History and Web

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/01 M-STO/02 M-STO/04
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course, in addition to providing a historical perspective on the subject, intends to introduce students to digital history, highlighting its transmedia, experimental and collaborative character and links with digital humanities.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student will have acquired knowledge of the methodological problems associated with digital history and many of the projects and texts related to it. They will also be able to independently articulate a critical discourse on digital humanities, to describe the polemics surrounding the use of digital sources for research and to actively collaborate to conceive forms of dissemination built around historical issues relevant from the academic perspective. These skills will be acquired through a direct and continuous meeting with the instructor in the classroom. The discussion around the proposed sources will be an essential moment of critical reflection and methodological learning. Participation in meetings and seminars organized within the Department of Historical Studies will also be of great importance. Students opting not to attend the lessons will be able to make use of the educational tools provided by the instructor on Ariel, deepen their knowledge of main topics through special readings with the agreement with the instructor, and of course contact the instructor either by e-mail and during office hours.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Lectures will be delivered remotely, principally in synchronous format via Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

On the course page on Ariel, students will be able to find all the information on the lectures and any changes to the programme and its related documents (bibliography etc.) in case of lockdown. 
Finally, in case it proves impossible to hold the exam face to face, the exam will take place remotely, in ways which will be communicated on the course page on Ariel at the end of the course.
Course syllabus
Title of the course: History and the web. The digital between historiography and public awareness
Part 1: Introduction to digital history: theoretical considerations and methodological issues
Part 2: The dissemination of history on the web: elements of an historiographical approach
Part 3: Public history on the web.
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission.
Teaching methods
Attendance to classes is strongly recommended although not compulsory. The teaching is delivered both through frontal lectures, aimed primarily at the acquisition of knowledge, competence and specific language of the subject, and at the computer lab. Discussion with the teacher in the classroom is part of the didactic method and aims at promoting a critical attitude and the capacity to apply the acquired competence and knowledge.
The teaching is also based on didactic and multimedia material provided on Ariel.
Teaching Resources
Programme for attending students
Programme for 6 CFU:

Part 1
- Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (Part 1)
- La storia in digitale. Teorie e metodologie, ed. Deborah Paci, Milano, Unicopli, 2019;
- Fabio Guidali, «Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien». Roy Rosenzweig e il dibattito americano sulla public history agli albori del World Wide Web, in "ACME - Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano", no. 2, 2018.
https://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/ACME/article/view/12024.

Part 2
- Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (Part 2)
- Fabio Guidali, Il Sessantotto l'ho visto su Internet. Il Web come fonte di informazione storica, in "Historia Magistra", X, no. 27, 2018, pp. 120-133.
- Didactic material provided on Ariel (https://ariel.unimi.it/).

Programme for attending students
Programme for 9 CFU:

Part 1
- Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (Part 1)
- La storia in digitale. Teorie e metodologie, ed. Deborah Paci, Milano, Unicopli, 2019;
- Fabio Guidali, «Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien». Roy Rosenzweig e il dibattito americano sulla public history agli albori del World Wide Web, in "ACME - Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano", no. 2, 2018.
https://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/ACME/article/view/12024.

Part 2
- Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (Part 2)
- Fabio Guidali, Il Sessantotto l'ho visto su Internet. Il Web come fonte di informazione storica, in "Historia Magistra", X, no. 27, 2018, pp. 120-133.
- Didactic material provided on Ariel (https://ariel.unimi.it/).

Part 3
- Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (Part 3)
- Didactic material provided on Ariel (https://ariel.unimi.it/).

Programme for non-attending students
Programme for 6 CFU:

Part 1
- La storia in digitale. Teorie e metodologie, ed. Deborah Paci, Milano, Unicopli, 2019;
- Jeffrey Schnapp, Digital Humanities, ed. Maria Grazia Mattei, Milano, Egea, 2015;
- Fabio Guidali, «Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien». Roy Rosenzweig e il dibattito americano sulla public history agli albori del World Wide Web, in "ACME - Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano", no. 2, 2018, https://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/ACME/article/view/12024;
- Didactic material provided on Ariel (https://ariel.unimi.it/).

Part 2
- Fabio Guidali, Il Sessantotto l'ho visto su Internet. Il Web come fonte di informazione storica, in "Historia Magistra", X, no. 27, 2018, pp. 120-133.
- Didactic material provided on Ariel (https://ariel.unimi.it/).



Programme for non-attending students
Programme for 9 CFU:

- La storia in digitale. Teorie e metodologie, ed. Deborah Paci, Milano, Unicopli, 2019;
- Jeffrey Schnapp, Digital Humanities, ed. Maria Grazia Mattei, Milano, Egea, 2015;
- Fabio Guidali, «Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien». Roy Rosenzweig e il dibattito americano sulla public history agli albori del World Wide Web, in "ACME - Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano", no. 2, 2018, https://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/ACME/article/view/12024;
- Didactic material provided on Ariel (https://ariel.unimi.it/).

Part 2
- Fabio Guidali, Il Sessantotto l'ho visto su Internet. Il Web come fonte di informazione storica, in "Historia Magistra", X, no. 27, 2018, pp. 120-133.
- Didactic material provided on Ariel (https://ariel.unimi.it/).


Part 3
- Didactic material provided on Ariel (https://ariel.unimi.it/).
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: oral exam (parts A and C), written report concerning the analysis of how a specific topic is present on the web. The report must be written as specified on Ariel and sent to the teacher at least 10 days before the date of the oral examination (part B)
- Type of examination: oral examination
- Evaluation criteria: capacity to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; capacity for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of exposition, competence in the use of specialised lexicon, efficacy, clarity, both in the oral examination and in the written report
- Type of evaluation method: mark in 30s
- NB: one elective mid-term evaluation (at the end of part A) will be organised on behalf of the attending students only. It will consist of a written test and it will be on lectures and textbook. The final evaluation will comprise by the average of the marks of mid-term evaluation and final exam.
- Method of communication of the assessment results of mid-term evaluation: Ariel site.

The format of the exam for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the professor, as well as the relevant office.
Unita' didattica A
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Guidali Fabio
Unita' didattica B
M-STO/02 - MODERN HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Guidali Fabio
Unita' didattica C
M-STO/01 - MEDIEVAL HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)