After my studies at the Catholic University in Milan, I moved to Austria in 2009, where I obtained my PhD in classics and Greek palaeography from the University of Vienna two years later. From 2012 to 2021, I worked at the Austrian Academy of Sciences as a senior researcher and project leader. My research focuses are on Medieval Greek linguistics (the language of Byzantine historians) and on the medieval schooling system (scholia on Sophocles). In Ghent, as a research professor in Ancient and Byzantine Greek, I will lead the ERC-Consolidator project “MELA. The MEaning of LAnguage: A Digital Grammar of the Greek Taught at Schools in Constantinople”. This research aims to retrieve the grammatical rules according to which medieval users communicated and to make them available, in order to get a less-anachronistic understanding of what Medieval Greek is, of how communication in that language functioned, and of the role of linguistic norms within it.