Indologie & Vergleichende Religionswissenschaft

Dr. Cristina Bignami

 

Email: cristinabignami [at] hotmail.com

 

Scientific Curriculum:

2014-2015: Research assistant in the Project “Kings of the Wild” supported by the Institutional Strategy of the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen as part of the Excellence Initiative (DFG, ZUK 63).

2013: Postdoctoral fellowship in the international project "Traces of an Heterodox Concept of Kingship in Ancient, Medieval and Modern India" (U.E. / RAS Research Project), University of Cagliari.

2011: PhD in Indological and Tibetological studies at the University of Torino. Tutor: Prof. Cinzia Pieruccini.

2007: MA degree in Modern Literature and Indology at the University of Milano.

Scientific Activities (Selection):

2014: Member of the Organising Committee of “Paper and Pixel, International Summer School on Digital Humanities in Indology”, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen 22-27 July 2014.

2013-2014: Collaboration with the University Library of Tübingen for “The Epigraphia Carnatica Digitization Project”: http://idb.ub.uni-tuebingen.de/digitue/southasia/.

2011-2012: Teaching Assistant at the Department of Literary Studies, Philology and Linguistic, University of Milano.

Since 2010: Member of the Organising Committee Coffee Break Project: http://asiaticacoffeebreak.wordpress.com.

Projects:

2014-2015: “Kings of the Wild”, project supported by the Institutional Strategy of the University of Eberhard Karls Tübingen as part of the Excellence Initiative (DFG, ZUK 63).

2012-2013: International project "Traces of an Heterodox Concept of Kingship in Ancient, Medieval and Modern India", University of Cagliari (U.E. / RAS Research Project)

Publications (Selection):

2015 (forth.) “Chariot festivals: Re-use of the Imagery of Chariot as Space in Movement”. In Abhandlungen für die Kunde des Morgenlandes. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

2015 (forth.) “Belur, the royal tīrtha of the Hoysaḷa dynasty. The “miscellanea” of local elements contained in a sacred place”. In The Volatile World of Vrātya: society, religion and power, ed. by T. Pontillo, C. Bignami, M. Dore, E. Mucciarelli. Delhi: DK.

2015 (forth.) “The Inscriptions of the Madanikās and Royal Propaganda”. In Cross-Cutting Asian Studies: an Interdisciplinary Approach, ed. by S. Bindi, E. Mucciarelli, T. Pontillo. London: Anthem Press.

2014 “Re-use in artistic field: the iconography of Yakṣī”. In Journal of Indian Philosophy: 1-24. DOI 10.1007/s10781-014-9250-7

2012 “The Indian Huntress: Nymphs or Goddesses?”. In Rivista degli Studi Orientali, [2011]: 387-404.