Contemporary History

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/04
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to deepen the general knowledge of the student on the main issues of contemporary history in the political, socio-economic and institutional areas from the last decade of the nineteenth century to the world of the post-Cold War, placing European events as the privileged center of analysis . The course will also focus on the main transformations of Italian society and institutions from 1946 to 1994.
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

A-K

Responsible
Lesson period
First trimester
Teaching methods:
The lessons will take place in classroom e they will be broadcast in live streaming. They will be also recorded and put on Ariel.
Program and teaching material:
The program of the course and the teaching material will not be changed.
Types of learning test:
The exam consists of an oral test and it will take place in classroom or, if the health situation will not allow it, with Microsoft Teams.
For further information, we suggest that you to consult the subject's Ariel website.
Course syllabus
The course of contemporary history is divided in two parts. The first one analyzes the international context after the second world war, years characterized of the political, economic and ideologic conflict between Unites States and Soviet Union. In particular, the lessons will focus on the political, socio-economic and institutional development of the main western countries: United States, Federal Republic of German, France and Great Britain. The second one, instead, takes into consideration the main transformations of the italian society and institutions from 1945 to 1992, that is during the so-called first Republic. In this case, a specific attention will be dedicated to the main political phases of the republican story: the centrism, the centre-left, the national solidarity, etc.
Prerequisites for admission
For the general part, in-depth knowledge of the development lines of contemporary Italian and international history from 1870 to the present day.
Teaching methods
Ex cathedra lessons; analysis and discussion in classroom of the written and audiovisual sources
Teaching Resources
[Program's information for attending students]:
Parte generale:
S. Rogari, L'età della globalizzazione. Storia del mondo contemporaneo dalla Restaurazione ai giorni nostri, Torino, Utet, 2018, capp. 8-34, o altri manuali indicati all'inizio del corso
Parte Monografica:
Appunti dalle lezioni.
Due a scelta tra i seguenti volumi:
M. Paniga, L'Alto commissariato per l'igiene e la sanità pubblica. Storia e documenti (1945-1958), Milano, Franco Angeli, 2020
M. Minesso, Diritti e politiche sociali. Le proposte delle parlamentari nelle Assemblee legislative dell'Italia repubblicana (1946-1963), Milano, Franco Angeli, 2016
P. Clarke, Speranza e gloria. L'Inghilterra nel XX secolo, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2000, capp. VII-XII
[Program's information for not attending students]:
Parte generale:
S. Rogari, L'età della globalizzazione. Storia del mondo contemporaneo dalla Restaurazione ai giorni nostri, Torino, Utet, 2018, capp. 8-34, o altri manuali indicati all'inizio del corso
Parte Monografica:
M. Paniga, L'Alto commissariato per l'igiene e la sanità pubblica. Storia e documenti (1945-1958), Milano, Franco Angeli, 2020
M. Minesso, Diritti e politiche sociali. Le proposte delle parlamentari nelle Assemblee legislative dell'Italia repubblicana (1946-1963), Milano, Franco Angeli, 2016
P. Clarke, Speranza e gloria. L'Inghilterra nel XX secolo, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2000, capp. VII-XII
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of an oral test which allows to obtain a mark up to 30/30 with honors. The test focuses on the scheduled topics and it aim to verify students' knowledge about them. The student has to show a sure knowledge of the 'formal' aspects of historical knowledge (dates, events, etc.), the appropriate use of historiographic language and, in particular, the ability to identify the connections, on a diachronic and synchronic level, between different phases and specific areas of historical development.
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours

L-Z

Responsible
Lesson period
First trimester
Lectures will be delivered live with simultaneous streaming online.
On the course page on Ariel, students will be able to find all the information on the lectures and any changes to the programme and its related documents (bibliography etc) in case of lockdown.
The means and criteria for participation in the live lectures, which will need booking through a specific app, will be indicated on the University website.
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
The course is divided into three phases: the birth of the contemporary age from the Risorgimento to the First World War; the period between the two wars and the totalitarianisms; the knots and protagonists of contemporaneity from the Cold War to globalization. Particular attention will be devoted to the role of Italy in the international scenario.
Prerequisites for admission
Good knowledge of European and international history from 1848 to the present day.
Teaching methods
Lectures will have a chronological trend, but will be organized in a monographic way (i.e. on specific themes, also with the help of guests and live testimonials), in order to allow the availment of the contents both in presence and remotely, both in mixed version.
The lectures will benefit from the use of audiovisual media and supports, which can also be deepened independently by the students.
Teaching Resources
As for the general part, in-depth knowledge of the lines of development of Italian and international contemporary history from 1861 to today is required, to be prepared by reading a good manual of contemporary history. The recommended text is the manual: Giovanni Sabbatucci, Vittorio Vidotto, Il mondo contemporaneo, Roma-Bari, Laterza, repeatedly re-edited.
Furthermore, it is preferable to combine the study of the manual with the consultation of a historical atlas.

Next to the attendance and notes of the course and knowledge of the manual, a book chosen from the following is required for the achievement of nine credits (9 CFU):
- Fulvio Cammarano, Storia dell'Italia liberale, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2011 (318 pp.);
- Erich Hobsbawm, L'età degli imperi 1875-1914, Roma-Bari, Laterza, ultima edizione 2005 (456 pp.);
- Silvio Lanaro, Storia dell'Italia repubblicana, Venezia, Marsilio, ultima edizione 2001 (496 pp.).

Together with the study of a book chosen from the following:
- Mark Mazower, Le ombre dell'Europa. Democrazie e totalitarismi nel XX secolo, Milano, Garzanti, ultima edizione 2005 (477 pp.);
- Federico Romero, Storia della Guerra fredda. L'ultimo conflitto per l'Europa, Torino, Einaudi, 2009 (356 pp.);
- Giovanni Sabbatucci, Partiti e culture politiche nell'Italia unita, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2014 (386 pp.).
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PROGRAM FOR NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS

As for the general part, in-depth knowledge of the lines of development of Italian and international contemporary history from 1861 to today is required, to be prepared by reading a good manual of contemporary history. The recommended text is the manual: Giovanni Sabbatucci, Vittorio Vidotto, Il mondo contemporaneo, Roma-Bari, Laterza, repeatedly re-edited. Furthermore, it is preferable to combine the study of the manual with the consultation of a historical atlas.

Next to the knowledge of the manual, a book chosen from the following is required for the achievement of nine credits (9 CFU):
- Fulvio Cammarano, Storia dell'Italia liberale, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2011 (318 pp.);
- Erich Hobsbawm, L'età degli imperi 1875-1914, Roma-Bari, Laterza, ultima edizione 2005 (456 pp.);
- Silvio Lanaro, Storia dell'Italia repubblicana, Venezia, Marsilio, ultima edizione 2001 (496 pp.).

Together with the study of a book chosen from the following:
- Mark Mazower, Le ombre dell'Europa. Democrazie e totalitarismi nel XX secolo, Milano, Garzanti, ultima edizione 2005 (477 pp.);
- Federico Romero, Storia della Guerra fredda. L'ultimo conflitto per l'Europa, Torino, Einaudi, 2009 (356 pp.);
- Giovanni Sabbatucci, Partiti e culture politiche nell'Italia unita, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2014 (386 pp.).

Finally, the study of a book chosen from the following is required:
- Simona Colarizi, Storia politica della Repubblica: partiti, movimenti, istituzioni 1943-2006, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2007 (314 pp.);
- Tommaso Detti, Giovanni Gozzini, L'età del disordine: storia del mondo attuale 1968-2017, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2018 (210 pp.);
- Guido Formigoni, Storia della politica internazionale nell'età contemporanea, Bologna, Il Mulino, ultima edizione 2006 (479 pp.).
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of a test that allows you to achieve a mark of up to 30/30 with honors.
The student is required to have a sure knowledge of the formal aspects of historical knowledge (dates, events, etc.), the appropriate use of historiographic lexicon and, in particular, the ability to identify the connections, on the diachronic and synchronic level, between different phases and specific areas of historical becoming.
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours
Professor: Canella Maria
Educational website(s)
Professor(s)
Reception:
Tuesday from 04:00 p.m. - to 05:30 on appointment e-mailing to maria.canella@unimi.it. Due to the health emergency, the meeting takes place by appointment via email on Skype or Teams.
Office n. 205 - via Livorno 1 - second floor