The purpose of the new series Studies on the Faculty of Arts. History and Influence is to make the Faculty of Arts known to a broader public, outside the circle of specialists. The series aims at complementing the series Studia Artistarum, which publishes in-depth studies on the medieval Faculty of Arts and the various disciplines taught there, in order to increase and deepen the knowledge of specialists in this field. This aim can be realised by offering a stronger contextualization of the Arts Faculty. Thus, although the specific subject of Studia Artistarum is central also in the new series, it is enlarged chronologically, doctrinally, and culturally.
The new series proposes synthetic studies touching on various subjects related to the Faculty of Arts. In fact, most scholars (historians of philosophy in general, historians of theology, of the sciences, students of intellectual history or the history of ideas, etc.) cannot fully appreciate the importance of the Arts Faculty without a broader picture in which to situate it.
The volumes are meant in the first place for an educated public, curious about little known fields of history, but they could also be of interest to advanced students. The volumes will have a smaller format, so that they will be easy to read and to carry around. Instead of footnotes they will have in-text references to a substantial or annotated bibliography.