Giorgia Nicosia is a PhD student at the History Department at Ghent University, under cotutelle with the École pratique des hautes études (EPHE, Paris). She studied Classics at Siena and Padua Universities, where she earned respectively her B.A. (2017) and M.A. degrees (2019). During her M.A., she trained in Syriac studies and History of Christianity, and focused her interest mainly on the translating strategies of Greek texts into Syriac. Accordingly, her M.A. thesis addressed a group of Greek prophecies about Christ translated into Syriac, known as Prophecies of the pagan philosophers in abbreviated form.
Currently, she is part of the Ugent project 'This Story may provide Proof. History and Authority in Syriac Excerpt Collection and beyond' (Prof. Peter Van Nuffelen, Dr. Andy Hilkens, Dr. Marianna Mazzola). Her research addresses Syriac historiographical excerpt collections coming from miaphysite milieus, with a manifold purpose: not only is she interested in the material composition of such collections and in their relationship with Greek antecedents, but she is also seeking to understand if and how these collections influenced the process underlying the formation of the miaphysite identity.