Pisa, Italy

PRAEDIA. Pompeii Residential Architecture - Environmental, Digital, Interdisciplinary Archive

when 1 July 2019 - 19 July 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1800

PRAEDIA aims at providing participants with a broad overview of current strategies for the study of Roman housing, gardens and urban landscapes. Fundamental questions are: Which methods for the collection of data contribute to the scientific reconstruction of built environments? Which technologies for the visualization of data allow to retrieve the sensory dimension of urban landscapes? How can archaeological data be made accessible to the specialists of other disciplines involved in the research, conservation, and management of built heritage? Which tools are expedient to the sharing of data with a view to sustainable preservation? Pompeii provides an ideal case in point, thanks to the unparalleled availability of contextual archaeological data, as well as the centuries-long history of exploration, research, and restorations. In particular, the Summer School focuses on one specific case study: the architectural complex known as Praedia of Iulia Felix at Pompeii. Work on site includes survey of the extant structures, archival research, and possibly limited excavations in the garden area. Activities include: (1) classes on Roman art and architecture, current methods for archaeological research, the study of artefacts and archaeological materials, the history of the discipline, history of restoration, the collection, visualisation and interrogation of archaeological data in immersive virtual environments; (2) archaeological fieldwork in the Praedia of Iulia Felix; (3) guided tours of neighbouring sites and museums such as Herculaneum, Stabiae, Oplontis, Naples (National Archaeological Museum), Paestum.

Course leader

Prof. Anna Anguissola

Target group

Advanced undergraduate students, graduate students (Classics, Classical Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, Restoration and Conservation)

Course aim

PRAEDIA aims at providing participants with a broad overview of current methods for the study of Roman cities and domestic architecture. The PRAEDIA Summer School encourages participants to develop a theoretically aware approach to the collection of data and the study of archaeological materials. The Summer School intends to make the participants aware of the tools, methods, techniques required to create and share knowledge in the field of Classical Archaeology.

Fee info

EUR 1800: euro 1.000 fees + euro 800 accommodation



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