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Ottavia Mazzon

Teaching tutor

Department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies

Curriculum vitae

Education

  • 01.01.2020-31.12.2021: Post doc-researcher, Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche, Geografiche e dell'Antichità dell'Università di Padova. Project: «LiVE». Libri Veneti in Europe: Mapping the loans of Greek books of the Library of St Mark, from Venice to Europe (link)
  • 01.01.2019-31.12.2019: Post doc-researcher, Dipartimento di Filologia Classica e Italianistica, Università di Bologna. Project title: «Mutatas dicere formas» in changing the language:The Greek Translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses
  • 08.03.2018: PhD awarded magna cum laude by the University of Padua (Scuola di Dottorato in Scienze linguistiche, filologiche e letterarie, ciclo XXX) in joint doctoral programme with the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes - doctorat mention « Histoire, Textes et Documents ». Thesis title: Leggere per excerpta. La silloge di estratti conservata nel manoscritto greco Napoli, Biblioteca Nazionale, II C 32. Supervisors: Prof. Margherita Losacco, Prof. Brigitte Mondrain. 
  • 05.06.2014: Master's degree (Laurea magistrale) in Classical Literature and Ancient History awarded by the University of Padua. Thesis title: La biblioteca dei prosatori classici di Macario Crisocefalo. Studi sul Marc. gr. 452 (= 796). Supervisor: Prof. Margherita Losacco. Final grade: 110/110 cum laude.
  • 23.09.2011: Bachelor's degree (Laurea triennale) in Literature - major in Classical Literature awarded by the University of Padua. Thesis title: Sul De signis di Niceta Coniata. Supervisor: Prof. Anna Meschini Pontani. Final grade: 110/110 cum laude.
  • 07.2008: High school diploma in Classics (Maturità classica) awarded by the Liceo Statale “Guarino Veronese” - S. Bonifacio (Verona). Final grade: 100/100 cum laude.

 

Presentations

  • 08.07.2019: Paper “The library of the ancient bookworm. An enquiry on Plutarch, his notes, and his personal book-collection” within the panel “(Im)Material Libraries: The Reconstruction of Greek and Latin Scholars’ Libraries in Antiquity and Beyond” (chair: Margherita Losacco), 15th Congress of the FIEC/CA (London, UCL, 4-8 July 2019)
  • 10.05.2019: Participation in the conference "In suum vertere. La traduzione nel mondo greco e romano". Title of presentation: "Intertextuality in the Planudean Translation of the Metamorphoses"
  • 10.04.2019: Invited lecture "Du livre manuscrit au cercle érudit. Le cas de l'Anthologie des quatre", seminar "Marcianus" - Paris, CNRS-Centre Jean Pépin/Ecole Normale Supérieure
  • 21.12.2018: Participation in Prolepsis' 3rd Postgraduate Conference "'Optanda erat oblivio'. Selection and Loss in Ancient and Medieval Literature" (Bari, Università degli Studi "Aldo Moro", 20-21 december 2018). Title of presentation: "Forget You! And Forget Her Too!" Choosing to Forget in the Epitome of Athenaeus' Book 13.
  • 14.12.2018: Participation in the 4th Parekbolai Symposium on Byzantine Literature and Philology "Editing Byzantine Learned Texts: Problems and Prospects" (Thessaloniki, 14 dec. 2018). Title of presentation: How to Edit a Byzantine Scholar's Collection of Excerpts: The Case of Makarios Chrysokephalos' Rhodoniai. 
  • 20.11.2018: Participation in the presentation of FAR - Archivio Fracassetti (Università di Bologna). Title of talk: "Sulle traduzioni latino-italiano nella prima metà dell'Ottocento". 
  • 8.11.2018: Participation in the Giornata di Studi Bessarionei, organized by the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana (Venice, 7-8 nov. 2018). Title of presentation: Bessarione lettore di Erodoto, Tucidide e Senofonte: appunti sul Marc. gr. Z 526 (= 776).
  • 29-30.06.2017: Participation in the workshop titled «Biblioteche private e produzione di libri manoscritti greci a Venezia nel ‘500» (Torino, Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria). Title of the presentation (together with Ciro Giacomelli): Libri greci in Veneto nel XVI secolo (prestiti, scambi, biblioteche private: prospettive di ricerca. 
  • 15.06.2017: Presentation at the IVe journée d'études doctorales de l’équipe SAPRAT («Savoirs et pratiques du Moyen Âge au XIXe siècle») : « Supports, instruments et pratiques. La fabrique de savoirs du Moyen Âge au XIXe siècle » (Paris, EPHE). Title of the presentation: Apprendre en extraits : le cas de la miscellanée grammaticale transmise par le Paris. Suppl. gr. 1194, le Marc. gr. X 3 et le Darmstadt. 2773.
  • 22.03.2013: Presentation at the International Colloquium «Tradurre e commentare Niceta Coniata» (Padua, March 22-23, 2013). Title of the presentation: Niceta Coniata e Nicola Mesarita testimoni della catastrofe.

Seminars

  • Autumn Semester 2017: 2 hour seminar titled Il copista Giorgio Galesiotes e i suoi libri during the course of Greek Palaeography (advanced) taught by Prof. Niccolò Zorzi (Università degli Studi di Padova).
  • Spring Semester 2017: 2 hour seminar titled Le Neap. II C 32: un recueil d’excerpta du XIVe siècle during the course of Greek Philology taught by Prof. Brigitte Mondrain (EPHE).
  • Autumn Semester 2015: 2 hour seminar titled Excerpire nel XIV secolo during the course of Greek Philology (advanced) taught by Prof. Margherita Losacco (Università degli Studi di Padova).
  • Autumn Semester 2015: 2 hour seminar titled La grafia di Macario Crisocefalo during the course of Greek Palaeography (advanced) taught by Prof. Niccolò Zorzi.
  • Spring Semester 2015: 2 hour seminar titled La chiesa dei SS. Apostoli a Costantinopoli: le fonti letterarie during the course of Byzantine History taught by Prof. Niccolò Zorzi.

 

Teaching Activity

  • 2020/2021: Ancient Greek for Beginners - University of Padua
  • 2018/2019, 2019/2020: Charged with the course of "Test of Written Greek" (72 hours) - University of Padua
  • 03.2018- : Charged with the course of Ancient Greek for beginners (25 hours) - University of Padua
  • 02.2018- : Teaching assistant in Latin Literature - University of Bologna

 

Fellowships

  • 2020 (delayed to 2021): Summer Fellow in Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks (Washington, D.C.)
  • 2016: Fellowship Bando Vinci 2016 – Università Italo-Francese, Université Franco-Italienne: fellowship awaded to PhD students who work towards a double degree at an Italian and French university
  • 2014: Fellowship to attend the summer school organized by Centre d’Études Byzantines, Néo-helléniques et Sud-Est Européennes (CEBNHSEE) of the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris. Title of the Summer School: «Saints et pécheurs à Byzance» (Thessaloniki, 30.06-13.07.2014)
  • 2013: Fellowship to attend the summer school organized by Centre d’Études Byzantines, Néo-helléniques et Sud-Est Européennes (CEBNHSEE) of the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris. Title of the Summer School: «Communautés et groupes à Byzance» (Thessaloniki, 01-14.07.2013). 

 

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