Rosalba Sorice. Law degree at the University of Catania (1990), PhD in History of Medieval and Modern Law (1994). Post-doctoral Fellowship in Legal History (1995), Research Grant at University of Catania (1999-2006). From 2007 to 2015 researcher, then Associate Professor. In 2018 qualification as full professor.
She has been Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin at the Juristische Fakultät der Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Leopold Wenger Institut für Rechtsgeschichte, Munich and researcher at the Stephan Kuttner Institute of Medieval Canon Law (1994 and 1995).
She is scientific editor in chief of the Rivista internazionale di Diritto Comune and she is member of the editorial board of the Vergentis. Revista de Investigación de la Cátedra Internacional conjunta Inocencio III.
Research interests focus on History of criminal law and history of punishment; History of justice and judicial systems in medieval and modern ages.
Full publications on: www.lex.unict.it/docenti/rosalba.sorice
Alessia Maria Di Stefano is fixed-term researcher of Legal History at the Law Department of the University of Catania; PhD in Legal History at University of Macerata (2010); Law Degree at University of Catania (2006).
Guest with scholarship at Max Planck Institute for European legal history (October 2016 – March 2017; January 2018 – March 2018); guest with scholarship at Robbins Collection UC Berkeley (October – November 2014).
She has taught at the University of Palermo, branch of Trapani, History of Medieval and Modern Law (2009-2013).
Her research interests are mainly focused on the Constitutional transition from Fascism to a democratic government in Italy (Da Salò alla Repubblica. I giudici e la transizione dallo stato d’eccezione al nuovo ordine (d.lgs.lgt. 249/1944), Bologna, Pàtron 2013); history of criminal law and legal positivism in Sicily, in particular the contribution that Emerico Amari gave to the criminal legal science during the 19th century (Il Corso di diritto penale di Emerico Amari, un maestro della penalistica civile tra illuminismo e positivismo, Torino, G. Giappichelli 2018); the Italian colonial experience in Libya with particular regard to the Libyan judicial system; Justice and emigration in Italy between the XIX and XX century («Non potete impedirla, dovete regolarla». Giustizia ed emigrazione in Italia: l’esperienza delle Commissioni arbitrali provinciali per l’emigrazione (1901-1913), Roma, Historia et Ius 2020)