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Emma Abate

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Cultural Heritage

Academic discipline: L-OR/08 Hebrew

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Senior Researcher of «Hebrew and History of Judaism» and «History of the Hebrew Book» (University Alma Mater). Since 2018, she is Researcher at the Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes (IRHT-CNRS) in Paris. She is a specialist of Hebrew codicology and palaeography. Her work is dedicated to the exploration and edition of the Jewish magical and kabbalistic tradition through the material and philological analysis of manuscripts from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. She teaches «Alchemy, Kabbalah and Astrology in Early Modern Europe» at Padova University. Since 2014, she is in charge as the scientific coordinator of the team project Books within Books: Hebrew Fragments in European Libraries. Since 2022, she is the PI of the IRHT-CNRS team project BiNaH: Bibliothèque nationale "Hebraica", Hebrew Manuscripts in Paris. Among her publications, Sigillare il mondo. Amuleti e ricette della Genizah (2015) includes the edition and commentary of magical manuscripts from the Cairo Genizah held in the Alliance Israelite Universelle's Library in Paris. She edited the volume L’eredità di Salomone. La magia ebraica in Italia e nel Mediterraneo (2019).

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