Francesco Montuori is Associate Professor of Italian Linguistics and History of Italian Language at the University of Naples Federico II. His main fields of research are the history of Italian language in the XV century, Dante’s Latin and vernacular writings and their diffusion (“De la volgare eloquenzia di Dante”. Volgarizzamento di Giovan Giorgio Trissino, 2012), Italian historical writing in vernacular, Historical Lexicography and Italian Etymology (Lessico e “camorra”. Storia della parola, proposte etimologiche e termini del gergo ottocentesco, 2008): he collaborates to the “Lessico Etimologico Italiano” (LEI) founded by Max Pfister. He is senior member of the ERC-funded project DisComPoSE - Disasters, Communication and Politics in Southwestern Europe: the Making of Emergency Response Policies in the Early Modern Age.