FAVI Sonia

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E-mail sonia.favi@unive.it
soniafavi@gmail.com
Web www.unive.it/persone/sonia.favi (scheda personale)
Struttura Dipartimento di Studi sull'Asia e sull'Africa Mediterranea
Sito web struttura: http://www.unive.it/dsaam
CURRENT RESEARCH:

Japanese pre-modern social history (social, travel and national history in Tokugawa Japan); historical bibliography


CURRENT POSITIONS

Adjunct Professor, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Department of Asian and North African Studies. Courses taught: History of Japan 1, Japanese Language (September 2013-current)

Adjunct Professor, University of Bologna, School of Arts, Humanities and cultural Heritage. Courses taught: History of Eastern Asia (September 2014 - current)


GRANTS AND AWARDS

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Seal of Excellence, awarded on April 25th, 2017 for the proposal  Travel in Tokugawa Period Japan (1603-1868): Identity , Nation and Social Transformation (Horizon 2020’ s Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions call H2020-MSCA-IF-2016, September 14th, 2016)

Scholarship awarded by the Kokubungaku Kenkyu Shiryokan (National Institute of Japanese Literature, Tokyo, Japan)(February 2017)

Visiting scholarship at the John Rylands Research Institute of Manchester (UK), with the project titled “Travellers and cities in the Edo Period: Leisure, Religion and Explorations in an Evolving Geographical Landscape (May 2016 - June 2016)

Scholarship awarded by the Art Research Center of Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto (Japan). (February 2011)

Entrance scholarship awarded by the European Social Fund for the Ph.D. project titled Self through the Other. Production, circulation and reception in Europe of written sources on Japan in the "Christian century". (January 2009 - April 2013)

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS


September 2015 – February 2017: Research Assistant for the Survey and Research on the Preservation and Publication of the Mario Marega Documents in the Collection of the Vatican Library, organized by Kokubungaku Kenkyū Shiryōkan (National Institute of Japanese Literature, Tokyo, Japan).

October 2015 – May 2016: Research Assistant for the ROBINba project (the Role of Books in Non-Bibliometric Areas), a joint project between Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, University of Macerata, Université de Bretagne-Sud, and EvalHUM, funded by ANVUR (National Agency for the Evaluation of the University and Research Systems) and aimed at summarizing current theoretical and practical stances across Europe (and beyond) on the relevance of books and book chapters as a dissemination tool in social sciences and humanities.

April 2011 – February 2015:
Project manager for the digitization
of the Marega Collection of Japanese Antiquarian Materials in the Don Bosco Library (Università Pontificia Salesiana, Rome)., completed in partnership with the Art Research Center of Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto.

February 24-25, 2014:
Research assistant in the digitization project of the Fusco private ukiyo-e collection (Bologna), in partnership with the Art Research Center of Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto.

September 28th – October 2nd 2009. March 1st – 5th 2010. September 21st – 24th 2010. February 28th – March 4th 2011: Research Assistant in the digitization project of the Japanese prints and printed books in the collection of Ca’ Pesaro Oriental Art Museum (Venice), organized by Ca’ Foscari University (Venice) and Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto).

September - October 2007:
Committee member for the organization of the Fifth edition of the cultural event “Ottobre giapponese” (Ravenna)


OTHER  SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES


February 2013 – September 2017: Adjunct Professor, University of Bergamo, Department of Foreign Languages, Literature and Culture. Courses taught: Japanese Literature 1 and 2

April 2011 – February 2015: Assistant curator of the Marega Collection of Japanese Antiquarian Materials in the Don Bosco Library (Università Pontificia Salesiana, Rome).

March 2011 – January 2013 :
Teaching Assistant at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Department of Asian and North African Studies


QUALIFICATIONS and TRAINING


February 2017: Participation to the workshop "Introductory course to paleography and diplomatic of Japanese archival documents (Vatican Library, Rome)

2013: PhD in Languages, Cultures and Societies, Department of East Asian Studies, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice. Thesis: Self through the Other. Production, circulation and reception in Europe of written sources on Japan in the "Christian century".
The project involved extended bibliographical and textual research on Japanese and Japan-related books circulated in Italy (and Europe) between the Sixteenth and the Seventeenth Century and the creation of a database, including metadata about the Japan-related or Japanese documental (historical and literary) materials kept in Venetian libraries and museums.

February 2011: Participation to the Brush-up Workshop for Curators in the Digital Age, held at the Art Research Center of Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto (Japan). The workshop involved intensive training on the digitization, preservation and cataloguing of Tokugawa books and prints.

May 2010:
Participation to the workshop Japanese Antiquarian Materials: an introduction to printed books and ukiyo-e of the Edo Period, held at the Marega Collection of Japanese Antiquarian Materials (Don Bosco Library, Università Pontificia Salesiana, Rome). The workshop involved intensive bibliographical training on Tokugawa printed books, under the supervision of professors Peter Kornicki, Laura Moretti and Ellis Tinios.

2008:
Master degree in Japanese Studies, Department of East Asian Studies, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice. Thesis: Decostruire la storia nazionale giapponese: la “nuova” storiografia di Amino Yoshihiko (Deconstructing Japanese national history: Amino Yoshihiko’s “new” historiography). Final grade: 110/110 summa cum laude.Main focuses of research: pre-modern and modern history (centering on questions such as the historical intercourse between Japan and Europe in the late Tokugawa and early Meiji periods and the building of Japanese national identity), contemporary Japanese historiography and the use of primary sources in historical research.

2006:
Bachelor degree in Japanese Studies, Department of East Asian Studies, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice. Graduation thesis title: 明治時代の日本の政治における「和魂洋才」. (“Wakon Yōsai” (Japanese spirit, Western technology) in Meiji Period Japan) Final grade: 110/110 summa cum laude.


SELECTED INVITED PRESENTATIONS


“Travel in Tokugawa Japan: Identity and Social Transformation." 2017 EAJS Conference. Lisbon, August 30th – September 2nd 2017).

「イタリアにおける十六~十七世紀の日本の跡刊行物やアーカイブ資料」 (Traces of Sixteenth and Seventeenth century Japan in Italy: printed works and archival materials). Doctoral Workshop Japanese Culture Studies organized by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Department of Asian and North African Studies, in cooperation with the International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Kyoto). Venice, March 7th, 2016. 

“Da “i” a “yaban”: la negoziazione del concetto di barbarie in epoca Meiji
." 2015 AISTUGIA Conference
. Catania, September 24th – 26 th 2015.

“Cataloguing and digitization of Japanese Antiquarian books and prints.” Marega Collection of Japanese Antiquarian Materials, Rome. June 5th 2014
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