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Michele Cammarosano =================== ---------- Assistant professor (tenure-track), [University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’][1]; PhD Naples 2012 **Area of expertise:** Hittitology, cuneiform studies, writing techniques **OrcID:** [0000-0003-3571-9544][2] **Google Scholar:** [7kV-UjoAAAAJ][3] **Institutional webpage:** [][4] Webpage ***ductuli vesuviani***: [][5] **Contact:** michele.cammarosano AT **CV** available [here][6] **Publications** (list & pdf) available [here][7] ---------- Materials & tools available @ **[Cuneiform Titbits][8]:** - [How to Write Cuneiform][9] - [Cuneiform Writing Techniques][10] - [*LAMAN* (Hittite Name Finder)][11] - [Hittite Divine Names][12] - [Hittite Personal Names][13] - [A Map of the Hittite World][14] - [The Hittite Royal House][15] ---------- Research projects: - [On the trail of the neverending manuscript][16] (2023 – ongoing) - [The art of the stage in Bronze Age Anatolia. Reconstructing Hittite festivals using texts, images and comparative cultural anthropological evidence][17] (2023 – 2025) - [Hittite Local Cults][18] (2016 – 2020) - [Cuneiform on Wax][19] (2016 – 2019) - [The Sea in Hittite Culture][20] (2021 – 2023) ![enter image description here][21] Left: the *[Camarasaurus][22]*, an old ancestor of Michele. Middle: with Stefano Tilia at Yazılıkaya, during the mission *[Hattuša 3D][23]*, October 2015 (photo by L. Repola). Right: digitizing the Mittani letter in the frame of the project *[3D-Joins und Schriftmetrologie][24]*, Berlin 2014. ---------- I am an Italian–German Hittitologist and historian of writing technologies, with a keen interest in Digital Humanities and the exploration of interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the ancient world. In the field of Ancient Near Eastern Studies, my research focuses on Hittite history, religion and administration. A former team member of the flagship project *[Das Corpus der hethitischen Festrituale][25]* at the University of Marburg and PI of a DFG-funded project on [Hittite local cults][26] at the University of Würzburg, I joined the University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’ in 2021, where I am currently leading a project on *[The art of the stage in Bronze Age Anatolia. Reconstructing Hittite festivals using texts, images and comparative cultural anthropological evidence][27]* together with Alessandra Gilibert (Venice) and Sebastiano Mannia (Palermo). In the field of manuscript studies, I pursue an interdisciplinary approach to the study of writing technologies, combining codicology, palaeography and philology in a holistic historical and cross-cultural framework, and using computational methods for palaeographical analysis. Following groundbreaking studies in [quantitative cuneiform palaeography][28] and writing techniques for writing cuneiform on [clay][29] and [wax tablets][30], in 2023 I launched the research initiative *[On the trail of the neverending manuscript][31]*, which explores the role of erasable writing technologies in manuscript cultures. Driven by a genuine commitment to fostering collaboration between the university, educational and cultural institutions, I am dedicated to the public dissemination of research findings, particularly in schools and museums. My outreach activities include *Cuneiform Labs* – such as those held in various educational contexts in [Baghdad][32], [Würzburg][33], and [Naples][34] – and a series of digital resources, the *[Cuneiform Tidbits][35]*. [1]: [2]: [3]: [4]: [5]: [6]: [7]: [8]: [9]: [10]: [11]: [12]: [13]: [14]: [15]: [16]: [17]: [18]: [19]: [20]: [21]: [22]: [23]: [24]: [25]: [26]: [27]: [28]: [29]: [30]: [31]: [32]: [33]: [34]: [35]:
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