Francesco Benozzo is a research fellow in Romance Philology at the University of Bologna.

He is one of the founders of the workgroup on the Paleolithic Continuity Theory

on indo-European Languages, and the founder of a new discipline

that he has proposed to call Ethnophilology.


His interests include the study of medieval texts, the linguistic field-research,

the connection between written sources and oral cultures, and the ethnolinguistic prehistory of Europe.

He is the editorial secretary of the international journal Quaderni di Semantica,

and a member of the editorial boards of different journals

(Quaderni di Filologia romanza, Rivista Italiana di Dialettologia, Quaderni Indo-Mediterranei).

He collaborates with international workgroups, such as the Instituto de Estudios Celtas (Real Academia de la Historia, Madrid, Spain),

the Asociación Galega de Onomastica (Santiago de Compostela, Galicia),

and the Centre de Recherche Bretonne et Celtique (Université de Rennes, Bretagne).


Among his recent books:

Landscape Perception in Ealry Celtic Literature (Aberustwyth, Celtic Studies Publications, 2004),

Alfred Basserman: Orme di Dante in Italia (Bologna, Forni, 2006),

La tradizione smarrita (Roma, Viella, 2007), Cartografie occitaniche (Napoli, Liguori, 2008).


An almost complete list of Benozzo’s publications can be found at the  site of the University of Bologna.

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