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Dr Delfi Nieto-Isabel

Delfi

Marie Skłodowska–Curie Fellow and Lecturer in History

Email: d.nieto-isabel@qmul.ac.uk

Profile

I'm a Marie Skłodowska–Curie Fellow, Lecturer in History and a Fellow at the Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences. I'm currently working on my EU-funded project, ILLITTERATAE, which aims to research women’s role in the transmission of alternative religious ideas, focusing on communities of beguines across the medieval Mediterranean. I completed my PhD at the University of Barcelona in 2018, focusing on the application of Social Network Analysis to the study of dissident religious movements in the Late Middle Ages, and was a Research Associate and Visiting Lecturer in the Women's Studies in Religion Program at Harvard Divinity School in 2021-22.

Research

Research Interests:

Women's history
Medieval Church history
History of religious dissent
History of religious persecution Inquisition & heresy
Historical Network Analysis
History of medieval science
Digital History and Digital Humanities

Publications

ARTICLES & BOOK CHAPTERS

Taylor, Claire and Delfi I. Nieto-Isabel. "Cathars in Occitania: A Case Study in Religious Dissent." In Debating Medieval Europe. The Late Middle Ages, edited by Stephen Mossman. Manchester: Manchester University Press, forthcoming.

Nieto-Isabel, Delfi I. and Carlos López-Arenillas. “From Inquisition to Inquiry: Inquisitorial Records as a Source for Social Network Analysis.” In Digital Humanities and Christianity. An Introduction, edited by Tim Hutchings and Claire Clivaz, 195–212. Introductions to Digital Humanities – Religion 4. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2021.

Nieto-Isabel, Delfi I. “Beliefs in Progress: The Beguins of Languedoc and the Construction of a New Heretical Identity.” SVMMA. Revista de Cultures Medievals 15, no.1 (2020): 95–117.

Nieto-Isabel, Delfi I. “Dissidència en femení: Les dones al moviment beguí del Llenguadoc.” In Creences a l’época medieval: ortodòxia i heretgia, edited by Karen Stöber, 101–124. Lleida: Pagès Editors, 2018.

Nieto-Isabel, Delfi I. “Overlapping Networks. Beguins, Franciscans, and Poor Clares at the Crossroads of a Shared Spirituality.” In Clarisas y dominicas. Modelos de implantación, filiación, promoción y devoción en la Península Ibérica, Cerdeña, Nápoles y Sicilia, edited by Blanca Garí, Núria Jornet-Benito, and Gemma Colesanti, 429–448. Florence: Reti Medievali - Firenze University Press, 2017.

EDITED VOLUMES

Nieto-Isabel, Delfi I., and Laura Miquel Milian, eds. Living on the Edge: Transgression, Exclusion, and Persecution in the Middle Ages. Medieval Institute Publications – De Gruyter (forthcoming, September 2022).

Carrillo Rangel, David, Delfi I. Nieto-Isabel, and Pablo Acosta-García, eds. Touching, Devotional Practices and Visionary Experience in the Late Middle Ages. London (UK): Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

Public Engagement

I've coordinated two Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs):

Magic in the Middle Ages https://www.coursera.org/course/magicmiddleages

A Voice of their Own. Women’s Spirituality in the Middle Ages.” https://es.coursera.org/learn/womens-spirituality

I'm currently developing ILLITTERATAE's website and public engagement plan. Meanwhile, I post about my work on Twiter as @delfinietois

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