Archival studies

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/08
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The object of the course is the development of knowledge and methodology instruments necessary to face the theme of nature of archives, their past and present formation, their conservation even as regards the present rules, and their order and description.
Expected learning outcomes
Students are expected to know the contents of the texts settled for the exam; moreover, attending ones are required to know the subjects treated all over the course.
They should find their way among the various archival conservative institutes on the basis of their different juridical nature, and manyfold research devices in archives. They should also be able to expose the acquired contents clearly and correctly and to master the specific subject lexicon.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
It is currently planned that courses will be held in presence, with classroom occupancy at 50% of available seats.
If the emergency returns, at the beginning of the second semester students will be able to find information on how to access classes (links, etc.) and any changes to the schedule on the Ariel website.
Course syllabus
Part A (20 hours, 3 cfu): Archives and Records: first knowledge. Outlines of Archives History.
Part B (20 hours, 3 cfu): Archival regulations. Finding aids and archival information systems.
Part C (20 hours, 3 cfu): Cases of rearranging and archives' description. The access to the records and its legal limits.
For a brief presentation of the course, see also, from next January, the Ariel platform (http://ariel.unimi.it ), teaching: Archival Studies.
Prerequisites for admission
Basic knowledge of historical notions to be found in high schools manuals, form late Middle Ages to Contemporary age.
Teaching methods
Attendance to classes is recommended although not compulsory. The teaching is delivered mainly through frontal lectures aimed primarily at the acquisition of knowledge, competence and specific language of the subject. After the middle of the course a class training will be held with comments and discussion in the classroom. Besides, compatibly with the health situation, a few visits to archival institutions will be organized. The teaching also avails itself of didactic material provided on Ariel, , http://ariel.unimi.it
Teaching Resources
Parts 1, 2: Examination programme for attending students, exam of 6 credits:

1. P. Carucci, Le fonti archivistiche. Ordinamento e conservazione, Roma, Carocci editore (qualsiasi ristampa): the whole book exept par. 3.4.

2. The collection Saggi e Appunti di Archivistica a.a. 2021-2022, downloaded (from march 2022) on the Ariel website, http://ariel.unimi.it. , insegnamento di Archivistica

Parts 1, 2, 3: Examination programme for attending students, exam of 9 credits:

Besides everything settled for a 6 credits exam, students must prepare:
- S. Twardzik, Archivistica: materiali e casi di studio, Milano, Libreria Cortina, published on february 2022 (which can be purchased at the bookshop in via Festa del Perdono or on the bookshop's website).

Parts 1, 2: Examination programme for non attending students, exam of 6 credits:

1. P. Carucci, Le fonti archivistiche. Ordinamento e conservazione, Roma, Carocci editore (qualsiasi ristampa): the whole book exept for par. 3.4.

2. The collection Saggi e Appunti di Archivistica a.a. 2021-2022, downloaded (from march 2022) on Ariel website, http://ariel.unimi.it. , insegnamento di Archivistica.

3. Three short essays explicitly devoted to non attending students, included in the collection mentioned at point 2, downloaded (from march 2022) on Ariel website.

Parts 1, 2, 3: Examination programme for non attending students, exam of 9 credits:

Besides everything settled for a 6 credits exam, students must prepare one of the following books or book portions:

● I. Zanni Rosiello, Andare in archivio, Bologna, Il Mulino, 1996.

● P. Carucci, M. Guercio, Manuale di Archivistica, Roma, Carocci, only new edition 2021: the whole book exept chapters 10, 14, 15, 16 and exept par. 7.9.

● P. Carucci, M. Guercio, Manuale di Archivistica, Roma, Carocci, only new edition 2021: the whole book exept chapters 4, 6, 8, 10 and exept par. 1.1.

● P. Carucci, Il documento contemporaneo. Diplomatica e criteri di edizione, Roma, NIS, 1987 (e ristampe successive): tutto tranne il paragrafo 5.4 e il capitolo 12.

● S. Twardzik, L'Archivio della Regia Scuola superiore di medicina veterinaria di Milano, 1807-1934. Inventario, Roma, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2020: le pp. 3-86 e i cappelli introduttivi alle diverse serie e agli indici finali; le altre parti sono da leggere (libro disponibile anche contattando la casa editrice).

● D. Migliucci, Storia e Costituzione. Le basi giuridiche e istituzionali dei 150 anni d'Italia, Milano, Franco Angeli, 2011, insieme a F. Rugge, Amministrazione pubblica, in Dizionario storico dell'Italia unita, a cura di B. Buongiovanni e N. Tranfaglia, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 1996, pp. 23-41, quest'ultimo scaricabile (da marzo 2022) dalla raccolta Saggi e Appunti di Archivistica a.a. 2021-2022, sulla piattaforma Ariel, http://ariel.unimi.it. , insegnamento di Archivistica.

● F. Galgano, Lex mercatoria. Storia del diritto commerciale, Bologna, Il Mulino, vecchie edizioni (precedenti al 2001) o nuove edizioni col titolo Lex mercatoria.

● M. Lanzini, L'utile oggetto di ammassare notizie. Archivi e archivisti a Milano tra Settecento e Ottocento, Napoli, Cosme B.C. - Mibac, 2019: le pp. XIX-XLIII, 1-116, 122-128, 139-147, 159-189, 213-271, 281-295, 321-346.

● E. Lodolini, Storia dell'archivistica italiana, Milano, Franco Angeli, edizioni 2001-2013: tutti i capitoli dal 2 al 20.

● S. Vitali, Passato digitale. Le fonti dello storico nell'era del computer, Milano, Bruno Mondadori, 2004.

● G. Pascuzzi, Il diritto nell'era digitale, Bologna, il Mulino, solo la 5° edizione 2020, i seguenti capitoli: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XX, e le conclusioni.

● S.Vitali, C. Vivoli, Introduzione, in Fra Toscana e Boemia. Le carte di Ferdinando III e di Leopoldo II nell'Archivio centrale di Stato di Praga, Roma, P.A.S., 1999, pp. 3-101, scaricabile dal sito ASFi, http://151.13.7.53/asfi/index.php?id=149 , insieme a L'Archivio diocesano di Pienza. Inventario a cura di G. Chironi, Roma, Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali, 2000, scaricabile da http://2.42.228.123/dgagaeta/pdf.php?file=Strumenti/5578105014727.pdf (di questo solo le pp. 7-44).

Examination Programm of "Archivistica dei beni culturali", exclusively reserved to the students of the degree course in 'Scienze e tecnologie per lo studio e la conservazione dei beni culturali e dei supporti dell'informazione', Facoltà di Scienze e tecnologie. Exam of 6 credits-cfu:
1. P. Carucci, Le fonti archivistiche. Ordinamento e conservazione, Roma, Carocci editore (qualsiasi ristampa): the whole book exept par. 3.4 and exept Appendice normativa.
2. M.B. Bertini, La conservazione dei beni archivistici e librari: prevenzione e piani d'emergenza, Roma, Carocci editore, 2005 (tutto tranne il cap. 2 che è solo da leggere); oppure in alternativa: G. Dell'Oro, Mondi di carta. Materie prime, usi e commerci in età moderna (XVI-XIX secolo), Carocci, 2021, insieme a M.B. Bertini, Riflessioni in merito alla conservazione preventiva, in "Archivi", 2011, 1, p.39-61, scaricabile: http://media.regesta.com/dm_0/ANAI/anaiCMS//ANAI/000/0340/ANAI.000.0340…

Non-attending students enrolled in this degree course will also prepare the following two papers:
- A. Roccella, Il rinnovamento della disciplina italiana degli archivi;
- D. Fissore et alii, La liofilizzazione: una tecnica efficace per il recupero di materiale archivistico a seguito di allagamento,
both downloadable (from March 2022) from the collection Saggi e Appunti di Archivistica a.a. 2021-2022, on the Ariel website, http://ariel.unimi.it. , insegnamento di Archivistica.

Warnings:
About the study of Paola Carucci's book (point 1 of the examination programm), I suggest to start consulting the Glossary at the end of the book before beginning to study the text.
Erasmus students are invited to promptly getting touch with the teacher in order to arrange a reading plan for exam preparation.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Methots: oral exam.
- Type of examination: oral interrogation preceded by 15 minutes written test; for admission to the interrogation, the written test has to be passed.
- Evaluation criteria: capacity to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; capacity for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of exposition; competence in the use of the specialized 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 the relevant office.
Unita' didattica A
M-STO/08 - ARCHIVAL SCIENCE, BIBLIOGRAPHY AND LIBRARIANSHIP - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
M-STO/08 - ARCHIVAL SCIENCE, BIBLIOGRAPHY AND LIBRARIANSHIP - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
M-STO/08 - ARCHIVAL SCIENCE, BIBLIOGRAPHY AND LIBRARIANSHIP - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours