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Senior Seminars

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.

Academic CoordinatorProf. Annalisa Marzano


Prof. Hasan Peker (Istanbul University)

First Indo-Europeans of Anatolia and Their Successors

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

Prof. Kathryn Gleason (Cornell University) with the participation of Dr Amina-Aïcha Malek (CNRS and editor of the volume Sourcebook for Garden Archaeology)

Exploring Gardens as Built Environments

December 6, 2023 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Aula Torresani

[note: the speakers will connect via video link from the US; students who wish to attend the talk will follow the seminar from the Aula Torresani together with the seminar convenor. Only in special circumstances and according to the university’s  guidelines about in person vs. remote attendance, will students be allowed to connect from home].

Prof. Rubina Raja (Aarhus University / UrbNet Centre)

Investigating the past as palimpsests of knowledge: the case of archaeological research at Gerasa (Jerash, Jordan)

February 20, 2024 • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm • Aula GAMBI

Prof. Giulia Recchia (La Sapienza, Rome)

A multimillennial cultic place at the center of the Mediterranean: the megalithic complex at Tas-Silg in Malta

March 5, 2024 • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm • Aula GAMBI

Upcoming confirmed speaker (exact date to be announced): 


To be announced

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 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.