Eleonora Celora

Eleonora Celora


M.A. Classics, University of Notre Dame (2022); DAS, University of Music, Lugano (2019); M.A. Musicology, Università degli studi di Pavia (2018); B.A. Humanities, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano (2015)

Year of Matriculation




Areas of Interest

Manuscript studies; medieval liturgy and music; hagiography; Latin literature


My research focuses on medieval liturgical manuscripts, which I consider as a means to understand international exchanges, local habits and specific aspects of Medieval society and culture. I study the material aspects of Medieval books and the texts and music transmitted in the sources. My dissertation project concerns the late medieval Offices of Saint Mary of Egypt and I am interested in general in hagiography and its manifestation in Western liturgy. I study how lives of saints are used to create the liturgy and am fascinated by the narrative created by the interaction between text and music and its relation with the surrounding cultural environment.

My other interests are Ancient Latin and Greek Literature, and Medieval Latin literature.

Recent Scholarly Activity

  • Publication: Décrire le manuscrit liturgique. Méthodes, problématiques, perspectives. Ed. by Laura Albiero, Eleonora Celora, Turnhout: Brepols, 2021.
  • Conference presentation: "Reclaiming the Voice of Mary of Egypt: The Breviary of Philip the Fair." At The 22nd Annual Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies. March 16-18, 2023. Harvard University.
  • Conference presentation: "Dei molti volti di Maria Egizica: le historiae trasmesse nei manoscritti liturgici parigini." Musicology in Progress, International Music and Musicology Students Conference. April 18-20, 2023, Cremona, Italy/online.
  • Roundtable: "Challenges in Cataloging Medieval Manuscripts Today: Liturgical Case Studies (A Roundtable)." 58th International Congress on Medieval Studies. May 11-13, 2023. Western Michigan University.
  • Fellowship: Gabriel Fellowship (2021-22).