Teaching workshop: The Art and the Document. How to interpret the Middle Ages from sources

A.Y. 2020/2021
3
Max ECTS
20
Overall hours
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to provide the broad outlines for employing the sources to understand the main political, economic, social and religious elements visible during the centuries of the late ancient age to the early Renaissance.
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the course the student will have acquired the the essential tools to carry out research in medieval history, with particular reference to the medieval period:
-building a bibliography through the available research tools (catalogues and online repertories, dictionaries, databases);
-knowing the main types of medieval sources: reading published records and finding the way through the unpublished
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
In relation to the possible developments of the health emergency, the teaching will be organized as follows:
- all the weekly lessons will be held in sync, at the scheduled time, via the Team platform, instead of the classic face-to-face lesson; during the lesson the students will be able to chat with questions, to which the professor will answer during specific breaks approximately every 20 minutes. We recommend that each student first obtain the Microsoft Teams credentials made available by Unimi; all students are also invited first to enroll in the course using the professor's e-mail, to allow the teacher to know the number of interested participants and to obtain access to the Ariel portal dedicated to the workshop;
- the Ariel portal, to which only enrolled students will have access, will be used by the teacher to give communications and notices, to provide materials and texts presented and commented during the course and to post links to live lessons recorded on Microsoft Stream; these lessons will remain on the portal available to students until the end of the course;
- in case of impossibility to held the reception hours in presence, the teacher/student interviews will be held through the Skype platform;
- in case of impossibility to carry out the visits in the manner provided for in the Syllabus, alternative final exercises can be conduct through the Teams platform with the modalities that will be communicated in the Ariel website of the workshop during the course.
These modalities could be modified (and improved) in relation to the suggestions coming from the University governance and from the participants to guarantee effective and continuous teaching.
Course syllabus
Title of the course: The Art and the Document. How to interpret the Middle Ages from sources
Prerequisites for admission
The workshop favors the second-third year BA students and MA students (first- or second year). The workshop will be held in Italian language.
Teaching methods
Attendance to classes is mandatory. Laboratory is delivered through lectures aimed at providing the student with the essential tools to carry out research in medieval history, with particular reference to the medieval period:
- building a bibliography through the available research tools (catalogues and online repertories, dictionaries, databases);
- knowing the main types of medieval sources: reading published records and finding the way through the unpublished;
These skills will be first acquired by practicing on research tools and sources, and then through the guided tour of archives, libraries and museums. Discussion with the teacher during lectures is integrant part of the didactic method and aims at promoting a critical attitude and the ability to apply the acquired competence and knowledge.
The teaching is also based on didactic material provided on Ariel platform: slides, texts, videos, documents.
Teaching Resources
Materials (slides, texts, videos, documents) will be specified during the workshop and provided on Ariel.

International and Erasmus students are invited to promptly get in touch with the lecturer in order to arrange a reading plan (available in French) for preparation.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: the final evaluation will derive from the students' attendance, their active participation in the discussion and the conduct of any assigned tests.
- Evaluation criteria: ability to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; ability for critical reflection on the completed work.
- Type of evaluation method: the final mark will be an evaluation recorded as approved/Not approved. It is not possible for students to reject the final mark.
The format of the exam for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the professor, as well as the relevant office.
- University credits: 3
Humanities workshops: 20 hours
Professor: Vaglienti Folco
Professor(s)
Reception:
Wednesday, from 2:00 p.m., by appointment agreed by e-mail
Until January 31, 2022, remotely on the Microsoft Teams platform. Via Festa del Perdono 7, Settore B, stanza B24, 3° piano mezzanino sottotetto