Dr. Elisabetta Scirocco

Dr. Elisabetta Scirocco

Wissenschaftliche Assistentin

Main Focus

  • Medieval Art and Architecture, with a geographical focus on Central and Southern Italy
  • Concepts, Aesthetics and Functions of Sacred Space in Western Christianity
    from the Middle Ages to the post-Vatican II
  • Historiography, Collections, and Restorations of Medieval Art
  • Textual Sources for Art History and Translation Studies
  • Cultural Heritage and Natural Disasters

Research Projects

Concepts and Practices of Sacred Space in Medieval South Italy
Mapping Sacred Spaces: Forms, Functions, and Aesthetics in Medieval Southern Italy
Neapel und die Naturkatastrophen: eine Kunsthistorische Katastrophenforschung

Publications (Selection)

  • "La Chiesa napoletana del Corpo di Cristo: reliquie e processioni", in Reliquie in processione nell'Europa medievale, ed. Vinni Lucherini, Rome 2018, pp. 131–158.
  • "Liturgical Installations in the Cathedral of Salerno: The Double Ambo in its Regional Context Between Sicilian Models and Local Liturgy", in Romanesque Cathedrals in Mediterranean Europe (11th–12th centuries). Ritual Staged and Sceneries, ed. Gerardo Boto-Varela and Justin E.A. Kroesen, Turnhout 2016, pp. 205–221.
  • "Jonah, the Whale and the Ambo: Image and Liturgy in Medieval Campania", in The Antique Memory and the Middle Ages, ed. Ivan Foletti and Zuzana Frantová, Rome 2015, pp. 87–123.
  • "La lastra con Giona e il mostro marino nel Bode-Museum: un'opera medievale o un falso?", in Survivals, revivals, rinascenze. Studi in onore di Serena Romano, ed. Nicolas Bock, Ivan Foletti and Michele Tomasi, Rome 2017, pp. 235–250.
  • (with) Gerhard Wolf, The Italian South: Transcultural Perspectives, special issue of the journal Convivium, V.1, 2018.

Publications (OPAC-Research)

Curriculum Vitae

Elisabetta Scirocco studied Italian Philology and Art History at the University of Naples Federico II. She received a PhD in Art History from the same University (2010) and a Master's Qualification in Translation from the Scuola Superiore per Mediatori Linguistici, Vicenza (2011). She has been research collaborator of the PRIN-Project Per un atlante informatico della scultura a Napoli in età angioina e aragonese at the University of Naples Federico II (2004–2005), doctoral visiting researcher at the Humbolt University Berlin in 2009 (Sonderforschungsbereich 640 Repräsentationen sozialer Ordnungen im Wandel, Teilprojekt C5 Topologie der Erinnerung. Neapolitanische Adelsgrabmäler als Netzwerke der Selbstdarstellung), postdoctoral researcher in the ERC-Project FP7/2007–2013 HistAntArtSI in 2013–2014 (Historical Memory, Antiquiarian Culture, Artistic Patronage, Social Identities in the Centres of Southern Italy between the Medieval and Early Modern Period), and Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin at the Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung (Berlin), Research Group Geschichte der Gefühle (2015).
She held a doctoral fellowship from the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) and a postdoctoral fellowship from the Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici of the University of Naples Federico II. She contributed to a digital project dedicated to textual sources for Neapolitan Art History (16th–19th centuries) in collaboration with the Fondazione Memofonte (Florence), and participated in the concept and organization of the exhibition Florenz! (Bonn, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 21.11.2013–9.04.2014).
From 2010 to 2015, she has been part of the Department directed by Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wolf at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz–Max-Planck-Institut, as Wissenschaftliche Assistentin and Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin; she is currently affiliated to the same Department for the project Storia dell'arte e catastrofi: l'Italia sismica (sta-sis), initiated together with Gerhard Wolf and Carmen Belmonte in 2014.
She is invited lecturer in History of Medieval Art at the Masaryk University of Brno (WS 2012–2013, 2014–2015, 2016–2017) and voluntary assistant to the chair History of Medieval Art (Prof. Dr. Vinni Lucherini) at the University of Naples Federico II. In 2019, she has been Hans Belting Visiting Fellow at the Center for Early Medieval Studies, Brno.
Since 2015, she is member of the core academic staff of the Department III at the Bibliotheca Hertziana, directed by Prof. Dr. Tanja Michalsky.

Memberships/honorary positions
Co-founder, and member of the Editorial Committee, of the journal Convivium. Exchanges and Interactions in the Arts of Medieval Europe, Byzantium, and the Mediterranean (Seminarium Kondakovianum, Series Nova)
Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Confronto. Studi e ricerche di storia dell'arte europea
Member of the Editorial Committee of the series Acta Mediaevalia Brunensia, Viella Editore.
Member of the Scientific Committee of the interdisciplinary research project Per la restituzione di un patrimonio identitario dopo la catastrofe: "I Monumenti storici artistici della città di Aquila e suoi contorni" di Angelo Leosini come corpus digitale semantico online, based at the University of L'Aquila, directed by Prof. Dr. Cristiana Pasqualetti
Member of the Center for Early Medieval Studies, Masaryk University, Brno

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