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4 scholarships for Ca' Foscari as part of the PhD Programme of National Interest in Religious Studies
4 scholarships for Ca' Foscari as part of the PhD Programme of National Interest in Religious Studies

Thanks to the resources allocated by the Board of Directors from May 13th 2022, Ca' Foscari finances 10 Dottorati di Interesse Nazionale (PhD Programmes of National Interest), which the University has joined as a Partner, for a total of 20 NRRP scholarships. Among these PhDs is the PhD Programme of National Interest in Religious Studies (supervisor: Prof. Francesca Tarocco), which has UNIMORE - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia as its administrative headquarters.
For further details please check this link.

Dmytro Kiosak among authors of 'Nature' study on lactose tolerance
Dmytro Kiosak among authors of 'Nature' study on lactose tolerance

DSAAM research grant holder Dmytro Kiosak is among the contributors to a study that overturns some long-standing beliefs about why humans evolved the ability to digest the milk sugar lactose as adults. The article, published in Nature, features collaborators from over 20 countries. 

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DSAAM: a unique learning opportunity
DSAAM: a unique learning opportunity

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”

Marco Ceresa,
Director of the Department of Asian and North African Studies

 

 

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Research areas

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.  

 

Research projects
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)

Publications

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.