71243 - Methods, Sources, Research and Documentation for Women's Studies

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SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

This course will provide students the tools to address a research in general (in the humanities), and in particular in women and gender history.

Course contents

The course focuses on the development of the movements for nationalities in Europe. The international contexts in the first half of the nineteenth century will be presented, and so the first global success of the free market, the forms of the state organization in a liberal-constitutional perspective as alternatives to traditional monarchies. Independence and sovereignty in Europe and in particular and in Italy will then be examined. The use of the national question as a "defensive" resource by different communities during the first half of the nineteenth century will also be deepened. At last, the process by which, among the possible "national solutions", only the one supported by the liberal-constitutional culture prevailed in the old continent will be emphasized.

Lessons at disposal in the website can be chosen by attending students as alternative to one book.

Readings/Bibliography

 

1) Derek Beales, Eugenio F. Biagini, Il Risorgimento e l'unificazione italiana, Bologna, il Mulino, 2005;

2) Roberto Balzani, Memoria e nostalgia nel Risorgimento, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2020;

3) Carmine Pinto, La guerra per il Mezzogiorno. Italiani, borbonici e briganti, 1860-1870, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2019;

4) teaching material on the website.

Students not attending have to study on the texts above:

1) Derek Beales, Eugenio F. Biagini, Il Risorgimento e l'unificazione italiana, Bologna, il Mulino, 2005;

2) Arianna Arisi Rota, Risorgimento: un viaggio politico e sentimentale, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2019;

3) Roberto Balzani, Memoria e nostalgia nel Risorgimento, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2020;

4) Carmine Pinto, La guerra per il Mezzogiorno. Italiani, borbonici e briganti, 1860-1870, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2019.

 

Teaching methods

Lectures

Assessment methods

The exam is oral. There will be a debate on the books. Secondly, knowledge of the course contents will be tested (lessons).

If the student achieves a complete vision of the topics discussed in class and required for the discipline, a good knowledge of the texts of scholarship, shows mastery of expression and of the specific language, he will obtain excellence in the evaluation.

A student will be deemed to have failed the exam if he displays significant errors in his understanding and failure to grasp the overall outlines of the subject, together with a poor command of the appropriate terminology

Students who attend at least 75% of the lessons are considered to be attending.

Teaching tools

A PPT will be at disposal in the teaching material on the website with the lessons discussed during the course.


Office hours

See the website of Roberto Balzani