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Irene Bueno

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of History and Cultures

Academic discipline: M-STO/01 Medieval History

Curriculum vitae

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Fixed-term lecturer in Medieval History at the Department of History Cultures Civilizations of the University of Bologna (RTD-B. I was PI of the research project “The universal Rome in cross-cultural perspective. Perceptions of the Orient at the Papal court in the late Middle Ages”, funded by MIUR under the programme SIR 2014 (acronyme: POPLAMA; project code: RBSI14NFPF). I obtained the National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor in Medieval History.



Laurea degree in History, University of Florence. Cum laude (28 November 2003)

Master of Arts in Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest. Cum laude (6 June 2005)

PhD in History and Civilization, European University Institute, Florence (11 June 2010)

National school for the edition of documentary sources, Istituto storico italiano per il Medioevo, Rome (2012-2013)


Academic career

Junior Fellow, Robbins Collection, School of law, University of California, Berkeley (March-May 2010)

Research Fellow, Max-Planck Institut für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte, Frankfurt am Main (February-April 2011)

Research Fellow, Scaliger Institute, Leiden University (July-October 2010)

Rubicon post-doctoral Fellow (NWO/Marie Curie cofund Action), Institute for Religious Studies, Leiden University, NL (2011-2013)

Marie Curie Fellow, Centre de Recherches Historiques, EHESS, Paris (2013-2015). Project: "Beyond the Frontiers of Latin Christendom: The Avignon Papacy and the East"

Lecturer in Medieval History, University of Bologna (2015-2019)


Teaching activity

Church History Seminar, Institute for Religious Studies, Leiden University (12 h), 2011-12,

Visiting professor, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest. MA course: “Thinking about the Orient in Late Medieval Europe” (12 h).

Since 2017/18: “Cross-cultural encounters in the medieval world”, MA in History and oriental studies, University of Bologna, Scuola di Lettere e Beni culturali (30h, 6 cfu)

Since 2019/2020: "History of the Near East in the Middle Ages", BA in Anthropology, religions, oriental civilizations, University of Bologna, Scuola di Lettere e Beni culturali (30 ore, 6 cfu).

Conferences organized

“Inquisition, crusade, and theological disputes during the career of Benedict XII”, International Medieval Conference, Leeds, July 2012.

“The Papacy and the East. Intellectual debates and cross-cultural interactions, 1274-1439,” Institute for religious studies, Leiden University, 8 March 2013 (with H. Murre-van den Berg).

“Les récits historiques entre Orient et Occident. XIIe-XVe siècles,” EHESS-Ecole française de Rome- Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, 21-22 November 2014 (with C. Rouxpetel).

“L’Armenia medievale, epicentro di mobilità tra Oriente e Occidente,” Department of History Cultures Civilizations, University of Bologna, 18-19 May 2017 (with Anna Sirinian and Federico Alpi).



Qualification aux fonctions de maître de conférences, Conseil National des Universités (France), section 21: « Histoire, civilisation, archéologie et art des mondes anciens et médiévaux ». Validity: 2018/2022.

Prize “Tina Anselmi”, (UDI-CIF Bologna, Presidenza del Consiglio comunale di Bologna), 2017.

Premio nazionale per la Divulgazione scientifica (CNR-Associazione Italiana del Libro), 2014.

Prize “Franca Pieroni Bortolotti” (Società italiana delle storiche-Comune di Firenze) 2004.


Other activities and memberships

Member of the board of the journal Quaderni eretici (2018-)

Member of SISMED - Società italiana degli storici medievisti (2016-)

Jury member of the “Premio nazionale per la divulgazione scientifica” (2015)

Member of the Association Internationale des Etudes arméniennes (2014-)

Member of the Groupe d'Anthropologie Scolastique - EHESS, Paris (2013-)

Member of the American Society of Church History (2009-10)

Collaboration with the International Society for the Study of Medieval Latin (SISMEL) (2004)