Pubblicato il

Archaeology and history of peasantry

poster - congress- archaeology and history of peasantry.

The conferences Archaeology and History of Peasantry are held in the Faculty of Arts of the University of the Basque Country in Vitoria-Gasteiz in the framework of the Research Project ‘Peasantry Agency and Sociopolitical Complexity in North-western Iberia in Medieval Ages’ funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.

The main aim of these workshops is to analyze peasantries as historical subjects from a wide variety of thematic, disciplinary and chronological perspectives, in its social, economic and political dimensions.

Although during the 60s and 80s the peasantry had a central role in the social history of preindustrial societies of Europe, in recent decades this role has been progressively diluted. However, the impact of the 2007-2008 crisis, the emergence of an archeology of the peasantry and the renovation of theoretical frames have meant new developments on Social History. But discipline fragmentation limits the possibility to establish cross-cultural and transversal confrontation in order to promote new theoretical developments. The conferences ‘Archaeology of Peasantry’ are trying to fill this gap, creating platforms for discussion about preindustrial peasantries in Europe.

The problems which will be studied in this workshop are related, mainly, to the theoretical approaches with which the peasantry and its social and political agency are studied: agrarian production; the territorial articulation of rural landscapes; the processes of transformation of rural settlements, the forms of inequality within peasant communities, or the articulation of local societies as a space for integration between peasant communities and other external agents. In addition, special attention will be paid to the implications and the reasons why it is important to continue studying peasant societies nowadays.

The first seminar was held in Vitoria-Gasteiz in November 2018.

These conferences are organized by the Heritage and Cultural Landscape Research Group of the University of the Basque Country.

Pubblicato il

Digital Heritage 2018

Digital Heritage 2018.

New Realities: Authenticity & Automation in the Digital Age

3rd International Congress & Expo – 26-30 October 2018, San Francisco, USA


The leading global event on digital technology for documenting, conserving and sharing heritage—from monuments & sites, to museums & collections, libraries & archives, and intangible traditions & languages.  Featuring keynotes from cultural leaders & digital pioneers, a tech expo, research demos, scientific papers, policy panels, best practice case studies, hands-on workshops, plus tours of technology and heritage labs.


Culture and technology domains from computer science to cultural preservation, archaeology to art, architecture to archiving, museums to musicology, history to humanities, computer games to computer graphics, digital surveying to social science, libraries to language, and many more.


Some 750+ leaders from across the 4 heritage domains together with industry to explore, discuss & debate the potentials and pitfalls of digital for culture.  Includes heritage and digital professionals, from educators to technologists, researchers to policy makers, executives to curators, artists to engineers, archivists to scientists, and more.


For the first time outside Europe, following the 1st Congress in Marseille in 2013 and 2nd in Granada in 2015, our 2018 event will be in the heart of the digital revolution on the waterfront at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, with special activities at the De Young Museum and aboard the historic Liberty ship SS Jeremiah O’Brien.

Pubblicato il


Locandina_Archaeology in Africa

1st Workshop on

ARCHAEOLOGY IN AFRICA. Potentials and perspectives on laboratory & fieldwork research

Sapienza University of Rome 6-7 December 2017


1st Workshop on

ARCHAEOLOGY IN AFRICA. Potenzialità e prospettive di ricerca di laboratorio e di terreno

Sapienza Università di Roma 6-7 dicembre 2017


Africa encompasses a multitude of environments and biomes that require specific scientific strategies – from desktop studies to field research to laboratory analysis – to tackle research questions that may range from the emergence of early humans to the ethnoarchaeological investigation. In several areas, turmoil, social instability and security constraints hamper or limit field activities and long-term funded programs. The recent kidnapping of our German colleagues and the tragic death of two local collaborators in Nigeria urge to rethink our agenda and challenge our view of current research practice.

This 1st Workshop on “Archaeology in Africa”, organized by Sapienza University of Rome, calls for papers typically, but not exclusively, from Italian or Italy-based researchers. The aim is to present and discuss theoretical, methodological and financial problems for Africanist researchers today. In a global perspective, the synergy between research groups is crucial. The need to intensify the national and international cooperation is also an essential step. “Archaeology in Africa” aims at collecting different perspectives, -starting from Italy, where the lack of synergy seems particularly striking. We welcome any regional viewpoint on archaeological practices in Africa today, with no chronological or thematic limitation.

Workshop organizers: Savino di Lernia and Marina Gallinaro, Sapienza University of Rome.

L’Africa vanta una moltitudine di ambienti e biomi che richiedono specifiche strategie scientifiche – dalle analisi desktop, alla ricerca sul campo alle analisi di laboratorio – capaci di affrontare problematiche diverse, dall’origine della nostra specie fino alle indagini etnoarcheologiche. In molte aree, l’instabilità sociale, problemi di sicurezza e violenza limitano o impediscono del tutto le attività di terreno o la progettazione di progetti a lungo termine. Il recente rapimento di due nostri colleghi tedeschi e la tragica morte di due loro collaboratori nigeriani ci costringono a ripensare la nostra agenda e sfidano la nostra visione delle strategie di ricerca.

Questo primo Workshop “Archaeology in Africa”, organizzato da Sapienza Università di Roma, è rivolto principalmente, ma non esclusivamente, a contributi da ricercatori italiani o con base in Italia. Il principale scopo è discutere i problemi teorici, metodologici e finanziari dei ricercatori africanisti oggi. In una prospettiva globale, la sinergia tra gruppi di ricerca è cruciale e la necessità di intensificare la cooperazione nazionale e internazionale è un passaggio essenziale. “Archaeology in Africa” intende raccogliere differenti prospettive, partendo dall’Italia, dove la mancanza di sinergia sembra particolarmente eclatante. Sono ben accetti contributi sulle ricerche archeologiche in Africa senza limiti cronologici o tematici.

Organizzatori del seminario: Savino di Lernia and Marina Gallinaro, Sapienza Università di Roma.


Visualizza / Scarica il programma in formato pdf: Programma_ArchaeoinAfrica

La pagina web del workshop: