Early Modern History LM. Advanced Course – Mod. A – 2023-2024

Teacher: Prof. Chiara Lucrezio Monticelli
E-mail: chiara.lucrezio.monticelli@uniroma2.it
CFU: 6
Course code: 804001293
Degree: Master’s Degree “Scienze della Storia e del documento”
Course delivery modalities: In-presence
Language: Italian
Pre-requisites: Good knowledge of a Early Modern History text-book.
Attendance: Optional
Assessment method: Oral exam
Period: 2nd term
Starting day: 6 March 2024
Class hours
Wednesday, 1.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m., P22
Thursday, 1.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m., P3
Friday, 12.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m., P25
Program:
The Italian context in the Age of Revolutions. Interpretations and sources
The module aims at analysing the political, cultural and social crisis of Old Regimes and the transformation processes in the 18th century World. The impact of the so-called Global Enlightenment will be compared with some Italian case-studies and the related sources. By following methodologies and approaches from Global History and the Age of Revolutions studies, in-class presentations and written exercises will be proposed.
Text books:
A) ATTENDING STUDENTS
1. S. Conrad, Verso il mondo moderno. Una storia culturale, Einaudi, Torino, 2022.
2. C. Capra, Gli italiani prima dell’Italia. Un lungo Settecento, dalla fine della Controriforma a Napoleone, Carocci, Roma, 2019 (selection of chapters).
B) NON ATTENDING STUDENTS
1. S. Conrad, Verso il mondo moderno. Una storia culturale, Einaudi, Torino, 2022.
2. C. Capra, Gli italiani prima dell’Italia. Un lungo Settecento, dalla fine della Controriforma a Napoleone, Carocci, Roma, 2019 (entire book).
Bibliography:
Educational goals and expected learning outcomes:
A) Learning outcomes: Providing the historical tools for the study of the Old Regimes crisis , the Enligtenment and the Age of Revolutions, with regard to the critical analysis of sources and debates on this subject. In this framework, students must improve their methodological skills in order to achieve the goal of writing degree thesis.
B) Knowledge and understanding: the module aims at providing a depth knowledge of 18th century transformations by comparing Italian and Global scale.
C) Applying knowledge and understanding: thanks to methodology proposed in the field of the Age of Revolutions, students will acquire the conceptual tools to also apply their skills in the study of other topics and themes.
D) Making judgements: the module aims at providing a critical knowledge of selected topics in order to develop the judgment on the implications in the connected social, scientific and ethical issues.
E) Communication skills: thanks to exercises and in-class presentations, students will improve communication skills in order to report correctly, rigorously and effectively information, ideas, problems and solutions.
F) Learning skills: the module will provide tools for critical study of textbooks by stimulating also the elaboration of hypothesis and research of solution through sources and historiography.
Methods and criteria for verifying the learning:
The evaluation will take place through an interview on textbooks and on the skills to develop connections between different topics. Participation to in-class discussions and exercises will also be take into account for attending students.
Teaching methods:
The course will be conducted through lectures and seminars in order to actively involve students as much as possible. In-class presentations and written exercises will be proposed in order to discuss historiography and historical sources.
Attendance modalities:
Attendance is not compulsory, but highly recommended. Those who attend at least 80% of the lectures are considered “attendees”.