Giorgia Vocino

Giorgia Vocino


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Faculty of History  • University of Cambridge

Giorgia Vocino carried out her PhD project between the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice and the École Pratique des Hautes Études of Paris (2006-2010). After obtaining a Rubicon Grant (co-funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research and the Marie Curie Actions) she was appointed a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of History and Art History at the University of Utrecht (2011-2013). She joined the Institute for Medieval Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in October 2013. Vocino's present research focuses on the competition between various important episcopal churches in Carolingian-dominated Italy, through an analysis of the hagiography written within this context. As a supplementary research project, she has also started to work on early medieval Roman hagiography (7th-9th century) and episcopal identities, representation and self-fashioning in early medieval Italy. The overarching theme in her research centers on the transmission of classical and late antique literature in the early Middle Ages, a phenomenon that is particularly prominent and well-documented in the Italian peninsula.

Selected Publications:

  • Under the aegis of the saints. Hagiography and Power in early Carolingian northern Italy, Early Medieval Europe 22/1 (2014), 26-52.
  • “Triginta autem Brixienses sunt episcopi quos meminimus”. Mémoire épiscopale et hagiographie à l’époque carolingienne: le dossier de saint Filastre évêque de Brescia, in Rerum gestarum scriptor. Histoire et historiographie au Moyen Âge , eds. M. Coumert, M.-C. Isaïa, K. Krönert and S. Shimahara (PUPS: Paris, 2012) 313-328.
  • Hagiography as an instrument for political claims in the Carolingian Northern Italy: the Saint Syrus dossier (BHL 7976 and 7978), in An Age of Saints? Power, Conflict and Dissent in Early Medieval Christianity, eds. P. Booth, M. Dal Santo and P. Sarris (Brill: Leiden 2011) 169-186.
  • Haut Moyen Âge, in Dictionnaire des Concepts Nomades en Sciences Humaines, ed. O. Christin, (Editions Metailié: Paris 2010) 189-201. Le traslazioni di reliquie in età carolingia (fine VIII-IX secolo): uno studio comparativo, Rivista di Storia e Letteratura Religiosa, XLIV (2008), 207-255.
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