|The PhD School in ARCHAEOLOGY, with its articulation into 6 curricula relating to the different chronological or thematic fields of the discipline, represents the highest and most comprehensive level of post-graduate training and is the only doctorate totally dedicated to Archaeology in the national university system. There are different aims depending on different curricula.
The curriculum aims to prepare young scholars interested in artistic and architectural heritage, productions and material culture, settlement contexts and landscape history in the areas in which Greek, Hellenistic and Roman cultures developed between the Iron Age and Late Antiquity. Particular attention is paid to research methods and a critical approach.
ARCHAEOLOGY AND POST-CLASSICAL ANTIQUITIES
The PhD course in Archaeology and Post-Classical Antiquities is intended to train specialist researchers in the disciplinary sectors of Late Antique, Christian and Medieval Archaeology. Main training goal is to prepare doctoral students to the application of archaeological methods to historical events, social phenomena, urban and territorial dynamics and material productions between the third and fifteenth centuries AD.
Curriculum Orientale pursues an in-depth specialist knowledge of the pre-classical cultures of the Near East and the Mediterranean, from the formation of the urban civilization to the advent of Hellenism through the diachronic and comparative study of archaeological evidence. That is the scope of the disciplines Archaeology and History of Art of the Ancient Near East and Phoenician Punic Archaeology.
The course aims to provide PhD candidates with methodological and theoretical research skills related to pre- and protohistoric contexts. This will be done by tutoring them in carrying out an original study related to one of the topics of the discipline, as human evolution, origin of herding and agriculture, origin of inequality or urbanization.
The curriculum focuses on studies in the field of Etruscology and archaeology of pre-Roman Italy between the 10th and 2nd-1st centuries BC. From the perspective of the discipline, as conceived by its 'founder' M. Pallottino, the approach to research is all-embracing, from material culture to the history of politics and institutions, from epigraphy to topographical and urban studies and craft production.
The curriculum aims the analysis of monumental, urban and territorial contexts through the integration of traditional and high-tech methodologies. In this area of insight, the basic tools of the historical and documentary sources, territorial survey, monument analysis, geo-morphological study are constantly updated considering the digital transition.