Chiara Barbati

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Study of Glottology and Indo-European languages in Rome „Sapienza“ University. PhD in Iranian Studies in 2009, „Sapienza“ University, after spending two years at the Turfanforschung, The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. 2009-2010 Post-doctoral fellowship at the Faculty of Arts, “Sapienza” University of Rome. 2010-2012 Junior scientist at the Institute of Iranian Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna. 2013-2014 Senior postdoc with the Lise Meitner Program at the Institute of Iranian Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna. 2014-2017 APART fellowship at the Institute of Iranian Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna. Summer semester 2017 Teaching one course at the Department of Civilisations and Forms of Knowledge, University of Pisa, [MA programme in Oriental Studies for the discipline “Iranian Philology”]. At present, senior researcher, FWF Stand-Alone Project at the Institute of Iranian Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna.


Ausführlicher Lebenslauf



  • Christian Sogdian texts in relation to its Syriac sources
  • Eastern Christianity
  • Medieval Iranian manuscript traditions other than Islamic
  • Iranian linguistics and dialectology
  • Sociolinguistics

Ausgewählte Publikationen

Ausgewählte Publikationen

  • Mitteliranisch-christliche Manuskriptologie. In L. Paul (ed.) Handbuch Iranistik, 2, Wiesbaden, 2017, pp. 403-412
  • Historical Sociolinguistc Philology: a New Hybrid Discipline, its Interests and its Scope. Ed. by Chiara Barbati and Christian Gastgeber. Open Linguistics: De Gruyter Open, 2017, https://www.degruyter.com/page/1297
  • The Christian Sogdian Gospel Lectionary E5 in Context, Veröffentlichungen zur Iranistik 81, Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, Vienna, 2016
  • La documentation sogdienne chrétienne et le monastère de Bulayïq. In P.G. Borbone & P. Marsone (éds.) Le christianisme syriaque en Asie centrale et en Chine, Études syriaques, 12, Paris, 2015, pp. 89-120
  • Codicological Issues in Exploring the Christian Sogdian Manuscript Tradition. In Gazette du livre médiéval, 61/2014 [2015], pp. 20-35
  • Syriac into Middle Iranian. A Translation Studies Approach to Sogdian and Pahlavi Manuscripts within the Church of the East. In A. Keidan (ed.) Translation Techniques in the Asiatic Cultures, Open Linguistics, 2015(1), De Gruyter Open, 2015, pp. 444-457; http://degruyteropen.com/ttaoc/
  • The northern-central group of the Iranian Central dialects: an areal and diachronic perspective. In A. Krasnowolska - R. Rusek-Kowalska (eds.) Studies on the Iranian World: Medieval and Modern. Proceedings of the 7th European Conference of Iranian Studies (Cracow 2011), Cracow, Jagiellonian University Press, Cracow, 2015, pp. 13-22
  • The Emergence of the Allographic Phenomenon within the Christian Sogdian Tradition. In J. den Heijer, A.B. Schmidt and T. Pataridze (eds.), Scripts beyond Borders. A Survey of Allographic Traditions in the Euro-Mediterranean World, Publications de l'Institut Orientaliste de Louvain, Vol. 62, Louvain-la Neuve, 2014, pp. 257-278
  • Notes on Christian Sogdian terminology with special references to the Sogdian gospel lectionary C 5. In The Christians in the East, Conference held in Rome, March 13-14. 09, in Nāme-ye-Irān-e Bāstān, International Journal of Ancient Iranian Studies, 11-12, 2014, pp. 105-120
  • Su alcuni aspetti della storia del neopersiano: nascita ed evoluzione della diglossia (with Dr. Luca Alfieri).  In C. G. Cereti (ed.) - in collaboration with Ch. Barbati - M. De Chiara - G. Terribili - Iranian Identity in the Course of History, Conference held in Rome, September 21-24. 05, Orientalia Romana, Roma, 11, 2010, pp. 23-52



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