29475 - History of Settlements and Housing Systems (1) (LM)

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student wil get a specific and interdisciplinary knowledge of the settlements evolution and of their material reality.The student will also to be able to project and realize an efficient communication on this specific subject and to be able to organize and deal with an interdisciplinary work.

Course contents

Course contents:

Part I: The Historiography; Sources and methods to study settlements history; the critical analysis and the exegesis of the sources.

Part II: The man and the environment: a diachronic outline // The City and the Country: a diachronic outline. The West and the Est // Medieval public and private Architectures // The Neo-medievalism // Nomadic peoples

I Semester, II cycle

Lessons timetable and centre:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9-11, aula D, V.Zamboni 34

Start of the course: November 12, 2018


Bibliography for attending students:  

- P. GALETTI, Uomini e case nel Medioevo tra Occidente e Oriente, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2014.

- C.TOSCO, Il paesaggio come storia, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2007 

- P.GALETTI, Paesaggi, comunita', villaggi nell'Europa medievale, in P.GALETTI (a cura di), Paesaggi, comunita', villaggi medievali, Spoleto, 2012, pp.1-22.

- Medioevo fantastico. L'invenzione di uno stile nell'architettura tra fine '800 e inizio '900, a cura di A.Chavarria Arnau, G.Zucconi, Firenze, All'Insegna del Giglio, 2016.

***** It also requested the knowledge of the themes presented during the lessons.

Not-attending students also have to study:

-  T.STICKLER, Gli Unni, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2007  or  E.BOZOKY, Attila e gli Unni. Verità e leggende, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2014, or M.BERNARDINI, D.GUIDA, I Mongoli. Espansione, impero, eredita', Torino, Einaudi, 2012  or  XINRU LIU, L.NORENE SHAFFER, Le vie della seta, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2013 or A.BRILLI, Mercanti avventurieri. Storie di viaggi e di commerci, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2013  or  A.A.SETTIA, Castelli medievali, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2017, or R.RAO, I paesaggi dell'Italia medievale, Roma, Carocci, 2015  or  A.AUGENTI, P.GALETTI (a cura di), L'incastellamento: storia e archeologia. A quarant'anni da Les structures di Pierre Toubert, in corso di stampa, CISAM, Spoleto, or A.AUGENTI, Archeologia dell'Italia medievale, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2016, or P. GALETTI, Medieval Landscapes/Paysages medievaux, in press (3 chapter by choice), CISAM, Spoleto.

Teaching methods

  The course is based on frontal lessons in which will be given a general presentation of some more specific historiographic themes and will be proposed deeper investigation of some specific peculiarities of different typologies of written and material sources. In addition to that will be proposed a seminar focused on the analysis and comment of settlements history.

Assessment methods

Testing phase is focused only on the final examination, which consists in an oral exam.
The examination is aimed at verifying the achievement of the expected knowledge and skills: interdisciplinary knowledge of evolution of settlement systems and their material reality; effective communication both of the general contents and of the proposed in-depth studies.
An evaluation with grades of excellence is envisaged taking into consideration: - the mastery both of the contents proposed during the lessons and of the bibliography indicated; - the ability to synthesize and to analyze the themes and the concepts; - the achievement of an organic vision and of a critical use of the themes and problems; - good expressive competence and specific Language. A discreet assessment is envisaged taking into consideration: - a mnemonic knowledge of the contents; - the ability to synthesize and to analyze the themes and the concepts articulated in a correct, but not always appropriate Language. A sufficient assessment is envisaged taking into consideration: - Formative gaps and / or inappropriate language, even if in a context of minimal knowledge of the examination contents. A negative rating is foreseen taking into consideration: - formative gaps; inappropriate language; lack of correlation within the proposed issues and the recommended bibliography.

In the event that the teaching also results as a module of C.I., in
this last case the overall final vote will be calculated on the average of the results achieved on individual modules.

Teaching tools

Teaching tools:   Overhead projector, video and slides projector, compendium of photocopies sources, powerpoint

Office hours

See the website of Paola Galetti