DEEM 2015-2016

Complete Programme and Schedule

In 2015-2016 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 19tth, with Italian I, which is an optional course.

The first mandatory course, Introduction to Bibliography and Sources, starts on November 30th. The last course, Editing of Texts II, ends on June 3rd.

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.
Course Credits – ECTS Dates Prof. email
Italian I (intensive, optional) 0 October 19th – 30th Rosina Abalsamo (Roma)
Italian II (intensive, optional) 0 November 2nd – 6th Giuseppe La Grassa (Jyväskylä)
Latin I (intensive, optional) 0 November 9th – 13th Mercè Puig (Barcelona)
Latin II (intensive, optional) 0 November 16th – 27th Ana Gómez Rabal (Barcelona)
Introduction to Bibliography and Sources 2 November 30th – December 4th Massimo Ceresa (Roma)
Christmas Holidays December 7th – January 6th
Medieval Latin I 2 January 11th – 15th Barbara Bartocci (Leuven)
Medieval Latin II 4 January 18th – 29rd Wim Verbaal (Gent)
Palaeography I 6 February 1st – 19th Greti Dinkova-Bruun (Toronto)
Palaeography II 4 February 22nd – March 4th Marc Smith (Paris)
Codicology I 4 March 7th – 18th Adrian Papahagi (Cluj-Napoca)
Easter Holidays March 19th – April 3rd
Codicology II (decoration) 4 April 4th – 15th Marta Pavón Ramírez (Roma)
Diplomatic I 4 April 18th – 29th Rita Cosma (Roma)
Diplomatic II 2 May 2nd – 6th Daniel Piñol (Barcelona)
Editing of Texts I 4 May 9th – 20th  (to be defined)
Editing of Texts II 4 May 23th – Junerd 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


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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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