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Carolina Manfredini

PhD Student

Department of History and Cultures

Curriculum vitae


Carolina Manfredini has been a PhD student in Historical and Archaeological Sciences. Memory, Civilization and Heritage at the University of Bologna since November 2019 (supervisor: prof. M.G. Muzzarelli). Her project is focused on diplomatic interactions, material exchanges, and gift-giving between the Duchy of Milan and the main European and Mediterranean Powers (1450-1499)



In March 2019 she obtained a Master’s degree in Historical Sciences from the University of Milan, with a thesis dealing with the Milanese expedition to France from 1465 to 1466. 110/110 e lode

In April 2016 she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Heritage Studies from the University of Milan with a thesis concerning oriental details in paintings in the 14th-15th centuries court cities of Northern Italy. 110/110 e lode



She is currently a member of the examining board of the courses in Medieval History for Cultural Heritage Studies and for Foreign Languages at the University of Milan. She was also teaching assistant in the laboratory La Ca’ Granda dei Milanesi. Formazione all’itinerario di visita (2017-2019). During her studies, she carried out a tourist guide service (2015-2018) to the historical and artistic heritage of the ancient Major Hospital of Milan and she she has carried out historical consulting for the virtual reality project Beyond the Castle, at the Sforza Castle in Milan



2022, July 4-7: University of Leeds, International Medieval Congress, with the paper Brocades and Furs, Artisans and Architects: Crossing Cultural Borders among Milan, Moscow, and Buda, 1466-1499

2022, April 22: University of Bologna, Doctoral Seminar, Il silenzio delle ragazze. Gli studi di genere fra storia e antropologia: Leggere le donne 2

2021, October 5-6: University of Bologna, organisation and coordination of the International Workshop The (Un)Needed Sciences. Perspectives of discussion among Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology and History, in the framework of the PhD course in History and Archaeology. Memory, Civilization and Heritage

2021, July 19-21: University of Durham, 15th Annual MEMSA Conference Crossing Borders, Contesting Boundaries II, with the paper Crossing political borders: trans-European encounters and diplomatic gifts in the Duchy of Milan (1455-1499)

2021, July 5-9:University of Leeds, International Medieval Congress, with the paper A visual game: meetings and comparisons in the imaging of power between Francesco and Galeazzo Maria Sforza (Duchy of Milan, 1450-1476).

2021, February 26: University of Bologna, University of Trieste, Université de Genève, Doctoral Seminar Mobilità di persone e di merci nei secoli XIV e XV

2020, November 25-26: University of Parma, I Interdisciplinary Doctoral Conference La copia. Un dialogo tra discipline umanistiche, with the paper «Se trionpha et sfogia cum recami de perle»: modelli di autorappresentazione nelle nozze sforzesche (1441-1491)



Crossing political borders: trans-European encounters and diplomatic gifts in the Duchy of Milan (1455-1499), in «Crossing Borders, Contesting Boundaries», MEMSA Journal (forthcoming)

«Vederò de asuefarme ad questo mestere al meglio poterò»: la spedizione milanese in Francia attraverso gli occhi (e gli scritti) di Galeazzo Maria Sforza (1465-1466), in «Annuario dell'Archivio di Stato di Milano», 2018 (2020), pp. 1-36



Società Italiana degli Storici Medievisti (SISMED)

Cost Action 18140 People in MotionEntangled Histories of Displacement across the Mediterranean (PIMo)

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