Bibliography

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/08
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students with the basics of the history of the book and bibliographical history, in addition to developing knowledge related to research and bibliographical citation. The lessons will be supported by enumerated bibliography tutorials, descriptive bibliography tutorials and, where possible, visits to the library in order to become familiar with the different types of published artifacts (especially ancient and modern printed books).
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will have to demonstrate their knowledge of the disciplinary areas of bibliographical studies and other documentary sciences, the historical evolution of the book as an object, and bibliographical studies as a discipline, namely methods and techniques of research and bibliography citation. The student should also be able to move smoothly between the different areas of application of bibliographical studies: catalogues and bibliographical indexes, research methods, techniques for retrieving and evaluating information online, editorial features of the bibliography equipment. The student will have to demonstrate their knowledge of how to communicate clearly and correctly the content learned and that they have mastery of the specialist lexicon of the subject. Students opting not to attend the lessons will be able to use the educational tools provided by the instructor on Ariel and meet face to face with the instructor, also to agree on further in-depth readings if necessary, during office hours.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
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).
The lesson calendar will be published on the Ariel course page.
Students attending, in addition to the bibliography already reported in the program, will obviously have to know the contents of the lessons, as well as the materials and resources published in the online course.
For students who decide not to make use of the lessons uploaded on the platform, the program for non-attendants will be valid.
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
BIBLIOGRAPHY: ITS PAST, ITS FUTURE

Module A: The forms of the book
The first module is dedicated to framing historically and to critically discuss the evolution of the book form, from its origins to the present (from the volumen to the codex, from the manuscript to the printed book, from the printed book to the electronic book, etc).


Module B: Historical bibliography
The second module consists in an overview of the development of the historical bibliography as a discipline, with particular attention to the international context and its most recent variants.

Module C: Bibliographic resources and citations
The third module has a seminar format and it is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical tools necessary to compile correctly an enumerative bibliography.
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. Teaching is delivered through frontal lectures aimed primarily at the acquisition of knowledge, competence and specific language of the subject matter. Discussion with the teacher in the classroom is integrant part of the didactic method and aims at promoting the ability to apply the acquired competence and knowledge.
The lessons will be supported by enumerative bibliography exercises, descriptive bibliography exercises and, where possible, visits to the library in order to become familiar with the different types of books (in particular antique and modern printed books).
The teaching is also based on didactic material provided in Ariel.
Teaching Resources
ATTENDING STUDENTS
PROGRAMME FOR 6 ECTS:
1. Giorgio Montecchi, Storia del libro e della lettura, Milano, Mimesis, 2015
2. Luigi Balsamo, La bibliografia. Storia di una tradizione, Milano, Unicopli, 2017
3. Leslie Howsam, Vecchi libri e nuove storie. Introduzione agli studi sulla cultura del libro e della stampa, Milano, Mimesis, 2019 (only the pages assigned in class)
4. Umberto Eco, Come si fa una tesi di laurea: le materie umanistiche, Milano, La Nave di Teseo, 2017 (or Bompiani's previous editions)
5. ONLY FOR MASTER DEGREE STUDENTS one book chosen among:
- Roberta Cesana, "Libri necessari". Le edizioni letterarie Feltrinelli (1955-1965), Milano, Unicopli, 2010
- Umberto Eco, Vertigine della lista, Milano, Bompiani, 2019
- Gerard Genette, Soglie. I dintorni del testo, Torino, Einaudi, 1989

ATTENDING STUDENTS
PROGRAMME FOR 9 ECTS:
1. Giorgio Montecchi, Storia del libro e della lettura, Milano, Mimesis, 2015
2. Luigi Balsamo, La bibliografia. Storia di una tradizione, Milano, Unicopli, 2017
3. Leslie Howsam, Vecchi libri e nuove storie. Introduzione agli studi sulla cultura del libro e della stampa, Milano, Mimesis, 2019 (only the pages assigned in class)
4. Alfredo Serrai, Bibliografia come scienza, Milano, Biblion, 2018 (only the pages assigned in class)
5. Umberto Eco, Come si fa una tesi di laurea: le materie umanistiche, Milano, La Nave di Teseo, 2017 (or Bompiani's previous editions)
6. ONLY FOR MASTER DEGREE STUDENTS one book chosen among:
- Roberta Cesana, "Libri necessari". Le edizioni letterarie Feltrinelli (1955-1965), Milano, Unicopli, 2010
- Umberto Eco, Vertigine della lista, Milano, Bompiani, 2019
- Gerard Genette, Soglie. I dintorni del testo, Torino, Einaudi, 1989

NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
PROGRAMME FOR 6 ECTS:
1. Lorenzo Baldacchini, Il libro antico. Storia, diffusione e descrizione. Terza edizione, Roma, Carocci, 2019
2. Giorgio Montecchi, Storia del libro e della lettura, Milano, Mimesis, 2015
3. Luigi Balsamo, La bibliografia. Storia di una tradizione, Milano, Unicopli, 2017
4. Leslie Howsam, Vecchi libri e nuove storie. Introduzione agli studi sulla cultura del libro e della stampa, Milano, Mimesis, 2019
5. Umberto Eco, Come si fa una tesi di laurea: le materie umanistiche, Milano, La Nave di Teseo, 2017 (or Bompiani's previous editions)
6. ONLY FOR MASTER DEGREE STUDENTS one book chosen among:
- Roberta Cesana, "Libri necessari". Le edizioni letterarie Feltrinelli (1955-1965), Milano, Unicopli, 2010
- Umberto Eco, Vertigine della lista, Milano, Bompiani, 2019
- Gerard Genette, Soglie. I dintorni del testo, Torino, Einaudi, 1989


NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
PROGRAMME FOR 9 ECTS:
1. Lorenzo Baldacchini, Il libro antico. Storia, diffusione e descrizione. Terza edizione, Roma, Carocci, 2019
2. Giorgio Montecchi, Storia del libro e della lettura, Milano, Mimesis, 2015
3. Luigi Balsamo, La bibliografia. Storia di una tradizione, Milano, Unicopli, 2017
4. Leslie Howsam, Vecchi libri e nuove storie. Introduzione agli studi sulla cultura del libro e della stampa, Milano, Mimesis, 2019
5. Alfredo Serrai, Bibliografia come scienza, Milano, Biblion, 2018
6. Umberto Eco, Come si fa una tesi di laurea: le materie umanistiche, Milano, La Nave di Teseo, 2017 (or Bompiani's previous editions)
7. ONLY FOR MASTER DEGREE STUDENTS one book chosen among:
- Roberta Cesana, "Libri necessari". Le edizioni letterarie Feltrinelli (1955-1965), Milano, Unicopli, 2010
- Umberto Eco, Vertigine della lista, Milano, Bompiani, 2019
- Gerard Genette, Soglie. I dintorni del testo, Torino, Einaudi, 1989

International and Erasmus students are invited to promptly get in touch with the professor in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English) for exam preparation.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: oral exam
- Type of examination: oral interrogation
- Evaluation criteria: ability to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; ability of 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.
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
Professor(s)