In 1998 Aleida received a degree in Classics and Italian Literature at the State University of Milan. Between 1999 and 2000 she spent a year abroad with a scholarship from the Israeli Government and the Rothberg International School. This was part of a one-year language skills program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where she learnt Hebrew and Arabic. She received her PhD from the University of Cambridge where she studied at the Faculty of Divinity. Her thesis examined the 16th-century chronicle of the Ottoman Empire by Elia Capsali of Candia (Crete) and was supervised by Prof. Nicholas de Lange.  

Aleida has been a temporary lecturer in Latin language and Roman culture at the University of Heidelberg’s Faculty of Classics and a postdoctoral fellow at the Institut für Orientalistik, University of Halle, where she worked on the project ‘The impact of the Qur’an on Judaism during the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance period’. She has also been an Endeavour Australia postdoctoral research fellow at the Faculty of History, University of Western Australia. From 2011 to 2013 she worked as a part-time researcher on the  project ‘Mapping the Jewish communities of the Byzantine Empire’, concentrating on Italy under the supervision of Prof. Nicholas de Lange. 

With RELMIN, she concentrates on sources from the 1475 trial of Trent.



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