Sofia Locatelli

PhD in Jewish Studies, University of Bologna (Ravenna Campus), joint PhD program with Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris.

 

Education

  • 10/2015 – current.

PhD in Jewish Studies. University of Bologna (Ravenna Campus) en cotutelle with École Pratique des Hautes Études at Sorbonne (Paris). The work of her Ph.D. thesis is performed at University of Bologna (Italy) and École Pratique des Hautes Études at Sorbonne (Paris) with Mauro Perani as her primary advisor and Judith Olszowy-Schlanger as her co-advisor. Her doctoral research concerns the study of the 1234 tombstones of the Jewish Cemetery of the Lido of Venice, focusing on the translation of more than 400 epitaphs and deepening their paleographical, poetical and artistic aspects.

  • 01/07/2018 – 08/07/2018

Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (Toledo)

Participation at the Summer School ‘Después de Sefarad, cinco siglos construyendo la identidad sefardí’

  • 01/2017 – 03/2017 and 10/2017 – 12/2017

École Pratique des Hautes Études

Visiting doctoral student

  • 01/2016 – 03/2016

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Visiting doctoral student

  • 11/2012 – 07/2014

Bachelor in History and Conservation of Cultural Assets. University of Bologna (Ravenna Campus) – School of Arts, Humanities, and Cultural Heritage. Degree thesis title: The Italian ketubbot from the Fornasa collection. A valuable source for Jewish art in the 17th-20th centuries (thesis director: prof. Mauro Perani). Final score 110/110 cum laude and right of publication

  • 09/2009 – 11/2012

Degree in Italian literature and studies (arts curriculum). Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Humanities faculty - Degree thesis title: A census of the frescos in the noble palaces of Bergamo (thesis director: prof. Giovanni Carlo Federico Villa). Final score 110/110 cum laude.

 

Work and training experiences:

09/2018-12/2018

Erasmus+ Traineeship at Irht-CNRS (Paris), working for Books Within Books project on Hebrew fragments of Nonantola

01/2014 – 04/2014

Trainee in the Jewish Epigraphy and Codicology Laboratory (run by the Cultural Heritage department in Ravenna)

06/2012 – 07/2012

Trainee in the “Angelo Mai” civic library (creation of abstracts for the almanacs published in Bergamo during the 18th and 19th centuries)

Certificates:

21/04/2017   -  Certificate DITALS I – to teach Italian as L2 (specific learners: university students)

11/2014 - 10/2015 - 09/2016  -  Intensive Hebrew Palaeography Course held by Prof. Judith Schlanger and Prof. Mauro Perani at University of Bologna- Jewish Epigraphy and Codicology Laboratory

30/03/2015  -  Practical course of the description of the ancient book at the “Angelo Mai” library of Bergamo held by prof. Alessandra Veronese and prof. Juanita Schiavini (University of Bergamo)

05/2009  -  Instituto Cervantes, DELE - diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera (level B2)

05/2008  -  Institut Français, DELF - diplôme d’études en langue française (level B2).

 

List of Publications:

Articles:

2018

Locatelli, Sofia, I registri dei morti della Comunità Ebraica e dei Provveditori alla Sanità di Venezia: fonti preziose per lo studio degli epitaffi dell’Antico Cimitero Ebraico del Lido, in «Materia Giudaica», XXIII (2018)

2017

Locatelli, Sofia, Arte, storia, poesia e paleografia nelle lapidi dell’antico cimitero ebraico del Lido di Venezia, in «Materia Giudaica», XXII (2017)

2016

Locatelli, Sofia, Cinque ketubbot inedite della Biblioteca Comunale “Luciano Benincasa” di Ancona in «Materia Giudaica», XX/XXI (2015/16).

Books:

2015

Locatelli, Sofia - Perani, Mauro, Le ketubbot italiane della collezione Fornasa. Una fonte per la storia e l’arte ebraica dei secoli XVII-XX, Giuntina, Firenze 2015.

 

Conferences:

03-06/09/2018: Participation to the «XXXII International Congress AISG-New studies and researches on Jewish history and culture» in Ravenna (Italy) delivering a lecture on the topic “New studies on Jewish Heraldry from the coat of arms engraved on the tombstones of the Ancient Jewish Cemetery of the Lido of Venice”

04-06/09/2017: Participation to the «XXXI International Congress AISG-New Studies on Judaism» in Ravenna (Italy) delivering a lecture on the topic “The death registers of the Jewish community of Venice, a precious source for the study of the epitaphs of the Ancient Jewish Cemetery of the Lido”, published in the proceedings of the conference (2018)

18-22/06/2017: Participation to the European Academy of Religion (UARE) 2017 Ex Nihilo Zero Conference in Bologna delivering a lecture on the topic “Art, history, poetry and paleography in the tombstones of the Ancient Jewish Cemetery of the Lido of Venice”

02/2016: Participation to the Yom Limmud Seminar in Jewish Studies at the Oxford Chabad Society  delivering a lecture on the topic “A study of a private collection of italian ketubbot”

07-08/05/2015: Participation to the Congress in memory of Marco Mortara for the II centenary of his birth in Viadana and Mantova. Presentation of the book “Le ketubbot italiane della collezione Fornasa. Una fonte per la storia e l’arte ebraica dei secoli XVII-XX

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News

Les manuscrits hébraïques & l’EPHE Cent-cinquante ans d’histoire

Thursday December 6, 2018

Xe journée d'études doctorales

en paléographie et diplomatique hébraïques.

 

10 décembre 2018, INHA, Salle Vasari, 9h-17h30

Hebrew manuscripts at the seminar “L’illisible volontaire en paléographie”

Monday December 3, 2018

L’illisible volontaire en paléographie, Ve journée du Groupe de recherches transversales en paléographie (GRTP), PSL Scripta, Collège de France, Paris, 7th December 2018 (see program).

Collège de France, 11, place Marcelin-Berthelot, sale 2, 10:00 a.m-5:00 p.m.

International conference "Manuscrits bibliques médiévaux de la Tamise à l'Euphrate. Textes, paratextes, formes et usages"

Saturday October 20, 2018

Manuscrits bibliques médiévaux de la Tamise à l'Euphrate. Textes, paratextes, formes et usages

Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l'homme, salle Paul-Albert Février, 5 rue du Château de l’Horloge 13094 Aix-en-Provence, France, 8th-9th November  (see program).

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