SAMI - Società degli Archeologi Medievisti Italiani

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SAMI (Società degli Archeologi Medievisti Italiani), founded in 1994 by leading figures in medieval archeology and research in general, such as Ottone d'Assia, Riccardo Francovich and Tiziano Mannoni, is currently made up of over 500 members.

It is a non-profit society, which aims to constitute a meeting and comparison point between Italian medievalist archaeologists, academic and non-academic, to study the material sources of the post-classical and pre-industrial era and to promote all initiatives aimed at the investigation and enhancement of the archaeological heritage of the Middle Ages on the national territory.

Already starting from the 70s of the last century, not surprisingly, it was the development of Medieval Archeology as an autonomous university discipline, which stimulated a strong commitment to studies on the post-ancient phases of the territory in an approach of global archeology and complexity; consequently, attention to the links existing between the modern territory and its diachronic phases in an attempt to recognize and enhance its assets and dynamics.

Based on this tradition, one of the primary objectives of SAMI is, therefore, to foster and promote knowledge of the monumental and landscape heritage in its diachrony, for the benefit and in relation to the widest possible public and through a serious strategy of cultural planning. , in the belief that heritage must take on, once and for all, that leading role that belongs to it in the country's economy.

SAMI, Società degli Archeologi Medievisti Italiani, c / o All’Insegna del Giglio s.a.s., via Arrigo Boito 50-52, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI), registered office in via della Querciola 6, 50141 Florence, cod. fisc. 9405 0560 484

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Regulations for the payment of the membership fees

  1. the amount of the annual fee is € 30,00.
  2. The registration becomes effective after the payment of the first annual fee which covers the year of registration independently
    from the date on which the registration takes place.
  3. The annual fee must be paid within the year to which it refers. Pouring out € 60 it covers the current year and the following two years.
    After this deadline, the quota for the year becomes overdue. A 5-year backlog results in cancellation for arrears.
  4. Coverage of back payments. Procedures applicable from 20.6.2013:
    Member in arrears of 1 year covers 3 years by paying € 70;
    Member in arrears of 2 years covers 3 years by paying € 75;
    Member in arrears of 3 years covers 4 years by paying € 100;
    Member in arrears of 4 years covers 5 years by paying € 125;
    Member in arrears of 5 years covers 6 years by paying € 150.
  5. To pay membership fees, go to this page:, payment can be made:
    - by bank transfer, made out to SAMI, BancoPosta - Poste Italiane Spa, Florence 30 - Via R. Giuliani 148 / r - 50141 FIRENZE, IBAN IT 53 P 07601 02800 000019201508;
    – by credit card (via PayPal);
    – with PayPal.

The newsletters (since 2018)

download: Newsletter 1, 2018-2019 – autumn-winter

download: Newsletter 2, 2019 – spring

download: Newsletter 3, 2019-summer

download: Newsletter 4, 2019 – autumn

download: Newsletter 5, 2020 – spring

download: Newsletter 6, 2021 – winter

download: Newsletter 7, 2021 – summer

download: Newsletter 8, 2022-1

download: Newsletter 9, 2023 – August
Newsletter 10, 2023 - 2, cover
download: Newsletter 10, 2023 – 2

Publication edited in collaboration

Congresso Nazionale di Archeologia Medievale

Contributi di Archeologia Medievale. Ottone d'Assia and Riccardo Francovich Award

Metodi e temi dell’Archeologia Medievale