Southern Italy

in the Middle Ages

A Political, Cultural and Economic Centre (5th – 13th centuries)

International Conference for PhD Candidates and Early Career Researchers

Supportico S. Andrea, 3
84011 Amalfi (SA)
Tel. 089-871170; Fax 089-873143

Crossroad of Cultures

Located at the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, Southern Italy is the ideal field of study for examining the social, economic and political transformations that occurred during the Middle Ages. As reflected by the unusually abundant written documentation, Southern Italy hosted some of the leading cultural and religious centres of the time. Its political fragmentation, until the Norman conquest, made the region a theatre of war between the major Medieval political actors. While connected with Constantinople and the Ifriqiya, the region acquired increasing relevance within the imperial ideology of both Carolingians and Ottonians.

An interdisciplinary forum

Drawing medievalists from all over the world, with a keynote lecture, around 30 individual papers, and excursions across the Amalfi Coast, this conference seeks to provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussing all aspects of Medieval Southern Italy. The papers will be the result of cross-disciplinary debates and will stimulate further researches in this field.

Our Podcast

The first podcast on the history of Southern Italy in the Middle Ages

Our Team

A small but passionate group

Michele Cobalto

Segretario Generale del Centro di Cultura e Storia Amalfitana

Salvatore Liccardo

Post-DOC Researcher

Alfonso Mammato

PhD Candidate

Under the patronage of