Maria Sole Costanzo

Postdoctoral Fellow, Italian Studies


2021 Ph.D. Italian Studies, University of Notre Dame
2015 MA: Italian Philology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
2013 BA: Italian Literature, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Research and Teaching Interests

Italian Renaissance, History of the Language, Multilingualism, Self-Translation, Philology, Digital Humanities, Second language acquisition.

Maria Sole teaches the Rome Global Gateway core course "All roads lead to Rome." Her doctoral dissertation “Leon Battista Alberti and the languages of the Italian Humanist Quattrocento” investigated Alberti’s linguistic engagement with Latin, Greek and the vernacular language throughout his life as a central feature to his creation of a public persona and cultural innovator.  She is currently working on a monograph that expands the scope of her research to demonstrate Alberti's use of architectural endeavors as part of his construction of a public persona , through diachronic analysis of the evolution of Alberti’s visual and written works. A further area of her studies considers women in the High Italian Renaissance: Maria Sole was a Contributing Researcher for the Isabella D’Este Archive Project between 2015 and 2018. Her research interests include Italian history of the language, vernacular and Latin Humanism, philology, textual criticism, self-translation, and Digital Humanities.

Representative Publications

Maria Sole Costanzo, “Edizione critica delle postille di Bernardo Zucchi” in Bernardo N. Zucchi, Diario (1741 – 1752), vol. I, ed. Marco Nava – Nicolò Premi (Bergamo : Sestante Edizioni, 2019).