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Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

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Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
I semestre - sede TN Sep 16, 2019 Dec 20, 2019
Sem 1A Sep 23, 2019 Oct 31, 2019
Sem 1B Nov 11, 2019 Jan 11, 2020
II semestre - sede TN Feb 17, 2020 May 29, 2020
Sem 2A Feb 17, 2020 Mar 28, 2020
Sem 2B Apr 6, 2020 May 30, 2020
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione d'esame invernale Jan 13, 2020 Feb 15, 2020
Sessione d'esame estiva (gli esami sono sospesi durante la sessione di laurea) Jun 3, 2020 Jul 25, 2020
Sessione d'esame autunnale Aug 24, 2020 Sep 19, 2020
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione di laurea estiva Jul 6, 2020 Jul 11, 2020
Sessione di laurea autunnale 19-20 Nov 2, 2020 Nov 7, 2020
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Sospensione delle lezioni Nov 2, 2019 Nov 2, 2019
Festa dell'Immacolata Dec 8, 2019 Dec 8, 2019
Vacanze di Natale Dec 23, 2019 Jan 6, 2020
Vacanze di Pasqua Apr 10, 2020 Apr 14, 2020
Festa della Liberazione Apr 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020
Festa del Lavoro May 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Sospensione delle lezioni May 2, 2020 May 2, 2020
Festa del Santo Patrono May 21, 2020 May 21, 2020
Sospensione delle lezioni May 22, 2020 May 23, 2020
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2020 Jun 2, 2020
Vacanze estive Aug 10, 2020 Aug 15, 2020

Exam calendar

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Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.

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Further language skills (B2 level)
Final exam

1° Year

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2° Year

Further language skills (B2 level)
Final exam

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Teaching code



Luca Ciancio


Luca Ciancio





Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)



Sem 1B dal Nov 11, 2019 al Jan 11, 2020.

Learning outcomes

Acquisition of knowledge and skills in the historical analysis of the sciences and their impact on the political and social environment of a given epoch.


"Philosophical liberty": Galileo and the 20th century science.

The course first aim is to explore the salient moments of the human and intellectual experience of the great Italian scientist with particular emphasis on the battle of Galileo for the freedom of culture and science against the disciplinary instances coming from the church and the state. Teh second part pf the course will be focused on the
The working method will consist in the analysis of selected passages of Galileo's work and in the discussion, in seminar form, of the themes that appear most relevant both in the light of the culture of the Counter-Reformation, and in consideration of the current problems of research.

A. Galileo's claim for philosophical liberty
1. Early writings on motion.
2. The mathematical method.
3. The Paduan years.
4. Discoveries with the telescope.
5. The anti-Aristotelian controversy.
6. A new philosophy.
7. Science and religion.
8. The controversy over comets.
9. The Dialogue concerning the two world systems (1632).
10. The trial and condemnation.

B. Philosophical liberty and contemporary world
12. Science and sociey today
13. Big Science, global economy and financial market
14. Disciplinary fragmentation and the big picture
15. Sciences and humanities in conflict

Selected bibliography:

Biagioli Mario, Galileo's Instrument of Credit: Telescopes, Images, Secrecy, Chicago, Chicago University Press, 2006.
Bucciantini Massimo, Galileo e Keplero, Torino, Einaudi, 2003.
Bucciantini M, Camerota M., Giudice F., Il telescopio di Galileo, Torino, Einaudi, 2012.
Camerota Michele, Galileo Galilei e la cultura scientifica nell'età della Controriforma, Roma, Salerno, 2004.
Damanti, A., Libertas philosophandi. Roma, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2010.
Festa Egidio, Galileo. La lotta per la scienza, Roma, Laterza, 2007.
Galilei Galileo, Lettera a Cristina di Lorena, Genova-Milano, Marietti 1820, 2000.
Galluzzi Paolo, "Libertà di filosofare in naturalibus", Roma, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, 2014.
Guerrini Luigi, Galileo e gli aristotelici, Roma, Carocci, 2010.
Heilbron John L. Galileo. Scienziato e umanista, Torino, Einaudi, 2013.
Koyré Alexandre, Studi galileiani, Torino, Einaudi, 1976.
Pesce Mauro, L'ermeneutica biblica di Galileo e le due strade della teologia cristiana, Roma, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2005.
Redondi Pietro, Galileo eretico, Torino, Einaudi, 1983.

Merton, Robert K., Scienza, religione e politica, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2011.
Bucchi, Massimiano, Scienza e società, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2010.
Bucchi, Massimiano, Scientisti e antiscientisti, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2010.

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Galileo Galilei Antologia di testi Carocci Editore 2017 9788843085675

Examination Methods

The examination will take place orally and will consist of the discussion of at least two topics of the program using as a basis for reflection the Galilean texts discussed in class. These texts are all part of the volume edited by Michele Camerota indicated as a reference text. For the second part, students are requested to read and learn the content of three essays uploaded in e-learning (BUCCHI, MERTON 1, MERTON 2).

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and in accordance with the University of Verona guidelines, during ​the 2020 summer session the assessment modality will be modified as follows: online oral exam.


Type D and Type F activities

I semestre - sede TN From 9/16/19 To 12/20/19
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Global History: the Modern Age D Serena Luzzi (Coordinatore)

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Double degree

The University of Verona, through a network of agreements with foreign universities, offers international courses that enable students to gain a Double/Joint degree at the time of graduation. Indeed, students enrolled in a Double/Joint degree programme will be able to obtain both the degree of the University of Verona and the degree issued by the Partner University abroad - where they are expected to attend part of the programme -, in the time it normally takes to gain a common Master’s degree. The institutions concerned shall ensure that both degrees are recognised in the two countries.

Places on these programmes are limited, and admissions and any applicable grants are subject to applicants being selected in a specific Call for applications.

The latest Call for applications for Double/Joint Degrees at the University of Verona is available now!


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