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Senior seminar in Applied Critical Archaeology and Heritage – 2021/2022

Short courses and lectures taught by guests and visitings from all over the world

The Senior Seminars are the premier archaeology and heritage series in English language at the University of Bologna.

The range of topics is extremely diverse, covering the whole multidisciplinary spectrum of current archaeology and heritage research.

This year, most of the series will be held in-class at the Piazza San Giovanni in Monte 4, 40124, Bologna and online on Microsoft Teams Platform.


Annalisa Marzano (University of Reading) 

Harvesting the sea

February 21, 23, 24, 28 and March 02, 03, 2022  • 10:00 am -12:00 pm (Only on Microsoft Teams)

Peter Pavùk (Charlese University)

Seven lives of Homeric Troy: between myth and reality

March 22, 23, 24, 2022  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm • Aula FUMAGALLI/CAPITANI

Giulio Lucarini (Consiglio Nazionale della Ricerca)

Archaeology of Africa (title tbc

May 12, 13, 2022 • 5:00 pm-7:00 pm • Aula FUMAGALLI/CAPITANI

Esteban Mirón

Archeological Heritage and Maya People  (title tbc) 

June 08, 09, 2022 • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm • Aula FUMAGALLI/CAPITANI


Margarita Gleba (University of Padova)

Unravelling the fabric of the past: interdisciplinary approaches to archaeological textiles

April 20, 2022 • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm • Aula FUMAGALLI/CAPITANI

Robin Skeates (Durham University)

Reflections on the challenges and benefits of partnership working in public archaeology

April 26, 2022 • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm • Aula FUMAGALLI/CAPITANI

Gary Rollefson (Whitman College)

Neolithic 'Ain Ghazal, Jordan: primus inter pares

April 29, 2022  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm • Aula FUMAGALLI/CAPITANI

Alessandro Guidi (Università Roma Tre)

The emergence of the State in protohistoric Italy

May 24, 2022 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  • Aula FUMAGALLI/CAPITANI

Mark Pearce (University of Nottingham)

The Ötzi paradox

May 31, 2022 • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm • Aula FUMAGALLI/CAPITANI

Barry Molloy (University College of Dublin)

The 1200 BC crisis in the Carpathian Basin: Climate change, conflict and the collapse of the Bronze Age megaforts?

June 07, 2022 • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm • Aula FUMAGALLI/CAPITANI

Marco Milanese (University of Sassari)

Archaeology of the contemporary world (title tbc)

June 14, 2022 • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm • Aula FUMAGALLI/CAPITANI

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Students are expected to attend at least six (6) seminars. Senior Seminar is a pass/no pass class and, in order to get 6 credits (CFU), students are required to deliver a 3000 words paper cumulative paper on the seminars attended, starting from the exam session in June.

Students must email their paper to by registering on AlmaEsami one week before the exam date. Students do not need to be present at the exam.