Serena Ammirati 

Born in Rome (1981), she graduated in Palaeography in 2006 at the “Roma Tre” University of Rome. Since 2010 she has been PhD in «Civiltà e tradizione greca e romana» (obtained at the “Dipartimento di Studi sul Mondo Antico” of “Roma Tre” University, defending a dissertation on bibliology and codicology of ancient Latin book). From October 2010 until September 2012 she was granted a two years fellowship to create a corpus of ancient and late-antique Latin codices. From October 2012 until September 2013 she was granted an annual fellowship in the Department of Humanities in University of Cassino and Lazio meridionale, working on a descriptive catalogue of early medieval manuscripts of grammatical content. In academic years 2012-2014 she has been adjunct professor of Palaeography in “Roma Tre” University. Her main topic of research are the history of the ancient Latin book (its scripts, formats, layouts and morphologies), the history of written culture in mediaeval Rome, the Latin book of juridical content from Antiquity through Middle Ages.

Anna Arpaia

Originally, I come from Pompeii and studied in Naples (Federico II) and Rome (Sapienza), where I graduated in Ancient History. Since 2015, I have been doing my PhD in Florence, researching on ‘Alexandrians and their land properties in Egypt in the 1st century’. I am interested in land economy, tax privileges, Alexandrian chora and particularly in the definition of city ‘élite’ in relation to land ownership. I was granted a DAAD research scholarship in Heidelberg (2017), where I learned to digitalize papyri in both and DCLP. I digitalized the newest editions of documentary and literary papyri from the collection of Florence for the Papyrological Institute ‘G. Vitelli’ and feel honored to join now the project REDHIS.

Marta Bettinazzi 

Born in Palermo (1984), she graduated cum laude in Law in 2008 at the University of Pavia. In 2010 she held a fellowship granted by the Centre for Studies and Research on Ancient Law-CEDANT, working on Roman laws (Leges publicae). Since 2013 she has been PhD in «Roman law and European legal culture» (obtained at University of Pavia and Universität des Saarlandes, defending a dissertation called: La legge nelle declamazioni di Quintiliano. Una nuova prospettiva per lo studio della lex Voconia, della lex Iunia Norbana e della lex Iulia de adulteriis). Her main research interests lie in Roman Law, expecialy the connection between the Roman declamations (in particular the minor declamations ascribed to Quintilian’s school) and the literature of the Roman jurists. 

Francesco Bono 

Francesco Bono (1984) was educated at the University of Pavia, where he completed his law degree and his doctoral program. Alumnus of Almo Collegio Borromeo and of the Institute for Advanced Study of Pavia-IUSS, he graduated cum laude in 2008. His dissertation on the Collatio legum mosaicarum atque romanarum won the Griziotti prize for the best thesis of the School of Law. In 2011 he held a fellowship granted by the Centre for Studies and Research on Ancient Law-CEDANT. In 2012 he defended his Ph.D. thesis. His main research interests lie in Roman Law, in particular in the Late Antiquity and in the Justinian’s age. His studies focus on the connection between the imperial legislation and the literature of the Roman jurists. Secondary interests include the European legal history and the history of historiography (Guizot; Gibbon).

Laurent J. Cases

I studied late-antique politics at the University of California, Santa Barbara where I obtained a BA (2006). Following this, I studied medieval history at the University of Leeds (MA, 2007) before going to the Pennsylvania State University where I studied History and Classics (MA 2012, PhD 2016). My research has focused on administrative reforms of the fourth century. I am particularly interested in the relationship between law and governance in the ancient world as well as the transformation and transmission of leges from 314 to 565, especially in the west, and in the successor kingdoms of the Roman Empire. In addition to this, I maintain an interest in the historiography of the crisis of the third century. Before joining RedHis, I was a lecturer at the Pennsylvania State University and I held a short-term fellowship (PostDoc) at the Dumbarton Oaks Institute in Washington, DC.

Marco Fressura 

He was born in La Spezia in 1978. In 2006 he graduated in Classical Philology at the “Roma Tre” University of Rome. Since 2010 he has been PhD in “Civiltà e tradizione greca e romana” (“Roma Tre” University of Rome). From 2010 to 2013 he was granted a fellowship at the same university, working on a corpus of bilingual Vergilian glossaries (with description, edition and commentaries), which even now represents his main field of research. Since 2012 he has been adjunct professor in Papyrology at the “Roma Tre” University.

Matthijs Wibier 

After studying in Leiden (BA and MA) and St. Andrews (PhD in Classics), I worked at Penn State for two years before joining REDHIS in September 2015. I also held a fellowship in papyrology at Princeton in the summer of 2014. My research interests lie in the intellectual culture and literature of the Roman Empire. I am particularly fascinated by how texts and information circulated, both in terms of intellectual traditions and in terms of the materiality of texts. Thus my research encompasses ancient (legal) scholarship and philosophy, reading culture and education, Latin and Greek literature (mostly prose), and papyrology. Since REDHIS touches on all these aspects of intellectual life under the Roman Empire, I am very excited to be part of it.