DEEM 2014-2015

Complete Programme and Schedule

In 2014-2015 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 (Libera Università Maria Ss. Assunta), in Rome. The Diploma is coordinated by Professor Giacinta Spinosa (Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale, Italia) (email: ).

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

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)

Classes start on Monday, October 20st, with Italian I, which is an optional course.

The first mandatory course, Introduction to Bibliography and Sources, starts on December 1st. The last course, Editing of Texts II, ends on May 29th.

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



  1. The students must participate in all mandatory courses.
  2. In view of their evaluation and in order to pass the course, the students have to submit all the assignments requested by the professors.
Easter Holidays March 23rd – April 12th

Course Credits – ECTS Dates Prof. email
Italian I (intensive, optional) 0 October 20st to 31st Rosina Abalsamo (Roma)
Italian II (intensive, optional) 0 November 3rd – 7th Giuseppe La Grassa (Jyväskylä)
Latin I (intensive, optional) 0 November 10st – 14th Mercè Puig (Barcelona)
Latin II (intensive, optional) 0 November 17th – 28th Ana Gómez Rabal (Barcelona)
Introduction to Bibliography and Sources 4 December 1st – 13th Massimo Ceresa (Roma)
Christmas Holidays December 14th – January 6th
Medieval Latin I 4 January 7th – 17th Wim Verbaal (Gent)
Medieval Latin II 2 January 19th – 23rd Barbara Bartocci (Leuven)
Palaeography I 4 January 26th – February 6th Greti Dinkova-Bruun (Toronto)
Palaeography II 4 February 9th – 20th Marc Smith (Paris)
Codicology I 4 February 23rd – 27th; March 3rd – 6th Alexander Andrée (Toronto)
Codicology II (decoration) 4 March 9th – 20th Marta Pavón Ramírez (Roma)
Diplomatic I 4 April 13st – 24th Rita Cosma (Roma)
Diplomatic II 2 April 27th – 30th Daniel Piñol (Barcelona)
Editing of Texts I 4 May 4th – 15th Pascale Bourgain (Paris)
Editing of Texts II 4 May 18th – 29th Dominique Poirel (Paris)

II. Research

Final Essay / 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 Essay / Research Project (20 ECTS), which is equivalent to the projects requested at the students’ home universities. This Essay / Project (about 6,000 words) 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


Rome Erasmus partner University

Participating Universities

List and contacts of the Universities participating in the Diploma (ERASMUS)

DEEM Alumni

Association des Anciens Étudiants du Diplôme Européen d’Études Médievales

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