Curriculum

Curriculum Docente

Orcid: 0000-0001-5562-6033

email: dellacquaf@gmail.com; fdellacqua@unisa.it

web: https://unisa.academia.edu/FrancescaDellAcqua; twitter:@franziat4oaks

Employment history

2020– Associate Professor in Medieval Art at the Cultural Heritage Dept. (DISPAC), Università di Salerno.

2017–18 On research leave from Cultural Heritage Dept. (DISPAC), Università di Salerno, Italy; affiliated scholar at School of History and Cultures, College of Arts and Law, University of Birmingham.

2015–17 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow (n° 657240, ‘ICONOPHILIA’), Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, School of History and Cultures, College of Arts and Law, University of Birmingham.

2005–20 Assistant Professor in History of Medieval Art (L-ART 01), Cultural Heritage Dept., Università di Salerno, Italy (two maternity leaves: 11/6/07–12/12/07, and 8/3/09–5/10/09)

2003–05 Research Assistant to prof. Dr. G. Wolf, Director, Kunsthistorisches Institut/Max-Planck-Institut, Florence.

2002–03 Post-Doc Stipendiatin, Bibliotheca Hertziana/Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Rome.

2001–02 Professor of History of Italian Art, Rutgers-New Jersey State University in Florence.

1999–02 Museum Assistant, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.

Education

2020 Italian national qualification as Full Professor in History of Art (ASN 2018–20), valid until Dec 2029.

2020 Italian national qualification as Associate Professor in History of Art (ASN 2018–20), valid until Jan 2029.

2014 Italian national qualification as Associate Professor in History of Art (ASN 2012), valid until Feb 2023.

2001 Ph.D. degree in History of Medieval Art, Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (highest-ranking Italian university), supervisors: E. Castelnuovo, A. Peroni (Univ. Firenze), B. Brenk (Univ. Basel), 70/70 summa cum laude.

1996 BA+MA degree in Arts and Humanities, thesis in History of Medieval Art and Archaeology, Università di Firenze, supervisors: A. Peroni, G. Vannini, J. Mitchell (UEA, Norwich), 110/110 summa cum laude.

Language Proficiency: Italian: native; English, read, written and fluently spoken; German: read and spoken; Turkish: basic; Latin and Ancient Greek: studied at High School; Medieval Latin: studied at University.

Publications

Monographs

2020 F. Dell’Acqua, Iconophilia: Politics, Religion, Preaching, and the Use of Images in Rome c.680–880. Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies 27, Abingdon-on-Thames and New York, Routledge, 416 pp.

2003 F. Dell’Acqua, ‘Illuminando colorat’. La vetrata tra la tarda Antichità e l’alto Medioevo attraverso le fonti e l’archeologia. Studi e Ricerche di Archeologia e Storia dell’Arte 4, Spoleto, Centro Italiano di Studi per l'Altomedioevo, 2003, 246 pp.

Edited Books

2020 F. Dell’Acqua, E. S. Mainoldi (eds.), Pseudo-Dionysius and Christian Visual Culture, c.500–900. New Approaches to Byzantine History and Culture 9, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.

2016 F. Dell’Acqua, A. Cutler, H. L. Kessler, A. Shalem, G. Wolf (eds.), The Salerno Ivories. Objects, Histories, Contexts, Berlin, Dietrich Reimer Verlag GmbH | Gebr. Mann Verlag | Deutscher Verlag für Kunstwissenschaft, 2016.

2016 F. Dell'Acqua, A. Cupolo, P. Pirrone (eds.), Gli avori medievali di Amalfi e Salerno. Vademecum, Opere e Territorio: Vademecum 1, Amalfi, Centro di Cultura e Storia Amalfitana, 2016.

2011 F. Dell’Acqua (ed.), The ‘Amalfi’ and the ‘Salerno’ Ivories and the Arts in the Medieval Mediterranean. A Notebook from the Workshop Convened in Amalfi (December 10–13, 2009), Quaderni del Centro di Cultura e Storia Amalfitana 5, Amalfi, Centro di Cultura e Storia Amalfitana, 2011.

2001 F. Dell’Acqua, R. Silva (eds.), La vetrata in Occidente dal IV all’XI secolo. Atti delle giornate di studi, Lucca, Villa Bottini, 23–25 Settembre 1999, Il colore nel Medioevo. Arte Simbolo Tecnica. Collana di studi sul colore 3, Lucca, Istituto Storico Lucchese–Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa–Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi Italia, 2001.

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

2022 Invoking, Seeing, and Touching God during Byzantine Iconoclasm, in ‘Word & Image’, accepted, forthcoming.

2021 F. Dell’Acqua, M. Cerno, The Earliest Homilies on Mary’s Assumption: Ambrose Autpert and the Byzantine Tradition, in ‘Viator’, 51.2 (2021), forthcoming.

2021 Beyond Human Grasp. The Funeral of the Virgin on the ‘Wirksworth Stone’ (Derbyshire), in Objects Beyond the Senses. Studies in Honor of Herbert L. Kessler, special issue of ‘Convivium’, 8/1 (2021), 72–101.

2019 F. Dell’Acqua, C. Gantner, Resenting Iconoclasm. Its Early Reception in Italy through an Inscription from Corteolona, in ‘Medieval Worlds’, 9/1 (2019), 160–86.

2018 Iconophilia in Italy, c.680–880. A European project and its method, in ‘IKON’, 11 (2018), 31–46.

2018 F. Dell’Acqua, C.M. Lambert, V. Gheroldi, S. Marazzani, M. Torino, F. Perciante, La chiesa altomedievale di Sant’Ambrogio a Montecorvino Rovella (SA). Prima campagna di studi archeologici e storico-artistici, in ‘Hortus Artium Medievalium’ 24 (2018), 417–42.

2017 F. Dell’Acqua, I. Foletti, V. Gheroldi, B. Leal, S. Marazzani & J. Mitchell, Echoes of Milan in Ninth-Century Langobardia Minor? Preliminary Findings on the Painted Programme of Sant'Ambrogio alla Rienna, Montecorvino Rovella (Salerno), in ‘Convivium’, 4/2 (2017), 202–7.

2017 The Carbunculus (Red Garnet) and the Double Nature of Christ in the Early Medieval West, in ‘Konsthistorisk tidskrift / Journal of Art History’ 86/3 (2017), 158–72.

2015 Porta coeli: the Annunciation as Threshold of Salvation, in I. Foletti, H. L. Kessler (eds.), Many Romes. Studies in Honor of Hans Belting, special issue of ‘Convivium’, 2/1 (2015), 102–25.

2014 L’auctoritas dello pseudo-Dionigi e Sugerio di Saint-Denis, in ‘Studi Medievali’, 55/1 (2014), 189–213.

2012 Les cinq sens et la connaissance de Dieu. Marie-Madeleine et Thomas dans les Ivoires de Salerne, in ‘Cahiers de civilisation médiévale’, 55 (2012), 571–98.

2008 Between Nature and Art: ‘Transparent Streams of a New Liquid, in ‘RES-Anthropology and Aesthetics’, 53–54 (2008), 93–103.

2008 ‘Il grande foglio del mare’: gli avori di Salerno e il Mediterraneo medievale, in ‘Rassegna Storica Salernitana’, 50 (2008), 103–24.

2005 Enhancing Luxury Through Stained Glass, from Asia Minor to Italy, in ‘Dumbarton Oaks Papers’, 59 (2005), 193–211.

2005 Una epigrafe di Eboli del 1156 e alcune considerazioni sulla figura dell’architetto, in ‘Rassegna Storica Salernitana’, 43 (2005), 9–38.

2004 La figure de l'architecte: à propos d'une inscription salernitaine de 1156, in D. Sandron (ed.) Des sources à l’œuvre: études d’histoire de l’art médiéval, in ‘Bibliothèque de l'École des Chartes: Revue d'Erudition’, 162/1 (2004), 35–50.

2003 Parvenus eclettici e il canone estetico della varietas. Riflessioni su alcuni dettagli di arredo architettonico nell’Italia meridionale normanna, in ‘Römisches Jahrbuch der Bibliotheca Hertziana’, 35 (2003–04), 49–80.

2002 Tra Arechi II e Giorgio d’Antiochia: il gusto dei principi e il vetro nell’architettura italiana meridionale (VIII-XII sec.), in ‘Rassegna Storica Salernitana’, 37 (2002), 9–35.

2002 Una vetrata ‘all’antica’ di età carolingia, in ‘Journal of Glass Studies’, 44 (2002), 196–9.

2001 U. Lobbedey, F. Dell’Acqua, K. H. Wedepohl, Coloured Glass Wall-Tiles from Corvey (North-West Germany): Carolingian or Romanesque? in ‘Journal of Glass Studies’, 43 (2001), 89–105.

1999 La riscoperta di frammenti di decorazione parietale a Castel Terracena, residenza dei principi normanni di Salerno, in ‘Rassegna Storica Salernitana’, 31 (1999), 7–30.

1997 Ninth-century Window Glass from the Monastery of San Vincenzo al Volturno, (Molise, Italy), in ‘Journal of Glass Studies’, 39 (1997), 33–41.

1997 Nota sui reperti vitrei del monastero di San Vincenzo al Volturno e della Cappella Palatina di Arechi II a Salerno, in ‘Rassegna Storica Salernitana’, 27 (1997), 243–57.

1992 Santa Maria Maggiore a Lanciano e i cantieri cistercensi in Abruzzo, in ‘Rivista Cistercense’, 9/2 (1992), 147–87.

Book chapters

Forthcoming Narratives of Fluency: Miracles of Mary and Mariology between Byzantium and the West, in

After the Text: Byzantine Enquiries in Honour of Margaret Mullett, eds. L. James, O. Nicholson, R. Scott, Abingdon, Routledge.

Forthcoming Byzantium beyond Byzantium: What about Greek(s) in Eighth-Century Italy?, in Global Byzantium. Papers from the Fiftieth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Birmingham March 2017, Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies Publications, L. Brubaker, R. Darley, D.K. Reynolds (eds.), Abingdon, Routledge.

2020 Un nuovo paesaggio sacro? Milano e suoi santi in Langobardia Minor nel IX secolo, in Lo sguardo di Orione. Studi di storia dell’arte per Mario Alberto Pavone, A. Amendola, L. Lorizzo, D. Salvatore (eds.), Rome, De Luca, 27–32.

2020 Pseudo-Dionysius and the Dormition of the Virgin Platytéra (‘Wider Than the Heavens’), in F. Dell’Acqua, E. S. Mainoldi (eds.), Pseudo-Dionysius and Christian Visual Culture, c.500–900. New Approaches to Byzantine History and Culture 9, London – New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 239–82.

2019 Una pieve della Langobardia minor e il trionfo dell’Iconofilia? La Vergine come gnomon, in ‘Erat hoc sane mirabile in regno Langobardorum’…. Insediamenti montani e rurali nell’Italia longobarda, alla luce degli ultimi studi, C. M. Lambert, F. Pastore (eds.), Bari, Edipuglia, 411–22.

2019 The ‘Cintola’ (Girdle) of Pisa Cathedral and Mary as Ecclesia, in Le rideau, le voile et le dévoilement du Proche-Orient ancien à l’Occident mèdièval, é. Palazzo, L.-J. Bord, V. Debiais (eds.), Paris, Geuthner, 283–311.

2019 Mary as ‘scala caelestis’ in Eighth and Ninth Century Italy, in The Reception of the Mother of God in Byzantium: Marian Narratives in Texts and Images, M. B. Cunningham, T. Arentzen (eds.), Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 235–56.

2019 Magnificat. L’impatto degli orientali sull’immagine di Maria Assunta al tempo dell’Iconoclasmo, in Le migrazioni nell'alto Medioevo, LXVI Settimana di Studio (Spoleto, 5–11 April 2018), Spoleto, Centro di Studi sull’Altomedioevo, 2019, 1025–57.

2019 Early History of Stained Glass, in Investigations in Medieval Stained Glass. Materials, Methods, and Expressions, Reading Medieval Sources 3, E. Carson Pastan, B. Kurmann-Schwarz (eds.), Leiden, Boston, Brill, 2019, 23–35.

2016 Trame mariane. Le cintole di Maria nella Toscana medievale – prodromi, in Il pane di segale. Diciannove esercizi di Storia dell’Arte presentati ad Adriano Peroni, S. Lomartire (ed.), Varzi, Edizioni Guardamagna, 2016, 67–84.

2016 ‘Nihil mihi Plato … contulit’. Ambrogio Autperto, il rifiuto di Platone e l’eco dell’Iconoclasmo bizantino, in Il secolo di Carlo Magno. Istituzioni, letterature e cultura del tempo carolingio, MediEVI 11, I. Pagani, F. Santi (eds.), Florence, SISMEL Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2016, 247–72.

2016 The Hidden Sides of the Salerno Ivories. Hypotheses about the Original Object, Program, and Cultural Milieu, in F. Dell’Acqua, A. Cutler, H. L. Kessler, A. Shalem, G. Wolf (eds.), The Salerno Ivories. Objects, Histories, Contexts, Berlin, Dietrich Reimer Verlag GmbH | Gebr. Mann Verlag | Deutscher Verlag für Kunstwissenschaft, 2016, 211–39.

2016 The Five Senses and the Knowledge of God. The ‘Magdalene and Thomas’ Plaque in the Salerno Ivories, in E. Palazzo (ed.), Les Cinq Sens au Moyen Âge, Paris, Les Editions du Cerf, 2016, 235–83.

2016 Plaster Transennae and the Shaping of Light in Byzantium, in S. Balcon-Berry, B. Boissavit-Camus, P. Chevalier (eds.), La mémoire des pierres. Mélanges d'archéologie, d'art et d'histoire en l'honneur de Christian Sapin, Bibliothèque de l'Antiquité Tardive-BAT 29, Turnhout, Brepols, 2016, 337–47.

2015 La vetratina con Cristo, in F. Marazzi, A. Luciano (eds.), Iuxta flumen Vulturnum. Gli scavi lungo il fronte fluviale di San Vincenzo al Volturno, Collana di Studi Vulturnensi 7, Cerro al Volturno, Volturnia, 2015, 135–44.

2014 Il mito dell’eroe classico, la ‘rinascenza’ macedone e la cassetta a rosette di Cava, in M. Galante, G. Vitolo, G. Zanichelli (eds.), Riforma della Chiesa, esperienze monastiche e poteri locali. La Badia di Cava e le sue dipendenze nel Mezzogiorno dei secoli XI-XII, Millennio Medievale 99, Florence, SISMEL, 2014, 339–53.

2013 Ambrogio Autperto e la Cripta di Epifanio nella storia dell’arte medievale, in F. Marazzi (ed.), La cripta dell'abate Epifanio a San Vincenzo al Volturno. Cento anni di studi e ricerche, Studi Vulturnensi 3, Cerro a Volturno, Volturnia Edizioni, 2013, 27–47.

2013 Il fuoco, le vetrate delle origini e la mistica medievale. In Il fuoco nell’alto medioevo. LX Settimana di Studio (Spoleto, 12-18 Aprile 2012), Spoleto, Centro di Studi sull’Altomedioevo, 2013, 557–97.

2013 Constantinople 1453: The Patriarch Gennadios, Mehmet the II and the Serpent Column in the Hippodrome, in M. De Giorgi, A. Hoffmann, N. Suthor (eds.), Synergies in Visual Culture / Bildkulturen im Dialog, Munich, Wilhelm Fink, 2013, 325–38.

2013 The Fall of the Idol on the Frame of the Genoa Mandylion: a Narrative on/of the Borders, in B. Crostini Lappin, S. La Porta (eds.), Negotiating Co-Existence: Communities, Culture and Convivencia in Byzantine Society, Bochumer Altertumswissenschaftliches Colloquium 96, Trier, WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, Trier, 2013, 143–73.

2013 Borders of Experimentalism: Glass in the Frame of the Genoa Mandylion, in C. Entwistle, L. James (eds.), New Light on Old Glass: Recent Research on Byzantine Glass and Mosaics, British Museum Research Publication, London, British Museum Press, 2013, 234–41.

2013 L’acqua nella memoria sacra di Edessa attraverso la cornice del Mandylion di Genova, in R. Morosini, C. A. Lee (eds.), Sindbad mediterraneo. Per una topografia della memoria da Oriente a Occidente, Filigrane 24, Lecce, Pensa Multimedia Editore, 2013, 65–98.

2012 Il volto di Cristo e il dilemma dell'artista: un esempio di IX s., in M. M. Donato, M. Ferretti (eds.), ‘Conosco un ottimo storico dell’arte…’. Per Enrico Castelnuovo. Scritti di allievi e amici pisani, Pisa, Edizioni della Normale, 2012, 21–27.

2012 Glasfliesen, in S. Gai, K. H. Krüger, B. Thier (Hrsg.), Die Klosterkirche Corvey Band 1.1 Geschichte und Archäologie, Denkmalpflege und Forschung in Westfalen Band 43.1.1, Darmstadt, Philipp von Zabern, 2012, 415–35.

2012 Carlomagno, la conversione dei Sassoni e il Westwerk di Corvey, in R. Fiorillo, C. M. Lambert (eds.), Medioevo letto, scavato, rivalutato. Studi in onore di Paolo Peduto. Medioevo scavato VII – Schola Salernitana, Florence, All’Insegna del Giglio, 2012, 157–72.

2011 The ‘Salerno’ Ivories. A ‘Pocket’ Encyclopedia, in F. Dell’Acqua (ed.), The ‘Amalfi’ and the ‘Salerno’ Ivories and the Arts in the Medieval Mediterranean. A Notebook from the Workshop Convened in Amalfi (December 10-13, 2009) by Francesca Dell’Acqua, Herbert L. Kessler, Avinoam Shalem and Gerhard Wolf, Quaderni del Centro di Cultura e Storia Amalfitana 5, Amalfi, Centro di Cultura e Storia Amalfitana, 2011, 7–25.

2011 Craft Production in Early Western Monasticism: Rules, Spaces, Products, in H. Dey, E. Fentress (eds.), Western Monasticism Ante Litteram: The Spaces of Monastic Observance in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. Disciplina Monastica 7, Turnhout, Brepols, 2011, 297–322.

2010 The Christ from San Vincenzo al Volturno (9th c.): Another Instance of ‘Christ’s Dazzling Face’, in S. Trümpler (ed.), The Single Stained-Glass Panel. XXIV. International Colloquium of the Corpus Vitrearum (Zurich, 30th of June -4th of July 2008), Bern, Peter Lang AG, 2010, 11–22.

2009 Entre fantaisie et archéologie: la connaissance des vitraux médiévaux au cours des deux derniers siècles, in S. Balcon, F. Perrot, C. Sapin (eds.), Vitrail, verre et archéologie entre le ve et le xiie siècle, Archéologie et histoire de l’art 31, Paris, CTHS, 2010, 15–20.

2009 Arechi II: la promozione artistica come tratto ‘eroico’?, in G. D’Henry, C. M. Lambert (eds.), Il popolo dei Longobardi meridionali (570-1076). Testimonianze storiche e monumentali. Atti del convegno (Salerno 28 Giugno 2008), Salerno, Gruppo Archeologico Salernitano, 2009, 75–92.

2008 Il Medioevo in USA e ‘The Year 1200’ (New York, 1970), in E. Castelnuovo, A. Monciatti (eds.), Medioevo/Medioevi. Un secolo di mostre d’arte medievale, Seminari e convegni 13, Pisa, Edizioni della Normale, 2008, 331–63.

2008 ‘…nisi ipse Daedalus…nisi Beseleel secundus’. L’attività artistica presso il monastero di San Vincenzo al Volturno in età carolingia, in F. De Rubeis, F. Marazzi (eds.), I monasteri nell’alto medioevo. Topografia e strutture degli insediamenti monastici fra l’età carolingia e l’età della Riforma (secoli VIII-XII). Il caso di San Vincenzo al Volturno a confronto con le esperienze italiane ed europee, Rome, Viella, 2008, 289–308.

2006 F. Dell’Acqua, I. C. Freestone, Early Medieval Glass from Brescia, Cividale and Salerno, Italy: Composition and Affinities, in D. Ferrari (ed.), Il vetro nell’alto Medioevo. Atti dell’VIII Giornata di Studi del Comitato Nazionale Italiano dell’A.I.V.H.-C.I.S.A.M., Spoleto, 20-21 Aprile 2002, Imola, Editrice La Mandragora, 2006, 65–75.

2006 Glass and Natural Light in the Shaping of Sacred Space in the Latin West and in the Byzantine East, in A. M. Lidov (ed.), Hierotopy. The Creation of Sacred Spaces in Byzantium and Medieval Russia = Ierotopija: issledovanie sakral'nych prostranstv; materialy meždunarodnogo simpoziuma, Moscow, Indrik, 2006, 299–324.

2005 Les vitraux du monastère de San Vincenzo al Volturno (région du Molise, Italie centrale), in D. Foy (ed.), De transparentes spéculations. Vitre de l’Antiquité et du Moyen Age (Occident-Orient). Exposition temporaire en liason avec les 20èmes rencontres de l’AFAV sur le thème du verre plat (Musée/Site d’Archeologie, Bavay-Bagacum), Bavay, Conseil Général –Département du Nord, 2005, 81–82, 183–84.

2005 …Mundus habet noctem, detinet aula diem. Il vetro nelle architetture di Brescia, Cividale, Salerno, San Vincenzo al Volturno, Farfa. Riflessioni sui dati scientifici, in D. Ferrari (ed.), Il vetro nell’alto Medioevo. Atti dell’VIII Giornata di Studi del Comitato Nazionale Italiano dell’A.I.V.H.-C.I.S.A.M., Spoleto, 20-21 Aprile 2002, Imola, Editrice La Mandragora, 2005, 49–63.

2004 Glassmakers in the West between Antiquity and Middle Ages, and Lux et vitrum: The Evolution of Stained Glass from the Late Roman Empire to the Gothic Age, in M. Beretta (ed.), When Glass Matters. Sciences and Crafts facing Glass from Graeco-Roman Antiquity to Early Modern Era, Biblioteca di Nuncius: studi e testi 53, Florence, Olschki Editore, 2004, 135–50, 221–48.

2004 Le finestre invetriate nell’antichità romana, in M. Beretta (ed.), Vitrum. Il vetro fra arte e scienza nel mondo romano, (exh. cat., Florence, Museo degli Argenti-Palazzo Pitti, 27 March–31 Oct 2004), Florence, Giunti Editore, 2004, 109–119.

2004 Le quattro lamine di rivestimento in filigrana, and La legatura del Cod. Gr. I,53 della Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana. Confronti tecnico-stilistici con la cornice paleologa del Mandylion e altri oggetti affini, in G. Wolf, C. Dufour Bozzo, A.R. Calderoni Masetti (eds.), Mandylion. Intorno al Sacro Volto da Bisanzio a Genova (exh. cat. Genoa, Museo Diocesano, 2004), Milan, SKIRA, 2004, 157–160,175–89.

2004 The Stained-Glass Windows from the Chora and the Pantocrator: A ‘Byzantine’ Mystery?, in H. Klein (ed.), in collaboration with R. Ousterhout, Restoring Byzantium: The Kariye Camii in Istanbul and the Byzantine Institute Restoration (exh. cat., New York City, Miriam and Ira Wallach Art Gallery, 2004), New York, Columbia University, 2004, 68–77.

2004 Di fronte alle vetrate, in E. Castelnuovo, P. Fossati, G. Sergi (eds.), Arti e Storia nel Medioevo III, Del vedere: pubblici, forme e funzioni, Turin, Giulio Einaudi Editore, 2004, 369–403.

2004 San Vincenzo al Volturno: aggiornamento sulle ricerche, in E. De Sena, H. Dessales (eds.) Archaeological Methods and Approaches: Ancient Industry and Commerce in Italy (Roma, American Academy in Rome / École Française de Rome, 18 – 20 aprile 2002), British Archaeological Reports-IS 1262, Oxford, British Archaeological Press, 2004, 214–18.

2004 Ursus ‘magester’: uno scultore di età longobarda, e Gerlachus: l'arte della vetrata, in E. Castelnuovo (ed.), Artifex bonus. Il mondo dell'artista medievale, Grandi Opere, Rome, Laterza, 2004, 20–25, 56–63.

2003 Tra Arechi II e Giorgio d’Antiochia: il gusto dei principi e il vetro nell’architettura italiana meridionale (VIII-XII sec.), in F. Sogliani, C. Piccioli (eds.), Atti del II Convegno multidisciplinare sul vetro in Italia meridionale ed insulare, Settima Giornata Nazionale di Studio-Comitato italiano Comitato Association Internationale pour l’Historie du Verre, Napoli 5-7 Dicembre 2001, Naples, A.I.E.S. Beni Culturali-Crysos s.r.l.-Interservice s.a.s, 2003, 273–86.

2003 …Mundus habet noctem, detinet aula diem. Il vetro nelle architetture di Brescia, Cividale, Salerno, San Vincenzo al Volturno, Farfa. Riflessioni sui dati scientifici, in I Longobardi dei Ducati di Spoleto e Benevento. Atti del XVI Congresso internazionale di studi sull’alto medioevo, Spoleto, 20-23 Ottobre 2002, Benevento 24-27 ottobre 2002, Spoleto, Fondazione Centro Italiano di Studi sull’Alto Medioevo, 2003, II, 1351–76.

2001 La presenza/assenza dei vetrai nelle fonti scritte (secoli IV-XI), in F. Dell'Acqua, R. Silva (eds.), La vetrata in Occidente dal IV all’XI secolo. Atti delle giornate di studi, Lucca, Villa Bottini, 23–25 Settembre 1999. Il colore nel Medioevo. Arte Simbolo Tecnica, Collana di studi sul colore 3, Lucca, Istituto Storico Lucchese–Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa–Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi Italia, 2001, 195–211.

2001 F. Dell'Acqua, Deborah James, Chapter 6: The Window-Glass, in J. Mitchell, I.L. Hansen (eds.) San Vincenzo al Volturno 3. Studi e Ricerche di Archeologia e Storia dell’Arte 3. Collana diretta da L. Pani Ermini e A. Peroni, Spoleto, Centro Italiano di Studi per l'Altomedioevo, 2001, t. I, 171–201.

2001 Maestri vetrai, vetrate e illustri prelati tra Inghilterra sassone e dominio franco (secoli VII-IX), in Vetri di ogni tempo. Scoperte, produzione, commercio, iconografia. Atti della V giornata nazionale di studio sul vetro. A.I.H.V.-Comitato Italiano. Massa Martana (PG) 30 Ottobre 1999, Milan, B.T.Z. di Bernareggi & C., 2001, 79–85.

2001 Il rivestimento parietale in vetro della chiesa carolingia di Corvey sul Weser, in A. Paribeni (ed.), Atti del VII° Colloquio dell'Associazione Italiana per lo Studio e la Conservazione del Mosaico (A.I.S.C.O.M.), Pompei, 22-25 Marzo 2000, Rome, A.I.S.C.O.M., 2001, 417–26.

2000 Sulle attestazioni di artefici nella scultura altomedievale in Italia, in M. M. Donato (ed.), Le opere e i nomi. Prospettive sulla ‘firma’ medievale. In margine ai lavori per il Corpus delle opere firmate del Medioevo Italiano, Pisa, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa-Centro di Ricerche Informatiche per i Beni Culturali, 2000, 15–19.

1999 Glasherstellung im Kloster San Vincenzo al Volturno, in 799-Kunst und Kultur der Karolingerzeit. Karl der Grosse und Papst Leo III. in Paderborn, Austellung 23. Juli bis 1. November 1999, Paderborn, Mainz-am-Rhein, P. von Zabern, 1999, I, 174–76, 180–83.

1999 Shades of Desiderius. An early example of Italian stained-glass from the Romanesque abbey of San Vincenzo al Volturno (Molise, Italy), in L. Kalinowski, H. Małkiewicz, P. Karaszkiewicz (eds.), Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi. XIXth International Colloquium, Kraków 1998, 14-16 May, Stained glass as monumental painting, Proceedings, Kracow, Academy of Fine Arts, 1999, 81–95.

1998 La produzione del vetro da finestra nel IX sec. presso il monastero di San Vincenzo al Volturno (Molise), in Atti delle 2e giornate nazionali di studio. A.I.H.V.-Comitato Italiano. Milano 14-15 Dicembre 1996, Milan, Comune di Milano, Settore Cultura e Musei-Civiche Raccolte Archeologiche, 1998, 201–06.

Entries in encyclopedias and exhibition catalogues

2010 Glass, in The Classical Tradition, A. T. Grafton, G. W. Most, S. Settis (eds.), Cambridge, Mass., Harvard Univ. Press, 2010, 399–400.

2008 Catalogue Entries: 14 (Capitello), 66 (Turibolo), 67 (Grifo), 68 (Olifante), in A. Calzona (a cura di), Matilde e il tesoro di Canossa tra castelli, monasteri e città (exhib. cat., Reggio Emilia, Palazzo Magnani 31 August 2008-11 January 2009), Milan, Silvana Editoriale, 2008, 420–421 and 492–495.

2007 Le origini delle vetrate; scheda Gherlacus; scheda Teofilo; Fonti-Theophilus [Presbyter], De diversis artibus, in E. Castelnuovo (ed.), Medioevo. Cattedrali di luce, Rome, Treccani, 2007, 19–30; 81; 87–88; 91–95.

2006 Vetrate, in F. Crivello (ed.), Arti e tecniche del Medioevo, Turin, Einaudi, 2006, 312–26.

2003 Le vetrate. In E. Castelnuovo, P. Fossati – G. Sergi (eds.), Arti e Storia nel Medioevo, 2° vol. Del costruire: tecniche, artisti, artigiani, committenti, Turin, Einaudi, 2003, 685–90.

1995 Entries on the Cistercian abbeys of Fossanova, Chiaravalle della Colomba, Tre Fontane, Chiaravalle di Fiastra, Casamari, Fontevivo, Falleri, San Giusto di Tuscania, Chiaravalle d'Ancona, San Martino al Cimino, Sambucina, in G. Viti (ed.), Architettura Cistercense, Edizioni Casamari-Certosa di Firenze, 1995.

Videos / Documentaries

2016 Narrator in episode ‘San Vincenzo al Volturno’ of TV documentary series ‘Viaggio nella Bellezza’ on Italian cultural heritage, channel RAI STORIA (national, public broadcasting company)

Research funding – Major grants

2015–17 European Commission, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship n° 657240 (‘ICONOPHILIA’) – Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-20) (c. E 198.000).

2013 Direktion Wolf, Kunsthistorisches Institut/Max-Planck-Institut Florenz, funded the publication and the photographic campaign of the book I co-edited: The Salerno Ivories: Objects, Histories, Contexts, eds. A. Cutler, F. Dell’Acqua, H. L. Kessler, A. Shalem, G. Wolf, Berlin, 2016 (c. E 40.000).

2012 Kunsthistorisches Institut/Max-Planck-Institut Florenz funded the symposium ‘The Tusk and the Book’, I co-convened at the Kunsthistorisches Institut/Max-Planck-Institut, Florence (c. E 20.000).

2011 Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies-Harvard University funded the workshop entitled ‘Ivory Analysis Combined: Art History and Natural Science’ I conceived and co-convened with Gudrun Buehl (c. $ 15.000). The Centro di Cultura e Storia Amalfitana sponsored with travel grants two young Italian scholars to attend the workshop (E 2.000).

2009 Centro di Cultura e Storia Amalfitana funded the workshop entitled ‘Gli avori ‘amalfitani/salernitani e l'arte nel Mediterraneo medievale’, I conceived. International speakers as well as 30 young scholars recipient of travel grants attended the workshop (c. E 30.000).

2002–03 Bibliotheca Hertziana/Max-Planck Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Rome, Post-Doc Stipendium (c. E 20.000).

1999 Istituto Storico Lucchese, sponsored the symposium I conceived and organised La vetrata in Occidente dal IV all’XI secolo, Lucca (ITL 20.000.000).

1996–99 Fully funded PhD scholarship, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (ITL 54.000.000).

Research funding – Other grants

2021 ICMA–International Center of Medieval Art selected my proposal for two sessions on ‘The Virgin as Auctoritas. The Authority of the Virgin Mary and Female Moral–Doctrinal Authority in the Middle Ages’ at the British Association for Art History Annual Conference, University of Birmingham, April 2021.

2019 Gerda Henkel Stiftung, ‘Travel Grant’ for the project ‘At the Crossroads of Empires: the Longobard Church of Saint’Ambrogio at Montecorvino, Italy’ (E 13.318).

2016–18 British Academy/Leverhulme Trust, ‘Small Research Grants’ for the project ‘At the Crossroads of Empires: the Longobard Church of Saint’Ambrogio at Montecorvino, Italy’ (£ 9.936).

2016–18 Bibliotheca Hertziana/Max-Planck Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Rome, Secondment within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship n° 657240 (‘ICONOPHILIA’) (E 4.000).

2015 ICMA–International Center of Medieval Art/Kress Foundation funded two sessions on Ps.-Dionysius and the arts I organised at the International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 2015 (c. $ 3.000).

2014 Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, awarded E 5.000 for the publication of the book of F. Dell'Acqua, A. Cupolo, P. Pirrone (eds.), Gli avori medievali di Amalfi e Salerno. Vademecum, Quaderni del Centro di Cultura e Storia Amalfitana 8 - Opere e Territorio: Vademecum 1, Amalfi, Centro di Cultura e Storia Amalfitana, 2015. I prepared the application with the Centro di Cultura e Storia Amalfitana.

2014 SISMEL (Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino, Florence) funded the workshop ‘The Knowledge of Ps.-Dionysius in the West until the Carolingian Translations’ I conceived and organised.

2013 Bibliotheca Hertziana/Max-Planck Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Rome, Summer stipend (E 3.200).

2013 Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies-Harvard University, One-month stipend ($ 3.000).

2010 J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB), Fulbright Research Scholarship ($ 6.000).

2010 ICMA–International Center of Medieval Art/Kress Research Awards, travel grant as speaker, International Congress on Medieval Studies a Kalamazoo (USA) ($ 1.000).

2002 Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies-Harvard University, Summer Fellowship ($ 1.200).

2001 École du Louvre of Paris and the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti of Venice, travel grant to partecipate at the seminar ‘Venise et Byzance’ held by Hans Belting and others.

2000 Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, NY), Rakow Grant for Glass Studies ($ 5000).

1999–00 American Academy in Rome, Fulbright Grant for Post-Classical Studies ($ 9000).

1999 École Française de Rome, residential grant (ITL 800.000).

1998 Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, travel grants to study in Germany (ITL 1.400.000), and at the Warburg Institute and the Institute of Archaeology in London (ITL 700.000).

1994 Free-Mover Erasmus Grant, European Commission, in order to spend a semester at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.

Research Leadership

2021 Convenor, ICMA-Sponsored Sessions at the British Association for Art History Annual Conference, University of Birmingham, April 2021: ‘The Virgin as Auctoritas. The Authority of the Virgin Mary and Female Moral–Doctrinal Authority in the Middle Ages’; the eighth-paper session will lead to the constitution of a research group under my direction.

2016– Initiator, research project ‘At the Crossroads of Empires: the Longobard Church of Saint'Ambrogio at Montecorvino Rovella, Italy’, a collaborative project: Università di Salerno, University of Birmingham, Comune di Montecorvino Rovella.

2016–22 Initiator, research group on the theological/iconographic theme of the Hypapante (Presentation in the Temple of Christ Child) between East and West; in Autum 2022 I will convene, with Fr Damaskinos Olkinuora and prof. Mary Cunningham, a workshop on this theme at the Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies-Harvard University.

2014–19 Initiator, research group on the knowledge of Ps.-Dionysius in the West until the Carolingian translations and on the influence of Ps.-Dionysius on the developments of the Christian visual culture. I convened it at the SISMEL (Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino) in Florence (2014), and at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds (2015) sponsored by the ICMA–International Center of Medieval Art and the Kress Foundation.

2008–16 Initiator, research group on the Salerno ivories (eleventh-twelfth century) in the medieval Mediterranean, involving scholars in humanities as well as in applied sciences. Three conferences were held and hosted by the Centro di Cultura e Storia Amalfitana, Amalfi (2009), the Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies-Harvard University (2011), the Kunsthistorisches Institut/Max-Planck-Institut Florenz (2012). The latter has been the major funding institution.

1999 Initiator and organiser, international symposium ‘La vetrata in Occidente secc. IV-XI’, ‘The stained-glass window in the Medieval West, fourth to the eleventh century’ supported by Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Istituto Storico Lucchese, Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi Italiae.

Collaborative work experiences

2017–20 Affiliated scholar, research project of prof. Claudia Rapp, ‘Moving Byzantium: Mobility, Microstructures and Personal Agency’, University of Vienna-Institut for Medieval Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna.

2010–11 Member, research project ‘The Material Life of Things’, Courtauld Institute, London.

2008–10 Member, project ‘The Leverhulme Network of the Composition of Byzantine Glass Mosaic Tesserae’, directed by L. James (University of Sussex).

2002–06 Team member, excavations of the Byzantine city of Amorium (Central Anatolia, Turkey), studies glass finds and window plaster frames.

1997–99 Team member, catalogue finds from the Carolingian abbey-church at Corvey on the Weser, Westfälisches Museum für Archäeologie, Münster.

1997–02 Member, project ‘Corpus inscriptionum medievalium ad artefices pertinentium’, based at the Scuola Normale Superiore.

1993–96 Team member, excavations of the early medieval monastery of San Vincenzo al Volturno, Central Italy, run by the British School, the University of East Anglia at Norwich, and the University of Sheffield.

Professional standing

Awards and honours

2021 Member, selecting committee, proposals for scheme Scientific Projects of National Importance (PRIN), Italian Ministry of University and Research (MUR).

2021–24 Member, by invitation, ICMA–International Center of Medieval Art, Programs & Lectures Committee

2021–24 Associate for Italy, Board of Directors, ICMA–International Center of Medieval Art.

2020–21 Member, Italian Ministry of University and Research (MUR), Board of Experts for Humanities, Italian REF 2015–19 (“componente, GEV Area 10 Scienze dell'antichità, filologico-letterarie e storico-artistiche, VQR 2015–19”).

2020–23 Member, by invitation, ICMA–International Center of Medieval Art, New Initiatives Working Group.

2020 ‘Special mention–Category Research’ at the European Heritage Awards–Europa Nostra, European Commission with the project ‘Crossroads of Empires’.

2019 Member, by invitation, Advisory Board, Centre for Early Medieval Studies, Masaryk University, Brno

2017–20 Affiliated scholar, project Moving Byzantium: Mobility, Microstructures and Personal Agency, University of Vienna-Institute for Medieval Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna.

2017–18 Consultant, ERC Consolidator Grant, Masaryk University, Brno.

2017–19 Affiliated scholar, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, School of History and Cultures, College of Arts and Law, Arts Building, University of Birmingham.

2017– Expert, REPRISE (Register of Expert Peer Reviewers for Italian Scientific Evaluation), Italian Ministry of University and Research (MUR).

2016–22 Honorary Research Fellow, School of History, University of East Anglia.

2016 Member, selecting committee, proposals for scheme Scientific Projects of National Importance (PRIN), Italian Ministry of University and Research (MUR).

2016 member, selecting committee, panel Culture and Cultural Production (SH5), ERC Starting Grants 2016.

2015 Member, selecting committee, ‘PISCOPIA GRANTS’, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Programme, University of Padua.

2014–17 Associate for Italy, Board of Directors, ICMA–International Center of Medieval Art, NYC.

2006 Bibliotheca Hertziana/Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte of Rome, Hanno and Ilse Hahn Prize for the ‘outstanding contribution to Art History’ – first woman and youngest scholar (E 2.500).

2006– Associated Scholar, Kunsthistorisches Institut/Max-Planck-Institut Florenz.

Editorial boards/Peer-reviewing/Editing

2020–21 The only expert in Medieval Art, Italian Ministry of University, Board of Experts for Humanities, Italian REF 2015–19 (“componente, GEV Area 10 Scienze dell'antichità, filologico-letterarie e storico-artistiche, per la Storia dellArte Medievale L-ART 01, VQR 2015–19”).

2019– Member, editorial board, series Archaeology of the Mediterranean World, Brepols.

2017– Peer-reviewer, REPRISE, evaluation of research projects funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research or by individual universities.

2016 Peer-reviewer, evaluation of the Academic Research Quality (VQR 2011–14; equivalent to REF), Italian Ministry of University and Research.

2015–founder and editor of the book series Opere e Territorio: Vademecum, published in hard and digital copy by the Centro di Cultura e Storia Amalfitana, Amalfi; members of the scientific committee: Beat Brenk, Jill Caskey, Ivan Foletti, Tanja Michalsky, Nino Zchomelidse.

2014– Peer-reviewer, Dumbarton Oaks Papers.

2014– Peer-reviewer, Gesta.

2014– Peer-reviewer, Convivium-Seminarium Kondakovianum Series Nova.

2012 Peer-reviewer, evaluation of the academic research quality (VQR 2004–10; equivalent to REF), Italian Ministry of University and Research.

Societal and Economic Impact

2018 With the support of the project “At the Crossroads of Empires”, the municipality of Montecorvino Rovella is awarded c. E 70.000 by the Regione Campania (decree no. 277, 10/10/2018, POC 2014-2020) to finance “Longobard Experience Reloaded”, a programme of public engagement with research events.

2017 With the endorsement of the project “At the Crossroads of Empires”, the municipality of Montecorvino Rovella is included in the cultural route “Longobard Ways across Europe”.

2017 The project “At the Crossroads of Empires” endorses the application of the cultural route “Longobard Ways across Europe” to be accredited among the “Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme.

Teaching

Supervision of graduate students

2021–24 Supervisor, PhD student Nieve Anne Cassidy at Università di Salerno.

2019–21 Supervisor, PhD student Marina D’Anzilio at Università di Salerno.

2018– Co-supervisor, PhD student Jana Gazdagová at Masaryk University, Brno.

2016–21 Co-supervisor, PhD student Veronika Pichaničová at Masaryk University, Brno.

2015–17 Mentor, PhD, MA, and BA students, School of History, University of Birmingham, informally and at events organised by the dept. of History.

2015–16 Mentor, Flavia Vanni for her MRes thesis in Byzantine Studies, University of Birmingham.

2013–15 Mentor, PhD student Annalisa Vitolo, as member of the board of professors, PhD in Archaeology and Art History, Università di Salerno (in Italy Assistant professors cannot usually be PhD tutors).

2007–12 Mentor, PhD students Ernesto Sergio Mainoldi, Angelo Tavolaro, Diego Ianiro, member of the board of professors, PhD in History of Philosophy, Università di Salerno.

2008– Supervisor, 20+ MA theses in Art History, Università di Salerno.

2005–07 Supervisor, 10 theses of graduate students in Archaeology, Scuola di Specializzazione in Archeologia Classica, Medievale e Orientale, Università di Salerno.

2004–05 Co-supervisor, 3 MA theses in Archaeology at the Università Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples.

2004– Supervisor, 60+ BA theses in Medieval Art History.

Courses and lectures

2020–21 Seminar for MA and PhD students, Stanford University, Art History Department within the course ‘Theories of the Image: Byzantium, Islam and the Latin West’ led by prof. Bissera Pentcheva.

2020–21 Università di Salerno, modules taught (online, on Teams): Introduction to Cultural heritage, BA in Cultural Heritage Studies; Medieval Art History, MA in Art History; History of the Book Illustration, MA in Art History / MA in Archival Studies; Laboratory (Digital Humanities, critical reading, strategies for essay writing), MA in Art History; lectures and seminars on methodological questions in historical research for PhD students in Methods of Archaeological and Art-Historical Research.

2019–20 Università di Salerno, modules taught: Medieval Art History, MA in Art History (online on Teams); History of the Book Illustration, MA in Art History / MA in Archival Studies; Laboratory (Digital Humanities, critical reading, strategies for essay writing (online on Teams), MA in Art History; Medieval Material Culture, School of Post-Graduate Studies in Classical, Oriental, and Medieval Archaeology; lectures for PhD students in Methods of Archaeological and Art-Historical Research.

2018–19 Università di Salerno, modules taught: Medieval Art History, BA in Philosophy; Art Historical Practice and Cultural Heritage, BA in Cultural Heritage; Medieval Material Culture, School of Post-Graduate Studies in Classical, Oriental, and Medieval Archaeology; Masaryk University, Brno, ‘block module’ entitled ‘An index of the Norman 'melting pot'? The Salerno Ivories in context’.

2017–18 on research leave.

2016–17 University of Birmingham, School of History and Cultures: team-taught seminars, MA/MRes in Medieval Studies.

2015–16 University of Birmingham, School of History and Cultures: Y1 team-taught module Byzantium and the Transformation of the Roman World c. 330–c. 850, BA in History.

2012–13 Paris IV-Sorbonne, lectures on the Carolingian Westwerk of Corvey on the Weser (Germany), and on the myth of Alexander the Great in the Macedonian Renaissance.

2012–14 Università di Salerno, modules taught: History of Medieval Art, BA in Cultural Heritage; lectures for PhD students in History of Philosophy.

2011–12 Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Faculty of Architecture, lectures on the Serpent Column in the Hippodrome of Constantinople and on the myth of Alexander the Great in tenth c. Byzantium.

2010–11 Paris IV-Sorbonne, lectures on early western monastic workshops, and on Byzantine iconoclasm.

2009–12 Università di Salerno, modules taught: History of artistic techniques and Internet databases for Art History, MA in Art History; lectures for PhD students in History of Philosophy.

2007–08 Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Faculty of Architecture, lectures on Byzantine architecture.

2006–08 Università di Salerno, School of Post-Graduate Studies in Classical, Oriental, and Medieval Archaeology, module in history of medieval architecture.

2006–07 Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Faculty of Architectur