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Dr. Cecilia ANTONELLI

Chercheuse FNS Sénior / Institut romand des sciences bibliques (IRSB), Université de Lausanne (Unil)

Institut romand des sciences bibliques (IRSB)

Université de Lausanne (Unil)

Association pour l'étude de la littérature apocryphe chrétienne (AELAC)

Biography

Cecilia Antonelli is “Senior SNSF researcher” (Chercheuse FNS Senior) at the Institut romand des sciences bibliques (IRSB) of the University of Lausanne (Unil). She is currently preparing the major electronic critical edition of the Lives of the Prophets (BHG 1585-1590) and related texts for the Corpus Christianorum, Series Apocryphorum (CCSA) as part of the project “Éditer numériquement la littérature apocryphe chrétienne (ENLAC)", funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

After studying Classics with a particular focus on Ancient Christianity at the “Roma Tre” University (Bachelor of Classics, 2006; Master in Ancient Philology, Literature and History, 2008), she obtained a PhD in Greek and Roman Civilization and Tradition at the “Roma Tre” University and in Protestant Theology at the University of Geneva (2012), in joint supervision. She first worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Geneva (Swiss Confederation Scholarship, 2012-2013), then at the École pratique des hautes études (EPHE), Section des sciences religieuses (SSR) in Paris (“Doc. Mobility” Scholarship from the SNSF, 2013-2014). She then worked as a research and teaching associate in History of Early Christianity at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Geneva (2014-2017).

A member of the Association pour l'étude de la littérature apocryphe chrétienne (AELAC) and of the Société pour l'étude de la littérature apocryphe chrétienne (SELAC), she attends national and international conferences, seminars and scientific meetings, which she also contributes to organize.

She studies Christian “heresies” and ancient heresiology, the “construction” of memory of Christian origins, the systems of authority in the first Christian centuries, as well as Biblical writings, scriptural testimonia, Christian and Jewish apocryphal literature, the establishment of the New Testament canon.

Her editio princeps of the Acts and Martyrdom of the Apostle Bartholomew in Greek (Weimar Q 729 or “Codex Froehner”), with introduction, Italian translation and commentary, will be published as a volume of the Corpus Christianorum, Series Apocryphorum (CCSA), including the text and translation of the ancient Armenian version of this Christian apocryphal text (publication planned: end of 2021). A monograph which develops and expands the results of her PhD Thesis on the fragments of the early Christian author Hegesippus (2nd century) is being prepared and will be published under the title La mémoire oubliée des originnes chrétienne. Les fragments d'Hégésippe entre histoire et légende (Instrumenta patristica et medioevalia (IPM)), Brepols (publication planned: 2022).

Interests

  • Literature & History of Early Christianity
  • Heresiology and Construction of Christian Heresies
  • Construction of the Early Christian Memory
  • Authority Systems and Criteria in the 1st and 2nd centuries
  • Ancient Traditions about the Relatives of Jesus
  • Ecdotics – Philological, Literary and Historical Analysis of Ancient Christian Literature
  • New Testament and Old Testament; Septuaginta; Biblical Testimonia
  • Christian and Jewish Apocryphal Literature
  • Ancient Languages – Ancient Greek, Latin, Ancient Armenian, Coptic, Biblical and Qumranian Hebrew
  • Greek and Latin Paleography, Ancient and Medieval Codicology, Papyrology

Education

  • PhD in Greek and Roman Civilization and Tradition / PhD in Protestant Theology, 2012

    Roma Tre University (IT) / Université de Geneve (CH)

    Ottimo / 6/6 (highest honours)

  • MA in Ancient Philology, Literature & History, 2008

    Roma Tre University (IT)

    110/110 e lode (highest honours)

  • BA in Classics, 2006

    Roma Tre University (IT)

    110/110 e lode (highest honours)

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

SNSF Senior Researcher

Institut Romand des Science Bibliques (IRSB) / Université de Lausanne (Unil)

Sep 2017 – Present Lausanne, Switzerland
 
 
 
 
 

PostDoc / Research & Teaching Associate in History of Early Christianity

Université de Genève (Unige)

Sep 2014 – Jun 2017 Genève, Switzerland
 
 
 
 
 

PostDoc / SNSF Mobility Fellowship

École pratique des hautes études (EPHE)

Sep 2013 – Aug 2014 Paris, France
 
 
 
 
 

PostDoc / Helvetic Confederation Fellowship

Université de Genève (Unige)

Sep 2012 – Jun 2013 Genève, Switzerland

Papers

Al confine tra giudaismo antico e origini cristiane: le tradizioni di Egesippo sulla famiglia di Gesù e sull’origine dell’eresia

L’identificazione Bartolomeo-Natanaele : testimonianze antiche e interpretazioni moderne.

1Cor 2,9 : citazioni, varianti e interpretazioni antiche. La prospettiva di Egesippo

Il modello eresiologico di Egesippo e le sue radici nella storia d’Israele. Dalle αἱρέσεις giudaiche a quelle cristiane

Critical Digital Editions of Christian Apocryphal Literature in Latin and Greek : Transcription and Collation of the Acts of Barnabas

La construction de la mémoire des « origines » chez Hégésippe : Jérusalem et la famille de Jésus, Corinthe et Rome et ses apôtres et disciples

Étude critique : Antonio Orbe, Introduction à la théologie des IIème et IIIème siècles

Hégésippe chez Eusèbe, Histoire Ecclésiastique, IV, 21–22 : Διαδοχή et origine des hérésies

Invited Talks

Contact

  • Cecilia.Antonelli@unil.ch
  • Istitut Romand des Sciences Bibliques (IRSB), Université de Lausanne (Unil)
    Unithèque
    Lausanne, VD, CH-1015, Switzerland