Marco Franceschini is Senior Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna. His research interests are in Sanskrit literature in ancient and medieval India. Predominantly, they range from Vedic literature (An Enhanced Vedic Concordance, 2007) to Indian classical poetry (kāvya) in Sanskrit (critical edition and translation of the Padyacūḍāmaṇi of Buddhaghoṣa, 2010), extending to the paleography of the Grantha script and the study of paratexts in manuscripts written in Grantha and Tamil scripts (A Study on Scribal Colophons, 2016).
He has spent periods of research in India (Visiting Scholar at the EFEO, Pondicherry, 2008, 2009 2012), UK (University of Cambridge, 2013, 2014) and The Netherlands (Scaliger Fellow, Leiden University, 2015). He has taken part and is still participating in several international projects, based in Cambridge (UK), Delhi, Hamburg, Hamburg/Pondicherry, Naples L'"Orientale", Hamburg/Paris.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Associazione Italiana di Studi Sanscriti (AISS).
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