Dr. Cristina Andenna

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Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung "Schicksal, Freiheit und Prognose. Bewältigungsstrategien in Ostasien und Europa"
Ulrich-Schalk-Str. 3a
91056 Erlangen




Research Coordinator and Academic Manager

Home Institution: Center for Comparative History of Religious Orders (FOVOG), Technical University, Dresden (Germany)


IKGF Visiting Fellow July 2012 - September 2012

(Last change of profile by end of stay)

IKGF Research Project:

Who is suited for ruling? Strategies for the legitimation of dynasties, coping with the past and securing the future in Southern Italy under the rule of the House of Hohenstaufen


Curriculum Vitae

Cristina Andenna is Research Coordinator and Academic Manager at the Research Center for Comparative History of Religious Orders of the Technical University, Dresden (FOVOG).

She obtained her PhD in 2001 from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan with a thesis entitled "Mortariensis ecclesia. Una congregazione di canonici regolari nel secolo XII" and afterwards received a postdoctoral fellowship from the University of Padua.

She spent extensive periods engaged in research and study in Germany. In particular, in 2002-2003, she worked at the Technical University, Dresden, on a research fellowship granted by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation within Project C of the Collaborative Research Centre 537, "Institutionality and Historicity", and afterwards was awarded a three-month research fellowship, again by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, to work at the Research Centre for Comparative History of Religious Orders (FOVOG) of the Catholic University of Eichstätt.

In 2004, she became a lecturer in the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy of the University of Basilicata (Italy), where she remained until August 2011. During the academic year 2008/09, she worked as a substitute Professor at the Institute of Medieval History of the Technical University, Dresden, and during the winter semester 2010/11, was a substitute Professor at the Institute of Medieval History and Auxiliary Sciences of History of the University of Trier. Since 2009, she has been project director of Project C "Dynasty, Suitability, Transcendence. Comparative Studies on the Later Middle Ages" of the Collaborative Research Centre 804 "Transcendence and Common Sense" at the Technical University, Dresden.

She has published various articles on the history of the religious orders of the Middle Ages and is currently working on the legitimation of the rule and the politics of the House of Hohenstaufen in Southern Italy.

Employment/Experience

2004-2007 Lecturer in Medieval History, University of Basilicata
2007-2011 Confirmed Lecturer in Medieval History, University of Basilicata
Since 2005 Adjunct Professor, University of Basilicata
Since 2011 University of Basilicata, on sabbatical leave
2011-present Research Coordinator and Academic Manager at the Research Center for the Comparative History of Religious Orders, Technical University, Dresden (FOVOG)

Honors, Awards and Scholarships

1996/97 Bursary from the Istituto italiano per gli studi storici "Benedetto Croce" of Naples
11.1998/02.1999 Fellowship at the Max-Planck-Institut für Geschichte, Göttingen
2002/2003 Research Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation at "Collaborative Research Centre 537" - Technical University, Dresden
07.2007/09.2007 Research Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation at the FOVOG of the Catholic University of Eichstätt

Other Scientific Activities

Since 07.2009 Project director of Project C "Dynasty, Suitability, Transcendence" at Collaborative Research Centre 804 "Transcendence and Common Sense" at the Technical University, Dresden

Selected Publications

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