PRAEDIA. Pompeian Residential Architecture: Environmental, Digital, Interdisciplinary Archive

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Location: Pompei, IT

Season: July 1, 2019 to July 19, 2019

Application Deadline: March 31, 2019

Deadline Type: Exact date


Program Type:
Field school

RPA Certified:

University of Pisa

Project Director:
The project is a cooperation between the Parco Archeologico Pompei, the Scuola Normale Superiore and the University of Pisa. The field school is coordinated by Dr. Anna Anguissola

Project Description:

PRAEDIA is a cooperative project that aims to shed light on the building history of Pompeii’s Regio II by focusing on the houses, shops, and workshops aligned along Via dell’Abbondanza and Via di Nocera. PRAEDIA is a cooperation between the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, the school of history and archaeology at the University of Pisa, the SMART Laboratory for Theoretical and Computational Chemistry of the Scuola Normale at Pisa, and the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology. Our work started in 2017 with three main goals. On a first level, we intend to gather detailed insight into the buildings in this region, including – but not limited to – the largest complex in the area, the so-called Praedia of Iulia Felix. This will hopefully lead to a more nuanced understanding of the building history in this area of the site, which was located in the liveliest commercial district only a short distance from the city gate and the main entertainment facility, the amphitheater. Finally, we plan on developing more sophisticated and more flexible instruments for the collection and display of visual, quantitative, discursive, and archival data.

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2019.

Period(s) of Occupation: Classical antiquity / Roman civilization / 1st century BCE - 1st century CE

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: entire period

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: PRAEDIA accepts applications from students enrolled in a college-level degree course in Archaeology, Classics, History, Anthropology, Architecture. Required: general knowledge of the main facts and events in Roman history; general knowledge of the geography of the ancient and modern Mediterranean region.

Room and Board Arrangements:
The organization provides accommodation in serviced apartments (double or triple room), equipped with a kitchen Cost:

Academic Credit:
6 ECTS credits offered by University of Pisa. Tuition is 1.800 Euro (fees 1.000 Euro, serviced accommodation 800 Euro).

Contact Information:

Anna Anguissola

via dei Mille 19


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