Principal Investigator and Coordinator
Maria Alessandra Bilotta – Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (NOVA FCSH), Instituto de Estudos Medievais (IEM), Lisboa
Research areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Illuminated Legal Manuscripts of the French Midi; Illuminated Legal Manuscripts Preserved in Portugal; Circulation of Legal Manuscripts in the North of the Mediterranean (South of France; Italian Peninsula, Iberian Peninsula); Iconography
Maria Alessandra Bilotta is an art historian, medievalist, researcher of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at NOVA University in Lisbon and integrated researcher at the Institute for Medieval Studies (IEM) of the same university. She holds the annual Diploma in Archiving from the Vatican Archives and the Diploma in Library Science from the Vatican School of Library Science; she also holds the European Diploma in Medieval Studies (Diplôme Européen d’Études Médiévales – DEEM) from FIDEM (International Federation of Institutes for Medieval Studies/Fédération Internationale des Instituts d’Études Mediévales). From the academic year 2003-2004 until the academic year 2007-2008 he taught the course of Codicology II (decoration) at the same Diploma. She is a member of the Ménéstrel network. Medievalists on the net: sources, works and online references as editor (she is the editor of the Portugal column and co-editor of the Illuminations and Medieval Lisbon columns). Currently, her research focuses on the medieval illuminated legal manuscripts from the South of France, on illuminated medieval legal manuscripts preserved in Portugal, and on the circulation of foreign legal manuscripts (particularly from southern France) in the Iberian Peninsula. Her research interests also include the study of medieval liturgical manuscripts, the analysis of artistic transfers, and the archaeological aspects of medieval manuscripts. Her doctoral thesis focused on the production of illuminated manuscripts for use of the papacy during the Middle Ages (6th-13th centuries) and was published by the Vatican Library in 2011 (M.A. Bilotta, I Libri dei papi – La Curia, il Laterano e la produzione manoscritta ad uso del papato nel Medioevo (secoli VI-XIII), Città del Vaticano, Biblioteca apostólica Vaticana, 2011 – Studi e Testi, 465). She was scientific curator of the following exhibitions: “Le parement d’autel des Cordeliers de Toulouse: Anatomie d’un chef d’oeuvre du XIVe siècle” (Toulouse, Musée Paul Dupuy, 13 March – 13 June 2012); “A Circulação do Direito na Europa Medieval: Manuscritos Jurídicos Europeus em Bibliotecas portuguesas” (Lisbon, Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, 26 of February – 31 of May of 2016). Among the several international workshops and conferences she has organised and coordinated are: “O estudo dos manuscritos iluminados e dos artefactos na Arqueologia da Idade Média: metodologias em comparação” (Lisbon, February 13, 2015); “Circulations juridiques et pratiques artistiques, Intelectuais et culturelles en Europe au Moyen Âge (XIIIe – XVe siècle) – Medieval Europe in Motion 3” (Lisbon, FCSH-UNL – National Library of Portugal, 25-27 February 2016).
Susan L’Engle – Saint Louis University
Susan L’Engle (Ph.D. Art History, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 2000) is an art historian and manuscript scholar, specializing in the codicology and illumination of medieval manuscripts of canon and Roman law. She is currently writing a book that explores pedagogical methods in the study of Roman law as evidenced by readers’ textbook annotations. Recent publications include “Three Manuscripts of the Roman de Troie: Codicology, Pictorial Cycles, and Patronage,” in Allen Mären ein Herr = Lord of all Tales: Ritterliches Troja in illuminierten Handschriften = Chivalric Troy in Illuminated Manuscripts, ed. Constanza Cipollaro & Michael Viktor Schwarz (Vienna, 2017), 67–128; “Staging the Liber Regulae,” in Caritas im Schatten von Sankt Peter, Der Liber Regulae des Hospitals Santo Spirito in Sassia: Eine Prachthandschrift des 14. Jahrhunderts, ed. Gisela Drossbach and Gerhard Wolf, Studien zur Geschichte des Spital-, Wohlfahrts- und Gesundheitswesens 11 (Regensburg, 2015), 91–103, and “The Pro-active Reader: Learning to Learn the Law,” in Medieval Manuscripts, Their Makers and Users: A Special Issue of Viator in Honor of Richard and Mary Rouse (Turnhout, 2011), 51–75. Employed from 2002–2017 in the Vatican Film Library at Saint Louis University (SLU), she edited and co-edited the journal Manuscripta, curated annual manuscript exhibitions from the VFL teaching collection, and taught codicology and manuscript studies to students and professionals. Recently retired, she is now affiliated with the SLU Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, where she continues to publish the triannual newsletter Manuscripts on My Mind and to organize and run the annual Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies.
Robert Gibbs – University of Glasgow
Robert J. Gibbs is professor emeritus and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow of the School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow, where he still lives. His research was principally devoted to Bolognese painting, 1200-1425, illuminated law manuscripts, and Italian medieval art as a whole. The recognition of the nature and meaning of dress in medieval art remains a major concern of his, as well as the problem of Ferrer Bassa and Pedralbes, medieval art in Scotland and the Scottish 19th-century Gothic architect F. T. Pilkington. His books include Flavio Boggi, Robert Gibbs, Lippo di Dalmasio, “Assai valente pittore”, Bologna, 20138; Susan L’ Engle and Robert Gibbs, Illuminating the Law: Medieval Legal Manuscripts in Cambridge Collections, and Tomaso da Modena: Painting in Emilia and the March of Treviso, 1340-80, Cambridge University Press, 1989. His current concerns include medieval personal seals and the independence of Scotland within Europe.
Gaspar Coll i Rosell – Universitat de Barcelona
Gaspar Coll obtained with distinction the Licentiate (1984) and the Doctorate (1992). He is a Postgraduate from the UB in Academic Policy (2005). He was a Fellow F.P.I. (1987-1989) and he was Associate Professor and Interim Head (1989-1995), and since then Head of the university. He teaches at all academic levels and carries on research in the fields of Ancient and Medieval Art and Cultural Heritage. He is a member of the consolidated research group E.M.A.C. (Romanesque and Gothic) and has participated in several competitive projects, for instance the latest was on Justice and Judgment in medieval and modern art (2017-2020). He was a member (2016 to 2019) of the European project Accomplish on the social impact of the Humanities. He published the doctoral thesis Manuscrits Jurídics i Il·luminació (Curial – Abadia de Montserrat, 1995) and is the author of numerous articles, book chapters and lectures at specialized academic congresses. He has directed several doctoral theses on manuscripts and medieval art. He has participated in several teaching innovation projects at the UB and MQR. He was the Coordinator of the Libro Blanco para el Grado de Historia del Arte (ANECA, 2004-2005) and of the Memòria del Grau d’Història de l’Art at the UB (2008-2009). Since 2005 he has been a member of the Faculty and the Governing Council of the UB. He also was a member of the Board of the Faculty of Geography and History (from 1998 to 2016). Academic responsibilities carried out: Head of Studies, Vice Dean and Deputy Vice Minister for Planning and Academic Planning (1998-2008). Director of the Department of Art History (2009 -2013). He was a member of the Board of Directors of the UB and was delegated the Commissioner of the rector of the Humanities and Social Sciences Park during 2012-2016. He will retire in September 2019.
Arkadiusz Adamczuk – Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II, Lublin
Research areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Legal Illuminated Manuscripts of Poland
Arkadiusz Adamczuk is an art historian, born in 1974. He studied at the Catholic University of Lublin “John Paul II” where he defended his doctoral thesis in 2016. He works at the Library of the Catholic University of Lublin, in the Department of Special Collections. He was a recipient of scholarships from the Catholic University in Leuven in 2002, the Catholic Institute of Paris in 2005 and the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan in 2015. He was trainee at the National Library of France and the University Library of Milan. His scientific interests include the iconography and the iconology of the law and the illustration of ancient books; and also the iconographic aspect of comic books and of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela (which he has made twice). He is the author of the book Prawo i obraz w miniatorstwie średniowiecznym, Iluminowany rękopis Concordia discordantium canonum Gracjana w zbiorach KUL BU, Lublin 2009. (The law and the image in medieval illumination. The illuminated manuscript of Gratian’s “Concordia discordantium canonum” in the collection of the Library of the Catholic University of Lublin) and of several articles published in scientific journals. He is currently working on the Polish translation and edition of the fifth book of the Liber Calixtinus, comprising a guide for the Route to Santiago de Compostela
Maria Teresa Chicote Pompanin – Durham University
Research areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Archival Legal Documents, Preserved in Spain
María Teresa is Postdoctoral Research Associate at Durham University. She completed a PhD thesis at the Warburg Institute (2020) entitled “Patronage and Historical Memories in Castile: The Marquises of Villena at the Dawn of the Early Modern Period (1445-1529) which she will submit at the end of 2019. During the last academic years, she has been teaching at the Art History Department of the University College London (2017/2019). She previously earned the MA in Art History and Renaissance Culture at the Warburg Institute (2014) and the BA in Art History at the Complutense University of Madrid (2013). Her research has two main areas of interest. On the one hand, she investigates the role played by cultural patronage and historical memory in Castile at the dawn of the early modern period. On the other, she studies the creation, evolution and meaning of illuminated official charts and documents in late-medieval and early-modern Castile. Her research has been supported by the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (2016/2018) and by a Postgraduate Scholarship from La Caixa Foundation (2015/2016). She has also been a recipient of fellowships at the Casa de Velázquez (2109), Spanish Royal Academy in Rome (2017/2018) and the Complutense University of Madrid (2012/2013). She has been granted the bursaries Coll y Cortés (2017), Erasmus+ (2017), Juan Facundo Riaño Essay Medal (2014), Academic Excellence of the Region of Madrid (2011/2012) and Ortega y Gasset (2009). Recently she has published her findings in research journals (Goya, Journal of Church History and Religious Culture, Codex Aquilarensis) and in collective books. She has been co-organiser of the conferences “Cultural Encounters. Tensions and Polarities of Transmission from the Late Middle Ages to the Enlightenment” (2016) and “(Im)mobility: Dialectics of Movement, Power and Resistance” (2017). She also curated the exhibition “Rescue and Renewal: The Warburg Institute during WWII” (2017), and she is a cofounder of the research seminars series Maius Workshop: Young Scholars of Medieval and Early Modern Hispanic Art and History.
Bertrand Cosnet – Université Lille – IRHiS
Research areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Imagery of Virtues in Illuminated Legal Manuscripts
Bertrand Cosnet is a lecturer in Medieval art history at the Université de Lille (U-Lille) since 2017 and is a member of the laboratory IRHIS (Institut de Recherches Historiques du Septentrion – UMR 8529) where his work lies within the framework of « Usages critiques du numérique dans les sciences historiques, artistiques et archéologiques » and « Processus de création et pratiques ». Between 2009 and 2016 he carried on research at the Université de Tours with the CESR (Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance) which focused on art in the Italian Peninsula during the 13th and 14th centuries. His doctoral thesis, defended in 2011, entitled L’imagerie morale italienne (vers 1315-vers 1415) : figurer et personnifier les vertus selon les ordres mendiants et les communes toscanes studied the constitution and the role of moral imagery in the context of Medicant Orders and Urban Republics. His research now includes the question of intermediality and processes of transfer and iconographic exchange in Gothic Europe, in particular in relation to the spread of legal images and manuscripts on a monumental scale. On that topic, Bertrand Cosnet has alrealdy contributed to symposia, among which the International symposium The Art of Law: Artistic Representations and Iconography of Law & Justice in Context from the Middle Ages to the First World War, organised in 2017 by the Flemish Research Center for the Arts in Burgundian Netherlands and the symposium Les lieux de délibérations. Espaces, décors, dispositifs en Europe du Moyen Âge au temps présent organised in 2020 by the Université de Franche-Comté.
Stefan Drechsler – University of Bergen
Bibliography until 2021
Research areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Northern Europe Production of Legal Illuminated Manuscripts
Stefan Drechsler’s principal research interests lie in the fields of Old Norse Philology and Art History. He is particularly interested in the literary and artistic exchange of Scandinavia with other parts of Europe during the High Middle Ages. Currently, he is employed as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies at the University of Bergen, Norway. The aim of his project “Law Manuscripts of Western Scandinavia” is to shed new light on Icelandic and Norwegian law manuscripts produced in the period 1250–1650. In the spirit of the Material Philology, he examine the hypothesis that the manuscript design, content and arrangements of the largely vernacular law texts and iconographic programs displayed in these manuscripts are not rooted in Scandinavia exclusively, but also derive from France and England, two parts of medieval Europe which were in close contact with the North in the Middle Ages and Early Modern times. Accordingly, this project will provide new insights into the international movements of medieval people through pictorial and textual evidence. In this respect, the project sets the medieval Scandinavian laws within their European context.
Gianluca del Monaco – Università di Bologna
Research area in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Bolognese Legal Manuscripts
Gianluca del Monaco is senior assistant professor in the History of Medieval Art at the Department of the Arts (DAR) of the University of Bologna, where he teaches courses for the Master’s Degree programme in Visual Arts.
He earned a PhD in the History of Art at the University of Bologna (2012). He was a fellow at the Fondazione Roberto Longhi in Florence (2012–2013) and a research fellow at the Department of the Arts/University of Bologna (2015–2018). He also received a Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Art (2018–2019). He mainly taught academic courses in the History of Medieval Art (L-ART/01) and the History of Art Criticism (L-ART/04) at the Universities of Bologna and Udine.
His research interests focus on Romanesque and Gothic painting and book illumination in Bologna and Emilia, alongside a special consideration for illuminated legal manuscripts in Italy from the twelfth century onwards. He presented papers in many international conferences, like the Annual Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies, the International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, and the Medieval Europe in Motion conference in Lisbon. He is the author of articles and essays in peer-reviewed volumes and journals, including Arte Cristiana, Clio@Themis, Convivium, Paragone, and Rivista di Storia della Miniatura. He published two academic monographs: Simone di Filippo detto “dei Crocifissi”. Pittura e devozione nel secondo Trecento bolognese, Padua, Il Poligrafo, 2018, and L’Illustratore e la miniatura nei manoscritti universitari bolognesi del Trecento, Bologna, Bononia University Press, 2018. Along with Maria Alessandra Bilotta, PI of ‘IUS ILLUMINATUM’, he is editing a special number of the open access journal Eikón/Imago, devoted to Imago, ius, religio: Religious Images in Illustrated Legal Manuscripts and Printed Books (9th-20th Centuries), to be issued in 2023. His research area in ‘IUS ILLUMINATUM’ focuses on the illumination of Bolognese legal manuscripts.
Eter Edisherashvili – Tbilisi State Academy of Art – George Chubinashvili National Centre for Georgian Art History and Heritage Preservation – Korneli Kekelidze Georgian National Centre of Manuscript
Bibliography until 2021
Research areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Georgian Historical Documents from the Late Medieval and Early Modern Time (Royal Charters)
Art Historian, PhD Student at Tbilisi State Academy of Art, Researcher at George Chubinashvili National Centre for Georgian Art History and heritage preservation and Korneli Kekelidze Georgian National Centre of Manuscripts. Her field of research involves illumination of Georgian historical documents and manuscripts from the Medieval and Early Modern Era; intersections in Georgian medieval and early modern art, and their study in historical, cultural, religious and secular contexts. Within a frame of her PhD thesis she worked on different aspects of her research at the University of Heidelberg, Institute of Byzantine Archeology and Art history (Coimbra Group Scholarship Programme, 2018), British library, London and Suleymaniye Library in Istanbul (Educational grant for Doctoral students, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, 2014). Projects: Georgia and Byzantine Commonwealth: Politics, Culture and Identity on the Imperial Frontiers (11th Century), Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, 2020 up to date; Literary Heritage of Tao-Klarjeti, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, 2015-2018; German Cultural Heritage in Georgia – Inventory/Study, Association for the Preservation of German culture in South Caucasus, 2015; Database of the Miniatures from the Georgian Illuminated Manuscripts (the 9th-19th centuries), Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, 2014-2016
Matteo Ferrari – Saprat – Savoir et pratiques du Moyen Age au XIXe siècle (Paris, Ecole pratique d’hautes études) – PaTHs-PraME (Université de Namur)
Research areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Heraldry in Illuminated Legal Manuscripts
Matteo Ferrari is historian of medieval art working especially on heraldry and on the use of the image in political communication. He’s obtained his PhD in 2011 from the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pise, with prof. Maria Monica Donato, with a thesis dedicated to paintings in communal palaces in Northern Italy during the 13th-14th centuries. He has been temporary researcher at the University La Sapienza in Rome (2011-12) and at the Scuola Normale in Pisa (2012-13), where he has worked on the use of images as form of visual communication for the Italian political authorities in the Late Middle Ages. As a post-doctoral fellow and temporary researcher at the Centre d’études supérieures de civilisation médiévale at the University of Poitiers (2014-2017), he undertook research on the uses of heraldic images in monumental space. With prof. Laurent Hablot, he contributed to the development of the project ArmmA. Armorial monumental du Moyen Âge (Paris, EPHE-Saprat), which aims to establish a critical inventory of all monumental heraldic decorations produced in France between the second half of the 12th century and the first half of the 16th century. He is the author of numerous works on iconic communication in Italian medieval towns and, in particular, on the forms and functions of monumental heraldry during the Middle Ages in France and Italy. Currently he’s associate member of the Saprat – Savoir et pratiques du Moyen Age au XIXe siècle (Paris, Ecole pratique d’hautes études) and scientific collaborator of PaTHs-PraME (Université de Namur).
Ángel Fuentes Ortiz – Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)
Research area in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Archival Legal Documents, Preserved in Spain
Ángel Fuentes is a predoctoral researcher at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid carrying out a project in the department of Art History under the supervision of Juan Carlos Ruiz Souza. His PhD thesis analyses the Hieronymite monasteries as spaces of memory and their cultural and artistic production at the time of the Trastámara dynasty. In recent years he has adopted an interdisciplinary approach in the investigation of the illuminated documents produced in medieval Castile. At the moment, he is a member of the research group “Arquitectura e integración de las artes en la Edad Media (Ref. UCM. 941377)” of the Universidad Complutense and of the projects “EVA. Espacios virtuales de la alteridad (HUM-T1/5650)” and “Promoción artística y cultura cortesana en Castilla durante los reinados de Juan II y Enrique IV (1405-1474) (HAR2017-82170-P)”. Earlier, he participated in the research project “Al-Andalus, Hispanic Kingdoms and Egypt: Art, Power and Knowledge in the medieval Mediterranean Sea: Exchange networks and their impact on visual culture (HAR2013-45578-R)”. His research has been supported by two fellowships at the Instituto de Estudos Medievais in Lisbon (2017) and the Warburg Institute in London (2019). In addition, he has coordinated the international congress DESENHAR A ETERNIDADE. Cenografías Funerárias na Ibérica Medieval (Lisbon and Batalha, 2018) and he is a cofounder of the Encuentros NOVA-Complutense sobre Iberia Medieval. Amongst his latest publications: “La capilla de Gonzalo de Illescas en el Monasterio de Guadalupe. Un proyecto de Egas Cueman recuperado” (Archivo Español de Arte, nº 358, 2017), “Fernando Yáñez de Figueroa, el arzobispo Pedro Tenorio y las pinturas trecentistas de la Granja de Mirabel,” GOYA: Revista de Arte, nº 360, 2017 and “Illuminating aristocracy. Decorated documents of mayorazgo in medieval Castile” (Medieval Europe in Motion III, 2019, in press), the latter in collaboration with M. T. Chicote.
Masha Goldin – Universität Basel
Bibliography until 2023
Research areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Vernacular Illuminated Legal Manuscripts from the High and Late Medieval Holy Roman Empire
Masha Goldin is a graduate student at eikones – Center for the Theory and History of the Image at the University of Basel (since 2021). She studied Art History (BA, MA) at Tel Aviv University. She has been the recipient of the First Prize in the Graduate Student Essay Award, International Center of Medieval Art (2021). Her research has been supported by various institutions, including DAAD (2017), the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (2018), IMAGO – The Israeli Association for Visual Culture in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period (2019), Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel (2022) and DFK—Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte, Paris (2023). Her research and teaching interests encompass medieval juridical visual and material cultures, with a specific focus on vernacular illuminated legal manuscripts from the German-speaking lands. In her dissertation project she examines how juridical spaces, objects, signs, and gestures shaped communication between the public and legal authorities in the Holy Roman Empire between the 13th and 16th centuries.
Samuel Gras – Université Lille 3
Research areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Illuminated Legal Manuscripts of the Loire Valley and Illuminated Legal Manuscripts Preserved in the National Library of Spain
Samuel Gras is a PhD doctor in History of Medieval Art. Since 2013 he has been an assistant professor at the University of Lille 3, and since 2017 he is an associate member of the IRHiS laboratory (Northern Historical Research Institute). His lines of research are painting and illumination, iconography and artistic transfers in the Middle Ages.
He has participated in numerous scientific events nationally and internationally. In addition, he has completed his academic training with international stays at Santa Barbara University (California), the Huntington Library (Los Angeles) and Princeton University (New Jersey). As a result of his research activity, he has published articles in numerous magazines, as well as in dictionaries and conference proceedings. He also participated in the Facsimile Study Book of the Book of Hours of Louis de Laval with the chapter “The Painters of the Circle of Jean Fouquet in the Book of Hours of Louis de Laval”.
Andrea Improta – Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale
Research area in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Angevin illuminated Legal Manuscripts; Legal Illuminated Manuscripts kept in South Italy Libraries and the Legal Manuscripts Circulating or Illuminated in Naples and in the Abruzzi between 13th and 14th Centuries
Andrea Improta is currently researcher in History of Medieval Art at the University of Cassino and Southern Latium, Department of Literature and Philosophy. He earned his PhD in History of Medieval Art at the Second University of Naples (actually, Università della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”) in 2013, and then he received a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Paris for the year 2013-2014 (Research in Paris 2013). He was a research fellow at the Department of Human Sciences at the University of L’Aquila from 2019 to 2021.
His research interests focus on manuscripts illuminated in Naples and South Italy during the Angevin Kingdom, between 13th and 14th centuries; his interests also concern illuminated manuscripts of the early Modern Age in South Italy, between 15th and 17th centuries. He is a member of the Società Internazionale di Storia della Miniatura, and in the context of Ius Illuminatum research team he is studying the legal illuminated manuscripts kept in South Italy libraries and the legal manuscripts circulating or illuminated in Naples and in the Abruzzi between 13th and 14th centuries.
He is author of articles and essays in peer-reviewed volumes and journals, including Rivista di Storia della Miniatura, Paragone, Napoli Nobilissima, Confronto. He published in 2015 a monograph on illuminated manuscripts coming from the Dominican house in Naples: Arma nostra sunt libri. Manoscritti e incunaboli miniati dalla biblioteca di San Domenico Maggiore di Napoli, Nerbini Editore, Firenze, 2015.
Recently, together with other scholars, he has co-curated the catalogue of all Italian illuminated manuscripts of 13th and 14th today in the National Library of Naples: Manoscritti miniati della Biblioteca Nazionale di Napoli. I. Italia, secoli XIII-XIV (Indici e cataloghi, nuova serie, XXXI), a cura di T. D’Urso, A. Improta, M.G. Mansi, F. Toscano, Roma 2021.
Jorge Jiménez López – Universidad de Zaragoza
Research area in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Illuminated Legal Manuscripts Held in the Library of the Colegio Mayor de San Bartolomé in Salamanca
Jorge Jiménez López has a Degree in History of Art (2013) and a Master’s Degree in Advanced Studies in Art History (2014) both from the University of Salamanca. He is Professor of Art History at the University of Zaragoza. Member of the MINECO project, (HAR-201785392-P), “Intermediality and institution. Interartistic relations, literature, audiovisual, plastic arts”, he is a PhD in Medieval History of the University of Salamanca (2018). He held a doctoral thesis on the following theme: “Visual and book culture of the arzobispo Diego de Anaya y of the Colegio Mayor de san Bartolomé between 1433 and 1440” under the direction of professor Lucía Lahoz. The main line of research focuses on the history of books and university libraries, particular ones in the University of Salamanca. He dealt with the iconography of Judgment in sculpture in the following two contributions: “Un lugar intermedio entre los Juicios. La Puerta del Juicio Final de la Catedral de Tudela”, Lienzos del Recuerdo, Estudios en homenaje a José Mª Martínez Frías, Universidad de Salamanca, 2016, pp. 265-276; “La Puerta del Juicio Final de la Catedral de Tudela. Limites visuales, historiográficos y topográficos” Principe de Viana, mayo 2019. In the context of Ius Illuminatum, he will focus on legal illuminated manuscripts held in the library of the Colegio Mayor de san Bartolomé in Salamanca.
Camilla Marangoni – Università di Torino
Bibliography until 2022
Research areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Illumination of Legal Incunabula and Legal Manuscripts in Turin’s Historic Libraries
Camilla Marangoni is a PhD student in Heritage Science (Libraries and Archives curriculum) at the University of Turin. Previously, she obtained a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Art History at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, specializing in History of Illumination, and attended for a year another Master’s in Science of Books, Archives, and Cultural Heritage at the University of Turin, before obtaining her current position. She started working on early printed books owing to a grant awarded by the Consortium of European Research Libraries, which allowed her to catalogue the collection of the Florentine Biblioteca Medicea Laureanziana on the database Material Evidence in Incunabula, and continued to investigate them by taking part in the project “Dante 1481”, a worldwide copy census of the first illustrated edition of Dante’s “Commedia”, directed by Cristina Dondi and sponsored by the Polonsky Foundation. Currently, her PhD research deals with the hand-decoration and illumination of incunabula, focusing on the collections of the city of Turin and the artistic currents identifiable in Piedmont during the transition from manuscripts to early printed books. In addition, she is studying legal manuscripts in Turin, cataloguing them on the database IVS Commune online and trying to reconstruct the legal library of the Dukes of Savoy. Her main interests concern manuscript illumination, iconography and the evolution of decoration with the transition from manuscripts to printed books.
Robert A. Maxwell – Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
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Bibliography until 2019
Research Areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Illuminated Charters, c.1000-1200 and Legal Manuscripts, c.850-1200 (Leges Barbarorum); Illuminated Cartularies; Visual Translation of Orality and Gesture in Law.
Robert A. Maxwell is an art historian specializing in the Romanesque and Early Gothic period. His earlier research focused primarily on architecture, sculpture and urbanism, as well as medieval art history’s historiography. While still actively working in those areas, he is at work on two projects concerning legal manuscripts. The first project, nearly completed, is a study of illuminated cartularies from the Romanesque period, with a focus on the translation of orality and custom into visual discourse; the study considers approximately three dozen manuscripts from across Europe, with a focus on particularly Spanish, French, and German examples. The second project concerns a dozen illuminated manuscripts of the Leges Barbarorum and broader issues in the rise of legal illumination in general in the Carolingian period. Some of his publications on legal and historical illumination include: “Chartres décorées à l’époque romane,” Bibliothèque de l’Ecole des Chartes 169 (2011); “Visual Argument and the Interpretation of Dreams in the Illuminated Chronicle of John of Worcester,” The Medieval Chronicle 8 (2014); “The Cartulary of Baignes and the Problem of Aquitainian Illumination in the Twelfth Century,” Mediaeval Studies 76 (2014); and “Pictura como Fictura: autenticidad artística y duplicidad en Raluy,” Romanico 20 (2015). Other publications include The Art of Medieval Urbanism: Parthenay in Romanesque Aquitaine (2007); Representing History, 900-1300: Art, Music, History (2011), and with K. Ambrose, Current Directions in Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Sculpture Studies (2011).
Jaime Moraleda – Facultad de Humanidades de Toledo, Universidad de Castilla- La Mancha
Research area in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Legal Illuminated Manuscripts Produced in Toledo During XV and XVI Centuries
Jaime Moraleda has a degree in Humanities (2003) and a Doctorate in Art History (2016) from the University of Castilla-La Mancha, with a thesis dedicated to liturgical codices illuminated for the cathedral of Toledo during the 16th century. He was a temporary researcher at the Hispanic Society of America in 2008 and 2011), where he studied the illuminated Spanish codices in its library, with special attention to iconography and changes in decoration between the 15th and 16th centuries. Since 2014 he has been associate professor in the Faculty of Humanities of Toledo University (Castilla-La Mancha), carrying out a project in the department of Art History under the supervision of professor Palma Martínez-Burgos García. His latest publications include: “El arte de la miniatura en la Toledo del Greco,” El Greco en su IV Centenario: Patrimonio hispánico y diálogo intercultural (2016); “El arte de la miniatura como transmisor de modelos iconográficos y repertorios estéticos.” De Sur a Sur. Intercambios artísticos y relaciones culturales (Granada, 2017); “El renacimiento del códice minado en la colección de la Hispanic Society of America: del mecenazgo al coleccionismo,” in the II Congreso Internacional: Coleccionismo, mecenazgo y mercado artístico (Sevilla. 2018); and Los códices iluminados para la catedral de Toledo: El esplendor del arte de la miniatura (2018). Within Ius Illuminatum, he will focus on legal illuminated manuscripts, held in public and private collections, produced in Toledo or in connection with the city and its patrons, during the 15th and 16th centuries.
Ángel Pazos-López – Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)
Research area in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Liturgical Iconography in Legal Manuscripts
Ángel Pazos-López is a PhD Candidate at the Art History Department of the Complutense University of Madrid, where he is a research assistant with a PhD Fellowship. He graduated in History of Art from the Complutense University and he received a MA with honours in Religions and Culture from Sapienza Università di Roma. He was also trained in Liturgy at the Pontificio Istituto Liturgico Sant’Anselmo, where he developed his research and teaching experience. He is currently preparing his PhD thesis on the Theory of Art, Iconography and Liturgy in the Middle Ages, a subject on which he has given courses, lectures and papers at scientific meetings. At the same time, he has been studying theoretical, methodological and historiographical questions in the history of art, above all in the the field of the relationship between liturgy, visual culture and iconography. He has spent research internships in Rome (2015), Barcelona (2016), Buenos Aires (2017), Lisbon (2018) and Pisa (2019), and he was a visiting lecturer at the University of Buenos Aires (2017) and at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venezia (2019). He participates in research projects on Medieval Art and Museology, and he also collaborates in projects on educational innovation, and he is part of the CAPIRE Research Group, as academic manager, and assistant editor of Eikón / Imago Scientific Journal. He was the head of the Art and Culture Department of the Cartuja de Miraflores (Burgos) and has been the quality assurance evaluator at Spanish universities and a liturgical advisor in several institutions.
Michela Perrotta – Università della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”
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Bibliography until 2021
Research areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Legal Iconography in Literary Texts
Michela Perrotta is graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Conservation of Cultural Heritage from the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” in 2019, with the dissertation “Le illustrazioni del Decretum Gratiani della Biblioteca Nazionale di Napoli: il diritto canonico per immagini”. In 2022 she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Archeology and Art History from the same University, with the dissertation “L’illustrazione della Divina Commedia 44.G.3 della Biblioteca dell’Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei e Corsiniana” (supervisor Professor Teresa D’Urso, co-supervisors Professors Elisabetta Caldelli and Ciro Perna). She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in History and Transmission of Cultural Heritage at the Department of Humanities and Cultural Heritage (DiLBEC) of the University Vanvitelli. Her research involves the reconstruction of the Renaissance library owned by Antonello Petrucci († 1487), secretary of King Ferrante of Aragon, with a focus on the decoration of his manuscripts and incunabula, and the cultural context in which they were produced.
Her interests also include illuminated legal texts and their iconography, digital humanities, and cataloging of ancient and modern book collections.
Jorge Prádanos Fernández – Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)
Research area in IUS ILLUMINATUM: The Illuminations in the Manuscripts of the Seven “Partidas”
Jorge Prádanos Fernández was graduated in Art History from the Universidad de Valladolid in 2015 and as Master in Advanced Studies in Spanish Art History from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) in 2016. He is currently a doctoral student at the UCM, preparing a thesis with the title “«A servicio de Dios y por comunal de todos hacemos este libro». Análisis y contexto de la iluminación de los manuscritos de las Siete Partidas” under the direction of Dr. Laura Fernández Fernández; the focus of the thesis is on the medieval manuscripts of the Siete Partidas of Alfonso X; he is analyzing the illuminated images in the manuscripts of this law code and their relationship with other Castilian and European medieval legal codes and with issues of iconography and patronage. He currently holds a Fellowship for the Training of University Teachers (No. FPU17 / 01205 by resolution of July 26, 2018 of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training) and since October 2018 he has been part of the Department of Art History of the UCM as a predoctoral researcher. He has participated in national congresses and symposia related to the lines of study of his thesis, as well as to methodological issues. In 2017 he received an “ERASMUS + Internship” scholarship for a stay between April and June 2018 at the Spanish School of History and Archeology in Rome (EEHAR), aimed at consulting manuscripts in libraries and archives of the city. Among his publications: “El libro medieval: del manuscrito a la era de internet,” Revista Historia Autónoma, 11 (2017) pp. 325-328. “Aproximación a la iluminación de los manuscritos de las Siete Partidas,” en J. M. Fradejas Rueda (ed.), 7PartidasDigital. Edición crítica digital de las «Siete Partidas», (2018.11.29). Publication in progress: “Memoria y linaje en los textos jurídicos. La iconografía de los árboles de consanguinidad y afinidad en las Siete Partidas,” Revista de Estudios Medievales Hispánicos, 6 (2019).
Nuria Ramón-Marqués – Universitat Politècnica de València
Bibliography until 2019
Research area in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Legal Illuminated Manuscripts in Valencia (14th and 15th Centuries)
Nuria Ramón-Marqués is PhD Assistant Professor in History of Art at the Polytechnic University of Valencia.
She graduated in Geography and History with a specialty in Art History at the University of Valencia (UV). Her bachelor’s degree with the thesis Domingo Crespí y el Llibre del Consolat de Mar was accepted with honors. She has a PhD in History of Art from the Universitat de València-Estudi General and a Master’s Degree in Advanced Studies in Medieval and Modern Cultural Mediterranean from the Polytechnic University of Valencia.
Her research focuses mainly on the study of painting and illuminated manuscripts from the 14th and 15th centuries in the Crown of Aragon and more specifically in Valencia. Since 1995 she has been a member of the CIMM research group at the Polytechnic University of Valencia https://cimm.upv.es.
Her doctoral thesis La iluminación de manuscritos en la Valencia gótica (1290-1438) had an outstanding scientific impact: it is still cited in numerous specialized publications, and in 2008 it was nominated for the La Corónica Western Michigan University Award (Kalamazoo, Michigan).
She has done research in the Hispanic Society, Metropolitan Museum in New York, Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Library in London.
She has participated in different national and international conferences, in some of them as a guest speaker, most recently in February 2019 at The Courtauld Institute of Art with the presentation “The Prayerbook of Alfonso of Aragon and Manuscript illumination in early 15th-century Valencia”.
Rosa M. Rodríguez Porto – Universidade de Santiago de Compostela – University of Southern Denmark
Research areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: The illustration of the Fuero Juzgo, the Alfonsine Partidas and the Ordenamiento de Alcalá
Rosa is Ramón y Cajal Fellow at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Southern Denmark (until January 2027). She is also Senior Researcher at the Centre for Medieval Literature, a centre of excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation and based at the Universities of York and Southern Denmark. Her research interests also include the analysis of the Trojan legend in the Middle Ages and the medieval reception of Classical culture, the scrutiny of peculiar dynamics of book production and consumption in multi-confessional Iberia, the intricacies of Iberian kingship and queenship, or the patronage of Castilian aristocrats in Humanist circles in Italy. She has been the recipient of several fellowships at The Warburg Institute (Short-term Frances A. Yates Fellowship, 2008), Museo del Prado (2010), University of Cambridge (OVS at St John’s College, 2013-2014), Fondazione Ezio Franceschini (2019), and the Accademia di Danimarca in Rome (2022).
Michaela Schuller-Juckes – University of Vienna
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Dr. Michaela Schuller-Juckes is a researcher at the Institute of Art History in Vienna (Otto Pächt-Archive, Research Centre for Medieval Book and Image Culture), specializing in the illumination and codicology of medieval manuscripts from Central Europe, Italy and France. In the course of her investigation of illuminated books kept in the University Library in Graz and Austrian National Library in Vienna, she also began to study illuminated legal manuscripts from Western Europe and the superregional collaboration of bookpainters, scribes and patrons from Northern Italy and France. Her most recent publications on this topic appeared in 2020 („Encounters in Books. Superregional Collaboration in Illuminated Manuscripts Around 1300“) and 2022 („Die illuminierten Handschriften der Universitätsbibliothek Graz. 1225-1300“) and are available both online and in print. Currently she is working on a book on illuminated manusripts from the High Middle Ages kept in Graz, which were produced all over Europe and include legal manuscripts as well.
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Joana Isilda Serra Reis Quintela Proença – Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (NOVA FCSH) – from 2020
Research areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Museology Applied to the Study of Illuminated Legal Manuscripts
Joana Proença is student of the Master’s program in Museology in the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities (NOVA FCSH) in Lisbon. She studied Fine Arts and Tourism Information and has been working as a national tour guide and collaborated with educational services in Portuguese national museums. Fascinated by medieval history and specially by illuminated manuscripts she is now interested in researching the potentiality of illuminated manuscripts for museology in Portugal.
João Costa Silva – Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (NOVA FCSH) – from 2023
Research areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: The Study of Illuminated Legal Manuscripts with Historical Methodology
João Costa Silva is a student enrolled in Master’s program in Medieval History in the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities (NOVA FCSH) in Lisbon. He previously worked with the Museu Militar de Lisboa in an internship, which resulted in a publication in Revista Militar, and collaborated with Fundação Mário Soares in their research project on the history of the Socialist Party in Portugal. Now an integrated research fellow in IEM – Instituto de Estudos Medievais, he is currently working on his Master’s dissertation about political culture during Afonso III’s reign. Within Ius Illuminatum, he’s interested in legal manuscripts as an instrument for medieval political culture and mentalities, particularly relating to the conceptualization of royal power.
Serena Ammirati – Università degli Studi di Roma Tre
Bibliography until 2021
Research areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Antique and Late-antique Greek and Latin Fragments of Juridical Content.
Since 2020, Serena Ammirati is research fellow in Paleography in Roma Tre University (Rome), where she teach Paleography, Codicology, and Diplomatics.
From november 2021, she is the representative of the Humanities researchers in the academic senate in Roma Tre University and is secretary of the board of the Italian Association of Paleographers and Diplomatists (AIPD). Since January 2019, she teach the course Palaeography I for the European Diploma in Medieval Studies (DEEM – Diplôme Européen d’Études Médiévales) from FIDEM.
The ancient Latin book (its scripts and morphologies) is one of her main research topics, together with the history of written culture in medieval Rome and Latin legal books from Antiquity through the Middle Ages. She have been working on this subject since her PhD in 2006-2010; since 2014, in the frame of the ERC project REDHIS (University of Pavia) She is responsible for the edition and description of Greek and Latin fragments with juridical content. She is also currently interested in the development of novel methods and tools to support content analysis and knowledge discovery from handwritten documents. In collaboration with the Department of Engineering in Roma Tre she started in 2016 a project on digital paleography, In codice ratio.
Fabio Barberini – Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (NOVA FCSH), Instituto de Estudos Medievais (IEM), Lisboa
Research areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Study of Textual Tradition and Linguistics Analysis of Lo Codi.
Fabio Barberini is currently a research fellow at NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities in Lisbon and an associate member of the IEM (Institute for Medieval Studies). He carries out his research activity within the project Do canto à escrita – produção material e percursos da lírica galego-portuguesa (PTDC/LLT-EGL/30984/2017). He’obtained his PhD in Romance Philology (curriculum Old French and Provençal Languages and Literatures) in 2014 from the University of Messina, with professors Saverio Guida and Anna Ferrari, his thesis on the political poetry of Provençal troubadours and its relations to medieval Latin epistolography. His studies have been mainly devoted to Old French, Provençal and Galician-Portuguese lyric (critical editions and studies of textual transmission); Anglo-Norman literature; and relations between Jews and Christians in France and England in the 13th to 15th centuries. Since 2013 he has been a member of the Editorial Board of Cultura Neolatina (international journal of Romance Philology). Since 2019 he has been President of JCDO (Jeunes Chercheurs en Domaine Occitan). As a post-doctoral fellow and temporary researcher at the CNRS and at the University of Toulouse 2 “Jean Jaurès” (2016-2017), he undertook research within the projects Manuscript Heritage of the Troubadours (MHT). Le Patrimoine manuscrit des Troubadours en pays d’Oc and Édition numérique du Chansonnier provençal R. He was a research fellow at the University of Chieti-Pescara (2018) within the project CAO – Corpus dell’Antico Occitanico (diplomatic transcription and critical edition of the Troubadour manuscript f: Paris, BnF fr. 12472). He contributed to the development of the projects Mecenazgo y creación literaria en la corte catalano-aragonesa (s. XIII-XV): evolución, contexto y biblioteca digital de referencia and Troubadours and European Identity: The Role of Catalan Courts (2018) at the University of Girona and Institut de Llengua i Cultura Catalanes. His research in IUS ILLUMINATUM focuses on the study of textual tradition and the linguistic analysis of Lo Codi.
Andrea Bartocci – Università di Teramo
Bibliography until 2020
Research areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Illuminated Legal Manuscripts belonged to the Popes Urban VI and Benedict XIII (Pedro de Luna)
Andrea Bartocci received doctorates in Medieval and modern legal history (University of Milan) and in History and civilizations (Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris).
Presently he is professor of Medieval and modern legal history in the Law Faculty of the University of Teramo teaching Codicology and history of medieval and modern juridical documents. He has also been a professor in the Scuola Superiore di studi medievali e francescani (Pontificia Universitas Antonianum, Rome) and at the Scuola Storica Nazionale per l’edizione delle fonti documentarie (Istituto Storico Italiano per il Medio Evo, Rome).
He has been awarded many Fellowships in Europe and in the USA: Marie Curie Fellowships in the “Comparative History, Theory and Anthropology of European Legal Cultures” Doctoral Program; Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History (Frankfurt am Main); Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Robbins Religious and Civil Law Collection (University of California, Berkeley).
He has presented papers at national and international congresses and conferences.
Rolf H. Bremmer Jr – Leiden University
Bibliography until 2023
Research areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Inventory of All the Fragments that Have Been Preserved in Medieval Frisia (the Majority Consists of Canonical and Roman Legal Texts, Decretals, Commentaries, Glosses, etc.)
Rolf H. Bremmer Jr (1950) studied both English Language and Literature and Comparative Germanic Studies at the universities of Groningen and Oxford. He obtained his doctoral degree in 1987 from the Catholic University of Nijmegen. He is emeritus professor of English Philology and of Frisian Language and Literature, Leiden University, and honorary researcher at the Frisian Academy, Leeuwarden. In 1996 he held the Erasmus Chair of Dutch History and Culture at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. He has published widely in both fields, with a focus on both Anglo-Saxon and medieval Frisian laws, including “Grendel’s Arm and the Law” (1996), “‘The Children He Never Had; The Husband She Never Served’: Castration and Genital Mutilation in Medieval Frisian Law” (2014), “Isolation or Network? Arengas and Colophon Verse in Frisian Manuscripts around 1300” (2015), “‘The Fleeing Foot is the Confessing Hand’: Proverbs in Old Frisian Laws” (2018), “‘Qui brecht ungewaldes, betan gewaldes’: Proverbs in the Anglo-Saxon Laws” (2019) and “Codifying the Law: Frisian Manuscripts around 1300” (2019).
Marta Mangini – Università di Milano
Bibliography until 2020
Research areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Symbolic Signs and Drawings of Medieval Notaries
Marta Luigina Mangini is a researcher in Diplomatics at State University of Milan, specializing in history of the Italian medieval notaries and of the production and conservation of their documentation. She is currently involved in the critical edition of the Milanese, Piacenza and Genoese notarial registers (13th-15th centuries).
She also studies different mediation languages used by medieval notaries (written, oral, graphic, numerical) and paleographic and codicological aspects of the documentation, such as the reuse of writing materials in bookbindings. She is a member of the scientific projects NOT-MED. El notariat públic en la Mediterrània Occidental: escriptura, institucions, societat i economia (segles xiii-xv), Les cartulaires italiens (XIe-XIIIe siècle) part of the MECA project – Medieval European Cartularies at ÉCOLE FRANÇAISE DE ROME and of the Interdipartimental Research Center Notariorum Itinera. She i salso member of the scientific and editorial board of the open access journal Studi di storia medioevale e di diplomatica. Recent publications include Drawings on Parchment and Paper of Medieval Italian Notaries (12th-15th Centuries) in Works of Art on Parchment and Paper. Interdisciplinary Approaches, edited by N. Golob – J. Vodopivec Tomažič, Ljubljana 2019, pp. 57-65; Custodire l’invisibile. Scritture scartate, trasformate e nascoste tra Medioevo ed Età Moderna in Scritture nascoste, scritture invisibili. Quando il medium non fa ‘passare’ il messaggio. Miscellanea internazionale multidisciplinare, a cura di Alessandro Campus, Simona Marchesini, Paolo Poccetti, Verona 2020.
Dante Fedele – Université Lille 2 Droit et Santé – Centre d’Histoire Judiciaire
Bibliography until 2022
Dante Fedele holds degrees in Law (University of Trento) and History of political thought (ENS de Lyon) and a PhD in History of political thought (ENS de Lyon) and History (University “Frederik II” of Naples). Since 2019 he has been Chargé de recherche CNRS at the Centre d’histoire judiciaire (Lille). His research deals with the history of international law and the ius commune in late medieval and early modern Europe. His publications include Naissance de la diplomatie moderne (XIIIe-XVIIe siècles). L’ambassadeur au croisement du droit, de l’éthique et de la politique (Baden-Baden and Zürich/St Gallen, Nomos Verlag and Dike Verlag, 2017) and The Medieval Foundations of International Law. Baldus de Ubaldis (1327-1400), Doctrine and Practice of the Ius Gentium (Leiden and Boston, Brill/Nijhoff, 2021).
Héléna D.M. Lagréou – The University of Cambridge
Bibliography until 2022
Research area in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Religious discourse through the images of legal manuscripts.
Héléna Lagréou has a double bachelor’s begree in History and in Art History/Archeology (2017) and a master’s degree in Research in History and Anthropology of the Medieval and Modern period (2019) under the supervision of Prof Joseph Morsel from the Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne. The research project of Héléna Lagréou during her master’s degree was on the images of public executions and the metaphor of theatre during the Late Middle Ages. She then professionally trained in bookbinding in the Listel D’Or Atelier in Paris under the supervision of Sophie Quentin (2019-2020). She later opened her research interest to images of medieval Japan during an MPhil at the University of Edinburgh under the supervision of Dr Ian Astley (2021). Since October 2021 she started her PhD at the University of Cambridge in medieval History under the supervision of Prof John H. Arnold. Her current research interests tackle the religious framework of public executions of the late Middle Ages in France, Italy, and England. She aims to show a dynamic evolution of the imaginaire surrounding executions composed of both lay, legal and religious discourses. For now, public executions are pigeonholed as only a subject of history and art history of justice. Whereas Héléna works on going beyond a dichotomy between legal and religious to understand the perception and relation to capital punishment during the late Middle Ages. To question this variety of discourses, she looks at images of legal manuscripts, but also at sermons and hagiographies. Specifically, she is interested in the importance of models of sainthood and their influence on the perception of public executions. Her methodology is based on digital humanities.
Alexander V. Marey – National Research University Higher School of Economics – Russia
Bibliography until 2021
Research areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: The “Siete Partidas” of Alphonse X the Sage
Over the past ten years, Alexander Marey has been teaching a course on the history of political and legal thought in Europe in the Middle Ages and early modern times. Within its frames, he pays special attention to the problems of political philosophy and the reception of ius commune’s norms in the legal systems of individual European kingdoms. Alexander specializes in the history of Spanish law, more specifically, in the legal projects of Alfonso X the Wise and their fate in the following centuries. He is an associate researcher in the digital critical edition project of the Seven Partidas, which is being implemented at the University of Valladolid under the direction of Professor J.M. Fradejas Rueda. Within the framework of this project, Alexander Marey deals with the Seven Partidas’ manuscript tradition and the role of miniatures in the manuscripts of this monument. Among his recent publications related to the project’s theme, it is worth mentioning a chapter in the collective monograph on the Partidas. The chapter describes illuminated manuscripts 43-11 and 43-12 of the Toledo Cathedral library and their place in the manuscript history of the monument. Among other conferences organized by Alexander, the international congress “Historian and Power, Historian in Power”, dedicated to the 800th anniversary of the birth of Alfonso X and held in Moscow on September 20-23, 2021, should be mentioned.
Sofia Orsino – Univeristà Ca’ Foscari Venezia
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Research areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: The legal manuscripts of the Florentine Abbey
Sofia Orsino is post-doctoral fellow at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, where she is working in the ERC project Polyphonic Philosophy as paleographer and codicologist (https://pric.unive.it/projects/polyphonic-philosophy/home). She is carrying on the analysis of a group of 12th-century logical manuscripts, most of which are composite manuscripts containing gatherings of mixed material, such as commentaries on Latin poetry and juridical collections.
In 2022 she attended the 7th International Training Course on manuscript’s issues, promoted by SISMEL (International Society for the study of Medieval Latin Culture), and in 2021 she defended her PhD dissertation in Latin Paleography at the University of Florence (at SAGAS department). Her doctoral research has concerned the library of the so-called Badia of Florence of which she has drawn the catalogue of the Latin manuscripts (11th-15th centuries). A book derived from her dissertation will be published in 2024 by SISMEL-Edizioni del Galluzzo.
Viviana Persi – Université Lille 2 Droit et Santé – Centre d’Histoire Judiciaire
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Research areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Juridical Analysis of Roman Law illuminated Manuscripts
Viviana Persi graduated Archivist-Paléographe of the Ecole Nationale des Chartes in 2014 with a thesis in Legal History, under the supervision of professor Patrick Arabeyre. She studied at La Sapienza – Università di Roma (Faculty of Law and Scuola Speciale per Archivisti e Bibliotecari). Presently, she is a PhD student at the Centre d’Histoire Judiciaire (CHJ) – Université de Lille 2 – Faculté de Droit et Santé, working on a thesis entitled “La transposition du langage juridique en langage figuratif dans les manuscrits juridiques enluminés XIIIe-XVe siècles. » Her chief research interests include the history of institutions and the diplomatic edition of medieval and modern law sources, with special attention to notarial protocols, deeds, and court documents. Her research work in those fields, for which she has obtained three scholarships, was done mainly at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Archivio di Stato di Roma, the Archivio di Stato di Siena and the Università di Roma 3. She has presented the results of this research at several conferences, both in Italy and abroad (Max Plank Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte, Frankfurt, 12-17 July 2009). She is currently working on medieval illuminated legal manuscripts and has discussed the first results of her work at a seminar in the Faculty of Law of Ghent (29 March 2019).
Pedro Pinto – CHAM – Centre for Global History (NOVA/FCSH)
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Pedro Pinto is a palaeographer and researcher specializing in Medieval and Early Modern Portugal. He has been participating since 1999 in the project aiming at publishing the Portuguese Royal Medieval Chancillery Books as well as Medieval and Early Modern Portuguese Parliamentary Records, based at Centro de Estudos Históricos (Universidade Nova de Lisboa). Since 2008, he is a collaborator of BITAGAP (Bibliografia de Textos Antigos Galegos e Portugueses) online database, which records pre-1500 Portuguese texts dealing with Chronicles, Literature, Law, Medicine, Music and other cultural areas. In the course of these and other research projects he has visited close to 150 archives in Portugal, paying close attention to medieval parchment fragments reused as bindings in the Modern Era. Recent works include: “A fragment of the Reforma das Ordenações de D. Afonso V”, in collaboration with José Domingues (2017); “Um fragmento em português do Ordo Iudiciarius de Tancredo”, in collaboration with José Domingues (2016); “Fragmentos de pergaminho na Torre do Tombo : um inventário possível (1315-1683)” (2014); and “Um novo fragmento português medieval da Terceira Partida de Afonso X” (2009).
Rafael Ramis-Barceló – Universitat de les Illes Balears
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Rafael Ramis-Barceló (Mallorca, 1983) is Senior Lecturer in Legal History at the University of the Balearic Islands and Deputy Director of Instituto de Estudios Hispánicos en la Modernidad (IEHM). He graduated in Law, Philosophy, Comparative Literature, Political Science and Sociology and obtained a Ph.D. in Law from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). He has done research in Paris, Rome, London, München, Freiburg, and the Max-Planck Institut for European History of Law (Frankfurt). He specialized in the History of Medieval and Modern Political and Legal Thought, and specifically in Legal Methodology (Erasmus, Agricola, Ramus) and in the debates about Natural Law from the thirteenth century onwards. In parallel, he has published several works on the history of universities and academic institutions, especially in the Crown of Aragon, in which he analyzed not only the legal traditions, but also the survival of the scholastic method in the Spanish Universities during the modern era. However, his most prolific field of research is Lullism. He studied especially Ramon Llull’s concept of Law and its projection in history, Lullian institutions, and the history of Lullism. With Dr. Pedro Ramis he has translated into Spanish the Visigothic Liber Iudiciorum and two legal works by Llull, Ars de iure and Ars brevis quae est de inventione iuris.
Filipa Roldão – Centro de História – Universidade de Lisboa
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FILIPA ROLDÃO (Lisbon, 1981) has completed a B.A. in History (2003) and a Master in Palaeography and Diplomatics (2007) at the University of Lisbon, and also a Ph.D. (2011) at the same institution with a thesis entitled «A memória da cidade. Administração urbana e práticas de escrita em Évora (1415-1536)» (e-book, CIDEHUS, 2017). In 2012, she was granted a post-doctoral fellowship by the Foundation for Science and Technology, entitled «Cities of the Kingdom. Cities of Asia: models and practices of municipal administration (16th and 17th centuries). From Évora to Cochim and Macao». She is currently Assistant Researcher at the Centre for History of the University of Lisbon (since 2019) and she is researcher collaborator at the Institute of Medieval Studies (FCSH-UNL). She is the principal investigator of the research project Portuguese municipal charters in the Middle Ages: an historical and linguistic approach in the digital era (PTDC/HAR-HIS/5065/2020, from 2021 to 2024) also makes part of the research team of the project Think big on small frontier towns: Alto Alentejo and Alta Extremadura leonesa. 13th – 16th centuries (PTDC/HAR-HIS/3024/2020, from 2021 to 2024). Her main research interests and publications concern written culture in medieval Portuguese cities and also in overseas urban administration (especially, on production of municipal books, written communication and municipal archives), and also edition of Latin and Portuguese manuscripts.
Valentina Ruzzin – (Università di Genova)
Bibliography until 2022
Research areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Medieval Notaries In All Their Aspects and Declinations, Including Graphical Expertise
Valentina Ruzzin is a researcher in Diplomatics and Latin Paleography at the University of Genoa. She studies medieval notaries in all their aspects and declinations, including graphical expertise. She is a member of the international research groups: Les cartulaires italiens, Xe-XVe siècle (MECA project – Medieval European Cartularies – École française de Rome); NOT-MED. El notariat públic en la Mediterrània Occidental: escriptura, institucions, societat i economia (segles xiii-xv), dedicated to establishing comparative studies and frameworks between the experiences of the western Mediterranean and the Notariorum Itinera (Interdepartmental Research Center for the History of the Notary, https://notariorumitinera.eu/).
She has collaborated with various Italian and foreign research institutions in various documentary research activities (including thematic research on unpublished works from the 12th-15th centuries) and, among the more than 30 publications to date, he has critically edited some medieval notary units. (Guglilelmo da Sori, 1190, 1195, 1200-02, and Antonio de Inghibertis de Castro, 1330-1346) which are a source of great interest for the history of the territory and of the municipal magistrates
Martin Sunnqvist – Lunds Universitet
Bibliography until 2020
Research areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Texts and Iconography Relating to the Impartiality of Judges
Martin Sunnqvist is an associate professor of legal history at Lund University, Sweden, and an académicien of the Académie Internationale d’Héraldique. His research focuses on the role of judges from a procedural and a constitutional point of view. He wrote his dissertation about the role of judges in developing judicial review of legislation in the Nordic countries in the 19th and 20th centuries. That theme was related to an interest in researching the impartiality and independence of judges and their role in upholding the rule of law. The professional ethics of judges can be traced to texts from the middle ages, and that is the present research interest of Martin Sunnqvist. According to medieval texts, judges had to be impartial and independent in their minds. This was expressed through a requirement that they should not give wrongful judgments, neither for love nor hate, neither for entreaty nor reward, neither for fear nor favour. Such phrases occur in judges’ oaths but also in other types of texts relating to the behaviour of judges. Such requirements for the professional ethics of judges occurs also in iconography, established during the middle ages. The symbol of Justitia, with the sword and scales and sometimes the blindfold, reminded judges of their duties. In his research, Martin Sunnqvist combines an analysis of texts and iconography related to the ethics of judges.
Rogerio Tostes – CIDEHUS – Universidade de Évora
Bibliography until 2021
Research areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Illuminated Representations of the Forms of Justice, Authority and Status Pact in the Legal Manuscripts of the Crown of Aragon
Rogerio Ribeiro Tostes is PhD awarded excellent cum Laude in Medieval History at University of Lleida, Spain, under the direction of Dr. Flocel Sabaté. Researcher invited at the Pontificia Università Antonianum, Rome, under the direction of Dr. Paolo Evangelisti. Also invited to carry out a research internship under the supervision of Dr. François Foronda, at the Laboratoire de Médiévistique Occidentale de Paris (Lamop), France. He is collaborating researcher of the Interdisciplinary Centre for History, Culture and Societies (Cidehus) at University of Évora and associate member of the Consolidated Research Group Espai, Poder i Cultura, recognized and subsidized by the Generalitat de Catalunya, Spain. Master in History from the Federal University of Paraná (2011), and graduated in Law at Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (2007). Adjunct Professor of History of Law at FAE-Franciscan University Center (2012-2014) and Faculdade de Educação Superior do Paraná, Brazil (2017-2020). During the period of PhD research, I was member of the Project called “Mercados alimenticios en la Edad Media: actores, mecanismos y dinámicas”, conducted by Drs. Pere Benito (Lleida) and Antoni Riera (Barcelona), funded by the Ministry of Economy of Spain, (HAR2012-31802, MINECO). Currently, the autor is working on the preparation of a study and a critical translation of Martín de Azpilcueta’s book Tratado Resolutorio de Cambios, notorious member of the Salamanca School in 16th century, wich most to be published soon in the collection Res Nummariae Scriptores coordinated by Bruno Callengher, integrated in the Italian project ResRic-DiSU conducted by Dr. Fabio Finotti at University of Trieste.
André Vitoria – Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (NOVA FCSH), Instituto de Estudos Medievais (IEM), Lisboa
Research areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: The Service of Art: Literary and Iconographic Representations of the Juvénal des Ursins Family.
André Vitoria is a comparative historian of law and politics in the later Middle Ages, with a particular interest in the influence of juristic and publicist thought on legal and political practice. He is a research fellow at NOVA FCSH in Lisbon, a member of the Instituto de Estudos Medievais and the Laboratoire de Médiévistique Occidentale de Paris (LAMOP). He obtained his PhD from the University of Porto in 2013. Following this, he was a postdoctoral researcher for two years at the University of Amsterdam, as part of an international research project funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission, entitled Anticorruption Policies Revisited: Global Trends and European Responses to the Challenge of Corruption. His work in Amsterdam consisted in comparing the efforts of late medieval royal governments in France, England and Portugal to deal with the problem of corruption. His interest in exploring the tensions and compromises between an ill-defined public sphere and the myriad private interests of political actors grew from there and forms the basis of his current research, which studies the contribution of litigation at the Paris Parlement to political debate about the organisation of civic life and the exercise of public authority between c. 1450 and c. 1500. Main publications: ‘Late Medieval Polities and the Problem of Corruption: France, England and Portugal 1250-1500’, in Anticorruption in History: From Antiquity to the Modern Era, ed. R. Kroeze, A. Vitória et G. Geltner (Oxford, 2018) 77-89; ‘The Season of Show and Tell, Or How Afonso IV Redrew the Jurisdictional Map of Fourteenth-Century Portugal’, in Medieval Studies in Honour of Peter Linehan, ed. F. J. Hernández, R. Sánchez Ameijeiras and E. Falque (Florence, 2018), 449-92; ‘Two Weddings and a Lawsuit: Marriage Litigation in Fourteenth-Century Portugal’, The Journal of Ecclesiastical History 67/3 (2016) 513-67; ‘A little known version of Oldradus de Ponte’s consilium no. 83?’, Initium: Revista catalana d’història del dret 17 (2012) 169-207.
Mathieu Vivas – Université de Lille – IRHiS
Research areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: the Right to Punish and Penal Constraint, Mainly Hanging, by an Interdisciplinary Approach (Texts, Images and Archaeological Data)
Mathieu Vivas is a lecturer in Medieval history and archaeology at the Université de Lille, a member of the Institut de Recherches Historiques du Septentrion (UMR 8529) and a junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France. His scientific activity concerns justice in the Middle Ages and at the start of the modern epoch and involves re-examining the right to punish and penal constraint by an interdisciplinary approach (texts, images and archaeological data). In a proxemic reflection linking the signification and social representation of vestiges and objects, he proposes a re-interpretation of the forms and meanings of the places of judgement, confinement and execution. In short, he considers the development of justice and the models of punishment inflicted on the accused. This approach encourages a rediscovery of the spaces, the objects and the bodies produced by medieval justice as it reveals a concept of biopolitics/necropolitics in government methods. Since 2016, it has published, on an annual basis, articles and symposium proceedings on Justice, in particular : Les espaces carcéraux au Moyen Âge (2021) with M. Charageat and É. Lusset, Résister à la justice (XIIe-XVIIIe s.) (2020) with M. Charageat, B. Ribémont et M. Soula, (Re)lecture archéologique de la justice en Europe médiévale et moderne (2019) and Bordeaux and Charageat M., Les fourches patibulaires du Moyen Âge à l’époque Moderne. Approche interdisciplinaire (2016) with M. Charageat.
Enrique José Ruiz Pilares – Universidad de Cadiz – Research Seminar Agustín de Horozco of Medieval Social and Economic Studies
Research areas in IUS ILLUMINATUM: application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to the book trade in order to understand the dissemination of books through Medieval Europe.
Enrique José Ruiz Pilares is a Spanish medievalist who received his doctorate from the University of Cadiz in 2017. He is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Maritime History and Archeology (INHARMAR) in the University of Cadiz with a project to locate the commercial and fishing communities on the Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula and to map their activities. He has been a member of the consolidated research seminar Agustín de Horozco in medieval social and economic studies in the University of Cadiz (UCA) since 2008. During this period he has specialized in the application of new technologies in the reconstruction of space, especially communication routes and sea routes. He has also applied Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to Social Network Analysis. Main publications: “El papel de los matrimonios en la configuración de las relaciones de poder en las elites bajomedievales castellanas: La aplicación del Social Networks Analysis en Jerez de la Frontera (1475-1500),” Norba: Revista de Historia 24 (2011) 11-34; in collaboration with Michel Bochaca, “Un exemple de relations commerciales entre le pays de Leon et l’Andalousie au début du XVIe siècle, d’après le compte d`un marchand de Morlaix,” Annales de Bretagne et des Pays de l’Ouest, 123-4 (2016) 7-34; with Daniel Ríos Toledano, “Redes comerciales entre la Andalucía atlántica y las islas Canarias a fines de la Edad Media: una mirada a través de los SIGs,” Revista de Historia Canaria, 200 (2018) 301-311; “El paisaje pesquero de Jerez de la Frontera a finales de la Edad Media: caladeros, flota, distribución y consumo,” Historia. Instituciones. Documentos 44 (2018) 377-405; in collaboration with José Antonio Mingorance Ruiz, “La movilidad social de las naciones extranjeras en las ciudades andaluzas bajomedievales: los Adorno y la sociedad política de Jerez de la Frontera (1470-1520),” Hispania 263 (2019), in press.
Rolando Volzone – DINÂMIA’CET – IUL, ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, and CHAIA – Centro de História da Arte e Investigação Artística, Universidade de Évora
Research area in IUS ILLUMINATUM: Digital Heritage Methodologies. The introduction of Digital Heritage Methodologies Allows for a 3D Digital Survey of Manuscripts – our Tangible Heritage – for Documentation, Preservation and Accessibility.
Rolando Volzone is an Italian architect who graduated from the University of Rome – La Sapienza in 2013. He is currently doctoral research fellow at DINÂMIA’CET – IUL (ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa), with the project “Architectures of the Soul: Proposal for the Valorization of the Eremitical Architecture and Landscape in Alentejo from the 12th to the 16th Century”. He is founder and coordinator of two seminars Architecture of the Soul (November 2017 and 2018). From February to May 2018 he was training for the European PhD degree in digital surveying using methodologies of photogrammetry and 3D laser scanning at the University of Florence with Prof. Stefano Bertocci. During this period he took part in the campaign of digital documentation of the Galluzzo Charterhouse (Florence, Italy), and in May 2018 he participated as tutor of 3D digital surveying at the international workshop Reading and Designing the Kyrenia Castle (North Cyprus). He was founder and coordinator of the International Conference and Summer School Digital Survey of Religious Architecture (July 2018). Main publications: “Il rilievo della Certosa di Firenze: Catalogazione e analisi delle celle del chiostro grande per la gestione e la valorizzazione del complesso certosino” in Proceedings, VI Convegno Internazionale sulla documentazione, conservazione e recupero del patrimonio architettonico e sulla tutela paesaggistica. ReUSO, 2018; “The Portuguese Eremitical Congregation of the Serra de Ossa: Spatial Analysis of the Monastic Settlements,” Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies (2019, in press); “The Church of St. George in the Kyrenia Castle in North Cyprus: Bringing Out the Shape of Architecture,” Proceedings of the 23th International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (in press).