Dr Antonio Musarra (* 1983 in Genoa) completed his academic training in Genoa and was awarded a doctorate by the University of San Marino in 2012 with a thesis on Genoa and the Holy Land in the 13th century. He has been a professor of medieval studies at the Sapienza University in Rome since this year. In addition, he has a teaching assignment on the history of the Holy Land pilgrimage in the Middle Ages at the Roman Franciscan University Antonianum.

Musarra has published numerous works, especially on the medieval history of Genoa and Venice. His italian "Great History of the Crusades" has been translated into German. As the Sapienza is conducting archaeological excavations in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Musarra is investigating the role of Jerusalem in the culture of the Latin Middle Ages.