Open invitation to friends, colleagues and admirers of Professor Mario Ascheri
Mario Ascheri will turn seventy in February 2014. This will be an important milestone, and one that affords an occasion to honor a world-famous and prolific scholar whose vitality and energy have left a profound mark on historical studies.
Mario’s many scholarly interests, together with his charm, directness and enthusiasm, have attracted friends and admirers amongst historians of law and institutions as well as scholars of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period. Because of the immense range of his work it is impossible to classify Mario within a single field of research. Likewise the extraordinary number of people with whom he has come into contact over the years means that any choices we might make in the compilation of a Festscrift would inevitably be arbitrary, and unfair to some colleagues and friends (and perhaps even to whole areas of scholarship).
In view of this we have decided to invite all those who wish to pay tribute to Mario Ascheri with a scholarly contribution. Contributions must not exceed 30.000 characters (notes included), and will be subject to peer review. They will be published online on http://www.retimedievali.it and printed on demand.
We have created a website (https://studiascheri.wordpress.com) where we will publish information as it becomes available and where friends, colleagues, and fans of Professor Mario Ascheri will be able to contribute to this project. Pupils of Professor Ascheri will support us by helping to edit, write and digitalize the material received.
Unfortunately, due to the current economic situation, we must ask those who want to take part in the project to pay a small contribution (details to follow).
Paola Maffei / Gian Maria Varanini