Mauro Zonta#

Mauro Zonta
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:5495
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY

Mauro Zonta passed away August 27, 2017.
Positions Held
  • Since November 1998 permanently appointed (as winner of a national competition) as associate professor in "History of Jewish Philosophy" (at the University of Rome I, confirmed since 2001), teaching also a course in "History of Arabic Philosophy" (1999/2000 - 2014/2017)
  • 1997 - 1999 assistant professor, teaching a course in History of Medieval Jewish Philosophy at the Oriental University Institute of Naples
  • April 1996 - April 1998, post-doc fellow in 'History of Medieval Philosophy' at the Philosophy Department of the University of Pavia
  • June - August 1995, visiting doctoral fellow at the Institute of Asian and African Studies of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Fields of Scholarship
  • Transmission and diffusion of philosophical and scientific ancient Greek writings (Aristotle, Galen)
  • Hebrew Medieval Philosophical Translations
  • Trends in Medieval European Jewish philosophy (Italy, Spain, Provence)
  • Arabic Neoplatonism
  • Medieval Syriac translations
  • Transmission of Arabic Philosophy and Science
  • Greek-Arabic Heritage and New Scholastic Patterns
  • Late Medieval Jewish Religious Philosophy
  • Biblical Studies
  • Comparative Studies

Honours and Awards
  • Awarded with the National Scientific Abilitation to full professorship in "History of Philosophy" (02.05.2014 - 01.27.2021) and in "Cultures of the near ancient East, middle East and Africa" (02.18.2014 - 02.18.2020)
  • 2017 Senior Fellow of the international research group of the “Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies – Jewish Scepticism” (University of Hamburg)

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