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Riccardo Fedriga

Associate Professor

Department of the Arts

Academic discipline: M-STO/08 Archival Science, Bibliography and Librarianship

Curriculum vitae

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Studies and Career

Riccardo Fedriga is currently Associate professor of History of Reading, Publishing and Medieval Philosophy at the Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy and Communications.

In November 1991 he graduated in history of philosophy (with a thesis on the Modern and Mediaeval Roots of Intentionality); supervisors: Prof.ssa Maria Teresa Fumagalli Beonio Brocchieri and prof. Andrea Bonomi. 110/110 cum laude

In 1992 he was a Visiting student at the Institute of Greek and Latin – University of Copenhagen, and at the Theological Faculty, University of Copenhagen (Prof. S. Ebbesen and Prof. L. Nielsen).

In the years 1993-1994 he attended a DEA to the École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris (supervisor A. De Libera and O. Boulnois).

From 1998 to 2003 he was appointed as a Temporary Lecturer at the Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna where he taught Publishing and History of Reading at the Department of Communication.

From 2002 to 2009 he was appointed as a Temporary Lecturer at IULM University, where He taught public communication (Stubjects: Epidemiology of Reading, History and Ethics of Reading as social Ontology).

In 2004 he was appointed researcher of Philosophy at University of Bologna where he taught History of Medieval Philosophy (2002- onward), Ancient Philosophy (2006-2007), Reading and Content Publishing (Master in Publishing SSSUB-UNIBO, 2001-2008), History of Semiotics (2012-2013).

Advisory Boards and Editorships

He is a member of the Scientific board of “Dianoia” (Bologna); “Doctor Virtualis” (Milano); Rivista Italiana di Comunicazione Pubblica. He's also member of the Editorial Board of “Philosophia” . His last work is a monographic number of Rivista di Storia della Filosofia (1/2013): "Discussion about Contingency from Boethius to Leibniz".  

Research Grants and Leadership of National Research Projects

2004-2006: National research group ex-40% organised by Professor Gianfranco Fioravanti, (Pisa), Research Unit of Bologna leaded by prof. Dino Buzzetti. Programs concerning the tradition of Late Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (Theory of Knowledge – Commentaries on De Anima and Theories of Future Contingents).

2007-2009: National research group Prin (ex-40%) organised by Professor Gianfranco Fioravanti, (Pisa). Programmes concerning the tradition of Late Ancient and Medieval tradition of Commentaries.

Visiting Professorships and Lectures

He has been lecturer or visiting professor in: Milano Statale, Milano IULM, Milano Bocconi, Siena, Urbino, Bergamo, Ferrara, Trieste (SISSA), Lecce.

Departmental duties:

Deputy-headmaster of Master in Publishing and Multimedia at the Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici, Alma Mater Università di Bologna (2000-2013); Erasmus coordinator for the exchange programmes between Bologna and Agder University (Norway). Member of the Direction (Giunta) of the Department of Philosophy (2009-2012).

Areas of interest are methods of the history of philosophy, the ontological nature of historical objects, and the concepts of source, control, censure, intellectual property and authority in the digital era. He's devoting these reflections to the project of a large work (papery and digital edition), directed by Umberto Eco: (La grande storia della civiltà europea – from Ancient Philosophy to the XIX Century – 2009 – 2013.


Non-academic appointments:

From 1994 to 1998 he worked as Editor for several Publishers in Italy (among them Anabasi, Bruno Mondadori, Encarta Microsoft, Marco Polillo editore, Mc Graw Hill, Mondadori, Neri Pozza, Garzanti, Rcs (Fabbri Editori), Edizioni Sylvestre Bonnard, Encyclomedia Publishers, and for the Publishing and Communication Department of the Consiglio Regionale della Lombardia. Translator of XX century French Writers (Georges Simenon, Romain Gary, Jean Giono); editor free lance.

Conference organisation, speaker and talks:

• “Tuesday's Conferences on Reading and Publishing”: Master in Publishing – SSSUB, University of Bologna from 2001 to 2008. Among the participants, Roger Chartier (Collège de France), Umberto Eco, Gianni Ferrari (Centro per il libro e la lettura), Marco Polillo (AIE), Federico Enriques (Zanichelli) Jean Claude Fasquelle (Grasset), Michael Kroeger (Hanser Verlag), Achille Mauri, (Messaggerie), Stefano Mauri (GeMS), Giuseppe Laterza (Laterza), Claire Squires (Oxford Brookes and Stirling University), Lawrence Venuti (Temple University) (organization)

• Symposium: “Giornate della Filosofia”: World Celebration of Unesco's day of Philosophy – Department of Philosophy/University of Bologna-Ciress, under the Patronage of the Italian Presidency (organization)

• International workshop "Prophecy in late antiquity and middle ages" - Bologna, SSSUB (organization)

• Workshop. "Il testo moltipicato: history of reading and philosophy": Abelardo ed Eloisa: Epistolario. Oragnizator. Invited Speakers: maria teresa Fumagalli Beonio Brocchieri, Ileana Pagani, Massimo Parosi, Costantino marmo (Chairman) 

• International symposium "La profezia" (USI-CH). Speakers: Carlo Ossola (USI -Collège de France), Maurizio Viroli (Princeton); Mariateresa Fumagalli Beonio Brocchieri (Milano), Dino Buzzetti (Chairman - Bologna), Massimo Campanini (Trento), Roberto Limonta (Bologna) (organization).

• International conference: Reading Anselm: context and criticism. Boston College, Boston, 2013. An international conference organised under the aegis of the International Association for Anselm Studies and the Institute for Liberal Arts, Boston College, with sponsorship from Fairfield University, the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Durham University, and the Philosophy and Theology Departments at Boston College, 2015. Partecipant

• International workshop: Theology in XIV century, Boston College-Yale. Chairmen: Dallas Dénery jr. and Stephen Brown. Partecipant

• International conference of European Society of Moral Philosophy, Verona, 2016. Medieval section: Speaker. 

• International workshop. Walter Chatton and His intelletctual Milieu, Leuven, 2016. Invitaed Speakers: Rondo Keele and Susan Brower - Toland. Speaker

• International conference: Ex Nihilo Zero Conference 2017 - European Academy of Religions/FSCIRE, Bologna, 2017. Speaker 





Modern: Italian, English, French, German (elementary).
Classical: Latin, Greek.