Ambrosiana

Saint Michael the Archangel
Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625)
1600-1624
oil on panel
60 x 44 cm
(detail)

Class of African studies

The Class of African Studies was established by the Archbishop of Milan, Cardinal Angelo Scola, with a Decree of 10 March 2014, after the College of Fellows of the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana had expressed its approval of the measure, in harmony with the Cardinal’s wishes in his Message to the Ambrosian Academicians of 1 October 2013.

Fostering this research is part of the tradition of the Ambrosiana, which has always been open above all to the study of the antiquities of Nilotic Africa, in particular in relation to Christian traditions. The Academicians of different classes had responded with great interest to the wish expressed by the Chancellor and offered valuable suggestions for the establishment of three initial sections of Berber, Coptic and Ethiopian studies.

Organs

Chancellor
Mons. Mario Delpini, Archbishop of Milan

Presidente
Mons. Marco Ballarini, Prefect of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan

Vice Presidente
Mons. Marco Navoni, Deputy Prefect of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan

Delegatus Academicus
Clara Bulfoni, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano

Direttore della Classe di Studi Africani
p. Paolo Nicelli, P.I.M.E., Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milano

Executive Council
Vermondo Brugnatelli, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
Alberto Camplani, Università degli Studi di Roma, La Sapienza
Alessandro Gori, Università di Copenhagen
Pierluigi Valsecchi, Università degli Studi di Pavia
Alessandro Bausi, Universität Hamburg
Mena Lafkioui, Sorbonne Paris Cité-CNRS, LLACAN-UMR 8135
Stephen Emmel, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Secretary of the Class of African Studies
Vermondo Brugnatelli, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

Scholarly committee
Buzi Paola, Università degli Studi di Roma, La Sapienza
Galand Lionel †, emeritus, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris
Greene Sandra Elaine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Luisier Philippe SJ, Pontificio Istituto di Studi Orientali, Roma
Stroomer Harry, Università di Leiden

Academicians 2014
Bausi Alessandro, Universität Hamburg
Boogert Nico van den, Vlaardingen
Boud’hors Anne, CNRS, IRHT-Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes
Brugnatelli Vermondo, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
Camplani Alberto, Università degli Studi di Roma, La Sapienza
Emmel Stephen, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Fiaccadori Gianfranco †, Università degli Studi di Milano
Galand Lionel emeritus †, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris
Lafkioui Mena, Sorbonne Paris Cité-CNRS, LLACAN-UMR 8135
Luisier Philippe SJ, Pontificio Istituto di Studi Orientali, Roma, Pontificio Istituto Biblico, Roma
Raineri Osvaldo, Pontificio Istituto di Studi Orientali, Roma
Sidarus Adel, emeritus, Universidade de Évora
Stroomer Harry, Universiteit Leiden
Tedros Abraha, Roma
Valsecchi Pierluigi, Università degli Studi di Pavia

Academicians 2015
Buzi Paola, Università degli Studi di Roma, La Sapienza
Calchi Novati Gian Paolo †, Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale
Cipollone Giulio O.SS.T., Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Roma
Gori Alessandro, Università di Copenhagen
Greene Sandra Elaine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Laisney Vincent O.S.B, Pontificio Istituto Biblico, Roma
Prasse Karl-Gottfried †, Università di Copenhagen
Viti Fabio, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia

Academicians 2017
Bekele Shiferaw, Ethiopian Academy of Sciences , Università di Addis Abeba
Beylot Robert, CNRS, LEM-Laboratoire d’études sur les monothéismes-UMR 8584
De Moraes Farias Paulo Fernando, British Academy, University of Birmingham
Eileen Julien, Indiana University, Bloomington
McCaskie Thomas Conrad, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Reesink Piet, Accademia Ambrosiana
Sow Ibrahima †, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar
Trevisan Semi Emanuela, Università degli Studi Ca’ Foscari di Venezia
Triaud Jean-Louis, emeritus, Univérsité de Provence

Academic activities

The 2014 Dies Academicus: “Africa, the Mediterranean East and Europe. Traditions and cultures
compared.”
II Dies Academicus of 2015: “Person, transcendence and powers in Africa.”
III Dies Academicus of 2017: “Written sources on Africa and their studies.”
IV Dies Academicus of 2018: “Time and History in Africa.”
V Dies Academicus of 2019: “Africa in the world, the world in Africa.”

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