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METHODOLOGY AND THEORY OF THE HISTORY

CODE 104176
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS 8 credits during the 1st year of 9322 TEACHER EDUCATION (LM-85 bis) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-STO/02
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (TEACHER EDUCATION)
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The teaching aims to present an overview of the fundamental concepts concerning the historical discipline and to provide students with the basic tools to know methods and sources of historical work, with a particular attention to the centuries of the modern age.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The lessons aim to give students the methodological and theoretical tools to acquire and develop skills on how to reconstruct and narrate past events as well as a basic knowledge on the orientations and transformations of the scientific debate on these issues over time. In this context, they specifically aim to provide stimuli to promote reflections, informed by a critical awareness, on the meaning of history, its legitimacy and its yearning for objectivity. In particular, the lessons aim to enable students to master the use of sources, methods of investigation, analytical categories and interpretative perspectives of history.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Teaching has two main objectives. On the one hand, it aims to offer students some basic indications regarding the most relevant methodological and theoretical tools for the knowledge of history, with particular regard to the acquisition of skills on analytical categories as well as on a series of sources that characterize the discipline, their availability, use and interpretation. They will also have acquired skills on the availability, use and interpretation of the sources and will be able to discuss the most significant interpretative paradigms, with particular attention to the centuries of the modern age. Finally, they will be able to draw on a wide range of factual information to identify turning points and possible subsequent periods, aimed at a better understanding of major historical developments.

PREREQUISITES

A basic knowledge of the events and issues of world history from antiquity to the present day.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures, for a total of 54 hours, with audio-video support. In the event that, for health reasons, it is not possible to conduct the lessons in person, they will be conducted in streaming mode via the Microsoft Teams channel. The channel code is: tpfp0ps.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The programme aims to focus on the methods and tools of the historical disciplines, with particular reference to the construction of historiographic narratives, periodizations and the critical study of sources. Particular attention will be paid to the construction of global history.

The first part relating to the theory and history of historiography will be held by Prof. L. Lo Basso and the second part focusing more on the sources will be held by Prof. P. Calcagno.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

M. BLOCH, Apologia della storia, o mestire di storico, Torino, Einaudi, 2009

A. MUSI, La storicità del vivente. Lineamenti di storia e metodologia della ricerca storica, Palermo, Mediterranea, 2012 

J. TOSH, Introduzione alla ricerca storica, Firenze, La Nuova Italia,1989.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LUCA LO BASSO (President)

PAOLO CALCAGNO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

II semester

22 February 2022

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Compulsory written test and completion of the examination in oral mode.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Assessment of theoretical and practical skills related to the methodologies of historical research and theories of history through an ongoing written test and a final oral examination.

 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
17/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
31/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
14/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
16/05/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
30/05/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
27/06/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
02/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students who attend at least 65% of the face-to-face classes will be considered as attending students. Attendance will be verified at the beginning of each lesson.