Teaching workshop

A.Y. 2021/2022
3
Max ECTS
20
Overall hours
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The objective of the workshop is twofold: on the one hand, it provides the primary basics about the tools (methodological, bibliographical and archival) of the research conducted from a source indicated by the instructor, and on the other hand to teach the student how to process research result in the written form.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the workshop, the student will have acquired the knowledge of the main types of sources of modern history and the main tools of research. They will be able to orient themselves to the documentation of the modern age (those published and, at least partially, along with unpublished ones). They will then be able to use the language tools (language properties, correct specific lexicon) to express in written form, clearly and effectively, the results of the research conducted under the guidance of the instructor.
These skills will be acquired through a direct and ongoing meeting with the teacher in the classroom; The discussion around the proposed sources will provide additional time of critical reflection and methodological learning. Individual work will also be of great importance, with reports assigned by the instructor and then discussed collectively.
Students unable to attend will be able to make use of the educational tools provided by the instructor on Ariel, investigate special readings proposed by the instructor to strengthen their knowledge, and of course contact the instructor both by email and during the office hours.
Course syllabus and organization

Edizione 1 - I sem

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
The Laboratory aims to provide students with the methodological skills necessary to conduct historical research on contemporary age aimed at writing the final draft. Specifically, starting from a general reflection on the work and the figure of the historian, the Laboratory will focus on the notion of source, on the different types of sources, on the interpretative problems posed by historical research, on the elements and the fundamental characteristics of historical research. The aim of the Laboratory is to make the student aware of the main archival, bibliographic and textual resources for scientific research in the historical field, available both in archives and on the network, and to experiment with their use for thesis.
The aim of the Laboratory, therefore, is to present and illustrate to the three-year students the first tools of historical research, not only from the point of view of the content and the conduct of the argument, but also in all those structural and structural aspects. form that are an integral part of scientific production.
The first part of the course will focus on the concept and analysis of the sources. The aim will be to refine the analysis of a text, through the knowledge and use of a whole range of repertory and fundamental tools to understand the reasons and purposes of the production of that document. The aim of the investigation will will be to make the conduct of historical research autonomous, in particular on the contemporary age. The second phase will focus on the production, according to the models of scientific research, of an argumentative text on the topics covered. In addition to the content, the focus will be on the form, with a focus on the realization of notes, final bibliography, quotations, etc.
Students will be guided in the approach in using the main print and online research tools (catalogues, opac, biographical dictionaries, repositories), bibliography, historiographic analysis and learning of fundamental elements necessary for the drafting of a contemporary history research (structure, text division, citation criteria of sources and bibliography, footnotes).
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission.
Teaching methods
Laboratory is delivered through lectures aimed at providing the student with the essential tools to carry out research in contemporary history, following a path that includes:
- building a bibliography through the available research tools (catalogues and online repertories, dictionaries, databases);
- knowledge the main types of document sources, the ability to consult the edited documentation and to orient yourself in the panorama of the unpublished ones;
- writing processing of research results, adopting appropriate language tools and applying the editorial settings of an essay.
These skills will be first acquired through classes, by practicing on research tools and sources, and then through the individual drafting of a short paper, on the basis of reading and discussion of essays and published sources. 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 first part of the course will be used to explain what a three-year thesis is, how to define a subject of research and study, how to carry out bibliographic and archival surveys, how the material is selected and where it is found, what it means write the search results and how you do it. With respect to this last aspect, it will be explained how important it is to draw up a project that, starting from an index, shows logical and structural consistency between its various parts. A large space will be dedicated to the apparatus of notes and the method for their proper drafting.
The second part of the Laboratory will see the exhibition of the work carried out by the students individually or in groups. Participants will be asked to select a topic, carry out a bibliography search, compose an index and propose a work plan. Finally, there will be guided tours of the most important libraries in Milan specialized in contemporary history issues.
Teaching Resources
As part of the laboratory, starting from practical bibliographic research exercises, the reasons for bibliographic citation will be considered, when, what and how to quote, the main methods used internationally, such as the author / date system, and the numerical method o standards, applied to the main sources and documentary resources that a student must know how to use and quote correctly for the drafting of dissertations and dissertations.
Specific bibliographic indications will be provided as a general orientation both for research, for the data processing phase, and for the correct citation of sources starting from the texts indicated below.

- Luigi Balsamo, La bibliografia. Storia di una tradizione, Milano, Unicopli, 2017
- Maria Teresa Biagetti, Le biblioteche digitali. Tecnologie, funzionalità e modelli di sviluppo, Milano, Franco Angeli, 2019
- Andrea Capaccioni, Ricerche bibliografiche. Banche dati e biblioteche in rete, Milano, Maggioli, 2018
- Fabio Venuda, La citazione bibliografica nei percorsi di ricerca, Milano, Unicopli, 2012
- Vittorio Vidotto, Guida allo studio della storia contemporanea, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2006
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final assessment test consists of the preparation of a written paper to demonstrate the mastery of the arguments and the ability to operate independently. The work may cover the preliminary stages of bibliography research and materials for the drafting of the graduate thesis already assigned to the student or an agreed theme that can serve as an example.
- Method: evaluation at the end of the course
- Type of examination: in itinere assessment and at the end of the course, on the basis of attendance of lectures and writing of a short essay
- Evaluation criteria: ability to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; ability for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of expression, competence in the use of specialized lexicon, efficacy, clarity.
- Type of evaluation method: approval of 3 CFU
The format of the assessment for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the teacher.
- University credits: 3
Humanities workshops: 20 hours
Professor: Canella Maria

Edizione 1 - II sem

Responsible
Lesson period
Second 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
The Laboratory aims to provide students with the methodological skills necessary to conduct historical research on contemporary age aimed at writing the final draft. Specifically, starting from a general reflection on the work and the figure of the historian, the Laboratory will focus on the notion of source, on the different types of sources, on the interpretative problems posed by historical research, on the elements and the fundamental characteristics of historical research. The aim of the Laboratory is to make the student aware of the main archival, bibliographic and textual resources for scientific research in the historical field, available both in archives and on the network, and to experiment with their use for thesis.
The aim of the Laboratory, therefore, is to present and illustrate to the three-year students the first tools of historical research, not only from the point of view of the content and the conduct of the argument, but also in all those structural and structural aspects. form that are an integral part of scientific production.
The first part of the course will focus on the concept and analysis of the sources. The aim will be to refine the analysis of a text, through the knowledge and use of a whole range of repertory and fundamental tools to understand the reasons and purposes of the production of that document. The aim of the investigation will will be to make the conduct of historical research autonomous, in particular on the contemporary age. The second phase will focus on the production, according to the models of scientific research, of an argumentative text on the topics covered. In addition to the content, the focus will be on the form, with a focus on the realization of notes, final bibliography, quotations, etc.
Students will be guided in the approach in using the main print and online research tools (catalogues, opac, biographical dictionaries, repositories), bibliography, historiographic analysis and learning of fundamental elements necessary for the drafting of a contemporary history research (structure, text division, citation criteria of sources and bibliography, footnotes).
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission.
Teaching methods
Laboratory is delivered through lectures aimed at providing the student with the essential tools to carry out research in contemporary history, following a path that includes:
- building a bibliography through the available research tools (catalogues and online repertories, dictionaries, databases);
- knowledge the main types of document sources, the ability to consult the edited documentation and to orient yourself in the panorama of the unpublished ones;
- writing processing of research results, adopting appropriate language tools and applying the editorial settings of an essay.
These skills will be first acquired through classes, by practicing on research tools and sources, and then through the individual drafting of a short paper, on the basis of reading and discussion of essays and published sources. 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 first part of the course will be used to explain what a three-year thesis is, how to define a subject of research and study, how to carry out bibliographic and archival surveys, how the material is selected and where it is found, what it means write the search results and how you do it. With respect to this last aspect, it will be explained how important it is to draw up a project that, starting from an index, shows logical and structural consistency between its various parts. A large space will be dedicated to the apparatus of notes and the method for their proper drafting.
The second part of the Laboratory will see the exhibition of the work carried out by the students individually or in groups. Participants will be asked to select a topic, carry out a bibliography search, compose an index and propose a work plan. Finally, there will be guided tours of the most important libraries in Milan specialized in contemporary history issues.
Teaching Resources
As part of the laboratory, starting from practical bibliographic research exercises, the reasons for bibliographic citation will be considered, when, what and how to quote, the main methods used internationally, such as the author / date system, and the numerical method o standards, applied to the main sources and documentary resources that a student must know how to use and quote correctly for the drafting of dissertations and dissertations.
Specific bibliographic indications will be provided as a general orientation both for research, for the data processing phase, and for the correct citation of sources starting from the texts indicated below.

- Luigi Balsamo, La bibliografia. Storia di una tradizione, Milano, Unicopli, 2017
- Maria Teresa Biagetti, Le biblioteche digitali. Tecnologie, funzionalità e modelli di sviluppo, Milano, Franco Angeli, 2019
- Andrea Capaccioni, Ricerche bibliografiche. Banche dati e biblioteche in rete, Milano, Maggioli, 2018
- Fabio Venuda, La citazione bibliografica nei percorsi di ricerca, Milano, Unicopli, 2012
- Vittorio Vidotto, Guida allo studio della storia contemporanea, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2006
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final assessment test consists of the preparation of a written paper to demonstrate the mastery of the arguments and the ability to operate independently. The work may cover the preliminary stages of bibliography research and materials for the drafting of the graduate thesis already assigned to the student or an agreed theme that can serve as an example.
- Method: evaluation at the end of the course
- Type of examination: in itinere assessment and at the end of the course, on the basis of attendance of lectures and writing of a short essay
- Evaluation criteria: ability to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; ability for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of expression, competence in the use of specialized lexicon, efficacy, clarity.
- Type of evaluation method: approval of 3 CFU
The format of the assessment for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the teacher.
- University credits: 3
Humanities workshops: 20 hours
Professor: Canella Maria

Edizione 2 - I sem

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Lectures will be delivered live.
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) in case of lockdown.
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 Laboratory aims to provide students with the methodological skills necessary to conduct historical research on contemporary age aimed at writing the final draft. Specifically, starting from a general reflection on the work and the figure of the historian, the Laboratory will focus on the notion of source, on the different types of sources, on the interpretative problems posed by historical research, on the elements and the fundamental characteristics of historical research. The aim of the Laboratory is to make the student aware of the main archival, bibliographic and textual resources for scientific research in the historical field, available both in archives and on the network, and to experiment with their use for thesis.
The aim of the Laboratory, therefore, is to present and illustrate to the three-year students the first tools of historical research, not only from the point of view of the content and the conduct of the argument, but also in all those structural and structural aspects. form that are an integral part of scientific production.
The first part of the course will focus on the concept and analysis of the sources. The aim will be to refine the analysis of a text, through the knowledge and use of a whole range of repertory and fundamental tools to understand the reasons and purposes of the production of that document. The aim of the investigation will will be to make the conduct of historical research autonomous, in particular on the contemporary age. The second phase will focus on the production, according to the models of scientific research, of an argumentative text on the topics covered. In addition to the content, the focus will be on the form, with a focus on the realization of notes, final bibliography, quotations, etc.
Students will be guided in the approach in using the main print and online research tools (catalogues, opac, biographical dictionaries, repositories), bibliography, historiographic analysis and learning of fundamental elements necessary for the drafting of a contemporary history research (structure, text division, citation criteria of sources and bibliography, footnotes).
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission.
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 contemporary history, following a path that includes:
- building a bibliography through the available research tools (catalogues and online repertories, dictionaries, databases);
- knowledge the main types of document sources, the ability to consult the edited documentation and to orient yourself in the panorama of the unpublished ones;
- writing processing of research results, adopting appropriate language tools and applying the editorial settings of an essay.
These skills will be first acquired through classes, by practicing on research tools and sources, and then through the individual drafting of a short paper, on the basis of reading and discussion of essays and published sources. 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 first part of the course will be used to explain what a three-year thesis is, how to define a subject of research and study, how to carry out bibliographic and archival surveys, how the material is selected and where it is found, what it means write the search results and how you do it. With respect to this last aspect, it will be explained how important it is to draw up a project that, starting from an index, shows logical and structural consistency between its various parts. A large space will be dedicated to the apparatus of notes and the method for their proper drafting.
The second part of the Laboratory will see the exhibition of the work carried out by the students individually or in groups. Participants will be asked to select a topic, carry out a bibliography search, compose an index and propose a work plan. Finally, there will be guided tours of the most important libraries in Milan specialized in contemporary history issues.
Teaching Resources
Specific bibliographic indications will be provided as a general orientation both for research, for the data processing phase, and for the correct citation of sources starting from the texts indicated below.

- Luigi Balsamo, La bibliografia. Storia di una tradizione, Milano, Unicopli, 2017
- Maria Teresa Biagetti, Le biblioteche digitali. Tecnologie, funzionalità e modelli di sviluppo, Milano, Franco Angeli, 2019
- Andrea Capaccioni, Ricerche bibliografiche. Banche dati e biblioteche in rete, Milano, Maggioli, 2018
- Fabio Venuda, La citazione bibliografica nei percorsi di ricerca, Milano, Unicopli, 2012
- Vittorio Vidotto, Guida allo studio della storia contemporanea, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2006
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final assessment test consists of the preparation of a written paper to demonstrate the mastery of the arguments and the ability to operate independently. The work may cover the preliminary stages of bibliography research and materials for the drafting of the graduate thesis already assigned to the student or an agreed theme that can serve as an example.
- Method: evaluation at the end of the course
- Type of examination: in itinere assessment and at the end of the course, on the basis of attendance of lectures and writing of a short essay
- Evaluation criteria: ability to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; ability for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of expression, competence in the use of specialized lexicon, efficacy, clarity.
- Type of evaluation method: approval of 3 CFU
The format of the assessment for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the teacher.
- University credits: 3
Humanities workshops: 20 hours
Professor: Pala Elena

Edizione 2 - II sem

Lesson period
Second semester
- University credits: 3
Humanities workshops: 20 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
Tuesday from 04:00 p.m. - to 05:30 on appointment e-mailing to maria.canella@unimi.it. Due to the health emergency, the meeting takes place by appointment via email on Skype or Teams.
Office n. 205 - via Livorno 1 - second floor