Maria Alessandra Bilotta

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Maria Alessandra Bilotta is an art historian, medievalist, researcher of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at NOVA University in Lisbon and integrated researcher at the Institute for Medieval Studies (IEM) of the same university. She holds the annual Diploma in Archiving from the  Archivio Apostolico Vaticano and the Diploma in Library Science from the Scuola Vaticana di Biblioteconomia; she also holds a European Diploma in Medieval Studies (Diplôme Européen d’Études Médiévales) from  Fédération Internationale des Instituts d’Études Mediévales. From the academic year 2003-2004 until the academic year 2007-2008 he taught the course of Codicology II (decoration) at the same Diploma. She is a member of the Ménéstrel network. Medievalists on the net: sources, works and online references as editor (she is the editor of the Portugalcolumn and co-editor of the Illuminations and Medieval Lisbon columns). Currently, her research focuses on the medieval illuminated legal manuscripts from the South of France, on illuminated medieval legal manuscripts preserved in Portugal, and on the circulation of foreign legal manuscripts (particularly from southern France) in the Iberian Peninsula. Her research interests also include the study of medieval liturgical manuscripts, the analysis of artistic transfers, and the archaeological aspects of medieval manuscripts. Her doctoral thesis focused on the production of illuminated manuscripts for use of the papacy during the Middle Ages (6th-13th centuries) and was published by the Vatican Library in 2011. She was scientific curator of the following exhibitions: “Le parement d’autel des Cordeliers de Toulouse: Anatomie d’un chef d’oeuvre du XIVe siècle” (Toulouse, Musée Paul Dupuy, 13 March – 13 June 2012); “A Circulação do Direito na Europa Medieval: Manuscritos Jurídicos Europeus em Bibliotecas portuguesas” (Lisbon, Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, 26 of February – 31 of May of 2016). She has participated and organised several international workshops and conferences.