Isabella Magni

Magni.photoPostdoctoral Associate in Italian and Digital Humanities

Ph.D., Indiana University - Bloomington, 2017
M.A., Indiana University - Bloomington, 2013
M.A., Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Milano, Italy, 2009

B.A., Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Milano, Italy, 2007

Address: AB 5108 - 15 Seminary Place
Phone: 848-932-5012
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Research Interests:

Digital Humanities; Public Humanities; New Media; TEI and Digital Editing

Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature and History; Petrarch; Manuscript Studies; Philology; Paleography; History of the Book


Undergraduate Courses taught at RU:  Italian Linguistics and Translation

Graduate Courses taught at RU: Textual Studies and Digital Humanities


Selected Publications:

Digital Publications

Petrarchive. An edition of Petrarch’s songbook Rerum vulgarium fragmenta. Eds. H. W. Storey, J. A. Walsh and I. Magni (Grants: NEH). Available at:

Italian Paleography. Eds. I. Magni, L. Markey and M. Signorini (Grants: Mellon Foundation). Available at:

The Albizi Memorial Book. An Edition of Pepo degli Albizi Diary (1340-1380). Ed. I. Magni (Grants: RSA, Newberry Library). Prototype available soon at:


Recording Memories. Forms and Textuality of Medieval Memorial Books.Monograph in progress.


  • “Editing the Albizi Memorial Book.” forthcoming in Materiality, Interpretation and Visual Poetics (2020)
  • “From Codex to <Code>: New Perspectives in the Study of the Materiality of Medieval Texts”, forthcoming in Digital Philology, Johns Hopkins University Press (2020)
  • “Per un’edizione del libro dei ricordi di Pepo degli Albizi”, forthcoming in Medioevo letterario d’Italia (2020)
  • “Reading the Comedy in Manuscripts: Material Philology in Dante Studies.” with H. Wayne Storey, in Approaches to Teaching Dante’s Divine Comedy, in print at MLA Publications (2020).
  • “Medieval studies at the Newberry Library: new approaches in challenging times” with C. Fletcher and K. Christianson, Essays in Medieval Studies 35, West Virginia Univ. Press, 2019
  • “The Fragmenta’s Timeline: Models for Reconstructing and Interpreting the Text” in Mediaevalia Vol.39, State University of New York Press, 2018
  • “Visualizing the Fragmenta’s poetic systems”, in Humanist Studies & the Digital Age 5.1, University of Oregon Journals, 2017
  • “Thinking digital: Donna mi vene spesso ne la mente as a fundamental yet unstable text in the study of the Fragmenta.” with John Walsh, in Digital Philology 5.2, Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2016
  • “I codici paralleli dei Fragmenta”, in Medioevo letterario d’Italia. Vol. 12, 2015

Selected awards:

  • Newberry Library, Lester J. Cappon Fellowship in Documentary Editing (2020)
  • Renaissance Society of America, RSA Research Fellowship (2019)
  • Newberry Library, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship (2017-2019)
  • University of Victoria, Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) Fellowship (2018 and 2016)
  • University of Pittsburgh, NEH Summer Institute Fellowship (2017)
  • Newberry Library, Mellon Summer Institute in Italian Paleography Fellowship (2016)
  • Indiana University, Ruggeri Memorial Award for Outstanding Academic Work (2016)
  • University of Leipzig, CLARIN-D Fellowship (2015)
  • Indiana University, Lander MacClintock Award (2014)
  • Indiana University, Associate Instructor Award (2013)

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