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prof. dr. S. Corbellini

Professor "History of Reading in Premodern Europe"

Rosalind Franklin Fellow, 2008 to date

Higher education

 · MA in Germanic Philology, Department of Germanic Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Bologna (Italy). Masters thesis ‘The diffusion of the Visio Tnugdali in Germanic literatures of the Middle Ages’ (cum laude, 19 November 1993). 

· PhD in Middle Dutch Literature, Department of Dutch Literature, Faculty of Arts, University of Leiden (the Netherlands). Supervisor: Prof. dr Frits van Oostrom. Thesis defended on 17 May 2000. Title: Italiaanse deugden en ondeugden. Dirc Potters Blome der doechden en de Italiaanse Fiore di Virtù (Italian Virtues and Vices. Dirc Potter’s Blome der doechden and the Italian Fiore di Virtù). This doctoral thesis offers a comparative study of the Middle Dutch text Blome der doechden, by the Middle Dutch writer Dirc Potter (1370–1428), and the Italian didactic treatise Fiore di virtù, written in Bologna in the first decades of the 14th century. The study attempts to define the relationship between the Middle Dutch and the Italian. The textual and philological analysis is completed by a detailed study of the life of Dirc Potter, who resided in Rome between 1411 and 1412, the first Middle Dutch writer to undertake such a journey.

Previous work experience and research positions

· Research Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leiden (the Netherlands). Coordinator of research and teaching activities, 1 April 1999 to 1 September 1999.

· Department of Western Manuscripts of the LeidenUniversity Library. Co-worker at the Bibliotheca Neerlandica Manuscripta, an online catalogue of manuscripts from the medieval Low Countries, 1 September 1999 to 1 May 2000.

 Research positions

· VU University Amsterdam, Department of Medieval History, Faculty of Arts (the Netherlands). Postdoctoral project De derde orde van Sint-Franciscus in het bisdom Utrecht (The Third Order of St. Francis in the diocese of Utrecht), directed by Prof. dr Koen Goudriaan, 1 April 2000 to 1 October 2003.

  · VU University Amsterdam, Department of Medieval History, Faculty of Arts and Department of Church History, Faculty of Theology (the Netherlands). Postdoctoral project The Italian Quattuor Unum. An analysis of the manuscripts (part of Quattuor Unum. Medieval Gospel Harmonies led by Prof. dr August den Hollander), 1 February 2004 to 1 February 2007.

- University of Groningen, Department of Medieval Dutch Literature (The Netherlands), ERC Starting Grant research project Holy Writ & Lay Readers. A Social History of Vernacular Bible Translations in the Middle Ages, 1 October 2008 to 31 September 2012.

University of Groningen, Department of Medieval History (The Netherlands), COST Action New Communities of Interpretation (2013-2017); NWO-Vrije Competitie Cities of Readers. Religious Literacies in the Long Fifteenth Century (2015-2019).

Teaching positions

· VU University Amsterdam, Department of Medieval History, Faculty of Arts (the Netherlands). Tenured lecturer in Medieval and Early Modern History, 1 January 2001 to 31 August 2008.

· UvA University of Amsterdam, Department of Medieval History, Faculty of Arts (the Netherlands). Fixed-term lecturer in Medieval History, 1 September 2007 to 31 August 2008.

· RUG Groningen, Department of Dutch Literature, Faculty of Arts (the Netherlands). Senior Lecturer in Medieval and Renaissance Dutch Literature, 1 September 2007 to date.

- RUG Groningen, Department of Medieval History, Faculty of Arts (the Netherlands). Senior Lecturer in Medieval History, 1 September 2013 to 1 September 2015.

- RUG Groningen, Department of Medieval History, Faculty of Arts (the Netherlands). Junior Professor "History of Reading in Premodern Europe", 1 September 2015 to 1 September 2017.

- RUG Groningen, Department of Medieval History, Faculty of Arts (the Netherlands). Professor "History of Reading in Premodern Europe", 1 September 2017 to date.

Last modified:06 December 2017 2.25 p.m.

Contact information

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands