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.
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.
The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..
Definition of lesson periods
Sep 27, 2021
Nov 6, 2021
Nov 15, 2021
Jan 12, 2022
Feb 14, 2022
Mar 26, 2022
Apr 4, 2022
Jun 4, 2022
Sessione d'esame invernale
Jan 10, 2022
Feb 12, 2022
Sessione d'esame estiva
Jun 6, 2022
Jul 23, 2022
Sessione d'esame autunnale
Aug 29, 2022
Sep 24, 2022
Sessione autunnale (a.a. 2020/21)
Nov 8, 2021
Nov 13, 2021
Sessione straordinaria (a.a. 2020/21)
Mar 28, 2022
Apr 2, 2022
Jul 11, 2022
Jul 16, 2022
Dec 24, 2021
Jan 2, 2022
Apr 15, 2022
Apr 19, 2022
Festività Santo Patrono di Verona
May 21, 2022
May 21, 2022
Aug 15, 2022
Aug 20, 2022
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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.
The course is proposed as a starting point for the approach to the topics and methodologies of contemporary history. It intends to provide the knowledge of the main events of European history from 1789 to 1914 and is focused on political, cultural and social history in a comparative and transnational perspective.
At the end of the course, the student must be able to know: a) problems and methods of contemporary history, b) the periodicity related to the different phases of the so called “long nineeenth century”, c) the most relevant events of this period, knowing to distinguish between those general and those related to the different national realities, c) the most important political cultures, economics processes and social transformations that marks that period, e) historiographic interpretations.
The first two lessons are dedicated to framing some of the main methodological questions concerning the study of contemporary history. Subsequently, the course focuses on the three great revolutions that mark the beginning of the contemporary age at the end of the eighteenth century: the industrial revolution, the American revolution and the French revolution that mark the start of the modernization of society and the beginning of the so called "long "nineteenth century”.
The remaining topics addressed will be the following:
-The bourgeois revolutions of 1848.
-The different processes of national unification and the transformations of political systems.
- The Risorgimento and the process of Italian unification.
- The new political balance in the liberal Europe.
- Italy in the so called liberal age.
- The first globalisation and the division of the world.
- The birth of mass society.
- The crisis of European political balances at the beginning of twentieth century.
- Italy in the Giolittian age.
- The origins of First World War.
T. Detti-G. Gozzini, Storia contemporanea, vol. I, L’Ottocento, Pearson, 2016 (with the exclusion of the following chapters: 1 e 17)
2. One book among:
A.M. Banti, Sublime madre nostra. La nazione italiana dal Risorgimento al fascismo, Laterza, 2011 (e successive edizioni).
R. Romanelli, Ottocento. Lezioni di storia contemporanea, Il Mulino, 2011.
M. Isabella, Il Risorgimento in esilio. L’internazionale liberale e l’età delle rivoluzioni, Laterza, 2011.
F. Cammarano, Storia dell’Italia liberale, Laterza, 2011 (e successive edizioni).
Non-attending students must add the following text to the bibliography:
C. Pavone, Prima lezione di storia contemporanea, Laterza, 2007.
The course includes the alternation between the lessons of the professor, the screening of films and audiovisual materials.
1. Assessment methods: structured written exam in open and closed questions.
2. Objectives: to verify the ability to disply concepts using appropriate historical terminoloy, the ability to link events and to place them adequately within the individual national contexts, the knowledge of the different historiographical interpretations of the most relevant historical processes.
3. Contents: the questions will focus on the topics covered during the course and developed in the volumes indicated in the bibliography.
4. Assessment methods: score expressed in thirtieths, resulting from the sum of the points assigned to each of the questions.
The regulation of the degree program requires compliance with the propaedeutics of the modules: it is therefore not possible to prepare the module P without having passed the module I.
Students are not advised to deal with the form I and the P form in the same appeal.
The course is propaedeutic to the frequency of Contemporary History (P) which will take place in the second semester.
The required prerequisites are: basic knowledge of historical events between the mid-eighteenth century and early twentieth century.
Erasmus students (and students hosted with other international mobility programs) who attend classes, can choose between these different choises:
1. written exam (also in English).
2. oral exam (in English, French and Spanish)
For more details: contact the teacher during weekly office hours.
Corona Virus Emergency
A seguito delle decisioni assunte dalle autorità di Ateneo per l'emerganza Corona Virus, comunico che le prove di Storia contemporanea (I+P), si svolgeranno attraverso esame scritto on line. Le prove di Storia contemporanea (LM) si svolgeranno attraverso esame orale on line.
Type D and Type F activities
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