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Mauro Perani

Professore ordinario

Dipartimento di Beni Culturali

Settore scientifico disciplinare: L-OR/08 EBRAICO

Curriculum vitae

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PERSONAL DATA

Born: Castel Goffredo (Mantova), Italy, December 16, 1949.

Current Residence: Via Corti alle Mura 53, I-48121 Ravenna, Italy.

Current Occupation: Full Professor of Hebrew, University of Bologna, Department of Cultural Heritage, Ravenna Campus.

CURRICULUM VITAE February 2018

EDUCATION, ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE, TEACHING AND TITLES, GRANTS

2017-2018

Rome - MIUR: Member of the Commission for the Abilitation of Associated and Full Professor, Settore Concorsuale: 10/N1 - CULTURE DEL VICINO ORIENTE ANTICO, DEL MEDIO ORIENTE E DELL'AFRICA.

January 25 Paris, Eurropean Master in Jewish Studies with Judith Schlanger.

April 5 Brescia, Lecture on a bifolio from Midrashic text found in Brescia, University Library.

May 2-3 Mainz, Congress on New discoveries in the European Genizah: Lecture on Bologna Sefer Torah, at the University of Mainz.

May 19 Palermo, Lecture on the most ancient complete Sefer Torah re-found in Bologna.

May 21 Sciacca, Ancient fragments of a Torah Scroll in Sciacca and the Bologna Sefer Torah.

June 21 Bologna, Congress for the first Convention of the European Academy of Religion, lecture on The development of the Italian Hebrew script from Venosa Catacombs to the Script of 11th-12th centuries Worms matzevot and the Otranto School.

June 22 Camaldoli, Henoch Seminary, Lecture on the Sefer Torah of Bologna. A rare and ancient Witness of the Babylonian Tagin tradition in Kabbalistic European milieu.

August 7 Jerusalem, Lecture at the 17th World Congress of Jewish Studies on Early Square Italian Hebrew Script in the Epitaphs of Worms and Mainz from the Eleventh to Thirteenth Centuries, and the Reused Manuscripts Fragments, Panel n. 286. Book within Books A: Hebrew Fragments in European Libraries, Discoveries and Updates.

Sept. 4-6 Ravenna, Organisation and Participation to the XXXI Congress of the AISG.

October 24-27 Ravenna, The V Intensive Course of Hebrew Palaeography with Judith Schlanger of the EPHE, Paris.

November 7 Ancona, Lecture at the Istituto Superiore di SCienze Religiose sul tema: Strumenti per lo studio storico critico della Bibbia ebraica, e i suoi generei letterari.

2016

June 6-7 Aix en Provence, lecture at the European Association for Jewish tudies Lab on Biblical Fragments from European Genizah

June 19-21 Innsbruck, Lecture at the International Congress on 700 Jahre Judentum in Tirol.

Sept. 21-23 Ravenna and Bologna, Organization of the Congress on the 70th centennial anniversary of the Qumran Discoveries and on the Sefer Torah of the BUB, Bologna University Library; lecture delivered.

Nov. 18 Rome, Pontificio Istituto Biblico, Lecture on Il più antico Sefer Torah integro riscoperto a Bologna Un raro testimone della tradizione grafi ca e scrittoria babilonese

Dec. 5-7 Venezia, Congress on “The Getto and Serenissima”.

2015

May 6-8 Viadana e Mantova, Organization of the Congress on the Bicentennial anniversary of the birth of Rabbi Marco Mordekai Mortara (1815 – 7th May – 2015) and lecture.

June 26 Ravenna, Organization of the Workshop on the Christian Hebraist of the 16th century Cardinal Federico Fregoso, and lecture on the Hebrew inscription found in Gubbio.

Sept. 1-2 Ferrara, Organization of the international Congress on Jews and Magic and lecture.

Sept. 9-10 Pisa, Lecture at the Workshop on “Jewish Studies in Italy, a Survey”.

Dec, 10-11 Siena, Lecture at the congress on “The Fragments and the whole in the manuscript”.

2014

January 7 Toulouse, Bicentenaire de la Communauté Juive de Toulouse, Colloque international - Toulouse 6 et 7 janvier 2014, Conférence sur : Le plus ancien Sefer Torah (XII-XIII siècles) redécouvert à la Bibliothèque Universitaire de Bologne. Une incroyable histoire Romanes-que de huit siècles.

October 21 Hamburg, International Conference on: “Research on Hebrew Manuscripts - Status quaes-tionis”, Lecture on Medieval Hebrew Manuscripts Recently Discovered in Italy and the New Light they Shed on the Birth and Development of Italian Hebrew Script in the 11th‐12th Centuries

Novemb. 3 Jerusalem, Italian Synagogue, Il più antico Sefer Torah riscoperto a Bologna.

Novemb. 5 Tel Aviv University, Lecture on: The Lost and Found Oldest Known Entire Torah Scroll from the 12th Century: a Rare Textual “Fossil” of a Lost Babylonian Writing Tradition.

December 1 Paris, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Lecture on : Le plus ancien Sefer Torah (XII-XIII Siècle) redécouvert à la Bibliothèque Universitaire de Bologne. Une incroyable histoire romanesque de huit siècles.

December 2 Paris, École Pratique des Hautes Études : Conférence sur Les gloses françaises dans les manuscrits de la Genizah italienne, IV journée doctorale et postdoctorale en paléographie et diplomatique Hébraïques.

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2013

June 16, 2013: Doctor Philosophiae Honoris Causa of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem Ceremony for the PhD honoris causa: http://youtu.be/KrB3qq--jBw (Emanuela Consonni reading the laudatio and the bestowal of the title at minute 27.10 to 29.10.

May 2013

On the discovery of the most ancient entire Sefer Torah in the Biblioteca Universitaria di Bologna, Interviews available online:

In Italian: Radioemiliaromagna: http://www.radioemiliaromagna.it/economia_turismo/attualita/ritrovato_bologna_antico_rotolo_pentateuco_ebraico.aspx

In Spanish from Buenos Aires:http://www.radiojai.com.ar/online/notiDetalle.asp?id_Noticia=65677

In English: http://themarginaliareview.com/archives/2778

Film:

http://kids.dailymotion.com/video/x10euar_scoperto-a-bologna-il-piu-antico-rotolo-della-torah_news#.UcXLt__94bw

Lectures delivered in the second semester 2013 on the most ancient Sefer Torah Discovered in Bologna at the University Library

Novemb. 18 Venice, Lecture at The Jewish Community on the Discovery in Bologna University Library of the most ancient Sefer Torah.

Septem. 16 Bologna, Lecture at The Congress of the Associazione Biblica Italiana (ABI) on the Discovery in Bologna University Library of the most ancient Sefer Torah.

October 21 Trieste, Lecture in at The Jewish Community on the Discovery in Bologna University Library of the most ancient Sefer Torah.

October 16 Turin, Lecture at The Jewish Community on the Discovery in Bologna University Library of the most ancient Sefer Torah.

October 14 Bologna, Lecture at The Theological Faculty of Emilia Romagna on the Discovery in Bologna University Library of the most ancient Sefer Torah.

January Coordinator of the PhD in Jewish Languages, literatures and Culture, in partnership with the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, and with the INALCO, Paris, up the present.

May 23 Krakow, Lecture on the Discovery in Bologna University Library of the most ancient Sefer Torah.

May 20-24 Krakow, Teacher at the Jagiellonian University

June 3 Jerusalem, Lecture at the National Library of Israel: The Vicissitudes of Medieval Hebrew manuscripts in the Western World as reflected by the Fragments of the «Italian Genizah»

June 27 Rome, Lecture in at the Keren Kayemeth Le-Israel, on the Discovery in Bologna University Library of the most ancient Sefer Torah.

June Member od Scientific board of the “La Rassegna Mensile di Israel”, UCEI, Rome.

July 11 Milan, Lecture in the Synagogue Guastalla, at the Keren Kayemeth Le-Israel on the Discovery in Bologna University Library of the most ancient Sefer Torah.

July 15 Oxford, Lecture at the Bodleian Library on the Discovery in Bologna University Library of the most ancient Sefer Torah.

2011

January Paris, Lecturer at the École Pratique des Hautes Études and at INALCO.

October Director of the PhD in Jewish languages, literature and culture at Bologna University.

April 5 Ann Arbor (MI), USA, Lecturer at University of Michigan.

April 7 Pittsburgh (PA), USA, Lecturer at University, The Cathedral of Learning, USA, on the Italian Genizah.

April 11 New York, Lecturer at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

Sept.6-8 Ravenna, Co-organiser and lecturer at Ravenna congress of the Bar-Ilan University on The Jews in Italy – Their Contribution to the Development and Spread of Jewish Heritage.

Dec. 13 Rome, Member of the board of examiners for the assignment of grants to Israel by the Italian Foreign Ministry, within the Italy-Israel cultural agreements.

2010

January 3, Tel Aviv, Lecturer at the Congress for the 50 anniversary of the Italia Judaica Project.

January 6, Ramat Gan Israel Lecturer at Bar-Ilan University.

June, Krakow, Lecturer at Congress of the Polish Association for Jewish Studies, Krakow.

July 25-30, Ravenna, Organiser as the President of the 9th Congress of the European Association for Jewish Studies, Ravenna 25-30 July, and lecturer.

November 8, Montpellier Lecturer at Gallia Judaica Center.

November 29, Girona, Lecturer in on the Ketubbah of Castello D’Empuries.

December 22, Rome, Member of the board of examiners for the assignment of grants to Israel by the Italian Foreign Ministry, within the Italy-Israel cultural agreements. 

2009

August Jerusalem, Member of the Executive Committee and Lecturer at the World Union of Jewish Studies Congress, Jerusalem September President of the AISG up to present.

2008

May 28, Ravenna, Organiser and lecturer at the Congress on the 70th anniversary of the Racial Mussolini Fascist laws against the Jews of 1938.

June 9, Palermo, Lecturer in Palermo at the PhD School.

June 18, Izmir, Lecturer at the Jewish Synagogue in Izmir (Smyrna) on the Italian Genizah.

June 30-July Caltabellotta (Sicily), Organiser and lecturer at the II Congress on Flavius Mithridates.

July 3, Perugia, Co-organiser of and Opening lecture at the Exhibition in Perugia on Fragments from Hebrew Manuscripts found in the University Library.

July 8, Paris, Lecturer at the EAIS Colloquium on Linguistics texts from the Italian Genizah.

August 19-21 Città di Castello Organiser of the Exhibition on “The Hebrew parchment manuscripts of Città di Castello” and lecturer on this subject.

Fall Semester Ann Arbor (MI), Padnos Visiting Professor at the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, Ann Arbor, University of Michigan (MI), USA.

September 11, Ann Arbor (MI), Lecturer at the Public Lecture on the Italian Genizah at Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, Ann Arbor, University of Michigan (MI), USA.

October 27, Pittsburgh (PA), Lecturer at University of Pittsburgh (PA), The Cathedral of Learning, USA.

October 27, New York, Lecturer at the Primo Levi Center, Italian Studies at the Center for Jewish History.

November 2, Gran Rapids (MI), Lecturer at Congregation Ahavas Israel Synagogue in Gran Rapids (MI), USA.

November

17-20 Cagliari, Organiser and Lecturer at the 22th Congress of the Italian Association for Jewish Studies on the Jews in Sardinia.

December 3 New Haven, Lecturer at Yale University, New Haven (Connecticut), USA.

2007

January 24 Bucarest, Lecture at The Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Bucarest, Romania on the “Shoah of the Hebrew Book”.

Grant from the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage to carry out a censoring and a survey of the Italian Jewish cemeteries of the 16th-19th centuries.

Full member of the “Accademia Nazionale Virgiliana” in Mantua.

2006

January 23 Paris, Lecture: Qu’est-ce que la « Gueniza italienne »? Nouvelle découvertes de manuscrits hebreux anciens, Paris, École Pratique des Hautes Études.

February 8 Jerusalem, Lecture at the Jewish National and University Library, Jerusalem, on the “Girona Genizah”.

February 7 Jerusalem, Lecture at the Italian Synagogue-Museum U. Nahon, Jerusalem on New Discoveries in the “Italian Genizah”.

March-April: Lecture on the new discoveries in the Italian Genizah in

New York,: The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York.

Waltham, (MA), Brandeis University.

Ithaca, Ithaca College.

Cincinnati, The Hebrew Union College.

July President (2016-2010) of the European Association for Jewish Studies, up to July 2010.

Moscow, Lecturer at Quadrennial Congress of this Association in Moscow.

2005

2005 up present Director and Editor of the series «Testi e Studi dell’AISG», Florence, Giuntina Press.

March La Plata, Argentina, Lecture at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina on “La peculiaridad del judaísmo italiano: historia y características”.

New York, Lecture at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and at Center For Jewish History, New York on the recent discoveries in the Italian Genizah.

2004

Oct. 23-24 Caltabellotta (Sicily), Organiser and lecturer at the I Congress on Flavius Mithridates.

Third Grant from the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage, to continue the research within «The Italian Genizah Project» in Italian archives and libraries.

July to present Director and Editor of the series «Quaderni di Materia giudaica».

2003

December Member of the EAJS Executive Committee up to July 2011.

2002

July Paris, Lecture at the Institute National De Langues et Civilizations Orientales (INALCO) on “An Unknown French Commentary to the Psalms by a contemporary of Rashi”.

2000

November Full Professor of Hebrew, Hebrew Codicology and Palaeography, History of Judaism at the Faculty of Preservation of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna, Ravenna Campus.

1999

Oct. to Sept. 2009 Secretary and Member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Association for Jewish Studies (Associazione Italiana per lo Studio del Giudaismo = AISG).

Oct. present Director and Editor of «Materia giudaica», the Journal of the Associazione Italiana per lo Studio del Giudaismo, Florence, Giuntina Press.

Dec. 12 1999 Jerusalem, Curator of the Exhibition “Fragments from the Italian Genizah”, Jerusalem at The Jewish National and University Library, with a Catalogue in Hebrew and English, edited by M. Perani.

October Up to present Director and Editor of the Series «Testi e Studi dell’AISG» (=Associazione Italiana per lo studio del Giudaismo).

April Second Grant from the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage, to continue the research «The Italian Genizah Project» in Italian archives.

1998

April First Grant from the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage, to continue the research «The Italian Genizah Project» in Italian archives.

Second Grant from the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, New York, for the research «The Italian Genizah Project».

1997

First Grant from the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, New York, for the research «The Italian Genizah Project».

1996

April to 2000, October - Researcher of Hebrew Language and Literature at the Faculty of Preservation of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna, Detached Seat of Ravenna.

1993

September Member of the Scientific Board of the journal «Annali di Storia dell’Esegesi».

1992

1992 - present Director of «The Italian Genizah Project» under the auspices and supported by: The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities – Jerusalem, The Hebrew University, Jewish National and University Library, Jerusalem – Hebrew Palaeography Project, Jerusalem – The Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage – Rome, Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture – New York.

December Stage at the Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscript, and at Hebrew Palaeography Project, Jerusalem-JNUL, to prepare the catalogue of thousands of fragments of Medieval Hebrew Manuscripts of the 10th-15th centuries re-used as bookbinding during the 16th and 17th centuries.

1991

July Jerusalem, Stage at Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscript, and at Hebrew Palaeography Project, Jerusalem-JNUL, to prepare the catalogue of 8.000 fragments of Medieval Hebrew Manuscripts of the 10th-15th centuries re-used as bookbinding during the 16th and 17th centuries.

1983

July-Dec. Jerusalem, Scholarship of the Italian Foreign Ministry for young researcher, Hebrew University, Jerusalem; stage at the Hebrew Palaeography Project, Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscript of JNUL.

1982

October Full member of the Italian Association for Jewish Studies (AISG).

July-August Jerusalem, Scholarship of the Italian Foreign Ministry for young researcher, Hebrew University, Jerusalem; stage at the Hebrew Palaeography Project, and at the Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscript of JNUL; Ulpan Kaitz, Hebrew University, Mount Scopus, fourth level.

1980

July-August Jerusalem, Scholarship of the Italian Foreign Ministry for young researcher, Hebrew University, Jerusalem; stage at the Hebrew Palaeography Project, and at the Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscript of JNUL, Jerusalem. Ulpan Kaitz, Hebrew University, Mount Scopus, third level.

1979

October Full member of the Italian Biblical Society.

1977

October Bologna, Professor of Hebrew and Judaism at the Institute of Advanced Religious Studies in Bologna.

1982

July Bologna, Laurea in Oriental History (MA equivalent), University of Bologna, Italy, Faculty of Humanities. Thesis: “Archaeological Evidence and Historical Sources for the History of the Jews in Sardinia”. Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Enrico Acquaro.

1975

July Bologna, Laurea in Philosophy (MA equivalent) 110 cum laude, University of Bologna, Italy, Faculty of Humanities. Thesis: “The Jewish Conception of Time”. Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Alba Maria Orselli.

November up July 1978 Bologna, Hebrew Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities, University of Bologna, Italy.

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