Prof. Silvia Di Paolo | PhD

LL.M. (Università degli Studi Roma Tre), Ph.D. (Università degli Studi di Milano)

Short Bio

I am Associate Professor of Medieval and Modern Legal History (2022) at Roma Tre University Law Department. I studied Law at Roma Tre University (2003, JD equivalent) and I obtained a PhD in History of Medieval and Modern Law (2008) from the University of Milan. I have received multiple fellowships in Germany (at the Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte in Frankfurt A/M and at the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel). I have taught Medieval and Modern Legal History; History of Administrative Law and Ius Commune in the Law Department (Roma Tre) and History of Administrative and Judicial Systems in the Political Science Department (Roma Tre).
My main research interests concern the History of Canon Law between the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age with a special focus on the administrative and economic dimension of the Western Church and on the influence of ecclesiastical mechanisms on the formation of European Legal Culture.
I was was co-director of a Trilateral Project on “The Church in Crisis and the Responses of Law: From the Middle Ages to the Age of Reform”; (Centro Italo-Tedesco per l’Eccellenza Europea “Villa Vigoni”, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme). I have also been a member of several other European research projects (promoted by French, German and Italian academic institutions): “Religious Precept and Legal Norm: The Life and History of the Fundamental Dialectic of the Western Legal Tradition”; ERC Consolidator Grant 2020 MICOLL; “Res publica moderna: The Legal Construction of the State”.