Teresa Barucci

PhD Candidate

After completing a BA in Ancient History (2018, Durham University) and a MSt in Medieval History (2019, St Edmund Hall, Oxford), I moved to Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge to start a PhD in History in October 2019. During the academic year 2021/22, I was a visiting student at the Sorbonne Université in Paris. 

Currently, I am a Fellow by Examination (JRF) at Magdalen College, Oxford. 

My doctoral thesis considers the relation between academic mobility and identity construction at the late medieval universities of Paris and Orléans. Because of their prestigious reputation, Paris and Orléans were preferred destinations for academic mobility in medieval Europe, and students from cities as dispersed as Lisbon, Turku, and Constantinople converged there and lived side by side. My thesis is a history through the university community, applying an original comparative and trans-regional approach to the debates around the development of secular and socio-political forms of collective identity (often termed ‘national’) in medieval Europe. My research is supervised by Prof. Nora Berend and funded by the Cambridge Trust. More in general, I am interested in the social and political history of mobility in the pre-modern world. 


Twitter: teresa_barucci


Tags & Themes



'The Medieval Public Sphere and the Response to a Condemnation for Heresy in Bologna, 1299' (forthcoming, 2023)

'Self-Presentation and Geographical Origin at the fifteenth-century University of Paris: An Analysis of Manuscript Decoration', Journal of Medieval History (forthcoming, 2023)


‘Regarding an outrageous incident at the University of Paris’, translation and introduction, Stanford Global Medieval Sourcebook (2021)