The CMES Director's Series is pleased to present
Research Associate at the University of Manchester, UK
Nicola Carpentieri is a research associate, responsible for transcribing and collating the commentaries. His academic interests include the transmission of knowledge between the Hellenic and the Arabo-Islamic intellectual traditions, literary hybridisation in the Muslim West (Iberia, Sicily and the Maghreb), medieval court poetry and the post-Classical qasida. Nicola graduated summa cum laude in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy, in 2003. He obtained his PhD in Arabic & Islamic Studies in 2012 from Harvard University. The title of his PhD thesis is The Poetics of Aging: Al-Andalus and Sicily at the Twilight of Muslim Sovereignty. At Harvard, Nicola's research focused on the intellectual history of Sicilian and Iberian Islam, particularly within the domain of court poetry. He is currently working on a thematic anthology of the Sicilian Arab poet Ibn Hamdis.
Contact: Liz Flanagan