Storiaindustria.it: a multidimensional project - The article illustrates the process of conceiving and developing the multimedia project Storiaindustria.it, born as a tool with principally didactic aims to offer free access to educational web resources on the history of industry and work in Piemonte, Liguria and the Valle d’Aosta since 1850. The analysis shows the evolution of the narrative structure of the portal, examining the historical content and the language in relation to a wider consideration of writing practices in digital history: it also examines the technological solutions inspired by Web 2.0 and used to involve the users in the research, publication and sharing of micro-content, evaluating it in a dynamic context that has profoundly changed the cultural uses of the Net in recent years.We also deal with the didactic aspects of the portal, inquiring into teaching and learning models for contemporary history with the aid of the new technologies and, in particular, into the requisites that make ‘surfing’ a research activity and the availability of sources a ‘didactically equipped knowledge’. The article concludes with an evaluation of the relationship between Storiaindustria.it and the world of scientific research, in relation to the practices of economic and social history, in order to understand the innovative possibilities - but also the methodological problems - that online multimedia tools like the portal bring to the construction and diffusion of historical knowledge.
Parole chiave: storia industriale, storia digitale, didattica della storia, ambienti di apprendimento, multimedialità, interazione industrial history, digital history, teaching history, learning environments, multimedia, interaction
Ilaria Galati, Ferruccio Manfieri, Andrea Montorio, Gisella Riva, Elena Romagnolo, in "MEMORIA E RICERCA " 31/2009, pp. 177-187, DOI:10.3280/MER2009-031011