Davide Salmoiraghi, Girton

Degree: PhD
Course: ASNC
Supervisor: Prof Elizabeth Rowe

Biographical Information

Davide Salmoiraghi (he/him)

I graduated in Classics at the University of Milan, with a dissertation on Byzantine philology (2017).

I pursued my studies of Ancient and Medieval languages (Classical and Germanic) at the University of Venice, Ca' Foscari. I discussed my Masters' thesis in Germanic Philology under the superivison of Professor Massimiliano Bampi (2019). 

I am now a PhD student at the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic (ASNC). My research project focuses on the composition and transmission of the Norse hagiography of St Ambrose of Milan (Ambrósíuss saga biskups) and on the impact of the saint's episcopal model on the lives of Icelandic bishops (Byskupa sögur).


Since 2021, I am part of the editorial board of the Book series «Medievalismi. Studi storico-letterari, filologici e culturali», issued by Edizioni dell'Orso, a scientific series whose main interests concern the study of the Early modern and Contemporary reception of the Middle Age in arts and literature. 

Since 2021, I am member of the Italian Association of Germanic Philology (AIFG).


Research Interests

My main research interest is in Old Norse literature, especially religious. I am also interested in Medieval Latin literature, Translation Studies, Medievalism, and Byzantine studies.