Courses

Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Academic Year 2015 - 2016

Advanced Seminar (long seminar without exam)

Hours:
30
Professors/Lecturers:
Maria Luisa Catoni (IMT Lucca)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Arts and Politics (the course includes research field trips)

Abstract:
Visits to monuments and cultural Italian sites and to the organizational offices; invitation of international managers of museum and cultural sites.
Hours:
45
Professors/Lecturers:
Maria Luisa Catoni (IMT Lucca)
Compulsory 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:
Maria Luisa Catoni (IMT Lucca); Linda Bertelli (IMT Lucca)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

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 orbelieve 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:
Stefano Gattei (Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage
Also available for:
Economics, Management and Data Science

Cultural Heritage, Memories, History (long seminar without exam)

Abstract:
TBD
Hours:
20
Professors/Lecturers:
Paolo Coen (Università degli Studi di Teramo)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

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

Data Analysis and Visualization

Abstract:
TBD
Professors/Lecturers:
Tbd
Available for:
Economics, Management and Data Science; Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

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

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); Tbd
Available for:
Computer Science and System Engineering; Economics, Management and Data Science; Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

History of Western Modern Art: The Rise of a New Pictorial Language between Mannerism and Baroque (long seminar without exam)

Abstract:
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.
Hours:
30
Professors/Lecturers:
Gerardo De Simone (Accademia delle Belle Arti di Carrara)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Images, Theory of Action, Rationality (long seminar without exam)

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

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)
Available for:
Computer Science and System Engineering; Economics, Management and Data Science; Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Legislation on Cultural Heritage and Landscape

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

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:
40
Professors/Lecturers:
Andrea Zocchi; Tbd
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage
Specializing course for:
Economics, Management and Data Science
Also available for:
Computer Science and System Engineering

Management Science and Corporate Finance

Abstract:
The first part of the course is also designed for the curriculum AMCH as “Basics of Management” (20 hours).

The course aims at introducing doctoral students to fundamental concepts and to theoretical research in management science and corporate finance. The first classes will focus on a few classic readings in management and organization theory, and then we will move to corporate finance. The main goal is to expose students to classic and fundamental background readings on the structure of Organizations, Decision Making in Organizations, and Corporate Finance. Specific Chapters will be selected for class discussions.

Prerequisites: The course will emphasize intuition over technical detail wherever possible, while more technical readings will be made available and discussed with students with a quantitative background. Those who are willing to catch up with some reading on their own should not have too many problems, under the Lecturer's supervision.
Hours:
30
Professors/Lecturers:
Fabio Pammolli (Politecnico di Milano); Luca Regis (IMT Lucca)
Compulsory for:
Economics, Management and Data Science; Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage
Also available for:
Computer Science and System Engineering

Marketing Science and Consumer Behavior

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)
Compulsory for:
Economics, Management and Data Science; Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

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:
32
Professors/Lecturers:
Paola Dubini (Università Commerciale "Luigi Bocconi")
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Museology (the course includes research field trips)

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

Museum Practices (long seminar without exam)

Abstract:
TBD
Hours:
16
Professors/Lecturers:
Angela Dalle Vacche (Georgia Institute of Technology); Carl Brandon Strehlke (Philadelphia Museum of Art); Maria Grazia Girotto (Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Torino)
Compulsory for:
Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

Neural Bases of Conceptual Representation, Emotion and Behavior

Abstract:
This course will discuss the state-of-the-art of knowledge into the neural bases of human brain function. Students will learn about the brain correlates of cognition, emotion and behavior in humans, including perception, conceptual representation and decision-making processes. Among the questions what will be examined, how do we perceive the external world? How do we acquire knowledge and form a conceptual representation? Do we really need vision to see? How do we make a decision? How do genetic and environmental factors affect our choices? The Course will also discuss how it is now possible to decode neural information about thinking and consciuosness itself.
Hours:
12
Professors/Lecturers:
Pietro Pietrini (IMT Lucca)
Specializing course for:
Economics, Management and Data Science
Also available for:
Computer Science and System Engineering; Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

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:
Stefano Gattei (Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia)
Available for:
Computer Science and System Engineering; Economics, Management and Data Science; Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage

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.

Further information is available at http://www.ru.is/kennarar/luca/IMTHOWTO/
Hours:
8
Professors/Lecturers:
Luca Aceto (Reykjavik University)
Available for:
Computer Science and System Engineering; Economics, Management and Data Science; 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