Bologna Unit

Francesco Santi

Francesco Santi

Full Professor - Head of the Project

Professor of Latin Medieval Literature in University of Salento (where he coordinated the European doctorate in Philology and patristic, medieval and humanistic literature, consortium with Freiburg i. Br.); in University of Cassino (where he coordinated the doctorate in Digital Humanities for Medieval Studies) and in University of Bologna (2019). Director of S.I.S.M.E.L. and member of the board of Fondazione Franceschini; co-director of CALMA and member of Scientific Committee of Micrologus and of Segno e testo. He has directed or participated in national and European research projects. He has over 250 publications (editions, monographs and articles dedicated to the history of medieval culture),including L’età metaforica. Figure di Dio e letteratura latina medievale da Gregorio Magno a Dante, Spoleto, CISAM, 2011 and La mistica. Angela da Foligno e Raimondo Lullo. Letteratura Francescana, vol. 5, Milano, Mondadori 2016 (Scrittori greci e latini. Fondazione L. Valla).

Andrea Alessandri

Andrea Alessandri

Scolarship Holder

I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Classical Literature at the University of Bologna, where I am currently completing my Master's Degree, arguing a thesis in Medieval Latin Philology on Bonaventura di Bagnoregio's Vitis Mystica. I did a research period abroad at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich and as a speaker I presented my studies on Franciscan spirituality at the IVEMIR Institute of the Universidad Católica de Valencia and at the Officina San Francesco of Bologna. I also obtained a diploma in Archival Palaeography and Diplomatics at the State Archives of Bologna.

Elena Berti

Elena Berti

Scolarship Holder

Bachelor’s degree in Classical literature at the University of Bologna with a thesis in Palaeography entitled Il Liber secretus nuncupatus capitoli ecclesie metropolitane bononie enrolled in the final year of a Classical Philology Master’s degree at the same University with a thesis on Christina’s early life written by Master John. I attended the International Byzantine Greek Summer School (2018) and the Verona International Summer School in Medieval Manuscripts (2020), courses in Medieval Latin and Philology e Manuscripts and Documents at the University College of London (UCL) within the Erasmus exchange programme. I carried out two internship periods at the Archiepiscopal General Archives in Bologna and at the International society for the study of Medieval Latin Culture (S.I.S.M.E.L) in Florence.

Federico De Dominicis

Federico De Dominicis

PhD Student

After the classical maturity and the bachelor and master degree in Middle Latin Philology (curriculum Philology, literature and history of antiquity) at the University of Milan, I began my doctorate at the Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna (XXXVI cycle) where I am currently dealing with the critical edition of an anonymous Latin commentary to the Apocalypse related to the context of the school of Laon.

Maria Teresa Galli

Maria Teresa Galli

Research Fellow

Research fellow at Università di Bologna, as a student at Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa), she dealt with ancient Greek drama and its reception in modern literature. During her doctoral and post-doctoral studies, she focused on Late Antique cento poetry, publishing a critical edition with commentary on Hosidius Geta’s Medea and on the Vergiliocentones minores. As Fellow at the Boltzmann Institute of Neo-Latin Studies and at Innsbruck University she focused on cento production in Neo-Latin, and in particular on Lelio Capilupi’s centos. Within the project OPA she is now dealing with anonymous Late-Antique texts on rhetorical subjects.

Pierluigi Licciardello

Pierluigi Licciardello

Junior Assistant Professor (Fixed-Term)

PhD in Hagiography and in Medieval History, he is RTDA at the Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna and collaborates with the S.I.S.M.E.L. He deals in particular with hagiography, biography, religious literature, monastic customaries. He studied the political-institutional and literary history of central italian cities and monasteries (Arezzo, Cortona, Sansepolcro, Chiusi, Camaldoli, Fonte Avellana). Among the authors of the Middle Ages, he studied especially Gerhoh of Reichersberg and Peter Damian.

Fabio Mantegazza

Fabio Mantegazza

Research Fellow

Fabio Mantegazza is a research fellow at the Department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies in the University of Bologna, where he conducts his research in the frame of «OPA. Opere perdute e opere anonime». He collaborates with the bibliographical bulletin Medioevo latino of the International Society for the Study of Medieval Latin (SISMEL) and with Scriptorium journal's bulletin codicologique. More specific research interests include medieval Latin philology, textual criticism and hagiography, especially in regard to the Hiberno-latin literary production, but also Celtic studies from a historical, linguistic and religious point of view.

Davide Obili

Davide Obili

PhD Student

I graduated in Medieval Latin Philology (MA in Modern Humanities) from the University of Milan. I am currently pursuing a PhD in Literary and Philological Cultures from the University of Bologna, where I am working on the critical edition of the Facetus ‘Cum nihil utilius’.

Lucia Pasetti

Lucia Pasetti

Full Professor

Full professor at the University of Bologna, she carries out her research work within the field of Latin Studies. Her research activity concerns particularly the comedy of Plautus and the Imperial Age prose, with a specific interest to novel, rhetoric (school-declamation), reception of classic literature and culture into the modern European literatures, Teaching Latin (teaching translation from Latina, Cartification of linguistic skills in Latin, Latin for special needs students). She is coordinating the Erasmus + project EULALIA (European Latin Linguistic Assesment) and is leading a team (funded by PRIN 2012) working on a commented edition of Ps. Quintilian’s Declamationes Minores, and creating a database of declamatory themes (both Greek and Latin).  She directs the "Centro di studi retorici e grammaticali" and is a member of the “Centro Studi per la Permanenza del Classico”.

Cristina Ricciardi

Cristina Ricciardi

Scolarship Holder

She is attending the master's degree course in Philology, literature and classical tradition at the University of Bologna and she is preparing a thesis in Medieval Latin Philology on an anonymous prophecy, supervisor prof. Francesco Santi. She obtained the Bachelor's Degree in Classics at the University of Naples Federico II with a thesis in Classical Philology, supervisor prof. Giancarlo Abbamonte, entitled «L'Antidotum in Facium di Lorenzo Valla: la disputa con Bartolomeo Facio e Antonio Beccadelli».

Laura Vangone

Laura Vangone

Research Fellow

Laura Vangone has a PhD in Medieval-Latin Philology from the University of Caen Normandie and is a research fellow at the Department of Classical Philology and Italianistics of the University of Bologna within the framework of the project "OPA. Lost works and anonymous works. Repertory, study of tradition and critical editions". She is a member of the editorial staff of C.A.L.M.A. (Compendium Auctorum Latinorum Medii Aevi) and contributes to the bibliographical bulletin Medioevo latino of the Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino (SISMEL). Her main research interests concern the Latin hagiography of the Norman worlds and the historiography of southern Lombardy.