Francesca Iurlaro

First name: 
Francesca
Last name: 
Iurlaro
Title: 
PhD
Position: 
research fellow

Francesca Iurlaro holds a PhD in Law from the European University Institute in Florence (2018). She graduated in the history of philosphy (University of Macerata, 2014) and has an LLM in Comparative, European and International Laws (European University Institute, 2015). For her PhD thesis, she worked on a history of the concept of customary international law in the natural law and ius gentium tradition from Francisco de Vitoria to Emer de Vattel.

 

Her research interests include international legal thought, history of political thought, history and reception of natural law theories, law and literature, food ethics, and animal rights. In 2012 she was awarded the Alberico Gentili Prize for her Italian translation of and introduction to Alberico Gentili’s Lectionis Virgilianae Variae Liber ad Robertum filium, a less-known commentary of Vergil’s Eclogues published by the famous jurist in 1603. She is currently working on a critical edition of this text, which has been described as mainly a legal commentary to the Eclogues of Virgil, and has to date received little scholarly attention. At LBI, she will work on Gentili’s reception of Virgil by providing an interpretation of this text in the intellectual and cultural context of Elizabethean England, where Gentili fled as a religious exile and became Regius Professor of civil law at the University of Oxford, as well as of its pedagogical and legal significance.

 

Publications

 

2018 (forthcoming) F. Iurlaro, ‘Hugo Grotius’ translation of Alexander of Aphrodisias’ De Fato in his Philosophorum sententiae De Fato (1648), in P. Rossi (Ed.), Alessandro d’Afrodisia nel Medioevo e nel Rinascimento. Convegno internazionale in memoria di Paolo Accattino, Torino 27-28 Ottobre 2017, Brepols.

2018 (forthcoming) F. Iurlaro, ‘Grotius, Dio Chrysostom and the Invention of Customary Law of Nations’, Grotiana.

2018 (forthcoming) F. Iurlaro, ‘Self-Love Won’t Tear us Apart, Again: Emer de Vattel’s Doctrine of the Customary Law of Nations between Sovereign interests and the Principles of Natural Law’, in S. Zurbuchen (Ed.), The Law of Nations and Natural Law 1625-1850, Leiden, Brill.

2017 F. Iurlaro, ‘The Burden of Reason. Ratio probabilis, consensio omnium and the Impact of humanitas on Alberico Gentili’s Theory of Customary International Law’. History of Political Thought 38 (2017), pp. 409-438. 

2017 F. Iurlaro, ‘In guerra e in amore non tutto è permesso: bestialitas, diritto naturale e ius gentium nel pensiero di Francisco de Vitoria e Francisco Suárez’. In L. Bombardieri, T. Braccini, S. Romani, & L. Silvano (Eds.), Parafrodite: illeciti erotici, tabù e amori irregolari dal mondo antico alle soglie della modernità, Edizioni dell’Orso, Alessandria, pp. 337-354. 

2017 F. Iurlaro, ‘Il testo poetico della giustizia. Alberico e Scipione Gentili leggono la Repubblica di Platone’. Pegé (2), DOI https://doi.org/10.20318/fons.2017.3858

2017 F. Iurlaro, ‘Storia letteraria del diritto delle nazioni’, Storica (65), pp. 123-138.

2016 F. Iurlaro, ‘Pirati, barbari e pastori. Tre figure al limite dell’humanitas nel pensiero di Alberico Gentili (1552-1608)’, Historia et ius, 10 (2016), paper 8. http://www.historiaetius.eu/uploads/5/9/4/8/5948821/iurlaro_10.pdf