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 medieval 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able to orient themselves to the documentation of the modern age (those published and, at least partially, along with unpublished ones).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.

The whole information on lectures, bibliography, and any kind of changes in case of lockdown can be found in the website.
The means and criteria for participation in the live lectures (to be booked via app), will be indicated on the University website.
Course syllabus
Title of the course: The degree essay: doing and writing an historical research (Middle Ages). The landscape between history and archaeology
Prerequisites for admission
There are no other specific requirements than those requested for the degree admission.
Teaching methods
The attendance to classes is mandatory. The laboratory is delivered through lectures aimed to providing the student with the essential tools to carry out a research in medieval history:
- build a bibliography through research tools as catalogues and online repertories and databases;
- use the main types of sources, both written and material;
- elaborate the research results, adopting appropriate linguistic tools in order to be able to conclude a brief essay within the lessons.
The aforementioned skills will be acquired, firstly, through classroom activities with practical exercises on sources, written and archaeological, which illuminate medieval landscapes, and, secondly, through the individual elaboration of a research on the basis of readings and discussions based on published sources. Discussion with the teacher during lectures is a core part of the didactic method and aims to fuel critical attitude and encourage the ability to apply the acquired competences and knowledge.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
- Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures, v. R. Rao, I paesaggi dell'Italia medievale, Roma 2015.
- Use of medieval sources published online.
- Knowledge of the Landscape archaeology: Medioevo. Paesaggi. Metodi, a cura di N. Mancassola, F. Saggioro, Mantova 2006.
Non-attending students:
International and Erasmus students are invited to get in touch with the lecturer in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English also) for the course.
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 the structuration of a brief written report.
- 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 assessement for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the lecturer.
- University credits: 3
Humanities workshops: 20 hours

Edizione 1 - II sem

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Lectures will be delivered live with simultaneous streaming online, unless otherwise provided, due to the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this case lectures will be delivered remotely, 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.
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
Attending students:
- knowledge of the topics taught in the course (scientific writing, historical profile of the medieval sources and their publishing, types of research products and editorial standards, main digital tools for the historical research)
- knowledge of a selection of texts, provided during the course

Non-attending students:
International and Erasmus students are asked to get in touch in advance with the teacher in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English).
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission.
Teaching methods
Attendance to the classes is mandatory. The laboratory is delivered through lessons aimed at providing the student with the essential tools to carry out research in medieval history:
- building a bibliography through the available research tools (catalogues and online repertories, dictionaries, databases);
- knowing the main types of sources: reading published records and finding the way through the unpublished;
- writing up research results by using specific language of the subject and editorial style of essays.
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 review papers or published sources, that will be discussed with the teacher and the other students of the course. The interaction with the teacher during the course is a part of the teaching method, with the purpose of promoting critical attitude and the ability to apply the skills and knowledge acquired in the lessons
Teaching Resources
The bibliography will be provided during the course.
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 the 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 specific vocabulary, efficacy, clarity.
- Type of evaluation method: approval of 3 cfu
The assessement for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the teacher.
- University credits: 3
Humanities workshops: 20 hours
Professor: Luongo Alberto

Edizione 2 - II sem

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Title of the course: Towards the final paper: make and write a history research (middle ages) - Edition 2, II semester
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 medieval history, with the aim of facilitating the production of the final paper at the end of the bachelor:
- building a bibliography through the available research tools (catalogues and online repertories, dictionaries, databases);
- knowing the main types of communal sources: reading published records and finding the way through the unpublished;
- writing up research results by using specific language of the subject and editorial style of essays.
These skills will be first acquired through classes and home, by practicing on research tools and sources, and then through the individual drafting of a short paper, agreed with the teacher, on the basis of the topic hypothesized for the final paper. 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
- knowledge of the sources examined during lectures
- knowledge of topics and sources delivered for homeworks
- knowledge this essay:
U. Eco, Come si fa una tesi di laurea, Milano 1977

International and Erasmus students are invited to promptly get in touch with 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 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