History - Specific Competences

  1. A critical awareness of the relationship between current events and processes and the past
  2. Critical awareness of differences in historiographical outlooks in various periods and contexts 
  3. Critical awareness of and respect for points of view deriving from other national or cultural backgrounds
  4. Critical awareness of the on-going nature of historical research and debate 
  5. Awareness of the social role of the historian, the uses and the abuses of history 
  6. Knowledge of the general chronological framework of the past 
  7. Knowledge of the issues and themes of present day historiographical debates
  8. Ability to communicate orally in one’s own language using the terminology and techniques accepted in the historical profession 
  9. Ability to communicate orally in other languages using the terminology and techniques accepted in the historical profession 
  10. Ability to read historiographical texts or original documents in one’s own language; to summarise, transcribe and catalogue information as appropriate 
  11. Ability to read historiographical texts or original documents in other languages; to summarise, transcribe and catalogue information as appropriate 
  12. Ability to write in one’s own language using correctly the various kinds of historiographical writing 
  13. Ability to write in other languages using correctly the various kinds of historiographical writing 
  14. Knowledge of and ability to use information retrieval tools, such as bibliographical repertories, archival inventories, e-references
  15. Knowledge of and ability to use specific tools to study sources (for example, palaeography, epigraphy) 
  16. Ability to use computer and Internet resources and techniques for elaborating historical or related data (using, for example, statistical or cartographic methods, or creating databases) 
  17. Knowledge of ancient languages 
  18. Knowledge of local and regional history
  19. Knowledge of one’s country’s history
  20. Knowledge of the history of Europe
  21. Detailed knowledge of one or more historical periods 
  22. Knowledge of world history, global processes and interconnections 
  23. Awareness of and ability to tools of other human sciences (for example, literary criticism, history of language, art history, archaeology, anthropology, law, sociology, philosophy, economics) 
  24. Awareness of methods and issues of different branches of historical research (economic, social, political, gender-related, history of science, history of ideas etc.)
  25. Ability to define research topics suitable to contribute to historiographical knowledge and debate 
  26. Ability to identify and utilise appropriately sources of information (bibliography, documents, oral testimony etc.) for research projects 
  27. Ability to organise complex historical information in coherent form 
  28. Ability to communicate historical knowledge to a broader public 
  29. Ability to comment, annotate or edit texts and documents correctly according to criteria accepted in the discipline 
  30. Knowledge of the didactics of history