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I read my PhD at Manchester University and was a lecturer in Medieval English and history of the language at Brasenose College, Oxford University. Today I teach Old English Language and Literature, Paleaography and Historical Linguistics. My main research interests include manuscript studies, science (mainly astronomy and weather), magic and prognostications in Latin, Old English and Middle English, and the relationship between weather, health and time.
Elisa Ramazzina is Research Assistant at the University of Oxford, where she collaborates on the ERC funded project CLASP: A Consolidated Library of Anglo- Saxon Poetry. She is also a Research Associate at Queen’s University Belfast, where she has recently concluded a two-year Marie Curie Research Fellowship, having worked on a project on “Water and Baptism in Old English Poetry”. Her research interests currently include medieval science, medicine, and cosmology: she has researched on the Rainbow in Old English tradition, on therapeutic bathing practices in medieval Europe, and on childbirth charms.
PhD candidate at Queen’s University of Belfast in Old English literature. Project on a literary and linguistic investigation of bodily senses and sensations, paying particular attention to taste and smell in the Old English literature. The corpus of the study ranges from medical recipes, to metrical charms, and religious poetic texts. Supervisor: Marilina Cesario. Project Assistant with Crossing Frontiers.
I am a PhD student and and an assistant with the Crossing Frontiers Project.
The following are current members of the Crossing Frontiers Project. If you are interested in joining the project please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Bernhard Bauer -- University of Graz -- email@example.com
Dr Bauer is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Information Modelling at the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities, University of Graz. He specialises in Celtic Studies, Historical Linguistics, and Digital Humanities, particularly glossing traditions and cultural & linguistic contact between Ireland, Great Britain, and the European continent in the early middle ages. He is currently a MSCA-IF fellow with his project "Early Medieval Glosses And The Question Of Their Genesis: A Case Study On The Vienna Bede“, which establishes the first comprehensive digital documentary edition of an early medieval glossed manuscript, i.e. Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Codex 15298 (olim Suppl. 2698), and researches the complex genesis of its glosses.
- Dr Kees Dekker -- University of Groningen -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Dekker is a Senior Lecturer in Old English at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. He is an expert in Old English encyclopaedic knowledge (including its dissemination through manuscripts, notes and glosses) and in treatments of Old English and Old Germanic texts during the early modern period.
- Dr Carrie Griffin -- University of Limerick -- email@example.com
Dr Griffin lectures on medieval and early-modern English at the University of Limerick (Ireland) where she is a member of the Limerick Centre for Early Modern Studies. Her research covers late medieval and early modern print and manuscript cultures, as well as instructional and scientific cultures, women’s writing and medievalisms. Her monograph, Instructional Writing in English, 1350-1650: Materiality and Meaning, was published by Routledge in 2019. She is currently co-editing a collection of medieval recipes with Dr Hannah Ryley and is compiling a volume of the Index of Middle English Prose for the Wellcome Library.
- Dr Fabrizio Conti -- John Cabot University -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Conti (PhD, Central European University, 2011) is a lecturer in history at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. His research focuses on the history of magic and witchcraft from the classical to the early-modern period. Prof. Conti is currently co-editing the volume ‘There is No One Who Does Not Fear To Be Spellbound’: Magic in the Roman World (8th c. BCE – 5 th c. CE), and he has published the edited volume Civilizations of the Supernatural: Ritual, Witchcraft, and Religious Experience in Late Antique, Medieval, and Renaissance Traditions, (Trivent, 2020), as well as the monograph Witchcraft, Superstition, and Observant Franciscan Preachers: Pastoral Approach and Intellectual Debate in Renaissance Milan (Brepols, 2015).
- Fathi Jarray -- University of Tunis -- email@example.com
Dr Jarray is a lecturer at the University of Tunis, a member of the Laboratory of Archaeology and Architecture of the Maghreb and President of the Tunisian Association for Shared Heritage. He is an Expert at the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO). His research interests include the history of science and the history of astronomy, and he has published many studies and books regarding sundials and Islamic Epigraphy. In 2015 he published his first book, The Measurement of Time in Tunisia Through History.
Dr Jacopo Bisagni -- NUI Galway -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Bisagni researches and lectures in Medieval Latin and Celtic philology in the Discipline of Classics at the National University of Ireland, Galway. His work focusses on early medieval Irish literature in both Latin and the vernacular, with a special emphasis on the Irish adaptation of the Classical tradition, Old Irish/Latin bilingualism, and the transmission and reception of computistical and exegetical works between Ireland, Brittany, and the Carolingian Empire. He is currently the PI of the research project ‘Ireland and Carolingian Brittany: Texts and Transmission’ (IrCaBriTT, https://ircabritt.nuigalway.ie/), funded by the Laureate scheme of the Irish Research Council.
- Prof. Mark Bailey -- Armagh Observatory -- email@example.com
Mark E. Bailey MBE MRIA, Emeritus Director of Armagh Observatory, served as Director of Armagh Observatory from 1995 to 2016. His researchinterests range from small bodies of the solar system (comets, asteroids, interplanetary dust) to extragalactic astronomy and aspects of local history and the history of astronomy. Bailey oversaw expansion of the Observatory through the appointment of additional research staff, inclusion of the Observatory in new international projects, the installation of a new telescope (the Armagh Robotic Telescope) and the creation of the Human Orrery. Minor planet (4050) was named Mebailey for his work on the origin of comets. Latterly, his main areas of interest have been the history and philosophy of astronomy, meteorology and climate change, and the improvement of public understanding of science. Along with Victor Clube and Bill Napier, he is co-author of The Origin of Comets (1990).
- Dr Nicola Polloni -- KU Leuven -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Polloni is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven and was previously a visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Oct-Dec 2019). His research interests are premodern philosophy, especially the ontological constitution of non-living substances, as it was discussed by the natural philosophers of the medieval period.
- Prof. Roy Liuzza -- University of Tennessee -- email@example.com
Prof. Liuzza is Associate Head Professor of English at the University of Tennessee (USA) specialising in Old English language and literature. He has a special interest in textual criticism and in Anglo-Saxon science and medicine. His current work is on the Anglo-Saxon sense of time in scientific, historical, and literary works. He is a former editor of the Old English Newsletter and of the Dictionary of Old English, published by the University of Toronto.
- Prof. Tom McLeish -- University of York -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom McLeish is professor in Natural Philosophy, Physics of Life Research Group at the University of York. He is a physicist, academic interdisciplinary leader, and writer. He is inaugural Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Department of Physics at the University of York and is also affiliated to the University’s Centre for Medieval Studies and Humanities Research Centre. His interdisciplinary academic interests include the framing of science, theology, society and history, and the theory of creativity in art and science, leading to the recent books Faith and Wisdom in Science, The Poetry and Music of Science and Soft-Matter (part of OUP's Very Short Introduction series). He co-leads the Ordered Universe project and sits on the Council of the Royal Society.
Prof. Tzvi Langermann -- Bar Ilan University -- email@example.com
Prof. Langermann is Professor Emeritus in Arabic Studies at Bar Ilan University. His main interests are on Medieval Science and Philosophy (Jewish and Islamic), Jewish Manuscript Studies, Hebrew and Arabic medicine and the study of scientific manuscripts.
- Dr Sarah Griffin -- The Warburg Institute -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Griffin works on late medieval visual culture, particularly that related to time, technology, and diagrams. After studying her BA at the University of Cambridge and MA at the Courtauld Institute, Sarah wrote a DPhil thesis at the University of Oxford on the diagrams of Opicinus de Canistris (1296–c. 1352). She has held research fellowships at the Huntington Library, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, and Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. Collaboration with museums is essential to her research; she has worked in a curatorial capacity at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Winchester College, and with multiple collections as a researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute. Sarah is currently a Frances A. Yates Long-Term Fellow at The Warburg Institute.
- Dr Shazia Jagot -- University of York -- email@example.com
Dr Shazia Jagot is Lecturer in Medieval and Global Literature at the University of York. She is currently writing her first monograph on Chaucer's use of Arabic Learning and Medieval Science.
- Dr Nedim Rabic -- University of Sarajevo -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Nedim Rabić is a historian who specialises on medieval Bosnian history and the political, cultural and religious interconnections between medieval southeastern and western Europe. He works as an Assistant Research Professor at the Institute for History at the University of Sarajevo and lectures South-East European medieval history and Paleography at University of Tuzla (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Recently, he co-edited a book titled “Bosnia and its neighbors in the Middle Ages: Approaches and Perspectives” (Institute for History – University of Sarajevo: 2020).
- Dr Loredana Teresi -- University of Palermo -- email@example.com
Dr. Teresi is Associate Professor of Germanic Philology at the University of Palermo, Italy. Her work centers on Early Medieval English language, literature and culture, digital philology, and medieval mappaemundi and scientific diagrams.
Prof. Giles Gasper -- Durham University -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Giles Gasper is Professor of High-Medieval History at Durham University (UK) where he is also a member of the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies. A specialist in the history of science and medieval thought, he is the director of the interdisciplinary Ordered Universe project. His work is often interdisciplinary in nature and he has worked with both scientists and artists, as well as other academics in the humanities.
- Dr Damian Fleming -- Purdue University -- email@example.com
Dr Fleming is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Linguistics at Purdue University, Fort Wayne (USA), where he lectures in both Classics and medieval English. His current work is on the reception of Hebrew in early-medieval England.
- Prof. Dáibhí Ó Cróinín -- National University of Ireland, Galway -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Ó Cróinín is retired from the National University of Ireland, Galway, where he lectured until 2019. He is a historian of Early Medieval Ireland and is the author of the standard textbook on the subject (Early Medieval Ireland, 400-1200 [London 1995; rev. ed. 2017]). His research focuses on early medieval Hiberno-Latin texts and is perhaps best known for the 1985 rediscovery of a supposedly lost Irish Easter table (Padua, Biblioteca Antoniana, MS. I. 27). In 2017 he was awarded the Parnell Fellowship in Irish Studies at Cambridge University. He is the author of a number of studies about computus, early Irish manuscripts, and medieval Irish political history.
- Prof. Corinne Saunders -- Durham University -- email@example.com
Corinne Saunders is Professor of English at Durham University (UK) and Fellow of University College. Prof. Saunders specialises in medieval romances, medieval medicine and the history of ideas. Her current research is on mind, body and affect in medieval literature and thought. She is a Co-Investigator on the Wellcome-Trust-funded project Hearing the Voice and Collaborator on the Wellcome Trust project Life of Breath. She is Co-Director of the Durham University's Centre for Medical Humanities.
- Dr Christina Lee -- University of Nottingham -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Lee is Associate Professor in Viking Studies at the School of English, University of Nottingham (UK). Although she specialises in Anglo-Saxon attitudes to health and illness, her research interests also include Anglo-Saxon funerary rituals and establishing the potential efficacy of early medieval medical remedies. In addition to Crossing Frontiers, she is a member of the medieval medicine cross-disciplinary working group AncientBiotics, she is on the editorial board of the series Knowledge, Scholarship and Science in the Middle Ages, published by Brepols, and is one of the general editors of the AUP series on medieval disabilities.
Prof. Concetta Giliberto -- University of Palermo -- email@example.com
Concetta Giliberto is an Associate Professor in Philology and Literature at the University of Palermo, Italy. Her research focuses on Germanic languages and literature, runic language, Old English lapidaries as well as Old Frisian and Old English Doomsday texts.
- Piero Sicoli – Sormano Astronomical Observatory
Piero Sicoli has been one of the founders in 1987 of the Sormano Astronomical Observatory (Italy) where he discovered about fifty new asteroids and recorded thousands of astrometric observations, in particular of Near Earth Objects. In 2001, year of the bicentennial of the discovery of (1) Ceres, the first minor planet, he was among the authors of the book "L'astronomo Valtellinese Giuseppe Piazzi e la scoperta di Ceres" then the following year, again as co-author, he wrote "Giuseppe Piazzi and the Discovery of Ceres" published in ASTEROIDS III for the University of Arizona Press. In 1999 the asteroid (7866) Sicoli, discovered at Lowell Observatory in Arizona, was named after him.
- Dr Francis Ludlow -- Trinity College Dublin -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Ludlow is Assistant Professor of Medieval Environmental History at Trinity College Dublin. His research is focussed on climate history – in reconstructing and modelling past weather events and climatic changes using both written sources and experimental evidence.
- Dr Lori Jones – University of Ottawa – email@example.com
Dr Jones is a (mostly) independent medical historian and (sometimes) sessional instructor at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University (Canada). Her expertise lies in medieval and early modern plague writing and imagery. In addition to numerous journal articles and book chapters, she is the author of Patterns of Plague: Changing Ideas about Plague in England and France, 1348–1750 (McGill–Queen’s University Press, 2022), editor of Disease and the Environment in the Medieval and Early Modern World (Routledge, 2022), and co-editor (with Nühket Varlık) of Death and Disease in the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds (York Medieval Press, 2022). Her current research examines early modern medical manuscripts containing revised and updated medieval treatises.
- Dr Philipp Nothaft -- Trinity College Dublin -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Nothaft is a research fellow at Trinity College Dublin and £50-fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. Most of his research revolves around the history of astronomy, chronology, and time-reckoning in medieval Europe, with a focus on unpublished sources in medieval Latin manuscripts.
Prof. Richard Raiswell – University of Prince Edward Island – email@example.com
Richard Raiswell is Associate Professor in History at the University of Prince Edward Island (Canada), Fellow at the Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies at Victoria University and a member of the Executive of Scientiae. His research investigates the cultural dialogues underlying specific constructions of demonism and geography in the late medieval and early modern periods, focussing on the resilience of particular discursive frames in the light of the broader developments in natural philosophy in this period.
- Dr. Inna Kupreeva -- University of Edinburgh -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Kupreeva is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh (UK). Her primary area of expertise is in ancient Greek philosophy (particularly Platonism, Aristotelianism and Stoicism) and its transmission in medieval Byzantine and Arabic sources. Prior to becoming a member of the University of Edinburgh Dr Kupreeva held research fellowships at King’s College London and St. Hilda’s College Oxford; she also published a Russian translation of the works of Anselm of Canterbury.
- Dr. Seb Falk -- Girton College, University of Cambridge -- email@example.com
Dr Falk is a Research Fellow in History of Science at Girton College. He specialises in the history of astronomy, navigation and mathematics - theories and technologies - from their ancient origins to modern developments. His research focuses on the instruments and methods of astronomy used by monks and the relationship between science and religion in the Middle Ages. His research is also centred on late medieval mathematical sciences. The main areas of interest are the relationship between astronomical theory and practice, techniques of calculation and instrument-making, the relationship between religion and science (especially in monasteries), and the depiction of sciences in Latin and vernacular literature. He is a BBC New Generation Thinker and has made radio programmes and short films on medieval science and literature for the BBC. He is the author of a book about medieval science, The Light Ages.
- Prof. Christopher Cullen -- Needham Research Institute, University of Cambridge -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher Cullen is Director of the Needham Research Institute (a centre for the study of East Asian medicine, science and technology), a Fellow of Darwin College and an Honorary Professor of the History of East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Cambridge. He has published a number of monographs on ancient Chinese science including Astronomy and Mathematics in Ancient China: the Zhou bi suan jing (1996). He is also the General Editor of the Science and Civilisation in China series (Cambridge University Press).
- Elizabeth Burrell -- Monash University, Melbourne -- email@example.com
Elizabeth Burrell is a PhD candidate in Historical Studies at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Her research focuses on the intersection of spiritual healing and Galenic humoral theory in late-medieval Europe. She investigates how domestic healers combined contemporary scientific knowledge with Christian devotion in their prophylactic and curative use of verbal charms. Elizabeth also works as a teaching associate in the Medieval History and Religious Studies programs at Monash and is a research assistant through the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Prof. Andreas Lammer -- Radboud University Nijmegen -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Andreas Lammer is Assistant Professor of History of Philosophy at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands. His primary research interests are in Greek, Arabic, and Latin natural philosophy in both the Aristotelian and the Avicennian tradition, and more broadly in the transmission of philosophical and scientific literature from Greek into Arabic and from Arabic into Latin. Before his appointment in Nijmegen, he worked as a research associate at the LMU and the Thomas Institute of the University of Cologne, and was Junior Professor of Arabic Philosophy, Culture, and History at Trier University. He published various papers on the notions of time, creation, and nature in Ancient, Late Ancient, and Islamic philosophy, and is the author of The Elements of Avicenna’s Physics: Greek Sources and Arabic Innovations (De Gruyter 2018).
- Prof. Rolf Bremmer -- Leiden University -- email@example.com
Rolf Bremmer is Emeritus Professor in Old and Middle English Language, Literature and Culture, and part-time professor of Frisian. His research has moved between Anglo-Saxon heroic literature, sources of Anglo-Saxon literary culture, Anglo-Saxon manuscript studies, medieval English devotional and hagiographical literature, on the one hand, and the work of founding fathers of the discipline of medieval English studies, such as the Dutch philologists Franciscus Junius (1591–1677) and Johannes de Laet (1581–1649). He is co-director of the NWO-funded project Storehouses of Wholesome Learning – The Transfer of Encyclopaedic Knowledge in the Early Middle Ages, together with Kees Dekker (Groeningen) and Patrizia Lendinara (Palermo).
- Prof. Thijs Porck -- Leiden University -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Porck is Assistant Professor at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society where he teaches Old English, Middle English, Tolkien and Medieval Studies. He is a cultural historian of early medieval England, with a background in medieval history as well as English language and literature. The common strand in his research is gaining an understanding of Anglo-Saxon culture and of how modern generations have interacted with this early medieval heritage, in both scholarship and popular culture. He has published on Beowulf, Old English textual criticism, Tolkien studies and the history of Anglo-Saxon studies. His latest monograph, Old Age in Early Medieval England: A Cultural History (2019), is the first book-length study of the cultural conceptualisation of growing old in Anglo-Saxon England. For a complete list of his works, see his personal blog https://thijsporck.com/.
- Prof. Lorenzo Magnani -- University of Pavia -- email@example.com
Lorenzo Magnani is a philosopher and cognitive scientist at the University of Pavia, Italy, and is the director of the Computational Philosophy Laboratory. His areas of specialization are Philosophy of Science, Logic, Philosophy of Cognitive Science and his areas of competence are Epistemology; Ethics and Science, and Human Values; Abductive Reasoning; Critical Thinking; Non-standard Logics; Philosophy of Medicine; History and Philosophy of Geometry; Violence, Morality and Religion.
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- Prof. Immo Warntjes -- Trinity College Dublin -- IWARNTJE@tcd.ie
Dr. Warntjes is Assistant Professor in Early-Medieval Irish History at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). His research focuses on the Irish intellectual culture in the seventh and eighth centuries, the relationship between Latin and Arabic science in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, as well as early-medieval computus and Irish historiography. He is the author of The Munich Computus: Text & Translation. Irish computistics between Isidore of Seville and the Venerable Bede and its reception in Carolingian times.
Dr. Claire Burridge -- University of Sheffield -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Claire Burridge is currently holding a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship, 'Crossroads: The Evolution of Early Medieval Medicine in Global and Local Contexts', at the University of Sheffield. Prior to taking up this position, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the British School at Rome, first as a Rome Scholar (2019-20) and then as a Residential Research Fellow (2020-21). Originally from the US, she received her BA (Hons) in History and Medieval and Early Modern Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before moving to Cambridge for an MPhil and PhD.Broadly, Claire works on early medieval health and medicine and focuses on surviving collections of medical recipes – the textual evidence at the heart of her current project. She is particularly interested in exploring the relationship between medical knowledge and practice as well as the transmission of this knowledge, movement of manuscripts, and points of contact and exchange during the Carolingian period. Her research draws on a range of disciplines, bringing together textual, archaeological, and, where possible, biocodicological evidence.She is also leading 'Beyond Beccaria', a project that seeks to update, expand, and make more accessible the existing catalogues of early medieval manuscripts containing medical texts.
- Luthien Cangemi -- University College London -- email@example.com
Luthien Cangemi is a PhD candidate in Scandinavian Studies and PG Teaching Assistant in Illness and in Old Norse at UCL. She holds an MPhil in Anglo-Saxon, Old Norse, and Celtic Studies from the University of Cambridge, an MA in Philology and Critical Editions from the University of Padova, and a BA in History from the University of Palermo. Her research interests focus on the History of Medicine in Anglo-Scandinavian areas, gender and disability studies in the Middle Ages, as well as the relationship between magic, religion, and medicine in Medieval Europe.
- Prof. Deborah Hayden -- Maynooth University -- Deborah.Hayden@mu.ie
Deborah Hayden is an Associate Professor in Early Irish at Maynooth University. Her research interests centre on medieval Irish, Latin and Welsh language and literature, in particular the history of linguistic thought and education, premodern Irish medical writing and its wider European context, early Irish lexicography, legal tradition and translation literature. She is currently the Lead editor of the journal Language & History, published by Taylor & Francis. Dr Hayden has recently been involved in a number of major collaborative projects in the field of Celtic Studies. From 2018-2021 she was the Principal Investigator of the project Medieval Irish Medicine in its North-western European Context (MIMNEC), and from 2020-2021 she was Co-Investigator of the networking project Developing a Digital Framework for the Medieval Gaelic World. She is currently Co-Investigator of the UK-Ireland Digital Humanities project OG(H)AM: Harnessing Digital Technologies to Transform Understanding of Ogham Writing, from the 4th century to the 21st, as part of which she is exploring the development and use of ogam in manuscripts between the 9th and 19th centuries.
- Dr. Sonia Colafrancesco -- University of Pescara-Chieti -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Sonia Colafrancesco is a Germanic Philologist and Linguist at the University of Pescara-Chieti, Italy. Her main research field is based on medical texts in Medieval England, focusing on the problems of translation and manuscript transmission from Latin into Middle English. Her publications include: “Terminologia medica nei Signa mortis per Hyppocratem (ms. London, British Library, Sloane 405)” ["Medical terminology in the Signa mortis per Hyppocratem (London, British Library, Sloane MS 405), AION: Annali sezione germanica: nuova serie, XXIX 1/2, 2019, 131-160)]; ““Contenitore” e “contenuto” nella Capsula eburnea in inglese medio” [""Container" and "content" in the Middle English Capsula eburnea" (Linguistica e Filologia 41, 2021, 171-194); The Middle English tradition of the "Capsula eburnea” (Edizioni Dell’Orso, forthcoming).
- Flavia Guidi -- University of Siena / University of Lausanne -- email@example.com
Flavia Guidi has a Master's degree in Italianistics from the University of Pisa. She is currently a doctoral student at the Universities of Siena and Lausanne and is working on a research project devoted to the edition of Giordano Ruffo's Mascalcia according to codex 78C15 of the Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin, containing a Pisan vernacularisation of this famous treatise on hippology and hippiatry. She has recently published the article "La Lettera dello (pseudo) Ippocrate a Cesare" ["The Letter of Pseudo-Hippocrates to Caesar"] which is contained in the edited volume L'italiano e la scienza tra Medioevo e Rinascimento [Italian and Science between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance], (Cesati Editore, 2022).
Dr. Laura Poggesi -- Universities of Bergamo and Pavia -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Poggesi earned her Ph.D. in Germanic Philology in 2022, with a thesis dealing with the first edition and Italian translation of the collections of Middle English medical recipes contained in a fifteenth-century manuscript held at Trinity College Library, Cambridge. Her main research interests focus on textual transmission of Middle English medical recipes, textual criticism, and translation into modern languages of medieval medical texts. Her publications include: ‘Editing and Translating Collections of Middle English Medical Recipes: Possible Strategies’, in Ana Clarinda Cardoso et al. (eds.), INCIPIT 10. Workshop de Estudos Medievais da Universidade do Porto, 2021, Porto: Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Letras, Biblioteca Digital, pp. 65-81; ‘Rimedi per le emorragie: esempi da un inedito manoscritto in medio inglese’ [‘Remedies for haemorrhage: some examples from an unedited Middle English manuscript’], Filologia germanica – Germanic Philology, Supplemento 3 (forthcoming).
- Andrii Kepsha -- Uzhhorod National University -- email@example.com
Andrii Kepsha is a Ph.D. candidate at Uzhhorod National University in Transcarpathia, Ukraine, in the Department of Archaeology, Ethnology, and Cultural Studies. He obtained a Master's degree in History at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. During the spring-summer semester of 2020-2021, he was a student of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. He attended several courses regarding Post-Classical archaeology, the Heritage of Antiquity and Christianity in Central-European Culture, the Sociology of Religion, “Cosmopolitan Medieval Arabic World” (Leiden University). His research interests include real and "imaginary" borders, border identity in Outremer during the 12th-13th centuries from different points of view (Christians, Muslims, Jews, etc.), the Rus-steppe border, travelers and pilgrims, nature, relics as weapons and means of propaganda, physical and spiritual healing performed by Rus monks in the 12-13th centuries. His publications include: "Nature, God and the Crusaders - real, symbolic and psychological weapons during the first crusade (based on the anonymous source 'Deeds of the Francs'), Scientific Journal of Uzhhorod National University. History. 2022 1(46), 98-107 (in Ukrainian) and "Outremer as a region of formation of border identity in the ХІ-ХІІІ centuries". Identities on circumstances of the borders 2022, 100-111 (in Ukrainian).
- Lola Digard -- University of Amsterdam -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Lola Digard is a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam. She holds an RMA in History and Archeology of Medieval Societies from the University Lyon Lumières. Her research interests focus on medical history and the interaction between legal and medical practice in the Pre-modern period. She is also interested in urban and intellectual history. Her current research project focuses on forensic medicine in the context of peace procedures in late medieval Flanders.
- Dr Irene Caiazzo — French National Centre for Scientific Research— email@example.com
Irene Caiazzo is Senior Research Fellow at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris. She specializes in the history of medieval philosophy and science and is editor-in-chief of the annual journal Archives d’histoire doctrinale et littéraire du Moyen Age. Her major publications include Lectures médiévales de Macrobe: Les Glosae Colonienses super Macrobium (Paris, 2002) and Thierry of Chartres: The Commentary on the De arithmetica of Boethius (Toronto, 2015).
- Prof. Lisa Colton — University of Liverpool— firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Colton is Professor of Musicology and Head of the Department of Music. She joined the University of Liverpool in August 2022, following her work at the University of Huddersfield (2003 - 2022). Lisa is an active researcher, teacher, and public speaker, and her research interests are focused on medieval music and music of the twentieth century, especially in relation to issues of gender and sexuality. She has published Angel Song: Medieval English Music in History (Routledge) in 2016, and co-edited Music and Liturgy in Medieval Britain and Ireland (Cambridge University Press) in 2022, among many others.
Dr Andrea Maraschi — University of Bari — email@example.com
Andrea Maraschi (PhD, University of Bologna, 2013) is a postdoctoral researcher at the Interuniversity Research Centre “Seminario di Storia della Scienza” (University of Bari), and he teaches Anthropology of Food at the University of Bologna. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Iceland from 2014 to 2017, where he studied the medicinal and magical uses of food and drink in medieval Scandinavia. He has published on early medieval hagiography, medieval banqueting, medical and magical practice in medieval Scandinavia, gender studies, cultural memory and medieval astronomy. His most recent monograph is entitled Similia similibus curantur. Cannibalismo, grafofagia e “magia” simpatetica nel medioevo (500-1500) (2020), and he is currently editing a book by the title Becoming a witch: Women and Magic in Europe during the Middle Ages and Beyond (Trivent Publishing, forthcoming).
- Prof. Carla Cucina -- University of Macerata -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Carla Cucina is Full Professor in Germanic Philology, Department of Humanities, University of Macerata, Italy. Her research has moved between Old English and Old Norse literature, on the one hand, and Scandinavian runic inscriptions and lore from the Viking Age to medieval and post-medieval times (e.g. Johannes and Olaus Magnus, Olaus Celsius, Olaus Verelius), on the other. She has a special interest in Medieval and Renaissance runic calendars. She has been investigating about the social background, doctrinal implications and literary scope of exile and poverty in Old English poetry, and of pilgrimage in Medieval Iceland. She has also extensively worked on the common sources and interrelations between religious poetry and (homiletic) prose in the Old English corpus, especially in poems from the Exeter Book (e.g. The Seafarer), and edited some Old Icelandic short texts – Auðunar þáttr and homiletic pieces about ship and rainbow allegories. Her current work is on the Anglo-Saxon perception of the life cycle as represented in poetry.