Ludovica Bertolini, Ph.D.

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Ludovica Bertolini graduated in “Archaeology” at Sapienza University of Rome (2015), where she also received her Ph.D. in “History, Anthropology and Religions” (2019). Bertolini specializes in Sumerian literature from the Old-Babylonian period, with a particular focus on compositions regarding the gods Dumuzi and Inanna.

During her studies she has been a member of archaeological excavations in Italy and in Iraq. She is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at Charles University in Prague within the KREAS project, with a focus on the spread of Sumerian literature regarding divine entities during the Late Bronze Age. 

Education

  • November 2015 – September 2019: Ph.D. in “History, Anthropology, Religions”, Sapienza University of Rome. Dissertation: Inanna and Dumuzi beyond time and space: cultic and literary traditions [in Italian].
  • February 2018 – June 2018: Class in Akkadian Language at the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Rome) with Prof. W. Mayer. Subject: Omina Texts in the Old- Babylonian Period.
  • October 2017 – January 2018: Class in Akkadian Language at the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Rome) with Prof. W. Mayer. Subject: Atra-hasis.
  • November 2014 – September 2015: MA degree in “Archaeology”, Sapienza University of Rome.
  • November 2009 – March 2013: BA degree in “Archaeology and Cultures of East and West”, Sapienza University of Rome.

Teaching experience

  •  Academic Year 2019-2020 (summer semester; “Faculty of Arts”, Charles University in Prague; in cooperation with Ass. Prof. Jana Mynářová) Course in Art and Society of the Near East [MA course – Code AEA500018).
  • Academic Year 2017-2018 (“Italian Institute of Oriental Studies – ISO”, Sapienza University of Rome; in cooperation with Ass. Prof. Lorenzo Verderame) Mesopotamian cultures [BA course – Code 1051982]
  • Academic Year 2017-2018 (“Italian Institute of Oriental Studies – ISO”, Sapienza University of Rome; in cooperation with Ass. Prof. Lorenzo Verderame), Introduction to Sumerian Grammar [BA course – Code 1044229]
  • Academic Year 2017-2018 (“Italian Institute of Oriental Studies – ISO”, Sapienza University of Rome; in cooperation with Ass. Lorenzo Verderame), Elementary Akkadian [MA course – Code 1035768] 

Field work

  • November 2014 – January 2016: Member of the joint Iraqi-Italian archaeological team working at Abu Tbeirah, Nassiriya, in the Dhi-Qar region (Iraq) under the direction of Ass. Prof. F. D’Agostino and Dr. L. Romano.
  • December 2013: Member of the archaeological team working at the excavation of a roman villa in Cappelletto (Civitavecchia, Italy) under the direction of Ass. Prof. F.R. Stasolla and Dr. F. Vallelonga.
  • July 2013: Member of the archaeological team working at the roman site of Carsulae (Terni, Italy), under the direction of Dr. L. Donnini and Dr. M. Gasperini.
  • July 2012: Member of the archaeological team working at the roman site of Carsulae (Terni, Italy), under the direction of Dr. L. Donnini and Dr. M. Gasperini.
  • August 2011: Member of the archaeological team working at the medieval site of Monreale (Sardara, Italy), under the direction of Ass. Prof. F.R. Stasolla.
  • September 2010: Member of the archaeological team working at the Norman-Arab strata of the archaeological site of Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina (Italy) under the direction of Prof. P. Pensabene.

 

Monograph

  • Ludovica Bertolini (in preparation), Inanna e Dumuzi: tradizioni letterarie e cultuali a confronto. Le religioni e la storia. Edizioni Quasar: Roma.

 

Articles

  • Ludovica Bertolini (in press), “Quando Dumuzi è al servizio del re”, in C. Ambos – G. Zisa (eds.), Antropologia Religiosa della Mesopotamia. Edizioni Museo Pasqualino: Palermo.
  • Ludovica Bertolini (2020), “«Lasciate che essi erigano il mio letto fiorito!»: elementi vegetali nella letteratura sumerica paleo-babilonese”, Ocula 21, pp. 37-61.

 

Reviews

  • Ludovica Bertolini (2019), review of Uri Gabbay, Pacifying the Hearts of the Gods: Sumerian Emesal Prayers of the First Millenium BC (Heidelberger Emesal-Studien 1, Harrassowitz Verlag, 2014), in Studi e Materiali di Storia delle Religioni 85/2, pp. 968-972.
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