Would you like to study with us in 2023?

We are soliciting potential students for a 90 day course of instruction, in residence, in Italy, in the Spring of 2023. Our Institute has the opportunity this year of using a brick-and-mortar facility in the vicinity of Anagni, Italy, the “City of Popes” (Innocent III, Alexander IV, Gregory IX, and Boniface VIII).

For more information about our potential course offerings, see our Academics page, as well as the list below

Instructors whether they reside in Italy, and would like to teach at our Institute in person, or whether they would like to teach a course telematically, should contact our Registrar’s Office for more information.

SUGGESTED OFFERINGS

In addition to our Studium on the First Book of Sentences according to St. Bonaventure’s Commentarium, to be taught in person (see course description here), we will be offering several courses telematically, that can be taken by students anywhere in the world:

Introduction to medieval Italian history – 1 ECTS

Marco Conti, Ph.D, M.A Hist, M.A Italian Studies, B.A., Lecture
Languages in Class: Italian, French.
Languages for Written Assignments: Italian, French, English.
Course Description: The course aims to retrace the history of the Italian peninsula from the collapse of the Roman Empire and the arrival of the barbarian populations to the birth of the Italian lordships and the first “Territorial states”. The aim is to present to the student the historical, cultural, social and economic context in which the greatest political and religious institutions of the medieval period were born and developed.

Grade to be based on: 10% Class participation ; 90% Term paper — This class requires the student to participate in 1/2 hour of class and 1/2 hour of reading every week.

Text Books, Either of the Following:

Montanari M., Storia Medievale, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2006.
L. Provero, M. Vallerani, Storia Medievale, Firenze, Le Monnier Università, 2022.

Recommended Reading:

Further bibliography (avaible online) will be specified during the course.

Paleography of Medieval Manuscripts – 4 ECTS

Marco Conti, Ph.D, M.A Hist, M.A Italian Studies, B.A. Lecture & Seminar
Languages in Class: Italian, French.
Languages for Written Assignments: Italian, French, English.
Course Description: The course aims to introduce students to the study and reading of medieval manuscripts from Western Europe between the 5th and 15th centuries. Students will be given the tools to recognize the different writings of the medieval period and to be able to place them in space and time. Each lesson will consist of two parts, a theoretical part where the history of writing and manuscripts will be reviewed, and a second practical part where students will be guided in the reading of the texts, with the aim of achieving total autonomy in their study. Students will also be given all the tools to independently research medieval texts, both in archives and in digital editions.

Grade to be based on: 30% Class participation 30% Written assignments 40% Term Paper — This course expects students to spend 2 hours in class, 2 hours studying each week of the semester.

Text Books, Either of the Following: 

Cherubini P., Pratesi A., Paleografia latina. L’avventura grafica del mondo occidentale, Città del Vaticano, Scuola Vaticana di Paleografia, Diplomatica e Archivistica, 2010.

Bischoff B, Paléographie de l’antiquité romaine et du Moyen Âge occidental, trad. française, Paris, Picard, 1985.

Bischoff, B., Latin Paleography: Antiquity and Western Middle Ages, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, in Association with the Medieval Academy of Ireland, 1990.

Recommended Reading:

Further bibliography (available online) will be specified during the course.

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