Team members

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Carlo Tedeschi

Carlo Tedeschi is a palaeographer, currently serving as full Professor at the “G. D’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara. He graduated at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1991, with a thesis supervised by Armando Petrucci. He then received a PhD degree at the University of Macerata in 1994, with a thesis on post-Roman inscriptions of Britain (tutor A. Petrucci); he worked as a junior Lecturer at the “Ca’ Foscari” University of Venice (2005-2010) and then at the “G. D’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara (2010-2015); he was associate Professor at the same university, 2015 to 2021; he is full professor since 2021. He is a member of the teaching board of the PhD programme in “Cultural Heritage Studies”, at the “G. D’Annunzio” University. He is a member of the following associations: “Associazione Italiana Paleografi e Diplomatisti” (AIPD); “Consulta universitaria dei Paleografi, Diplomatisti, Codicologi” CuPaDiC; “Associazione Manoscritti datati d’Italia” (MDI); “Comité International de Paléographie Latine” (CIPL). Since his early research activities, initially inspired by Armando Petrucci, he developed an interest in epigraphic scripts and graffiti, and focused a large part of his scholarly work on them. He has published editions of epigraphic and graffiti corpora; he has studied inscriptions and graffiti in different geographical (Britannia, southern Tuscia, Abruzzo, Rome and Latium, Salento) and chronological contexts (from the 4th century to the late Middle Ages); moreover, in several papers he has addressed methodological and historiographical issues related to the study of graffiti. He focused on the study of books and documentary writings mainly from the middle Adriatic area, with publications on 9th to 12th century manuscripts from Abruzzi, a crossroads region between the South and Centre-North of the Italian peninsula, exposed to the twofold influence of the Beneventan and Caroline cultures. He is in charge of the edition of the corpus of medieval inscriptions of Abruzzo, as part of the Inscriptiones Medii Aevi Italiae project (CISAM Foundation, Spoleto); he is also engaged in the coordination of research activities on both book (including fragments) and documentary heritage in the dioceses of Penne and Chieti.

Several articles of his are available at the following link: https://unich-it.academia.edu/CarloTedeschi
Institutional link: https://www.unich.it/ugov/person/1124

Senior Staff

Monica Berté

Monica Berté is Full Professor of Middle Latin Philology and Literature at the University “G. D’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara. She was visiting scholar at the Prembroke College of Cambridge. She is member of the Accademia Petrarca of Letters, Arts and Sciences of Arezzo, counselor secretary in the Savio Collegio dell’Accademia dell’Arcadia, member of the “Commissione per l’Edizione Nazionale delle Opere di Francesco Petrarca”, of the Scientific Commettee of the “Ente Nazionale Giovanni Boccaccio” and of the journal «Aevum. Rassegna di scienze storiche, linguistiche e filologiche». She is director of the «Rivista di Studi Danteschi» and «Atti e memorie dell’Arcadia» and is part of the Editorial board of «Studi sul Boccaccio». She is curator and scientific manager of the Catalogo Gli autografi dei letterati italiani dal secondo Trecento alla prima metà del Quattrocento. Il Trecento. II (ALI) and of the PRIN Project Petrarca on-line: biography, works, library. Her research interests focus on the “three crowns” of the Italian Literature
(Dante, Petrarca and Boccaccio), particularly on their Latin production as well as on medieval and Humanistic tradition of classical authors (mainly Cicerone, Floro, Stazio, Svetonio). She published several scientific articles and critical editions on these topics. She co-authored, with Marco Petoletti, of a manual of Medieval and Humanistic Philology, published by Il Mulino of Bologna.

Gaetano Curzi

Gaetano Curzi got his master’s degree in Letters (cum laude) at “La Sapienza” University of Rome (1991). Specialized in 1994 in Medieval and Modern Art History at the same University (cum laude), in 1999 he got his PhD in Art History, in partnership with “La Sapienza” University of Rome, the University of Florence and the University of Parma. In 1992, he obtained a scholarship from the Accademia di San Luca to carry out a research in London at the V&A. In 1995, he was the winner of a scholarship for postgraduate study at the University of Munich, promoted by the University of Padua. In 2001 he was Postdoc fellow at the University of Chieti-Pescara within the project “Wooden sculpture in Abruzzo between the 12th and 14th centuries”. From 1990 to 1999, he was Editor of the Enciclopedia dell’Arte Medievale, and between 1999 and 2001 he worked as art historian at the Soprintendenza ai Beni Artistici e Storici di Napoli, serving the role of curator of the ancient paintings of the Capodimonte Museum. Appointed as Researcher in Medieval Art History at the University “G. D’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara (2002-2008, 2011) and at the University of Siena (2008-2011), he became Associate Professor in Medieval Art History in 2011 at the University “G. D’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara, and Full Professor in 2018. He is a member of the Scientific Commettee of the International Journal “Rivista d’Arte”. He is a member of the CIHA Italy and part of the Editorial board of “Studi Medievali e Moderni”. He is full member of the Società Romana di Storia Patria. His research activities covered several themes within the field of medieval Art History: the Templars, art at the time of the Cruisades, Roman paintings, wooden sculptures, art in Abruzzo and Apulia regions in the Angioine Age, Giotto.

Nicoletta Giovè

Nicoletta Giovè is Full professor of Palaeography (SSD M-STO / 09) at the Department of Historical, Geographical and Antiquity Sciences – DiSSGeA of the University of Padua and teaches Fundamentals of Latin Palaeography, Latin Palaeography and Codicology. She is in charge of the cataloguing project of dated manuscripts kept in Italian libraries, promoted by the AIMD-Associazione Italiana Manoscritti Datati, of which she is a member and of which she is currently the President. She is part of the executive and scientific committee of the IMAI-Inscriptiones Medii Aevi Italiae Project, promoted by the Fondazione Centro Italiano di Studi sull’Alto Medioevo of Spoleto. She studies the written production of Franciscan friars; the abbreviation systems between Antiquity and the Middle Ages; the history of literacy between the early and the late Middle Ages; the status of copyists; the production of university manuscripts. She is part of the SISF-Società Internazionale di Studi Francescani of Assisi, of the SAAME-Centro Interuniversitario per la storia e l’archeologia dell’alto medioevo of Venice, of the CIPL-Comité international de paléographie latine and of the CIBA-Centro Interdipartimentale di ricerca “Studio e conservazione dei beni archeologici, architettonici e storico-artistici ” of the University of Padua. She was member of the Commission for the competition sector 11 / A4 – Book and document sciences and historical-religious sciences of the ASN 2016-2018 and, in 2017, Mercator Fellow of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft at the Historisches Seminar of the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg.

 

Francesca Malagnini

Associate professor in Italian Linguistic from 2014 at the University for Foreigners of Perugia, she obtained the qualification for 1st level Professor in 2018. Visiting professor in several European Universities (Brno, Capodistria, Craiova, Fiume, Kragujevac, Madrid, New York, Paris, Pola, Salonicco, Toruń). She has dealt with various aspects of the history of the Italian language: ancient and contemporary Italian; learning Italian L2; material and linguistic Philology in Boccaccio’s autographs; the relationship between text and images in Manzoni’s Quarantana; critical editions of wall writings from the 15th-17th century, inscriptions (16th-18th century), Tommaseo’s popular poetry, and of lexicography (she wrote entries for the Italian Etymological Lexicon, the study of the Tommaseo-Bellini files, together with Anna Rinaldin). She is PI of the National Relevance Project PRIN 2017 (“PHRAME – Phraseological Complexity Measures in learner Italian. Integrating eye tracking, computational and learner corpus methods to develop second language pedagogical resources”, Project N. 20178XXKFY). She is scientific director of a project launched by the Cassa di Risparmio di Perugia, and creator and scientific referent for the Soprintendenza Archeologica Belle Arti e Paesaggio dell’Umbria of the project “Evidence of late medieval and modern scriptures and graffiti along the Umbrian pilgrimage paths”). At her home Institution, she leads the department of Linguistic and Philological Sciences within the doctoral studies in Linguistic, Philological-Literary and Political-Social sciences. She is director of the 1st level Master in Didactics of Italian as non-mother tongue. She was Rectoral Delegate for Academic Research and is currently Rectoral Delegate for Masters, Higher Education and University Education. She is VQR evaluator for her disciplinary sector, and for the MUR of Projects of National Relevance PRIN.

Mario Marrocchi

Mario Marrocchi (Rome, 1968) is Associate Professor in Medieval History at the University “G. D’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara. He graduated at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1993, with a thesis on Thomas of Celano, the first St. Francis’ biograph. He then received a PhD degree at the University of Florence with a thesis on Chiusi and his territory in the Early Middle Ages. He collaborated several times with the German Historical Institute (2002, 2006 and 2007/2010, in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Heritage and Historical Sciences, University of Siena). He was appointed as Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Siena (2021/2022). Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the series “Monografías Historia y Arte” – Editorial UCA, Universidad de Cádiz, he is referee for scientific journals such as “Early Medieval Europe”, “Historia, Instituciones, Documentos”, “Quellen und Forschungen aus italienischen Archiven und Bibliotheken”, “Riparia”.
He deals with the history of territories, settlements, and monastic institutions, focusing also on their writing practices, particularly of Tuscany between the 8th and the 12th century. His interests extend to environmental studies, popular religious phenomena (12th to 15th centuries), and Digital Humanities. He is the author of the books Monaci scrittori. San Salvatore al monte Amiata tra Impero e Papato (secc. VIII-XIII), Firenze 2014, and Lo Statuto duecentesco del Comune di Radicofani, Bologna 2019; he also published several studies in scientific journals and collective books,  edited books, and  translated  studies on the Middle Ages from German and English to Italian.

Oliva Menozzi

Associate Professor in Classical Archaeology  in Cultural Heritage Studies at the University “G.d’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara. Director of the CAAM-Centre of the Athenaeum for Archaeometry and Microanalysis of Chieti. PI of the European Projects EuroTeCH 2018-2021(European technologies for Cultural Heritage at risk, EU+ Strategic Partnership call), PICASP 2020-2023 (Pilot Courses in Practice Enterprise  to implement the University-Enterprise Cooperation for the  development of Caspian Area for Tourism in Cultural Heritage), Eu-Capacity Building), SD@UHZ 2016-2017 (Strategic Support on establishment and development of sustaineble structures, international relation and student support services at UHZ in Kossovo). Director of the Archaeological Missions of Chieti University in Libya, Egypt and Cyprus. Director of the Master STArch (Sciences and Technologies for Archaeology). BA in Classics, Chieti University (June 1990). MSt (1year master) in Classical Archaeology, Oxford University (June 1992). Specialization post-graduate Degree (3 years) in Archaeology, University ‘La Sapienza’ of Rome (April 1995). DPhil/PhD in Classical Archaeology, Oxford University (1998). PostDoctoral Research Fellowship in Archaeology, Chieti University (1999-2002). Scuba Diving Licence, September 2004, PADI certifications. Member of the Scientific Advisory Boards of the Frankfurter elektronische Rundschau zur Altertumskunde (FeRA), of Quaderni di Archeologia della Libya, of Libya Antiqua, and of the Balkan Economic Review (BER), as Responsible of the section of Ancient Economy. Director of excavation projects in Italy (Capestrano-Aq, Iuvanum-Ch, Spoltore-Pe, Montepidocchio-Ch), Egypt (Neferhotep Complex-Luxor), Cyprus (Plattias and Agia Marina, Limassol District), Libya (Cyrene necropolis, Ain Hofra-Shahat, Lamluda-El Gubba). 

 

Junior Research Staff

Simone Allegria

Simone Allegria is palaeographer, currently working as Researcher at the University “G. D’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara. In 2002 he got his master’s degree at the University of Siena, and in 2006 he got his PhD in Latin Palaeography with a thesis on autograph subscriptions of early medieval documents from Arezzo. He attended training courses, including the National Historical School for the Edition of Documentary Sources at the Italian Historical Institute for the Middle Ages (ISIME) in 2010. Scholarship holder and visiting professor at several European universities; from 2006 to 2009 he taught, as a adjunct professor, Exegesis of Documentary Sources at the University of Siena, and, from 2015 to 2021, he taught Diplomatics and Sphragistics at the School of Higher Education of the Central Institute for Book and Archive Pathology in Rome. He is a member of the Italian Association of Palaeographers and Diplomatists and of the Etruscan Academy of Cortona, and participates in the activities of the School of Palaeography and History (SPeS) promoted by the Saint Rose of Viterbo Study Centre. He was awarded with the national scientific qualification as associate professor in the scientific-disciplinary sector M-STO/09 (Palaeography).
Several articles of his are available at the following link: https://unich-it.academia.edu/SimoneAllegria
Institutional link: https://www.dilass.unich.it/node/10348

Martina Cameli

Martina Cameli is a diplomatist and paleographer currently working as research fellow at the University “G. D’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara. After her graduation at the University of Bologna in History of the Church and Medieval heretical movements (tutor L. Paolini), she got a PhD in History of Christianity and the Churches at the University of Padua (tutores A. Rigon and A. Bartoli Langeli), a Master’s degree for “Conservator of archival and book assets of medieval civilization” at the University of Cassino (tutor M. Vendittelli), and the Diploma in Palaeography, Diplomatics and Archive at the State Archives of Modena. She benefited from research grants from the University of Verona, the Istituto Storico Italiano per il Medio Evo (ISIME) and the Instituto Pio Paschini for the history of Church in Friuli. She also worked within several PRIN (= Progetti di Rilevante Interesse Nazionale) in various universities. After dealing with the monastic history of the southern Marches, she focused her interest on the bishopric of Ascoli Piceno between 11th and 13th centuries, to which three monographs have been devoted, with particular attention to the production of written documentation (La chiesa scritta; In volubili Marchia; Codice diplomatico dell’Episcopato ascolano). She published with the ISIME two edition volumes on Registri e imbreviature di Meglioranza da Thiene, notaio dei Patriarchi di Aquileia (1304-1313, 1321?-1323, 1324?-1334), and Note e quaderni di Meglioranza da Thiene, for Pio Paschini Institute, the edition of I documenti di S. Giorgio in Braida di Verona, II (1166-1175), and the one of the Statutes of the Fraglia dei notai di Padova (1419-1420)Her research interests deal with the history, the function and the meaning of medieval documentary writings in close connection with medieval history (Church, culture, institutions, and society).

Sabrina Centonze

Sabrina Centonze is an architect, born in Matera. She graduated with the highest grade in 2005 at “La Sapienza” University of Rome, with a thesis supervised by Salvatore Dierna and Alessandra Battisti. At the same University in 2007 she got a master’s degree in Environmental Design, Use of Renewable Resources in Architecture, with a thesis supervised by Cristina Benedetti, focusing her research in rock architecture environment. Her research themes range within the field of Art and Architecture History, iconography, iconology and symbolism of the medieval period. Her research in the field of graffiti started in 2008, recording medieval and post-medieval graffiti along the major pilgrimage routes. Since 2017 she’s in the editorial staff of MATHERA – History and culture magazine of the Lucanian and Apulian territory. At the “G. D’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara she’s a Research Fellow of Graff-IT ERC-Project for Diagnostic, Geo-Archaeological Study, Mapping and Monitoring of Hypogea with graffiti.

 Several of her articles are available at the following link: https://unich-it.academia.edu/SabrinaCentonze

Elisa Pallottini

Elisa Pallottini is a palaeographer, specialised in medieval epigraphy, currently working as Postdoc at the University “G. D’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara (elisa.pallottini@unich.it). In 2008, she got her master’s degree in Medieval History at “La Sapienza” University of Rome. She got her PhD in Latin Palaeogrpahy at the same University, in 2012, with a thesis on Medieval Epigraphy and Digital Humanities entitled “Medieval Inscriptions from the Province of Viterbo (6th-12th c.): census, analysis and data bank” (supervised by Luisa Miglio and Carlo Tedeschi). She was visiting-scholar at the CESCM-Centre d’études supérieures de civilisation médiévale of the University of Poiters (2012-2013), with a scholarship for postgraduate studies abroad from “La Sapienza” University of Rome. She was appointed as Postdoctoral fellow in several European Universities: from 2013 to 2014, at “La Sapienza” University of Rome; from 2014 to 2017, at Utrecht University (The Netherlands); from 2017 to 2019, at the Catholic University of Louvain (Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium – “Marie Curie Action – Move in Louvain”); from 2020, at the University “G. D’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara. She is a member of the AIPD-Italian Association of Palaeographers and Diplomatists. Her main research interests and activities focused on the study of autograph documents and letters of Late Medieval and Renaissance Italian artists (within prof. Luisa Miglio’s project “La Scrittura e l’Arte”) and on inscriptions connected with early medieval devotional practices of the cult of saints and relics. She is contributing to the publication of the national epigraphic series IMAI-Inscriptiones Medii Aevi Italiae (secc. VI-XII) promoted by the Fondazione Centro Italiano di Studi sull’Alto Medioevo di Spoleto.

Pier Paolo Trevisi

Pier Paolo Trevisi is PhD in Literature, Library Sciences, Linguistics and International Communications at the University for Foreigners of Perugia, where he currently works as Postdoc. He got his master’s degree in Modern Philology at the same University, in 2015, with a thesis entitled “I graffiti della Basilica di S. Francesco d’Assisi” (110 cum laude). In 2020, he defended his PhD thesis (within the field of Sciences of Book and Writing) entitled “Graffiti e iscrizioni parietali: testimonianze tardo-medievali e moderne lungo gli antichi tracciati della viabilità umbra”. From 2015 to 2017, he was scientific responsible for the project of the Soprintendenza dei Beni Storici, Etnico Artistici della regione Umbria, entitled “I graffiti della Basilica di San Francesco di Assisi”, (cod. 2015.0174.021 Arte, Attività e Beni Culturali), supported by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Perugia. From 2020 to 2021, he was scientific responsible for the project of the Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio dell’Umbria, entitled “Testimonianze di scritture spontanee medievali e moderne lungo i sentieri umbri del pellegrinaggio” (cod. 19488 (2020.0353), Arte, Attività e Beni Culturali), supported by della Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Perugia. From 2021, he is curator of the thematic exhibition “Graffiti Umbri”, aimed at promoting, safeguarding and valorizing medieval and modern graffiti from the Umbria region.

PhD students

Alice Di Cocco

Alice Di Cocco is PhD candidate in Cultural Heritage Studies: Texts, Writings, Images, at the University “G. D’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara. Her research subject deals with the “Study of graffiti in underground environments of natural origin in Southern Italy (tutor Prof. Carlo Tedeschi). At the same University she obtained, cum laude, the bachelor’s degree in Literature (2020) and the master’s degree in Philology, Linguistics and Literary Traditions (2022), in both cases with a thesis in Italian Linguistics, under the supervision of prof. Emiliano Picchiorri. Her MA thesis was devoted in particular to the edition and commentary of the fourteenth-century Statutes of the Sea of Ancona. She also attended a training course at the OVI (Opera del Vocabolario Italiano), during which she wrote several entries of the TLIO (Treasure of the Italian Language of Origins).

Her research interests concern ancient Italian, historical grammar and lexicography, as well as Italian dialectology, with particular regard to the central-southern system.

E-mail: alice.dicocco@studenti.unich.it

Vittoria Sichetti

Vittoria Sichetti is PhD candidate in Cultural Heritage Studies: Texts, Writings, Images, at the University “G. D’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara. Her research subject deals with the “Antiquarian graffiti of the Archaeological Park of the Colosseum and the monuments in Rome. Census, edition and methodologies of conservation.” (tutor Prof. Carlo Tedeschi). At the same University she obtained the bachelor’s degree in Literature (2019) and the master’s degree, cum laude, in Philology, Linguistics and Literary Traditions (2021), discussing in the first time a thesis on Romance Philology (tutor Prof. Maria Careri) and on Italian literature (tutor Prof. Antonio Sorella) in the second. Her MA thesis was devoted in particular to the analysis of the writing of the word “uopo” in Pietro Bembo’s manuscripts.
She taught humanities for two years at the high schools of Perugia, Bergamo and Pescara.
She published an article based on her MA thesis on “Tipofilologia”, an international review around printed texts of Italian and European literature.

Her research focuses on Roman graffiti in the early modern age, with a particular interest on a paleographic and philological perspective.

 E-mail: vittoria.sichetti97@gmail.com

ADVISORY BOARD

Prof. Massimiliano BASSETTI (Verona University, IT)

 

Dr. Elisa BASTIANELLO (Biblioteca Hertziana, Rome, IT) 

 

Dr. Antonella DEJURE (Istituto Storico Italiano per il Medio Evo)

 

Dr. Clément DUSSART (University of Poitiers, FR)

 

Prof. Antonio Enrico FELLE (Bari University, IT)

 

Prof. Paolo FIORETTI (Bari University, IT)

 

Prof. Béatrice FRAENKEL (EHESS, Paris, FR)

 

Dr. Estelle INGRAND-VARENNE (University of Poitiers, FR)

 

Prof. Maria Chiara LAMBERT (Salerno University, IT)

 

Dr. Pär LARSON (OVI-Istituto Opera del Vocabolario Italiano, Florence, IT)

 

Prof. Marco MAGGIORE (University of Pisa, IT)

 

Dr. Clara Renedo MIRAMBELL (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, ES)

 

Prof. Marco MOSTERT (Utrecht University, NL)

 

Prof. Véronique B. PLESCH (Colby College, Waterville, USA)

 

Dr. Federica RINALDI, curator of the Colosseum (Rome)

 

Dr. Roberto ROTONDO (Soprintendenza Nazionale per il patrimonio culturale subacqueo, IT)

 

Prof. Raffaella SARTI (University of Urbino, IT)

 

Prof. Cécile TREFFORT (University of Poitiers, FR)