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.
Exam dates and rounds are managed by the relevant Culture and Civilisation Teaching and Student Services Unit.
To view all the exam sessions available, please use the Exam dashboard on ESSE3.
If you forgot your login details or have problems logging in, please contact the relevant IT HelpDesk, or check the login details recovery web page.
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 aims to provide the methodological and cultural foundations for a study of the history of Christianity within the wider context of the history of the Western world. It sets out to develop the skills needed to:
- read and interpret sources and use the tools of historical-religious scholarship;
- critique sources in relation to the issues faced by historical-religious scholarship;
- navigate specialised bibliography, in addition to the manual;
- develop independently a research project in the field of the history of Christianity and religious life.
- read and transcribe an archive source.
Church and Women in the Christian West (Ancient and Middle Ages).
The course aims to investigate bibliography and sources (some example of documentary, literary, hagiographic sources) concerning the relationship, sometimes very problematic, between Christian religion and women from the origin of Christianity to Late Middle Ages. Together with the evolution and historical development of that relationship some thematic itineraries, exemplifying the attendance / exclusion of women from the life of the Church, will be presented.
Required reading for students attending the course:
A. Valerio, Donne Chiesa. Una storia di genere, Roma 2016.
R. Guarnieri, Donne e Chiesa tra mistiche e istituzioni (secoli XIII-XV), Roma 2004 or
A. Bartolomei Romagnoli, Santità e mistica femminile nel medioevo, Spoleto 2013.
Required reading for students not attending the course:
In addition to the essays contained in the two manuals mentioned above, it is recommended that students read one of the works listed below:
B. Selene Zorzi, “Al di là del genio femminile”. Donne e genere nella teologia cristiana, Roma 2015.
-J. Dalarun, La donna vista dai chierici, in Storia delle donne, a cura di G. Duby e M. Pierrot: Il medioevo, a cura di C. Klapisch-Zuber, Roma-Bari 1990, pp. 24-55.
-Donne cristiane e sacerdozio. Dalle origini all’età contemporanea, cura di D. Corsi, Roma 2004.
-C. Lee, La tradizione misogina, in Lo spazio letterario del medioevo; 2. Medioevo volgare, IV L’attualizzazione del testo, Roma 2004, pp. 509-544.
-Le donne nella chiesa e in Italia, a cura di L. Mezzadri, M. Tagliaferri, Cinisello Balsamo 2007.
For students attending the course the main teaching methods will be the traditional lecture, interspersed with seminar type discussions where students will have an opportunity to raise particular questions and issues. In this course there will also be a mid-course evaluation consisting of a paper/presentation to be given by the student on the topics developed in the lectures. During the lectures a collection of sources will be distributed and examined which will constitute part of the programme. Other bibliographic references useful for an exploration of the topic will be provided over the course of the lectures.
Activities supporting the teaching: seminars, meetings and conferences on the topics of Christianity recommended or organized by the teacher.
B. Selene Zorzi
"Al di là del genio femminile". Donne e genere nella teologia cristiana
Dinora Corsi (a cura di)
Donne cristiane e sacerdozio
K.E. Børresen, A. Valerio
Donne e bibbia nel medioevo (secoli XII-XV)
Il Pozzo di Giacobbe
Donne e Chiesa tra mistiche e istituzioni (secoli XIII-XV)
Donne e Chiesa. Una storia di genere
La tradizione misogina
L. Mezzadri, M. Tagliaferri ( a cura di)
Le donne nella Chiesa e in Italia
K.E. Børresen, E. Prinzivalli (a cura di)
Le donne nello sguardo degli autori cristiani. L’uso dei testi biblici nella costruzione dei modelli femminili e la riflessione teologica dal I al VII secolo
Il Pozzo di Giacobbe
L’Église et les femmes dans l’Occident Chrétien des origines à la fin du Moyen Age
A. Bartolomei Romagnoli
Santità e mistica femminile nel medioevo
Centro Italiano di studi sull'alto medioevo
Oral interviews. The oral exam will be an interview covering the topics that were dealt with during the lectures and expanded on in the study manuals. The interview will aim to determine:
-the students’ knowledge of the topic,
-their ability to use a specialised language,
-their ability to make connections between various arguments and to argue points in an appropriate manner,
-their ability to read and contextualize an archive source.
There you will find information, resources and services useful during your time at the University (Student’s exam record, your study plan on ESSE3, Distance Learning courses, university email account, office forms, administrative procedures, etc.). You can log into MyUnivr with your GIA login details.
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.
I servizi e le attività di orientamento sono pensati per fornire alle future matricole gli strumenti e le informazioni che consentano loro di compiere una scelta consapevole del corso di studi universitario.