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The course of Contemporary History and Sources of the Territory is an examination of the first year of the course of study of Tourism Sciences, Department of Economics, Imperia Campus. During the course the main themes of contemporary history will be dealt with, with specific in-depth studies on the history of the environment in Italy, on local history and on aspects of European integration, with particular reference to the historical and cultural contexts and to the sources and methodology of historical research.
This course provides students with the fundamental coordinates of contemporary history, especially of the twentieth century, deepening specific themes of Italian history also useful to understand the local dynamics through the use of specific sources.
The course aims to provide students with a general overview of contemporary history by placing it in a multilevel dimension, both in connection with local history and the environmental and territorial dimension, and with reference to global phenomena and interactions, especially with reference to the process of European integration. A part will also be devoted to historical sources at local level and their use for the planning of cultural routes and events aimed at the care and enhancement of the territory.
The course seeks to offer an "ecological" approach aimed at favouring the establishment of interactions and connections between environmental history and contemporary history in a multilevel perspective, paying particular attention to local historical sources (institutional documents, audiovisuals, memoirs, etc.) as resources and skills to be promoted for the development of cultural activities linked to the territory and communities in a framework of overall social, cultural and economic enhancement and eco-sustainable tourism.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Knowledge and understanding of the main events in contemporary history and understanding of historiographical literature.
Ability to understand general historical phenomena and local effects and ability to apply the acquired knowledge in the context of the valorisation
and cultural-tourist promotion of the territory.
Autonomy of judgement in the field of media communication and public use of contemporary history.
Communication skills through the acquisition of an appropriate vocabulary for the communication of history and the tourist enhancement of cultural heritage (from archives to local monuments) with specialist and non-specialist interlocutors.
Learning skills to be stimulated through a critical approach to the topics addressed and with specific didactic tools of which the frontal lesson represents a propaedeutic tool for a dialectic and participative cultural path.
Basic knowledge of the main historical events of the contemporary era, acquired through the study of an upper secondary school history textbook.
Face-to-face lessons (possible different methods depending on the health and epidemiological situation - Covid-19)
Students will be able to make use of the teaching materials made available on Aulaweb.
The programme will focus on the most relevant issues and topics of contemporary history, on the use of territorial historiographic sources and with a specific attention to the relationship between man and environment, to history as collective heritage, to the links between history and landscape, to case studies, to the relationship between the travel experience and memoirs as well as to the reflection on the modalities and meanings of tourism with reference to history and eco-sustainability.
- Alfredo Canavero, Storia contemporanea, Milano-Torino, Pearson, 2019
- Gabriella Corona, Breve storia dell'ambiente in Italia, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2015
- Giovanni Assereto, Marco Doria, Storia della Liguria, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2007 (seconda parte: pp. 191-400)
- Andrea Bobbio, Pedagogia del viaggio e del turismo. Natura e cultura del ben-essere, Brescia, Scholé (Morcelliana), 2021
For students attending the course, it will be possible to replace certain parts of the indicated texts with notes or even materials made available on the Aulaweb or with in-depth studies and specific presentations. Specific instructions will be provided during the course.
Office hours: After the lesson or also online (appointment required).
GIORGIO GRIMALDI (President)
Second Semester: February 2023 – May 2023
The examination will be oral and face-to-face (different arrangements may apply depending on the health and epidemiological situation - Covid-19)
Students applying for the examination must demonstrate a general knowledge of contemporary history and the texts indicated in the bibliography. The ability to critically analyse and make connections between events and phenomena as well as the quality of exposition will be assessed.
In the event that the student fails the examination or receives a lower mark than expected, he/she may repeat the examination in subsequent sessions.
Non-attending students are asked to contact the lecturer to agree on any additional reading.