Dr Sara Fani
Postdoctoral Researcher - Naples
Sara Fani (PhD, Un. “L’Orientale” Naples, 2014) combines her codicological interests in Arabic manuscripts with the historical study of their western collectors and collections, their promotion and conservation (cataloguing and exhibitions). During the last decade she has been working in different Italian libraries focussing on Renaissance and early Modern cultural contexts. She presented her PhD dissertation on Arabic medieval treatises on ink production, after a Master's degree in conservation of book materials (Spoleto - Un. Perugia, 2010). She has been post-Doc fellow at the University of Florence with a project on Arabic manuscripts in Renaissance Florence (2019) and collaborated with the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz for the project Die Typographia Medicea im Kontext (2017). She has been previously PostDoc at the University of Copenhagen for the ERC project Islam in the Horn of Africa (2014-2018), working on the Islamic manuscript tradition of that region.
Watch below on YouTube her project research presentation