Teaching workshop

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The workshop aims to provide the basic tools (methodological, bibliographic and archival) to conduct an historical research on the role of the Italian Parliament in the second half of XX century with emphasis on the development of social policies and the women action. A short written essay will be the final result of the research.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the workshop students will have acquired the basic tools of historical research (in the field of the history of institutions), including knowledge of the main sources. They will be able to orient themselves better with the vast published and unpublished documents. Finally, they will be able to write about the results of the research, adopting appropriate language tools.
The teacher will guide the students with specific activities in the classroom, with practical exercises on research tools and moments of critical reflection such as reading and discussion about essays and published and unpublished sources. Individual work will also be of great importance with projects assigned by the teacher and then discussed in a group.
Online learning material will be made available for the students unable to attend classes. They could also discuss with the instructor additional readings and contact the teacher by email.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
Lectures will be delivered live
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.
Course syllabus
The workshop provides students with the necessary tools to independently conduct research on the role of the Italian Parliament during the second half of the Twentieth Century, with a specific focus on welfare policies. The workshop is divided in two modules. The first one consists in three introductory lectures, covering the methodological aspects of historical research such as sources and archives, highlighting those most relevant for the history of parliamentarian institutions. In the second module, instead, students will analyze the existing bibliography and selected sources produced during the turning points in the history of the Italian Parliament. At the end of the workshop students are expected to produce a short paper.
Prerequisites for admission
Knowledge of Italian and European Twentieth Century history.
Teaching methods
Ex cathedra lectures; analysis and discussion of written sources.
Teaching Resources
Basic bibliography

S. Rogari, La scienza storica, Torino, Utet, 2013;
M. Meriggi, L. Tedoldi (a cura di), Storia delle istituzioni politiche: dall'antico regime all'era globale, Roma, Carocci, 2019;
G. Melis, La storia delle istituzioni: una chiave di lettura, Roma, Carocci, 2020;
F. Bonini, Lezioni di storia delle istituzioni politiche, Torino, Giappichelli, 2010;
P. Buccomino, Il Parlamento italiano 1861-1988 (storia parlamentare e politica in Italia), Milano, Nuova Cei, 1988;
G. D'Agostino (a cura di), Per una storia delle istituzioni parlamentari, Napoli, Edizioni scientifiche italiane, 1994;
M. S. Corciulo, Guida al Parlamento italiano, Napoli, Edizioni scientifiche italiane, 2006;
G. Giovannetti, Le regole del gioco: Parlamento e lotta politica in Italia 1948-1994, Roma, Istituto storico italiano per l'età moderna e contemporanea, 2010.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final test consists of a written essay, evaluated by the lecturer. Students are expected to demonstrate the ability of independently analyze, use and connect sources in the context of the history of political institutions using an appropriate language.
- University credits: 3
Humanities workshops: 20 hours