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Ilaria Cicola

Adjunct professor

Department of History and Cultures

Department of Cultural Heritage

Vicepresidenza della Scuola di Lettere e Beni culturali - Bologna

Teaching tutor

Department of History and Cultures

Curriculum vitae

Adjunct professor at University of Bologna since 2017 and at the University for Foreigners in Perugia since 2016, she pursued her studies in Arabic language and linguistics, with particular emphasis on sectorial jargons and corpora and computational linguistics. She is currently studying the semiautomatic annotation of digitalized corpora.


Graduated in Languages and International Communication in 2012 at the University of Rome 3, she obtained her Ph.D. in Islamic Civilization, History and Philology in co-tutoring between the University "Sapienza" in Rome and the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE) in Paris.

Research and teaching

In 2011, she started collaborating,as a young graduate, with the Informal Language Linguistics Research Group in Roma 3, publishing articles and attending to international conferences.

From 2016 she started teaching as a contract. Teaching activity Since 2016 he has been working as an Adjunct Professor, for both Bachelor and Master Degree courses, at the Department of Humanities at the University for Foreigners in Perugia and from 2017 at the School of Arts and Letters in Bologna teaching Arabic Language and Civilization at various levels.

Scientific activity

She has participated in numerous international conferences presenting enthusiastically received papers from colleagues. She continues to collaborate with the informal research group of Arabic Linguistics of Roma 3, folowing activities as seminars, symposiums and conferences.


Scientific Publications

Articles - Forthcoming:

  1. Pesare e soppesare: l'elemento stagno nel corpus giabiriano, in Miscellanea Arabica, , Roma TrE-Press (forthcoming)

Reviews - Forthcoming:

  1. Abū Ḥayyān Al-Tawḥīdī, Abū ՙAlī Miskawayh (Bettini Lidia – Ed.), Il libro dei cammelli errabondi e di quelli che li radunano, in Bulletin critique des Annales islamologiques (forthcoming)

Articles - Published:

  • Articoli "peer reviewed" e capitoli in libri o Atti di convegno

    1. Tagging Alchemic texts. Issues in Corpora and Analysis, in Langues et Littératures du Monde Arabe (LLMA)Vol 9 pp 52-59, ENS Editions 2011 ;
    2. Il corpus giabiriano, una visione d'insieme tra passato e futuro, in Miscellanea Arabica 2012, La Sapienza Edizioni;
    3. Lancioni G., Benassi L., Campanelli M., Cicola I, Pepe I., Pettinari V., Silighini A. 2013.
    4. Arabic Meaning Extraction through Lexical Resources: A General-Purpose Data Mining Model for Arabic Texts in IMMM 2013 : The Third International Conference on Advances in Information Mining and Management: 107-112.
    5. Olivieri, S., Cicola, I., Pepe, I. Encoding Arabic RhetoricalRhetoric Structure. A methodology for the extraction of Arabic lexical information from TEI-encoded classical sources, in the 4th International Colloquium on Information Science and Technology (IEEE – CIST’16) proceedings volume El Mojadir, M. et al. (Eds.)
    6. Usare la grammatica medievale per l'insegnamento dell'arabo, il caso della struttura soggiacente, in Lancioni, G., Solimando, C. (Eds.) Didattica dell'arabo e certificazione linguistica: riflessioni e iniziative, pp. 113-132, Roma TrE-Press, 2018
    7. Do Alchemists dream of Electronic sheets?, in Book of Abstracts della 7° edizione del Convegno Nazionale dell'Associazione per l'Informatica Umanistica e la Cultura Digitale (7th AIUCD 2018), Bari, 31st January – 2nd February 2018
    8. Lancioni G. Campanelli M. Cicola I. Garofalo L. Olivieri S. Pettinari V. Pepe I. Semi-Automatic Data Annotation, POS Tagging and Mildly Context- Sensitive Disambiguation: the eXtended Revised AraMorph (XRAM). In ElGhayat, N., Y Suen C. (Eds.) Computational Linguistics, Speech and Image Processing for Arabic Language, 2018, World Scientific Publishing Co

Lectures and Papers in International Conferences


- International Conference: "The First International Conference On Written Arabic And Writing Arabic" 19-21 June 2012, Jerusalem. Jointly organized by Roma 3 University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

- International Conference "Written Arabic, Writing Arabic: Corpora and Lexica" 23-25 October 2012, Rome.  Jointly organized by Roma 3 University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


- International Workshop "New Research on Muhammad and the Ouran: exegetical, historical and linguistic approaches" 20-21 September 2013, Rome. Jointly organized by "La Sapienza" and Roma Tre University. 

- Research seminar "Arabic Language today: diversity, standardization and teaching"12 December 2013,Rome. Jointly organized by Roma Tre University and the Cultural Attaché of the Egyptian Embassy in Rome.


- International Conference "15th Meeting of Afro-Asiatic Linguistics",17-19 September 2014, Rome. Organized by "La Sapienza" University. 


- International Conference "The Qur'an between Late Antiquity and Middle Ages:Form, Structure, Comparative Studies" 20-22 Maggio 2015,Siena.  Jointly organized by Roma Tre University and the University for foreigners of Siena.


- International Workshop "IWALDH 2016 - International Workshop on Arabic Linguistics and Digital Humanities" 17-18 November 2016, Rome.  Jointly organized by  Roma Tre University, "La Sapienza"  the University of Helsinki


- Invited speaker at CNR Pisa within the Institute of Computational Linguistics seminars. 6 June 2017, with a paper about: Arabo and Digital Humanities: standards, applications and practices.



- 7th annual Conference AIUCD, Cultural Heritage in the digital Age. Memories, humanities and technologies, held in Bari from the 31st January to the 2nd of February 2018.