Archival organization

Academic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: GAETANO SEVERINO CALABRESE

Expected Learning Outcomes

The course aims to deepen the issues concerning the organization of the national archival heritage as well as the problems relating to the enhancement of private archives and, in particular, artist archives.

According to the Dublin descriptors, students, at the end of the course, will demonstrate:

1) knowledge and understanding skills such as to reinforce those achieved in the first cycle; ability to elaborate and / or apply original ideas, in a research context.

2) ability to apply knowledge and understanding and ability to solve problems to new or unfamiliar issues, inserted in broader (or interdisciplinary) contexts connected to one's field of study;

3) ability to integrate knowledge and to formulate judgments on the basis of information that is not necessarily complete;

4) ability to communicate one's knowledge clearly and unambiguously to specialist and non-specialist interlocutors.

5) ability to carry out research autonomously.

Course Structure

Traditional lectures and guided tours in the archive.

Attendance of Lessons

Attendance is not compulsory.

Detailed Course Content

A. The Italian archival organization in its historical evolution.

The archival heritage present in the General Guide of the State Archives and in the Web portal of the National Archival System.

B. The private archives, with special reference to the archival funds of the MART.

Textbook Information

A. L. Giuva, M. Guercio (a cura di), Archivistica. Teorie, metodi, pratiche, Carocci, 2014, pp. 35-135; 179-235; 381-428.

G. Calabrese, Gli archivi storici non statali: ordinamento e conservazione, Algra, 2020, pp. 285.

B. F. Cavazzana Romanelli, P. Pettenella, Gli archivi del Mart: un laboratorio per la descrizione archivistica, in Futurismo. Dall’avanguardia alla memoria. Atti del convegno  internazionale di studi sugli archivi futuristi (Rovereto 13-15 maggio 2003), a cura di E. Casotto, P. Pettenella, Milano, 2004, pp. 283-301.

R. Navarrini, Gli archivi privati, Civita Editoriale, 2005, pp. 129.


Si consiglia la lettura di:

P.  Pettenella [et al.], Guida all'Archivio del '900, Trento, Mart, 2020.


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All the books listed in the programs can be consulted in the Library.