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CODE 84367
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-STO/02
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course aims to deepen the moments, themes and problems related to the history of the Mediterranean in the Modern Age, with a focus on the dimension of historiographic research and the sources used by historians

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to introduce students to studies on the Mediterranean as a space characterised by exchanges, clashes and hybridisations, where the mechanisms of circulation (of people, goods, vessels) are intertwined with those of control (military, fiscal, sanitary). The lectures will have a seminar character, and there will be in-depth studies of the sources and specific bibliographies. Special attention will be paid to the centuries of the modern age, and to the relationship that the Mediterranean builds with other parts of the world, in a perspective of global history.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The teaching objectives are threefold:

1) to acquaint students with the history that characterised the Mediterranean space in the modern age, making them understand the importance of this scenario for European and world history in the 15th-19th centuries.

2) to make them reflect on the idea of unity/multiplicity, and on the concepts of frontier and hybridisation, showing the Mediterranean as a set of 'seas', where at times frontiers are manned and controlled, but at the same time also as a fluid space where a common culture is created from exchanges and contaminations

3) to teach the historiographical traditions related to the history of the Mediterranean in the modern age and at the same time to introduce the types and uses of primary sources used by researchers

PREREQUISITES

Basic knowledge of European and world history between the 15th and 19th centuries

TEACHING METHODS

Classes are held in presence. Attendance, although not compulsory, is recommended. 

For the timetable of lectures, please consult the https://easyacademy.unige.it/portalestudenti//index.php?_lang=it portal.

Lectures include PowerPoints presentations.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Programme for students using the teaching for 6 cfu

Moments, themes, problems of Mediterranean history between the 15th and 19th centuries

Programme for students using the teaching for 9 cfu

Moments, themes, problems of Mediterranean history between the 15th and 19th centuries

Focused insights into specific subject areas and historiography. Presentation of studies and research paths through primary and secondary sources

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

6 cfu

Attending students can prepare their examination on the materials of the lectures (personal notes, lecturer's PowerPoint); otherwise non-attending students (and attending students who wish to complete their preparation) must prepare F. CANALE CAMA, D. CASANOVA, R.M. DELLI QUADRI, Storia del Mediterraneo moderno e contemporaneo, Guida editori, chapters I-VI (i.e. pp. 11-236).


9 cfu:

As far as the first module is concerned, attending students will be able to prepare for the examination on the lecture materials (personal notes, lecturer's PowerPoint); otherwise non-attending students (and attending students who wish to complete their preparation) should prepare F. CANALE CAMA, D. CASANOVA, R.M. DELLI QUADRI, Storia del Mediterraneo moderno e contemporaneo, Guida editori, chapters I-VI (i.e. pp. 11-236).

With regard to the second module, those attending the module may complete it with personal research to be carried out on a topic addressed during the lectures, which will be examined in depth on the basis of specific bibliography provided by the lecturer. This research will be sent in writing to the lecturer and presented at the oral interview. Non-attending students must contact the lecturer for the assignment of books to read in addition to the 6 cfu textbook.

 

Students with disabilities and students with DSA are reminded that in order to request adaptations for examinations they must first enter their certification on the University website at servizionline.unige.it in the ‘Students’ section. The documentation will be checked by the University's Services for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities and DSA Sector (https://rubrica.unige.it/strutture/struttura/100111).
Subsequently, at least 10 days before the date of the exam, an e-mail must be sent to the lecturer, indicating both the School's Contact Person for the inclusion of students with disabilities and with DSA (Prof. Elisabetta Colagrossi: elisabetta.colagrossi@unige.it) and the Sector indicated above. In the e-mail it is necessary to specify: the name of the lesson; the date of the roll call; the student's surname, first name and matriculation number; the compensatory and dispensatory measures considered functional; and required.  The contact person will confirm to the teacher that the applicant has the right to request adaptations during the exam and that these adaptations must be agreed upon with the teacher, who will respond by communicating whether it is possible to use the requested adaptations (in particular, concept maps, which must be much more concise than the maps used for study) 

For further information on the request for services and adaptations, please consult the document: https://unige.it/sites/unige.it/files/2024-05/Linee%20guida%20per%20la%20richiesta%20di%20servizi%2C%20di%20strumenti%20compensativi%20e_o%20di%20misure%20dispensative%20e%20di%20ausili%20specifici%20Maggio%202024.pdf

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

week of 17 February 2025

 

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The test will be oral for all, but with a difference between attending and non-attending students: attending students will bring to the examination the contents of the lectures and present their personal research; non-attending students will be examined on the specially assigned texts in addition to the textbook by Canala Cama, Casanova, Delli Quadri

ASSESSMENT METHODS

In the examination, which will take place orally, the candidate will be asked to illustrate the topics critically, in a correct and articulate manner and using appropriate language; the ability to establish meaningful links between the various topics covered and addressed during the lectures (frequent attendees) or between the various topics of the specially assigned texts (non-attenders) will also be tested

FURTHER INFORMATION

There is no further information, but the professor is always available via e-mail (paolo.calcagno@unige.it).

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