The course pairs theories in public history and visual studies with in-class discussions and experiential learning. Lessons and practicums guide students through their individual investigations of the various ways in which cinema and visual studies have the power to enrich historical writing and research. Assigned readings, audiovisual material, and writing exercises, help students prepare for and contribute to in-class discussions, whilst encouraging them to think critically about how cinema and visual studies may be incorporated into their writing and research. A built-in, practical component will simulate a professional “public history” environment wherein students will be asked to work collaboratively on a project that provides them with opportunities to synthesize and demonstrate programme learning outcomes, develop professional experience, work as a team to set goals and creatively apply individual skills, and gain experience in cultivating a “public”.
Anno accademico: 2022-2023
Semestre / Annualità: Primo Semestre