RESILIENCE Advisory Board

The RESILIENCE Advisory Board is a non-executive body composed of leading international experts in different fields. It is expected to offer professional advice at all levels relevant to the research infrastructure (scientific, technical, financial, etc.). We are proud to have these scholars on RESILIENCE's Advisory Board:

  Prof. Dr. Florentina Badalanova-Geller

Florentina Badalanova Geller graduated in Slavonic Philology at Sofia University and completed her PhD at Moscow State University in 1984. She was habilitated in 1993 in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and rose to the rank of Associate Professor at Sofia University before moving to the University of London in 1994 as British Council Lector.

Website IEA, Paris

  Prof. Dr. Paola Buzi

Paola Buzi is (Full) Professor of Egyptology and Coptic Studies at Sapienza University of Rome and Honorary Professor of the same disciplines at Hamburg University (2016-2023). She is president of the International Association for Coptic Studies (IACS) and PI of the ERC Advanced project “Tracking Papyrus and Parchment Paths: An Archaeological Atlas of Coptic Literature”. She combines literary, codicological and historical-religious research interests with archaeological activities. She is director of the mission active in the Meroitic site of Hujair Gubli, IV cataract, Sudan.  Among her recent publications: La letteratura egiziana antica. Opere, generi, contesti (2020) and The Coptic Codices of the Museo Egizio, Turin (2023, edited with T. Orlandi).

Website University of Rome 
Website Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia

  Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Gräb-Schmidt 

Elisabeth Gräb-Schmidt is professor of Systematic Theology with a focus on Ethics and the director of the Institute for Ethics at the University of Tübingen.

  Prof. Dr. Vasilios Makrides 

Vasilios Makrides is Professor of Religious Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Erfurt, Germany, with a research focus on Orthodox Christianity.

His research interests include the comparative religious and cultural history as well as sociology of Orthodox Christianity, the religious and cultural relations between Eastern and Western Europe, Orthodox Christianity, modernity, and science, as well as Greek Orthodox diasporic communities. He is also the editor of the book series “Erfurter Studien zur Kulturgeschichte des Orthodoxen Christentums”.

Website University of Erfurt


  Dr. Fabio Mazzolini  

Fabio Mazzolini (1961) is doctor in Mechanical Engineering (University of Trieste) with a thesis on Computational Fluid Dynamics. Employed by Elettra – Sincrotrone Trieste since 1989, he was involved in the development and implementation of Ultra High Vacuum technologies for particle accelerators, with a specific focus on the Non-Evaporable Getter coatings applications.

Website ESFRI

  Prof. Dr. Dirk van Miert 

Dirk van Miert is director of the Huygens Institute for the History and Culture of the Netherlands (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences). As a researcher he has worked on the history of biblical philology and on religious tensions within European Republic of Letters, amongst other topics broadly belonging to the early modern history of knowledge. He specializes in intellectual networks and prosopographies, with a special attention to digital perspectives.

Website Huygens Institute
Website Utrecht University

Prof. Dr. Laura Pettinaroli

Laura Pettinaroli is assistant director for early modern and modern studies at the École française de Rome. She is also the principal investigator of the Globalvat project “Rebuilding the World, Society, and Human Identity (1939-1958): The Global Perspective of the Vatican Archives” (2022-2025). As a historian, her research focuses on Vatican diplomacy, Catholic-Orthodox relations, communism, anticommunism, and atheism in the twentieth century. She has published La politique russe du Saint-Siège (1905-1939) (2015).

Website École française de Rome

  Prof. Dr. Bart Wallet 

Bart Wallet is professor of Jewish studies: early modern and modern Jewish history at the University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on Jewish urban cultures, early modern western Yiddish and Judaism in modernity. He is member of the executive committee of the European Association of Jewish Studies, editor of the European Journal of Jewish Studies and co-editor-in-chief of Studia Rosenthaliana.

Website  University of Amsterdam