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 early-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able to orient themselves to the documentation of the modern age (those published and, at least partially, along with unpublished ones).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
Title of the course: Towards the degree thesis. How to do and write an historical research (early modern age)

Subject: Europe and the concept of otherness in the early Modern Age. From the discovery of new Worlds to the instruments of interaction and integration.
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission.
Teaching methods
Class attendance is mandatory. The workshop consists of lessons aimed at providing the student with the basic tools to conduct a research in modern history:
- to find the bibliography and sources using the available research tools (in the library and on the web);
- to know the type of source used
- to produce a paper on the results of the research, using appropriate linguistic tools and applying the editorial style of an essay.

These skills will be acquired through classroom activities, with practical exercises on research tools and sources, and later through the individual production of a paper based on the analysis carried out in class on published sources. Classroom discussion with the teacher is an integral part of the teaching method and aims to encourage the student's critical approach.
Teaching Resources
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures.

The student is led in the construction of a specific bibliography.

The following book is recommended, combined with one of the second group: T. Brook, Il Seicento e la nascita del mondo globalizzato, trad. it. A. Fontanesi (a cura di), Einaudi editore, Torino, 2015;

A. Boscaro, Ventura e sventura dei gesuiti in Giappone (1549-1639), Cafoscarina, Venezia, 2008;
S. Gruzinski, La colonizzazione dell'immaginario: società indigene e occidentalizzazione nel Messico spagnolo, trad. it. D. Sacchi (a cura di), Einaudi editore, Torino, 1994;
N. Zamon Davis, La doppia vita di Leone l'Africano, trad. it. M. Gregorio (a cura di), Laterza editori, Roma-Bari, 2008;
S. Gruzinski, La macchina del tempo. Quando l'Europa ha cominciato a scrivere la storia del mondo, Raffello Cortina editore, Milano, 2018.

International and Erasmus students are invited to write an e-mail to the teacher in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English) for preparation.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: the evaluation is carried out at the end of the activity.
- Type of examination: the knowledge acquired by the student will be assessed throughout the course by compiling a bibliography of texts; at the end of the course the student will have to produce a written paper.
- Assessment criteria: ability to process the knowledge acquired; ability to reflect critically on the work carried out; quality of the presentation; competence in the use of the lexicon of the discipline
- Type of assessment: approval with recognition of 3 CFUs

The methods of assessment for students with disabilities and/or DSA must be agreed with the teacher.
- University credits: 3
Humanities workshops: 20 hours
Professor: Tripepi Alessandro

Edizione 1 - II sem

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
- University credits: 3
Humanities workshops: 20 hours
Professor: Caprioli Francesco

Edizione 2 - 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 aim of the workshop is to provide students with the tools to set up historical research and write a short academic essay. After introducing historical methodology, the following thematic lessons will cover a broad chronological spectrum of early modern history.

Lectures will be delivered both in the presence and in streaming mode through Microsoft Teams®, and will be recorded.
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those required for the degree admission.
Teaching methods
Laboratory is delivered through lectures aimed to providing the student with the essential tools to carry out research in modern history and in particular to:
- understand the role of the historian between university and society;
- Know and classify the main sources for the researcher;
- Know the main methodologies for History study;
- Know and build a bibliography through the research tools;
- Writing up an essay using specific language and editorial style of academic papers.

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 based on the suggested bibliography. Discussion with the teacher during lectures is integrant part of the didactic methods and aims at promoting a critical attitude and the ability to apply the acquired competences 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.

To be considered attending, students must be present at least 7 lessons out of 10.
Teaching Resources
M. Bloch, Apologia della storia o mestiere di storico, Torino, Einaudi.
F. Braudel, Scritti sulla storia, Milano, Bompiani.
F. Braudel, Storia misura del mondo, Bologna, Il Mulino.
F. Chabod, Lezioni di metodo storico, Roma-Bari, Laterza.
E. Carr, Sei lezioni sulla storia, Torino, Einaudi.
G. Galasso, Prima lezione di storia moderna, Roma-Bari, Laterza.
P. Prodi, Introduzione allo studio della storia moderna, Bologna, Il Mulino.

International and Erasmus students are invited to write an e-mail to the lecturer in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English or in French) for preparation.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- 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 the attendance of lectures and the writing of a short essay (for NON-attending students see the indications below)
- Evaluation criteria: ability to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; ability for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of expression, competence in the use of specialised lexicon, efficacy, clarity.
- Type of evaluation method: approval of 3 cfu

NON-attending students:
- Students will have to demonstrate knowledge of the topics covered in the recorded lectures and in the documents made available on Ariel through a test and in an interview with the lecturer. They will also have to draw up a short essay.
- For further information please contact the lecturer by e-mail

The format of the assesement for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the lecturer
- University credits: 3
Humanities workshops: 20 hours
Professor: Scaramuzza Emilio