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CONTEMPORARY HISTORY
a.a.: 2021/2022 - anno di corso: 1
Settore M-STO/04 - CFU 9 - Semestre I - Codice 10595602
Note insegnamento: Integrato da 3 CFU
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Programma
What is global history? And how do historians go global? Global history is deeply transforming the traditional academic field of "history" all over the world. It aims at overcoming borders and nations "as a form of historical analysis in which phenomena, events, and processes are placed in global contexts" (Conrad 2016). Such a definition challenges history, its methodologies and perspectives. As a result, even the most classical chronological definitions - the ones that any handbook presents to students - needs to be questioned: what does it means "Middle Ages", "Renaissance" or "Modern Age", if we stay out of the common European narrative? This course discusses those topics by analyzing them at a methodological level. We will focus on the most recent debates on global history and we will reflect together on its sources, its achievements and even on its fragilities.
The first part of the course will present the issues of global history at a general level. In the second part, specific lessons will be devoted to the global turn in Middle Ages, Early Modern Centuries, Modernity and Contemporary history. Students will requested to write short essays on the topics of the course. 
 
NB: this introductory course should be considered as a mandatory qualifying exam to  all general history classes.
 
Programma inglese
What is global history? And how do historians go global? Global history is deeply transforming the traditional academic field of "history" all over the world. It aims at overcoming borders and nations "as a form of historical analysis in which phenomena, events, and processes are placed in global contexts" (Conrad 2016). Such a definition challenges history, its methodologies and perspectives. As a result, even the most classical chronological definitions - the ones that any handbook presents to students - needs to be questioned: what does it means "Middle Ages", "Renaissance" or "Modern Age", if we stay out of the common European narrative? This course discusses those topics by analyzing them at a methodological level. We will focus on the most recent debates on global history and we will reflect together on its sources, its achievements and even on its fragilities.
The first part of the course will present the issues of global history at a general level. In the second part, specific lessons will be devoted to the global turn in Middle Ages, Early Modern Centuries, Modernity and Contemporary history. Students will requested to write short essays on the topics of the course. 
 
NB: this introductory course should be considered as a mandatory qualifying exam to  all general history classes.
 
Obiettivi
This course aims at providing students with a basic knowledge of the main events, processes and issues of contemporary history, as well as of major historiographical debates.
Valutazione
- Prova scritta e orale separate
Descrizione valutazione
Rich text editor, valutazione_m, press ALT 0 for help. The qualifying exam will consist  in two parts: a written test on methodologies, categories and issues of Global History and a short essay on the topics of the course. We will organize one written test on each exam session. The result of the test will be valid for one year. Attending students could decide to take the exam on a special session during the course. As for the papers, not attending students should contact professors at least one month before the exam.
Testi
Sebastian Conrad, What is global history? (Princeton University Press, Princeton e Oxford: 2016)
 
***There are no additional texts for non-attending students
 
Note
The course will be organized into traditional lessons and debates. Students will be encouraged to partecipate actively to the lessons and to discuss primary sources and methodological issues.
Orario Lezioni
Giovedì 17.00 - 20.00 (RM021 Aula T01 - PIANO TERRA)
Inizio lezioni: Giovedì 14 Ottobre 2021

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