Courses

MDCH 2013-2014

Courses found: 19


Arts and Politics (the course includes research field trips)

Some examples of the creation of visual languages able to visualize political powers. How the problem of the visualization of invisible things (such as values, moral characters and so on) was posed in Classical Antiquity. The key issues of Political Science at its beginnings.
45 Hours
Professors / Lecturers: Maria Luisa Catoni
Available for Curricula: Management and Development of Cultural Heritage  (CORE) ;


Contextual Analysis and Individual Objects: Arts, Sciences, Techniques, Beliefs (the course includes research field trips)

Art objects, objects of use (cultural, exchange, prestige). The circulation of ideas, believes and technologies through the circulation of objects. Tools for the contextual analysis of art-objects.
30 Hours
Professors / Lecturers: Maria Luisa Catoni / Linda Bertelli
Available for Curricula: Management and Development of Cultural Heritage  (CORE) ;


Culture and Arts: Economic Analysis and Public Policy (the course includes research field trips)

Governmental intervention in culture; objects and objectives of policing action; the tools of governmental policing; the elaboration of policing programs.
24 Hours
Professors / Lecturers: Stefano Baia Curioni, Associate professor, Universita' Bocconi
Available for Curricula: Management and Development of Cultural Heritage  (CORE) ;


Data Analysis and Machine Learning Approach applied to Cultural Heritage (long seminar)

The goal of the seminars is to introduce some of the most recent techniques for the management of complex data that can be applied to GLAMs (i.e.. Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) related data. Attendees will get aware of the most advanced techniques for data management that can be used to boost the impact of GLAMs activities on various stakeholders, e.g., tourists, scholars, etc. Benefits deriving from these seminars are mainly three: awareness about the main technologies to organize and manage GLAMs' data and objects efficiently, practical examples of how to turn these data and objects into knowledge to be successively exploited, learn how to exploit people and visitors to improve the quality of GLAMs' offered services.
The seminars are organized into three modules surveying different approaches and techniques for the storing, annotation, and retrieval of Cultural Heritage data. It firstly introduces the students to the issue of data management, in particular oriented towards texts. The second module illustrates some techniques for digital image understanding and users profiling, also discussing a number of data mining tools for the analysis of multimedia data. Finally, the third module is related to the novel, but already important, topic of crowdsourcing as a way to involve people in the management cycle of GLAMs data.
21 Hours
Professors / Lecturers: Raffaele Perego, Isti CNR Pisa / Claudio Lucchese, Isti CNR Pisa / Fabrizio Silvestri, Isti CNR Pisa
Available for Curricula: Management and Development of Cultural Heritage  (CORE) ;


Designing the Cultural Experience: 3D Graphics for Cultural Heritage (long seminar)

The goal of the proposed PhD course is to introduce the new methodologies for the construction of digital 3D clones of real artifacts/scenes and the potential utilizations of those models to support study, monitoring of conservation condition, restoration, education/learning and finally dissemination of our Cultural Heritage.
The goal of the course is to present an overview of the techniques for the acquisition of high-quality digital 3D models of real objects/scenes. Those technologies fit extremely well the accuracy requirements of the CH domain. The focus will be directed to the presentation of the current state of the technologies for 3D modeling and rendering; we will also present and demonstrate some freeware/open source solutions that could give the students the possibility to experiment directly the techniques presented and, possibly, apply them in their future activities.
A second focus of the course will be to present the potential applications of 3D graphics in several CH domains (museums and dissemination to general public; scholars\' study and research on CH; support to CH restoration; support to education and learning).
25 Hours
Professors / Lecturers: Roberto Scopigno, Isti CNR Pisa / Matteo Dellepiane, Isti CNR Pisa / Marco Callieri, Isti CNR Pisa
Available for Curricula: Management and Development of Cultural Heritage  (CORE) ;


Ethics and Research: Objectivity, Neutrality and Values in Science (long seminar)

The idea that science – “pure” science, that is, as opposed to “applied” science, that is technology – is a morally neutral enterprise is often presented as a matter of fact. It is obviously so, it is argued, because the task of science, as we understand it, is that of explaining phenomena, not that of telling how phenomena should be. And it is importantly so, because any interference of values (broadly conceived) in the scientific discourse would entail the subordination of the search for truth, which is taken to be as the aim of science, to politics, religion, or any metaphysical framework. The well known case of Galileo (1564-1642), or that of Lysenko (1598-1976) – however different they were – are all too clear warnings about what might happen if scientific research were to depend on values alien to it.
In this series of seminars students will be exposed to and challenged by a different view. According to a growing number of philosophers of science, the commitment to values is inescapable for scientists, for values are indeed part and parcel of scientific research. In order to prevent cases such as those of Galileo and Lysenko from happening again, however, the often conflated ideas of “objectivity” and “neutrality” (scientific knowledge must be neutral in order to be objective, that is) must be clearly distinguished. Furthermore, it may be argued that any attempt to free scientists from any moral responsibility would not only prevent them from achieving the independence they rightly strive for, but would seriously challenge it.
Structure of the “long seminar” (preliminary): 2-3 introductory lectures and a series of seminars (presentation of papers by students + discussion).
10 Hours
Professors / Lecturers: Stefano Gattei
Available for Curricula: Computer Science  (SUGG) ; Systems Science  (SUGG) ; Image Analysis  (SUGG) ; Management Sciences  (SUGG) ; Economics  (SUGG) ; Management and Development of Cultural Heritage  (SUGG) ; Political History  (SUGG) ;


History of Western Modern Art: The Rise of a New Pictorial Language between Mannerism and Baroque (long seminar)

The course aims to investigate the deep change occured in the history of italian art between 16th and 17th century through the example of the Carracci, and especially of Annibale (1560-1609), who had been celebrated by his contemporaries with his brother Agostino and his cousin Ludovico for having practiced a new naturalistic approach and refused the mannerist tradition which had been dominating in the 16th century.
The analysis of Annibale Carracci’s major works, their style, technique, conservation matters, the examination of sources, documents and critical history will give the occasion of studying the carraccesque project of a new pictorial language, made up by the combination of the different stylistic accents connected to the pictorial regional schools, as they were perceived at the time: the roman school of Raphael and Michelangelo, the venetian school of Titian, the Lombard school of Correggio. We could call this an “italian” pictorial language, considering the cultural and political meaning that similar projects had between Bologna and Rome in the contexts where the Carracci worked and that will be studied in the course.
30 Hours
Professors / Lecturers: Silvia Ginzburg, Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Available for Curricula: Management and Development of Cultural Heritage  (CORE) ;


Images, Theory of Action, Rationality (long seminar)

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30 Hours
Professors / Lecturers: Tullio Viola, Humboldt Universität Berlin / Maria Luisa Catoni
Available for Curricula: Management and Development of Cultural Heritage  (CORE) ;


Intellectual Property and Management of Research (long seminar)

1. A short introduction to the funding schemes of Horizon 2020
1.1 Support of frontier research by the European Research Council:
Starting and Advanced Grants, Proof of Concept, Synergy Grant
1.2 Support of future and emerging technology: FET flagships initiatives
1.3 Training and career perspectives of researchers: Marie Curie actions

2. Other funding opportunities in EU and USA: the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst for Germany; Fulbright scholarships for USA; the Royal Society in UK; joint cooperation projects with France.
3. How to write a budget of a proposal.
4. How to manage your granted project.

Some seminars by invited experts will be offered.
15 Hours
Professors / Lecturers: Marco Paggi
Available for Curricula: Computer Science  (SUGG) ; Systems Science  (SUGG) ; Image Analysis  (SUGG) ; Management Sciences  (SUGG) ; Economics  (SUGG) ; Management and Development of Cultural Heritage  (SUGG) ; Political History  (SUGG) ;


Introduction to Networks Theory

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10 Hours
Professors / Lecturers: Guido Caldarelli
Available for Curricula: Computer Science  (INT) ; Systems Science  (INT) ; Image Analysis  (INT) ; Management Sciences  (INT) ; Economics  (INT) ; Management and Development of Cultural Heritage  (INT) ;


Legislation on Cultural Heritage and Landscape

- International Law, EU Law, and Domestic Law on Cultural Heritage. Basic elements of comparative law. Definition of Cultural Heritage. The institution of protection of cultural heritage in Italy. Fundamental principles and main public interests: protection, circulation, access. Problems and cases (Case law).
- European Landscape Convention and Domestic Law on Landscape. Basic elements of comparative law. Principles and main issues: definition of landscape; levels of governance; public law instruments. Problems and cases (Case law).
40 Hours
Professors / Lecturers: Lorenzo Casini, Università  di Roma '€œLa Sapienza'
Available for Curricula: Management and Development of Cultural Heritage  (CORE) ;


Management (Basics)

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10 Hours
Professors / Lecturers: Massimo Riccaboni
Available for Curricula: Computer Science  (INT) ; Systems Science  (INT) ; Management Sciences  (INT) ; Economics  (INT) ; Management and Development of Cultural Heritage  (INT) ;


Management of Complex Systems: Approaches to Problem Solving

Methods and approach to problem solving. Problem analysis; analysis of complex systems (related to cultural heritage, such as a city of art organization, promotion, etc.). The course will include practical simulations. The course will be linked to a seminar on specific Case studies
40 Hours
Professors / Lecturers: Andrea Zocchi, Esselunga S.P.A. Dario Cacciatore, McKinsey & Company, Inc. Italy
Available for Curricula: Computer Science  (SUGG) ; Systems Science  (SUGG) ; Management Sciences  (SUGG) ; Management and Development of Cultural Heritage  (CORE) ;


Models of Organization of Cultural Institutions

Analysis of organizational models of museums in Italy. Main organizational models of museum and cultural institutions in USA and Europe; structures and institutions of "tutela" in Italy. Management models.
32 Hours
Professors / Lecturers: Paola Dubini, Università  Bocconi
Available for Curricula: Management and Development of Cultural Heritage  (CORE) ;


Museology (the course includes research field trips)

History of collecting; management forms of early collections. Theoretical reflections on the phenomenon of collecting. Emerging themes in early collections: private and public goods, ownership of the collection/fruition of the collection. Organizational structure of museums in Italy, France, UK and USA. Elements of museology. The communication strategies of museums in Italy, Europe, USA. The specificity of Italian cultural heritage and its museological management.
32 Hours
Professors / Lecturers: Emanuele Pellegrini, Università "Ca' Foscari" Venezia
Available for Curricula: Management and Development of Cultural Heritage  (CORE) ;


Museology 2 (the course includes research field trips)

Visits to monuments and cultural Italian sites and to the organizational offices; invitation of international managers of museum and cultural sites
30 Hours
Professors / Lecturers: Emanuele Pellegrini, Università  "Ca' Foscari" Venezia
Available for Curricula: Management and Development of Cultural Heritage  (CORE) ;


Project Management

Project management; event management; communication and marketing; practical tools of organization; budgeting. Dealing with multiple stakeholders/ Risk management / Time management / PM tips to run an international research/Management plan concept on heritage sites / When applying for funds how do we measure project success / How we manage the output of the management plan / Flat organisations.
30 Hours
Professors / Lecturers: Beatrice Manzoni, SDA Bocconi
Available for Curricula: Management and Development of Cultural Heritage  (INT) ;


Scientific Writing, Dissemination and Evaluation (long seminar)

TBD
6 Hours
Professors / Lecturers: Luca Aceto, Reykjavik University
Available for Curricula: Computer Science  (SUGG) ; Systems Science  (SUGG) ; Image Analysis  (SUGG) ; Management Sciences  (SUGG) ; Economics  (SUGG) ; Management and Development of Cultural Heritage  (SUGG) ; Political History  (SUGG) ;


Sociological Analysis of Culture (long seminar)

This course introduces doctoral students to the sociology of culture (understanding social influence on cultural formations) and cultural sociology (understanding cultural influences on social processes). Clas-ses will include both lecture and discussion. Students must complete the readings for each class in ad-vance and be prepared to summarize and discuss them. Lectures will focus on theoretical and conceptual material, while discussions will consider applications of the theoretical material to the students’ own re-search interests.
30 Hours
Professors / Lecturers: Wendy Griswold, Northwestern University
Available for Curricula: Management and Development of Cultural Heritage  (CORE) ;