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First Semester 
Teaching style
Lingua Insegnamento


At the end of the course, students can examine the early modern history of the Kingdom of Sardinia through digital and public history methods and tools.

The student understands how the modern history of Sardinia is nowadays written and shared in social networks (Facebook, Instagram etc) and the main information platforms (eg Wikipedia).

Students used digital tools developed by DH.UNICA.IT (centre for digital Humanities of the University of Cagliari) for designing digital objects.

Students are familiar with the primary language of digital and public history. They also comprehend the fundamental coordinates of the international debate concerning DH development and use;

Students can critically discuss the impact of Digital History on the profession of the historian with specific reference to the Sardinian case.

Students apply notions received to examine particular case studies by creating specific digital objects.


Basic knowledge of Early Modern Sardinia history is required (15th-18th)


- Writing digital history: content and content manager
- Coordinating the Sardinian modern age: digital timelines
- Sardinian families in the modern age: digital genealogies
- Feudal domain and enclosures: from Wikipedia to Wiki
- Letrados, Sardinian merchants and corsairs: from Facebook to social network analysis
- City founders: Historical Gis

Teaching Methods

The course is held in the first semester by lectures.

The lessons will focus on the organization of web content (CMS), network analysis, the creation of timelines and digital cartographies and the organization of digital bibliographies.

There will be the possibility of live streaming lessons or recordings available online.

The use of devices such as PCs, tablets, smartphones is also foreseen.

Verification of learning

The exam will evaluate the student's knowledge of the issues discussed during the course.

Students will be judged on his ability to summarize and critically discuss the bibliography and specific issues raised during the lessons.


- Teresa Numerico, Domenico Fiormonte, Francesca Tomasi, L’umanista digitale, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2010

- Deborah Paci (a cura di), La storia in digitale. Teorie e metodologie, Unicopoli 2019 (solo saggi alle pagine 47-66; 85-115; 227-228)

- G. Abbattista, Le risorse online per la Storia Moderna, in Rolando Minuti (a cura di), Il Web e gli studi storici. Guida critica all'uso della rete, Carocci 2017.

Letture consigliate
- II. Tavola rotonda. Wikipedia e le scienze storiche (
- Fabio Ciotti, Il mondo digitale: introduzione ai nuovi media, Laterza, Roma

More Information

Additional materials for the development of digital objects will be provided during lessons

Questionnaire and social

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