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05/09/2018

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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN6 7TS
United Kingdom

About Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo

I am a Senior Lecturer in Medieval History in the School of History and Heritage at the University of Lincoln. I specialise in the cultural history of the medieval Western Mediterranean, with a particular focus on the Iberian Peninsula. My main areas of research include the History of Emotions, the study of medieval social communication and cultural networks, along with interfaith collaborations and political agreements. I completed my first degree in European Languages and Cultures at the University of Catania (Italy), before undertaking my doctoral research in Medieval Iberian Studies at the University of Exeter (UK), where I also worked as a Teaching Fellow. I worked as a Lecturer in Medieval History at Queen Mary, University of London, before joining the School of History and Heritage at the University of Lincoln in 2013. My first monograph, Friendship in Medieval Iberia: Historical, Legal and Literary Perspectives, was published by Ashgate in 2014. I worked on the idea and representation of power in Medieval Castile and León between the eleventh and the thirteenth centuries, as a member of an international research project led by the University of Salamanca (Spain). More recently, along with my research on ego-documents and ‘emotional memory’, I have been invited to join the Leverhulme-funded international research network ‘New Interpretations of the Angevin World’ (https://www.uea.ac.uk/angevin-world/people) For a list of my publications, which include peer-reviewed journal articles and chapters in edited collections, please click on the 'Research' tab. I am currently working on a new project on Emotions, Communication and Diplomacy in medieval Iberia (with special attention devoted to the Crown of Aragon), which combines historical and literary methodologies to examine the instrumental adoption of emotional discourses across and beyond geopolitical, religious, linguistic and ethnic frontiers. I am a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and in June 2018 I was elected co-President of the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean (http://www.societymedievalmediterranean.com/) for which I have been working as a Treasurer since 2013 and I also co-organized its 4th International Conference in July 2015. In 2018 I was awarded a Visiting Fellowship at the Research Centre for Humanities, Institución Milá y Fontanals of Barcelona, which is part of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). I am the Open Days Coordinator and Digital Leader for the School of History at the University of Lincoln, and I am particularly interested in developing e-learning projects aimed at enhancing our students’ learning experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Department Responsibilities

Undergraduate Teaching: - L1 coordinator for the team-taught module Friends and Enemies: A Thematic History - L2: Urban Life and Society in the Middle Ages (coordinator) - L3: Chivalry in Medieval Europe (coordinator) MA teaching: - Private and Public Emotions in the Middle Ages (coordinator) - Medieval Iberia: People, Power and Place - Research Methods - Paleography - Saints and Scholars PhD Supervision - Director of research of a PhD project on ‘Legal Reform in the Age of Alfonso X of Castile’ (History of Political Thought). The PhD candidate will start in Sept 2018 Departmental Responsibilities: - Digital Leader for the School of History - Conversion Team Leader (Open Days and Offer Holders Days coordinator) - Organizer of the School of History and Heritage Research Seminar Series with external speakers (2013-17) - Welcome Week Coordinator (2013-17) - Rep. for the School of History and Heritage for the University of Lincoln’s Education and Student Life Committee (College of Arts)

Subject Specialism

Medieval History; Iberian history; history of emotions; legal history; cultural history

Qualifications

  • BA Hons — University of Catania (Italy),
  • PhD — University of Exeter,

Awards

  • Achievement in Teaching: Making Digital History. Team Award — University of Lincoln,

Orcid ID

0000-0003-1663-0851

Research Interests

  • Cultural History

  • History of Emotions

  • History of the Western Mediterranean

  • Legal History

  • Medieval History

  • Medieval Iberian History

Research Groups Memberships

Research Projects

  • El ejercicio del poder en los reinos de León y Castilla en la Edad Media: ideología, discursos y estructuras políticas (siglos XI-XIII) — Junta de Castilla y Leon (2008-10) in
  • New Interpretations on the Angevin World (invited member) https://www.uea.ac.uk/angevin-world/people — Leverhulme Trust, International Research Network (2015-18) in

Research in the Lincoln Repository


Degree Responsibilities

  • Digital Leader - BA (Hons) History — 2015 to Present
  • Conversion Team Leader (Open Days and Offer Holders Days Coordinator) - School of History and Heritage — 2015 to Present
  • UG personal tutor - BA (Hons) History — 2013 to Present
  • Welcome Week Coordinator - School of History and Heritage — 2013 to 2017
  • Organizer of the History and Heritage Research Seminars - School of History and Heritage — 2013 to 2017
  • Admission Tutor - BA (Hons) History — 2015 to 2017

Module Responsibilities

  • Dissertation Supervisor - MA Medieval Studies — 2013 to Present
  • Module Convenor - MA Public and Private Emotions — 2015 to Present
  • Module Co-convenor - MA Medieval Iberia: People, Power and Places — 2015 to Present
  • Module Convenor (Undergraduate, L3) - Chivalry in Medieval Europe — 2013 to Present
  • Dissertation Supervisor (Undergraduate, L3) - Independent Study — 2013 to Present
  • Module Convenor (Undergraduate, L2) - Urban Life and Society in the Middle Ages — 2013 to Present
  • Module Convenor (Undergraduate, L1) Team-taught - Friends and Enemies: A Thematic History — 2016 to Present
  • Team-taught (MA) - MA Paleography — 2015 to Present
  • Team-taught (MA) - MA Saints and Scholars — 2016 to Present
  • Team-taught (MA) - MA Research Methods — 2013 to Present
  • Team-taught (Undergraduate L1) - The Medieval World — 2016 to Present
  • Module Convenor (Undergraduate, L1) Team-taught - East meets West — 2014 to 2016

Professional Affiliations

Activities

Public Engagement: - Organisation on the exhibition ‘Hospitality on the Road to Santiago de Compostela’ at Lincoln Cathedral, 14 March-­2 April 2017. In collaboration with the Xunta de Galicia (Spain). - Organisation of the roundtable (open to the public) ‘On the Road: Pilgrimage, Travel and Migration in Time and Space’, 20 March 2017, University of Lincoln. - Contribution to the radio programme ‘Past Prologue’ on ‘Pilgrimage and Migration’, Syren FM, Lincoln, March 2017. - BBC Radio Four programme: Five Hundred Years of Friendship, support blog page on Friendship in the Middle Ages (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03yn6xm) shared via the History of Emotions blog at QMUL (https://emotionsblog.history.qmul.ac.uk/2014/03/friendship-in-the-middle-ages/) - Medieval Studies Research Centre blog (http://msrg.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/) - University of Lincoln: 60 second seminars (On Friendship in Medieval Iberia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUr_SFKQUXs) International Conferences Organisation: - I am collaborating with the organisation of the 6th International Conference of the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean which will take place in Barcelona in 2019 - 4th International Conference of the Society for the Medieval Mediterranean, hosted by the University of Lincoln in July 2015. Co-organised with Dr Jamie Wood.