VIII Congresso Nazionale di Archeologia Medievale - Matera, 12-15 settembre 2018 SAMI - Atti dei Congressi Nazionali Premio Ottone d'Assia e Riccardo Francovich

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Vasco La Salvia

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PRESENT POSITION

Lecturer in Archaeology, Dipartimento di Studi Calssici-Corso di Laurea in Operatore dei Beni Culturali-

Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia-Università degli Studi di Chieti (Italy).

EDUCATION

March 2006: Ph.D. in Medieval Studies (Magna cum laude).

Thesis title: “Ironmaking in the Migration Period: The Case of the Lombards.” Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. Thesis supervisor Prof. J. Laszlovszky, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, and external readers R. Francovich (Chair of Medieval Archaeology, Università di Siena), A. Augenti (Chair of Medieval Archaeology, Università di Ravenna), N. Christie (School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester), J. Gömöri (Director, Museum of Sopron, Hungary).

June 1996: Master of Arts in Medieval Studies (with distinction).

Dissertation title: “Archaeometallurgy of Lombard Swords.” Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University (Budapest, Hungary). Dissertation supervisor Prof. J. Laszlovszky (Central European University) and external readers Prof. I. Bóna (Eotvos Lorand Tudomanyegyetem – State University of Budapest, Hungary) and Dr. W. Pohl (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna).

December 1992: Bachelor of Arts in History of Science and Technology (Summa cum laude).

Dissertation title: “Cultura materiale e tradizione tecnica: il caso dell’Italia Longobarda” [Material Culture and technical traditions: the Case of Lombard Italy] Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Università di Roma La Sapienza. Dissertation supervisor Prof. G. Stabile (Chair of History of Science) and external reader Prof. A.M. Cirese (Chair of Cultural Anthropology).

 

SCHOLARSHIPS and SUMMER SCHOOLS

1 October 1998-1 February 1999: Four months scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy for scholarly research in Hungary.

3-9 April 1997: Scholarship from the Centro Italiano di Studi sull’Alto Medioevo di Spoleto (CISAM) to attend the XLV International Conference: “Morfologie sociali e culturali fra Tarda Antichità e Alto Medioevo” [Social and Cultural Morphologies between Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages].

18-23 November 1996: Participated in Summer School of Archaeology, V Seminar in Archaeometallurgy, jointly organized by the Department of Archaeology and History of Art of the University of Siena (Italy), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), and the Mining Archaeological Park of S. Silvestro (Tuscany, Italy), held by Prof. H.G. Bachmann (Institute of Archaeology, University College, London).

1 November 1995 - 1 February 1996: Three months scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy for scholarly research in Hungary.

16-21 October 1995: Participated in Summer School of Archaeology, IV Seminar in Archaeometallurgy, organized by the Department of Archaeology and History of Art of the University of Siena, held by Prof. H.G. Bachmann (Institute of Archaeology, University College London).

CONFERECE PAPERS AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

25–30 January 2011: paper presented “Confrontation, integration, cooperation between Germans and nomadic peoples in the Carpathian between Late Antiquity and the Migration Period,” at the Fourth International Conference on the Medieval Historyof the Eurasian Steppe, jointly organized by the Office of the Cultural attache of the Hungarian Embassy in Egypt, Cairo (Abdin, 13, Gawad Hosni St.) and the University of Szeged, (Szeged, Egyetem St. 2).

17-18 2010 June: paper presented “Nuovi oggetti con/per nuovi popoli. Migrazioni, trasferimento di tecnologia e integrazione culturale nell’area merovingia orientale  fra V e VIII secolo. L’archeologia della produzione oltre il modello etnogenetico” [New Objects with/for New Peoples. Migrations, Technological Transfer and Cultural Integration in the Eastern Merovingian Area between the 5th and 8th centuries. Archaeology of Production beyond the Model of Ethnogenesis]. International Conference Archeologia e storia delle migrazioni: Europa, Italia, Mediterraneo fra tarda età romana e alto medioevo, held in Cimitile (Italy) and organized by the University of Napoli II.

7-9 June 2010: paper presented “La trasformazione degli elementi tra antichità e modernità” [The Transformation of the Elements between Antiquity and the Modern Age]. Scuola Estiva di Alta Formazione in Filosofia ed Etologia Umana, Culture Animali e Dimensione Ecologica, jointly organized by Dipartimento di Filologia e Storia dell'Università di Cassino (Italy) and the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici (Napoli, Italy), Centro Interuniversitario, Associazione “sotto le ali del corvo”, res viva.

25-27 March 2010: paper presented “Tradizioni tecniche, strutture economiche ed identità etniche e sociali fra Barbaricum e Mediterraneo nel Periodo delle Grandi Migrazioni” [Technical Traditions, Economic Structures and Ethnical and Social Identities between the Barbaricum and the Mediterranean in the Migration Period].  International Seminar on Indicatori, Strumenti e Interpretazioni Archeologiche per una Storia dell’Alto Medioevo, held at Palazzo del Bo and organized by the University of Padua.

11-12 March 2010: paper presented “Le Shirak médiéval: quelles opportunités pour la recherche ?” [The Medieval Shirak: What Opportunities for Research?]. International Conference Archéologie et patrimoine culturel en Arménie organized by the GRHis of the Univeristy of Rouen (France).

4-8-May 2009: Paper presented “Processi produttivi e indicatori di produzione” [Productive Processes and Production Indicators]. International Workshop Metodologie scientifiche innovative nello studio archeologico ed ambientale della Toscana meridionale held in Siena and Massa Marittima (Sala dell’Abondanza) jointly organized by the Dipartimento di Archeologia e Storia delle Arti of the University of Siena and the Scuola Superiore Santa Chiara per il Dottorato di Ricerca e il post-Lurea of the University of Siena.

5-8 March 2009: Paper presented “Early Medieval Italian Monastic Possession in Mining Districts” at International Workshop on Monastic Landscapes: Physical and Spiritual, held at the Central European University, Budapest (Hungary).

16-20 February 2009: Poster presented “The analyses of iron objects from the necropolises of Kajdacs-Homokbánya and Tamási-Csikólegelö and the question of the Webeschwert, weaving sword,” at the World of Iron Conference 2009, held at Natural History Museum, London (UK).

10-12 September 2008: Paper presented “La missione dell’Universita’ di Cheiti a Bjni. Rapporto preliminare” [The Mission of the University of Chieti at Bjni. A Preliminary Report]. The 11e Conférence Générale de l'Association Internationale des Etudes Arméniennes, Paris, Sorbonne, 46 rue Saint-Jacques - Collège de France, Place Marcellin-Berthelot – Paris 5ème.

16-26 July 2007: Faculty member at the Summer University Course The Birth of Medieval Europe: Interactions of Power Zones and their Cultures in Late Antique and Early Medieval Italy, organized by the Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University (Budapest, Hungary).

7 March 2007: Discussant at the workshop “La lamina di Agilulfo: nuove ricerche” [The Lamina of Agilulfo: New Researches]. The III Seminario Interdisciplinare di Storia ed Archeologia dell’Alto Medioevo organized by Centro Interuniversitario di Storia ed Archeologia dell’Alto Medioevo (Universities of Siena, Padua and Venice).

24-26 February 2005: Paper presented “Non-ferrous metallurgy at the medieval site of Castel Manfrino: A Preliminary report” at the Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology 2005, held at University of Chieti (Italy).

24 September 2005: Lectured on “Alla guerra con i Longobardi: la produzione di spade lunghe a doppio taglio di età longobarda” [To War with the Lombards: The Production of Long Double-Edged Lombard Swords] at the Civico Museo Archeologico of Bergamo (Lombardy, Italy).

6-9 December 2004: Paper presented “Organizzazione della produzione nelle botteghe dei fonditori di grandi bronzi tra Tardo Medioevo e prima età moderna” [Organisation of production between the late medieval and early modern periods in bronze casting workshops] at I Congresso Internazionale Dal fuoco all’aria. Tecniche, significati e prassi nell’uso delle campane dal Medioevo all’Età Moderna,” Agnone (Province of Isernia, Molise- Italy).

10-14 June 2003: Paper presented “Aspects of Early Medieval Italian Economy: Trades and Craftsmanship in Lombard and Byzantine Italy,” at the 3rd European Congress of Medieval Studies (F.I.D.E.M.), Jyväskylä, Finland.

28-31 May 2003: Paper presented “The Mediterranean and the Carpathian Basin Between the Late 6th and the First Half of the 7th Century AD: The Case of the Stirrup,” at the International Conference Central Europe & the Mediterranean, 6th Annual International Congress of the Mediterranean Studies Association, held at the Central European University, Budapest.

11-14 September 2000: Paper in collaboration with Prof. L. Mihok from the Faculty of Metallurgy, Politechnical Institute, Košice (Slovakia), “Medieval Iron Metallurgy in the Town of Cencelle, Italy,” at the International Conference “Archaeometallurgy in Central Europe, 2000.” Košice, Slovakia. Member of the International Organising Committee.

21-23 October 1999: Paper “Use of Five Senses and Technical Evaluation: Metallurgists Between Tradition and Innovation in Pre-industrial Europe,” at the International Conference Art du feu et productions artisanales,” Antibes (France).

16-20 September 1999: Paper delivered in collaboration with Prof. L. Mihok from the Faculty of Metallurgy, Politechnical Institute, Košice (Slovakia), “The Smithy Workshop of the Medieval Site of Leopoli-Cencelle (Viterbo, Italy),” at the International Conference Prehistoric and Medieval Direct Iron Smelting in Scandinavia and Europe,” Sandbjerg (Denmark), organised by the University of Århus, Denmark.

26-30 September 1998: Paper presented “Archaeometallurgy as a Source for the History of Changes and Developments within Medieval Daily Life,” at the International Round Table Discussion History of Medieval Daily Life and the Sciences,” organised by the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institut für Realienkunde des Mittelalters and frühen Neuzeit of Krems (Austria).

13 January 1998: Commissioned by the Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana to write the entries on Giovanni Duke of Naples; Giovanni il Buono Bishop of Milan; Giovanni Afflacio, physician; Godepert King of the Lombards, to be published in Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani.

19-25 September 1997: Paper delivered “A survey of the Archaeometallurgical Evidence of the Lombards. Problems and Suggestions,” at the International Conference Early Iron-working in Europe,” held at Research Centre of the Snowdonia National Park (Wales, Great Britain).

9-11 September 1997: Papers presented in collaboration with professor L. Mihok et alii from the Faculty of Metallurgy, Politechnical Institute of Košice (Slovakia), “Metallographic Analyses of Lombard Swords” and “Archaeometallurgical Research of Iron Object Production in the Medieval Town of Leopoli-Cencelle” at the International Conference “Archaeometallurgy in Central Europe,” Herlany (Slovakia).

20-26 July 1997: Paper delivered “De la Pirotechnia of Biringuccio. A Key to the Craftsmen Production. Technical Questions and Aspects of Organisation of Production,” at the 20th International Congress of History of Science, Liege (Belgium).

30 May-1 June 1997: Paper presented “Notes on Early Medieval Ironmaking in Italy,” at the International Conference Traditions and Innovations in the Early Medieval Iron Production,” Sopron (Hungary).

20 May-20 June 1997: Commissioned by the Mission Archèologique Française en Italie du sud, directed by Prof. M. Bats, to conduct analysis and research on iron slags from the Greek-Italian archaeological site of Laos (Campania, Italy).

6 February 1997: Lectured on “Organizzazione delle produzione nelle botteghe dei fonditori del ‘500,” [Organization of production in 16th century bronze smelting workshops] within the Seminar at the Chair of History of Science, University of Rome La Sapienza.

11-12 October 1996: Paper on “Archeologia delle attività produttive, storia del lavoro e storia della scienza: verso un cammino interdisciplinare” [Archaeology of production, history of work and history of science: towards an inter-disciplinary approach] at the International Conference of The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage (TICCIH) L'Archeologia Industriale e la nuova cultura del riuso,” Rome, Italy.

September-October 1996: collaborated as expert for history of metallurgy on archaeological excavations directed by Prof. Letizia Ermini Pani, Chair of Medieval Archaeology, University of Rome La Sapienza, at the medieval site of Cencelle (Italy).

15-18 August 1996: Paper presented “Two Attempts at Reviving Italian Metallurgy Between the 18th and the 19th Centuries: The Work of C.A. Lippi and G.B. Brocchi,” at the International Conference Russia and Western Europe: Interaction of Industrial Cultures. 1700-1950,” Nizhny Tagil (Central Ural Oblast, Russia).

6 June 1995: Lectured on “Geologia e ricerca mineraria in Italia fra Settecento e Ottocento” [Geology and Mining in Italy during 18th and 19th centuries] within the Seminar at the Chair of History of Science, University of Rome La Sapienza.

8-13 May 1995: Paper presented “Gap or Continuity? Mining in Early Medieval Italy,” at the International Conference The Importance of Ironmaking,” Norberg (Sweden).

 

LIST OF PUBBLICATIONS

  1. Books
  1. 2007: Iron Making during the Migration Period. The Case of the Lombards, Oxford: Archaeopress (BAR, I.S., 1715).
  2. 1998: Archaeometallurgy of Lombard Swords. From Artifacts to a History of Craftsmanship, Florence: All’Insegna del Giglio.

     Articles in Journals/contributions to book

  1. 2011: “Tradizioni tecniche, strutture economiche e identità etniche e sociali fra Barbaricum e Mediterraneo nel Periodo delle Grandi Migrazioni” [Technical traditions, economic structures, and ethnic identities], PCA. Postclassical Archaelogies 1, 67-94.
  2. 2010: “Note sulle tecniche di Produzione del Damasco europeo” [Notes about the European pattern welding production], in E. Albericci, F. Gallizzi, L. Pizzi eds., Damascus. Tecniche di Forgiature, Lecce: Rizzo Editore, 16-23.
  3. 2009: review of Neil Christie, From Constantine to Charlemagne: An Archaeology of Italy, AD 300-800, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006 in Temporis Signa 4, 315-6.
  4. 2009: review of Elisabetta Neri, De Campanis Fundendis. La produzione di campane nel Medioevo tra fonti scritte ed evidenze archeologiche, Milan: Vita e Pensiero, 2006, in European Review of History 16.2 (April): 262-4.
  5. 2009: review of Neil Christie, From Constantine to Charlemagne: An Archaeology of Italy, AD 300-800, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006 in European Review of History 16.2 (April): 256-58.
  6. 2008: “Analisi metallografiche di una ‘spada da tessitura’ e di altri oggetti in ferro provenienti dalle necropoli di epoca longobarda di Kajdacs-Homokbánya e Tamási-Csikólegelö (Ungheria),” [Metallographic analysis of a ‘weaving sword’ and other iron objects from Lombard-period necropolises of Kajdacs-Homokbánya and Tamási-Csikólegelö (Hungary)], Temporis Signa 3, 183-97.
  7. 2007: “La diffusione della staffa nell’area merovingia orientale alla luce delle fonti archeologiche,” [The diffusion of the stirrup in the Eastern Merovingian area in light of archaeological sources], Temporis Signa 2, 155-171.
  8. 2007: review of R Bork ed., De Re Metallica. The Uses of Metal in the Middle Ages, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005, in Temporis Signa 2, 374.
  9. 2007: review of E. Giannichedda, Uomini e Cose [People and things], Bari: Edipuglia, 2006, in Temporis Signa 2, 374-377.
  10. 2005: “Appendice. La ricerca sul campo: i principali indicatori del ciclo di produzione metallurgica,” [Appendix. Field research: Main indicators of Metallurgical Production Cycles] in F. Zagari. Il metallo nel Medioevo. Tecniche, strutture, manufatti [Metals in the middle ages. Technology, structures, manufactured good], Rome: Palombi, 92-4.
  11. 2001: “Note sugli strumenti di lavoro della collezione Torlonia” [Notes on working tools from the Torlonia collection], in A. Campanelli ed., Il tesoro del Lago. L’Archeologia del Fucino e la collezione Torlonia [The treasure of the lake: Archaeology of the Fucino and the Torlonia collection], Pescara: Carsa Edizioni, 73-6.
  12. 2001: “Godeperto re dei Longobardi” [Godeperto, King of Lombards] in the Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani 57, 507-8.
  13. 2000: “Produzione e lavorazione del ferro presso il sito medievale di Leopoli-Cencelle. Note per la storia mineraria dell’Etruria meridionale prima della scoperta dell’allume” [Iron production and manufacturing at the medieval site of Leopoli-Cencelle. Notes on the history of metallurgy in southern Etruria before the discovery of allumen]. in F. Fedeli Bernardini ed., Metalli, Miniere e Risorse Ambientali: Il territorio dei Monti della Tolfa tra medioevo ed età contemporanea [Metals, mines and natural resources: the territory of the Tolfa mountains between the middle ages and the modern age]. Rome: Provincia di Roma, 83-90.
  14. 2000: “Archeometallurgia” [Archaeometallurgy] in R. Francovich and D. Manacorda eds., Dizionario di Archeologia [Dictonary of Archaeology]. Rome-Bari: Laterza, pp. 18-24.
  15. 2000: “Industriale, archeologia” [Industrial archaeology], in R. Francovich and D. Manacorda eds., Dizionario di Archeologia [Dictionary of Archaeology]. Rome-Bari: Laterza pp. 172-176.
  16. 2000: “Giovanni duca di Napoli,” in the Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani 55, 512-14.
  17. 2000: “Giovanni Afflacio medico,” in the Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani 55, 639-641.
  18. 1998: “L’artigianato metallurgico dei Longobardi alla luce delle fonti archeologiche con particolare riferimento alla lavorazione del ferro. Suggerimenti e problemi” [The metal craftsmanship among Lombards in light of archaeological evidence with a particural emphasys on iron production. Suggestions and Problems]. Archeologia medievale 25, 7-26.
  19. 1998: Latinitas et Barbaritas: un conflitto ideale, il controllo del confine imperiale” [Latinitas et Barbaritas: an ideal conflict and the control of the imperial borders], in F. Pompeo ed., Altri Orizzonti, Rome: Il mondo 3 Edizioni, 181- 192.
  20. 1997: “La fabbricazione delle spade delle Grandi Invasioni. Contributo alla riflessione sulla storia del processo diretto nella lavorazione del ferro” [Production of swords during the Migration Period. A contribution to the study of the direct process in iron production]. Quaderni Medievali 44, 30-55.
  1. Published contributions to Academic Conferences
  1. 2011: “Nuovi oggetti con/per nuovi popoli. Migrazioni, trasferimento di tecnologia e integrazione culturale nell’area merovingia orientale fra V e VIII secolo. L’Archeologia della Produzione oltre il modello etnogenetico” [New Objects with/for New Peoples. Migrations, Technological Transfer and Cultural Integration in the Eastern Merovingian Area between the 5th and 8th centuries. Archaeology of Production beyond the Model of Ethnogenesis], in M. Rotili e C. Ebanista eds., Archeologia e Storia delle Migrazioni. Europa, Italia, Mediterraneo fra tarda età romana ed alto medioevo. Atti del Convegno Internazionale di Studi, Cimitile-Santa Maria Capua Vetere 17-18 Giugno 2010, Cimitile (Na): Tavolario Edizioni, 229-51. 
  2. 2009: “Cultura Materiale e Materialismo Culturale. Ancora intorno al trasferimento di tecnologia, ai gruppi etnici e all’analisi dei contesti archeologici altomedievali” [Material culture and cultural materialism. Once more about the transfer of technology, ethnic groups and the analysis of early medieval archaeological contexts] in G. Volpe and P. Favia eds., Atti del V Congresso Nazionale di Archeologia Medievale. Foggia-Manfredonia, 30 settembre-3 ottobre 2009, Florence: All’Insegna del Giglio, 31-35.
  3. 2008: “Archeometria e Metodologie della Ricerca Archeologica. Dall’analisi settoriale alla ricerca interdisciplinare” [Archaeometry and the methods of archaeological research. From a specialised analysis to an interdisciplinary approach], in SOMA 2005 Proceedings of the IX Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology, Chieti (Italy), 24-26 February 2005, O. Menozzi, M.L. Di Marzio and D. Fossataro eds., Oxford: Archaeopress (BAR I.S., 1739), 35-38.
  4. 2007: “Organizzazione della produzione nelle botteghe dei fonditori di grandi bronzi tra Tardo Medioevo e prima età moderna” [Organization of the production process in large bronze casting workshops between the Late Middle Ages and the Early Modern peridod],  in F. Redi and G. Petrella eds., Dal Fuoco all’aria. Tecniche, significati e prassi nell’uso delle campane dal Medioevo all’Età Moderna, Pisa: Pacini Editore, 111-123.
  5. 2006: “Aspetti dell’economia dell’Italia Alto Medievale. Artigianato e commercio fra Longobardi e Bizantini” [Aspects of economy in early medieval Italy. Craftsmanship and commerce between Lombards and Byzantines], in O. Merisalo and P. Pahta eds., Frontiers in the Middle Ages, Louvain-la-neuve: Brepols, 2006, 348-372.
  6. 2003: with F. Zagari, “Cultura materiale e tradizione tecnica: la metallurgia del ferro dei Longobardi in Italia” [Material culture and technical traditions: Lombard iron metallurgy in Italy], in Atti del XVI Congresso Internazionale di Studi sull’Alto Medioevo sul tema “I Longobardi dei ducati di Spoleto e di Benevento,” Spoleto: CISAM, 945-1008.
  7. 2003: with L. Mihok “The smithy workshop of the Medieval site of Leopoli-Cencelle (Viterbo),” L.Ch. Norbach ed., Prehistoric and Medieval direct ironsmelting in Scandinavia and Europe, Århus: University Press, 125-128.
  8. 2001: with F. Zagari, “Aspetti della produzione metallurgica longobarda. Note sulla tomba del fabbro di Grupignano e sullo sviluppo dell’attrezzatura agricola” [Features of Lombard metal production. Notes on the grave of the blacksmith from Grupignano and the development of agricultural tools], in Atti del XIV Congresso Internazionale di Studi sull’Alto Medioevo sul tema “Paolo Diacono e il Friuli alto medievale (Secc. VI-X),” Spoleto: CISAM, 863-886.
  9. 2000: with Prof. L. Mihok “Medieval Iron Metallurgy in town Cencelle, Italy,” in Acta Metallurgica Slovaca (special issue): 155-174.
  10. 2000: “Use of Five Senses and Technical Evaluation: Metallurgists Between Tradition and Innovation in Pre-industrial Europe,” in P. Pétrequin, P. Fluzin, J. Thiriot and P. Benoit eds., Arts du feu et productions artisanales. Actes des XXe. Rencontres Internationales d’archéologie et d’histoire d’Antibes, 21-23 octobre 1999, Antibes: Éditions APDCA, 165-70.
  11. 2000: De la Pirotechnia of Biringuccio. A Key to the Craftsmen Production. Technical Questions and Aspects of Organisation of Production,” in M. Lette and M. Oris eds., Technology and Engineering. Proceedings of the XX International Congress of History of Science (Liège, 20-26 July, 1997), 13-25. Vol. 7, De Diversis Artibus, Collection of Studies from the International Academy of the History of Science, ed. by E. Poulle and R. Halleux. Turnhout: Brepols.
  12. 2000: “Archaeometallurgy as a Source for the History of Changes and Developments within Medieval Daily Life,” in G. Jaritz ed., History of Medieval Life and the Sciences, Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, 105-15.
  13. 1999: with L. Mihok et alii “Metallographic Analyses of Lombard Swords” and “Archaeometallurgical Research of Iron Objects Production in the Medieval Town of Leopoli-Cencelle,” Východoslovenský Pravek (special issue): 180-86 and 192-212.
  14. 1999: “Notes on Early Medieval Ironmaking in Italy,” in J. Gomori ed., Traditions and Innovations in the early Medieval Iron Production, Sopron/Somogyfajsz: Dunaferr-Somogy archaeometallurgical Foundation/ Soproni Muzeum, 83-87.
  15. 1995: “Gap or Continuity? Mining in Early Medieval Italy,” in G. Magnusson ed., The Importance of Ironmaking: Technical Innovation and Social Changes. Papers presented at the Norbgeg Conference on May 8-13, 1995, Stockholm, Jernkontorets Bergshistorika Utskott, 262-271.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching has been carried out at undergraduate and graduate level, including thesis and dissertations supervising. Since the Academic year 2006, I am a member of the Board of Professors of the Scuola di Dottorato di Ricerca in Storia e Archeologia del Medioevo, Istituzioni, Archivi, Sezione di Archeologia Medievale Riccardo Francovich.” Within this framework, I have been member of Ph.D thesis examining boards as well as of the admission committee for the specific area of Medieval Archaeology.  

2006-2007 Academic Year: Tenure track Lecturer in Archaeology, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia dell’Università Gabriele D’Annunzio di Chieti (Italy).

2000-2006 Academic Years: Adjunct Professor of Archaeometry, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia dell’Università Gabriele D’Annunzio di Chieti (Italy).

2002-04 Academic Years: Adjunct Professor of Material Culture, Facoltà di Conservazione dei Beni Culturali dell’Università della Tuscia di Viterbo (Italy).

2002-03 Academic Year: Curator of the Archaeometallurgical Laboratory, Medieval Archaeology Section. Dipartimento di Archeologia e Storia delle Arti dell’Università di Siena (Italy).

  • Collaborator in web-site development on archaeometallurgy: “Progetto Archeologia dei Paesaggi Medievali”.

1998-2000 Academic Years: Adjunct Professor of History of Science and Technology, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia dell’Università Gabriele D’Annunzio di Chieti (Italy).

ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS

May-July 2010-present: Excavations at the medieval site of S. Cristina in Caio di Buonconvento (Siena), scientific direction by Prof. Marco Valenti (Chair of Medieval Archaeology, University of Siena), managing the archaeometallurgical investigations

September-October 2008-present: Excavations at the medieval site of Miranduolo (Chiusdino, Siena), scientific direction by Prof. Marco Valenti (Chair of Medieval Archaeology, University of Siena), managing the archaeometallurgical investigations.

1-12 July 2009: Excavations at the medieval site of S.Vito (S. Salvo, Chieti), together with Prof. M.C. Somma (Chair of Medieval Archaeology, University of Chieti).

15 July-12 August 2009: Director of the Archaeological mission of the Università di Chieti to the medieval fortress of Bjni (Armenia) and of the archaeological survey mission in the Shirak region (Armenia). 

8 June -30 June 2008: Director of the Archaeological mission of the Università di Chieti to the medieval fortress of Bjni, (Armenia).

15 August-9 September 2007: Coordinator of the archaeological survey mission granted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy in Armenia (Shirak region).

June 2003-present: Excavations at the medieval castle of Castel Manfrino (county of Valle Castellana, Teramo) together with the Chair of Medieval Archaeology of the University of Chieti, scientific direction of Prof. M.C. Somma.

September-October 2003: Excavations at the medieval site of Cugnano (Monterotondo Marittimo, Grosseto), scientific direction Prof. Riccardo Francovich (Chair of Medieval Archaeology, University of Siena) and at the industrial district of the city of Populonia (Golfo di Baratti), jointly organised by Parchi Val di Cornia Spa, Università di Siena and Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Toscana.

September-October 2002: Excavations at the medieval site of S. Quirico (Piombino, Livorno), scientific direction Prof. Riccardo Francovich (Chair of Medieval Archaeology, University of Siena) and at the industrial district of the city of Populonia (Golfo di Baratti), jointly organised by Parchi Val di Cornia Spa, Università di Siena and Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Toscana.

September-October 1996 - present: Excavations at the medieval site of Cencelle (Viterbo, Italy), scientific direction Prof. Letizia Ermini Pani (Chair of Medieval Archaeology, University of Rome La Sapeinza).