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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
SUP6075162, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
LE0600, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GENDER HISTORY
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge FRANCESCO VERONESE

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines M-STO/01 Mediaeval History 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2016 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 Commissione 2018/19 01/06/2019 30/11/2019 VERONESE FRANCESCO (Presidente)

Prerequisites: - basic knowledge of the main events and figures of Medieval History;
- basic knowledge of Latin.
Target skills and knowledge: - knowledge of the main historiographical directions and methodological issues of gender history;
- a general picture of the changes experienced by family, kinship, marriage and their vocabulary between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages;
- mastering specific topics and problems linked to the case studies that will be the object of classes.
Examination methods: The final exam will be oral. Judgements will equally consider the results of individual interventions students will be demanded to keep (see below, “Attività di apprendimento previste e metodologie di insegnamento”).
Assessment criteria: The level of students' acquisition of the abilities and knowledge described above (“Conoscenze e abilità da acquisire”) will be assessed.
Course unit contents: Classes will first focus on the origin and changes in women's and gender history as specific methodological approaches, provided with their own research topics and ways to investigate and interpret sources. In a second part of the course attention will be paid on how women's and gender history have been applied to the study of late antique and medieval history. The key issues that will be addressed will be the changes that marriage, family, kinship and their representations in the sources experienced at the passage between Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages (6th-10th centuries).
Additional notes about suggested reading: Sources and further tools for study will be uploaded and will be available on the Moodle platform.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)