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CODE 55879
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-STO/04
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
SECTIONING Questo insegnamento è diviso nelle seguenti frazioni:
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course of Contemporary History (fraction A) intends to provide students with a basic framework of the contemporary age, with particular attention to the links between history and memory, the socio-economic, political-institutional and cultural processes of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

    The teaching is aimed at students with surnames A-D

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The aim of the course is provide students with basic knowledge of 19th and 20th century history both from a political-institutional and social-economic point of view, in order to achieve four main targets: contextualize events, identify causes and effects; being able to undertake historical research through the correct use of sources; being familiar with various historiographical interpretations; efficiently communicate the contents learned.

    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

    PREREQUISITES

    A good knowledge of written and spoken Italian is necessary to pass the exam

    For foreign students a basic knowledge of the Italian language is sufficient, cf. the paragraph “C.II.10. Avvertenze per gli studenti stranieri”, pp. 16-17, of the “Guida ai Corsi di Studio in Lingue del Dipartimento di Lingue e Culture Moderne”, a.y. 2021-2022.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The lessons will be held in presence for a total of 36 hours (6 credits). 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.

    In the event of a weather alert and based on current legislation, teaching can be delivered remotely in synchronous mode through the Teams platform on the teaching channel, whose access code is: 6xyva82

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The program deals with the main issues of contemporary history. The time span goes from the Congress of Vienna to the attacks of 11 September 2001.

    The topics covered in class, the notes, the slides and other teaching material posted on Aulaweb, form an integral part of the program and are essential for the preparation of the attending exam.

    For non-attending students, the preparation of additional texts is required.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    For ATTENDING students:

    1) lecture notes

    2) reference manual: Salvatore Lupo, Angelo Ventrone, L’età contemporanea, Le Monnier-Mondadori, Firenze 2018.

     

    For NON-attending students:
     

    1) reference manual: Salvatore Lupo, Angelo Ventrone, L’età contemporanea, Le Monnier-Mondadori, Firenze 2018.

    2) n. 2 monographs (chosen from the list)


    List of monographs:

    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].

    Ferdinando Fasce, I Presidenti USA. Due secoli di storia, Carocci, Roma 2008.

    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

    GRAZIANO MAMONE (President)

    FABIO CAFFARENA

    CARLO STIACCINI (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    I semester

    Class schedule

    CONTEMPORARY HISTORY A

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral exam either at the end of the course and at all the scheduled dates.

    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
    31/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    14/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    19/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    10/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    24/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    11/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    25/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Students with SLD certification, disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course. These students will be granted the compensatory / dispensatory tools recognized by the University.

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