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Senior Seminars a.y. 2022-23

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, the series will be held in-class at the Piazza San Giovanni in Monte 2, 40124, Bologna.


Gary Feinman (Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago) 

Reframing Archaeological Perspectives on Political Organization

February 20, 2023 • 9:00 am - 11:00 am • Aula FUMAGALLI

February 21, 2023 • 9:00 am - 11:00 am • Aula GRANDE

Upland Archaeology Workshop 

February 23, 2023 • 10:00 am - 1:00 am, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm • Aula PRODI

Of this two-day workshop only the proceedings of the first day (23/02) will be considered valid for the Senior Seminars.

Dimitri Van Limbergen (Ghent University)

Data and methods in Roman wine archaeology: traditional interpretations and new approaches

April 20, 2023 • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm • Aula GAMBI

April 21, 2023 • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm • Aula FUMAGALLI


Carlo Beltrame (University of Venice - Ca' Foscari)

Where is Maritime Archaeology Going? New Approaches and Methods

February 03, 2023 • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm • Aula GAMBI

Annemarieke Willemsen (Rijkmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden)

Living with a River: the Dutch Emporium of Dorestad in the Early Middle Ages

March 20, 2023 • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm • Aula GAMBI

Katharina Becker (University College Cork)

The Irish Iron Age. Lessons learnt from fifteen years of working with data from infrastructural schemes

April 18, 2023 • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm • Aula GAMBI

Pascal Butterlin (Université Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Last researches in Tell Hariri Mari: between the East and the West of the ancient Near East

May 11, 2023 • 10:00 am - 12:00 am • Aula GUALANDI


Arianna Zapelloni Pavia (Charles University, Prague)

Becoming cives Romani. Continuity and change in ancient Umbrian sanctuaries after the Social War

May 16, 2023  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm • Aula GAMBI


Students are either expected to attend eight (8) seminars or six (6) seminars and one (1) short course over the course of two years. 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 or and register on AlmaEsami one week before the exam date. Students do not need to be present at the exam.