Research Associate, Sanskrit Manuscripts project
Camillo Formigatti studied Indology and Sanskrit as a secondary when he was studying Classics at the “Università Statale” in Milan. After that he spent ten years in Germany, learning Tibetan and textual criticism in Marburg and manuscript studies in Hamburg. From June 2008 to May 2011, he worked as a research associate on the project In the Margins of the Text: Annotated Manuscripts from Northern India and Nepal, within the framework of the research group Manuskriptkulturen in Asien und Afrika, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. He is currently working on the Sanskrit Manuscripts Project in Cambridge.
Subject groups/Research projects
South Asian codicology and palaeography, kāvya literature, Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, Sanskrit tradition in the Himalayan region (Kashmir and Nepal) and digital humanities.
‘Manuscript Studies: Crisis on Infinite Methods’, in Rivista degli studi orientali, vol. LXXXIV, p. 43–9
‘The Story of Nanda and Sundarī in the Mūlasarvāstivādavinaya’, in Pāsādikadānam. Festschrift für Bhikkhu Pāsādika, Marburg 2009 (Indica et Tibetica 52), p. 129–155.
‘A Description of the Ocean in Buddhist Poetic Literature: Āryaśūra’s Supāragajātaka and its Sources,’ in Pandanus ’06, Prague 2006, p. 143–59.
‘Love as an example for “skill in means” in Buddhist poetic literature,’ Cracow Indological Studies, vol. 7, edited by Lidia Sudyka. Krakow: Jagiellonian University, 2005 [but 2006], p. 155–173.