I am currently Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Renaissance Studies, Newberry Research Library – Chicago IL, working on the preparation of an online handbook for Italian Paleography. I am also Associate Editor of the Petrarchive project, in charge of creating and encoding a digital interactive timeline of Petrarch’s biographies and a commentary to Petrarch’s 366 poems.

I received a PhD in Italian and Medieval Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington, in July 2017. My dissertation “The Digital Reconstruction of Petrarch’s Fragmenta” investigates digital approaches to the representation of texts.  My main areas of interest are the digital humanities, medieval and early modern Italian literature, manuscript and textual studies, history of the book and material philology.

I first discovered digital studies during my M.A. years at Indiana University, when I started collaborating with Prof. Wayne Storey and Prof. John Walsh on the first digital edition of Francesco Petrarca’s Rerum Vulgarium Fragmenta. During the past four years I have had intensive training and growing expertise in digital editing and managing, encoding (XML-TEI, CSS, ODD, XSLT), deep maps and website creation.

Email me at: magnii@newberry.org