History of Historiography in the Modern Period

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/02
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to convey an understanding of the concepts and key thematic nodes of the History of Historiography in Modern Age and the related historigraphic methodologies, also through thematic investigation proposed by the teacher. The course also aims to provide instrumental and conceptual tools suitable for historical communication, both scientific and popular.
Expected learning outcomes
The course aims to introduce students to the historical reflection on the History of the Historiography in Modern Age, opening them to the use of published and unpublished sources and the printed and online bibliographic tools. At the end of the course students will be able to critically read primary sources and scientific texts and develop independent reflections on the main historical and historiographical issues related to the History of Historiography in Modern Age. These skills will be acquired through a direct and continuous meeting with the teacher in the classroom. The discussion around the proposed sources will be an essential moment of critical reflection and methodological learning. Participation in meetings and seminars organized within the Department of Historical Studies will also be of great importance. Students opting not to attend the lessons will be able to make use of the educational tools provided by the teacher on Ariel, deepen their knowledge of main topics through special readings with the agreement with the teacher, and contact the teacher 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.
Course syllabus
Title of the course: History of the Historiography of the Modern Period
Module 1: The Historiography of the Modern Age: a centuries-old path starting from Humanism and the Reformation (15th-19th centuries)
Module 2: Studies on the Modern Age from the first post-war period to today: the Nouvelle Histoire and the other historiographies
Module 3: Recent themes, authors and problems in the History of the Early modern age: World History, Environmental History, Big History
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the admission to the MA degree in historical science
Teaching methods
Attendance to classes is strongly recommended although not compulsory. The teaching is delivered through frontal lectures aimed primarily at the acquisition of knowledge, competence and specific language of the subject. Discussion with the teacher in the classroom is integrant part of the didactic method and aims at promoting a critical attitude and the capacity to apply the acquired competence and knowledge.
The teaching is also based on didactic and multimedia material provided on Ariel.
In addition to frontal lectures, team works and/or individual presentations are envisaged.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1 and 2)
Textbook: G.P. Romagnani, Storia della storiografia. Dall'antichità a oggi, Roma, Carocci, 2019

Knowledge of one of the following volumes:
List of volumes:
P. Burke, Una rivoluzione storiografica. La scuola delle «Annales» 1929-1989, Roma-Bari, Laterza 2019
S. Conrad, Storia globale. Un'introduzione, Roma, Carocci, 2015 (or other editions)
R. Darnton, Il grande massacro dei gatti e altri episodi della storia culturale francese, Milano, Adelphi, 2013 (or other editions)
A. De Francesco, Tutti i volti di Marianna. Una storia delle storie della Rivoluzione francese, Roma, Donzelli, 2019
G. Galasso, Storia della Storiografia italiana. Un profilo, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2017
C. Ginzburg, I Benandanti. Stregoneria e culti agrari tra '500 e '600, Milano, Adelphi, 2000 (1a ed. 1966)
L. Stone, Viaggio nella storia, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2008

- Programme for 9 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1, 2 and 3)
Textbook: G.P. Romagnani, Storia della storiografia. Dall'antichità a oggi, Carocci, Roma, 2019
Knowledge of two of the following volumes:
P. Burke, Una rivoluzione storiografica. La scuola delle «Annales» 1929-1989, Roma-Bari, Laterza 2019
S. Conrad, Storia globale. Un'introduzione, Roma, Carocci, 2015 (or other editions)
R. Darnton, Il grande massacro dei gatti e altri episodi della storia culturale francese, Milano, Adelphi, 2013 (or other editions)
A. De Francesco, Tutti i volti di Marianna. Una storia delle storie della Rivoluzione francese, Roma, Donzelli, 2019
G. Galasso, Storia della Storiografia italiana. Un profilo, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2017
C. Ginzburg, I Benandanti. Stregoneria e culti agrari tra '500 e '600, Milano, Adelphi, 2000 (1a ed. 1966)
L. Stone, Viaggio nella storia, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2008

Non-attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Textbook: G.P. Romagnani, Storia della storiografia. Dall'antichità a oggi, Roma, Carocci, 2019
Knowledge of two of the following volumes:
P. Burke, Una rivoluzione storiografica. La scuola delle «Annales» 1929-1989, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2019
S. Conrad, Storia globale. Un'introduzione, Roma, Carocci, 2015 (or other editions)
R. Darnton, Il grande massacro dei gatti e altri episodi della storia culturale francese, Milano, Adelphi, 2013 (or other editions)
A. De Francesco, Tutti i volti di Marianna. Una storia delle storie della Rivoluzione francese, Roma, Donzelli, 2019
G. Galasso, Storia della Storiografia italiana. Un profilo, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2017
C. Ginzburg, I Benandanti. Stregoneria e culti agrari tra '500 e '600, Milano, Adelphi, 2000 (1a ed., Einaudi, 1966)
L. Stone, Viaggio nella storia, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2008


- Programme for 9 cfu:
Textbook: G.P. Romagnani, Storia della storiografia. Dall'antichità a oggi, Roma, Carocci, 2019
Knowledge of three of the following volumes:
P. Burke, Una rivoluzione storiografica. La scuola delle «Annales» 1929-1989, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2019
S. Conrad, Storia globale. Un'introduzione, Roma, Carocci, 2015 (or other editions)
R. Darnton, Il grande massacro dei gatti e altri episodi della storia culturale francese, Milano, Adelphi, 2013 (or other editions)
A. De Francesco, Tutti i volti di Marianna. Una storia delle storie della Rivoluzione francese, Roma, Donzelli, 2019
G. Galasso, Storia della Storiografia italiana. Un profilo, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2017
C. Ginzburg, I Benandanti. Stregoneria e culti agrari tra '500 e '600, Milano, Adelphi, 2000 (1a ed. 1966)
L. Stone, Viaggio nella storia, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2008

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: capacity to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; capacity for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of exposition, competence in the use of specialised lexicon, efficacy, clarity, etc;
- Type of evaluation method: mark in 30s, result as approved/not approved etc;
- Number and types of assessment that contribute to the final evaluation; 1 assessment
Unita' didattica A
M-STO/02 - MODERN HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
M-STO/02 - MODERN HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
M-STO/02 - MODERN HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
wensday, 14,30
on line (Teams)