I have always been interested in the study of languages and their relationships. During my higher education, I was completely fascinated by Indian and Iranian languages. The study of languages went hand in hand with the study of Indian and Iranian cultures, and the relationships between the two areas. The focus of my research has always been Sanskrit, its scripts, usage and contextualisation. Moreover, in my studies, the cultural and historical background of literary production has always been the most interesting aspect of text analysis.
In the PhiSci Project, I work on the history of media in 19th-century Indo-Iranian philology. This new challenging research is based on my familiarity with Indo-Iranian philology, but raises many historical questions, especially related to material history, mediation with colonial power and reproduction of materials. In particular, I will engage with the history of Indian and Iranian type fonts, paper squeezes and photography in 19th-century Europe.