Selected publications

  • Avanzini A., Corpus of South Arabian inscriptions I-III : Qatabanic, Marginal Qatabanic, Awsanite inscriptions, Pisa : Edizioni Plus, 2004

  • Avanzini, A. (ed.), A port in Arabia between Rome and the Indian Ocean (3rd C. BC – 5th C. AD). Khor Rori, Report 2, Roma: L'Erma di Bretschneider, 2008

  • Avanzini A. (ed.). Art and technique in Yemen. The bronzes from the Museum of Baynun, Pontedera: Bandecchi & Vivaldi, 2009

  • Avanzini A. (ed.), Eastern Arabia in the Ist millennium BC. (Arabia Antica 6), Roma: L'Erma di Bretschneider, 2010



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • DASI – Digital Archive for the Study of pre-Islamic Arabian Inscriptions: five-year project funded by the European Community within the 7th Framework Programme "Ideas", Specific Programme "ERC – Advanced Grant"

  • CSAI – Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions: long lasting project aimed at publishing the entire South Arabian epigraphic corpus in electronic form

  • MEDINA – Mediterranean Network for the Valorization and Fruition of Inscriptions preserved in Museums: two-year project funded by European Union within the ENPI CBCMED – "Cross-Border Cooperation in the Mediterranean Sea Basin" programme

  • IMTO – Italian Mission to Oman: expeditions supported by the Italian Ministero degli Affari Esteri and by the Omani Office to the Adviser to H. M. the Sultan for Cultural Affairs, working in the archaeological sites of Sumhuram and Salut

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the steering committee of the PhD school in Linguistics and Orientalistics of the University of Pisa

  • Responsible for the organization of the Museum "Frankincense trail" in Salalah (Sultanate of Oman)

Past memberships:

  • Director of the Department of Scienze Storiche del Mondo Antico from November 2007 to September 2012

  • promoter of the joint Master degree in Orientalistics between the University of Pisa and the University of Aden (Yemen) since 2007

  • president of the B.A. degree programme in "Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East"

  • coordinator of the Master in "Museal Communication and Events Organization" within the master programme "Public and Political Communication"

  • representative for Orientalistics at CNR (Italian Centre of National Research) from 1988 to 1998

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