The team

We are a cohesive, diverse and collaborative team of researchers with diversified skills and knowledge ranging from History of the Ancient Near East to Linguistics, working under the supervision of Prof. Federico Giusfredi.

Principal Investigator

Prof. Federico Giusfredi (Assoc. Prof. in History of the Ancient Near East, Dept. Cultures and Civilizations, University of Verona)

He is specialized in Ancient Anatolian Studies
(in particular philology, languages and history).
Along with the general coordination of the project, his PALaC research activities are mostly (but not exclusively) focused on Bronze Age Anatolia.

Federico Giusfredi’s Homepage (publications)

Fixed-term researchers

Dott.ssa Stella Merlin (Assistant Prof. in Linguistics, Dept. Cultures and Civilizations, University of Verona)

She holds a BA in Classics and a MA and PhD in Linguistics. She has been working on both historical linguistic topics and metalanguage, e.g. the origins and establishment of the part-of-speech system.Her PALaC research activities are mostly focused on the contacts between Anatolia and the Aegean world.

Stella Merlin’s Homepage (publications)

Dr. Valerio Pisaniello (Assistant Prof. in Linguistics, Dept. Cultures and Civilizations, University of Verona)

He is specialized in linguistics and philology of the ancient Anatolian languages. His PALaC research activities are mostly (but not exclusively) focused on Iron Age Anatolia.

Valerio Pisaniello’s Homepage (publications)

Post-doctoral Researchers

Dr. Alvise Matessi (University of Verona, Post-Doctoral Researcher in History of the Ancient Near East)

Specializes in the history and archaeology of the Bronze and Iron Ages in Anatolia and the Levant. His research is mainly focused on the political landscapes and historical geography of Hittite and post-Hittite Anatolia, which he addresses on combining textual and archaeological data. His PALaC tasks involve integrating the philological and linguistic results of the project in an interpretive cultural-historical framework.

Alvise Matessi's Homepage (publications)

Dr. Bartomeu Obrador Cursach (University of Verona, Post-Doctoral Researcher in Anatolian Studies and Linguistics)

He is specialized in Classics and Indo-European Linguistics. His research is mainly focused on the Phrygian language and epigraphy with special attention to the Anatolian context. His PALaC tasks involve the study of the lexical interference between the Aegean and the Anatolian area.

Bartomeu Obrador Cursach Homepage (publications)

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Cooperations

Project Hittite Divine Names by Dr. Michele Cammarosano (University of Würzburg):
a cooperation between the two projects for the linguistic analysis of the Hittite divine names has started in 2018.

Project Luwili by Alice Mouton and Ilya Yakubovich (Paris and Marburg):

a cooperation between the two projects will produce a joint workshop in 2021.