Email: M.M.Cecconi@sms.ed.ac.uk

Programme: History of Art - MPhil/PhD/MSc by Research

Start date: 01/09/2019

Mode of study: Full time

Research title: Art Historical, Religious and Political Dimensions of Camunda’s images and Cult in Orissa, India (8th- 12th centuries)

2019-2018 - Reading of Tantrasadbhava under the supervision of Dr. Mark S.G. Dyczkowski

2018-2001 – Self-study on the research project, especially Tantrism

2000-1999 – Master’s Degree in AMP: Advanced Master’s Programme in African, Asian and Amerindian Studies at CNWS (Center for Non Western Studies), Leiden, The Netherlands funded by a CNWS scholarship.

Ph.D. proposal on Art Historical, Religious and Political Dimensions of Camunda Images in Orissa 8th – 12th centuries CE.

Academic article on Camunda: Tantric Warrior Goddess in the Agni Purana. A Contextual Reading of Chapters 50, 135, 146.

Study of the Rudhiradhyaya (Chapter of Blood) of Kalika Purana under the supervision of prof. Karel R. van Kooij, at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands funded by a yearly scholarship by the Istituto Universitario Orientale (IUO), Napoli, Italy.

1998: BA/MA in Oriental Languages and Civilizations at the Istituto Universitario Orientale (IUO), Napoli, Italy. Thesis in History of Art of India on Iconografia e culto di Camunda dalle origini al XII sec. Mark: 110/110.

Tantrism
Great Indian Goddess
Hinduism
History of Art of India
Religious Studies