The course aims to offer the intellectual elements of the history of Southern Italy as well as the guidelines and historiographic languages relating to the period under consideration. 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introduce participants to the historical reflection on Modern Southern Italy, opening them to the use of published and unpublished sources and the printed and online bibliographic tools for its study. 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, to develop independent reflections on the main historical and historiographical issues of Modern Southern Italy, to analyze the relationship between the past and the present. 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 analyses 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.
Lesson period: Second semester
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)