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CODE 64930
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-STO/04
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course aims to provide students with a basic framework for the contemporary age, with particular attention to the links between history and memory, the socio-economic, political-institutional and cultural processes of the nineteenth-twentieth century.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to provide fundamental knowledge and tools for the study and interpretation of political, social and cultural transformation in the nineteenth-twentieth century.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Specific objectives of the course are the knowledge and analysis of sources for the study of the contemporary age, the understanding of human phenomena and processes in the period under examination, the diachronic orientation and the ability to establish relationships between historical facts, the analysis of the relationship between event and representation, the acquisition of the basic tools and methodologies of historiographic investigation.

At the end of the course, students must:

- know the fundamental events of the discipline

- critically analyze historical processes

- understand the fundamental nodes of contemporary historical evolution

- be able to recognize and analyze sources for the study of contemporary history

- explain the contents learned with clarity and historical language properties

TEACHING METHODS

Lessons will be in presence for a total of 60 hours. The use of multimedia resources and powerpoint presentations is foreseen. Interventions by expert teachers and researchers on particular topics of the course will be possible.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

THE PROGRAM IS THE SAME FOR THOSE ATTENDING THE LECTURES AND THOSE STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT ATTENDING.

For all modules (6 and 9 credits) the program is organized following the topics considered in the reference manual. The different modules are differentiated by the diverse level of historiographical understanding, connected with the study of specific monographs, in addition to the study of the manual that is common to all modules.

For the 6 cfu module, the student is required to be able to orientate himself/herself with respect to the main temporal articulations of the contemporary age; the student has also to prove an adequate understanding of causal links that determine the development of historical processes.

For the 9 cfu module, the student is required to be able to orientate himself/herself with respect to the main temporal articulations of the contemporary age; to prove an adequate understanding of causal links that determine the development of historical processes; to have learned the rudiments of the historical method and to be able to orientate with respect to the main historiographical debates.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Attending students:

6 credits = reference manual + lecture notes

9 credits = reference manual + lecture notes + 1 book chosen (list)

Non-attending students:

6 credits = reference manual + 1 book chosen (list)

9 credits = reference manual + 2 books chosen (list)

Reference Manual:

Salvatore Lupo, Angelo Ventrone, L’età contemporanea, Le Monnier-Mondadori, Firenze 2018.

LIST OF BOOKS TO CHOOSE FROM

Alberto Mario Banti, La nazione del Risorgimento. Parentela, santità e onore alle origini dell’Italia unita, Einaudi, Torino 2011 [2000].

Fabio Caffarena, Dal fango al vento. Gli aviatori italiani dalle origini alla Grande Guerra, Einaudi, Torino, 2010.

Carlo Spartaco Capogreco, I campi del duce. L’internamento civile nell’Italia fascista (1940-1943), Einaudi, Torino 2019 [2004].

Alberto Cavaglion, La misura dell’inatteso. Ebraismo e cultura italiana (1815-1988), Viella, Roma 2022.

Coverdale John F., I fascisti italiani alla guerra di Spagna, Laterza, Roma-Bari 1977.

Giovanni De Luna, Le ragioni di un decennio. 1969-1979. Militanza, violenza, sconfitta, memoria,  Feltrinelli, Milano 2021 [2009].

Christopher Duggan, Il popolo del Duce. Storia emotiva dell'Italia fascista, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2019 [2012]

Vinzia Fiorino, Il genere della cittadinanza. Diritti civili e politici delle donne in Francia (1789-1915), Viella, Roma 2020.

Antonio Gibelli, 26 gennaio 1994, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2018.

Antonio Gibelli, L’officina della guerra. La Grande Guerra e le trasformazioni del mondo mentale, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino 2009 [1991].

Eric J.Hobsbawm, Il trionfo della borghesia. 1848-1875, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2018 [1975].

Oliver Janz, Lutz Klinkhammer (a cura di), La morte per la patria. La celebrazione dei caduti dal Risorgimento alla Repubblica, Donzelli, Roma 2008.

Nicola Labanca, Oltremare. Storia dell’espansione coloniale italiana, Il Mulino, Bologna 2021 [2002].

Nicola Labanca, Prigionieri, internati, resistenti. Memorie dall’“altra Resistenza”, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2022.

Salvatore Lupo,  La mafia: centosessant'anni di storia, Roma, Donzelli 2018.

Augusta Molinari, Una patria per le donne. La mobilitazione femminile nella Grande Guerra, Il Mulino, Bologna 2014.

Claudio Pavone, Una guerra civile. Saggio storico sulla moralità nella Resistenza, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino, 2013 [1991].

Gabriele Proglio, I fatti di Genova. Una storia orale del G8, Donzelli, Roma 2021.

Carlo Stiaccini, Andar per mare. Storie di navi, capitani coraggiosi e migranti tra Otto e Novecento, L'Harmattan, Torino 2019.

Enzo Traverso, La violenza nazista. Una genealogia, Il Mulino, Bologna 2002.

Enzo Traverso, Rivoluzione. 1789-1989: un’altra storia, Feltrinelli, Milano 2021.

Annacarla Valeriano, Malacarne. Donne e manicomio nell’Italia fascista, Donzelli, Roma 2017.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

GURI SCHWARZ (President)

FRANCESCO CASSATA

ENRICA ASQUER (Substitute)

GRAZIANO MAMONE (President)

CARLO STIACCINI

PAOLO CALCAGNO (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Start date: Monday 20 February 2023, 10.00-12.00

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam method (attending and non-attending) is only ORAL.

The exam program changes according to the following scheme:

Attending students:

6 credits = reference manual + lecture notes

9 credits = reference manual + lecture notes + 1 book chosen (list)

Non-attending students:

6 credits = reference manual + 1 book chosen (list)

9 credits = reference manual + 2 books chosen (list)

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The examination committee verifies the achievement of the course’s objectives, taking into account the following factors: a) level of mastery of the fundamental notions; b) ability to apply knowledge (source analysis); c) ability of critical reasoning on the topics studies; d) ability to organize knowledge discursively, using a specific language appropriate for the discipline.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
16/01/2023 11:00 GENOVA Orale
07/02/2023 11:00 GENOVA Orale
10/05/2023 14:00 GENOVA Orale appello riservato ai laureandi
30/05/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
13/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
27/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
18/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
05/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students are invited to consult the page (http://www.aulaweb.unige.it/) where all information and teaching materials will be published.