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Cultural History (HEC-AS-CULHIS-23)


Department HEC
Course category HEC Area Seminar
Course type Seminar
Academic year 2023-2024
Credits 1 (European Credits (EC))
Contact Parrini, Alba
  Course materials

12/10/2023 11:00-13:00 @ Sala degli Stemmi, Villa Salviati

12/10/2023 15:00-17:00 @ Sala degli Stemmi, Villa Salviati

26/10/2023 11:00-13:00 @ Sala del Consiglio, Villa Salviati

26/10/2023 15:00-17:00 @ Sala del Consiglio, Villa Salviati

23/11/2023 11:00-13:00 @ Sala dei Cuoi

23/11/2023 15:00-17:00 @ Sala dei Cuoi

30/11/2023 11:00-13:00 @ Sala dei Cuoi

30/11/2023 15:00-17:00 @ Sala dei Cuoi

07/12/2023 11:00-13:00 @ Sala degli Stemmi, Villa Salviati

07/12/2023 15:00-17:00 @ Sala degli Stemmi, Villa Salviati




The entire field of the humanities has undergone a cultural turn since the 1970s. What has it meant specifically for historical research? What contribution has it made to the renewal of historical writing? And what legacies can be found today, when the debates and controversies that marked the so-called linguistic turn can be said to be over?
To answer these questions, the seminar will combine theoretical perspectives with case studies, both classic and more recent, with the aim to show how this process has reconfigured and revitalised the notions of 'the social' and 'the cultural' and their reciprocal interactions in historiography.
In five block seminars of two sessions each (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) some of the elements that marked the cultural turn will be analysed, in their linguistic and anthropological aspects. Thereafter, the discussions will address fields of investigation such as "History and Identity", "History and Narration", "History and Practice".
Researchers are expected to take an active part in the seminar discussion based on the readings for each session. In addition, sessions will be introduced by a brief presentation of the readings by one or two participants in the seminar.


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