History of Slavic Countries

A.Y. 2020/2021
6
Max ECTS
40
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/03
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to provide knowledge of Modern Eastern Europe and the guidelines and historiographical languages relating to the period under review. The course also aims to provide lexical and conceptual tools suitable for both scientific and popular historical communication.
Expected learning outcomes
The course aims to introduce participants to the historical reflection on Eastern Europe between the 19th and 20th centuries with appropriate references to previous and subsequent periods, opening them to the use of published and unpublished sources and the printed and online bibliographic tools essential for the study of the period under consideration. Through the analysis of concrete examples, students will be introduced to different methodologies of historical investigation and the study of archival documentation. At the end of the course students will be able to critically read primary sources and scientific texts relating to the historical period under consideration and develop independent reflections on the main historical and historiographical issues. These skills will be acquired through a direct and continuous meeting with the instructor in the classroom: in particular, through critical reflection on documents and texts proposed for individual analysis and participation in seminar activities. These will be expressed during the course, through presentation and discussion by the students - individually or in groups - regarding documents proposed by the instructor. 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 of course contact the instructor either by e-mail and during office hours.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Lectures will be delivered remotely, principally in synchronous format via Teams, secondly in asynchronous format via Ariel (audio files, video, pdf).
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.
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
Title of the course: Russia and the revolutions of 1905 and 1917. Premises, dynamics, consequencies.
Part 1: General Outline of History of Eastern Europe from the Balkans to Russia (1815-1919).
Part 2: Russia and the revolutions of 1905 and 1917.
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission.
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, even in the context of the remote teaching, 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.
In addition to frontal lectures, team works and/or individual presentations are envisaged.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (parts 1 and 2).
- Textbook: Giulia Lami, Storia dell'Europa orientale, Mondadori Education-Le Monnier Università, Milano-Firenze, 2019.
- Knowledge of the following two volumes:
1. Giulia Lami, 1905: l'altra rivoluzione russa, Cuem, Milano, 2007.
2. 1917: la Russia verso l'abisso, Della Porta, Pisa, 2017.

Non-attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
- Textbook: Giulia Lami, Storia dell'Europa orientale, Mondadori Education-Le Monnier Università, Milano-Firenze, 2019.
- Knowledge of the following three volumes:
1. Giulia Lami, 1905: l'altra rivoluzione russa, Cuem, Milano, 2007.
2. Ettore Cinnella, 1917: la Russia verso l'abisso, Della Porta, Pisa, 2017.
3. Giulia Lami, La questione ucraina fra '800 e '900, Cuem, Milano, 2005.

International and Erasmus students are invited to promptly get in touch with the professor in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English or in French) 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
The format of the exam for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the professor, as well as the relevant office.
M-STO/03 - HISTORY OF EASTERN EUROPE - University credits: 6
Lessons: 40 hours