Contact details


Herter Hall

161 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-9312
United States

Room 306


Work In Progress

  • A Critical Edition and Translation of Giovanni Boccaccio’s De montibus, silvis, fontibus, lacubus, fluminibus, stagnis seu paludibus et de nominibus maris (On Mountains, Woods, Springs, Lakes, Rivers, Swamps or Marshes, and on the Names of the Sea). Partially funded by an NEH Scholarly Translations grant.
  • Editor of: Wlassics, Tibor. Dante’s Inferno: An English Terza Rima Translation for the Close Reader. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press.
  • Giovanni Boccaccio and the Philosophers. A book-length study of Boccaccio's understanding and use of philosophy in his contributions to the development of the theories and practice of literary interpretation in late-medieval and Early-Renaissance Italy. 
  • Founding member of the Giovanni Boccaccio Paleopathology Program, based at the FAPAB Research Center in Avola, Italy. 
  • The Decameron. Tenth Day in Perspective, edited volume. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Selected Digital Humanities Projects

For a complete list of Michael Papio's projects and publications, please see his faculty page on the Italian Studies website.