Maddalena Signorini, SIMS Fellow (Kislak), on Petrarch

Maddalena Signorini is the second SIMS-Italian Studies Fellow in Italian Manuscript Studies. The fellowship is sponsored by the Center for Italian Studies, the Italian Studies section of the Department of Romance Languages, and the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies. The recipient spends one week at Penn working on manuscript material from the library’s collections of rare books and manuscripts, offering, in exchange, a graduate-student workshop and a lecture on the research conducted while in residence. See

Professor Signorini teaches Latin Paleography and Codicology at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy. Her research focuses on Medieval literacy, on the first writing in Romance vernaculars, and, in more recent years, on Petrarch’s and Boccaccio’s handwriting, books and libraries.

During her fellowship, she will be examing a selection of XV century Italian manuscripts with the aim at setting them in the more broad context of the Italian book production. 

Her talk is entitled "Texts on Flyleaves. An Investigation on Petrarch’s Writing Uses" and will be held on Thursday, Februray 27, 2020, 5:15 pm, Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center. 

27 February 2020
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

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