Postdoctoral Bursary 2018



The Irish Legal History Society is delighted to announce that the 2018 Postdoctoral Bursary is awarded to Dr Claudia Passarella from the University of Padua.

Dr. Passarella graduated in Law with honours in 2011 from the University of Padua with a thesis directed by Professor Chiara Maria Valsecchi. She received her Ph.D. in Legal Sciences (History of Medieval and Modern Law) from the University of Milan in 2015. Her doctoral dissertation focuses on the administration of criminal justice in modern Venice. From July 2015 to June 2016 Dr. Claudia Passarella carried out her research project thanks to the Postdoctoral Fellowship provided by the Fratelli Confalonieri Foundation (Milan). Since July 2016, she has been working as Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Padua. Her recent publications include:

  • Claudia Passarella, La pena di morte a Venezia in età moderna, «Historia et Ius», XI (2017), peer review journal, paper 14, pp. 1-27
  • Claudia Passarella, La tortura giudiziaria nella Repubblica di Venezia nei secoli XVI-XVI «Historia et Ius», IX (2016), peer review journal, paper 10, pp. 1-29
  • Claudia Passarella, Tre pratiche civili del foro veneziano: un primo confronto, «Studi veneziani», LXXII (2015), pp. 293-326
  • Claudia Passarella, Deciani Tiberio, in Clariores. Dizionario biografico dei docenti e degli studenti dell’Università di Padova, Piero del Negro (Ed.), Padova, University Press, 2015, pp. 126-127
  • Claudia Passarella, Guido da Suzzara, in Clariores. Dizionario biografico dei docenti e degli studenti dell’Università di Padova, Piero del Negro (Ed.), Padova, University Press, 2015, pag. 184\Claudia Passarella, I conflitti di attribuzione tra potere giudiziario e amministrazione, in Avvocati protagonisti e rinnovatori del primo diritto unitario, Stefano Borsacchi – Gian Savino Pene Vidari (Eds.), Bologna, Il Mulino, 2014, pp. 859-871
  • Claudia Passarella, Venetian Rectors and Jurisdiction in the Terraferma – I rettori veneziani e l’amministrazione della giustizia in Terraferma, in Pax Tibi Marce Venice: government, law, jurisprudence – Venezia: istituzioni, diritto, giurisprudenza, Silvia Gasparini (Ed.), online at http://www.arielcaliban.org/paxtibimarce.htm , pp. 1-5
  • Claudia Passarella, Edoardo Deodati (1821 – 1896), in Avvocati che fecero l’Italia, Stefano Borsacchi – Gian Savino Pene Vidari (Eds.), Bologna, Il Mulino, 2011, pp. 322-328
  • Claudia Passarella, Leone Fortis (1814 – 1885), in Avvocati che fecero l’Italia, Stefano Borsacchi – Gian Savino Pene Vidari (Eds.), Bologna, Il Mulino, 2011, pp. 315-322

Dr. Passarella will visit Dublin in Autumn 2018. Her current research project focuses on lay participation in Italian criminal justice in the late modern age by adopting a comparative approach. Whilst in Ireland, she will be examining the Irish system of jury trials in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Details of the Irish Legal History Society’s bursary schemes can be found here.