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 medieval 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able to orient themselves to the documentation of the modern age (those published and, at least partially, along with unpublished ones).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 (Middle Ages)

Subject: From the Source to the Text. Tools and Methods for the Production of an Historical Research.
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission.
Teaching methods
Attending students

Attendance at lectures is compulsory for attending students. The course aims to provide students with the necessary tools to carry out research in medieval history. In particular, in the course of the lessons you will observe
- what does it mean to produce a history research?
- how to identify working materials and with which tools;
- how to produce a questionnaire, how to question the sources, how to orientate oneself in the historiographic panorama;
- how to set up a thesis, how to thematise your paper and, finally, how to write it.

These skills will be acquired:
- through classroom activities, working practically with research tools and sources;
- with the production of a short written paper for which the tools identified during the lessons will be used.


Non-attending students

Non-attending students are first asked to contact the teacher by the second lesson in order to set up their work. Non-attending students, who will be assigned the source to work on on the basis of their interests, are required to produce two written papers: the first will be a bibliographic research; the second will be a short written paper summarising the research work on the source. Finally, at the end of the activity, non-attending students are asked to draw up an end-of-work report detailing how, in practice, they proceeded in writing the paper.
Teaching Resources
Attending students

Knowledge of the topics covered in class and their practical application is required.
Materials and tools will be provided to the students during the lessons of the workshop. Students will work on Late Middle Ages chronicles of the Emilia-Romagna area, published and available both in Latin and in translation. Students will also have to become familiar with the historiographic panorama (monographies, journal articles, dictionary entries, and so on).


Non-attending students

Non-attending students are required to contact the teacher by the second lesson of the workshop in order to identify reference materials and to set up the development of the work.

International or Erasmus incoming students are invited to write to the course leader to agree on the programme, possibly in English.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: evaluation at the end of the activity.
- Type of examination: assessment during and at the end of the workshop on the basis of the participation in the lessons and the production the written paper (or of the two written papers, for the non-attending students).
- Assessment criteria: the participation in the lessons, the ability to elaborate and develop the acquired competences, the methodologies used in the production of the papers and the competences in the use of the tools of the discipline, both from a formal and content-related point of view, will be assessed.
- Type of assessment: approval with recognition of the 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: Bozzi Francesco

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
Attending students:
- knowledge of the topics taught in the course (scientific writing, historical profile of the medieval sources and their publishing, types of research products and editorial standards, main digital tools for the historical research)
- knowledge of a selection of texts, provided during the course

Non-attending students:
International and Erasmus students are asked to get in touch in advance with the teacher in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English).
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission
Teaching methods
Attendance to the classes is mandatory. The laboratory is delivered through lessons aimed at providing the student with the essential tools to carry out research in medieval history:
- building a bibliography through the available research tools (catalogues and online repertories, dictionaries, databases);
- knowing the main types of sources: reading published records and finding the way through the unpublished;
- writing up research results by using specific language of the subject and editorial style of essays.
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 review papers or published sources, that will be discussed with the teacher and the other students of the course. The interaction with the teacher during the course is a part of the teaching method, with the purpose of promoting critical attitude and the ability to apply the skills and knowledge acquired in the lessons
Teaching Resources
The bibliography will be provided during the course
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 the lectures and the 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 specific vocabulary, efficacy, clarity.
- Type of evaluation method: approval of 3 cfu
The assessment for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the teacher.
- University credits: 3
Humanities workshops: 20 hours
Professor: Luongo Alberto

Edizione 2 - I sem

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Lectures will be delivered live.

The whole information on lectures, bibliography, and any kind of changes in case of lockdown can be found in the website.
The means and criteria for participation in the live lectures (to be booked via app), will be indicated on the University website.
Course syllabus
Title of the course: The degree essay: doing and writing an historical research (Middle Ages). The landscape between history and archaeology
Prerequisites for admission
There are no other specific requirements than those requested for the degree admission.
Teaching methods
The attendance to classes is mandatory. The laboratory is delivered through lectures aimed to providing the student with the essential tools to carry out a research in medieval history:
- build a bibliography through research tools as catalogues and online repertories and databases;
- use the main types of sources, both written and material;
- elaborate the research results, adopting appropriate linguistic tools in order to be able to conclude a brief essay within the lessons.
The aforementioned skills will be acquired, firstly, through classroom activities with practical exercises on sources, written and archaeological, which illuminate medieval landscapes, and, secondly, through the individual elaboration of a research on the basis of readings and discussions based on published sources. Discussion with the teacher during lectures is a core part of the didactic method and aims to fuel critical attitude and encourage the ability to apply the acquired competences and knowledge.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
- Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures, v. R. Rao, I paesaggi dell'Italia medievale, Roma 2015.
- Use of medieval sources published online.
- Knowledge of the Landscape archaeology: Medioevo. Paesaggi. Metodi, a cura di N. Mancassola, F. Saggioro, Mantova 2006.
Non-attending students:
International and Erasmus students are invited to get in touch with the lecturer in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English also) for the course.
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 attendance of lectures and the structuration of a brief written report.
- 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.
The format of the assessement for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the lecturer.
- University credits: 3
Humanities workshops: 20 hours

Edizione 2 - II sem

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