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Professional work - Research
€ 3000 Completion of research in order to realize the eBook
Professional work - Editing
€ 2000 are required for the drafting and revision of the Italian text
Professional Work - Translation
€ 2500 will cover the cost of translation into English and text revision
Updates to the first edition of the eBook
An extra budget of € 2500 will enable the annual publication for three years (2019, 2020, 2021) of new specific topics as updates to the first edition of the eBook.
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“Animals in the Great War” would meet the needs of both teachers and students by providing the former with updated references to be used in developing lessons in the classroom, and the latter with a methodological support to carry out individual work at home.
By looking at the First World War from the standpoint of the animals that took part in the war, thanks also to the different sensibility that today allows us to consider them no longer as mere commodities, offers some undeniable educational advantages:
1. to emancipate the Great War from textbook narrative, often exclusively focused on the European fronts and the defeats or victories of single nations;
2. to favor geographical, linguistic and disciplinary crossovers because teachers of different disciplines (i.e. history, literature, and linguistics) are encouraged to work together in order to develop multidisciplinary courses for their classes;
3. to provide the means to shift the focus to subaltern subjectivities, encouraging a broadening of horizons, not only of the knowledge of a single historical event, but also in looking more widely at the facts that surround us.
The eBook will consist of an introductory section dedicated to the general theme and the study tools required for a multidisciplinary teaching approach; and a methodology section dedicated to specific topics such as “the presence of dogs in the war medical service”, “the use of cats in gas detection”, “the employment of pigeons in espionage operations”.
Main sources and suggestions on searching sources on the Web will be provided in the methodology section. A central role will be reserved for the free resources already catalogued in the “Europeana 1914-1918” database, especially photographic resources, which have an immediate impact in attracting students’ attention and could be easily used in developing lessons and aiding individual study. In addition, certain consideration will be given to the wide range of materials listed in “Europeana 1914-1918” although they are not available free of charge.
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Goals of the crowdfunding campaign
€ 7.500,00 will cover the cost of the professional work required:
- € 3.000,00 researcher,
- € 2.500,00 translator,
- € 2.000,00 copy-editor.
The layout will be created using the open-source platform Booktype, so extra budgetary resources will not be required.
Instead, a budget of € 10.000,00, will enable the annual publication for three years (2019, 2020, 2021) of new specific topics as updates to the first edition of the eBook. These will also be available for free download from the association’s website.
All collaborate periodically with the cultural association Se and two of them (historian and translator) carry out academic activities at the Universities of Venice and Bologna