INTRODUCTION TO ARCHIVAL SCIENCE

Academic year
2017/2018 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
ARCHIVISTICA GENERALE I
Course code
FT0023 (AF:250637 AR:138740)
Modality
On campus classes
ECTS credits
6
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
M-STO/08
Period
1st Term
Where
VENEZIA
Acquaintance with the fundamental idea of archival sciences through the examination of the archive's management and preservation; acquaintance with information accessing systems - both historical and modern; acquaintance with research methods and instruments in historical archives; acquaintance with different types of archives.
The course will have ten lessons in which the following themes will be examined:
1. Introduction to archival sciences
2. Definition and role of the archive
3. History of archives
4. Different types: public and private, ecclesiastical, family and personal archives
5. Record creation and recordkeeping
6. Archival organization
7. Archives and information technology
8. Legislation and normative evolution
A visit to the Venetian State Archives will be part of the course.
Attenders - the three following texts are to be thoroughly studied:
- Giorgetta Bonfiglio Dosio, Primi passi nel mondo degli archivi. Temi e testi per la formazione archivistica di primo livello, Padova, Cleup 2007
- Maria Barbara Bertini, Che cos'e un archivio, Roma, Carocci, 2008 (students are asked to contact the tutor via mail for indication regarding accessibility to the book)
- Elio Lodolini, Archivistica. Principi e problemi. Milano, FrancoAngeli, 2008 (13e edizione)
Non-attenders - The three texts above plus the following two texts are to be read:
- Isabella Zanni Rosiello, Gli archivi nella societa contemporanea, Bologna, Il Mulino 2009
- Patrizia Angelucci, Breve storia degli archivi e dell?archivistica, Perugia, Morlacchi, 2008
written
The exam lasts two and a half hours. Students are asked to illustrate 30 basic archival concepts (choice out of 40) with 5-6 lines per each concept. On the teacher's web page, by accessing ISA Materials / archive folder, there are files with the notes from class to be added to the books indicated for the exam
frontal lesson
Italian
Reception hours: Monday 11am-1pm in the Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Palazzo Malcanton Marcora (but students are asked to check the "avvisi" section on the tutor's webpage to see whether the reception hour has not changed).
  • Course with sustainable contents
  • University credits of sustainability: SO
  • Lecture notes, material for reference or for self-assessment available online or as e-book
  • Use of open-source software
Last update of the programme: 17/09/2017