93144 - Senior Seminar in Archaeological Practice (LM)

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Archaeology and Cultures of the Ancient World (cod. 8855)

Learning outcomes

By the end of the workshop students will have an in-depth knowledge of the main tools in a selection of innovative archaeological topics, and know how to apply them to assigned individual activities. They will be able to address specific topics with an in-depth description of methods and data theories, achieving maturity and independence in their scientific research. They will understand the main scientific debates of recent prehistory, expounding critical points of view based on the main evidence from material culture.

Course contents

The Senior Seminars are the premier archaeology and heritage seminar series in English language at the University of Bologna, and are connected to the Master course “Applied Critical Archaeology and Heritage”.
The range of topics is extremely diverse, covering the whole multidisciplinary spectrum of current archaeology and heritage research.


Readings will be provided at each seminar.

Teaching methods

Due to the current situation, this year the series will be held on-line on the Microsoft Teams platform.
A specific link will be shared before each event on the course website:

Assessment methods

Students are expected to attend at least six (6) lectures. Senior seminar is a pass/no pass class and, in order to get 6 credits (CFU), students are required to deliver a 3000-word paper on seminars attended to maurizio.cattani@unibo.it by registering on AlmaEsami one week before the exam date, starting from the first session scheduled in June. Students do not need to be present at the exam.

Teaching tools

Teaching tools will be established according to each lecture, and teaching resources will be added on Virtuale platform.

Links to further information


Office hours

See the website of Annalisa Marzano


Quality education Reduced inequalities

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.