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Dr. Tamara Albertini Gender: Female
Birth Year: 1961
Nationality Country: Switzerland
Resume:
TAMARA ALBERTINI
Curriculum Vitae
(09/01/99)


Age: 38. Marital status: married. Languages: German (excellent), French (excellent), Italian (excellent), English
(very good), Serbo-croatian (very good), Arabic (very good), Latin (very good), Greek (good), Bulgarian
(average).
Home Address: 1676 Ala Moana Blvd, #1010, Honolulu, HI 96822-2307, (808) 943-0654
Work Address: Department of Philosophy, UHM, 2530 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822-2383, (808) 956-6689,
FAX (808) 956-9228, e-mail tamaraa@hawaii.edu


EMPLOYMENT

Since Fall 1999 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
1995-1999 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
Winter 1993 VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR at the UCLA
Summer 1992 LECTURER (Lehrbeauftragte) at the University of Zurich, Switzerland
1988-1992 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (wissenschaftliche Assistentin) of Renaissance Philosophy
at the "Institut für Geistesgeschichte und Philosophie der Renaissance", Ludwig-
Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany.
Scope of activities: undergraduate seminars, organization of the Institute´s library and
responsibility for part of the Institute´s administration.
1984-1987 Lecturer of Italian, Serbo-croatian and Arabic Languages at the "Volkshochschule
München" (Adult Education), Munich, Germany.
1980-1984 Highschool Teacher of French and Italian Languages at the "Holbein-Gymnasium"
and the "Humanistisches Gymnasium" in Basel, Switzerland.


Ph.D. RESEARCH AND STUDIES

1988-1991 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich (GFR)
1987-1988 Università La Sapienza, Rome (Italy)
1985-1987 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich (GFR)
1984-1986 Hochschule für Philosophie (S.J.), Munich (GFR)

Areas of Specialization
Renaissance and Early Modern Philosophy, History of Roman Law, Semitic Languages
Dissertation Title
"Marsilio Ficino. Die Vermittlung von Denken und Welt in einer Metaphysik der Einfachheit" ("Marsilio Ficino.
The mediation of mind and world in a metaphysics of simplicity")
Adviser
Prof. Dr. Stephan Otto, Director of the "Institut für Geistesgeschichte und Philosophie der Renaissance", Mün-
chen ("Institute for the History of Ideas and Renaissance Philosophy", Munich)
Ph.D.
July 31, 1991, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich with magna cum laude (thesis: magna cum laude;
examinations: summa cum laude)




M.A. STUDIES

1979-1984 Universität Basel (Switzerland)

Areas of Specialization
Philosophy, French and Italian Linguistics
Title of Master Thesis
"Hauptprobleme der Philosophie Simone Weils" ("Major Questions in Simone Weil's Philosophy")
Adviser
Prof. Dr. H.A. Salmony, Universität Basel
M.A.
June 29, 1984, Universität Basel with insigni cum laude


HONORS AND GRANTS

June-July 1999
NEH Grant for a project on the Naqshabandiyya Sufi order in Iran, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan.

June-July 1998
SEED Grant for a project on Islamic Communities in Azerbaijan, Central Asia (Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan,
Kyrgystan, Kazakhstan) and Western China.

July 1997
Short-term Fellowship of the UCLA Center for 17th & 18th-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark
Memorial Library for a project on Renaissance and early modern women writers.

April 1992 - June 1995
Grant of the Canton Zurich (Switzerland) for the habilitation work on "Man as a 'Second Nature' in the Renais-
sance. The Relationship between Anthropology and Philosophy of Nature in the Works of Charles de Bovelles,
Giordano Bruno and Tommaso Campanella".

August 5 - September 13, 1991
Fellowship of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UCLA for the study of a 17th c. Ottoman
manuscript "Al-Tibb al-Jadid al-Kimya'i Alladhi Ikhtara'ahu Barakilsus" (The new chemical medicine invented by
Paracelsus) at the UCLA's Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library (MS Ar. 15, II).

July 1991
Doctoral examinations: summa cum laude.

September 20, 1987 - March 31, 1988
Fellowship of the Swiss Institute in Rome (Italy) for work on Marsilio Ficino's unpublished Latin translation of
Theon of Smyrna's "Expositio Rerum Mathematicarum ad Legendum Platonem Utilium" (Vat. lat. 4530).

April 1987
Prize of the University of Eichstätt (Germany) for a play about "Edith Stein."

January 1985 - March 1988
Grant of the Canton Basel-Stadt (City of Basel, Switzerland) for the Ph.D. Studies in Munich and Rome.






PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS
Authored
Marsilio Ficino: Die Vermittlung von Denken und Welt in einer Metaphysik der Einfachheit [M.F. The Mediation
of mind and world in a metaphysics of simplicity]. Munich: Fink, 1997. 319 pp.
[Indexed in Information Philosophie 2 (1998), 151f.]
Edited
Verum et Factum. Beiträge zur Geistesgeschichte und Philosophie der Renaissance. Festschrift zum 60.
Geburtstag von Stephan Otto [Verum et Factum. Contributions to the history of ideas and the philosophy of the
Renaissance. Jubilee volume for the 60th birthday anniversary of Stephan Otto]. Bern/Frankfurt a.M./Paris/New
York: Peter Lang, 1993. 523 pp. [Reviewed in Neo-Latin News 51 (1993), 76f.]


ARTICLES
a) In Refereed Journals

"Actio und Passio. Das Weibliche und das Männliche bei Agrippa, Postel und Bovelles" [Action and Passion.
The womanly and the manly in Agrippa, Postel, and Bovelles], Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie und
Theologie, in press.

"La quadrature du cercle d'Ibn al-Haytham - solution mathématique ou philosophique?" [Ibn al-Haitham's
Quadratura Circuli - a mathematical or a philosophical solution?; translation and commentary]. Journal for the
History of Arabic Science 9 (1991): 5-21.

"Utopie et mystique dans la pensée de Simone Weil (I)" [Utopianism and mysticism in S.W.'s thought (I)]. Ca-
hiers Simone Weil XIII,3 (1990): 265-285.

"Utopie et mystique dans la pensée de Simone Weil (II)" [Utopianism and mysticism in S.W.'s thought (II)]. Ca-
hiers Simone Weil XIII,4 (1990): 425-441.


b) Chapters in Books

"Das Mikrokosmos-Motiv als Denkfigur der Analogie in der Renaissance" [The Microcosm theme as an
analogical figure of thought in the Renaissance]. In Das Analogiedenken - Vorstöße in ein neues Gebiet der
Rationalitätstheorie, ed. by K. Gloy. Bonn: Bouvier, in press.

"Marsilio Ficino." In Philosophen der Renaissance, ed. by P.-R. Blum, Darmstadt: Primus Verlag, 1999, 77-86.

"Der Mensch als metamorphische Weltmitte. Reflexionen zu einer Denkfigur der Renaissance" [Humankind as a
metamorphic center of the world. Reflections upon a Renaissance figure of thought]. In Sapientiam amemus.
Humanismus und Aristotelismus in der Renaissance (Festschrift zum 60. Geburtstag von Eckhard Kessler), ed. by
P.-R. Blum, Ch. Lohr und C. Blackwell, 89-108. Munich: Fink, 1998.

"Islamic Philosophy: An Overview." In The Companion to World Philosophies, ed. by E. Deutsch and R.
Bontekoe, 99-133. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1997.
[Indexed in The Philosopher's Index, 32,1 (1998), 55, 128]

"Charles de Bovelles: Natura e Ragione in quanto spazio esterno/interno della conoscenza" [Charles de Bovelles:
nature and reason as cognition's outer and inner spaces] in L'uomo e la natura nel Rinascimento (IV. Convegno
Internazionale di Studi Umanistici, Montepulciano, July 20-23, 1992), ed. by L. Rotondi Secchi Tarugi, 355-369.
Milan: Nuovi Orizzonti, 1996 [Extended German version: "Ein Naturbegriff der Renaissance. Charles de
Bovelles: Natur und Vernunft als Außen- und Innenraum der Erkenntnis." In Natur- und Technikbegriffe, ed. by
K. Gloy, 41-59. Bonn: Bouvier, 1996].
[Original version reviewed in Studi Francesi 122 (1997), 151f.]

"Die geometrische Darstellung der vollkommenen Erkenntnis in der Philosophie von Charles de Bovelles" [The
Geometric representation of the perfect cognition in the philosophy of Charles de Bovelles]. In Verum et Factum.
Beiträge zur Geistesgeschichte und Philosophie der Renaissance, ed. by T. Albertini, 421-436. Bern/Frankfurt
a.M./Paris/New York: Peter Lang, 1993.


c) Entries in Encyclopedias

"Ficino." In Ästhetik und Kunstphilosophie in Einzeldarstellungen von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, ed. by J.
Nida-Rümelin and M. Betzler, 154-158. Stuttgart: Kröner Verlag, 1998.

"Renaissance Italian Aesthetics." In Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, ed. by M. Kelly, Vol. 4, 131-137. Oxford:
Oxford U.P., 1998.

"Elegantia." In Historisches Wörterbuch der Rhetorik. Vol. 2, 991-1004. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1994.


REVIEWS

"Die Frankfurter Schriften Giordano Brunos und ihre Voraussetzungen, ed. by K. Heipcke, W. Neuser and E.
Wicke, Weinheim 1991, 309 pp." Philosophisches Jahrbuch der Görres-Gesellschaft, forthcoming.

"Heinz Abosch, Simone Weil zur Einführung, Hamburg 1990, 176 pp." Cahiers Simone Weil XVIII, 4 (1995),
134f.

"Giordano Bruno, Über die Monas, die Zahl und die Figur als Elemente einer sehr geheimen Physik, Mathematik
und Metaphysik, ed. by E. v. Samsonow, with a commentary by M. Mulsow, Hamburg 1991, 282 pp." Zeitschrift
für philosophische Forschung 46,4 (1992): 635-639.

"C.B. Schmitt, Q. Skinner, E. Keßler, J. Kray, (eds.), The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy, Cam-
bridge/New York/New Rochelle/Melbourne/Sydney 1988, 968 pp." Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 73,3
(1991): 329-335.


WORK IN PROGRESS

Introduction to Islamic Philosophy from Andalusia to Central Asia. Philosophers, Topics, and Texts (book).

With M. Alberti (Munich), E. DeMagno (Nashville), R. Hagengruber (Munich), M. Muccillo (Rome), M.
Mulsow (Munich), M.M. Oberrauch (Munich), Handbook of the Speculative Arithmetic and Geometry of
Renaissance Philosophy (Nicholas of Cusa, Charles de Bovelles, Giordano Bruno, Francesco Patrizi, Tommaso
Campanella).

"Inspiration poétique: art ou fureur? (Léon Hébreu, Pontus de Tyard, Louise Labé, Maurice Scève, Ronsard)"
(article).


OTHER PUBLICATIONS

- "Meine Seele lebt in diesen Bildern" [in memory of the Swiss-American artist Hans Burkhardt]. Orientierung
17 (1994): 177f.
- "Dalla Carta dei 27 Uomini di Mesocco ad una ricca realtà toponomastica." Ricerche 1 (1983): 4-13.


OTHER NON-PHILOSOPHICAL WORK

Video-Film "Gabriel de' Gabrieli's Barockstraße" [G. de' G's Baroque road]. I am working on this film as a
producer, consultant, and co-script writer.
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