In this episode, David Rockwell asks Pietro Delcorno, former research fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study, about his research related to Late Medieval sermons. To listen to the podcast please click here.
Pietro Delcorno completed his PhD in 2016 in Medieval History at Radboud University, Nijmegen (The Netherlands) with a dissertation entitled ‘In the Mirror of the Prodigal Son: The Pastoral Uses of a Biblical Narrative (c. 1200-1550)’.
In the academic year 2018/2019 he was Junior Core Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study of the Central European University, where he was developing a project titled ‘Ordering Knowledge and Shaping Identity: Towards a Systematic Study of Lenten Sermon Collections’. The work done at Budapest constituted the kick-off phase of a larger investigation on Lenten preaching as a powerful tool to shape religious identity as well as a key form of ordering and transmitting knowledge, which he further developed in 2019 thanks to a Gerda Henkel Stiftung Research Grant and which received now the support of the NWO in the form of a prestigious Veni Research Grant for the research project “Lenten sermon bestsellers: Shaping society in late medieval Europe (1470-1520)”, which he will develop working at Radboud University Nijmegen.
Find out more about Pietro’s research here: https://radboud.academia.edu/PietroDelcorno