Alessandro Bausi#

Alessandro Bausi
Membership Number:3321
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2023, 11 Professor for Ethiopian Studies at Sapienza Università di Roma, Faculty of Humanities, Department Storia Antropologia Religioni Arte Spettacolo
  • 2009, 09 Professor for Ethiopian studies at the University of Hamburg, Faculty of Arts, Asien-Afrika-Institut
  • 2009, 09 Director of the Hiob Ludolf Center for Ethiopian Studies, University of Hamburg, Faculty of Arts
  • 2006/2007 Adjunct Professor of Ethiopian Philology at Addis Ababa University, Department of Linguistics, Philology MA program
  • 2005, 11-12 Visiting Professor of the Hiob-Ludolf-Stiftung at the Asien-Afrika-Institut of the University of Hamburg
  • 2002,11-2009,08 Associate Professor of Ethiopic language and literature at the Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”, Faculty of Arts
  • 2001 - 2002 Appointed Professor for Ethiopian history and institutions
  • 1999 - 2002 Appointed Professor for Ethiopic language and literature
  • 1995, 02 Assistant Professor at the Istituto Universitario Orientale, Naples, Department for Studies on African and Arab Countries

Fields of Scholarship
  • Ethiopic (Geez) philology and literature
  • Text-critical philology
  • Manuscript studies
  • Apocrypha
  • Hagiography
  • Semitic studies
  • Christian Oriental studies
  • Late antique and medieval history
  • Aksumite history and culture

Honours and Awards
  • 2005 Awarded with the “Giorgio Maria Sangiorgi” prize of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, for History and Ethnology of Africa
  • 2013 Awarded with the European Research Council “Ideas” Advanced Grant for the Project “TraCES – From Translation to Creation: Changes in Ethiopic Style and Lexicon from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages” (2014-2019)
  • 2014 member of the “Accademia Ambrosiana”, founding member of the “Class of African Studies”, member of the Section for Ethiopian Studies (June 2014–‍, member of the Steering Committee, 2014–)
  • 2015 Awarded with the Union of German Academies Long Term Grant for the Project “Die Schriftkultur des christlichen Äthiopiens und Eritreas: eine multimediale Forschungsumgebung” at the Academy of Sciences of Hamburg (2016-2040)
  • 2018 member (“Associate Fellow”) of the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities Working Group (December 2018–‍)
  • 2019 member of the Akademie der Wissenschaften in Hamburg (“Ordentliches Mitglied”, June 2019–‍September 2023; “Korrespondierendes Mitglied”, October 2023–)
  • 2023 member of the “Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei” (“Socio straniero”, July 2023–, Classe di Scienze morali, storiche e filologiche, Categoria I: Filologia e linguistica)
  • 2023 Permanent fellow of the “Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures” (September 2023–).

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