93144 - Senior Seminar in Archaeological Practice (LM)

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • 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 series in English language at the University of Bologna.

The range of topics is extremely diverse, covering the whole multidisciplinary spectrum of current archaeology and heritage research.

The senior seminar programme will be published in the coming months, as soon as we have confirmation of topics and lecturers.


Readings and bibliography will be provided during the seminars

Teaching methods

Senior seminars could be single lectures of two hours each or short courses of four to eight hours.

Assessment methods

Students are either expected to attend eight (8) seminars or six (6) seminars and one (1) short course over the course of two years. Senior Seminar is a pass/no pass class and, in order to get 6 credits (CFU), students are required to deliver a 3000 words paper cumulative paper on the seminars attended, starting from the exam session in June.

Students must email their paper to maurizio.cattani@unibo.it [mailto:maurizio.cattani@unibo.it] or annalisa.marzano2@unibo.it [mailto:annalisa.marzano2@unibo.it] and register on AlmaEsami [https://almaesami.unibo.it/almaesami/welcome.htm] one week before the exam date. Students do not need to be present at the exam.

Teaching tools

This year, the series will be held in-class at the Piazza San Giovanni in Monte 2, 40124, Bologna.

Links to further information


Office hours

See the website of Maurizio Cattani