Dr. Giulia Rossetto

Division for Byzantine Research/Institute for Medieval Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

B.A. (2012) and M.A. (2014) in Classics at the University of Padua and at the Galilean School of Higher Education (Padua). In 2019 she completed her PhD at the University of Vienna under the supervision of Prof. Claudia Rapp with a thesis titled "Three Euchologia Written on Reused Parchment (Sin. gr. 960, Sin. gr. 962, Sin. gr. 966 and their Membra Disiecta): A Contribution to the History of the Library of Saint Catherine Monastery in the Sinai" (uni:docs fellow 2015–2018). She has cooperated with the Sinai Palimpsests Project of EMEL, the FWF project Daily Life and Religion: Byzantine Prayer Books as Sources for Social History and with the Centre of Image and Material Analysis in Cultural Heritage (CIMA). Since October 2018 she is part of the Wittgenstein-Prize Project. Her research within the Project focuses on the mobility of books and the people who carry them, with a special interest in the movement of Greek manuscripts from Italy to Egypt, Sinai, Palestine and Syria.


Research interests:

  • Manuscript Studies
  • Greek Palaeography
  • Codicology
  • Greek Philology
  • Papyrology
  • Palimpsests
  • Digital Humanities


Publications (selection):

Rossetto, G., Three Euchologia Written on Reused Parchment (Sin. gr. 960, Sin. gr. 962, Sin. gr. 966 and their Membra Disiecta): A Contribution to the History of the Library of Saint Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai[In preparation for publication]

Rossetto, G., “Griechische Reise und byzantinische Hymnographie. Unbekannte Briefe Karl Krumbachers im Nachlass Wilhelm Meyers (1884–1885)”, Byzantinische Zeitschrift 110/3 (2017), pp. 719–748. [DOI 10.1515/bz-2017-0008] (see https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/byzs on the peer-review process).

Rossetto, G., “Codicological Pathways in Search of Euchologia Palimpsest Manuscripts”, Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinistik 67 (2017), pp. 183–191 [Part of the article: C. Rapp  E. Afentoulidou  D. Galadza  I. Nesseris  G. Rossetto  E. Schiffer, “Byzantine Prayer Books as Sources for Social History and Daily Life”, Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinistik 67 (2017), pp. 173–211]. [DOI: 10.1553/joeb67s173] (on the peer-review process)

Rossetto, G., “The Library of St. Sabas Lavra: Manuscript Production, Palimpsests, Network of Contacts”, in: The Lavra of St. Sabas: Liturgy and Literature in Communities and Contexts. Proceedings of the International Conference (Leuven, 15–17 May 2019), D. Galadza – J. Verheyden (eds.). Bibliothèque de Byzantion, Leuven: Peeters Publisher [Forthcoming]

Rossetto, G., "Unknown Greek Hexameters Behind the Lines of Sinaiticus Arabicus NF 66: First Considerations", in: New Light on Old Manuscripts: The Sinai Palimpsests and Other Advances in Palimpsest Studies, C. Rapp – G. Rossetto – J. Grusková – G. Kessel (eds.) [Forthcoming].


W: https://oeaw.academia.edu/GiuliaRossetto


E: giulia.rossetto(at)oeaw.ac.at

A: Dr. Giulia Rossetto

Abteilung Byzanzforschung/Institut für Mittelalterforschung

Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften

Hollandstraße 11-13/4

A-1020 Vienna, Austria