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Marco Franceschini

Associate Professor

Department of History and Cultures

Academic discipline: L-OR/18 Indology and Tibetology

Short Bio

Associate Professor since 2021, I have been working on ancient and medieval India and, in particular, on Sanskrit language and literature. My research interests include Vedic literature, Indian art literature in Sanskrit, and Indian codicology and palaeography, with special reference to South-East India.

I have spent research periods in India (Visiting Scholar, EFEO, Pondicherry, 2008, 2009 2012), the UK (University of Cambridge, 2013, 2014), the Netherlands (Scaliger Fellow, Leiden University, 2015) and Germany (Petra Kappert Fellow, University of Hamburg, 2023). I have participated and still participate in several international projects, based in Cambridge (Sanskrit Manuscripts at the UL), Delhi (E-QUAL), Hamburg (EMCAA), Hamburg/Pondicherry (NETamil), Hamburg/Paris (TST), Naples L'"Orientale" (Śivadharma), Paris (Dharma).

I am the Unibo/DiSCi Local Manager of the PRIN For a Multivocal History of the Attitudes Towards Non-human Animals in South Asia.

I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Associazione Italiana di Studi Sanscriti (AISS).

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Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà
Via Zamboni 33, Bologna - Go to map

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Office hours: first semester Tuesday, 3 to 5 pm; second semester Wednesday, 11 am to 1 pm. Department of History and Cultures, via Zamboni 33, studio 1.

Students are asked to contact the teacher via email beforehand, in order to make an appointment.

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