The workshop aims to provide the student with the essential tools to collect information about a historical or historiographical item and to rework it in a synthetic but scientifically reliable and verifiable text to be used for publishing on the internet.
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the workshop the student will be able to write a short text in the form of a lemma destined for the internet, which will give an account of the knowledge on a topic concerning the medieval period (biography, fact, historiographic category) through the most accredited bibliography. The student will therefore be able to orient themselves towards the major tools of historical research, to select information and to present it clearly and effectively in a scientifically valid synthesis, equipped with the instruments useful in ensuring the verifiability of its content. These skills will be acquired through the peer-reviewing of some Wikipedia entries characterized by different degrees of trust; the analysis of these cases will be a time of critical reflection and methodological learning. Individual work will also be of great importance, with the presentation of entries assigned by instructor, which will be worked on during lesson time (and, if necessary, supplemented by work at home) and discussed collectively before their publication on Wikipedia. For the duration of the workshop, students will be able to access the teaching materials published on the Ariel portal, as well as meet with the instructor by email and during the office hours. 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.