Teresa Barucci is a PhD candidate at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. Her research explores the relation between identity, academic mobility, and foreignness. More specifically, her doctoral project considers the impact of academic mobility on the construction, expression, and practical significance of different forms of identity among the scholars of the late medieval universities of Orléans and Paris.
Susannah Bain is a D.Phil candidate at Jesus College, Oxford. Her thesis considers communication and connections in historical narrative texts written in Italy in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. She is interested in how ideas about connections with other places and senses of wider geographies contribute to identities, and how we can understand ‘news’ in chronicles. More broadly, her research concerns collective identity, space and memory. She has also recently become interested in asking how scholars can do history in less human-centred ways – focusing particularly on trees.
(Image: detail from Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS. Espagnol 30, Abraham Cresques, Atlas de cartes marines (c.1375) )