Irene Tinti is a philologist with a background in Classics (B.A. 2005, M.A. 2007, University of Milan) and Historical Linguistics (Ph.D. 2011, University of Pisa: thesis on ancient Greek and Armenian).
Her research interests include ‒ but are not limited to ‒ ancient and mediaeval Armenian literature, with a focus on translated literature in general and the Armenian Platonic versions in particular; the creation of technical vocabularies for specialised areas of knowledge; and Greek-Armenian cultural and linguistic relations.
She has previously held research fellowships and/or positions at the Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Central European University and the Institute for Advanced Study in Budapest (2012); the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford (Calouste Gulbenkian Fellowships 2013 and 2014); the University of Geneva (2015-2016: Faculté des lettres; 2016-2019: Ambizione Grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation
); Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge (Cooke-Crone Research Bye-Fellowship 2019-2020); the Department of Civilisations and Forms of Knowledge, University of Pisa (2021-2023). She was also Chargée de cours suppléante in Ancient and Mediaeval Armenian Language and Literature at the University of Geneva (2021).
She is the Treasurer and a member of the steering committee of the Association Internationale des Études Arméniennes (AIEA).
She has authored a monograph:
Tinti, I. (2012), “Essere” e “divenire” nel Timeo greco e armeno: studio terminologico e indagine traduttologica, Pisa University Press (Studi Linguistici Pisani 6), Pisa
Most recently, she has co-edited the first (thematic) issue of a scholarly journal:
Meyer, R. ‒ Tinti, I. (eds, 2022), Armeniaca. International Journal of Armenian Studies 1, Ca’ Foscari, Venice
as well as a collective volume:
Alpi, F. ‒ Meyer, R. ‒ Tinti, I. ‒ Zakarian, D. (eds, 2022), Armenia through the Lens of Time. Multisciplinary Studies in Honour of Theo Maarten van Lint, Brill (Armenian Texts and Studies 6), Leiden – Boston.
In the context of the ArmEn project Dr. Tinti will focus on Latin and Armenian sources for Latin-Armenian cultural and religious interactions between the 9th and 14th centuries.