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CODE 98453
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-STO/01
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course will address the main topics related to gender history and discussed by scholarly literature, (especially the more recent studies). In particular, the lessons will focus on the role of women and the relationships within families and society along the medieval centuries with special attention the the period spanning the twelfth to fifteenth centuries.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Aim of the course is providing students with historiographical and theoretical tools for the analysis and construction of gender in the Middle Ages (fifth to fifteenth centuries) and to additionally illustrate the general framework of research on the role of women in distinct local and territorial contexts in specific time periods.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at instructing students on how to read sources and scholarly literature which deal with aspects of gender and to provide the theoretical tools for the analysis and construction of gender in the Middle Ages (fifth-fifteenth centuries), by providing an introductory picture of scholarship on women in distinct local and territorial contexts and in specific time periods. At the end of the course the students will be able to read sources as well as scholarly literature critically, and contextualize the gender pespective when applied to history.

PREREQUISITES

No pre-requisites are required.

TEACHING METHODS

Traditional face to face classes. Slides will be shown during lectures; part of the material will be provided in class, part will be available on Aulaweb. Scheduled presentations by the students; optional exercises corrected in the classroom, which may be taken into account in the examination assessment.

 

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

An overview of gender history relative to the Middle Ages, interpretative categories, historiographical updates.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Program 6 CFU

 

Compulsory texts:

D. Lett, Uomini e donne nel Medioevo, il Mulino 2013.

Only one of the following three options:

1) 5 chapters of: Violenza alle donne. Una prospettiva medievale, a cura di A. Esposito, F. Franceschi, G. Piccinni, il Mulino 2018

2) 5 chapters of: Donne, famiglie e patrimoni a Genova e in Liguria nei secoli XII e XIII, a cura di P. Guglielmotti, Genova, Società ligure di storia patria,  2020, available on https://www.storiapatriagenova.it/BD_vs_contenitore.aspx?Id_Scheda_Bibliografica_Padre=6234&Id_Progetto=0 

3) Christiane Klapish-Zuber, Matrimoni rinascimentali. Donne e vita famigliare a Firenze (secc. XIV-XV), Roma, Viella, 2022.

A list of reading suggestions and links useful for furthering the knowledge on the topic will be available on Aulaweb.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

September 2024

Class schedule

GENDER STORY (LM)

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

 

The oral exam will test the student's knowledge of the main gender dynamics both along the Middle Ages, and in more circumscribed contexts, as well as of the historiographical and methodological approaches illustrated during the course and in the texts. The use of an appropriate terminology will also be assessed. Presentations delivered by the students during class or as a written assignment, as outlined by the lecturers, will be considered during the evaluation; the results of optional exercises will be taken into account.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For students with disabilities or specific learning disabilities.

Students with disabilities or with specific learning disabilities are reminded that in order to request adjustments for exams they must first upload their certification on the University website at the following address: 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 Learning Disabilities Sector (https://rubrica.unige.it/strutture/struttura/100111).

Subsequently, well in advance of the exam date (at least 10 days before), an e-mail must be sent to the teacher with whom the exam is to be taken, indicating both the School's Referring Lecturer for the inclusion of students with disabilities and with learning disabilities and the Sector indicated above. The e-mail must specify:

the name of the teaching course

the date of the call

the student's surname, personal name and student matriculation number

the compensatory tools and dispensatory measures considered functional and required.


The contact person will confirm to the lecturer that the applicant has the right to request adaptations during the examination and that these adaptations must be agreed upon with the teacher. The lecturer will respond by stating whether the requested adaptations can be used.

Requests must be sent at least 10 days before the date of the exam in order to allow the lecturer to assess their content. In particular, if concept maps are to be used for the exam (which must be much more concise than the maps used for study), if the submission does not respect the deadline there will not be the technical time necessary to make any changes.

For further information on the request for services and adaptations, please refer to 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

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