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CODE 108902
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-STO/02
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course aims to narrate world history through man's activities on the sea through the centuries between the Middle Ages and the contemporary age, with a particular focus on the globalisation phenomena that began in the 16th century, as recently suggested in a celebrated work by D. Abulafia (2020). A large part of the course will be devoted to global maritime connections from the early modern age to the present day, with particular reference to international issues in relation to the control and exploitation of maritime spaces and their legal regulation.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to analyze the general features and historiographical interpretations of maritime history with particular reference to global issues and the connections between the different geographical areas that were created by sea between the Middle Ages and the contemporary age. In addition, great attention will be paid to the issues of international relations in relation to the control and safety of maritime routes between the end of the Middle Ages and the contemporary age

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to analyse the general outlines and historiographical interpretations of maritime history with particular reference to global issues and the connections between the different geographical areas that were created by sea between the Middle Ages and the contemporary age. Furthermore, great attention will be paid to the issues of international relations in relation to the control and security of maritime routes between the late Middle Ages and the contemporary age. 

 

PREREQUISITES

Good knowledge of the general history of the modern and contemporary age.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures and seminar lectures. Attendance is strongly recommended. In the event of force majeure, the Teams channel may be used: hkv9q8h.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Using J.M. Smith's (2013) definition, maritime history is the study of human interaction with the sea and its activities. It covers a broad thematic element of history, often using a global approach, although many national and regional histories still remain predominant. As an academic discipline, it crosses the chronological boundaries of traditional historical subjects, focusing on understanding humanity's various relationships with the world's oceans, seas and major waterways. 
Maritime history encompasses numerous topics including: fishing, whaling, international maritime law, naval history, history of ships, ship design, ship building, history of navigation, history of the various sciences related to the sea (oceanography, cartography, hydrography, etc.), exploration of the sea, and the history of the sea. ), the exploration of the sea, maritime economy and trade, navigation, yachting, seaside resorts, the history of lighthouses and aids to navigation, maritime themes in literature, maritime themes in art, the social history of seafarers and passengers and sea-related communities, and much more.

Education contributes to Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

D. Abulafia, Maritime History of the World, Milan, Mondadori, 2022 (parts four and five only).

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LUCA LO BASSO (President)

RENZO REPETTI

FAUSTO FIORITI (Substitute)

LEONARDO SCAVINO (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

I semester

2 october 2023

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral examination and/or in-depth study of a research topic in written form.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

During the final examination, the candidate is required to demonstrate a reasonable level of preparation on the adopted texts and, if attending, on the topics covered in class. This preparation is ascertained by means of a discussion with the examiner.

In principle, the mark will take the following ranges into account

assessment of the notional aspects: up to 10/30;
evaluation of processing skills: up to 15/30;

evaluation of communication skills: up to 5/30

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Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
18/12/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
08/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
29/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
20/05/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
10/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
01/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Quality education
Quality education
Life below water
Life below water
Peace, justice and strong institutions
Peace, justice and strong institutions