We are delighted to introduce the distinguished speakers of our Mare Internum Culture: Humanistic Ideas, Relationships and Parallels in the Early Modern Age conference.
Prof. PAOLO MASTANDREA, Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia, Italia
Professore ordinario di latino a Venezia dal 1995; condirettore della rivista Lexis. Poetica e retorica della tradizione classica; fa parte del comitato per la Nuova edizione commentata delle opere di Dante (Centro Pio Rajna, Roma); coordinatore dei progetti MIUR: Poeti d’Italia in lingua latina (1999, 2001); ‘Musisque deoque’. Un archivio digitale dinamico di poesia latina, dalle origini al Rinascimento italiano (2005, 2007) < http://www.mqdq.it >; ‘Memorata Poetis’.Ricorrenze lessicali e tematiche nella versificazione epigrafica e nel sistema letterario (2011); responsabile del joint project Ca’ Foscari – SUNY Buffalo ‘Tesserae Musivae’. A Common Infrastructure for Digital Approaches to Classical Intertextuality (2016-18).
Principali lavori a stampa: Cornelio Labeone(Leiden 1979), Massimo di Madaura(Padova 1985), Lettori cristiani di Seneca filosofo(Brescia 1988); De fine versus(Hildesheim 1993); Giulio Ossequente, Prodigi(Milano 2005); Pio Magenta, Epigrammi di Marco Valerio Marziale(Roma 2006); per le parti in latino, Niccolò Tommaseo, Scintille, a cura di Francesco Bruni (Parma 2008). Titoli recenti: I dogi nei ritratti parlantidi Palazzo Ducale a Venezia(Verona 2017, con S. Pedrocco) e Sui principî della poesia, la ricerca intertestuale con strumenti elettronici(Roma 2017).
Prof. dr. sc. IVAN JURKOVIĆ, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia
Born in Pula in 1961. He began his studies at the University of Zagreb in 1979, studying mechanical engineering and ship-building, as well as pursuing studies at the Catholic Faculty of Theology and the Faculty of Humanities’ Department of History. He began his postgraduate studies in 1994 at the Department of Medieval History at the Central European University in Budapest, where he completed both his master’s and doctoral degrees on topics concerning the fate of Croatian noble (and common) exiles during the Ottoman menace. Since 1994 he has received scholarships from the Central European University in Budapest, the Steiermärkische Landesarchiv in Graz and Yale University, been a collaborator in projects both in Croatia and abroad (NSK, HAZU, CEU) as well as a participant at academic conferences in Croatia and abroad. From 2007 -2013 he was the head of the project “Medieval Istria: A Locale of Community and Contrast (6th- 16thcentury)”. He has taught courses on Croatian medieval history from 1996 to the present day, first for the Department of History of the Faculty of the Humanities ofPula at the University of Rijeka from 1996 to the end of 2006, then for the Department of Humanities (today the Faculty of Humanities) at Juraj Dobrila University in Pula. He has been a full professor since November 30th, 2015. His academic writing and editorial opus (books and academic, scholarly, and review articles) for the most part deal with the thematically defined fate of Croatian nobility during the Ottoman threat (15th- 16thcent.), as well as medieval narrative sources and Istrian medieval and Early Modern Age themes.