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Ivana Panzeca

Senior fellow

panzeca@fscire.it

Research interests

The manuscripts of the Arab-Persian philosophical tradition.

Education, academic and professional experience

2014-2022. Cultore della materia, History of Arab Philosophy, University of Palermo. Coordinator: prof. G. Roccaro.
2010-2020. Scientific cooperation with Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa within the framework of ERC project Philosophy on the Border of Civilizations and Intellectual Endeavours: Towards a Critical Edition of the Metaphysics (Ilāhiyyāt of Kitāb al-Šifāʾ) of Avicenna (Ibn Sīnā), Acronym PhiBor, Grant Agreement Number 339621, PI prof. A. Bertolacci (contract title: The Arabic and Persian manuscript tradition of the Metaphysics of Kitāb al-Šifāʾ).
2014-2019. Post-doctoral researcher at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Faculty of Humanities, Research group on History of Islamic Philosophy, ERC project Philosophy on the Border of Civilizations and Intellectual Endeavours: Towards a Critical Edition of the Metaphysics (Ilāhiyyāt of Kitāb al-Šifāʾ) of Avicenna (Ibn Sīnā), Acronym PhiBor, Grant Agreement Number 339621, PI prof. A. Bertolacci (contract title: The Arabic and Persian manuscript tradition of Metaphysics of Kitāb al-Šifāʾ).
2014-2015 Teaching experience, Persian Language Course, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa.
2010-2012. Post-doctoral researcher at IPOA (Instituto del Próximo Oriente Antiguo y Centro de Estudios Asiáticos – Institute for the Studies of Ancient Near East and Centre for Asian Studies), University of Barcelona (UB). Supervisor: prof. J. Sanmartín Ascaso.
June 2010. Master in Secondary Education Teaching (Philosophy), University of Barcelona (UAB).
2010-2013. Teaching experience, Classical Philosophy in Arabic Language, Master in Philosophy and Classical Studies, University of Barcelona (UB).
April 2009. PhD in Ethics, Dep. FIERI (Filosofia, Storia e Critica dei Saperi), University of Palermo. Dissertation’s title: Il Partaw Nāmah di S.Y. Suhrawardī: aspetti filosofici e teosofici (S.Y. Suhrawardī’s Partaw Nāmah: philosophical and theosophical aspects). Italian translation and commentary on the text. Supervisor: prof. G. Roccaro, Chair of History of Arabic Philosophy and Logic.
May 2009-February 2008-February 2007. Awarded for a GRAL (GReco, Arabo, Latino. Incontri di culture – GReek, Arabic, Latin. Meeting of cultures) Grant, University of Pisa, University of Padua Aristotle’s Parva Naturalia, Aristotle’s De Anima: arabic, greek, latin exegesis, The Platonic corpus from the Antiquity to the Arabic world. Coordinator: prof. C. D’Ancona.
October 2008. Awarded for an IFRI (Institut Français de Recherche en Iran – French Research Institute in Iran) Grant, Tehran.
December 2007. Diploma in Expert on Languages and Cultures of India and Iran, University of Salamanca.
October 2006-Jun 2007. Awarded for a Socrates-Erasmus Grant at Université Paris VII – Denis-Diderot, University of Paris.
July 2006. Awarded for an Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Grant, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran.

Featured publications

Monographs

I. Panzeca, P. Spallino, Il Calamo dell’Esistenza. La corrispondenza epistolare tra Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Qūnawī e Nasīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī, Barcelona-Rome, Fidem-Brepols, 2019.

Articles

I. Panzeca, Traditions, transmissions, translations: An Overview on the Commentaries of Ibn Sīnā’s Kitāb al-Šifāʾ preserved in India, «Palermo Occasional Papers» 1 (2021), forthcoming.

I. Panzeca, An Overview on the Commentaries of Ibn Sīnā’s Kitāb al-Šifāʾ preserved in Iran, forthcoming.

I. Panzeca, On the Persian translations of Avicenna’s Ilāhiyyāt, «Documenti e Studi sulla Tradizione Filosofica Medievale» 28 (2017), pp. 553-567.

I. Panzeca, Immagini e concetti plotiniani in Sohravardī, «Pan» 22 (2004), pp. 305-322.

I. Panzeca, Colloque Henry Corbin (1903-1978). Philosophies et Sagesses des Religions du Livre, «Schede Medievali» 41 (2003), pp. 205-214.

Volumes edited

S. Y. Suhrawardī, Partau-Nāmeh, Critical edition by I. Panzeca, forthcoming.

Chapters in books

I. Panzeca, On the Persian translations of Avicenna’s Ilāhiyyāt. Part II, in Philosophy and Translation in the Islamic world, ed. R. Ulrich, R. Wisnovsky, forthcoming.

I. Panzeca, G. Musotto, La dottrina della visione in S.Y. Suhrawardī e Grossatesta: due linee di pensiero a confronto, in Traduzioni e Tradizioni. Il pensiero medievale nell’incontro tra le culture mediterranee, eds. A. Musco, G. Musotto, Palermo, OSM, 2014, pp. 293-306.

I. Panzeca, La stesura del Dānish-nama di Avicenna alla corte di Isfahān e la tradizione filosofica persiana, in Coexistence and Cooperation in the Middle Ages, eds. A. Musco, G. Musotto, Palermo, OSM, 2013, pp. 1067-1074.

I. Panzeca, El simbolismo geográfico en Avicena y Suhrawardī, in Séptimo Centenario de los Estudios Orientales en Salamanca, ed. A. Agud Aparicio, Salamanca, Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca, 2012, pp. 303-312.

I. Panzeca, Il Partau Nāmah di Sohravardī: elementi filosofici e teologici, in Universality of Reason. Plurality of Philosophies in the Middle Ages, ed. A. Musco, Palermo, OSM, 2012, pp. 109-114. 

I. Panzeca, La struttura gerarchica delle luci in Sohravardī, in Cosmogonie e Cosmologie nel Medioevo, Louvain-la-Neuve, Brepols, 2006, pp. 325-338.

Dictionary/encyclopedias/catalogs entries

I. Panzeca, Pedro Hispano; Johannes Hispalensis, in Medical Encyclopedia of Islam and Iran (IFT Islamic Foundation Tehran), Tehran, forthcoming.

I. Panzeca, Andrea Alpago, in Medical Encyclopedia of Islam and Iran (IFT Islamic Foundation Tehran), Tehran 2012.

I. Panzeca, Nasīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī, in Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy, ed. by H. Lagerlund, vol. XXIV, Dordrecht, Springer, 2011, http://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-1-4020-9729-4_346

Reviews

A. Nesti, Cultura, religione, modernità in Iran, Milan, Franco Angeli, 2003, in «Studi e ricerche sui saperi medievali» 6, 2008, https://www.mediaevalsophia.net/

G. Mandel Khan, Islam, Milan, Electa, 2006, in «Studi e ricerche sui saperi medievali» 4 (2008), https://www.mediaevalsophia.net/

D. Bellucci, Conoscere l’Islam. Le basi della dottrina Shi’ita, Rimini, Il Cerchio, 2005, in «Studi e ricerche sui saperi medievali» 4 (2008), https://www.mediaevalsophia.net/ 

M. Campanini, Introduzione alla filosofia islamica, Rome-Bari, Laterza, 2004, in «Studi e ricerche sui saperi medievali» 1 (2007), https://www.mediaevalsophia.net/ 

P. Lory, La science des lettres en islam, Paris, Éditions Dervy, 2004, in «Schede Medievali» 44 (2006), pp. 342-347.

Conferences, seminars and workshops

May 2021, Coordination (with A. Cancian, Institute of Ismaili Studies, L. Patrizi, Ibn ʿArabī Society Latina-Murcia), MIAS Latina, La famiglia del profeta (ahl al-bayt) nella spiritualità islamica: letteratura, pratiche e devozione.

September 2020-June 2021, Seminars coordination Giuseppe Alberigo European School for Advanced Religious Studies (with G. Braghi), FSCIRE, Bologna-Palermo.

September 2021, International Conference, I saperi segreti nel mondo ebraico, cristiano e musulmano tra Medioevo e Rinascimento, Officina di Studi Medievali, Palermo.

August 2021, The Qurʾānic verse of Light as a source of philosophical inspiration in the Avicennian tradition, European Academy of Religion Annual Conference 2021, Münster.

August 2021, Coordination (with F. Badini) of the panel Qurʾān and Philosophy, European Academy of Religion Annual Conference 2021, Münster.

June 2021, Preliminary notes on the Persian translations of Avicenna’s Ilāhiyyāt, International Conference “After Avicenna”, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

March 2021, Towards the critical edition of Arabic and Persian philosophical texts. Searching for manuscripts: An approach to the catalogues, Workshop ReiRes 2021, FSCIRE, Bologna.

Mar-May 2021, Coordination Project Storie, Culture e Religioni in dialogo. La ricchezza nella diversità per una società inclusiva, I.C. Silvio Boccone, Palermo.

March 2019,  Cultural Renaissance in the Safavid Empire: Persian thinkers between science and theology, European Academy of Religion Annual Conference 2019, Science and Theology: Relationship and Contexts (coord. A. Fedeli, G. Ferriello), FSCIRE, Bologna.

March 2019, Presentation of the volume: Patrizia Spallino, Ivana Panzeca, Il Calamo dell’Esistenza. La corrispondenza epistolare tra Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Qūnawī e Nasīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī, Fidem-Brepols, Barcelona-Roma 2018, 10th International Colloquium S.I.H.S.P.A.I. (Societé Internationale d’Histoire des Sciences et de la Philosophie Arabes et Islamiques), Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale, Napoli.

June 2018, PhiBor’s search for manuscripts, International Conference “Making the Impossible Possible. On the methodology for editing works with massive manuscript tradition”, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa.

October 2016, La Metafisica di Avicenna: note preliminari su una traduzione persiana del XVII secolo, International Conference “The Problem of Evil: A Challenge to Shi’i Theology and Philosophy in Islam”, University of Palermo.