2015 – present PhD candidate: Otto Friedrich University, Bamberg, Germany.
- Islamic Art and Archeology (Islamische Kunstgeschichte und Archäologie).
- PhD dissertation working title: Ilkhanid Stucco and Tile Revetment in Iran; circa 1300. Function, Meaning and Aesthetic Principles.
Institut Bourguiba des Langues Vivantes, Tunis, Tunisia.
- Intermediate course of Modern Standard Arabic, 80 hrs.
Qalam wa Lawh language institute, Rabat, Morocco.
- Intermediate course of Standard Modern Arabic, 80 hrs.
2013 - 2014
MA: SOAS, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, UK.
- Taught MA in History of Art and Architecture of the Islamic Middle East (distinction).
- MA dissertation: A re-examination of the Ilkhanid buq’a Pir-e Bakran’s decoration and its aesthetics.
2007 - 2011
BA: Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy.
- Three year Undergraduate course: Preservation of Artistic and Architectural Cultural Heritage (cum magna laude).
- BA dissertation: Some Bosnian Ottoman mosques.
2005 - 2007
International High school: United World College of the Adriatic, Italy.
2016 - present
PhD studies scholarship awarded by Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, Germany.
International Symposium of the Bamberg Graduate School of Near and Middle Eastern Studies. Scientific Assistant for conference organization funded by IPID for All (DAAD).
Scientific Assistant at the Otto Friedrich University, Bamberg, funded by The University of Bamberg Commission for Research and Young Academics (Ständige Kommission für Forschung und wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs - FNK).
Symposia Iranica, University of Cambridge, 8th – 9th April 2015, Brill Honorable Mention for Best Paper Prize in Iranian Architecture History for: “A re-examination of the Ilkhanid buq’a Pir-e Bakran’s decoration and its aesthetics.”
Ralph Pinder Wilson research grant for the MA dissertation research travel to Iran, by the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, SOAS.
Commencement for the 2013 Photography Competition by the London Institute for the Middle East.
2007 - 2008
Scholarship for the BA studies. (Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region, Italy).
2005 - 2007
Scholarship for international high school education at the UWC of the Adriatic. (Ministry for Culture and Education, Italy)
2003 - 2011
Zoisova Štipendija, a scholarship for academically excellent students. (Ministry for Culture and Education, Slovenia)
CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS
“The Ilkhanid Revetment Aesthetic in the Buq’a Pir-i Bakran: Chaotic Exuberance or a Cunningly Planned Architectural Revetment Repertoire?” Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic, Vol. 34, forthcoming.
“Silk Routes Cosmopolitanism of the Iranian Ilkhanid Architecture and its Preservation: History, Challenges and Perspectives,” Preserving Transcultural Heritage: Your Way or My Way?” International Congress, School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon, 5-8 July 2017, forthcoming.
Review of: Text and Image in Medieval Persian Art, Sheila S. Blair, Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Art, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014. Sehepunkte, forthcoming.
“Ilkhanid Art and Architecture,” Timeline. www.archnet.org (Aga Khan Trust for Culture and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
“The Role of Stucco Polychromy in the Ilkhanid Aesthetics of Architectural Revetment: The Stucco Mihrab of the Pir-e Bakran mausoleum (1299-1313; Lenjan; Esfahan; Iran),” Ernst Herzfeld Society, Graduate meeting, June.
“A re-examination of the Ilkhanid buq’a Pir-e Bakran’s decoration and its aesthetics,” Symposia Iranica, University of Cambridge, 8-9th April 2015.
International Symposium of the Bamberg Graduate School of Near and Middle Eastern Studies. “The Orient(s) - Diversity of a Region and Dangers of its Scholarly Representations.” Otto Friedrich University Bamberg, 25-26th November 2016.
PRESERVATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE EXPERIENCE
Saint Laurentius Chapel, Bamberg. Monitoring, research and document the state of preservation of architectural revetments via the Otto Friedrich University, Bamberg.
Kapuziner Strasse 24, Bamberg. Research, soundings and cleaning of Baroque stuccos and wall painting revetments.
Saint Martin Church, Bamberg. Statues, Altars and Furniture protections Installation for Restoration Interventions.
Bamberg Dominican church Wall paintings Restoration Interventions via the Otto Friedrich University, Bamberg.