Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo / Portale Web di Ateneo



A.Y. Credits
2020/2021 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Amoreno Martellini On appointment

Assigned to the Degree Course

Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies (LM-37)
Date Time Classroom / Location
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Learning Objectives

The main objective of the course is to provide students with the critical tools for understanding one of the main issues in the history of the twentieth century: that relating to migration in the contemporary age. Tools on the basis of which it is possible to distinguish within the processes of knowledge on the subject, the media and common sense categories from the historical and scientific ones.


The course intends to reflect on the process of change in migratory dynamics that occurred in our country during the final decades of the twentieth century. After the resumption of expatriation flows which occurred from the immediate post-war period up to the entire economic miracle, between the seventies and the nineties migratory balances returned to being positive: emigration abroad suffered a decisive contraction and Italy he witnesses the arrival in his territory of growing immigration flows, bearers of numerous and complex questions that affect different spheres: the political one first of all, but immediately after the legal and economic one. What social policies to manage the migration problem and what legislative instruments to implement them and at what price? But the more complex question that the inversion of migratory flows poses to the country affects Italian society at the cultural level: the themes of acceptance and rejection arise as opposing stereotypes from which all the behaviors and perceptions that, since then onwards, they define the attitude of Italians in the face of this problem. The course aims to provide the historiographical tools to critically understand this delicate and crucial passage.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

- Knowledge and understanding: the student acquires the knowledge of the fundamental issues of the history of the twentieth century, and of the main historiographical interpretations

- Applying knowledge and understanding: The student acquires the ability to interpret historical sources and apply them to a given historiographical framework

- Making judgments: the student acquires critical skills that enable him to understand and evaluate the stoirographic nodes and the texts that analyze them independently

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment


Frontal lesson

Course books

Michele Colucci, Storia dell'immigrazione straniera in Italia. Dal 1945 ai giorni nostri,  Carocci, Roma 2018

Sandro Rinauro,  Il cammino della speranza. L'emigrazione clandestina degli italiani nel secondo dopoguerra, Einaudi, Torino 2009

Other bibliographic indications will be provided to attending students during the lessons


Oral exam

The exam generally consists of three or four questions on the chosen texts and is aimed at ascertaining, through the discursive form, in the first instance the general understanding of the didactic structure of the course and, subsequently, the ability (in its various degrees) of deepening of the topics covered and the autonomy of judgment and re-proposition of the topics under examination.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students


There are no differences compared to attending students

Course books

There are no differences compared to attending students


There are no differences compared to attending students

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