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 early-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able to orient themselves to the documentation of the modern age (those published and, at least partially, along with unpublished ones).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 partly live and partly remotely, according to a timetable that each lecturer will publish on the course page on Ariel.

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
Title of the course: Towards the degree thesis. How to do and write an historical research (early modern age)

Subject: Europe and the concept of otherness in the early Modern Age. From the discovery of new Worlds to the instruments of interaction and integration.
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 early modern history:
- building a bibliography through the available research tools (libraries/web);
- knowing the type of source used in the Laboratory (letters, notices and reports from non-European territories)
- writing up research results by using specific language of the subject and editorial style of essays.
These skills will be acquired through classes, by practicing on research tools and sources, and then through the individual drafting of two short papers, 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.
Teaching Resources
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures
The student is led in the construction of a specific bibliography.

The following book is recommended, combined with one of the second group: A. Boscaro, Ventura e sventura dei gesuiti in Giappone (1549-1639), Cafoscarina, Venezia, 2008

· S. Gruzinski, La colonizzazione dell'immaginario: società indigene e occidentalizzazione nel Messico spagnolo, trad. it. D. Sacchi (a cura di), Einaudi editore, Torino, 1994; N. Zamon Davis, La doppia vita di Leone l'Africano, trad. it. Gregorio M., Laterza Editori, Roma-Bari, 2008; S. Gruzinski, La macchina del tempo. Quando l'Europa ha cominciato a scrivere la storia del mondo, Raffello Cortina Editore, Milano, 2018.


International and Erasmus students are invited to write an e-mail to the lecturer in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English) for preparation.
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 two short essays
- Evaluation criteria: ability to elaborate knowledge; ability for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of expression, competence in the use of specialised lexicon
- Type of evaluation method: approval of 3 CFU
The format of the assessment for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the lecturer.
- University credits: 3
Humanities workshops: 20 hours
Professor: Tripepi Alessandro

Edizione 1 - II sem

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
As we know the variability of the events, the choice regarding the kind of teaching that will be adopted for this workshop will depend on the pandemic situation in February 2021.
For the time being, lectures will be delivered partly live with simultaneous streaming online, and partly remotely, according to a timetable that each lecturer will publish on the course page on Ariel.

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.
Finally, 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
The aim of the workshop is to provide students with the tools they need to set up historical research and write a short essay.

After a first introductory section in which a series of analytical and methodological tools useful to start and develop a first historical research will be presented, the following part of the workshop will deal with a specific topic in order to allow students to achieve the objectives through a practical and active approach to the subject.

Topic: News, Dispatches, and Reports from the Court of Constantinople: Heterogeneous Sources for the History of Information in the Early Modern Mediterranean.
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission.
Teaching methods
Class attendance is mandatory.
The workshop consists of lessons aimed at providing the student with the basic tools to conduct and write a research on Early Modern History, with particular reference to the Mediterranean context (16th and 17th centuries):
- finding out bibliography and sources through the research tools illustrated in class (online catalogues and repertoires, journals, dictionaries and encyclopaedias, databases);
- knowing the main types of sources presented during the workshop (from ambassadors' dispatches to the reports encrypted by spies, passing through the notices written and sold in the squares and streets of the main cities of Renaissance Italy);
- writing up research results by adopting appropriate linguistic tools and applying the editorial settings of a scientific essay.

All these skills will be acquired through classroom activities, with practical exercises on research tools and sources, and then through the individual drafting of a short essay based on the indicated readings and discussions in class.
The confrontation in the classroom with the professor is an integral part of the teaching method and aims to promote the student's critical spirit and ability to apply the skills and knowledge acquired.
Teaching Resources
1) Knowledge of the bibliography and sources examined and discussed during the workshop.

2) All students are advised to read:

-Rospocher, M., 'La voce della piazza. Oralità e spazio pubblico nell'Italia del Rinascimento', in Oltre la sfera pubblica: lo spazio della politica nell'Europa Moderna, a cura di Massimo Rospocher (Bologna: Il Mulino, 2013), pp. 9-30.
This article can be consulted in open access at the following link: https://opac.unimi.it/SebinaOpac/resource/oltre-la-sfera-pubblica-lo-sp…

-Infelise, M., Prima dei giornali: alle origini della pubblica informazione, secoli XVI e XVII (Roma: Laterza, 2002).

3) These readings will have to be supplemented by a monograph from the following list:

-Preto, P., I servizi segreti di Venezia (Milano: Il saggiatore, 1994).
-Ricci, G., Appello al Turco: i confini infranti del Rinascimento (Roma: Viella, 2011).
-De Vivo, F., Patrizi, informatori, barbieri: politica e comunicazione a Venezia nella prima età moderna (Milano: Feltrinelli, 2012).
-Varriale, G., Arrivano li turchi: guerra navale e spionaggio nel Mediterraneo: 1532-1582 (Novi Ligure: Città del Silenzio, 2014).
-Malcolm, N., Agenti dell'impero : cavalieri, corsari, gesuiti e spie nel Mediterraneo del Cinquecento (Milano: Hoepli, 2017).

Non-attending students, International students or incoming Erasmus students are invited to make timely contact with the professor in charge of the course to agree on the programme.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: evaluation at the end of the workshop.
- Type of examination: ongoing evaluation on the basis of active participation 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 assessment for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the lecturer.
- University credits: 3
Humanities workshops: 20 hours
Professor: Caprioli Francesco

Edizione 2 - I sem

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Lectures will be delivered remotely, principally in synchronous format via Microsoft Teams
Course syllabus
The aim of the workshop is to provide students with the tools to set up historical research and write a short academic essay. After introducing historical methodology, the following thematic lessons will cover a broad chronological spectrum of early modern history.

Lectures will be delivered remotely, principally in synchronous format via Microsoft Teams
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those required for the degree admission.
Teaching methods
Attendance to classes in mandatory. Laboratory is delivered through lectures aimed to providing the student with the essential tools to carry out research in modern history and in particular to:

- understand the role of the historian between university and society;
- Know and classify the main sources for the researcher;
- Know the main methodologies for History study;
- Know and build a bibliography through the research tools;
- Writing up an essay using specific language and editorial style of academic papers.


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 based on the suggested bibliography. Discussion with the teacher during lectures is integrant part of the didactic methods and aims at promoting a critical attitude and the ability to apply the acquired competences and knowledge.


The teaching is also based on didactic and multimedia material provided on Ariel.

In addition to frontal lectures, team works and/or individual presentations are envisaged.
Teaching Resources
M. Bloch, Apologia della storia o mestiere di storico, Torino, Einaudi.
F. Braudel, Scritti sulla storia, Milano, Bompiani.
F. Braudel, Storia misura del mondo, Bologna, Il Mulino.
F. Chabod, Lezioni di metodo storico, Roma-Bari, Laterza.
E. Carr, Sei lezioni sulla storia, Torino, Einaudi.
G. Galasso, Prima lezione di storia moderna, Roma-Bari, Laterza.
P. Prodi, Introduzione allo studio della storia moderna, Bologna, Il Mulino.


International and Erasmus students are invited to write an e-mail to the lecturer in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English or in French) for preparation.
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 the attendance of lectures and the 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

















- 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 the attendance of lectures and the 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: Scaramuzza Emilio