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Andrea Maraschi

Professore a contratto

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Agro-Alimentari

Curriculum vitae

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

from July 2021 to present: 

  • Postdoctoral researcher. Università degli Studi di Bari, Department DISUM. Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca “Seminario di Storia della Scienza”. Research project: Il “meraviglioso” nel Regno di Napoli in età moderna: produzione di gemme e pietre artificiali, SSD: M-STO/05. Supervised by Prof. Francesco De Ceglia

from September 2021 to present:

  • Lecturer in Anthropology of Food, undergraduate, 6 cfu. Università degli Studi di Bologna, Department of Scienze e Tecnologie agro-alimentari

 

from February 2018 to February 2021: 

  •  Lecturer in Medieval History, undergraduate, 9 cfu. Università degli Studi di Bari, Department LeLia

 

from February 2019 to February 2020:

  • Lecturer in Economic and Social History of the Middle Ages, undergraduate, 6 cfu. Università degli Studi di Bari, Department DISUM

 

from October 2014 to October 2017:

  • Postdoctoral researcher. University of Iceland, Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies. Research project: Food and magic in medieval Iceland: graphophagy, cannibalism, and sympathetic magic

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

2013 Ph.D. in Medieval History, Università degli Studi di Bologna

  • Thesis: Mangia, bevi, ama. Cibo e rituali alimentari del matrimonio nell’Occidente altomedievale Supervisor: Prof. Massimo Montanari

 

2010  MA in Medieval History, Università degli Studi di Bologna

  • Thesis: I miracoli alimentari di San Colombano: l’originalità, la tradizione, la simbologia. Supervisor: Prof. Massimo Montanari

 

2008  BA in Modern Humanities, Università degli Studi di Bologna

  • Thesis: L’alimentazione dei Franchi al tempo di Gregorio di Tours. Supervisor: Prof. Massimo Montanari

 

 

FULL LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Monographs

  • A. Maraschi, Un banchetto per sposarsi. Matrimonio e rituali alimentari nell’Occidente altomedievale, Spoleto, CISAM, 2014
  • A. Maraschi, Similia similibus curantur. Cannibalismo, grafofagia e “magia” simpatetica nel Medioevo (500-1500), Spoleto, CISAM, 2020

 

Monographs in course of preparation

  • A. Maraschi and F. Tasca, Food&Boundaries. The Symbolic and Ritual Function of Food as Border from Augustine to William of Rubruck (400-1250 AD), Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2022 (forthcoming)

 

Edited Monographs

  • A. Maraschi (ed.), Becoming a Witch. Women and Magic in Medieval Europe (ca. 500-1400), Budapest, Trivent Publishing, 2022 (forthcoming)
  • V. Gyönki and A. Maraschi (eds.), Food in Medieval Scandinavia (Kalamazoo and Bradford: Arc Humanities Press, 2021), in course of publication

 

Articles and chapters

  • A. Maraschi, “I miracoli alimentari di San Colombano: l’originalità, la tradizione e la simbologia”, Studi Medievali LII (2011), pp. 517 – 576
  • A. Maraschi, “Cibo e miracoli nella letteratura agiografica altomedievale (VI-VII sec)”, Proposte e ricerche, 71 (2/2013), pp. 145-167
  • A. Maraschi, “Un lessico universale. La figura biblica del banchetto di nozze e la sua ricezione nell'alto Medioevo”, Fonti per lo studio delle culture antiche e medievali, a cura di M. Malatesta, D. Rigato, V. Cappi, Bologna, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà - DiSCi (2014): http://amsacta.unibo.it/3449/
  • A. Maraschi, “Parlare attraverso il cibo. Banchetti e artifici gastronomici per le nozze Bentivoglio-D’Este (Bologna, 1487)”, Proposte e Ricerche, 74 (2015), pp. 179-186
  • A. Maraschi, “Sympathy for the Lord. The Host and elements of sympathetic magic in late medieval exempla”, Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures 43, 3 (2017), pp. 209-230
  • A. Maraschi, “When Banquets Were Dangerous for the Soul. Church Opposition to Wedding Feasts in Medieval Times”, Proceedings of the 2018 Dublin Gastronomy Symposium (2018): https://arrow.dit.ie/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1114&context=dgs
  • A. Maraschi, “Red Lights in the Sky, Hunger in Sight. Aurora Borealis and Famine Between Experience and Rhetoric in the Early Middle Ages”, Revista de História da Sociedade e da Cultura 18, 2018: 301-319.
  • A. Maraschi, “Hunger Games: Magic, Miracles and Rituals to Fight Famine in Medieval Scandinavia”, Arkiv för nordisk filologi 133 (2018): 29-51.
  • A. Maraschi, F. Tasca, “Aux limites de l’hérésie et de la magie. L’ordalie du pain et du fromage”, Food&History 16, 1 (2018): 49-67
  • A. Maraschi, “Eaten Hearts and Supernatural Knowledge in Eiríks saga rauða”, Scandia: Journal of Medieval Norse Studies 1 (2018): 25-47. http://www.periodicos.ufpb.br/index.php/scandia/article/view/41271/21456
  • A. Maraschi, “The Seed of Hope: Acorns from Famine Food to Delicacy in European History”, Seeds: Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery 2018, ed. M. McWilliams (London: Prospect Books, 2019): 177-185
  • A. Maraschi, “There is More than Meets the Eye. Undead, Ghosts and Spirits in the Decretum of Burchard of Worms”, Thanatos 8, 1 (2019): 29-61
  • A. Maraschi, “Wine, bread, and water, between doctrine and alternative. Norms and practical issues concerning the eucharistic liturgy and baptism in thirteenth-century Europe”, Revista de História da Sociedade e da Cultura 19 (2019): pp. 323-344.
  • A. Maraschi, “Sympathetic Graphophagy in Late Medieval Scandinavian Leechbooks and Collections of Charms”, in Civilizations of the Supernatural: Witchcraft, Ritual, and Religious Experience in Late Antique, Medieval, and Renaissance Traditions, ed. Fabrizio Conti, Advances in the History of Magic, Witchcraft and Religion 1 (Budapest: Trivent Publishing, 2020), pp. 247-264
  • A. Maraschi, “The Power of Eating Together, or the Story of Why Banquets Were the Core of Marriage in the Past”, Food&Power: Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery 2019, ed. M. McWilliams (London: Prospect Books, 2020): 192-200.
  • A. Maraschi, “Learning from the Past to Understand the Present. 536 A.D. and Its Consequences for Mythical (and Historical) Landscapes”, Ceræ: an Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 6 (2019): 23-44.
  • A. Maraschi, “Taboo or Magic Practice? Cannibalism as Identity Marker for Giants and Human Heroes in Medieval Iceland”, Parergon 37, 1 (2020): 1-26.
  • A. Maraschi, “Þórgunna’s Dinner and Other Medieval Liminal Meals: Food as Mediator Between This World and the Hereafter”, in Paranormal Encounters in Iceland 1150-1400, eds. Ármann Jakobsson and Miriam Mayburd (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2020), pp. 49-70.
  • A. Maraschi, “The Impact of Christianization on Identity-Marking Foods in the Medieval North: Between Pagan Survivals, New Dietary Restrictions, and Magic Practice”, Food&History 17,2 (2020): 153-181.
  • A. Maraschi, “The fimbulvetr myth as medicine against cultural amnesia and hybris”, Scandinavian-Canadian Studies 28 (2021), forthcoming.
  • A. Maraschi, “A World Imbued With Sorcery? The Fight between Christian and non-Christian Powers in 4th- and 5th-Century Christendom”, in Civilizations of the Supernatural: Witchcraft, Ritual, and Religious Experience in Late Antique, Medieval, and Renaissance Traditions, ed. Fabrizio Conti and Elizabeth Ann Pollard, Advances in the History of Magic, Witchcraft and Religion 2 (Budapest: Trivent Publishing, 2021), in course of publication
  • A. Maraschi, “Forever Young, Forever Full. Magic, Faith, and the Annihilation of time in Medieval Icelandic Literature”, in Time, Space & Narrative in Medieval Icelandic Literature, ed. Emily Diana Lethbridge, Turnhout: Brepols (forthcoming, 2022)
  • A. Maraschi, “The Tree of the Bourlémonts. Gendered Beliefs in Fairies and Their Transmission from Old to Young Women in Joan of Arc’s Domrémy”, in Cultural Exchanges: Some Cases in the Domain of Folklore, Magic, and Witchcraft, ed. Marina Montesano (Leiden: Brill, 2021), 21-32
  • A. Maraschi, “Companions of God. Horses in Early Medieval Hagiography (VI-VII Cent.)”, in Saints and Sinners on Horseback, ed. Miriam Bibby (Budapest: Trivent Publishing, 2021), forthcoming
  • A. Maraschi, “Prima di Gennaro: Virgilio mago, protettore e medico di Napoli nelle pagine di Gervasio di Tilbury”, in The Uncertain Borders of Nature. Natural and Preternatural in the Kingdom of Naples (Roma: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2021), forthcoming
  • A. Maraschi, “Bera’s meal. Cannibalism and Magic in Hrólfs saga kraka and in the Medieval Icelandic ‘fantastic’ worldview”, in Of Man Eating Man: Medieval and Early Modern Cannibalism, ed. Thomas Ballhausen, Chris Doyle, and Christa Tuczay, Explorations in Medieval Culture Series (Leiden: Brill, 2021), forthcoming
  • A. Maraschi, “The Frozen Middle Ages. Elsa as a Contemporary Joan of Arc?,” in 21st Century Medievalisms: Between the Global and Individual, edited by Karl C. Alvestad (Budapest: Trivent Publishing, 2021), forthcoming
  • A. Maraschi, “Rules for attending wedding banquets in early medieval Europe: a matter of fun, excess, and moral integrity,” Food&History 19, 2 (2021): forthcoming
  • A. Maraschi, “Magic, Miracles and Rituals to Fight Famine in Old Norse literature”, in Food Culture in Medieval Scandinavia, eds. Viktória Gyönki and Andrea Maraschi (Kalamazoo and Bradford: Arc Humanities Press, 2021), in course of publication
  • A. Maraschi and V. Gyönki, “A New History of Medieval Scandinavia”, in Food Culture in Medieval Scandinavia, eds. Viktória Gyönki and Andrea Maraschi (Kalamazoo and Bradford: Arc Humanities Press, 2021), in course of publication
  • A. Maraschi, “The Laws of Sympathy at Play in Late Medieval and Early Modern Scandinavian Magic and Medicinal Practice”, Religioni e Medicina. Dall’Antichità all’Età Contemporanea, ed. Igor Baglioni (forthcoming)

 

 

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

  • Il cavaliere inesistente: la figura di Alberto da Giussano tra medioevo e contemporaneità (with E. Bacchi, M. Cavalazzi, E. Dumas), University of Bologna (2012)
  • Food is language. Utopias and daily basic needs in the Middle Ages, 25 November 2014, Miðaldastofa Háskóla Íslands, Reykjavík (University of Iceland)
  • Le forme assembleari nell’alto Medioevo, Sala del Consiglio Comunale, 3 July 2014, Belvedere Ostrense (AN)
  • Matrimoni e banchetti nell'alto Medioevo, Sala del Consiglio Comunale, 18 December 2014, Belvedere Ostrense (AN), with Lorenzo Tanzini (University of Cagliari) and Riccardo Piccioni (University of Macerata)
  • Feeding the soul. The magic and divine taste of the Host in late medieval exempla, First International Conference on Food History and Food Studies 26-27 March 2015, Tours (France)
  • From the Otherworld to Heaven. Alterations in the symbolic significance of food in Ireland from pagan to Christian times, 15th International Congress of Celtic Studies 13-17 July 2015, Glasgow (UK)
  • Solar cycle, climatic events and famine in Late Medieval Europe: is there a correlation between wheat prices and aurora borealis?, in Le temps et les temps: phénomènes naturel, disettes et approvisionnement alimentaire entre le moyen âge et les temps modernes, with Alessandra Cianciosi, Elisa Erioli and Francesca Pucci Donati, 2e Conférence Internationale d’Histoire et des Cultures de l’Alimentation, Tours (France), 26-27 May 2016
  • Hunger games: magic miracles and rituals to fight famine in medieval Scandinavia, International Medieval Congress 2016, Leeds, 4-7 July 2016
  • Forever young, forever full. Magic, faith and the annihilation of time in Medieval Icelandic literature, ‘Time, Space & Narrative in Medieval Icelandic Literature’ 17th-18th March 2017, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland)
  • Eating spells and prayers: medicinal remedies between magic, religion and science in the late-medieval North, Religioni e Medicina. Dall’Antichità all’Età contemporanea (5-9 giugno 2018, Velletri)
  • When banquets were dangerous for the soul. Church opposition to wedding feasts in early medieval times, Dublin Gastronomy Symposium 2018
  • The seed of hope. Acorns from famine food to delicacy in European history, Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2018
  • The power of eating together, or the story of why banquets were the core of marriage in the past, Oxford Symposium oo Food and Cookery 2019
  • “The sky was seen to be on fire”: Aurorae, meteors, and other signs of fire in the early medieval skies, Session 318: Blending the boundaries: the four elements in the Middle ages, II – Air and Fire, Monday 6 July 2020, IMC Leeds 2020
  • Chair of Session 146: Food and boundaries. Food as a religious, gender, and social marker in late medieval times, Monday 6 July 2020, IMC Leeds 2020
  • Magic in fourth- and fifth-century Christendom: from Constantine to Augustine – International seminar organized by Elizabeth A. Pollard (San Diego University) and Fabrizio Conti (John Cabot University), Magic in the Roman World, March 13, 2021
  • Cultural cannibalism in the Picatrix: A dangerous knowledge at the court of Alphonso X of Castile, CEU Central European University, June 23, 2021
  • Panel Chair, “Animali. Miti, saperi, simbologie, convegno in ricordo di Enrico Comba”, 7-10 July 2021, Hotel Villa Artemis, Nemi (Rome)
  • “Carnival in late medieval sermons: a time of overeating in pagan fashion”, Fat Worlds. Feasters and Loafers in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times, 8-11 September 2021, Goethe-University of Frankfurt
  • “Humans eating humans are animals. Episodes of cannibalism between Christians and Muslims between the 11th and the 13th century”, The 3rd International Interdisciplinary Conference, “Food and Drink as a Curse”, 13-14 September 2021. Organized by Pedagogical University of Krakow and Technological University Dublin

 

INVITED LECTURES

  • Alimentazione e comunicazione nel Medioevo, 4 March 2014, University of Macerata
  • Signs in the early medieval skies. Why, what...and who?, 3rd annual Networks & Neighbours Symposium 3-4 July 2015, Leeds (UK)
  • Da guardare da sognare da inventare il rapporto dell'uomo con il cibo e la tavola nel Medioevo, Feste Medievali, convegno "Convivialità e Condivisione" a cura dell’Accademia della Crescia, 20 July 2015, Offagna (AN)
  • L' occhio e la sua parte Maestro Martino e la spettacolarità dei banchetti bassomedievali, University of Macerata, 18 November 2015
  • The forbidden feast, University of Groningen, 14-16 November 2016, with Sarah Willemsen. Paper title: When banquets were dangerous for the soul. The Church against wedding feasts in medieval times
  • Mangiare, condividere, legittimare. Il banchetto nuziale come “rituale di passaggio” attraverso i secoli. University of Parma, 11/10/2017
  • “Il miele nella storia gastronomica occidentale: dai calici degli dèi alle tavole rinascimentali”, 15 giugno 2019, Palazzo Cesi, Acquasparta: Il miele. Dall’Apiarium di Federico il Lince al palato: per un percorso storico-sensoriale lungo i secoli, organized by prof. A. Dal Bosco
  • “Suo specialiter, sua singulariter. L’amore proibito di Pietro Abelardo ed Eloisa”, Ciclo di seminari “Amori proibiti”, Uniba, Dipartimento LeLiA, 12/11/2019
  • “Il santo, il guerriero, il contadino. Forme di eroismo nel ‘medioevo’”, Ciclo di seminari “Eroi ed eroismo”, Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”, Dipartimento LeLiA, 19/11/2019
  • “Middle Rages: la battaglia per l’appropriazione del medioevo”, Ciclo di seminari “Anatomia del mondo contemporaneo”, Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”, Dipartimento LeLiA, 11/05/2020
  • Book presentation: "Similia similibus curantur. Cannibalismo, grafofagia, e "magia" simpatetica nel medioevo (500-1500)", Spoleto: CISAM, 2020, Festival di Antropologia e Storia delle Religioni “Nella Terra di Diana” (Genzano di Roma-Nemi, 3-6 settembre 2020)
  • “Magia e religione nell’alto medioevo: amuleti, pozioni, e formule da ‘ingerire’”, organized by prof. Francesca Roversi Monaco, Università di Bologna, 30/10/2020
  • “The Frozen Middle Ages”, Medioevo e Medievalismi, organized by prof. Francesca Roversi Monaco, Università di Bologna, 26/02/2021
  • “Mito e medievalismi del Ragnarøkr in tempi di cambiamenti climatici”, International conference Il Medioevo fra noi. Settima edizione. Medioevo verde, Urbino-Gradara, 9-11 September 2021

 

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