Historic Archives - 2nd semester


1. Get to know the main study centers and vehicles of transmission on Archival research, especially in Historical Archives
2. Get to know the current research issues
3. To be able to define a subject of extensive study in Historical Archives, on the basis of theoretical, methodological and empirical material, in relation to the subject of the doctoral dissertation
4. To make a localized and circumscribed, but in-depth, research, in Historical Archives, in the doctoral thesis’s subject-matters (first exploration of the empirical material)
5. To write a scientific essay whose quality is suitable to be submitted to peer reviewed journals
6. To master the techniques of oral presentation and defense of scientific work

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Maria de Lurdes Rosa


Weekly - 2

Total - Available soon

Teaching language





Blouin Jr.,Francis, e Rosenberg, William G., Processing the Past. Contesting Authority in History and the Archives, Londres/ N. Iorque, Oxford UP, 2011
Blouin Jr., Francis, e Rosenberg, William G. (eds.), Archives, documentation, and institutions of social memory : essays from the Sawyer Seminar, Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press,2006.
Craig, Barbara, Heather MacNeil, «Exploring Perspectives and Themes for Histories of Records and Archives. The First International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (ICHORA).» Archivaria, vol. 60 (2005), p. 1–10.
Head, Randolph C. «Preface: Historical research on archives and knowledge cultures: na interdisciplinary wave». Archival Science, vol. 10, n 3 (Novembro 2010), p. 191–194.
Jobs, Sebastian, Unsettling History: Archiving and Narrating in Historiography, Chicago,University of Chicago Press, 2010.

Teaching method

Teaching methodologies:
- Lectures
- Reading and discussion of texts
- Detailed studies of documental typologies / archives
- Tutorials after first draft
- Debate of oral presentation

Evaluation method

- Research work with c. 20 pp., deepening theoretical and methodological questions about a type of empirical material which will be used in the thesis, defined with criteria previously discussed with the teacher

Subject matter

1. Presentation of the main centers of scientific production in Archival Science/ Social History of archives
2. In-depth theoretical issues in ‘Historical Archives’ research
3. In-depth research on methodologies in Historical Archives
4. Theoretical and methodological questions focused on the object of study chosen for the doctoral thesis (archives typology, evolution of archival systems, archival operations, archives and context).


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