Learning outcomes of the course unit
Understanding of theoretical foundations and methods of investigation of human geography.
Critical analysis of cartography.
Acquisition of the main tools for the interpretation of Italian landscapes, their conservation and management.
Students must have achieved a sufficient historical and geographical training in the previous curriculum.
Course contents summary
This course, divided into module A (Lettere) and B (Lettere and Conservazione dei Beni Culturali) aims to provide students with the fundamental knowledge of Human Geography: nodal concepts, sources and methods of investigation. The second part of the course will be dedicated to the critical analysis of cartography and to the use of iconographic sources (cartography and historical photography) for the study of landscape, with particular attention to the relationship between agriculture, local production and environment.
Edoardo Boria, “Cartografia e potere. Segni e rappresentazioni negli atlanti italiani del Novecento”, Utet, Torino, 2016.
Edoardo Boria, “Il mito del confine naturale e la sua politicizzazione negli anni della prima guerra mondiale”, in Lenzi F.M. (a cura di), “Features of the Great War. Identità e volti del mutamento sociale nel primo conflitto mondiale”, IF Press, Roma, 2015, pp. 117-132; available at: https://elly.lass.unipr.it/ (the password will be provided in the classroom at the beginning of the course or writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agnoletti M., Caratteristiche e stato di conservazione del paesaggio storico, in Agnoletti M. (a cura di), Paesaggi rurali storici. Per un catalogo nazionale, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2011, pp. 5-103; available at: https://elly.lass.unipr.it/ (the password will be provided in the classroom at the beginning of the course or writing to: email@example.com.
Lectures. The lessons will be integrated by Laboratorio di lettura e analisi storico-geografica del paesaggio. Rules of conduct will be discussed during the first part of the course.
The course will also be offered in a blended way on the distance learning platform called Elly.
Assessment methods and criteria
Students will benefit of supplementary teaching activities whose unwinding mode will be discussed during the course.