Studying at the University of Verona

Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
I semestre - sede Trento Sep 18, 2017 Dec 22, 2017
First half of Semester 1 Sep 25, 2017 Nov 11, 2017
Second half of Semester 1 Nov 13, 2017 Jan 20, 2018
II semestre - sede Trento Feb 12, 2018 May 31, 2018
First half of Semester 2 Feb 26, 2018 Apr 21, 2018
Second half of Semester 2 Apr 23, 2018 Jun 9, 2018
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione straordinaria- sede Trento Dec 11, 2017 Dec 22, 2017
Sessione invernale - sede Trento Jan 8, 2018 Feb 10, 2018
Sessione d'esame invernale Jan 22, 2018 Feb 24, 2018
Sessione estiva - sede Trento Jun 4, 2018 Jul 31, 2018
Sessione d'esame estiva Jun 11, 2018 Jul 28, 2018
Sessione autunnale - sede Trento Aug 20, 2018 Sep 15, 2018
Sessione d'esame autunnale Aug 27, 2018 Sep 22, 2018
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione estiva Jul 16, 2018 Jul 21, 2018
Sessione autunnale Nov 12, 2018 Nov 17, 2018
Sessione invernale Apr 1, 2019 Apr 6, 2019
Period From To
All Saints Day Nov 1, 2017 Nov 1, 2017
Immaculate Conception Dec 8, 2017 Dec 8, 2017
Christmas break Dec 22, 2017 Jan 7, 2018
Easter break Mar 30, 2018 Apr 3, 2018
Liberation Day Apr 25, 2018 Apr 25, 2018
Labour Day May 1, 2018 May 1, 2018
Patron Saint Day May 21, 2018 May 21, 2018
Republic Day Jun 2, 2018 Jun 2, 2018
Summer break Aug 13, 2018 Aug 18, 2018

Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Aikema Bernard Jan Hendrik

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Arcangeli Alessandro

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Barbierato Federico

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Bassetti Massimiliano

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Bertagna Federica

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Camurri Renato

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Chiecchi Giuseppe

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Ciancio Luca

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Coden Fabio

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De Prisco Antonio

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Ferrari Maria Luisa

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Franco Tiziana

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Marcolungo Ferdinando Luigi

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Pagliaroli Stefano

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Paini Anna Maria

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Pasini Roberto

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Possenti Ilaria

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Rizza Alfredo

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Romagnani Gian Paolo

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Rossi Mariaclara

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Salgaro Silvino

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Sandrini Giuseppe

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Stoffella Marco

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Tedoldi Leonida

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Vantini Sandra

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Varanini Gian Maria

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Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University.
Please select your Study Plan based on your enrollment year.


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Teaching code





Donatella Frioli



The teaching is organized as follows:





I semestre - sede Trento

Academic staff

Adriana Paolini





I semestre - sede Trento

Academic staff

Donatella Frioli

Learning outcomes

Module: MODULO I
The course (30 hours 6 credits) aims to introduce to the study of : 1) the methodology of the palaeographical expertise, to gain a critical approach to the ancient script; 2) the abbreviation system of the antiquity and medieval age; 3) the ‘Carolina’ script (important to understand also our graphic system) and its historical development .
At the end of the course the student will be able: a) to understand the abbreviation system; 2) to read the graphic specimina of the Carolingian age; 3) to give a critical interpretation of the handwriting’s changes during the four centuries of its use .

The main goal of this course is to introduce students to the basic codicological and cultural tools needed to study and analyse different types of mediaeval manuscripts.

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

1) Recognize the main types of manuscripts
2) Discuss about the differences between shapes and dimensions of books, especially in relation to their texts and to the evolution in book production
3) Recognise materials and manufacturing techniques employed in book production
4) Describe the making-up and decorative techniques used for the illumination of manuscripts
5) Understand the organization of a scriptorium and of a stationary
6) Recognize the economic and cultural context behind the creation of a manuscript
7) Understand the circulation of books before a library was created.


Module: MODULO I
Prerequisites: The knowledge of Latin is preferable (it is important to attend a basilar course of Latin).

Syllabus: The course includes a discussion of the following subjects: a) the different aspects of the palaeographical analysis; b) the different abbreviation systems and their abbreviation marks; c) the features of the ‘carolina’ script and the development of the letters’ morphology during the four centuries (IX-XII) of its use.

Theaching maehods: Frontal lessons and workshops/exercises with reading and critical comment of graphic specimina (30 hours). Visits to library or archive are planned.

A. Petrucci, Prima lezione di paleografia, Roma –Bari 2002; Id., Breve storia della scrittura latina [Roma] 1992 (capp..1-3; 13; 21-22); N. Giovè, Per una storia delle abbreviature latine: una prima ricognizione (I secolo a.C.-IV secolo d.C.), Messina 1993; M. Palma, Tecniche, tendenze e prospettive nuove negli studi paleografici, «Archiv für Diplomatik», 50 (2004), pp. 527-545; A. Pratesi, Le ambizioni di una cultura unitaria: la riforma della scrittura, in Nascita dell’Europa ed Europa carolingia: un’equazione da verificare. Atti del Convegno Spoleto 19-25 aprile 1979, I, Spoleto 1981, pp. 507-523; A. Petrucci, Libro, scrittura e scuola, in La scuola nell’Occidente latino dell’Alto Medioevo. Atti del Convegno Spoleto, 15-21 aprile 1971, I, Spoleto 1972, pp. 313-337
Additional essays will be supplied during the course.

Non-attendant students will have to read additional essays in accordance with the professor.

During the course, the following topics will be covered:

a) Disciplines for the study of rare books, especially of mediaeval manuscripts
b) Mediaeval manuscripts: history, morphology, materials
c) Manufacturing methods and mise en page
d) From the artisan to the copyist: professions linked to book production
e) Book commerce and foundation of public and private libraries
f) Valorisation of manuscript collections; main description and cataloguing methods

The course will consist of:
a) Lectures;
b) Visits to the Archivio Diocesano Tridentino (Trento). These visits will provide a good opportunity to analyse some mediaeval manuscripts and to discuss about the topics already covered in class.
Students will be required not only to study, but also to put in practice what will be discussed during the lectures: during the course, each student will be given a manuscript to analyse. A detailed report of said manuscript will be a part of the final exam.

M. Maniaci, Archeologia del manoscritto. Metodi, problemi, bibliografia recente, Roma, Viella, 2002.
A. Petrucci, La descrizione del manoscritto, Roma, Carocci, 20012
Marielisa Rossi, Provenienze, cataloghi, esemplari . Studi sulle raccolte librarie antiche, Manziana (Roma), Vecchiarelli, 2001, pp. 9-82
M.Maniaci, Per una nuova definizione e descrizione dei sistemi di rigatura, in A. Bravo Garcìa – I. Pérez Martín (ed. by), The Legacy of Bernard de Montfaucon: Three Hundred Years of Studies on Greek Handwriting. Proceedings of the Seventh International Colloquium of Greek Palaeography (Madrid – Salamanca, 15-20 September 2008), Turnhout 2010 (Bibliologia, 31A), 333-345

Additional books and articles will be proposed during the course.

Examination Methods

Module: MODULO I
The oral exam includes:1) reading of graphical specimina (examined and critically commented during the lessons); 2) critical knowledge of the basilar palaeographical expertise and especially of the historical development of the ‘Carolina’ script; 3) deep knowledge and critical exposition of the requested lectures.

The exam will be oral and will consist of:

I) An exposition of the report on the assigned manuscript;
II) A discussion about the topics covered during the lectures.

The exam will not only evaluate the student general knowledge of the subject, but also the ability to use the specific technical language and, above all, the ability to use the topic discussed during the lectures in the final report.

Students with disabilities or specific learning disorders (SLD), who intend to request the adaptation of the exam, must follow the instructions given HERE

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Double degree

The University of Verona, through a network of agreements with foreign universities, offers international courses that enable students to gain a Double/Joint degree at the time of graduation. Indeed, students enrolled in a Double/Joint degree programme will be able to obtain both the degree of the University of Verona and the degree issued by the Partner University abroad - where they are expected to attend part of the programme -, in the time it normally takes to gain a common Master’s degree. The institutions concerned shall ensure that both degrees are recognised in the two countries.

Places on these programmes are limited, and admissions and any applicable grants are subject to applicants being selected in a specific Call for applications.

The latest Call for applications for Double/Joint Degrees at the University of Verona is available now!


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