27195 - History, Society and Family

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Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is able to evaluate the historiographical guidelines in relation to a known topic, can read and interpret published and unpublished sources, can approach texts and data through original perspectives and contextualize general problems in specific research cases. He is aware of the relevance of the historical and environmental heritage and the importance of concepts, languages and complex categories considered in a diachronic perspective.

Course contents

The course will be divided into two modules during the second semester.

The module of lessons held by prof. Maria Teresa Guerrini will be in the second part of the second semester, while the module of lessons held by prof. Vincenzo Lagioia will be in the first part of the second semester.

The prof. Guerrini module will focus on the methodology and use of sources for social history.

- historiography before Annales

- historiography after Annales (Blochi, Febvre, Braudel ...)

After this introductory phase it will be analyze in detail, with the methods and the language proper to social history, a couple of case studies.

The module delivered by Prof. Lagioia will discuss the historiography concerning the family, the parental structures, the history of marriage and the relational ties between the 15th and 19th centuries. Particular attention will be devoted to the historical categorization of the female and the male within the social structures in the processes of cultural construction and in the conversation with anthropology. Finally, in the light of specific documentation of the early modern era, the concepts of identity formation, norms and trangression, divergent sexuality and social practices will be analysed.

Readings/Bibliography

A)

- C. Pancino, Storia sociale. Metodi esempi strumenti, Venezia, Marsilio, 2003;

- G.P. Romagnani, La società di Antico Regime (XVI-XVIII secolo): temi e problemi storiografici, Roma, Carocci, 2010;

- G. Da Molin, Storia sociale dell'Italia moderna, Brescia, La Scuola, 2016.

 

B)

- M. Bloch, Apologia della storia o mestiere di storico, Torino, Einaudi, 2009.

 

C)

D. Lombardi, Storia del matrimonio dal Medioevo a oggi, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2008;

L. Scaraffia, M. Pelaja, Due in una carne. Chiesa e sessualità nella storia, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2014;

S. Feci - L. Schettini (a cura), La violenza contro le donne nella storia. Contesti, linguaggi, politiche del diritto (secoli XV-XXI), Roma, Viella, 2017;

Merry E. Wiesner - Hanks, Le donne nell’Europa moderna, Torino, Einaudi, 2017;

V. Lagioia, M. P. Paoli, R. Rinaldi (a cura), La fama delle donne. Pratiche femminili e società tra Medioevo ed Età moderna, Roma, Viella, 2020;

Fernanda Alfieri, Veronica e il diavolo. Storia di un esorcismo a Roma, Torino, Einaudi, 2021.

 

D)

U. Grassi, G. Marcocci, Le trasgressioni della carne. Il desiderio omosessuale nel mondo islamico e cristiano, secc. XII-XX,Roma, Viella, 2015;

U. Grassi, V. Lagioia, G.P. Romagnani (a cura), Tribadi, sodomiti, invertite e invertite, pederasti, femminelle, ermafroditi… Per una storia dell’omosessualità e delle trasgressioni di genere in Italia, Pisa, ETS, 2017;

F. Alfieri, V. Lagioia, Infami macchie. Sessualità maschili e indisciplina in età moderna, Roma, Viella, 2018;

M. Barbagli, Storia di Caterina che per ott'anni vestì abiti da uomo, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2018;

U. Grassi, Sodoma. Persecuzioni, affetti, pratiche sociali (secoli V-XVIII), Roma, Carocci, 2019;

T. Scaramella, Un doge infame. Sodomia e nonconformismo sessuale a Venezia nel Settecento, Venezia, Marsilio, 2021.

Teaching methods

Lessons in the classroom with ppt presentation

Assessment methods

12 CFU

Students attending will have to choose a text from point A), the text of point B), a text chosen from those proposed in point C);a text chosen from the ones proposed in point D).

Verification is in oral form on the basis of the topics discussed during the lessons and works listed in the bibliography.

The exam will assess the student's command of the material studied in the course. The student will be judged on his ability to summarise and critically discuss topics raised in the course, making use of the exam bibliography and the course tools provided.

The assessment will thus consider the student's:
- knowledge and understanding of the topics covered;
- ability to summarise and analyse themes and concepts;
- familiarity with the terminology associated with the subject and his ability to use it effectively.

Top marks will be awarded to a student displaying an overall understanding of the topics discussed during the lectures, combined with a critical approach to the material and a confident and effective use of the appropriate terminology

Average marks will be awarded to a student who has memorized the main points of the material and is able to summarise them satisfactorily and provide an effective critical commentary, while failing to display a complete command of the appropriate terminology.

 

6 CFU

Students attending will have to choose a text from point A), the text of point B). Not attending students will add to this program a text to choose from point D) (3 texts total).

Verification is in oral form on the basis of the topics discussed during the lessons and works listed in the bibliography.

The exam will assess the student's command of the material studied in the course. The student will be judged on his ability to summarise and critically discuss topics raised in the course, making use of the exam bibliography and the course tools provided.

The assessment will thus consider the student's:
- knowledge and understanding of the topics covered;
- ability to summarise and analyse themes and concepts;
- familiarity with the terminology associated with the subject and his ability to use it effectively.

Top marks will be awarded to a student displaying an overall understanding of the topics discussed during the lectures, combined with a critical approach to the material and a confident and effective use of the appropriate terminology

Average marks will be awarded to a student who has memorized the main points of the material and is able to summarise them satisfactorily and provide an effective critical commentary, while failing to display a complete command of the appropriate terminology.


Teaching tools

Ppt presentation

Office hours

See the website of Maria Teresa Guerrini

See the website of Vincenzo Lagioia