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Carteggio Gregorio IX – Federico II

Responsables du projet/Project leaders : Ortensio Zecchino e Edoardo D’Angelo

 

Établissements principaux/Main institutions : CESN (Centro Europeo di Studi Normanni, Ariano Irpino)

 

Description :

Il carteggio Gregorio-Federico – meritevole di un’edizione che, completando, emendando e unificando l’opera parziale degli editori tra Seicento e Ottocento, ne consenta una lettura aggiornata e organica – è una straordinaria testimonianza non solo su due grandi protagonisti del XIII secolo, ma sul clima politico, culturale e spirituale del declinante medioevo.

Le lettere, per limitarci agli editori ottocenteschi, sono solo parzialmente pubblicate nei Monumenta Germaniae Historica (Epistolae selectae saec XIII, I e Constitutiones et Acta, Legum sectio, I), e nell’Historia diplomatica Friderici secundi di J.-L.-A. Huillard-Bréholles.

[Lien/Link : http://www.cesn.it/index-10.html ]

 

Centro Europeo di Studi Normanni (CESN)

Centro Europeo di Studi Normanni (CESN)

http://www.cesn.it/

 

Description :

 

Il C.E.S.N. (Centro Europeo di Studi Normanni) è sorto il 07 ottobre 1991, per iniziativa di un gruppo di studiosi italiani, francesi e inglesi, al fine di promuovere attività di ricerca e formazione sulla Civiltà Normanna nell’Europa Medievale.

In questi anni il C.E.S.N. ha dato vita a molteplici attività di ricerca, formazione, divulgazione storico-scientifica, convegni di studio e pubblicazioni.

 

Contacts :

 

Via Marconi, 25

83031 Ariano Irpino (AV)

Tél. +39 0825.827952

Fax +39 0825.829815

info@cesn.it

 

Sécretariat

Gianluca Tucci

+39 339.5238453

Centro di studi normanno-svevi

Centro di studi normanno-svevi – Università degli Studi « Aldo Moro »

http://www.storiamedievale.net/centrostudi/

 

Description :

 

Il Centro di Studi Normanno-Svevi, istituito presso l’Università di Bari ed eretto ente morale con D.P.R. 21 maggio 1963, «tende a promuovere e favorire (con carattere strettamente universitario) gli studi sul periodo normanno-svevo, specie per la parte riguardante la Puglia e la Lucania sotto tutti gli aspetti: letterario, storico, giuridico, economico, politico, artistico»(dall’art. I dello Statuto).

Il Centro organizza ogni due anni, dall’ottobre 1973, un Convegno internazionale, le «giornate normanno-sveve», su nodi storiografici e temi di rilievo relativi al Mezzogiorno dei secoli XI-XIII.

Allo stesso tempo il Centro intende promuovere una efficace e costante trasmissione dei risultati della ricerca scientifica (di cui gli Atti delle «giornate» costituiscono un patrimonio prezioso), sia pubblicando una «collana» di volumi, sia con seminari e conferenze rivolte anche ai non specialisti.

Il Centro si propone inoltre di istituire forme stabili di confronto anche con gli operatori della didattica e del mondo della scuola. A tal fine nel corso degli anni accademici 2005-08 il Centro ha organizzato stages sulla storia del Mezzogiorno medievale, ed in particolare sulle fonti dell’età normanna e sveva, incentrato sui risultati delle precedenti «giornate normanno-sveve».

 

Contacts :

 

Università degli Studi « Aldo Moro »

Palazzo Ateneo, piazza Umberto I, 70121 Bari

tél. +39 080-5714317 (direzione)

 

Directeur

Pasquale Cordasco, Università di Bari

 

Institutionen för historiska studier, Göteborg University

Institutionen för historiska studier, Göteborg University

Directeur/Director : Malmstedt Göran (goran.malmstedt@history.gu.se)

Coordonnées/Contact details : Institutionen för historiska studier, Göteborgs universitet, Box 200, 405 30 Göteborg

Description :

Our research interests are mankind and human societies from the Old Stone Age to modern times. The Department forms a meeting place for students, staff, and researchers from Ancient history, Archaeology, and History. Among our staff we have experts on different periods in the history of man, such as the European Bronze Age, ancient Greece and Rome, the Nordic Middle Ages, pre-industrial peasant society as well as social and political processes in modern times.

The three subjects offer their own courses from the undergraduate level up to the degree of Ph.D. at the same time as they are part of interdisciplinary education programmes. The Department also offers a programme for future history teachers.

Our research concerns different epochs in the past. A number of projects concern Sweden or the other Nordic countries, but members of our staff are also engaged in research on non-European areas such as the Incas and the Mediterranean region in antiquity.

Projets de recherche/Research projects :
– Nordic Medieval Laws (NML)
– Äktenskap och arv i norm och praxis i det medeltida Sverige och Norge

Faculty of English, Université d’Oxford

Faculty of English, Université of Oxford

Directeur/Director : Perry Seamus (seamus.perry@balliol.ox.ac.uk)

Coordonnées/Contact details :  Faculty of English Language and Literature, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UL

Description :

The Oxford English Faculty has an unparalleled number of permanent and research staff working in the medieval period, c. 650-1550, on all aspects of literature and culture. It is a world-class environment for work in the field, which attracts the very best international and UK students, and offers them uniquely rich resources for medieval study.

Key research areas include Old English prose and verse; Anglo-Latin literature; Old Norse literature; post-Conquest literature and the French of England; insular, continental, early and late romance; Arthurian literature; Chaucer; Middle English mystics and mysticism; Middle Scots writing; manuscript study, the material text and the history of reading; early printing; political and cultural history in literary forms and practice; historiography, religious writing and controversy, and theology; translation debates; lyrics; late medieval intellectual history.

Carolyne Larrington works on Old Norse myth, eddic poetry, and fornaldarsögur (legendary sagas) and is presently heading the Interpreting Eddic Poetry Project.
Sian Grønlie works on conversion narratives and the relationship between sagas and saints’ lives.
Heather O’Donoghue is the Vigfússon Reader in Old Norse, a post whose previous holders include Gabriel Turville-Petre and Ursula Dronke. She has just finished a book on the reception of Old Norse myth by English poets, and also works on saga narrative and links between Old Norse and Old English.

Projets de recherche/Research projects :
– Interpreting Eddic Poetry

Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge

Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge

Directeur/Director : Love Rosalind (rcl10@cam.ac.uk)

Coordonnées/Contact details : Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, 9 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP

Description :

The field of study covered by the Department of ASNC (and so by our undergraduates and graduate students) comprises four ‘historical’ subject-areas, complemented by five vernacular ‘language and literature’ subject-areas. There is also a paper on ‘Palaeography and codicology’, involving the study of insular manuscripts.

Four ‘historical’ subject-areas :
1. Anglo-Saxon England
2. Scandinavia in the Viking Age
3. The Brittonic-speaking peoples (Brittany, Cornwall, Wales, Pictish Kingdoms and northern British Kingdoms)
4. The Gaelic-speaking peoples (Ireland, the Isle of Man and western Scotland)

Five vernacular ‘language and literature’ subject-areas :
1. Old English
2. Old Norse
3. Medieval Welsh
4. Medieval Irish
5. Insular Latin

Additional subject-area :
Palaeography and codicology

Projets de recherche/Research projects :
– Converting the Isles
– The Hyperborean Muse
– Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages
– Interpreting Eddic Poetry 

Institutionen för arkeologi och antikens kultur, Stockholm University

Institutionen för arkeologi och antikens kultur, Stockholm University

Directeur/Director : Lidén, Kerstin (kerstin.liden@arklab.su.se)

Coordonnées/Contact details : Institutionen för arkeologi och antikens kultur, Stockholms universitet, Wallenberglaboratoriet, 106 91 Stockholm

Description :

Institutionen för arkeologi och antikens kultur består av fem enheter med huvudinriktningarna: antikens kultur och samhällsliv, arkeologi, numismatik, laborativ arkeologi och osteoarkeologi. Förlagt till institutionen är även forskarskolan för kulturhistoriska studier och centrum för evolutionär kulturforskning.

Ett 70-tal är anställda vid institutionen som professorer, forskare, lektorer, forskarstuderande och administratörer (student- och personalfrågor samt IT-relaterade frågor).

Studier kan bedrivas i de olika inriktningarna på grund- och avancerad nivå samt som forskarutbildning. Kurser på grund- och avancerad nivå kan studeras som fristående kurser men även inom ramen för institutionens kandidat och masterprogram.

Vid institutionen ges flera program på grund- och avancerad nivå. Kandidatprogrammet i arkeologi där huvudämnet är antingen arkeologi eller antikens kultur och samhällsliv samt Kandidatprogrammet i klassiska studier där huvudämnena är antikens kultur och samhällsliv, antik grekiska eller latin. Masterprogrammet i arkeologi läses, precis som kandidatprogrammet i arkeologi, med inriktning mot de olika ämnena som institutionen erbjuder.

Från 2012 ges forskarutbildningen i ämnet arkeologi med inriktning mot någon av de fem inriktningarna som institutionen erbjuder.

En mycket viktig del av verksamhet är forskningen, vilken antingen är internt eller externt finansierad. Institutionen för arkeologi och antikens kultur är utsedd till ledande forskningsområde och är därmed ett så kallat profilområde vid Stockholms universitet.

Projets de recherche/Research projects :
– Stenåldersjakt och vikingarnas bakgårdar
– Älgen och Människan i Norr
– Osteologisk analys av kremerat skelettmaterial från yngre järnålder från anläggningar vid gravfälten
– 3D-scanneranalys av Gotlands bildstenar
– Projektbeskrivning, Kring hus och härd
– Numismatiska forskningsgruppen – NFG

North Atlantic Research Unit, University of Bradford

North Atlantic Research Unit, University of Bradford

Directeur/Director : Dockrill Steve (S.J.Dockrill@bradford.ac.uk), Bond Julie (J.M.Bond@bradford.ac.uk)

Coordonnées/Contact details : Bradford School of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 1DP

Description :

The North Atlantic Research Unit (NARU) is based in Archaeological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Bradford.

NARU formalises the research in the North Atlantic region carried out at the University of Bradford since the early 1980s. Currently the team are working on the publication of the Old Scatness/Jarlshof Environs Project, and excavating on Rousay as part of the ‘Orkney Gateway to the Atlantic’ project.

Projets de recherche/Research projects :
– Heart of the Atlantic Project
– Orkney Gateway to the Atlantic
– Old Scatness Broch & Jarlshof Environs Project
– Viking Unst Project 

Geoarchaeology and Environmental History Research Cluster, University of Stirling

Geoarchaeology and Environmental History Research Cluster, University of Stirling

Directeur/Director : Simpson Ian (i.a.simpson@stir.ac.uk)

Coordonnées/Contact details : Biological and Environmental Sciences, School of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, Scotland UK.

Description :

The University of Stirling is internationally recognised for its geoarchaeology and environmental history research programmes that seek to understand the complex relationships between societies and environments in the past. Our focus is on environmental and cultural records in soils, sediments and landscapes. From these records we give historical depth to contemporary environmental issues, elucide long-term human interactions with environmental processes, contribute to discussions on cultural and national identities as they relate to environments and landscapes, and provide a foundation for natural and cultural heritage resources management. Nine full-time academic and research staff are active within this important research arena; we integrate with historians at Stirling through the Centre for Environmental History (CEH) and with research colleagues in different parts of the world including Scotland, Iceland, Greenland, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Greece.

Our research is currently supported by NERC, AHRC, Leverhulme Trust, Carnegie Trust and Historic Scotland, with external research funding secured to 2011. We house the Stirling Micromorphology Laboratory for the manufacture and analyses of soil and sediment thin sections – http://www.thin.stir.ac.uk/ including advanced image analyses facilities and SEM-EDX. We are also home to the Virtual Landscape centre, recreating ancient and archaeological landscapes from integrated geomorphological, palaeonological and historical data sets. Published output in international peer reviewed journals is extensive and we contribute to national and international cultural heritage policy issues and initiatives through Historic Scotland, English Heritage and UNESCO. The CEH is also the foundation of the MRes in Environmental History and undergraduate taught units at all levels

One key emphasis within our research group is in geoarchaeology – the understanding of soil- and sediment- based cultural records, where soils or sediments in the landscape retain relict and fossil soil properties associated with early human activity (anthrosols). Our recent innovative advances (part of the science-based archaeology research community) include theoretical frameworks of landscape and historical ecology, novel micro-analytical and micro-image analyses of soils and sediments in thin sections, soils biomarker analyses and process modelling of early soil-landscape-climate interaction. These advances are permitting new insights into land resource utilisation and organisation by early societies together with their environmental consequences and are complementing, enhancing and challenging documentary and archaeological sources. Projects on these themes have been based in such countries as Scotland, Iceland, Greenland, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Chad and Greece. All projects involve collaboration with archaeologists and other environmental specialists.

Projets de recherche/Research projects :
– Footprints on the Edge of Thule
– Landscapes circum Landnám
– The Papar project
– Agents of Change: Human and Social Dynamics in Mynatnssveit, Iceland, from the Settlement to the present

Centre for the Study of the Viking Age, University of Nottingham

Centre for the Study of the Viking Age, University of Nottingham

Directeur/Director : Jesch Judith (judith.jesch@nottingham.ac.uk)

Coordonnées/Contact details : Centre for the Study of the Viking Age, Trent Building, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham

NG7 2RD

Description :

Our mission is to advance knowledge and understanding of the languages, literatures, history, and visual and material cultures of the Viking Age and its aftermath in the Scandinavian homelands and the Viking diaspora, for both academic and non-academic stakeholders.

We aim to support individual and collaborative research of a high academic standard, and to maximise interdisciplinary opportunities, through collaborative projects, publications, seminars, conferences, lectures, networks and public engagement activities. The Centre provides for the training of the scholars of the future by offering Masters’ courses and modules, and supervising PhD students.

Projets de recherche/Research projects :
– The Viking Diaspora
– Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of the Viking World
– Languages, Myths and Finds
– Genes of the Gallgoídil: Migration of Irish, Hiberno-Norse and other Gaelic-speaking Populations in the Viking Age
– Skaldic Poetry in the Scandinavian Middle Ages

Centre for Nordic Studies, University of the Highlands and Islands

Centre for Nordic Studies, University of the Highlands and Islands

Directeur/Director : Heddle Donna (donna.heddle@uhi.ac.uk)

Coordonnées/Contact details :

Kiln Corner, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1QXShetland College UHI, Gremista, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0PX

Description :

The UHI Centre for Nordic Studies is engaged in interdisciplinary research in, of and for the Highlands and Islands, with an international team of lecturers and researchers that are committed to research of international reach and significance.

As well as scholarly activity, such as gathering new research and writing for leading academic publications, the team also shares their research with a wider public audience through engagement with local and regional community groups and cultural organisations.

Projets de recherche/Research projects :
– The Assembly Project (TAP) – Meeting-places in Northern Europe AD 400-1500
– The Orkney Viking Heritage Project
– The Hjaltland Research Network
– Ongoing: Vikings in Stone? Art, Aesthetics and Identity in Northern England 850-1050
– Vikings in Stone? Art, Aesthetics and Identity in Northern England 850-1050

Institutionen för nordiska språk, Uppsala University

Institutionen för nordiska språk, Uppsala University

Directeur/Director : Nyström Staffan (staffan.nystrom@nordiska.uu.se)

 

Coordonnées/Contact details : Engelska parken, Thunbergsv 3,  Box 527, 751 20 Uppsala

 

Description :

 

Forskningen vid Institutionen för nordiska språk gäller framför allt det svenska språket, men även våra nordiska grannspråk studeras. Både äldre och yngre språkskeden utforskas och även den teoretiska och metodiska omfattningen är vid.

Textforskning, sociolingvistik, namnforskning, runologi, samtalsanalys och stilistik är alla exempel på forskningsgrenar företrädda vid institutionen. Verksamhetens bredd och mångsidighet är därför ett tydligt drag som ger styrka och prägel åt den nordiska forskningen i Uppsala.

Projets de recherche/Research projects :

– The original version of Edda Snorra Sturlusonar?
Studies in Codex Upsaliensis

– Scandinavian Runic-text Database

Institutionen för arkeologi och antik historia, Uppsala University

Institutionen för arkeologi och antik historia, Uppsala University

Directeur/Director : Karlsson Lars (lars.karlsson@antiken.uu.se)

Coordonnées/Contact details : Institutionen för arkeologi och antik historia, Uppsala University, Engelska Parken, Thunbergsvägen 3H, Box 626, 751 26 Uppsala

Description :

Institutionen för arkeologi och antik historia, Uppsala University

The department houses different research projects in the areas of archaeology, classical archaeology, global archaeology and egyptology.

Archaeology works with prehistoric and historic material focussing on theory and the history of the discipline of archaeology as well as cultural historical perspectives. Several projects deal with the interaction between material culture and oral and written sources.

Within classical archaeology, our wide studies span urban life in Pompeij, female musicians in Rome and the depiction of masculinity in Greek comedy.

We also have a wide international distribution when it comes to sites – studies are performed in e.g. Bolivia, the Libyan Desert, the Middle East, Europe and southern Africa as well as in different parts of Sweden and Scandinavia!

Some of our older and completed projects are also documented here. They vary from runestones in Sigtuna as mirrors of the relationship between the town and its surroundings via Intersectionality studies in Classical Archaeology to excavations in Khawaled, Egypt and the long-term Sida/SAREC-supported projects Urban Origins and Human Responses and Contributions to Environmental Change in Africa.

Projets de recherche/Research projects :
– Gamla Uppsala
– Västergarn – Små berättelser i monumentens skugga
– The Ostlänken archaeological investigations in GIS

Centrum för medeltidsstudier, Stockholm university

Centrum för medeltidsstudier, Stockholm university

Directeur/Director : Ferm, Olle (olle.ferm@medeltid.su.se)

Coordonnées/Contact details : Centrum för medeltidsstudier, Stockholms universitet, SE-106 91 Stockholm

Description :

The Centre for Medieval Studies at Stockholm University encourages interdisciplinary research and supports the integration of a range of perspectives, methodologies and theories across a range of academic disciplines.

The Centre hosts international conferences and seminars, and its projects are linked to the research interests of individual scholars or research groups based at Stockholm University.

Research is focused mainly on medieval Europe, from late Antiquity to the early Renaissance, but other cultural regions are also considered within the given time framework.

The range of disciplines includes Archaeology, Art History, Human Geography, French, German, Greek, History and Economic History, Italian, Latin, Scandinavian Languages, and Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology.

Projets de recherche/Research projects :
– Delade värden: kreativa länkar, hybriditet och innovation i vikingatida nätverk
– The Medieval Nordic Legal Dictionary (MNLD)
– Political thought and political action: Scandinavia and Scotland in the later Middle Ages
– Real Property and Movable Goods in Late Medieval Sweden
– Runristandets dynamik. Forskning om runristare, vård och digital kommunikation
– Sveriges mynthistoria före cirka 1100-1318
– Vadstena – space, place and presence
– ”Något gammalt, något blått, något lånat, något fått”. Ädelmetalldepåer som livsbiografier från Skandinaviens yngre järnålder
– Medieval gender history – a Nordic research network

Centre for Viking and Old Norse Studies, Aarhus University

Centre for Viking and Old Norse Studies, Aarhus University

Directeur/Director : Hermann Pernille (norph@dac.au.dk)

Coordonnées/Contact details : Aarhus University, Nordre Ringgade 1, DK-8000 Aarhus C

Description :

The University of Aarhus is a major international centre for Viking and Old Norse Studies, sustaining a vibrant interdisciplinary milieu with frequent seminars and conferences.

Through the MA programme in Scandinavian Languages and Literature (Department of Aesthetics and Communication) we offer English-language summer schools, and a number of MA-courses in Old Norse literature and culture as well as in Viking Studies. All courses are offered as single courses, and can be combined according to individual interests. The faculty in Scandinavian Languages and Literature works closely together with and combines teaching with colleagues from history of religion, history and archaeology.

Old Norse research is primarily literary and cultural historical. Our faculty’s research covers a broad range of Old Norse genres – sagas, myths, history, Eddic and skaldic poetry – and centres around methodological and theoretical issues, such as genre, discourse, orality/literacy, memory culture, as well as critical text editing and translating. Our research is interdisciplinary and often carried out in cooperation with historians, historians of religion, archaeologists and linguists on both a national and international basis.

PhD Scholar Bergdís Þrastardóttir: Þættir, Icelandic sagas, saga genres, oral tradition and oral narratives
Associate Professor Pernille Hermann: Old Norse prose literature, memory culture, orality and literacy
PhD Scholar Mathias Nordvig: Old Norse literature, eddic poetry, the Prose Edda, myths and mythology, orality and literacy
Postdoc Rolf Stavnem: Skaldic poetry, orality, narrativity, text-edition, translation
PhD Scholar Lisbeth H. Torfing: Biographies of things/artefacts, social networks, names and namegiving, orality, kings’ sagas, legendary sagas
Old Norse studies at Aarhus University encourage international cooperation between researchers and students through Visiting Professorships, teaching exchange, frequent seminars and conferences. Over the last few years several international scholars have been affiliated with the program.