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Cultures and languages in contact in the Ancient Near East

The people involved study the historical and geographical patterns of cultural and linguistic contact in the Ancient Near East, with particular attention to the area of pre-classical Anatolia (XVIII-IV centuries BCE). The main project carried out by the group is PALaC, has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement n° 757299).
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Federico Giusfredi

Federico Giusfredi
Associate Professor
Valerio Pisaniello
Temporary Assistant Professor
Stella Merlin
Temporary Assistant Professor
Topic Research area
Languages and Cultures of the Ancient Near East Storia e civiltà del mondo antico
Ancient history
Anatolian philology Storia e civiltà del mondo antico
Philology and palaeography; historical linguistics
Aegean and Anatolian philology Linguistica
Philology and palaeography; historical linguistics
Lessico di linguistica Linguistica
Theoretical linguistics; computational linguistics
Historical & Comparative Linguistics Linguistica
Philology and palaeography; historical linguistics
History of the Ancient Near East Storia e civiltà del mondo antico
Ancient history
Title Managers Sponsors Starting date Duration (months)
PALaC Federico Giusfredi Commissione Europea Feb 1, 2018 60

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