Alessandra BUCOSSI

Associate Professor
Rector's Delegate to Ca' Foscari Active Teaching Laboratories (CLab) and New International Teaching Experiments.
Studio C210 - 2° Piano: 041 234 6320
Scientific sector (SSD)
Website (personal record)
Department of Humanities
Where: Malcanton Marcorà

Graduated in Classics in 1999 (University of Genoa, 110 cum laude), in 2001 she obtained a Master of Arts in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (with distinction) at King's College London (GB). From 2001 to 2005 she worked on her doctoral thesis at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Prof. Elizabeth Mary Jeffreys (Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature), having obtained two scholarships, one funded by Saint John's College (Oxford) and one by the Art and Humanities Research Board (now the Art and Humanities Research Council). In 2005 she discussed her doctoral thesis with Prof. Paul Magdalino (Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Byzantine History at the University of St Andrews) as external examiner. In 2006 she attended a master funded by the ESF, organized by Sviluppo Italia in collaboration with SDA Bocconi, in management of local development and territorial marketing, which allowed her to work for two years at a local development agency, where she managed cultural European projects. From 2007 to 2008 she was a Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks, Research Library and Collection – Trustee of Harvard University in Washington, D.C. From 2008 to 2011 she was research fellow in Sweden, Stockholms Universitet, as a core member of the interdisciplinary project entitled Ars edendi, funded by the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation. In 2009 she obtained the Diploma in Greek Paleography at the Vatican School of Greek Paleography. From 2011 to 2014 she was research and teaching fellow at King's College London (GB). From 2014 to 2019 she was the principal investigator of a research project funded by the Italian Ministry of Education (Futuro In Ricerca 2013) at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. From September 2020 she is associate professor of Byzantine Studies at Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

RAP-Repertorium Auctorum Polemicorum

Alessandra Bucossi and Anna Calia (ed.), Contra Latinos et Adversus Graecos: The Separation between Rome and Constantinople from the Ninth to the Fifteenth Century (Leuven: Peeters, 2020)

Alessandra Bucossi and Luigi D'Amelia, Nicetas Thessalonicensis, Dialogi sex de processione Spiritus Sancti (Leuven: Brepols, 2021)

Research interests:

Byzantine textual criticism and Greek palaeography, with a special interest in theological literature (theological discussions, polemical writings, heresiological compilations and patristic anthologies). History of the Byzantine empire and of the Byzantine church, with a special interest in definition and development of religious identities in Byzantium (Orthodox, Catholic, Armenian, etc.), relationship between imperial and religious powers, relationship between the Latin West and the Byzantine East (9th –15th century).