The objective of the laboratory is twofold: on the one hand, to guide the student to identify a research topic in Economic History and to elaborate in written form the results; on the other hand, provide the primary basics concerning the tools (methodological, bibliographic and archival) necessary to carry out research, with the autonomous production of an index and a bibliography.
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the workshop, the student will have acquired the knowledge of the main research tools and types of sources for economic history. They will be able to navigate the editing of the document, which is at least unpublished, in addition to writing a bibliography, an index and, possibly, the first chapter of a research paper conducted under the guidance of the lecturer. Finally, 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. These skills will be acquired through a direct and ongoing meeting with the instructor in the classroom; The discussion around the proposed sources will provide additional time of critical reflection and methodological learning as well as bibliographic acquisition. 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.