Academic year
2021/2022 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FM0009 (AF:353951 AR:187988)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
2nd Semester
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The teaching is part of the fundamental teachings of the demo-ethno-anthropological disciplines. Lapland: culture, history, landscapes.The course addresses advanced concepts of contemporary social anthropology for the analysis of the physical and cultural components of space, both from a historical point of view and from an ecological point of view, using the key notion of landscape. Given the monographic character of the course, theoretical themes will be discussed not in abstract but applied to the context of Saami ethnography, Lapland, Northern Scandinavia.
Knowledge of history and ethnography of Lapland (cultures, linguistic ramifications, socio-political transformations). Essential notions of anthropology of space and landscape.
Good knowledge of cultural anthropology in the history of anthropology.
By carefully analyzing some of the moments and aspects of the cultural history of Lapland (Northern Scandinavia), the course intends to describe the general thematic areas outlined below. The concept of landscape. Environments and ecosystems. The complexity of the notion of “place". Practice theories and ecological-relational concepts of landscape. Narratives, place sensations, emotions and memory. Management of territorial spaces, boundaries, ethnicity and power systems. Environmental risk.
For an important historical study it is recommended to follow the course of "History of the Environment and Rural Landscapes SP" (Prof. Rapetti).
Compulsory books:

1) Ligi G., “Lapponia. Antropologia e storia di un paesaggio”, Milano, Unicopli, 2016.
2) Magris C., "Microcosmi", Garzanti, 1997.

For a better exam result it is strongly recommended to attend lessons. Students who do not attend the lessons must prepare the volume: E. Turri, "Antropologia del paesaggio", Marsilio, 2008.

Important: students must always bring the program of the current academic year. Under no circumstances can they bring old past academic programs.
Writing a written report on a course topic plus an oral interview.
In the "Exam test" field of the Moodle there is a pdf with instructions for completing and presenting the written report.
Registration for the Moodle is mandatory.
Lectures in Italian with analysis of texts and historical sources in Swedish, Norwegian, Samiska, Norse and using power point.
In order to apply for Master's thesis in Social Anthropology SP, the following requirements are essential:

1. have passed the examinations of Social Anthropology SP and Ethnography SP with a positive outcome and attending.
2. have passed the examination of Ethnography SP, with a positive outcome and attending.
3. discussion of a short preliminary research project.

The thesis topic should be consistent with the research fields of the teacher: Anthropology of space and landscape; Space-time categories; Anthropology of risk and disasters; Saami history and ethnography (Lapland, Northern Scandinavia); History of anthropology

Erasmus students are required to speak correctly in Italian. The exam for Erasmus students must be in Italian.

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Climate change and energy" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 15/09/2021