Digital tools for historical research [Sede VR] (2019/2020)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Federico Barbierato
Federico Barbierato
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
NN - -
Language of instruction
Sem 2B dal Apr 6, 2020 al May 30, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Acquisition of: skills in building databases for the circulation and valorisation of the results of historical research; ability to use the main IT tools (web and applications) for historical, statistical, cartographic and lexicographical research and analysis.


The course is organized as a seminar and is conducted entirely in the computer classroom, working through research simulations, data processing and information management. The following topics will be examined:.
Informatics and history; WWW and historical research; online databases; OPAC and Meta OPAC; digital resources for research; IT tools for data processing (databases, spreadsheets, word processors, DTPs, OCRs, image processing, etc.) and for their publication (traditional layout, publication on WWW, HTML, XML, PHP, etc.).

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
R. Minuti Il web e gli studi storici. Guida critica all'uso della rete Carocci 2015

Assessment methods and criteria

The examination does not give an assessment in thirtieth, but only the certificate of passing it. It takes place in oral form and students have to demonstrate that they have learned the skills illustrated during the lessons.
Those who do not attend will have to read: R. Minuti, Il web e gli studi storici. Guida critica all'uso della rete, Roma, Carocci, 2015. The oral examination will assess the acquisition of the information contained in the text and the ability to orientate oneself in the main online research tools.