. 3-86 e i cappelli introduttivi alle diverse serie e agli indici finali; le altre parti sono da leggere (libro disponibile anche contattando la casa editrice).

● M. Lanzini, L'utile oggetto di ammassare notizie. Archivi e archivisti a Milano tra Settecento e Ottocento, Napoli, Cosme B.C. - Mibac, 2019: le pp. XIX-XLIII, 1-116, 122-128, 139-147, 159-189, 213-271, 281-295, 321-346 (disponibile anche sul web).

● F. Cavazzana Romanelli, Storia degli archivi, storia della cultura. Suggestioni veneziane, Venezia, Marsilio, 2016, pp. 5-16, 73-268.

● D. Migliucci, Storia e Costituzione. Le basi giuridiche e istituzionali dei 150 anni d'Italia, Milano, Franco Angeli, 2011, insieme a F. Rugge, Amministrazione pubblica, in Dizionario storico dell'Italia unita, a cura di B. Buongiovanni e N. Tranfaglia, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 1996, pp. 23-41, quest'ultimo scaricabile (da marzo 2021) dalla raccolta Saggi e Appunti di Archivistica a.a. 2020-2021, sulla piattaforma Ariel, http://ariel.unimi.it. , insegnamento di Archivistica.

● S. Vitali, Passato digitale. Le fonti dello storico nell'era del computer, Milano, Bruno Mondadori, 2004.

● S.Vitali, C. Vivoli, Introduzione, in Fra Toscana e Boemia. Le carte di Ferdinando III e di Leopoldo II nell'Archivio centrale di Stato di Praga, Roma, P.A.S., 1999, pp. 3-101, scaricabile dal sito ASFi, http://151.13.7.53/asfi/index.php?id=149 , insieme a L'Archivio diocesano di Pienza. Inventario a cura di G. Chironi, Roma, Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali, 2000, scaricabile da http://2.42.228.123/dgagaeta/pdf.php?file=Strumenti/5578105014727.pdf (di quest'ultimo solo le pp. 7-44).

Examination Programm devoted to the students of the degree course in 'Scienze e tecnologie per lo studio e la conservazione dei beni culturali e dei supporti dell'informazione', Facoltà di Scienze e tecnologie. Exam of 6 credits-cfu:
1. P. Carucci, Le fonti archivistiche. Ordinamento e conservazione, Roma, Carocci editore (qualsiasi ristampa): tutto tranne il paragrafo 3.4 e tranne l'Appendice normativa.
2. M.B. Bertini, La conservazione dei beni archivistici e librari: prevenzione e piani d'emergenza, Roma, Carocci editore, 2005 (tutto tranne il cap. 2 che è solo da leggere).

Gli studenti non frequentanti, iscritti a tale corso di laurea, prepareranno inoltre i seguenti due articoli:
- A. Roccella, Il rinnovamento della disciplina italiana degli archivi;
- D. Fissore et alii, La liofilizzazione: una tecnica efficace per il recupero di materiale archivistico a seguito di allagamento
entrambi scaricabili (da marzo 2021) dalla raccolta Saggi e Appunti di Archivistica a.a. 2019-2020, dalla piattaforma Ariel, http://ariel.unimi.it. , insegnamento di Archivistica.

Warnings
About the study of Paola Carucci's book (point 1 of the examination programm), I suggest to start consulting the Glossary at the end of the book before beginning to study the text.
Erasmus students are invited to promptly getting touch with the teacher in order to arrange a reading plan for exam preparation.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Methots: oral exam.
- Type of examination: oral interrogation preceded by 15-20 minutes written test; for admission to the interrogation, the written test has to be passed.
- Evaluation criteria: capacity to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; capacity for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of exposition; competence in the use of the specialized 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 the relevant office.
Unita' didattica A
M-STO/08 - ARCHIVAL SCIENCE, BIBLIOGRAPHY AND LIBRARIANSHIP - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
M-STO/08 - ARCHIVAL SCIENCE, BIBLIOGRAPHY AND LIBRARIANSHIP - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
M-STO/08 - ARCHIVAL SCIENCE, BIBLIOGRAPHY AND LIBRARIANSHIP - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
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