The Department of Education Studies “G.M. Bertin” uses a multidisciplinary approach, as specified by Italian Law 240/2010, and works alongside different disciplines including: pedagogy, philosophy, musicology, psychology, sociology, anthropology, English language, historical and geographical disciplines, medicine and legal sciences. Through the contribution of this interdisciplinary approach, the Department carries out research and training activities in the following areas:
Beatrice Borghi, Assistant professor of the Department of Education Studies “G.M. Bertin”. Her scientific activity concerns the discipline of medieval history and the teaching of history and heritage. The research of medieval field is divided into three main areas: one related to studies on the theme of pilgrimage pilgrimage and its manifestations in the three great monotheistic religions, to the relics and their shrines in the Mediterranean; on the promulgation and evolution of the sources of legislation enacted in the various Italian political and territorial during the Middle Ages. Regarding the teaching of history, the investigation is oriented to the theories, methodologies, strategies and tools relating the didactic of history, citizenship and heritage education. She is responsible of an initiative that has been taking place for eighteen years in Bologna that is «International Feast History “ (https://site.unibo.it/festadellastoria/it), an initiative promoted by the International Center for Didactics of History (DiPaSt) (https://centri.unibo.it/dipast/it) , of the Department of Education, which aims is to promote activities for the dissemination of historical knowledge.
Filippo Galletti, PhD candidate in Medieval History and Didactics of History of the University of Bologna (Italy) and Murcia (Spain); member of the International Center for Didactics of History and Heritage (DiPaSt) of the Department of Education «Giovanni Maria Bertin» of the University of Bologna. Didactic tutor in the teaching of «History of cults and religions». Member of the Organizational Coordination Group and Secretary of the Bologna International History Feast and president of the «Friends of the International History Feast».
Manuela Ghizzoni, Assistant professor of the Department of Education Studies “G.M. Bertin”. She carried out her research in the field of late medieval urban history, with particular attention to three areas of investigation: the urban development of Carpi between the 13th and 15th centuries; the Renaissance iconographic sources for urban history; urban fortifications between design and teaching. During the parliamentary mandate held from April 2006 to March 2018 – during which she was placed on compulsory leave from the service at the University – she oriented her activities to school and university policies, dealing specifically with university teacher training and law to university study, objects of his current research activity.
Rosa Smurra, Associate Professor of Medieval History at the Department of Education Studies “G.M. Bertin”. She teaches Comparative History of European Cities. Vice-President of the «International Commission for the History of Towns». Member of the Book History Research Network. Honorary. Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Urban History – University of Leicester. Her current research mainly focuses on Medieval Urban history; Book production in the Middle Ages; History and new technologies; Cultural Heritage and Citizenship.