A day trip along the canals

Learning by experience! Stefania Gialdroni, Chiara Lo Giudice, David De Concilio and Jake Dyble along the waterways used by merchants from the Middle Ages until the 1960s to transport men and goods. Thanks to the director of the Museum of river navigation (Museo della navigazione fluviale), Maurizio Ulliana, yesterday we had the opportunity to navigate…

Matthias Heinz on italianisms

Next Tuesday, February 27th, at 3pm, prof. Matthias Heinz (University of Salzburg), director of the database OIM (Osservatorio degli italianismi nel mondo), will be our guest at the Department of Private Law and Critique of Law of the University of Padua to talk about the diffusion of words of Italian origin in the world. It…

Denise Bezzina has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant!

Denise Bezzina, former member of MICOLL’s team and currently Research fellow in Medieval History at the University of Genoa, has just been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for her PatriFem project “Charting Female Property and Patrimonial Rights in Law and Practice Across Western Europe (12th-16th Centuries)”. Congratulations on this amazing achievement! Denise will analyze the…

Dr Jake Dyble winner of the STARS@UNIPD Grant 2023

Another great success for one of MICOLL’s team members! Our postdoc Jake Dyble won the STARS Grant (Supporting TAlent in ReSearch) of the University of Padua with his project “Avania: Commerce, Orientalism, and Law in Early Modern Europe” (AvCOL). Well done! The STARS call positively pushes candidates to pursue and train for excellence overall, to familiarize with…

“Cities within Cities”: Panel 3.7, AISU Conference: University of Ferrara

Thanks to all the participants of our panel 3.7 “Cities within cities. Merchants and urban space between integration and marginalization (11th-17th Centuries)” which took place this morning at the University of Ferrara within the framework of the 11th AISU (Associazione italiana di storia urbana) conference “Beyond the Gaze. Interpreting and understanding the city”. In order…

Across the Alps, following the ancient trade routes

Micoll’s first residential seminar (Bressanone/Brixen, 26-29 June 2023) was an opportunity not only to talk about two classics of the history of commercial law (Goldschmidt) and the history of the Italian language (Migliorini), but also to discover the Alpine region around Brixen and to experience first-hand the difficulty, but also the beauty, of some of…

ASDIMM Conference: University of Bologna

Tomorrow our PI Stefania Gialdroni is going to present a paper on the role and impact of the ERC Grants on legal-historical research in Italy at the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna on the occasion of the ASDIMM (Associazione degli storici del diritto medievale e moderno / Association of Medieval and Modern Law Historians)…

On the trail of the ancient Via Postumia in Verona

A few days ago we made a little journey to discover the remains of the ancient Via Postumia still visible in the city of Verona as well as some places relevant to medieval merchants such as the “Corte Sgarzerie”, an area next to Piazza delle Erbe, which was deeply linked to the processing and trade of…

Frankfurt and Lübeck: Prof. Albrecht Cordes at the University of Padua

It is a pleasure to announce that Prof. Albrecht Cordes (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main), external expert of Micoll, will give two lectures on the history of commercial law in Luebeck and Frankfurt on Tuesday 21 March at 5pm and Wednesday 22 March at 10am at the Department of Private Law and Critique of Law of the…