|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||M-STO/09|
The Course focuses on the study of the “Handwritten Book” mainly in the form of code through the archaeological observation of its structure. On the basis of this statement the course aims to frame handwritten books in the form of code in a wider scenario that takes into account the history of writing supports, the evolution of the forms of the books, the books preparation and assembling techniques and the writing instruments.
Furthermore, the Course aims to give students historical notions on the material supports and the main forms of the handwritten books from Antiquity to the Middle Ages; the knowledge of the basic techniques of Handwritten Book craftsmanship; the learning of the technical terminology for the analysis and description of manuscripts.
At the end of the Course (6 cfu), the student will be able to
At the end of the Course (9 cfu), the student furthermore will be able to
Teacher-to-students classes with projections of slides. The students will be challenged periodically to verbally answer to a series of questions (no grades applied) to carefully verify their understanding of the different themes and to help them in acquiring the proper terminology altogether with exposition clarity.
Classes are held in presence. Attendance, although not compulsory, is recommended. The lecturer, at the specific request of a student (by e-mail), may allow him/her to follow classes remotely via “Teams” platform.
Program for 6 cfu:
For non-attending students in addition the following topics
Program for 9 cfu, on top of the themes of the 6 cfu program:
For non-attending students, in addition, an ad hoc path through readings and texts of their choice
The bibliographic material of the course is downloadable both from the Aulaweb site and by pen drive (usb key) at the docent’s Room (Via Balbi 2, 2nd floor).
Office hours: W e d n e s d a y from 9.00 to 13.00 at the docent’s Room (Via Balbi 2, 2nd floor). Other days by appointment to be requested at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org The reception will take place via the platform the code to access the assigned channel is as follows: 5we7dcn
SANDRA MACCHIAVELLO (President)
PAOLA GUGLIELMOTTI (Substitute)
ANTONELLA ROVERE (Substitute)
13 february 2023.
The final test will be an oral examination consisting basically of 4 questions: the student will have to show a good comprehension of the causes and the main steps of the evolution of the western handwritten book and the related technical features, with reference to the places of production, use, storage and conservation.
The evaluation criteria on the student response to the final test (oral examination) will be the following: