Joseph Emanuel Sanzo, Associate Professor at DSAAM, teaches in the fields of Religious Studies and Ancient Mediterranean History, providing students with the theoretical, methodological, and historical skills necessary to study Ancient Religion (especially the religion of everyday life in antiquity).
Watch the video interview on the DSAAM Youtube channel.
The event will take place on the 18 of October 2022 at the Auditorium Santa Margherita in Venice. It will present the educational research project “Fostering the study of Japanese language during Covid-19 era” (2021-22) which has brought to the creation of the CAFOSCARI Jisho application. It will be followed by a short exchange session between Mitsubishi Corporations representatives and Ca’ Foscari students.
Not only Chinese, Japanse or Arabic: the Department offers the opportunity to learn many languages and cultures, from Armenian to Vietnamese, from Georgian to Thai.
Check out all the opportunities offered in our courses.
Welcome message from Marco Ceresa, Director of the Department
"In our Department we teach seventeen languages and provide an approach to the study of various areas, from the most well-known languages to the ones that are extremely interesting from a cultural perspective”
Director of the Department of Asian and North African Studies
The Department of Asian and North African Studies offers a great variety of research topics, which reflects the great variety of interests of the teaching staff. This variety contributes to creating a stimulating environment; it promotes a multi-disciplinary approach; and it offers ample support to the most diverse research prospects.
In order to help you navigate these ramifications, the staff’s main research interests are linked to linguistic and geographical areas, and organised in themes, in order to help you identify the research topics that the Department focuses on: Arabic studies, Armenian-Caucasian studies, Korean studies, Jewish studies, Indian studies, Iranian studies, Japanese studies, Chinese studies, Southeast Asian studies, and Turkish studies.
EJCM - Early Jewish and Christian Magical Traditions in Comparison and Contact
Supervisor: Joseph E. Sanzo
Length: 5 years (01/02/2020 - 31/01/2025)
FUZZFARM - Modelling of the early agricultural spread in south of the Eastern Europe
Supervisor: Paolo Biagi
Length: 24 months (15/03/2021 - 14/03/2023)
The research conducted at the Department of Asian and North African Studies results in internationally recognised scientific work, including contributions to journals, books, and conference proceedings.