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David Bourgeois is an archivist, PhD student and junior lecturer in medieval history and archives sciences (Université de Haute-Alsace, France). He focuses his researches on the medieval economies, societies and towns in the Upper Rhine and Burgundy County. His publications include, among others: “Le marchand bâlois, ses mines et ses réseaux ou l’émergence du capitalisme rhénan au XVe siècle” Revue du Rhin supérieur (2019) (peer reviewed), or “Mines polymétalliques dans le Rhin supérieur XIIIe-XVe siècle,” in Atlas historique du Rhin supérieur (Strasbourg: Presses universitaires de Strasbourg, 2019). He will publish contributions for the proceedings of the conference “Craftmen and metalworking in medieval cities” (Paris I Sorbonne, Editions de la Sorbonne), in Revue d’Alsace (peer reviewed) and, under his direction, the Zu-Rhein Family chronicle. David Bourgeois – CRESAT

Daniel Brooks is a postgraduate student at Cambridge University focusing on thirteenth and fourteenth century political and moral philosophy, particularly within the Franciscan and Dominican orders. He is currently working on a series of projects concerning William of Ockham’s political thought, an area he first studied whilst writing his undergraduate dissertation at Durham University.

Caroline Danforth holds an MFA in painting from The George Washington University and a BA in German, Art History, and Fine Arts from Mary Washington College. She also studied art history at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen, Germany. Since 2008, she has worked as a preservation framer of prints, drawings, and photographs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Her research interests include the history and manufacture of parchment, German to English translation, and the Poor Clares of late medieval Germany. Most recently, Caroline served as guest editor for a special issue on parchment for Art in Translation (

Ernesto Dezza, OFM, is Assistant Professor of History of Medieval Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Pontifical University Antonianum in Rome, and Adjunct Professor of Theology at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan (Italy). His areas of interest are Medieval Philosophy and Theology, especially the works of John Duns Scotus and other Franciscan masters of the XIIIth Century. Among his last publications: La teoria modale di Giovanni Duns Scoto, Rome, 2018; Giovanni Duns Scoto e gli instantia naturae, in J.F. Falà - I. Zavattero (eds.), Divine Ideas in Franciscan Thought (XIIIth–XIVth century), Rome, 2018, 135–159; John Duns Scotus on Human Beings in the State of Innocence, in Traditio, 75 (2020) 289–310.

Alexander Fidora, born 1975 in Offenbach (Germany), studied philosophy at the University of Frankfurt, obtaining his PhD in 2003. He is an ICREA Research Professor in the Department of Ancient and Medieval Studies of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. His research focuses on medieval thought, particularly on twelfth- and thirteenth-century philosophy and theology, on which he has published more than fifty books and over a hundred and fifty articles. He has been a Visiting Professor at Saint Louis University, the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico, the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and the University of Pennsylvania. In Barcelona, he has directed the ERC Starting grant “Latin into Hebrew” (2008–2012) and the ERC Consolidator project “The Latin Talmud” (2014–2019). Vice-president of the Société Internationale pour l’Étude de la Philosophie Médiévale and of the Sociedad de Filosofía Medieval. Member of the Academia Europaea.

Giuseppe Franco (1981), who is originally from Copertino, Italy, is a lecturer and researcher in theology and philosophy at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in Germany. He received his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Salento in Lecce, Italy. He later earned a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome and his university lecturer qualification in theology in Eichstätt.

Yvonne Friedman is professor of General History and Land of Israel Studies at Bar-Ilan University (retired). Her research foci include the crusades and Muslim-Crusader peace processes in the Levant during that period, and interreligious contacts. Her book Encounter between Enemies: Captivity and Ransom in...


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