Curriculum Vitae

Academic Appointments

 

Since 06/2020 Research associate at the Institute of Heritage Science of the National Research Council of Italy (ISPC-CNR), Rome (more information).
Since 02/2020 Director and PI of the International and Transdisciplinary Research Project «Bisenzio (Capodimonte, VT – Italy) between the Bronze and the Archaic Age: a capital node connecting dynamic networks in South Etruria» (more information)
06/2019-05/2020 Post-Doc at the Research Training Group 1876 ‚Early Concepts of Man and Nature‘, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz.
06/2019

Guest Lecturer for the European Joint Doctorate in ARchaeological and Cultural Heritage MATerials Sciences, ED-ARCHMAT (more information)

(European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement N.º 766311).

05/2019

Visiting Scholar and Guest Lecturer for the EU Erasmus Mundus Master Degree ARCHMAT, Universities of Évora, 'La Sapienza' Rome, 'Aristotle' Thessaloniki (more information)

(European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme with Agreement number: 2018-1468/001-001 and Project number: 599247-EPP-1-2018-1-PT-EPPKA1-JMD-MOB).

01/2019-05/2019 Post-Doc at the Forschungsabteilung of the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum Mainz; working at his own project «Das Kriegergrab Artiaco 104 in Cumae (Kampanien). Griechische Kolonisierung und Transkulturalität am Ende des 8. Jh.v. Chr.» with a fellowship granted by the Gesellschaft der Freunde des RGZMs.
01/2015-12/2017 Scientific Employee (Researcher) of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and the Leibniz Forschungszentrum für Archäologie of the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum Mainz; designing, planning, coordinating, and carrying out his own project offered at the RGZM «Bisenzio. Multi-disciplinary research on a major Etruscan centre from the Late Bronze Age to the Archaic period». (more information)
11/2016-12/2016 Visiting Professor of the École normale supérieure – Paris, UMR 8546 - CNRS/ENS Archéologie et Philologie d’Orient et d’Occident ; giving lectures on «A WAY OUT OF THE EARLY IRON AGE DILEMMA. Cultural entanglement, display of power, trade and negotiation among the Mediterranean ‘Warrior’ elite during the Iron Age (c. 1000-670 BC)».
04/2016-05/2016 Visiting Scholar of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research – Cambridge; lecturing on «Bisenzio (Viterbo - Italy) between the Bronze Age and the Archaic period: The current state of knowledge of a frontier town between powerful Etruscan cities».
01/2014-12/2014 Post-Doc at the Forschungsabteilung of the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum Mainz; working at his own project «Die frühetruskische Tomba Artiàco in Cumae in Kampanien» with a short fellowship granted by the RGZM.
10/2014

Teaching qualification as Associate Professor in Archaeology

Italian Ministry of Education, University, and Research (MIUR) (validity from 08/10/2014 to 08/10/2020).

11/2012-10/2014 Research Fellow of the Forschungsabteilung of the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum Mainz; working at his own project «Mediterranean Elites Interconnections between ca. 900 and 670 B.C. Power Representation and Trade Signs in the most Prominent ‘Warrior’ Graves of the Mediterranean Region» with a Fellowship granted by the Gerda Henkel Stiftung.
04/2010-04/2012 Post-Doc at the Ur- und Frühgeschichte Institut of the University of Heidelberg; working on his own research «Human Figurines in Ritual Performances from the End of the Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age. Argolis – Euboea – Crete» with a Fellowship granted by the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung.
04/2007-12/2007 Post-Doc at the Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene (SAIA); working at his own research «Cretan Human Figurines of the Protogeometric Period» with a fellowship grated by the SAIA.

 

Education

 

05/2005 PhD in Archaeology (Etruscology), Summa cum Laude, at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” – Etruscology and Italic Archaeology («The little clay anthropomorphic figurines in ancient Italy from the Final Bronze Age to the Orientalizing Period. Analysis of formal, symbolic and cultual aspects»).
04/2005 Postgraduate Diploma in Classical Archaeology, Summa cum Laude, at the 1st Specialization School of Archaeology of the University of Rome “La Sapienza” («Early Iron Age Anthropomorphic Patterns in the Tyrrhenian area of the Italic Peninsula»).
07/1998 Magister Artium in Archaeology and Classics (Etruscology and Italic Archaeology), Summa cum Laude, at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” – Etruscology and Italic Archaeology. («The Monterozzi Necropolis: the Fibulae of the ‘Raccolte Comunali’»).