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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION
Course unit
MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY HISTORY
SFN1029520, A.A. 2016/17

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course 5 years single cycle degree in
PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION
IA1870, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2016/17
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Degree course track DIDATTICA PADOVA [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY HISTORY
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scienzeumane/course/view.php?idnumber=2016-IA1870-001PD-2016-SFN1029520-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION

Lecturers
Teacher in charge PAOLA MOLINO M-STO/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-STO/02 Modern History 4.0
Core courses M-STO/04 Contemporary History 4.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 8.0 60 140.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 27/02/2017
End of activities 09/06/2017
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 MOLINO PAOLA (Presidente)
CARACAUSI ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
FRANCIA ENRICO (Membro Effettivo)
PANCIERA VALTER (Membro Effettivo)
STELLIFERI PAOLA (Membro Effettivo)
5 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 MOLINO PAOLA (Presidente)
CARACAUSI ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
FRANCIA ENRICO (Membro Effettivo)
PANCIERA VALTER (Membro Effettivo)
STELLIFERI PAOLA (Membro Effettivo)
4 2016/17 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 PANCIERA VALTER (Presidente)
MADDALENA CLAUDIO (Membro Effettivo)
POZZAN ANNAMARIA (Membro Effettivo)
SAVIO ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
3 2015/16 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 PANCIERA VALTER (Presidente)
MADDALENA CLAUDIO (Membro Effettivo)
POZZAN ANNAMARIA (Membro Effettivo)
SAVIO ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: This is a course for first year students. You only need to be curious about history.
Target skills and knowledge: Students will gain a general knowledge of history of European and non-European societies across the early modern time (1450-1850), with a special attention devoted to those processes leading to modernity. This knowledge is essential for a correct understanding of the present. Aim of any historical interpretation is to avoid teleology, by placing historical facts in their spatial and cultural contexts, in a long-term perspective.
Examination methods: For attending students:
* 8 CFU: written exams (three open questions on the course topics, and one essay question on a project chosen among those proposed by the teacher. This topic must be deepen up through the reading of one of the proposed books - see list below).
For students not attending classes:
*8 CFU: written exams (three open questions on the course topics and on the book of Parker, Charles H., Global Interactions in the Early Modern Age (italian or english version) and one essay question on a project, chosen among those proposed by the teacher. This topic must be deepen up through the reading of one of the proposed books - see list below.
Assessment criteria: The quality of the answers and skills in singling out the most important aspects of the proposed topics are the central criteria for the evaluation of the written exam.
It is expected that students pay a special attention to the interaction between time and space, and to the cultural, social and economic factors leading to modernity.
Course unit contents: The course title is: "The historians'glasses: perspectives on early modern and modern history" and is divided into two parts. The first part (40 hours) is an introduction to early modern history, with a particular attention to some crucial processes leading to modernity. In the second part, four projects will be presented:
1. The discovery, conquest and colonization of the new world.
2. State, Empire, the Nation.
3. Race, Gender and the rise of the public opinion.
4. The family and educational institutions in early modernity.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Traditional lecture with power-point. The power-point presentation will be uploaded on the common platform along with some further materials.
Additional notes about suggested reading: For attending students:
Notes takes in classes, powerpoint presentations, study of one of the handbooks on early modern history. A book chosen among those indicated in the list below, in order to deepen up a project.

For those not attending classes:
Study of one of the handbooks on early modern history and of Parker's, Global interaction in early modern Europe. A monograph chosen among those indicated in the list below, in order to deepen up a project.

Handbooks:
For everybody:
Franco Benigno, L'età moderna. Dalla scoperta dell'America alla Restaurazione, Roma-Bari, 2014 oppure G. Gullino - G. Muto - R. Sabbatini - A. Caracausi, Storia moderna. Manuale per l'Università. Napoli: Edises, 2014 (or any other handbook on early modern history also in english)
Only for those NOT attending the classes:
Parker, Charles H., Relazioni globali nell'età moderna, 1400-1800, Bologna, 2012. (english version availble)

Each student has to choose a book (in Italian or English version) related to one of the four projects among those proposed below.
Topic 1. Discovery, conquest, colonization.
Gruzinski Serge, La colonizzazione dell'immaginario. Società indigene e colonizzazione nel Messico spagnolo, Torino, 1994
Reinhard Wolfgang, Storia del colonialismo, Torino, 2002
Topic 2. State, Empire, the Nation
Marcocci Giuseppe, L'invenzione di un impero. Politica e cultura nel mondo portoghese (1450-1600, Roma, 2011.
Reinhard Wolfgang, Storia dello stato moderno, Bologna, 2010. (2- Stato, impero, nazione)
Subrahmanyam Sanjay, Mondi connessi. La storia oltre l'eurocentrismo (secoli XVI-XVIII), Roma, 2014
Topic 3 Race, gender and the rise of public opinion
Burke Peter, Storia sociale della conoscenza. Da Gutenberg a Diderot, Bologna, 2003. (english version availble)
Infelise Mario, Prima dei giornali: alle origini della pubblica informazione (secoli XVI–XVII), Roma:, 2002.
Sebastiani Silvia, I limiti del progresso. Razza e genere nell'Illuminismo scozzese, Bologna, 2008. (english version availble)
Topic 4 Family and educational institution
Roggero Marina, L'alfabeto conquistato. Apprendere e insegnare nell'Italia tra Sette e Ottocento, Bologna, 1999.
Sarti Raffaella, Vita di casa. Abitare, mangiare, vestire, nell’ Europa moderna, Roma-Bari, 1999
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Caracausi, Andrea; Gullino, Giuseppe, Storia modernamanuale per l'universitàG. Gullino ... [et al.]. Napoli: Edises, 2014. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Benigno, Francesco; Giannini, Massimo Carlo; Bazzano, Nicoletta, <<L'>> età modernadalla scoperta dell'America alla RestaurazioneFrancesco Benignoin collaborazione con Massimo Carlo Giannini e Nicoletta Bazzano. Roma [etc.]: GLF editori Laterza, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Parker, Charles H., Relazioni globali nell'età moderna1400-1800Charles H. Parker. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2012. solo per i non frequentanti Cerca nel catalogo