Assoz. Prof. Dott. ric. Nicla De Zorzi, BA MA
Nicla De Zorzi
Sommersemester 2024
140227 SE Philologisches Seminar - Babylonische Gebete und Weiseheitstexte
Wintersemester 2023
140226 SE Mesopotamische Literatur: Lektüre - Introduction to divination in early cultures: the case of Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient China
Sommersemester 2023
De Zorzi, N. (Angenommen/Im Druck). Ominous Animals: The Construction of Human-Animal Relationship in Babylonian Divination. in Der altorientalische Mensch in seiner Umwelt

De Zorzi, N. (2022). Raving Dogs and Promiscuous Pigs: Rethinking the Representation of Animals in Mesopotamian Animal Omens. in Zoon magikon: Animal et magie dans l’Antiquité et au Moyen Âge (S. 85-115). Institut de recherche et d'histoire des textes. Bibliothèque d’Histoire des Textes

De Zorzi, N. (2019). Rude Remarks not Fit to Smell: Negative Value Judgements Relating to Sensory Perceptions in Ancient Mesopotamia. in A. Schellenberg, & T. Krüger (Hrsg.), Sounding Profiles in the Ancient Near East (Band 25, S. 217-252). Society of Biblical Literature.

De Zorzi, N. (2019). L’eroe e l’effeminato: osservazioni sul corpo ideale, il corpo normale e il corpo disabile nell’antica Mesopotamia. in S. Crippa (Hrsg.), Corpi e saperi: riflessioni sulla trasmissione della conoscenza (S. 25-52). Pendragon.

De Zorzi, N., Coró, P., Devecchi, E., & Maiocchi, M. (Hrsg.) (2016). Libiamo ne' lieti calici: Ancient Near Eastern Studies Presented to Lucio Milano on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday by Pupils, Colleagues and Friends. Ugarit-Verlag. Alter Orient und Altes Testament Band 436

Nicla De Zorzi


  • Institut für Orientalistik


Altorientalistik, insbesondere babylonische Literatur, Religions- und Mentalitätengeschichte


Apr 2009 - Feb 2012 Universitätsassistentin, Institut für Orientalistik der Universität Wien

Jan 2014 - Sep 2018 Universitätsassistentin, Institut für Orientalistik der Universität Wien

Okt 2018 - Nov 2020 Assistenzprofessorin, Institut für Orientalistik der Universität Wien

Dez 2020 - Assoz. Prof., Institut für Orientalistik 

Preise und Auszeichnungen

2007–2010     Full PhD scholarship gained through a competitive examination process (36 months), Doctoral School in Humanities, section of Ancient History and Archeology (XXIII), Ca’ Foscari University, Venice 

2012–2015       Marie Curie Fellowship (24 months), M4HUMAN “Mobility for experienced researchers in historical humanities including Islamic studies,” MC-COFUND, Gerda Henkel Foundation and European Commission (FP7), Destination: Institute of Assyriology and Hittitology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich. Project’s title: “Mesopotamian Lung Omens: the Chapter šumma hašû of the Extispicy Series bārûtu” 

2012              Research award granted by Ca’ Foscari University Venice 

2017              FWF Stand Alone Grant for the project “Bestiarium Mesopotamicum: Animal Omens in Ancient Mesopotamia” (370,826.75 EUR)

2018              ERC Starting Grant for the project “Repetition, parallelism and creativity: an inquiry into the construction of meaning in Ancient Mesopotamian literature and erudition” (REPAC; SH6) (1,494,198 EUR)

2018              Italian National Scientific Habilitation for the role of Associate Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies (10/N1) granted by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (D.D. 1532/2016; 22.08.2018 to 22.08.2024).

2019              Member of the Young Academy of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)

The bird omens from Šumma ālu: Reconstruction and interpretation

Nicla De Zorzi (Vortragende*r)

14 Okt. 202215 Okt. 2022

Aktivität: VorträgeVortragScience to Science

Thinking with Animals in Mesopotamian Divination

Nicla De Zorzi (Vortragende*r)

17 Juni 2022

Aktivität: VorträgeVortragScience to Science

Ricostruire i segni divini: l'arte dell'aruspicina in Babilonia e Assiria nel primo millennio a.C.

Nicla De Zorzi (Vortragende*r)

29 Apr. 2022

Aktivität: VorträgeVortragScience to Science