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Professor
VALERIA DEPLANO (Tit.)
Period
First Semester 
Teaching style
Convenzionale 
Lingua Insegnamento
ITALIANO 



Informazioni aggiuntive

Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[20/49]  ART HISTORY [49/00 - Ord. 2022]  PERCORSO COMUNE 6 30

Objectives

1. Knowledge and understanding:
The course aims to provide students with a thorough knowledge of the history of the XIX and XX Centuries, adopting a global perspective.


2. Applied knowledge and understanding:
At the end of the course, students will be able to read critically a historical text and make use of the specific language of history. They will be able to set up historical research work, identifying possible thematic areas to be subjected to critical investigation and documenting what has been produced in this regard from previous literature


3. Making judgments:
Students will reason about the historical processes, place them in their historical perspective, and evaluate them based on their historical competencies. They will be able to individuate and collect more information to build up a greater awareness.


4 Communication skills:
Students will acquire the ability to orally present topics related to the subject taught and to establish links with related disciplines and subjects. They will be able to communicate and discuss problems and solutions, choosing the right form of communication for each type of interlocutor.


5. Learning skills:
Students will be able to understand the historical evolution of political, economic, and cultural processes; and critically analyze contemporary Europe based on the knowledge acquired during the semester. They will be able to find out sources in Italian or other languages, to develop new competencies for each type of interlocutor.


5. Learning skills:
Students will be able to understand the historical evolution of political, economic, and cultural processes; and critically analyze contemporary Europe based on the knowledge acquired during the semester. They will be able to find out sources in Italian or other languages, to develop new competencies

Prerequisites

n order to successfully attend the course, a general understanding of contemporary history from 1815 to the present day is required

Contents

From a perspective of “global history”, the course focuses on the history of imperialism, as a process that shaped the world since 1830 to the Two World Wars; and on the history of decolonization. After analyzing the two processes from a chronological perspective, the course will focus on the methodologies and practices of research, analyzing literary and audio-visual sources and historiographic essays that allow looking at the colonization and decolonization processes explored in the first part from other perspectives.

Teaching Methods

The course includes lectures and debates on specific topics based on the sources provided by the teacher.

Verification of learning

Students will take an oral exam on the contents of the classes and of the books; they are also required to send the teacher (a week before the exam) an essay on the book chosen from the list.
The score of the exam is given by a mark out of thirty. To pass the exam students must have enough knowledge about the topics, and they must be able to critically talk about them. The ability to propose links between the various themes, to use the appropriate terminology, as well as a good grasp of the language, in general, will contribute to the evaluation of the exam

Texts

Students are required to study:
- Raymond Betts, L'alba illusoria. L'imperialismo europeo nell'Ottocento, Il Mulino, 2008
- Dane Kennedy, Storia della decolonizzazione, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2016

- Students are also required to read and write an essay of 4000 words about a book chosen from this list:
- Carmen Belmonte, Arte e colonialismo in Italia, Marsilio 2021
- Maria Pia Guermandi, Decolonizzare il patrimonio, Castelvecchi 2021
- Gianmarco Mancosu, Vedere l'impero, Mimesis 2022
- Edward Said, Cultura e imperialismo, Bollati Borlinghieri
- Simona Troilo, Pietre d’oltremare. Scavare, conservare, immaginare l'Impero (1899-1940), Laterza 2021
- Maurizio Zinni, Alessandro Volterra, Il leone, il giudice, il capestro, Donzelli 2021

NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS MUST CONTACT PROF. DEPLANO BEFORE PREPARING FOR THE EXAM

More Information

Check periodically prof.Deplano's webpage.
On the same webpage students will find the office hours.

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