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  • Campusvej 55

    5230 Odense M

    Denmark

20012022

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Personal profile

Research areas

Byzantine Literature, History of Ideas, History of the Emotions, Authorship, Fiction

Curriculum

After a training in classics at the University of Florence, I earned my PhD at the University of Milan. Before joining the Centre for Medieval Literature as a post doc in 2015 and later the Danish Institute for Advanced Study in 2018 as an Assistant Professor, I held a series of international fellowships at the Ecole Pratique des Haute Etudes in Paris (2005), at the University of Milan (2007-2011), at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection (2010-2011), at Durham University (Newton International Fellow 2011-2012) and at the University of Geneva (2013-2014). I have been visiting scholar at the University of Uppsala and in 2015 I have been awarded a Summer Fellowship at the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies in Princeton. My research has been supported through grants awarded by a wide range of funding bodies (Swiss National Fund, Schweizerische Akademie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften, Société Académique de Genève; Leverhulme Trust, British Academy; Italian Ministry of Education and University; Indipendent Research Fund Denmark). I am qualified as as Associate Professor in Ancient Greek Language and Literature by the Italian Ministry of Education and University. I am currently supervising two PhDs students and two post-docs.

Research information

I am a Byzantinist with a focus on the history of the ideas in Middle Byzantine period (843-1204). I have a strong interest in theories of authorship and I have investigated authorial identity in Byzantium against the background of modern-day theoretical debates, calling attention on the existence of self-commentaries in 12th century Byzantium. Within this framework I investigate strategies to ensure and preserve intellectual property in pre-modern textual cultures. I also work on the history of the emotions in Byzantium and I am behind the design of the digital archive that will crown the project “Emotions through time: from Antiquity to Byzantium” (http://emotions.shca.ed.ac.uk/ett-digital-archive/). I am currently co-leader with Christian Høgel of the CML research strand "Imperial Languages" as well as PI in the FKK-funded project “Medieval Self-Commentaries Beyond Europe: A Transcultural Perspective”.

Research areas

  • Cultural History
  • Byzantine studies
  • Commentary Literature
  • Fictionality; Subjectivity and the Self
  • History of the emotions
  • Reception of Antiquity
  • Reception of Homer
  • Ancient and Byzantine Fiction

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Research Output

‘The autobiographical subject in Tzetzes’ Chiliades: an analysis of its components’

Pizzone, A., 2018, Telling Stories in Byzantium. Messis, C., Mullett, M. & Nilsson, I. (eds.). Uppsala: Uppsala Universitet Institutionen foer Lingvistik och Filologi, p. 287-304 (Studia Byzantina Upsaliensia, Vol. 19).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Audiences and emotions in eustathios of Thessalonike's commentaries on homer

Pizzone, A., 2017, In : Dumbarton Oaks Papers. 70, p. 225-244

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

History Has no End: Originality and Human Progress in Eustathios’ Second Oration for Michael III o tou Anchialou

Pizzone, A., 2017, Reading Eustathios of Thessalonike. Pontani, F., Katsaros, V. & Sarris, V. (eds.). Berlin-New York: De Gruyter, p. 331-355 (Trends in Classics. Supplementary Volumes, Vol. 46).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

The Quest for Meaning: Homeric Quotations in Synesius of Cyrene and Libanius

Pizzone, A., 2017, (Accepted/In press) Brill Companion on the Reception of Homer: From the Hellenistic Age to Late Antiquity. Manolea, C. P. (ed.). Leiden: Brill, (Brill's Companions to Classical Reception).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Toward a Byzantine Theory of the Comic

Pizzone, A., 2017, Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After. Cairns, D. & Alexiou, M. (eds.). Edinburgh University Press, p. 146-165 (Edinburgh Leventis Studies).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Activities

Crisis, Gender and the Politics of Time in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods

Aglae Pizzone (Organizer)
5. Nov 20196. Nov 2019

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Moving Objects: Materiality and Affective Agency in Byzantine Narratives

Aglae Pizzone (Guest lecturer)
26. Oct 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

External Evaluator for the Università del Piemonte Orientale (Italy)

Aglae Pizzone (Consultant)
2019

Activity: Public and private sector consultationPublic sector consultancy

What is a Middle Byzantine Paraphrase? Some preliminary Remarks

Aglae Pizzone (Speaker)
11. Oct 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

2018 Byzantine Studies Conference, San Antonio

Aglae Pizzone (Organizer)
4. Oct 2018

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Projects

'Exegesis and the Medieval Self’

Pizzone, A.

01/01/201731/12/2017

Project: Research

"Before copyright: pre-modern practices of intellectual property protection", NOS-HS Workshop Grant

Pizzone, A., Böckerman, R. W., Cullhed, E., Marchesi, S., Niskanen, S. & Nordal, G.

01/01/202031/12/2021

Project: Research Councils

Press / Media

BEVILLINGER TIL HUMANIORA

Aglae Pizzone

25/07/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

DFF-bevilling til to forskere på Humaniora

Aglae Pizzone

09/05/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Teaching & Supervision