Università di Bologna
francesca.sbardella at unibo.it
2005 Researcher, History Department, University of Bologna, Italy.
2004 PhD in Religious Studies: Social Sciences and Historical Studies of Religions, University of Bologna in partnership with the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France. Final grade: excellent.
2000 D.E.A. (Diplôme d’Études Approfondies) in Social Anthropology and History of Europe, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France. Final grade: very good.
1999 Specialization course in Anthropology of Cultural Heritage: Recognizing, Analysing and Value-Adding, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
1998 Specialization course in Folklore, Ethnology and Anthropology, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
1998 Specialization course in Modern Languages (English), Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
1997 BA in Classical Literature, University of Bologna. Final mark: 110/110 cum laude.
Courses taught at the University of Bologna (Faculty of Literature and Philosophy, Faculty of Languages):
since 2009/10 Ethno-anthropology of religions; Social anthropology; Anthropology of religious systems;
2008/09 Anthropology and Social Models; History and Theory of Anthropology; Social Anthropology; Laboratory and Training Activities
2005/06 and 2007/08 Social Anthropology, Ethnology of European Cultures
2007/08 Ethnography, Ethno-historical Research Techniques
Research projects of national importance (PRIN)
2007-2011 ‘People and Society: Borders, Thresholds, Transitions. Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Comparisons’, PRIN (coordinator Prof. F. Remotti; principal investigator for the Bologna unit A. Destro and since 2010 F. Sbardella);
2004-2008 ‘Religions as Complex Systems: Interreligious Dynamics between Openings and Closure’, PRIN (coordinator Prof. Remotti; principal investigator for the Bologna unit A. Destro);
2002-2006 ‘Thanatometamorphosis: The Body after death from a Comparative and Multidisciplinary Prospective’, PRIN (coordinator Prof. Remotti; principal investigator for the Bologna unit A. Destro);
2000-2002 ‘Sites of Life and Sites of Death: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives’ , PRIN (coordinator Prof. Remotti; principal investigator for the Bologna unit A. Destro).
Research projects of international importance
2007/08-2009/10 ‘Monasticism and Erudition’. International research group Les Mondes Lettrés. Organizers: Adeline Herrou and Anna Poujeau. Coordinator: Christian Jacob.
Conference and seminar papers
2007 ‘The Silence of the Habit: Monastic Clothing in Claustral Religious Practice’, Clothes Do Make the Man!: Meaning and Values of Clothing, University of Roma Tre
2007 ‘Wise Hands: Hagiographic Words in French and Italian Carmelite Gesture’, Monasticism and Erudition study day, Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, Paris.
2005 ‘The Process of Producing Prodigious Objects: The Case of the Relics of the Blessed Françoise d’Amboise’, teaching seminar within the course led by for the course of Giordana Charuty, École Pratique, Paris.
2004 ‘On Fait des Reliques: A Lost Knowledge’. Seminar for the Italian Association for the Study of Saints, Cults and Hagiography (A.I.S.S.C.A.) The Hoarding of Relics, University of Roma Tre.
2004 ‘The Production and Life of Prodigious Objects: The case of the Relics of the Blessed Françoise d’Amboise’, Death and the Transformation of Bodies: Discussions on Thanatometamorphosis, University of Turin.
Membership of learned societies
A.I.S.O. Italian Oral History Association, ordinary member
A.I.S.S.C.A. Italian Association for the Study of Saints, Cults and Hagiography, ordinary member
ANUAC Italian Association of Anthropologists, ordinary member
Italian Centre for Advanced Religious Studies, founding member
L.A.H.I.C. Anthropology, History and Cultural anthropology Research Group, Paris (associate member)
Fondazione Ariodante Fabretti, Turin, member of the editorial board of the international journal Studi Tanatologici