Laura Pasquini is an art historian of Bologna University. She has recently qualified on a national basis for the role of Associate professor in Medieval Art History and Medieval Archaeology. In several publications she has dealt with the topics of Christian Archaeology, partly reunited in her first volume Decorazione a stucco in Italia fra Tardo Antico e Alto Medioevo (2002). Other areas of research include Dante iconography, the representation of the city of Bologna and the image of the Devil and hell in the Middle Ages. In 2008 she published her monography Iconografie dantesche; in 2009 the volume Otranto, il mosaico, il viaggio di Seth, preface by F. Cardini; in 2013 the book Bologna delle Torri. Uomini, pietre e artisti dal medioevo a Giorgio Morandi; and in 2015 the volume under the title Diavoli e inferni nel medioevo. She is a corresponding member of the Deputazione di Storia Patria per le province di Romagna and since 2009 has been participating in the international project ‘Dante and art’. She is also a founding member of the Associazione italiana per lo Studio e la Conservazione del Mosaico (AISCOM).
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