Marzia Vettorato is a current Ph.D. Candidate in Civilizations of Asia and Africa (major: East Asian Philosophies and Religions) at Sapienza University, Rome.
She is currently developing a research study about the influence of divination and astral cults in the Japanese Imperial court of the Heian era (794 – 1185). The work aims at pointing out the relationships occurred between the different religions, cults and mantic practices (especially those of Onmyōdō) which were part of the institutional system and daily life in the Imperial court, and their role in private and public issues of court members.
10/2019 – present: member of AISTUGIA (Associazione Italiana per gli Studi Giapponesi)
02/2019 – 03/2019: participant of the international project “Ise and Japan Study Program”, Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学, Ise (Japan)
2017 – present: Ph.D. Student, Civilizations of Asia and Africa, Italian Institute of Oriental Studies, Sapienza University, Rome. Major: East Asian Philosophies and Religions
2014 – 2017: Master of Arts, Oriental Languages and Civilizations (Japanese Language and Culture), Italian Institute of Oriental Studies, Sapienza University, Rome – summa cum laude. Major: East Asian Philosophies and Religions