Intercultural heritage, media and archives | Università degli studi di Bergamo - Didattica e Rubrica

Intercultural heritage, media and archives

Attività formativa monodisciplinare
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Scheda dell'insegnamento

Per studenti immatricolati al 1° anno a.a.: 
Insegnamento (nome in italiano): 
Intercultural heritage, media and archives
Insegnamento (nome in inglese): 
Intercultural heritage, media and archives
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Attività formativa Affine/Integrativa
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Modalità di erogazione: 
Didattica Convenzionale
Secondo Semestre
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Attività formative affini o integrative


Educational goals

The course aims at providing comparative knowledge and basic skills to understand the value of cultural, artistic and landscape assets of continental and insular Medieval Europe - and their promotion as regards sustainable tourism. Students will also be expected to know how to correctly use media and digital archives dealing with the Middle Ages.

Course content

The course will analyze the Medieval cultural heritage of the Western World, with specific attention to the Gothic-Lombard context in the Italian territory, its museums, archaeological sites and iconography, thus taking into account the relationships with other cultures. Such an awareness of a comparative, critical analysis will also be provided owing to (1) media and their role as a key-channel to disseminate the Medieval heritage or its reinterpretation, and (2) digital archives, which will give students some fundamental tools for a critical approach to original sources, bibliographic database and corpora.

Teaching methods

The course will be held in English and will be based on lectures. Students are encouraged to take active part in the debate. All the teaching materials used in classes are entirely shared on Moodle. Students are welcome to suggest topics for further analysis.

Assessment and Evaluation

The exam can be either in written or oral form. Questions will cover the contents of the course, the reading list in the syllabus, and all the teaching materials uploaded on Moodle.

The exam aims at verifying the acquisition of both knowledge and critical skills. Additional (and approved) work done by the students on a course topic might also be a part of the exam.

The exam is passed if students get a grade of 18/30 or above.

To obtain a positive grade students will have to demonstrate the knowledge of the main contents of the course, create links among topics and place events, works, and people in chronological order. Students will also have to possess mastery of expressive skills.

Evaluation falls into 5 bands. It will consider both the knowledge of course contents and the oral/written presentation:
1. (30 e lode) - excellent; accurate, correct, and appropriate.
2. (30-27) - very good; correct.
3. (26-24) - good; mostly correct.
4. (23-18) - acceptable; some occasional mistakes.
5. (less than 18) - partial and/or superficial; numerous mistakes.

Further information

The course is taught in English.

Due to Covid-19, this course might be taught in blended form or online. Thus, the Syllabus might be modified in order to let both lessons and examination achievable in this way.