Arabic Studies expert and numismatist
Arianna D’Ottone Rambach (*1977, Rome) is an expert on medieval Arabic manuscripts at the French Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (since 2013) and professor extraordinarius for Arabic language and literature at La Sapienza University Rome (since 2014.) Her interest in Arabic coins started in 2003 when the Capitoline museums reopened. There, she catalogued Arabic coins from the Ludovico Stanzani collection from 2006 to 2008. She deepened her knowledge of Islamic numismatics in Tübingen with Lutz Ilisch at the research center of Islamic numismatics.
Since 2009 she is working on an unpublished correspondence of orientalist Simone Assemani, who was also interested in numismatics, and other earlier numismatists. One of her main research topics is the coin production of Yemen.
Between 1996 and 2000 Arianna d’Ottone Rambach studied „Oriental Languages and Civilization“ at La Sapienza University Rome. Subsequently, she completed the first year of archival studies (Diploma of Manuscript Keeper) at the Scuola Speziale per Archivisti e Bibliotecari in Rome. From 2001 to 2005 she earned her PhD at La Sapienza University in the area of „Islamic Civilization: History and Philology“. Her dissertation focused on Arabic Yemenite manuscripts from the 12th to the 15th century. Between 2005 and 2006 she completed her archival studies.
From 2005 to 2008 Arianna D’Ottone Rambach taught Arabic at the Masters program for European and International Studies at the Sapienza Faculty of Economics. Since 2008 she has been researching Arabic language and literature as junior research fellow at the Faculty of Orientalistic at Sapienza. In the beginning of 2014 she received her postdoctoral lecture qualification which authorized her to teach as associate professor of Arabic language and literature – a professor extraordinarius position for cultures of the ancient near and middle east and Africa.
She publishes her magazine-, book-, and cataloguing projects on a regular basis, such as the Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies (COMST Hamburg, 2013), and she works on the Corpus Nummorum Italicorum team.
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You can read some of her articles on academia.edu, where you can also find her extensive list of publications.
Find a fascinating look at the work of codicologists in regards to Arianna D’Ottone Rambach here.
You can also find Arianna D’Ottone Rambach at AIPD (Associazione Italiana dei Paleografi e Diplomatisti, in Italian).
Follow this link to a freely accessible issue of Comparative Oriental Studies including an article by Arianna D’Ottone Rambach.