|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
The course aims to provide critical tools and skills for a thorough knowledge of contemporary world history of the 19th and 20th centuries, bringing the student closer to the use of documentary sources and the complexity of historiographic interpretations. During the course, thematic seminars will be organized on contemporary Europe.
Individual and group papers and participation in simulations and role-playing games are planned. In the academic year 2022-2023 a monographic part will be dedicated to the prospects for peace in a Ukraine in a historical perspective.
AIMS AND CONTENT
Al termine del corso lo studente è in grado di: - padroneggiare i principali nodi tematici della storia contemporanea dal 1815 ai giorni nostri in Italia, in Europa, nel mondo; - conoscere gli strumenti metodologici di base per l'analisi storica; - sviluppare capacità di giudizio critico; - elaborare studi su temi e periodi storici specifici; - esporre e argomentare con lessico appropriato ricerche di carattere storico. At the end of the course the student is able to: - master the main thematic nodes of contemporary history from 1815 to the present day in Italy, in Europe, in the world; - know the basic methodological tools for historical analysis; - develop critical judgment skills; - elaborate studies on specific themes and historical periods; - expose and argue with appropriate vocabulary researches of a historical nature.
AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
The course aims to provide the student with:
* Basics of events, cultures and transformations in Italy, Europe and the world in contemporary age
* Specific insights into the most important historiographic developments that characterized the 19th and 20th centuries
* Direct knowledge of historical sources
The course also aims to teach students:
* An approach to the interpretative and critical dimension of historiographic research
* Methodological knowledge and skills adequate to prepare and present individual papers on specific themes of contemporary history.
The simulation intends to provide additional disciplinary and transversal skills, such as problem solving, critical thinking and analysis, time management, active learning and collaborative competition.
Based above all on role-playing strategies, the simulation aims to develop the following skills:
- refinement of communication skills and strategies;
- strengthening skills in the use of multimedia tools;
- awareness of the role within the group through role playing activities;
- progressive acquisition of problem solving and time management skills in team work;
- raising awareness of the diplomatic aspects of the complex international reality, both in history and in current even
The course will take place in presence, with frontal lessons.
Attending students will be involved in group research and in presenting short reports on a current topic.
During the course will be organized and recommended thematic seminars.
The simulation is role-playing based and requires both homework and regular active class participation.
During the diplomatic simulation, students are invited to cover the position of a delegate of a member country of the international organization identified by the lecturer. The work required will take place in three phases. In the first phase, having identified the diplomatic seat (conference of the Big Three, European Council, European Parliament or other organization), an agenda, which contains the topics for discussion, is proposed. In the same phase the students are divided by countries, on which it will be necessary to understand their history and international position. In a second phase, each delegation will prepare one or more resolutions relating to one or more points on the agenda. Finally, the resolutions will be presented in the Assembly and the delegations will work diplomatically to get their resolutions approved, subject to modifications dictated by the negotiations.
PROGRAM From modern history to contemporary history Notes on the American Revolution. From confederation to federation Notes on the French Revolution. State and nation Industrial Revolution and Communications Europe in 1815 - The Vienna Congress - Territorial modifications The European Balance System Country and nationality 1820-21, 1830-31, 1848 Revolutions in Europe Independence of Spanish colonies in Latin America Doctrine of Monroe France from Charles X to Louis Philippe d'Orléans Independence of Belgium - The independence of Greece The Eastern Question The French conquest of Algeria Egypt of Mehemet Alì and the occupation of Syria Palmerston's policy The issue of the Straits - The London Convention of 1841 Notes on social and economic transformations in the mid-eighties Free exchange and protectionism - Cobden, List Abolition of Corn legislation Opium War in China and Nanjing Treaty The German unification process Zollverein Bismarck, Cavour, Napoleon III Prussia's wars against Denmark, Austria Franco-Prussian War - Creation of the German Empire The process of Italian unification Moderate and revolutionary Mazzini, Garibaldi, Cattaneo The First War of Independence Second War of Independence - Creation of the Kingdom of Italy
Europe in the 1950s - The Crimean War - The Paris Conference of 1856 Napoleon III's Mediterranean Policy Third War of Independence Italian colonial policy US territorial expansion in the first half of the nineteenth century Texas question US-Mexico War Secession War in the United States Japan's opening in the Fifties - The Meij Revolution The modernization and the process of expansion of Japan Chinese-Japanese and Russian-Japanese wars Europe between 1870 and 1890 - From liberty to protectionism Nationalism Bismarck's policy The Balkan war in the mid 1970s The Congress of St. Stephen and the Congress of Berlin The "Triplice" Alliance Europe at the turn of the 20th century: social, economic and political situation Colonialism and imperialism. The division of the world and the contrasts of imperialism in Asia and Africa Opposite alliances and militarization Russia 1905 - End of absolutism Revolution of Young Turks Balkan wars 1912-1913 - Moroccan crises Towards the First World War. Storiographic Interpretations World War I The Society of Nations Russian Revolution The period between the two wars Stalinian period Fascist Italy Locarno Conference The 29th Crisis Stresa Conference Nazi Germany The Ethiopian War The advent to Franco's power in Spain Anschluss's attempts Munich Conference Pact Molotov-Ribbentrop US neutrality law: from Johnson's Act to Lend Lease World War II Conferences of the Three Great: Tehran, Yalta, Potsdam Question of Germany Question of Poland Italy after World War II: party system, institutional referendum, 1948 elections, centrist governments, Trieste issue Stalin's "two camps" policy The creation of the Cominform. The outbreak of Yugoslavia in 1948
Doctrine of containment, roll-back and massive retaliation, "flexible response" Truman's Doctrine, Marshall Plan, Berlin Block, NATO The Atomic: From the Baruch Plan to the Arms Race. The first agreements on the limitation of nuclear weapons. Salt I and Salt II The launch of the European integration process Brussels, OECE, Council of Europe The birth of the European Communities The center-left in Italy 1968 in Italy and in the world The period of terrorism The end of the first Republic Decolonization notes The Indian case The Algerian case Indochina and the Vietnam War Cuba: from Batista to Fidel Castro Cuba's Missile Crisis De Gaulle Europe. The contrast with Kennedy Berlin Crisis. The construction of the Wall European integration: from the Treaties of Rome to our day The Hague Conference, The 1970s crisis, the European Parliament elections, the draft Treaty of 1984, the Maastricht Treaty Enlargement and attempts at institutional reform Stalin's death and start-up The 20th Congress of the PCUS and the Kruscev era Insurrections in Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia The fall of the Berlin Wall China from the proclamation of the Republic to this day. Period between the two wars: Mao, Ciang-Kai-Schek, civil war, long march, Japanese invasion. The birth of the People's Republic, the two Cine The progressive detachment from the USSR The cultural revolution Deng Xiao Ping Afghanistan: from the postwar period to the Soviet invasion Sudan between 800 and 900 The Rwanda crisis Sykes-Picot, Hussein-MacMahon, the Balfour statement. The period between the two wars in Palestine The birth of the State of Israel Nasser and the crisis of the Suez Canal Arab-Israeli wars
For the institutional part, the students must prepare the following manual:
Alfredo Canavero, Storia contemporanea, Pearson, 2019
For the monographic part ad hoc texts will be included on aulaweb The non-attending student will have to report on one of the following volumes:
Europa e mondo
- Gianni Silei, I fantasmi della golden age. Paura e incertezza nell’immaginario collettivo dell’Europa occidentale (1945-1975), FrancoAngeli 2019
- Aleksandr Solženitsyn e D. Silvestri, Nel primo cerchio, Voland 2018
- Le sfide della pace. L’ONU e l’Italia per una World Community (1945-2015), Padova, Cedam, 2017
- Lara Piccardo, Ai confini dell’Europa. Piccola storia della Crimea contesa, Bari, Cacucci, 2017
- Simona Merlo, Georgia. Una storia fra Europa e Asia, Beit 2017
- John Harper, La guerra fredda. Storia di un mondo in bilico, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2017
- Sara Lorenzini, Una strana guerra fredda. Lo sviluppo e le relazioni Nord-Sud, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2017
- Marcello Flores, Il genocidio degli armeni, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2017
- Angelo D’Orsi, 1917. L'anno della rivoluzione, Laterza 2016
- Forcellese, Franchi, Macchia, La fine del Comunismo in Europa. Regimi e dissidenze, 1946-1989, Rubbettino, Soveria Mannelli, 2016
- Vittorio Criscuolo, Il Congresso di Vienna, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2015
- Leonardo Campus, I sei giorni che sconvolsero il mondo. La crisi dei missili di Cuba e le sue percezioni internazionali, Mondadori 2015
- Marco Clementi, Il diritto al dissenso. Il progetto costituzionale di Andrej Sacharov, Roma, Odradek ed., 2002
- La svolta del 1938. Fascismo, cattolicesimo e antisemitismo, a cura di Andrea Riccardi e Gabriele Rigano, Guerini e Associati, Milano 2020
- Christian Goeschel, Mussolini e Hitler. Storia di una relazione pericolosa, Bari, Laterza, 2019
- Daniela Preda, Alcide De Gasperi: European Founding Father, Brussels, Peter Lang, 2017
- Nicola Pedrazzi, L’Italia che sognava Enver. Partigiani, comunisti, marxisti-leninisti: gli amici italiani dell’Albania popolare (1943-1976), Bestaeditrice, 2017
- Piero Craveri, L’arte del non governo. L’inarrestabile declino della Repubblica, Venezia, Marsilio, 2016
- Agostino Giovagnoli, Il caso Moro. Una tragedia repubblicana, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2009
- Luca Micheletta, La resa dei conti: il Kosovo, l’Italia e la dissoluzione della Jugoslavia (1939-1941), Roma, Edizioni Nuova cultura, 2008
TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD
Ricevimento: Daniela Preda: Tuesday 14-17 and by appointment at the DISPI.
DANIELA PREDA (President)
GUIDO LEVI (President Substitute)
LUCA BARBAINI (Substitute)
MARIA ELEONORA GUASCONI (Substitute)
LARA PICCARDO (Substitute)
Lessons start: 19 September 2023
The exam is in part written (the nineteenth) and partly oral (the twentieth century) and involves questions both on the institutional part and on the texts of in-depth. The oral part, on average, lasts around 15-20 minutes.
Attending students can attend a written exam in itinere in the nineteenth century.
For attending students, the oral report presented during the course is evaluated. For non-attending students, an in-depth study will be chosen among the proposals published du aulaweb.
The Commission is designated by the Department Council and chaired by the course professor. The evaluation is based mainly on the knowledge of the subject, but also on the quality of the exposure, the correct use of the specialized lexicon and the critical reasoning ability on the study carried out.
During the role playing, the following aspects will be evaluated: adherence of the resolution to the foreign policy of the assigned country; compliance with deadlines and methods; clarity and fairness of presentation.
Students with certification of ASD, disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact both the contact person Prof. Aristide Canepa (firstname.lastname@example.org), and the teacher, at the beginning of the course, to agree on teaching and examination methods that, in compliance with the objectives of the teaching, take into account the individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory instruments.