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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 sem Trento Sep 14, 2016 Dec 23, 2016
Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni) Oct 3, 2016 Nov 12, 2016
Sem. IB Nov 14, 2016 Jan 21, 2017
II sem Trento Feb 13, 2017 May 31, 2017
Sem. IIA Feb 27, 2017 Apr 22, 2017
Sem. IIB Apr 24, 2017 Jun 10, 2017
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione d'esami invernale Jan 23, 2017 Feb 25, 2017
Sessione d'esame estiva Jun 12, 2017 Jul 29, 2017
Sessione d'esami autunnale Aug 21, 2017 Sep 23, 2017
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione di Laurea Estiva Jul 10, 2017 Jul 15, 2017
Sessione di Laurea Autunnale Dec 18, 2017 Dec 21, 2017
Sessione di Laurea Invernale Mar 23, 2018 Mar 29, 2018
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2016 Nov 1, 2016
Festa dell'Immacolata Dec 8, 2016 Dec 8, 2016
Vacanze Natalizie Dec 23, 2016 Jan 7, 2017
Vacanze Pasquali Apr 14, 2017 Apr 18, 2017
Festa della Liberazione Apr 25, 2017 Apr 25, 2017
Festa dei Lavoratori May 1, 2017 May 1, 2017
Festa del Santo Patrono - San Zeno May 21, 2017 May 21, 2017
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2017 Jun 2, 2017
Vacanze Estive Aug 14, 2017 Aug 19, 2017

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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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Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni), Sem. IB

Learning outcomes

To expand the knowledge of early modern history; to acquire awareness of the difference between societies and cultures chronologically or geographically distant from one another; to familiarize with research tools which history has developed in conjunction with social theory; to develop strategies for the interpretation of relevant and diverse sources; to appraise the tradition of study in this field and discuss its problems.
Prerequisites: Knowledge of the main features of medieval and early modern history.


The course will focus on the theme of death in early modern Europe and in particular on the beliefs about the soul's fate after death. Phenomena that questioned the separation between the world of the living and the world of the dead will therefore be considered, as well as the attempts made by different cultures to "pacify" the two worlds. Historical anthropology will be proposed as the methodology of enquiry, focused on a specific time period between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, though open to the analysis of a longer period.
The first part of the lectures will be dedicated to illustrate the methodology of investigation and the particularities of historical-anthropological approach. Subsequently we will look at some of the main themes of the course (the living and the dead, rituals of death, return of the dead, belief in the afterlife, witchcraft, possession, ghosts, etc.) to finally adopt the structure of a seminar on reading assignments and sources (autobiographies, inquisitorial processes, reports, treatises etc.). The last aspect is the cornerstone of the course, which will have a deep seminar structure. All students, therefore, are encouraged to participate actively and must be available to work during the course on the texts made available. They should also be open to discuss freely their reading impressions with the lecturer and other students. The active participation of attending students will form the fundamental element of assessment and will imply a continuous engagement in individual reading and class discussions. Attendance is therefore only recommended if it can be active.
In other words: in the lectures we will discuss openly and freely (precisely because it is a seminar) of what you will by reading, individually or in groups, during the course, and all students should will feel comfortable in exposing their points of view, obviously within the limits of politeness and mutual respect.

Set texts:
Attending students will prepare an essay on one or some of the documents analysed during the course. The essay will be discussed during the exam along with the two required volumes.
In addition to the two above-mentioned volumes, students who do not attend will need to study two other texts - or groups of texts - to be chosen among the following:

- G. Ferigo, Morbida facta pecus. Scritti di antropologia storica della Carnia, Forum, Udine, 2012
- J.H. Hajes, Posseduti ed esorcisti nel mondo ebraico, Bollati Boringhieri, Milano, 2010;
- E.E. Evans Pritchard, Stregoneria, oracoli e magia tra gli Azande, Raffaello Cortina, Milano, 2002;
- E. Cameron, Enchanted Europe superstition, reason, and religion, 1250-1750, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2010
- D. Freedberg, Il potere delle immagini. Il mondo delle figure: reazioni e emozioni del pubblico, Einaudi, Torino, 2009.
- C. Zika, The Appearance of Witchcraft. Print and Visual Culture in Sixteenth-Century Europe, Routledge, London, 2007
- G. Levi, L’eredità immateriale. La carriera di un esorcista nel Piemonte del Seicento, Einaudi, Torino, 1985;
- C. Walker Bynum, Christian Materiality. An Essay on Religion in Late Medieval Europe, Zone Books, New York, 2011
- E.P. Thompson, Società patrizia, cultura plebea. Otto saggi di antropologia storica sull'Inghilterra del Settecento, Einaudi, Torino, 1981;
- L. Allegra, Identità in bilico. Il ghetto ebraico di Torino nel Settecento, Zamorani, Torino, 1996;
- R.W. Scribner, Per il popolo dei semplici. Propaganda popolare nella Riforma tedesca, Unicopli, Milano 2008.
- G. Erdélyi, A Cloister on Trial: Religious Culture and Everyday Life in Late Medieval Hungary, Routledge, London, 2015
- E. Bever, The Realities of Witchcraft and Popular Magic in Early Modern Europe. Culture, Cognition and Everyday Life, Palgrave-MacMillan, Houndmills, 2008;
- R. Darnton, Il grande massacro dei gatti e altri episodi della storia culturale francese, Adelphi, Milano 1988;
- J. Goody, L’addomesticamento del pensiero selvaggio, FrancoAngeli, Milano 1990 – da leggere assieme a D.F. McKenzie, La sociologia di un testo. Oralità, alfabetismo e stampa all'inizio del XIX secolo, in Id., Il passato è il prologo, edizioni Sylvestre Bonnard, Milano 2002, pp. 43-91;
- M. Sluhovsky, Believe Not Every Spirit: Possession, Mysticism, & Discernment in Early Modern Catholicism, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2007
- K. Crawford, European Sexualities. 1400-1800, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2007;

NB. Alternative, personalized reading lists may be agreed upon by contacting the lecturer via email.
Please note:
Teaching methods: lectures and meetings in a seminar.

Examination Methods

Attending students will be asked to write an essay whose subject will be agreed upon with the lecturer. The exam for attending students will therefore consist in a discussion of the essay and of the two volumes R. Bizzocchi, Guida allo studio della storia moderna, Laterza, Rome-Bari, 2002; P.P. Viazzo, Introduzione all’antropologia storica, Laterza, Rome-Bari, 2000.
For those not attending: reading of R. Bizzocchi, Guida allo studio della storia moderna, Laterza, Rome-Bari, 2002 and of P.P. Viazzo, Introduzione all’antropologia storica, Laterza, Rome-Bari, 2000, and two texts or groups of texts among those listed above. The assessment of their knowledge will be the subject of an oral interview.

Students with disabilities or specific learning disorders (SLD), who intend to request the adaptation of the exam, must follow the instructions given HERE

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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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