Potestas Essendi

A Virtual Space for Thoughts on the Middle Ages, by Nicola Polloni

Potestas Essendi

Screen Shot 2017-04-15 at 07.53.39Potestas essendi: the ontological precariousness subject to the most complete and creative freedom, when potentiality (potentia) becomes possibility (possibilitas), and possibility becomes power of becoming anything (potestas).
In this page I make available to anyone almost anything about my research and studies. From my CV and news on my activities, to my publications (books, articles, and reviews), my talks, the recordings of some seminars and lectures I gave: you can find here almost everything. But this virtual space will also give you a glimpse of how things change fast in academia: you can find the memoirs of past and upcoming conferences, my past research projects and the new ones, together with the themes bonding them together in a manifold and complex but also consistent perspective.
Potestas essendi: between something and nothing, prime matter finally receives its forms, and its possibilities are eventually expressed. And us, like many little datores formarum are meant to contribute to the ‘academic matter’ shaping it with our research and acquired knowledge. I do hope the tiny contributions made by this page might be helpful, and I look forward to answering any question or doubt you could possibly have.

Nicola Polloni
Durham University