DEEM 2011-2012

Complete Programme and Schedule

The Diploma is organised by a web of Universities with ERASMUS mobility agreements with LUMSA, in Rome.

The Diploma is coordinated by Prof. José Meirinhos (Universidade do Porto, Portugal).

In 2011-2012 the Diploma celebrates his 20th anniversary.

The courses are taught in Italian, with English and French used as supporting languages.

Outside their commitments in the various courses, the students can pursue their own research interests in the numerous libraries and archives in Rome.

The students will receive:

  • Certificate of Participation for the successfully completed courses together with the accumulated UC/ECTS points.
  • Diploma in case all courses were successfully completed and the final research project approved.


I. Courses (40 ECTS)

Classes start on Monday, October 17, 3 p.m., with Italian I, which is an optional course.

The first mandatory course, Introduction to Bibliography and Sources, starts on December 5. The last course, Editing of Texts II, ends on May 25.

The courses are taught in the afternoon, between 3-6 p.m.

The students must participate in all mandatory courses.

In view of their evaluation and in order to pass the course, the students have to submit all the assignments requested by the professors.

Course ECTS Dates Prof.
Italian (optional) 0 October 17-21 Giuseppe La Grassa (Jyväskylä)
Italian (optional) 0 October 24-November 11 Rosina Abalsano (Roma)
Latin I (intensive, optional) 0 November 14-18 Mercé Puig (Barcelona)
Latin II (intensive, optional) 0 November 21-December 2 Ana Gómez (Barcelona)
Introduction to Bibliography and Sources 4 December 5-16 Jakub Kujawinski (Roma)
Christmas Holidays   Decembre 17-January 8  
Medieval Latin I 4 January 9-20 Wim Verbaal (Gent)
Medieval Latin II 2 January 23-27 Gemma Puigvert (Barcelona)
Palaeography I 4 January 30-February 10 Outi Merisalo (Jyväskylä)
Codicology I 4 February 13-24 José Meirinhos (Porto)
Codicology II (decoration) 4 February 27-March 9 Marta Pavon (Roma)
Diplomatic I 4 March 12-23 Cristina Cunha (Porto)
Easter Holidays   March 24-April 15 (E8)  
Diplomatic II (practical exercise) 2 April 16-20 Martin Gravel
Editing of Texts I 4 April 23-May 4 Dominique Poirel (Paris)
Palaeography II 4 May 7-18 Marc Smith (Paris)
Editing of Texts II 4 May 21-25 Pascale Bourgain (Paris)

II. Research (20 UC -ECTS-)

In order to help the students develop as scholars according to the rigorous European demands, the FIDEM Diploma includes a final research project (20 ECTS), which is equivalent to the projects requested at the students’ home universities. This project, which needs to result in a publishable piece of work, will be supervised by a professor at the student’s home university in collaboration with a professor who has taught the  FIDEM course in Rome. The final project will be evaluated by a committee of at least two experts in the field chosen by the student.


Istituto S. Tommaso d’Aquino (Pontificia Università San Tommaso d’Aquino)
Largo Angelicum, 1 / 00184 Rome

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