Sofia Locatelli

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

Education:

2015-2019: Joint PhD in Jewish Studies, University of Bologna - École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris (Magna cum laude; title of research doctorate from both institutions). Supervisors: Mauro Perani, Judith Olszowy-Schlanger

July 2019: Summer School “Sepharad program: Language, history and culture in Toledo” – University of Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo (course Toledo and Sepharad: key period of the Spanish history)

June 2018: Summer School “Sepharad program: Language, history and culture in Toledo” – University of Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo (course After Sepharad: five centuries building the Sephardic)

2017: Visiting doctoral student at École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris

January-March 2016 (Hilary Term): Visiting doctoral student at Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University of Oxford

2012-2014: MSc in Art History and Preservation of the Cultural Heritage (Summa cum laude), University of Bologna. Supervisors: Mauro Perani, Fabrizio Lollini

2009-2012: BSc in Literature (Summa cum laude), University of Bergamo. Supervisor: Giovanni Carlo Federico Villa

Research experience:

January 2020-Current: Postdoctoral researcher - École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris. Researcher of the project: "Scribes et Écritures dans l’Europe juive du Moyen-Âge: production, circulation et recyclage de manuscrits hébreux" (PI: prof. Emma Abate). Research, description ad cataloguing of fragments of medieval Hebrew books and documents recovered from book bindings and notarial files in various libraries and archives in Italy and Spain.

January-June 2019: Research fellow - École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris. Researcher of the international project "Books within Books-Hebrew fragments in European Libraries" (PI: prof. Judith Olszowy-Schlanger). Working on the fragments preserved in the libraries and archives of Northern Italy

September-December 2018: Erasmus+ Traineeship - Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes-CNRS, Paris. Participation in the the international project Books within Books-Hebrew fragments in European Libraries. Working on the fragments preserved in the archives of Nonanotola (Italy)

October 2015-April 2019: PhD Research, University of Bologna - École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris. PhD dissertation: The tombstones of the ancient Jewish cemetery of the Lido of Venice: history, art, poetry and palaeography. Supervisor: Prof. Mauro Perani. Co-advisor: Prof. Judith Olszowy-Schlanger

Awards:

2020: My PhD thesis was awarded the prize “Premio Scudo d’oro, in memoria di Paolo Giovanni Maria Coppola” by the Centre of Heraldic Studies (Arcisate VA, Italy)

2019 and 2020: Winner of a position as Italian language assistant in two high schools in Nice (France) through the call “Assistenti di lingua italiana all’estero 2019-2020” of the Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR)

2019: Winner of the grant “Fondazione Camillo Scaglia Onlus” to carry out a research project at the Escuela de Traductores de Toledo (Spain)

2018: Winner of a scholarship “Erasmus+ Traineeship” of the University of Bologna for an internship at IRHT-CNRS, Paris

2015: Winner of a full founded Grant for a PhD position in Jewish Studies at University of Bologna, Ravenna Campus

2014: Winner of a Prize of the Department for the Cultural Heritage of Bologna University for the publication of my Master thesis as a monograph

2014: My MSc thesis was awarded the right to be published

List of Publications:

Locatelli, S., 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) [Journal Article]

Locatelli, S., Arte, storia, poesia e paleografia nelle lapidi dell’antico cimitero ebraico del Lido di Venezia, in «Materia Giudaica», XXII (2017) [Journal Article]

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

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

Conferences:

15/09/2019: “I frammenti ebraici dell’area cremonese”, Workshop “37 anni di ricerca sui frammenti. Dalla Genizah Italiana a Books within Books”, Ravenna

03-06/09/2018: “Nuovi studi sull’araldica ebraica alla luce degli stemmi incisi sulle lapidi dell’Antico Cimitero Ebraico al Lido di Venezia”, XXXII International conference AISG, Ravenna

04-06/09/2017: “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”, XXXI International conference AISG, Ravenna

18-22/06/2017: “Arte, storia, poesia e paleografia nelle lapidi dell’antico cimitero ebraico del Lido di Venezia”, European Academy of Religion – Ex Nihilo zero Conference, Bologna

02/2016: “A study of a private collection of Italian ketubbot”, Yom Limmud Seminar in Jewish Studies, Oxford Chabad Society, Oxford

Affiliations:

• Member of the Associazione Italiana per lo Studio del Giudaismo (AISG) - Dipartimento Beni Culturali, Via degli ariani 1, 48121 Ravenna, Italia

• Member of SAPRAT - Savoirs et Pratiques du Moyen Âge au XIXe siècle - 45-47 rue des Ecoles 75005 Paris, France

• Member of Almae Matris Alumni - University of Bologna, Via Marsala, 49, Bologna

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