Born in Bologna on 08/10/1953
Work and Teaching
2002- Professor of Greek History, Greek Epigraphy and Papyrology - University of Bologna
2015-2021 member of the Giunta del Dipartimento di Storia Cultura Civiltà
2013-2018 member of the Research Committee of the Dipartimento di Storia Cultura Civiltà
2013-2018 Coordinator of the Ancient History Section of the Dipartimento di Storia Cultura Civiltà
2012 – teacher of the Dottorato di Ricerca in Storia Culture Civiltà
1999-2001 Senior Lecturer of Greek History – University of Bologna
1998-2012 Tutor and teacher in the Collegio Superiore of the University of Bologna
1995-98 Director of Studies of the Curriculum in Ancient History – University of Bologna
1992-2003 Senior Lecturer of Greek and Roman Epigraphy and Ancient Metrology in the Scuola di Specializzazione di Archeologia – University of Bologna
1991-1995 Teacher of Papyrology – University of Parma
1990, 1992, 1994, 1998 Erasmus teacher in Leuven, Trier, London, Cambridge
1985-2001 Senior Lecturer of Greek Epigraphy - University of Bologna
1979-1984 Lecturer of Greek Epigraphy – University of Bologna
Education and fellowships
1978 Diploma di Perfezionamento in Papyrology (=PhD) – Università Cattolica di Milano
1976 Degree in History – Università di Bologna (First in Italy)
1978-79 Fulbright Fellow at the American Academy in Rome
1977-78 “Giuseppe Bottrigari” Foundation doctoral fellowship
Research and membership in Committees
2019-2021: Expert for Cult3: History and Archeology - project panel of the Fonds voor Weteschappelijk Onderzoek Vlanderen (Fund for Scientific Research Flanders, Belgium).
2016-2017: Expert forr EURIAS Fellowship Programme (European Institute for Advanced Study)
2008 and 2003 Principal Investigator of PRIN (Programmi di Ricerca di Interesse Nazionale)
1995-1998, 2003 and 2012 tutor of post-doctoral research Fellows (Muccioli, Ottone, Bencivenni, Bortolani)
1986-1999 associate investigator in former PRIN (ex-40% Research Programs) in Research groups of Ancient History and Papyrology for the University of Bologna
Referee for the Fonds voor Wetenschappenlijk Onderzoek - Vlanderen (Fund for Scientific Research Flanders, Belgium
Referee for the Research Council della Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Member of the Committees for PhD (Leiden, Versailles), tenure (Arizona University) and promotions (Nicosia, Wien).
1981- Member of many Committees for Ancient History of Phd, post-doc and research positions, permanent positions at all academic levels in Italy.
2017-2020 President of the Consulta Universitaria per la Storia Greca e Romana (CUSGR)
2012-2017 Elected member of the Comité of AIEGL
2008-2014 Elected member of the Bureau (Giunta) of the Consulta Universitaria
per la Storia Greca e Romana (CUSGR)
1995- Member of the Consulta per la Storia Greca e Romana
1981- Member of the Association Internationale d’Epigraphie Greque et Latine (AIEGL)
1977- Member of the Association Internationale de Papyrologues (AIP)
International research collaboration, conferences organization, editorial work
2011- : Project “InsLib” (King’s College London, Paris Sorbonne, Bologna, Macerata), particularly for IGCyr (https://igcyr.unibo.it/).
2002 – : collaboration to the Leuven project of Greco-Roman Archives
2009, 2011: organization of the 1st and 2nd SAEG (Seminari Avanzati di Epigrafia Greca), for young scholars.
1987: organization of the International Colloquium “Egitto e Storia antica, dall’Ellenismo all’Età araba”
1992- : chief editor of “Simblos. Scritti di storia antica”
1978-1994: secretary of the editorial board of “Aegyptus”.