Arianna Carannante

Università degli Studi della Tuscia (Italy)

Weinberg Fellow in Architectural History and Preservation

The astro-mathematical education of the medieval architect

2024–2025: Fall

Arianna Carannante is an architect and architectural historian. In 2021 she earned a joint Ph.D. in History of Architecture at Sapienza Università di Roma and in History of Art at Sorbonne Université.

She was a researcher at the Centre André-Chastel (Paris) in 2019 and 2020. In 2019, she won the mobility funding grant (Bando Vinci) from the Università Italo-Francese (UFI-UIF).

She has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor since 2022 at the Università della Tuscia and since 2023 at Sapienza Università di Roma.

She was a research fellow (2020–2022) at the Politecnico di Torino on an interdisciplinary and international project, “Digital atlas of municipal palaces and places of community power in the Mediterranean Middle Ages.”

From July 2023 she has been working as a post-doctoral research fellow at Sapienza. In 2023 she won a prize from the Università Italo-Francese (UFI-UIF) for her Ph.D. thesis, “The royal building site of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta in Lucera and the relationship with ecclesiastical architecture in the Kingdom of Naples.”

From October 2023, she has been involved in the activity of the research group “CIVICARC – Building Civic Identities. Towards an Atlas of Communal Palaces in Italian Urban History (12th–20th Centuries)” (Italian PRIN 2022).

Her research interests focus on Romanesque architecture in Apulia, and on Angevine and mendicant patronage in Southern Italian architecture in the Middle Ages. In recent years she has been working on medieval communal palaces and on the relationship between architecture and urban space in central and southern Italy. On these topics she has participated in national and international conferences. Over the years she has published papers regarding her research; among her recent books is La cattedrale di Lucera e l'architettura angioina del primo Trecento (Rome: Viella, 2023).