BUSINESS ARCHIVES: THE SOURCES FOR THE HISTORY OF THE INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE

Second cycle degree in TECHNIQUES, HERITAGE, INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPES

Campus: PADOVA

Language: French

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: GIORGETTA BONFIGLIO DOSIO

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 3


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Students should have basic knowledge of industry history and harbour some attractiveness towards the sources concerning business civilization. Moreover they should have some information about archival sciences.
Examination methods: The examination consists in two short reports: on the first one the student should paint an overall picture of his native country's law system concerning : a) enterprises and entrepreneurs; b) protection and improvement of archival heritage; the second one is a project on business archives, that use the knowledge that acquired during the course.
Course unit contents: The lessons are about:
1) business archives and archival sciences
2) typologies of companies and businessmen
3) typologies of records of companies
4) descriptive tools and finding aids of archival heritage on traditional backing and on Web
5) methodologies and strategies to preserve and increase the value of archival heritage of companies
6) practical applications and case studies