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Marco Franceschini

Associate Professor

Department of History and Cultures

Academic discipline: L-OR/18 Indology and Tibetology

Short Bio

Marco Franceschini is Associate 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 etc.), 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 etc.).

He has spent periods of research in India (Visiting Scholar at the EFEO, Pondicherry, 2008, 2009 2012), UK (University of Cambridge, 2013, 2014), The Netherlands (Scaliger Fellow, Leiden University, 2015), Germany (Petra Kappert Fellow, Univeristät Hamburg, 2023). 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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Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà
Via Zamboni 33, Bologna - Go to map

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Office hours: Tuesday, 3 to 5 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.