Lecture at the AIG Colloquium, Bologna

Recently attended the VIIth International Colloquium of Genealogy organized by the Académie Internationale de Généalogie (AIG) in Bologna from September 26th through 29th, 2011. It was wonderful to have the chance to swap with fellow professionals stories (occasionally, horror stories) regarding research experiences ‘in the field’. Some very interesting lectures – here are two shots of the setting before my own, delivered on the last morning in the inspiring neoclassical atmosphere of the Palazzo dall’Armi-Marescalchi. My topic was the forgery of proofs of nobility in Aragonese infanzonía litigation, and in particular the nuances of intent behind the creation of such forgeries.