Borsa di dottorato a tema vincolato bando FARE: Iustitia mercatoria

 Posted on May 11, 2023

E' stata aperta la procedura per la candidatura ai Corsi di Dottorato di ricerca 39° ciclo presso l'Università di Padova. Sotto la voce "Giurisprudenza" si trovano i dettagli relativi alla borsa di studio per il dottorato di ricerca a tema vincolato del progetto IUSTITIAM finanziato dal bando FARE 2020 (responsabile: prof.ssa Stefania Gialdroni). Si tratta di un progetto sul rapporto tra diritto commerciale, iconografia/iconologia della giustizia e spazi urbani. Il SSD è IUS/19. L'avviso e le istruzioni sono disponibili al sito La scadenza per l'invio delle candidature tramite la procedura informatica è il 7 giugno alle ore 13.00. Per qualsiasi informazione l'Ufficio Dottorato di Ricerca è a disposizione all'indirizzo email

P.I.: Stefania Gialdroni (mail: stefania - Prof.ssa ordinaria di Storia del diritto medievale e moderno, Università degli Studi di Padova - Dipartimento di diritto privato e critica del diritto.

PI of the ERC Consolidator Grant MICOLL: Migrating Commercial Law and Language. Rethinking Lex Mercatoria (11th-17th Cent.) -

PI of the FARE Grant (MUR) IUSTITIAM: Iustitia Mercatoria. Places, Spaces and Iconographies of Mercantile Justice in Europe (11th-17th Cent.)

𝐂𝐟𝐏: 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧 𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬: 𝐌𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐮𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 (𝟏𝟏𝐭𝐡-𝟏𝟕𝐭𝐡 𝐂𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬)

 Posted on March 31, 2023

  • We are looking for contributors to our panel on merchants and urban space as part of a major 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐅𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐚, 𝐈𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐲, 𝟏𝟑-𝟏𝟔 𝐒𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑 (conference link: https ://
  • Papers can focus on any aspect of the relationship between merchants and commerce on the one side and architecture, urban planning, and urban politics on the other (see full abstract below).
  • Papers can be in 𝐄𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡 or 𝐈𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐧
  • The panel is a collaboration between the ERC Cog MICOLL (Migrating Commercial Law and Language) and the Italian FARE Grant IUSTITIAM (Iustitia Mercatoria). Coordinators: Prof. Stefania Gialdroni (Università degli Studi di Padova), Dr. Jake Dyble (Università degli Studi di Padova), Dr. Chiara Lo Giudice (Università degli Studi di Padova).
  • The conference - Beyond the Gaze: Interpreting and Understanding the City - is organized by AISU (Associazione Italiana di Storia Urbana) with the Department of Architecture of the University of Ferrara.
  • 𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐌𝐚𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐅𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 (𝐒𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝟑.𝟕: 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧 𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬) .
  • A short abstract is required (max 5000 characters including spaces).
Follow this link to propose your paper. We look forward to reading your proposals!

AISU 2023

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Lectures by Prof. Albrecht Cordes

 Posted on March 13, 2023

It is a pleasure and an honour to announce that Prof. Albrecht Cordes (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main), external expert of the ERC CoG #Micoll, will give two lectures on the history of commercial law in Luebeck and Frankfurt on Tuesday 21 March at 5:00 pm and on Wednesday 22 March at 10:00 am at the Department of Private Law and Critique of Law of the University of Padua. If you want to join on Zoom, write an email to:

You can download the leaflet here.

New post-doc position on mercantile justice (and art) at the University of Padua

Posted on December 16, 2023

Are you an art historian, historian of architecture, or legal historian with a passion for visual arts? Then this call for a post-doc position might interest you! The project is called Iustitia Mercatoria. Places, Spaces, and Iconographies of Mercantile Justice in Europe (11th-17th Cent.) - IUSTITIAM and is financed by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (Call FARE 2020).

The project is linked to the ERC Micoll.

Full details: here.

First Workshop - December 2 2022

Posted on November 21, 2023

The first workshop of the project will be held on December 2 2022 at Caffé Pedrocchi (Sala Rossini), Padua.

You can download the leaflet with the program here.

You can consult the full program online here.

Jacob Fugger

Kickoff Meeting - March 25 2022

Posted on November 23, 2023

The Kickoff meeting of the project will be held on March 25 2022 at the University of Padova, Aula D'Ayala Palazzo Bo. You can download the program of the meeting here.

6 open positions at the University of Padua

Posted on November 29, 2021

6 calls for research grants within the framework of the ERC-Consolidator Grant MICOLL are open until December 17th, 2021 and are available on the website of the Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy. The 6 positions are divided into 3 calls available in Italian and English (see links below).

The calls are addressed to PhD graduates, or graduates with a Master’s degree in legal, historical, economic, archival, paleographic, diplomatic and linguistic disciplines, with a suitable and documented academic and professional experience in an area related to the aforementioned research fields. The position, which is called “assegno di ricerca”, is similar to a “post-doc” position even though a PhD is not necessary but only recommended in order to apply. The contracts will start on the 1st of March 2022 and will last 36 months.

They are all very interdisciplinary as the focus of the project relies in the relationship between legal and economic history and historical linguistics. The overall aim is, in fact, to analyze the development of commercial law between the 11th and 17th centuries, in the geographical area comprising Northern Italy and present-day Germany, through the tools of historical linguistics. The borrowing and transfer of legal terms will be carried out through a comprehensive and systematic survey of medieval and early modern legal sources, in particular commercial letters, contracts and statutes, both published and unpublished. The analysis of technical-legal words used in commercial transactions will allow to verify the impact of merchants’ migrations on the development of law as well as on social and economic history. The archival research will focus in the first instance on the following archives: Archivio di Stato di Venezia (Venice), Archivio di Stato di Genova (Genoa), Stadtarchiv Nürnberg (Nuremberg) and Archiv der Hansestadt Lübeck. The project foresees the creation of a "Glossary of Medieval Commercial Law Terms" and of interactive digital maps of the routes that connected Venice with Northern Europe and the Tyrrhenian Sea.

The first step of the evaluation will take into account the qualifications, the academic and professional career and the publications of the candidate. Those who will pass the first step of the evaluation will have access to the interview. The interviews will take place on January 24, 25 and 26, 2022 (at the University of Padua or via Zoom).

Website of the Department of Private Law and Critique of Law

The calls are available also here:

  1. Call 1: Two "Legal historians"
  2. Call 2: Two "Paleographers"
  3. Call 3: Two "Linguists"