DEEM 2012-2013

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 celebrated 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 15, 3 p.m., with Italian I, which is an optional course.

The first mandatory course, Introduction to Bibliography and Sources, starts on December 3. The last course, Editing of Texts II, ends on May 31.

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

Course ECTS Dates Prof.
Italian (intensive, optional) 0 October 15-November 9 Rosina Abalsano (Roma)
Latin I (intensive, optional) 0 November 12-16 Mercé Puig (Barcelona)
Latin II (intensive, optional) 0 November 19-30 Ana Gómez (Barcelona)
Introduction to Bibliography and Sources 4 December 3-14 Massimo Ceresa (Roma)
Christmas Holidays   December 15-January 6  
Medieval Latin I 4 January 7-18 Wim Verbaal (Gent)
Medieval Latin II 2 January 21-25 Pascale Bourgain (Paris)
Palaeography I 4 January 28-February 8 Outi Merisalo (Jyväskylä)
Diplomatic I 4 February 11-22 Cristina Cunha (Porto)
Codicology I 4 February 25-March 8 José Meirinhos (Porto)
Codicology II (decoration) 4 March 11-22 Marta Pavon (Roma)
Easter Holidays   March 23-April 14 (E31)  
Diplomatic II 2 April 15-19 tba
Palaeography II 4 April 22-May 3 Marc Smith (Paris)
Editing of Texts I 4 May 6-17 Paolo Vaciago (Roma Tre)
Editing of Texts II 4 May 20-31 Dominique Poirel (Paris)

II. Research Project: 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.

Total UC: 60 (ECTS)


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

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