Objectives

The course aims to offer to the students the conceptual and methodological tools for a critical knowledge of the past and its complex and changing relationships with the present time.
The general goal of the course is to transfer to the student the ability to problematize and contextualize, in a long-term framework, the analysis of the political-institutional, social and cultural processes of the contemporary age, stimulating a constant and close comparison between the historical method and the disciplines that concur to widen its visual angle and to enrich its analytical-conceptual instrumentation: mainly the sciences of the social and cultural processes, political and juridical-institutional sciences, social psychology, political philosophy, anthropology, sciences of language.
A more specific objective of the course is to provide students, within the framework of the more general knowledge and the multidisciplinary vision described above, an adequate basic knowledge of the history of information systems and of the cultural industry in the age of the 'public' and 'global networks', with particular attention to the political, social and cultural dimension of the relationship between communication and power.
At the end of the learning process the student will have to demonstrate knowledge and ability to understand history as a study of long-term change, in order to develop adequate and discerning skills in the analysis of social, political and cultural contexts, to raise awareness look at the diversity of the points of view on social reality, to develop a complex and problematic approach to the increasingly global and interconnected society of our time.
The student will then have to demonstrate his ability to face complex issues in the field of contemporary history, mainly in its international, political-institutional, socio-cultural dimensions, and, more specifically, in the social history of the media and the relationship between power and communication, with the support of advanced textbooks, seminar meetings, multimedia resources.
The student must also demonstrate that he is able to apply the acquired knowledge in a competent and reflective way, both to conceive and support arguments, and to solve problems in his field of study. It will therefore have to show itself capable of gathering and systematizing data, as well as selecting, cross-checking and analyzing information sources, organizing them in a congruent manner, establishing links and logical links to support his own reasoning skills and a more mature individual critical sense.
The study of contemporary history is consequently indispensable also in order to acquire, in line with the educational objectives of the degree course in Public and business communication, both general and specific communication and expressive abilities, in the face of the student's more general need to be endowed with that cultural sensitivity essential to dialectical confrontation, to relational activity in public and private organizations and institutions, in problem solving activities.

Channels

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ANDREA GUISO ANDREA GUISO   Teacher profile

Programme

Part one.
The birth of the modern world:
1. The Me liberated;
2. The political and juridicial space;
3. Citizens;
4. Real and imaginary: the nation in the public discourse of the 17th-19th century;
5. War and peace: international relations from the modern age to the crisis of 1914

Second part
The Deluge. World War I and the making of a new global order.
1. The Great War
2. The origins of the American century
3. War and revolution
4. Democracy and international cooperation
5. Anti-democracy

Part three.
Global crisis and war
1. 1929. The transformation of the state and the economy
2. The order of the race
3. The night of democracies
4. Again war
5. 1941. Turnaround and ambiguity of the conflict

Part four
The divided world
1. The emergence of the spheres of influence
2. Atlantism and Europeanism
3. The two Europe
4. A global cold war

Part five.
New issues in a divided world
1. The atomic question and the meaning of politics
2. Regions on fire. Middle East and Southeast Asia
3. North and South of the world. Decolonization
4. The end of bipolar legitimacy
5. The years of student protest

Part six.
The age of the fracture
1. The end of the Bretton Woods system and the energy crisis
2. Detente and its limits
3. Neoliberalism
4. The second cold war

Seventh part
The end of the cold war and postbipolar disorder
1. The collapse of the Wall
2. Europe of the single currency
3. Financial globalization
4. Beyond the state: the idea of governance
5. Nation and globalization
6. Post-politics and post-democracy

Adopted texts

Raffaele Romanelli, Ottocento. Lezioni di storia contemporanea, Laterza
Raffaele Romanelli, Novecento. Lezioni di storia contemporanea, Laterza

Prerequisites

Requirements are not expected

Study modes

In consideration of the Covid-19 emergency and with reference to the evolution of governmental provisions and health authorities, the course or some of its parts may also be carried out remotely or in a mixed mode (in presence and at a distance), however ensuring, on occasions in presence, compliance with safety standards.

Exam modes

Written test

Exam reservation date start Exam reservation date end Exam date
14/01/2021 24/01/2021 28/01/2021
14/01/2021 24/01/2021 28/01/2021
29/01/2021 07/02/2021 11/02/2021
29/01/2021 07/02/2021 11/02/2021
14/03/2021 10/04/2021 14/04/2021
14/03/2021 10/04/2021 14/04/2021
13/05/2021 25/05/2021 09/06/2021
13/05/2021 25/05/2021 09/06/2021
23/05/2021 10/06/2021 25/06/2021
23/05/2021 10/06/2021 25/06/2021
11/06/2021 29/06/2021 12/07/2021
11/06/2021 29/06/2021 12/07/2021
20/07/2021 23/08/2021 08/09/2021
20/07/2021 23/08/2021 08/09/2021
25/10/2021 05/11/2021 08/11/2021
25/10/2021 05/11/2021 08/11/2021
20/12/2021 07/01/2022 11/01/2022
20/12/2021 07/01/2022 11/01/2022
12/01/2022 23/01/2022 25/01/2022
12/01/2022 23/01/2022 25/01/2022

SARA TROVALUSCI SARA TROVALUSCI   Teacher profile

Exam reservation date start Exam reservation date end Exam date
05/12/2020 05/02/2021 11/02/2021
11/02/2021 05/04/2021 14/04/2021
01/05/2021 04/06/2021 09/06/2021
19/05/2021 19/06/2021 25/06/2021
05/06/2021 07/07/2021 12/07/2021
05/07/2021 05/09/2021 08/09/2021
03/10/2021 03/11/2021 08/11/2021
10/12/2021 05/01/2022 11/01/2022

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ELENA PAPADIA ELENA PAPADIA   Teacher profile

Programme

The revolutions of the late eighteenth century. Two political cultures: liberalism and democracy in the XIXth century.1848 in Italy and Europe. The democratic caesarism of Napoleon III. State-builiding, nation-building: the Italian and German cases. Socialism: Marx, Bakunin, the I and II International. The Italian case, from I International to PSI. Empires. World War I. The new hegemonic role of the United States. Building a mass consumer society. New Deal. The Bolshevik revolution and the birth of the USSR. Europe between two wars. The advent of fascism and the construction of the regime. Nazism. Stalinism. World War II. The structure of Europe in the post-war period. The cold war. Decolonization. The Italian case: from the second post-war period to the economic boom. New subjects, new rights: women and Afro-Americans. Italy in the Sixties. The Seventies in Italy and Europe. Perestroika. Reagan, Thatcher and the neoliberal phase. The Craxi years. The end of a world: 1989-1991.

Adopted texts

Riguardo alla bibliografia del corso, NON SONO PREVISTE DISTINZIONI TRA FREQUENTANTI E NON FREQUENTANTI.

Il manuale consigliato, il cui studio è obbligatorio per tutti, è:

S. Lupo, A. Ventrone, L'età contemporanea, Le Monnier 2016; in alternativa: T. Detti, G. Gozzini, Storia contemporanea. Vol. I, L'Ottocento; vol. II, Il Novecento (fino al capitolo 18 compreso).

Al manuale dovrà essere affiancato lo studio di un libro a scelta, compreso in questa lista:

Arisi Rota, Arianna, Il Risorgimento. Un viaggio politico e sentimentale, Bologna, il Mulino 2019
Benigno, Francesco, Terrore e terrorismo. Saggio storico sulla violenza politica, Torino, Einaudi, 2018
Del Pero, Mario, Libertà e impero. Gli Stati Uniti e il mondo, 1776-2007, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2008 (solo II e III parte)
Forgacs, David, Margini d’Italia. L’esclusione sociale dall’Unità a oggi, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2015
Gelvin, J.L., Il conflitto israelo-palestinese. Cent’anni di guerra, Torino, Einaudi, 2006
Gentiloni, Umberto, Storia dell’Italia contemporanea. 1943-2019, Bologna, il Mulino, 2019
Papadia, Elena, La forza dei sentimenti. Anarchici e socialisti in Italia, 1870-1900, Bologna, il Mulino, 2019
Prosperi, Adriano, Un volgo disperso. Contadini d’Italia nell’Ottocento, Torino, Einaudi, 2018
Scarpellini, Emanuela, L’Italia dei consumi. Dalle Belle époque al nuovo millennio, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2016. A quest'ultimo volume dovrà aggiungersi lo studio del saggio di E. Papadia, Il mondo della distribuzione, in "Storia d'Italia", Annale 27, I consumi, Torino, Einaudi, 2018, pp. 409-433. (il pdf si trova nella web cattedra, alla sezione "Materiali del corso").

Bibliography

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Prerequisites

Not required.

Study modes

Considering the Covid-19 emergency, the course or some parts of it could be delivered on-line (real-time meetings via Meet).

Exam modes

The exam will consist of a two-hour written test. Since the test is divided into open questions, the students will be evalueted not only for the knowledge acquired, but also for their linguistic skills.

Exam reservation date start Exam reservation date end Exam date
13/11/2020 08/02/2021 11/02/2021
31/03/2021 13/04/2021 14/04/2021
13/11/2020 05/06/2021 09/06/2021
13/11/2020 22/06/2021 24/06/2021
13/11/2020 09/07/2021 12/07/2021
13/11/2020 01/09/2021 08/09/2021
10/09/2021 30/10/2021 03/11/2021
27/10/2021 31/12/2021 10/01/2022
27/10/2021 15/01/2022 25/01/2022

SARA TROVALUSCI SARA TROVALUSCI   Teacher profile

Exam reservation date start Exam reservation date end Exam date
05/12/2020 05/02/2021 11/02/2021
11/02/2021 05/04/2021 14/04/2021
01/05/2021 04/06/2021 09/06/2021
19/05/2021 19/06/2021 25/06/2021
05/06/2021 07/07/2021 12/07/2021
05/07/2021 05/09/2021 08/09/2021
03/10/2021 03/11/2021 08/11/2021
10/12/2021 05/01/2022 11/01/2022
Course sheet
  • Academic year: 2020/2021
  • Curriculum: Curriculum unico
  • Year: First year
  • Semester: Second semester
  • SSD: M-STO/04
  • CFU: 9
Activities
  • Attività formative di base
  • Ambito disciplinare: Discipline sociali e mediologiche
  • Lecture (Hours): 72
  • CFU: 9.00
  • SSD: M-STO/04