Academic year
2021/2022 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FT0270 (AF:360270 AR:190132)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
1st Term
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The course is among the Core Educational Activities of the Bachelor's degree course in Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Performing Arts Manageme; this course, held by prof. Casellato, with the program that appears detailed on this page, is reserved for students who follow the curriculum in Economics and Management of Arts and Cultural Activities.
The aim of the course is to provide knowledge of the general lines and of some major themes of XXth century history, and to reflect on the presence, the use anche the communication of the past in contemporary society.
Knowledge and understanding:
- know the main events and processes that occurred in the historical period considered
- know some types of sources related to the historical period considered
- know the theoretical debate on Public History and some of its applications
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding:
- know how to orientate in the considered historical period
- know how to interpret and critically analyze some types of sources
- know how to recognize and discuss some forms of Public History
Judgment skills:
- know how to apply a critical and informed approach to the reconstructions of the past and to the analysis of documents
Communication skills:
- know how to talk about the historical period considered using appropriate terminology
- know how to interact with the teacher and peers in a critical and respectful way
At least elementary knowledge of the Italian language.
Knowledge of the general frameworks of modern and contemporary history acquired in high school.
General lines and major themes of XXth century history. Theory and applications of Public History.
1. Paul Ginsborg, Famiglia Novecento. Vita familiare, rivoluzione e dittature. 1900-1950, Einaudi 2013: the Italian case and another chapter of your choice.
2. A good university textbook on history from 1945 to the present (for example Alberto M. Banti, L'età contemporanea. Dalla Grande Guerra a oggi, Roma-Bari, Laterza 2018, pp. 251-468 or Tommaso Detti, Giovanni Gozzini, Storia contemporanea. Vol. 2. Il Novecento, pp. 200-428)
3. Lorenzo Bertucelli, La public history in Italia. Metodologie, pratiche, obiettivi, in Public History. Discussioni e pratiche, a cura di Lorenzo Bertella Farnetti, Lorenzo Bertucelli, Alfonso Botti, Milano, Mimesis, 2017, pp. 75-96.

Non attending students will study two more chapters of the book by Paul Ginsborg.
Written test with short-answer questions on what is explained in class and on the bibliography of the course.
Lectures, lectures, lectures.

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Human capital, health, education" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 08/06/2021