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CONTEMPORARY HISTORY

CODE 72693
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 11161 SCIENZE DELL'AMMINISTRAZIONE E DELLA POLITICA (L-16) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 3nd year of 11161 SCIENZE DELL'AMMINISTRAZIONE E DELLA POLITICA (L-16) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-STO/04
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The unit consists of an introduction to the history of 19th, from the secondo half of the century,  and 20th centuries, until the conlcusion of the Cold war (1989-1991) with the aim of providing students, in a global and comparative perspective, with a picture of the great international economic, political, social and cultural transformations that have been happening in the two centuries.  Students will also be introducende  to the use of documentary sources and to the most relevant historiographic interpretations.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the and of the Course the student is able to:

    - know the main thematic issues of contemporary history from 1815 to nowadays in Italy, in Europe, in the world.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The unit gives students the fundamental knowledge of the history of the 19th and 20th century in order to acquire the ability to analyze and critically interpret, in a diachronic and synchronic key, the main problems of the contemporary age:

    • to understand the main issues of the discipline and to follow the events and processes;
    • to interpret critically the data and issues relating to the subject of study and reflection on the main topics, forming independent judgments on them;
    • to communicate, with command of language, information, and issues related to the contemporary history;
    • acquisition of the main basic tools and the ability to use them so that you can deal autonomously further studies in the subject field.

    PREREQUISITES

    Knowledge of the Italian language.
    Basic geographical knowledge of the location of States.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course consists of lecures for a total of 54 hours (equivalent to 9 Cfu), also with the use of powerpoint.  The course will be held in face-to- face  teaching mode.  If required by the epidemiological situation, the course will be held according to the procedures established by the Ateneo.  

     

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Specifically, the following topics will be covered:

    1. The Congress of Vienna and the Restoration
    2. From the uprisings of 1820-1821 to the 1848 uprising
    3. The Italian and German unification
    4. The Oriental Question
    5. The extra-European world: China, Japan, Latin America; the Civil War in the US
    6. Imperialism and colonialism
    7. Italy of Giolitti
    8. From the Russian Revolution of 1905 to the First World War
    9. The Russian Revolution
    10. The Treaties of Paris and their consequences
    11. Post-war and Fascism
    12. The Republic of Weimar; Hitler and the Nazis
    13. The Second World War
    14. The post-war period and the Cold War
    15. Large international post-war crisis. The Middle East knot
    16. The fall of communism and the end of the Cold war. 

     

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Compulsory books:

    Alberto Mario Banti, L'età contemporanea. Dalle rivoluzioni settecentesche all'imperialismo, Roma-Bari, Laterza, ultima edizione, a partire dal capitolo 13.

    Alberto Mario Banti, L'età contemporanea. Dalla Grande Guerra a oggi, Roma-Bari, Laterza, ultima edizione.

    Students who will not be able to attend at least 2/3 of the lessons (equal to 38 hours) must also study one of the following texts:

    Giovanni Bernardini, Parigi 1919. La Conferenza di pace, Bologna, il Mulino, 2019.

    Gabriella Corona, Breve storia dell’ambiente in Italia, Bologna, il Mulino, 2015

    G. Del Zanna, La fine dell’Impero Ottomano, Bologna, il Mulino, 2012.

    D. Engel, L’Olocausto, Bologna, il Mulino, 2005.

    Jörn Leonhard, Ulrike von Hirschhausen, Imperi e Stati nazionali nell’Ottocento, Bologna, il Mulino, 2014.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    MARIA ELISABETTA TONIZZI (President)

    DANIELA PREDA

    ANDREA CATANZARO (Substitute)

    FEDERICO DONELLI (Substitute)

    GUIDO LEVI (Substitute)

    LARA PICCARDO (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    The couse will start on  Tuesday 20 September 2022. 

     

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam is oral and in Italian. It is subdivided in two parts, one regarding the 19th and the other  the 20th century. To pass the exam both answers must be sufficient. An intermediate examination on the 19th century is foreseen.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The achievement of the training objectives of the course is verified through two questions, one relating to the 19th century and the other to the 20th century.  If one of the answer were insufficient, a third question will be posed.  An additional question will concern the chosen reading indicated in the program.

    The final exam will be oral but foreign students can apply to take it in writing, in English or Italian. The candidate must demonstrate critical knowledge of the topics and the ability to organize the speech using an appropriate vocabulary.

     

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    12/12/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    10/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    02/02/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    24/05/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    20/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    11/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    05/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    All students must join Aulaweb.

    Erasmus students can agree on a specific program by contacting the teacher at the beginning of the course.

    Students with DSA certification, disability or other educational needs are advised to contact the referent professor Aristide Canepa, and the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination methods that, in compliance with the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory tools.