Introduction to Geography and History Study - INTRODUZIONE ALLO STUDIO DELLA STORIA (I) (2020/2021)

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Name of lecturer
Federico Barbierato
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CuCi IB dal Nov 9, 2020 al Jan 9, 2021.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course will provide students with an introduction to the process of building historical knowledge and its phases. The student will have to acquire the sense of subjectivity of knowledge, the peculiarities of historical research, the difficulties of information processing, the multiple operations of the construction of the sense in different contexts.


During the lessons, reflections will be discussed for a methodological introduction to the study of history. In particular, opportunities and problems from a variety of sources in different eras will be analysed, as well as the different approaches of recent historiography.

1. Pietro Corrao, Paolo Viola, Introduzione agli studi di storia, Roma, Donzelli, 2005.
2. Jean Delumeau, La paura in Occidente. Storia della paura nell'Età moderna, Milano, il Saggiatore, 2018
3. Sergio Luzzatto (a cura di), Prima lezione di metodo storico, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2010;
4. Marc Bloch, Apologia della storia o Mestiere di storico, Torino, Einaudi, 2009 (o altra edizione)

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
M. Bloch Apologia della storia Einaudi 2009
P. Corrao, P. Viola Introduzione agli studi di storia Donzelli 2005
J. Delumeau La paura in Occidente. Storia della paura nell'Età moderna il Saggiatore 2018 8842824739
S. Luzzatto Prima lezione di metodo storico Laterza 2010

Assessment methods and criteria

The examination will be divided into a written and an oral part. In the written section students must answer four open questions, one for each book indicated in bibliography. Written tests will be explained and discussed in the oral part. The vote is awarded in 30/30. Examination methods are identical for attending and non-attending students.