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Stefania Gialdroni

Stefania Gialdroni is a legal historian with a passion for interdisciplinary studies. She is currently researcher in “Medieval and Modern Legal History” at the Law Department of the RomaTre University and instructor of the course “The Legal Protection of Cultural Heritage”. In 2018 she obtained the Italian National Academic Qualification as Associate Professor (IUS/19).


She holds a degree in law from the University of RomaTre and a PhD in legal history both from the University of Milano-Bicocca and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. After having spent several years to study for her PhD around Europe (MPIER Frankfurt am Main, LSE London and EHESS Paris) within the framework of the European Doctorate in European Legal Cultures (Marie Curie, 6th framework program) she came back to Rome in 2009, where she started teaching at Arcadia University, the College of Global Studies. She has been part of digitalization projects of ancient legal manuscripts and books as a post-doc research fellow of the Universities of RomaTre and Palermo (FIRB-MOSAICO Project and BOOKALIVE Project).


With reference to teaching activities, she has been co-organizing the “Law and the Humanities” course at the RomaTre Law Faculty since 2008 and she recently taught the course: “Storia giuridica e storia economica italiana” at the International Telematic University Uninettuno (2018). In 2016-2017 she took part, as a post-doc fellow, in the project “The Making of Commercial Law: Common Practices and National Legal Rules from the Early Modern to the Modern Period” (University of Helsinki).


Her research interests include the history of commercial law, the relationship between law and iconography/architecture and the historical development of the protection of cultural heritage.


She likes using internet in connection with her teaching/researching activity: she is webeditor of the “Law and the Humanities at RomaTre” blog ( as well as of the blog of the “Istituto Emilio Betti di scienza e teoria del diritto nella storia e nella società” ( and of the website of the organization Visit Ostia Antica, for the promotion of the cultural heritage of the area of the ancient harbors of Rome ( Finally, she is also an official tour guide