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Irene Bueno

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of History and Cultures

Academic discipline: M-STO/01 Medieval History

Short Bio

Assistant Professor since 2015, Irene Bueno focuses on the religious and cultural history of the late Middle Ages. Her research interests cover the history of heresy and inquisition in France, the Avignon papacy, and East/West relations in the late Middle Ages. After receiving her PhD from the European University Institute of Florence, she has obtained research fellowships at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales of Paris, at Leiden University, at the Max Planck Institut für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte of Frankfurt and the University of California, Berkeley. In Bologna, she was Principal Investigator of the project SIR The universal Rome in cross-cultural perspective: Perceptions of the Orient at the Papal court in the late Middle Ages. Since 2021, she co-founded with Vincenzo Lavenia and Riccardo Parmeggiani the International Centre for the Study of Inquisitions (INQUIRE), based at the DISCI. Her current research investigates the circulation of information about the Christian and non-Christian East at the papal court of Avignon. Go to the Curriculum vitae


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