Giacomo Comiati (1988) read Italian philology and literature at the University of Padua, while attending the Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori (the School of Excellence of Padua University). After obtaining his PhD in Italian Studies at the University of Warwick (2016) he was fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies at Warwick, junior research fellow at the Dahlem Humanities Center of the Freie Universität in Berlin (2016), and then research fellow at the University of Oxford (2017-2020), working on the project "Petrarch Commentary and Exegesis in Renaissance Italy, c.1350–c.1650”. He was also research associate to Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He was visiting fellow at the Newberry Library in Chicago (2013), Fondation Hardt in Geneva (2014), Columbia University and Houghton Library of Harvard University (2014), and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo Latin Studies in Innsbruck (2020).
His research interests include the Renaissance reception of Latin antiquity, Renaissance Latin poetry, Italian Petrarchism, Petrarch’s works, early-modern history of manuscript and print, humanistic Latin prose. He edited a volume on Aldus Manutius ("Aldo Manuzio editore, umanista e filologo", Milan: Ledizioni, 2019) and wrote various articles on several topics, including the Horatian reception in the Renaissance, the book of rhymes by Celio Magno, Cristoforo Landino’s Latin poems, Bernardo Tasso’s and Carlo de’ Dottori’s Italian odes, Giovanni Della Casa’s Carmina, and Marcantonio Flaminio’s Latin production.