Born: 12 August 1977
Birthplace: Rome (Italy)
Nationality: Italian and German
A. Area of specialisation
English legal history (16th – 17th century), commercial law history, East India Company.
B. Area of competence
Medieval and modern European legal history.
C. Academical achievements
- February 2009: PhD in Diritto privato e storia della scienza giuridica civilistica and Histoire et civilisation
obtained “en cotutelle” between the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy) and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris - France), within the framework of the European doctorate in history, sociology, anthropology and philosophy of European legal cultures (Marie Curie action, 6th framework program).
Title of the thesis: “Per una storia giuridica della East India Company. Responsabilità limitata e principio maggioritario nel XVII secolo” (“A legal history of the East India Company. Limited liability and majority principle in the 17th century”).
Supervisors: Prof. Laura Moscati and Prof. Philippe Minard.
- October 2006 - September 2009: European doctorate in history, sociology, anthropology and
philosophy of European legal cultures. In the framework of the European Doctorate: 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 : EHESS, Paris - France.
2006-2007: London School of Economics (LSE), UK.
- October 2005 - September 2006: Fellow of the International Max-Planck Research School for
Comparative Legal History, Frankfurt am Main (Germany).
- October 2003: Degree in Law (RomaTre University, Italy)
Note: 110/110 cum laude
Title of the thesis: “Verso la razionalizzazione del processo tra alto e basso medioevo” Supervisor: Prof. Emanuele Conte
- July 1996: High School Diploma in Classical Studies (Maturità Classica) obtained at the Liceo
D. Grants and scholarships
- 2005 - 2008: Three years PhD scholarship from the University of Milano-Bicocca (renounced when
entered the European doctorate).
- 2005 - 2006: One year scholarship from the International Max-Planck Research School for
Comparative Legal History, Frankfurt am Main (Germany).
- 2004 - 2005: Two scholarships from the Max-Planck Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte,
Frankfurt am Main (MPIER), respectively of one and three months.
- 2000 - 2001: One year Erasmus scholarship. Destination: Westfälische Wilhelms Universität of
Münster-Westfahlen (Germany), Law Faculty.
E. Conference and seminar presentations
- September 2009: Third Summer School of the European Doctorate (RomaTre University).
Title of the paper, discussed with Prof. H. V. Bowen (Swansea University, UK):
“They are incorporated”. How the medieval corporation shaped the English East India Company.
- April 2009: XVth European Forum of Young Legal Historians. Inter-, Trans-, Supra-? Legal Relations
and Power Structures in History (European University Institute, San Domenico di Fiesole – Florence,
Italy). Title of the paper:
The majority rule in the East India Company: A Transnational principle in a multinational corporation?
- February 2009: Winter School of the European doctorate, Harnack-Haus Berlin (Germany).
Presentation of the achievements of the PhD students within the framework of the doctorate.
- December 2008: 9th REUNA (Legal History on the Edge of Europe: Nordic Law in the
European Legal Community 1000-2000 A.D.) Workshop (RomaTre University). Title of the paper:
Was the English East India Company (EIC) a “democratic” association? Some observations on the majority principle in 17th century England.
- September 2008: Second Summer School of the European Doctorate (RomaTre University).
Title of the paper , discussed with Prof. Carlos Petit (University of Huelva, Spain):
The East India Company as a corporation and the problem of limited liability (La East India Company come corporation e il “tasto dolente” della responsabilità limitata).
- October 2007: First Summer School of the European Doctorate (RomaTre University).
Title of the paper, discussed with Prof. Albrecht Cordes (J.W. Goethe University Frankfurt a.M., Germany):
The treatise “Consuetudo vel Lex Mercatoria (1622) by Gerard Malynes: some observations (Il trattato “Consuetudo vel Lex Mercatoria” (1622) di Gerard Malynes: spunti di riflessione).
- May 2006: Legal history and theory forum of the RomaTre University Law Faculty.
The early development of the English East India Company: between law, legal literature and case law (1600-1708) (Primi sviluppi della Compagnia delle Indie orientali inglese tra diritto sostanziale, dottrina e giurisprudenza (1600-1708).
- September 2005: 19th Workshop on the sources for the history of late medieval Italian civilisation
(XIX Seminario residenziale di studi fonti per la storia della civiltà italiana tardo medievale) San Miniato - Centro Studi “I Cappuccini” (Italy).
Title of the paper:
Court practice and roman law in the 12th century: Pisa’s case (Prassi giudiziaria e diritto romano nel secolo XII: il caso di Pisa).
- July 2004: 8th Summer School of the Max-Planck Institut für eropäische Rechtsgeschichte
Title of the paper:
Court practice and application of Roman law in 12th century Itali: Pisa’s case. Some observations on a 1155
memorandum (Pratica giudiziaria e uso del diritto romano in Italia nel XII secolo: il caso di Pisa. Considerazioni
su un memorandum del 1155).
- (forthcoming) S. Gialdroni, Maggioranza, democrazia & the East India Company. Sistemi di votazione in
una multinazionale ante litteram, in: Acts of the XVth European Forum of Young Legal Historians
(Florence, Italy, 1st-4th April 2009).
- S. Gialdroni, Gerard Malynes e la questione della lex mercatoria, in: “Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte” (ZSS), Germ. Abt. 126 (2009), pp. 38-69.
- S. Gialdroni, Il law merchant nella storiografia giuridica del Novecento: una rassegna bibliografica, in: “Forum Historiae Iuris” (2008) http://www.forhistiur.de/zitat/0808gialdroni.htm.
- S. Gialdroni, San Pietroburgo: la storia, la cultura, in: Quaderni di documentazione del Senato, 42 , Roma 2006, pp. 151-204.
G. Teaching activities
- 2008 and 2009, 2nd semester: 3 lectures on “Shakespeare in Law” within the framework of the
course “Law and the Humanities” (RomaTre University).
- 2007, 2nd semester: 2 lectures on Jusnaturalism within the framework of the course in Medieval
and modern legal history (RomaTre University).
H. Working Experience
- November 2003 - October 2005: Lawyer apprenticeship (Ordine degli Avvocati di Roma). - April - October 2004: Internship at the Italian Senate (Senato della Repubblica, Ufficio ricerche
- 2002 - 2004: Invigilation for KET, PET, starters and movers examinations within the framework
of the Cambridge ESOL examinations organised by the British Council of Rome.
H.1. Organisation of conferences
- September 2009 - : Collaboration in the organisation of the European doctorate in history,
sociology, anthropology and philosophy of European legal cultures final conference, Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), 4th-6th March 2010.
Title of the conference: “Undoing law, framing contexts. Normativity across the disciplines”.
- January - June 2006: Collaboration in the organisation of the conference “The jurists and their
libraries in the early modern period” (Die Juristen und ihre Bibliotheken in der Frühen Neuzeit), Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel (Germany), 30th June-1st July 2006, in the framework of the International Max-Planck Research School for Comparative Legal History.
H.2. Organisation of courses/seminars
- 2008 and 2009, 2nd semester: Organisation of the “Law and the Humanities” course, under the
supervision of Prof. Emanuele Conte, within the framework of the courses entirely taught in English at the RomaTre University.
Creation of the following blogs:
- 2005: Translation of two articles (German to Italian) on the topic of eolic energy published on Der
Spiegel (29/03/2004) for the non-profit organisation Legambiente Onlus.
- 2000: Translation of several texts (German to Italian) for the DaimlerChrysler TV Productions GmbH,
I. Other Activities
- July 2009 - : Collaboration with the Italian e-pop-culture magazine “Novamag 0.2.”
Mother tongue: Italian
Reading Listening Speaking Writing English very good very good very good very good German very good very good very good very good French very good very good good good Spanish good good sufficient -
- 2007: French: BULATS (Business Language Testing Service), C1 CEFR (Common European
Framework of Reference).
- 2007: English: Certificate of Proficiency in English (Cambridge ESOL, CPE), C2 CEFR. Note: B. - 2006: German: Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom (KDS), C2 CEFR. Note: B.