DEEM 2013-2014

Complete Programme and Schedule

In 2013-2014 the European Diploma for Medieval Studies (Diplôme européen d’études médiévales // Mediaevalium Studiorum Diploma Europense) takes place at the Istituto S. Tommaso d’Aquino (Pontificia Università San Tommaso d’Aquino), Largo Angelicum, 1 / 00184 Rome.

The Diploma is organized by a web of universities with ERASMUS mobility agreements with LUMSA, in Roma. The Diploma is coordinated by Professor Giacinta Spinosa (Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale, Italia) (e-mail: ).

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


I. Courses: 40 credits (ECTS)

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

Classes start on Monday, October 21st, with Italian I, which is an optional course.

The first mandatory course, Introduction to Bibliography and Sources, starts on December 2nd. The last course, Editing of Texts II, ends on May 30th.

The courses are usually taught in the afternoon, but sometimes in the morning. Changes in the schedule will be announced well in advance.

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 Credits – ECTS Dates Prof. email
Italian I (intensive, optional) 0 21st to 25th October Giuseppe La Grassa (Jyväskylä)
Italian II (intensive, optional) 0 October 28th to November 8th Sara Saccà (Roma)
Latin I (intensive, optional) 0 November 11st – 15th Mercè Puig (Barcelona)
Latin II (intensive, optional) 0 November 18th – 29th Ana Gómez Rabal (Barcelona)
Introduction to Bibliography and Sources 4 December 2nd – 13th Antonella Ghignoli (Roma)
Christmas Holidays December 14th – January 6th
Medieval Latin I 4 January 7th – 17th Wim Verbaal (Gent)
Medieval Latin II 2 January 20th – 24th Barbara Bartocci (Leuven)
Palaeography I 4 January 27th – February 7th Greti Dinkova-Bruun (Toronto)
Palaeography II 4 February 10th – 21st Outi Merisalo (Jyväskylä)
Codicology I 4 February 26th – March 14th (Monday and Tuesday excepted) Emma Condello (Roma)
Codicology II (decoration) 4 March 17th – 28th Marta Pavón Ramírez (Roma)
Diplomatic I 4 March 31st – April 11st Cristina Cunha (Porto)
Easter Holidays April 14th – 27th (E20th)
Diplomatic II 2 April 28th – May 2st Daniel Piñol (Barcelona)
Editing of Texts I 4 May 5th – 16th Pascale Bourgain (Paris)
Editing of Texts II 4 May 19th -30th Dominique Poirel (Paris)

II. Research Project: 20 credits (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 credits: 60 (ECTS)

The students will receive:

  • A Certificate of Participation for the successfully completed courses together with the accumulated ECTS credits.
  • A Diploma in cases where all courses were successfully completed and the final research project approved.



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

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