Teaching workshop

A.Y. 2020/2021
3
Max ECTS
20
Overall hours
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The objective of the workshop is twofold: on the one hand, it provides the primary basics about the tools (methodological, bibliographical and archival) of the research conducted from a source indicated by the instructor, and on the other hand to teach the student how to process research result in the written form.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the workshop, the student will have acquired the knowledge of the main types of sources of modern history and the main tools of research. They will be able to orient themselves to the documentation of the modern age (those published and, at least partially, along with unpublished ones). They will then be able to use the language tools (language properties, correct specific lexicon) to express in written form, clearly and effectively, the results of the research conducted under the guidance of the instructor.
These skills will be acquired through a direct and ongoing meeting with the teacher in the classroom; The discussion around the proposed sources will provide additional time of critical reflection and methodological learning. Individual work will also be of great importance, with reports assigned by the instructor and then discussed collectively.
Students unable to attend will be able to make use of the educational tools provided by the instructor on Ariel, investigate special readings proposed by the instructor to strengthen their knowledge, and of course contact the instructor both by email and during the office hours.
Course syllabus and organization

Edizione 1 - I sem

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Lectures will be delivered live
Course syllabus
The aim of the laboratory is to provide students with the tools necessary to make and write historical research.
The first part of the course will be used to explain what a thesis is, how a research and study topic is defined, how bibliographic and archival investigations are carried out, how the material is selected and where it is found, what it means writing down the search results and how you do it. With respect to this last aspect, it will be explained how important it is to draw up a project that, starting from an index, shows logical and structural coherence between its various parts. A suitable space will also be dedicated to the apparatus of the notes and to the method for their correct preparation.
The second part of the Laboratory, on the other hand, will see the exhibition of the work done by the students individually or in groups. In fact, participants will be asked to select a topic, carry out a bibliographic search, compose an index and propose a work plan. On this project it will be possible to be more precise when the number of participants will be effectively known.
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission.
Teaching methods
Class attendance is mandatory. The Laboratory consists of lessons aimed at providing the student with the basic tools for conducting a research on contemporary history:

- find the bibliography using the available research tools (catalogs and online repertoires, dictionaries, databases);
- know the main types of sources: consult the published documentation and be able to orient yourself in the panorama of the unpublished one;
- to elaborate in writing the results of the research, adopting appropriate linguistic tools and applying the editorial settings of a three-year degree thesis.

These skills will be acquired first through the performance of classroom activities, and later through the individual development of a thesis project formed, starting from the identification of a topic discussed in class, by title, index, bibliography, description of the topic, identification of sources. The discussion in the classroom with the teacher is an integral part of the teaching method and aims to promote the critical spirit and the ability to apply the skills and knowledge acquired to the student.
Teaching Resources
Material produced by the lecturer and available on the Ariel website of the Laboratory.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: evaluation at the end of the course
- Type of examination: in itinere assessment and at the end of the course, on the basis of attendance of lectures and writing of a short essay
- Evaluation criteria: ability to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; ability for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of expression, competence in the use of specialised lexicon, efficacy, clarity.
- Type of evaluation method: approval of 3 cfu
The format of the assesement for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the lecturer.
- University credits: 3
Humanities workshops: 20 hours
Professor: Tremolada Ilaria

Edizione 1 - II sem

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Lectures will be delivered live with simultaneous streaming online.
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.
The means and criteria for participation in the live lectures, which will need booking through a specific app, will be indicated on the University website.
Course syllabus
The Laboratory aims to provide students with the methodological skills necessary to conduct historical research on contemporary age aimed at writing the final draft. Specifically, starting from a general reflection on the work and the figure of the historian, the Laboratory will focus on the notion of source, on the different types of sources, on the interpretative problems posed by historical research, on the elements and the fundamental characteristics of historical research. The aim of the Laboratory is to make the student aware of the main archival, bibliographic and textual resources for scientific research in the historical field, available both in archives and on the network, and to experiment with their use for thesis.
The aim of the Laboratory, therefore, is to present and illustrate to the three-year students the first tools of historical research, not only from the point of view of the content and the conduct of the argument, but also in all those structural and structural aspects. form that are an integral part of scientific production
The first part of the course will focus on the concept and analysis of the sources. The aim will be to refine the analysis of a text, through the knowledge and use of a whole range of repertory and fundamental tools to understand the reasons and purposes of the production of that document. The aim of the investigation will will be to make the conduct of historical research autonomous, in particular on the contemporary age. The second phase will focus on the production, according to the models of scientific research, of an argumentative text on the topics covered. In addition to the content, the focus will be on the form, with a focus on the realization of notes, final bibliography, quotations, etc.
Students will be guided in the approach in using the main print and online research tools (catalogues, opac, biographical dictionaries, repositories), bibliography, historiographic analysis and learning of fundamental elements necessary for the drafting of a contemporary history research (structure, text division, citation criteria of sources and bibliography, footnotes).
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission.
Teaching methods
Attendance to classes is mandatory. Laboratory is delivered through lectures aimed at providing the student with the essential tools to carry out research in contemporary history, following a path that includes:
- building a bibliography through the available research tools (catalogues and online repertories, dictionaries, databases);
- knowledge the main types of document sources, the ability to consult the edited documentation and to orient yourself in the panorama of the unpublished ones;
- writing processing of research results, adopting appropriate language tools and applying the editorial settings of an essay.
These skills will be first acquired through classes, by practicing on research tools and sources, and then through the individual drafting of a short paper, on the basis of reading and discussion of essays and published sources. Discussion with the teacher during lectures is integrant part of the didactic method and aims at promoting a critical attitude and the ability to apply the acquired competence and knowledge.
The first part of the course will be used to explain what a three-year thesis is, how to define a subject of research and study, how to carry out bibliographic and archival surveys, how the material is selected and where it is found, what it means write the search results and how you do it. With respect to this last aspect, it will be explained how important it is to draw up a project that, starting from an index, shows logical and structural consistency between its various parts. A large space will be dedicated to the apparatus of notes and the method for their proper drafting.
The second part of the Laboratory will see the exhibition of the work carried out by the students individually or in groups. Participants will be asked to select a topic, carry out a bibliography search, compose an index and propose a work plan. Finally, there will be guided tours of the most important libraries in Milan specialized in contemporary history issues.
Teaching Resources
Nell'ambito del laboratorio, a partire da esercitazioni pratiche di ricerca bibliografica, verranno considerate le ragioni della citazione bibliografica, quando, cosa e come bisogna citare, i principali metodi utilizzati a livello internazionale, come il sistema autore/data, e il metodo numerico o standard, applicati alle principali fonti e risorse documentarie che uno studente deve saper utilizzare e citare correttamente per la stesura di elaborati e tesi di laurea.
Verranno fornite indicazioni bibliografiche specifiche come orientamento generale sia per la ricerca, sia per la fase di elaborazione dei dati, sia per la corretta citazione delle fonti a partire dai testi sotto indicati.

- Luigi Balsamo, La bibliografia. Storia di una tradizione, Milano, Unicopli, 2017
- Maria Teresa Biagetti, Le biblioteche digitali. Tecnologie, funzionalità e modelli di sviluppo, Milano, Franco Angeli, 2019
- Andrea Capaccioni, Ricerche bibliografiche. Banche dati e biblioteche in rete, Milano, Maggioli, 2018
- Fabio Venuda, La citazione bibliografica nei percorsi di ricerca, Milano, Unicopli, 2012
- Vittorio Vidotto, Guida allo studio della storia contemporanea, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2006
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final assessment test consists of the preparation of a written paper to demonstrate the mastery of the arguments and the ability to operate independently. The work may cover the preliminary stages of bibliography research and materials for the drafting of the graduate thesis already assigned to the student or an agreed theme that can serve as an example.
- Method: evaluation at the end of the course
- Type of examination: in itinere assessment and at the end of the course, on the basis of attendance of lectures and writing of a short essay
- Evaluation criteria: ability to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; ability for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of expression, competence in the use of specialized lexicon, efficacy, clarity.
- Type of evaluation method: approval of 3 CFU
The format of the assessment for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the teacher.
- University credits: 3
Humanities workshops: 20 hours
Professor: Canella Maria

Edizione 2 - I sem

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Lectures will be delivered remotely, principally in synchronous format via Teams. 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.
Course syllabus
The course program examines: a) the relationships between the concept of 'data', 'information', 'document'; b) models for the conservation and management of documents in libraries and archives; c) the transformation of documents in a digital environment; d) the main characteristics of the sources used for historical research in the contemporary age, with examples of a practical nature; e) the editing characteristics of a thesis work.
Prerequisites for admission
There are no prerequisites other than those required for admission to the course of study.
Teaching methods
Lessons lasting a total of 20 hours, which take place in the classroom with the aid of slides and other teaching materials; seminars on specific topics and educational visits to archives (ASMi) and research centers (APICE) are also planned.
Teaching Resources
Material produced by the teacher and made available on the Ariel website of the Laboratory.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Expected knowledge and skills will be verified through a final paper. The preparation will be considered adequate if the student shows that he has understood the general lines of the topics covered in the different parts of the course.
- University credits: 3
Humanities workshops: 20 hours
Professor: Pala Elena

Edizione 2 - II sem

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Lectures will be delivered live with simultaneous streaming online
Course syllabus
The aim of the laboratory is to provide students with the tools necessary to make and write historical research.
The first part of the course will be used to explain what a thesis is, how a research and study topic is defined, how bibliographic and archival investigations are carried out, how the material is selected and where it is found, what it means writing down the search results and how you do it. With respect to this last aspect, it will be explained how important it is to draw up a project that, starting from an index, shows logical and structural coherence between its various parts. A suitable space will also be dedicated to the apparatus of the notes and to the method for their correct preparation.
The second part of the Laboratory, on the other hand, will see the exhibition of the work done by the students individually or in groups. In fact, participants will be asked to select a topic, carry out a bibliographic search, compose an index and propose a work plan. On this project it will be possible to be more precise when the number of participants will be effectively known.
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission.
Teaching methods
Class attendance is mandatory. The Laboratory consists of lessons aimed at providing the student with the basic tools for conducting a research on contemporary history:

- find the bibliography using the available research tools (catalogs and online repertoires, dictionaries, databases);
- know the main types of sources: consult the published documentation and be able to orient yourself in the panorama of the unpublished one;
- to elaborate in writing the results of the research, adopting appropriate linguistic tools and applying the editorial settings of a three-year degree thesis.

These skills will be acquired first through the performance of classroom activities, and later through the individual development of a thesis project formed, starting from the identification of a topic discussed in class, by title, index, bibliography, description of the topic, identification of sources. The discussion in the classroom with the teacher is an integral part of the teaching method and aims to promote the critical spirit and the ability to apply the skills and knowledge acquired to the student.
Teaching Resources
Material produced by the lecturer and available on the Ariel website of the Laboratory.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: evaluation at the end of the course
- Type of examination: in itinere assessment and at the end of the course, on the basis of attendance of lectures and writing of a short essay
- Evaluation criteria: ability to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; ability for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of expression, competence in the use of specialised lexicon, efficacy, clarity.
- Type of evaluation method: approval of 3 cfu
The format of the assesement for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the lecturer.
- University credits: 3
Humanities workshops: 20 hours
Professor: Tremolada Ilaria
Professor(s)
Reception:
Tuesday from 04:00 p.m. - to 05:30 on appointment e-mailing to maria.canella@unimi.it. Due to the health emergency, the meeting takes place by appointment via email on Skype or Teams.
Office n. 205 - via Livorno 1 - second floor