CODE 65234 ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023 CREDITS 9 cfu anno 2 FILOSOFIA 8455 (L-5) - GENOVA 12 cfu anno 2 STORIA 8459 (L-42) - GENOVA SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-STO/04 TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA SEMESTER 2° Semester TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB OVERVIEW The course aims to provide students with a basic framework for the understanding of the contemporary history of European and non-European countries, through a perspective that highlights the plurality of methodological approaches in historical analysis. The chronological scope of the course ranges from the French Revolution (1789) to the end of the Cold War (1989-91) and includes an analysis of the main historical events and the treatment of the most relevant historiographical issues for the contemporary age AIMS AND CONTENT LEARNING OUTCOMES The aim of this course is to provide a basic framework for the understanding of the main political, social, economic and cultural phenomena of the contemporary age (from the French Revolution to the end of the Cold War), setting them into a national as well as into a global perspective. AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES The aim of this course is to provide a basic framework for the understanding of the main political, social, economic and cultural phenomena of the contemporary age (from the French Revolution to the end of the Cold War), setting them into a national as well as into a global perspective. At the end of the course, the student will be able to: - demonstrate a solid understanding of the main turning points of contemporary history (knowledge and understanding) - develop the ability to build links between phenomena and propose analysis that takes into account historical development also in in comparative terms (knowledge and ability of applied comprehension) - recognize the nature of the sources for contemporary history and be able to assess the importance of the specific problems faced (knowledge and skills of applied comprehension) - develop a critical approach to historiographic interpretations (autonomy of judgment). - use an appropriate disciplinary language articulating the problems analyzed according to their different aspects (institutional, economic, cultural ...) and highlighting their connections (written and oral communication skills) TEACHING METHODS Lessons will take place in person. For those who expressly request it at the beginning of the course it will be possible to follow the lessons remotely (in streaming or listening to the recordings of the lessons via the Teams platform). In this case, students will be considered for all intents and purposes not attending and the program to prepare will be the one for non-attending students. SYLLABUS/CONTENT THE PROGRAM IS THE SAME FOR THOSE ATTENDING THE LECTURES AND THOSE STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT ATTENDING. For all modules ( 9 or 12 cfu) 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 (1 for 9 credits, 2 for 12 credits), in addition to the study of the manual that is common to all modules. For the 9 cfu module, the student is required to orientate himself/herself with respect to the main temporal articulations of the contemporary age; the has to prove an adequate understanding of causal links that determine the development of historical processes. For the 12 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 THE PROGRAM IS THE SAME FOR THOSE ATTENDING THE LECTURES AND FOR THOSE NOT ATTENDING. Reference Manual: A. M. Banti, L’età contemporanea, vol I (Dalle rivoluzioni settecentesche all’imperialismo) and vol. II (Dalla Grande Guerra a oggi), Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2012. LIST OF BOOKS TO CHOOSE FROM For the 9 cfu program, the student must prepare, in addition to the manual on which he/she will be examined in the written test, 1 monographs chosen from the list below. For the 12 cfu program, the student must prepare, in addition to the manual on which he/she will be examined in the written test, 2 monographs chosen from the list below. Students may choose to read the monographs in the original language in which they were published. Wolfgang Reinhard, Storia del colonialismo, Torino, Einaudi, 2002  Alberto Mario Banti, La nazione del Risorgimento. Parentela, santità e onore alle origini dell’Italia unita, Einaudi, Torino 2011 . Eugen Weber, Da contadini a francesi. La modernizzazione della Francia rurale, 1870-1914, Il Mulino, Bologna 1989 . Christopher A. Bayly, La nascita dell'uomo moderno, 1780-1914, Einaudi, Torino 2009 . Eric J. Hobsbawm, Il trionfo della borghesia. 1848-1875, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2018 . Cemil Aydin, Il lungo Ottocento. Una storia politica internazionale, Einaudi, Torino 2019 . Sebastian Conrad, Verso il mondo moderno. Una storia culturale, Einaudi, Torino, 2022. Arno J. Mayer, Il potere dell’Ancien Régime fino alla prima guerra mondiale, Laterza, Roma-Bari 1999 . Sven Beckert, L’impero del cotone. Una storia globale, Einaudi, Torino 2016  James Gelvin, Storia del Medio Oriente moderno. Nuova edizione ampliata, Einaudi, Torino, 2021 . Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau, Annette Becker, La violenza, la crociata, il lutto. La Grande guerra e la storia del Novecento,Einaudi, Torino 2002 . Eric D. Weitz, La Germania di Weimar. Utopia e tragedia, Torino, Einaudi, 2008 . Karl Polanyi, La grande trasformazione. Le origini economiche e politiche della nostra epoca, Einaudi, Torino, 2010 . Ian Kershaw, Hitler e l'enigma del consenso, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2006 . Franz Neumann, Behemoth. Struttura e pratica del nazionalsocialismo, Bruno Mondadori, Milano 2007 . George L. Mosse, Le guerre mondiali. Dalla tragedia al mito dei caduti, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2002 . Cristopher R. Browning, Uomini comuni. Polizia tedesca e "soluzione finale" in Polonia, Einaudi, Torino 2004 . Robert O. Paxton, Il fascismo in azione, Mondadori, Milano 2005 . Angelo Tasca, Nascita e avvento del fascismo, Edizioni Pigreco, Roma 2012 . István Deák, Europa a processo. Collaborazionismo, resistenza e giustizia tra guerra e dopoguerra, il Mulino, Bologna 2019 . Claudio Pavone, Una guerra civile. Saggio storico sulla moralità nella Resistenza, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino, 2013 . Holly Case, L'età delle questioni. Politica e opinione pubblica dalla Rivoluzioni alla Shoah, Carocci, Roma 2021 . Victoria de Grazia, L'impero irresistibile: la società dei consumi americana alla conquista del mondo, Torino, Einaudi, 2006  Tony Judt, Postwar. La nostra storia 1945-2005, Roma-Bari, Laterza 2017  David S. Landes, Prometeo liberato. Trasformazioni tecnologiche e sviluppo industriale nell’Europa occidentale dal 1750 ai giorni nostri, Einaudi, Torino, 2016  TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD GURI SCHWARZ Ricevimento: Office hours will take place by appointment. Students may contact the instructor at the following email address: email@example.com Exam Board GURI SCHWARZ (President) ENRICA ASQUER ANDREA AVALLI (Substitute) ELENA CADAMURO (Substitute) LUCA FIORITO (Substitute) LESSONS LESSONS START February 2023 Class schedule CONTEMPORARY HISTORY EXAMS EXAM DESCRIPTION For students attending the lectures there will be a written test divided into two parts that will take place during the course. For those students who have passed both written tests, the oral exam will concern the discussion of the chosen monograph(s). For those students who have passed just one written test, the oral exam will concern the discussion of the volume of the manual referenced in the test that was NOT passed, in addition to the monograph(s) of choice. For students not attending the lectures the exam will take place orally. The oral exam is dedicated to the verification of the student's critical elaboration and argumentation skills, and it will be focused on the discussion of the two volumes of the manual and of the monograph(s) chosen. 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 13/12/2022 11:00 GENOVA Orale 16/01/2023 11:00 GENOVA Orale 07/02/2023 11:00 GENOVA Orale 09/05/2023 11:00 GENOVA Orale 05/06/2023 11:00 GENOVA Orale 19/06/2023 11:00 GENOVA Orale 04/07/2023 11:00 GENOVA Orale 07/09/2023 11:00 GENOVA Orale FURTHER INFORMATION Class attendence is highly reccomended. Erasmus students may discuss changes to the content of the program with the course instructor. Erasmus students may take the exam in Enghlish.