Courses

Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Academic Year 2016 - 2017

Advanced Seminars (long seminar without exam)

Abstract:
TBD
Hours:
30
Professors/Lecturers:
Maria Luisa Catoni (IMT Lucca); Tbd
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage
Also available for:
Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences

Basic Neuro-Linguistics

Abstract:
Language springs from distributed, basic as well as higher sensory and cognitive functions. The course will explore the evolutionary and neural bases of language development, from the low-level perceptual-motor stage to the combinatory, attentive, mnemonic processes driving morphonsyntax and eventually, semantics and conceptualization.
Hours:
14
Professors/Lecturers:
Alessandra Rampinini (IMT Lucca)
Compulsory for:
Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences
Also available for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

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

Abstract:
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.
Hours:
30
Professors/Lecturers:
Linda Bertelli (IMT Lucca)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage
Also available for:
Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences

Critical Thinking (long seminar without exam)

Abstract:
Critical Thinking is an introductory course in the principles of good reasoning. Its main focus lies in arguments, their nature, their use and their import. Unlike a course in pure Logic, which would spell out universal formal rules of correct reasoning, Critical Thinking is more concerned with the unruly nature of real argumentation that does not allow unambiguous and definite formalization. The course is designed to serve as a methodical preparation for more effective reasoning and improved cognitive skills. Its ambition is to develop those intellectual dispositions that are essential for effective
evaluation of truth claims as well as for making reasonable decisions based on what we know or
believe to know. It is more about the quality of our beliefs and the reasons that support them than about their content. It will make ample use of examples taken from real world case studies, books, scientific or newspaper articles. Students will be encouraged to participate in the discussion over each example, and to find out more of their own.
Hours:
10
Professors/Lecturers:
Gustavo Cevolani (IMT Lucca)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage; Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences
Also available for:
Economics, Management and Data Science

Cultural Heritage and Law

Abstract:
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).
Hours:
60
Professors/Lecturers:
Lorenzo Casini (IMT Lucca)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage
Also available for:
Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences

Culture and Arts: Economic Analysis and Public Policy

Abstract:
Governmental intervention in culture; objects and objectives of policing action; the tools of governmental policing; the elaboration of policing programs.
Hours:
24
Professors/Lecturers:
Stefano Baia Curioni (Università Commerciale "Luigi Bocconi")
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Data Analysis and Management for Cultural Heritage (long seminar without exam)

Abstract:
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.
Hours:
21
Professors/Lecturers:
Raffaele Perego (ISTI-CNR, Pisa); Claudio Lucchese (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia); Tbd
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Decision-Making in Economics and Management

Abstract:
The main goals of the course are:

(1) to take economic theories and methodologies out into the world, applying them to interesting questions of individual behavior and societal outcomes;

(2) to develop a basic understanding of human psychology and social dynamics as they apply to marketing contexts;

(3) to become familiar with the major theory and research methods for analyzing consumer behavior; (4) to develop market analytics insight into consumer actions.

Most of time will be devoted to close reading of research papers, including discussion of the relative merits of particular methodologies. Students will participate actively in class discussion, engage with cutting-edge research, evaluate empirical data, and write an analytical paper. The course aims at enabling students to develop and enhance their own skills and interests as applied microeconomists.
Hours:
20
Professors/Lecturers:
Massimo Riccaboni (IMT Lucca); Zhen Zhu (IMT Lucca)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage; Economics, Management and Data Science
Also available for:
Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences

Designing the Cultural Experience: 3D Graphics for Cultural Heritage (long seminar without exam)

Abstract:
The goal of the proposed PhD course is to introduce the new methodologies for the construction of high-quality digital 3D models of real artifatcts/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.
Hours:
25
Professors/Lecturers:
Roberto Scopigno (ISTI-CNR, Pisa); Matteo Dellepiane (ISTI-CNR, Pisa); Marco Callieri (ISTI-CNR, Pisa)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Forensic and Legal Psychology

Abstract:
tbd
Hours:
12
Professors/Lecturers:
Pietro Pietrini (IMT Lucca)
Available for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage; Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences; Economics, Management and Data Science

Funding and Management of Research and Intellectual Property (long seminar without exam)

Abstract:
The long seminar aims at providing an overview on the management of intellectual property rights (copyright transfer agreements, open access, patents, etc.). Funding opportunities for PhD students, post-docs, and researchers are also presented (scholarships by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; initiatives by the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst; scholarships offered by the Royal Society in UK; bilateral Italy-France exchange programmes; Fulbright scholarships; Marie Curie actions; grants for researchers provided by the European Research Council). For each funding scheme, specific hints on how to write a proposal are given.
Hours:
10
Professors/Lecturers:
Marco Paggi (IMT Lucca)
Available for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage; Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences; Computer Science and System Engineering; Economics, Management and Data Science

History of Ancient Art and Archaeology: Arts and Politics

Abstract:
Visits to monuments and cultural Italian sites and to the organizational offices; invitation of international managers of museum and cultural sites.
Hours:
60
Professors/Lecturers:
Maria Luisa Catoni (IMT Lucca)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

History of Early Modern and Modern Art

Abstract:
TBD
Hours:
30
Professors/Lecturers:
Carl Brandon Strehlke (Philadelphia Museum of Art)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Introduction to Cognitive and Social Psyschology

Abstract:
This course will provide an introduction to general themes in Cognitive and Social Psychology. In the first part of the course, we will review seminal findings that had a major impact on our knowledge of cognitive processes and social interactions, as well as more recent studies that took advantage of neuroimaging, electrophysiology and brain stimulation methods to shed new light on decision-making and social behaviors. During the second part of the course, students will be asked to perform a brief presentation of a research article and to critically discuss positive aspects and limitations of the study. The course will include seminars and lectures by renowned researchers in the field and will educate PhD candidates about the influence of social aspects of the human nature on cognitive and brain functioning (and vice-versa) in an intellectually motivating manner.
Hours:
32
Professors/Lecturers:
Pietro Pietrini (IMT Lucca); Emiliano Ricciardi (IMT Lucca)
Available for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage; Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences; Computer Science and System Engineering; Economics, Management and Data Science

Introduction to Networks

Abstract:
The course will provide an introduction to the mathematical basis of Complex Networks and to their use to describe, analyze and model a variety of physical and economic situations.

LIST OF LECTURES

Lecture 1 Graph Theory Introduction:
Basic Definitions, Statistical Distributions, Universality, Fractals, Self-Organised Criticality

Lecture 2 Properties of Complex Networks:
Scale-Invariance of Degree Distribution, Small-World Effect, Clustering

Lecture 3 Applications:
Internet, WWW, Socio-technological systems, Economics, Biology

Lecture 4 Communities:
Community Detections, Algorithms to explore Graphs

Lecture 5 Different kind of graphs:
Vertices differences, Layered Vertices, Trees and Taxonomies

Lecture 6 Ranking:
Hierarchies, Spanning Trees,HITS, PageRank,

Lecture 7 Static Models of Graphs:
Erdos-Renyi, Small World

Lecture 8 Dynamical Models of Graphs:
Barabasi-Albert, Configuration models

Lecture 9 Fitness models:
Fitness model and Self-Organised Fitness Model

Lecture 10 Basic Ingredients of Models:
Growth Preferential Attachments, Log Normal Distribution, Multiplicative Noise
Hours:
10
Professors/Lecturers:
Guido Caldarelli (IMT Lucca)
Compulsory for:
Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences
Also available for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage; Computer Science and System Engineering; Economics, Management and Data Science

Management of Complex Systems: Approaches to Problem Solving

Abstract:
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.
Hours:
20
Professors/Lecturers:
Andrea Zocchi
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage
Also available for:
Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences; Computer Science and System Engineering; Economics, Management and Data Science

Management Science and Corporate Finance

Abstract:
Thi course has been cancelled.
Hours:
30
Professors/Lecturers:
Tbd
Compulsory for:
Economics, Management and Data Science
Also available for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage; Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences; Computer Science and System Engineering

Models of Organization of Cultural Institutions

Abstract:
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.
Hours:
30
Professors/Lecturers:
Paola Dubini (Università Commerciale "Luigi Bocconi")
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Museology and History of Collecting

Abstract:
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.
Hours:
60
Professors/Lecturers:
Emanuele Pellegrini (IMT Lucca)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Neural Bases of Perception

Abstract:
The course will review the physiological and anatomical bases of perception in humans and will consequently detail the neural bases of unimodal, multisensory and supramodal perception. The last part of the course will review recent observation in early and late blind individuals to understand how the (lack of) visual experience affects brain functional and structural development.
Hours:
30
Professors/Lecturers:
Emiliano Ricciardi (IMT Lucca)
Compulsory for:
Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences
Also available for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Neurobiology of Emotion and Behavior

Abstract:
This course will provide an introduction to general themes in Affective and Social Neurosciences, particularly focusing on the neural correlates of emotion and behavior.
Hours:
12
Professors/Lecturers:
Pietro Pietrini (IMT Lucca)
Compulsory for:
Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences
Also available for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage; Economics, Management and Data Science

Philosophy and Neuroscience in Moral Reasoning

Abstract:
TBD
Hours:
12
Available for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage; Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences

Philosophy of Science (long seminar without exam)

Abstract:
We know a lot of things – or, at least, we think we do. Epistemology is the branch of philosophy that
studies knowledge: its main features, the dynamics of its growth, as well as its claims for truth, validity, and progress. In this course – which is designed as a series of seminars held by the students, preceded by a few introductory lectures – we will consider some of the key contributions to the philosophical debate about the growth of scientific knowledge in the twentieth century, from Logical Positivism to Karl Popper, from Thomas Kuhn to Paul Feyerabend. We shall read some of their (as well as others’) works, and critically consider the content and limits of the different methodologies they advanced. Finally, we will reflect on the extent to which such debates affected the methodology of the social sciences, and consider in what ways hard and social sciences differ: as to their inner nature, the context in which they operate, the data they employ and rely upon, and the prescriptive methodology they more or less explicitly adopt.
Hours:
10
Professors/Lecturers:
Gustavo Cevolani (IMT Lucca)
Available for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage; Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences; Computer Science and System Engineering; Economics, Management and Data Science

Project Management

Abstract:
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.
Hours:
30
Professors/Lecturers:
Beatrice Manzoni (SDA Bocconi School of Management)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage
Also available for:
Economics, Management and Data Science

Scientific Writing, Dissemination and Evaluation (long seminar without exam)

Abstract:
In order to ensure their widest possible dissemination, research results need to be presented in academic publications and in talks. The first goal of this course is to introduce students to basic principles of academic writing and on basic techniques to plan and deliver good academic talks. In addition, the course discusses the key principles of peer review, which is what makes science reliable knowledge. In particular, the course focuses on how to write a professional referee report.
Hours:
8
Professors/Lecturers:
Luca Aceto (Reykjavik University)
Available for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage; Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences; Computer Science and System Engineering; Economics, Management and Data Science

Topics in the Philosophy of Culture

Abstract:
TBD
Hours:
30
Professors/Lecturers:
Tullio Viola (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Topics in Visual Arts

Abstract:
TBD
Hours:
12
Professors/Lecturers:
Emanuele Pellegrini (IMT Lucca); Maria Luisa Catoni (IMT Lucca); Linda Bertelli (IMT Lucca)
Compulsory for:
Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences
Also available for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Visual Arts and Globalization (long seminar without exam)

Abstract:
TBD
Hours:
20
Professors/Lecturers:
Andreas Beyer (Universität Basel); Michele Dantini (Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro”)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage