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First Semester 
Teaching style
Lingua Insegnamento

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Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)


The issues examined during the course will be addressed to give students a better knowledge of historical phenomena, in order to develop appropriate interpretive skills, to be able to analyse historical variables and to debate in regard to the issues raised. For this purpose, especially in the second part of the course, the topics related to Sardinia, will be addressed in the light of the most recent in-depth historiographical studies. The analysis of different research proposals in historical literature will allow students to gather information and will give them the ability to critically survey the results of these studies.
During the related seminars, students will develop further knowledge aimed to an improved learning of history textbooks and to the enquiry of other key aspects of twentieth-century history, through the examination of documentary sources, audio- visual material, etc.


The course takes as granted the basic knowledge of on Contemporary history, on the basis of the average parameters as set by of upper secondary schools


The first part of the course aims to develop a critical understanding of the main events of the contemporary age. The course will deal with the most significant issues and the matters most intensely debated in historiography. The second part of the its purpose is devoted to let the student acquire the knowledge of principal events and issues of twentieth century’s history at University level in Sardinia.

Teaching Methods

Lectures, seminars, audio-visual materials

Verification of learning

The oral examination consists of two general questions about the entire program, and two specific questions concerning to Sardinia to be answered demonstrating to have acquired sound knowledge of historical issues.
During the examination, students are expected to to highlight their critical and methodological skills in analysing and discussing the program’s topics and the interconnections among the various issues, showing excellent linguistic competence.


A. Vittoria, Il Novecento. Dall' età dell'imperialismo alla globalizzazione, Carocci, Roma, 2014.
S. Peli, La Resistenza in Italia. Storia e critica, Torino 2004
S. Ruju, L’irrisolta questione sarda. Economia società e politica nel secondo Novecento, Cuec, 2018
M. Brigaglia, La Sardegna dall’età giolittiana al fascismo, in L. Berlinguer e A. Mattone (a cura di) La Sardegna, Einaudi, 1998, pp. 501-629 
M. L. Di Felice, Renzo Laconi. Una biografia politica e intellettuale, Carocci, 2019, pp. 1-365.

More Information

A seminar on Archives and contemporary history will take place during the semester for students of all degree courses of the Faculty of Humanities. The educational initiative aims to deepen knowledge about the sources for contemporary history, with several guided visits to archives and seminars, and with a conclusive study trip to a place of particular historical interest. The attendance of the seminar, together with a written report, will allow the recognition of n. 1/2 university credits.

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