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Giuseppe Lepore

Associate Professor

Department of History and Cultures

Academic discipline: L-ANT/07 Classical Archaeology

Director of Organisational Unit (UOS) Ravenna of Department of History and Cultures

Curriculum vitae

a) Curriculum studiorum

- Degree in Humanities at the University of Bologna

- Post-graduate degree at the School of Specialization in Archaeology at the University of Bologna

- PhD in ARCHEOLOGY (Late and Medieval Archaeology) at the University of Bologna

- Post-doctorate scholarship at the University of Bologna

- Since 2002, Researcher in Archeology and History of Greek and Roman Art (L. ANT/07) at the Faculty of Conservation of Cultural Heritage of the University of Bologna (seat of Ravenna)

- Since 2014, Associate Professor in Archeology and History of Greek and Roman Art (L. ANT/07) at the School of Letters and Cultural Heritage of the University of Bologna

b) Main research activities

Since the dissertation, his research fields are different, but always connected to the archaeological projects of the Department of Archeology of the University of Bologna. The main research fields are:

  • study of the results of the excavations of Suasa, with particular reference to the issues of the Roman wall paintings (aspects of the ancient technology, methodology of documentation and reconstruction, restoration and valorization problems, etc.); in this research field in December 1999 received funding from the University of Bologna for the promotion of innovative research ("Young Researchers Project", National funding programme 1998). The research project focuses on the methodologies of recovery and the analysis of ancient wall paintings;
  • study of the valley of the Cesano river (provinces of Pesaro and Ancona, Marche region), the territory of the Roman city of Suasa. This research aims at completing the analysis of the territory (already well known for the Roman era thanks to the researches of the Department of Archeology of the University of Bologna) during the late Roman and medieval periods in this area. This study, then, is flanked by an archaeological survey the site of the church of Madonna del Piano (formerly S. Maria in Portuno) near Corinaldo (AN), under examination since 2001;
  • analyses of the Roman and Late Roman phases of the ancient site of the so-called “Palazzo di Teoderico” at Galeata (FC);
  • study of the graveyards and of the urban development of the Acropolis of the Greek and Roman city of Phoinike (Albania);
  • study and publication of painted decoration of the Augusteum of Narona (Croatia) and of the wall paintings of the late ancient site of Bare (Croatia), in the context of an international project in collaboration with the Museum of Split. In Croatia, since 2005, started the "Burnum Project", in collaboration with the University of Zadar and the Civic Archaeological Museum of Drns, with the aim of applying to a Roman site (the Roman castrum of Burnum) the not intrusive archaeological survey methods.
  • participation (since 2001) to the joint project between the University of Bologna and  the University of Lecce for the research, analysis and documentation of the important Hellenistic and Roman site of Soknopaiounesos (Fayyum, Egypt).
  • Archaeological Project Agrigento. Insula III: study of the Insula III of the Quartiere ellenistico-romano.

c) major archaeological sites

- SUASA (AN) "domus dei Coiedii" (1988-2000)

- PILASTRI DI BONDENO (FE): Bronze age settlement

- S. AGATA BOLOGNESE (BO): medieval settlement

- CASALECCHIO DI RENO (BO): road and Etruscan-Celtic channel

- BASILICANOVA (PR): Renaissance castle moat

- GALEATA (FO): excavation in the so-called “Palazzo di Teodorico”

- BOLOGNA (building of S. Giovanni in Monte): surveys and excavations in the courtyard

- PHOINIKE (ALBANIA): excavation in the Greek and Roman city (from 2001)

- CORINALDO (S. Maria in Portuno): excavation in the early Medieval church and the surrounding areas (2001-2008)

- SOKNOPAIOUNESOS (Fayyum, Egypt): survey of the Hellenistic and Roman city

- CLASSE (RA): excavation of the Roman city walls

- BURNUM (CROATIA): excavation of the Basilica of the Roman castrum

- SENIGALLIA: project of Urban Archaeology (from 2010)

- AGRIGENTO: study and excavation of the Insula III in the "Quartiere ellenistico-romano" (from 2016)

d) exhibitions and museums

- "La città romana di Suasa", Castelleone di Suasa (Ancona), July-August 1991;

-  "L'Alma Mater e l'Antico. Scavi dell'Istituto di Archeologia di Bologna", Bologna (Galleria dell'Archiginnasio), November 1991;

- "Pesaro e l'archeologia. Scavi dell'Istituto di Archeologia dell'Università di Bologna e progetti di intervento nel territorio pesarese", Pesaro (Palazzo Ducale), October 13 - November 10, 1992;

- "I temi figurativi nella pittura parietale antica (IV sec. a.C. - IV sec. d.C.)", Bologna (Archiginnasio) 20-23 September 1995;

- "Scavi e ricerche del Dipartimento di Archeologia" (Photographical exibition, Bologna, October-November 1997);

- Collaboration to the creation of the Archaeological Museum "A. Casagrande" of Castelleone di Suasa (AN), Palazzo Della Rovere, and the Museum of the Territory of S. Lorenzo in Campo (PU) (June 2000);

- Antiquarium "S. Maria in Portuno", Chiesa della Madonna del Piano (Corinaldo, AN), and its educational pathways (July 2005).


e) meetings and conferences

- ARCEVIA (AN): V National Congress of Archeology of Arcevia (AN): "L'entroterra marchigiano nell'antichità: ricerche e scavi",  Arcevia 16-17 November 1991: presents a speech entitled The documentation of Roman wall painting in Adriatic area.

- AMSTERDAM: Fifth International Congress on Ancient Wall Painting: "Functional and spatial analysis of wall painting", Amsterdam 8-12 September 1992: presents a poster entitled Situations of discovery and methodologies of documentation and recovery of the wall paintings of the domus of Coiedii in Suasa (Ancona).

- ARCEVIA (AN): VI National Congress of Archeology of Arcevia (AN): "Attività economiche nelle Marche in epoca romana", Arcevia 7-8 November 1992: presents a speech entitled The organization of the work in the ateliers of painters in the Roman age: the new documentation of the "domus of the Coiedii"of Suasa (An).

- CHARTRES: 13° Séminaire de peintures murales antiques, Chartres 25-26 September 1993: presents an update on the ongoing studies on the wall paintings of the atruim B of the "domus dei Coiedii" of Suasa.

- ARCEVIA (AN): VII National Congress of Archeology of Arcevia (AN): "Archeologia tra Marche e Abruzzo", Arcevia 17-19 November 1994: presents a speech entitled Testimonianze di scultura "colta" di ambito marchigiano: copie e rielaborazioni da modelli classici (V e IV sec. a.C.).

- BOLOGNA: VI International Conference on Ancient wall paintings: "I temi figurativi nella pittura parietale antica (IV sec. a.C. - IV sec. d.C.)", Bologna 20-23 September 1995: presents two posters entitled New wall paintings from Suasa and a recomposed pictorial fragment from the atrium B of the domus of the Coiedii.

- VIENNA: VII Colloque de l'Association Internationale pour la Peinture Murale Antique: "La peinture funeraire antique", Saint Romain en Gal (Vienne) 6-10 October 1998: presents a poster entitled A grave with a first style painted decoration at Osimo (Ancona).

- TRENTO: Conference  Incontri di Restauro. 3. Consolidanti e protettivi in uso sui materiali inorganici porosi di interesse artistico ed archeologico (Provincia Autonoma di Trento, Servizio Beni Culturali), Trento 25-27 February 1999: presents a poster entitled The recovery and restoration of Roman wall paintings: the experience of Suasa (Ancona).

- RAVENNA: International Congress "L'archeologia dell'Adriatico dalla preistoria al medioevo", Ravenna 7-9 June 2001 (Center of Studies for the Archeology of the adriatic Sea) presents, with prof. S. De Maria and dr. E. Giorgi, six posters on the city of Phoinike (Albania).

- CORINALDO (AN): Congress "L'Appennino in età romana e nel primo medioevo. Viabilità e popolamento tra Marche e Umbria: approfondimenti e confronti", Corinaldo (AN) 28-30 June 2001: presents a speech entitled: Il tessuto connettivo cristiano di un territorio: pievi e monasteri nella valle del Cesano.

- RAVENNA: Workshop “Nuove ricerche e scavi nell'area del “Palazzo di Teodorico” a Galeata”, Ravenna, Casa Traversari, 26 March 2002; presents a speech entitled: The Roman stage.

- GRENOBLE, Fourth Colloque The International L'Illyrie méridionale et l'Epire dans l'Antiquité, Grenoble 10-12 October 2002 (edited by P. Cabanes and J.L. Lamboley) presents, with E. Giorgi, a speech entitled The Phoinike system: problems of survey and documentation.

- TIRANA: Simpozium Nderkombetar Viti Arkeologjik 2002, Tirana 6-7 December 2002: inside the "Phoinike Project" presents a speech titled The necropolis of Phoinike (excavations 2002).

- TIRANA: Academy of Sciences, 19 April 2004: presentation of the volumes Phoinike I. Preliminary report on the campaign of excavations and research 2000, Florence 2002 and Phoinike II. Preliminary report on the campaign of excavation and research 2001, Bologna 2003; in that occasion, a speech entitled: New data from the excavation of the necropolis.

- GJROKASTRO (ALBANIA): International Conference of Gjrokastro La Caonia nell'Antichità, April 2005; presents, with E. Giorgi, a speech on the  necropolis of Phoinike.

- ACQUAVIVA PICENA (AP): 27 May 2006: International Workshop L'Adriatico: un ponte d'acqua;

- ACQUAVIVA-PICENA (AP): 23-25 November 2006: International Seminar Nuove ricerche archeologiche nell'Albania meridionale a ottanta anni dai primi scavi di Phoinike (1926-2006), presents a speech on the necropolis;

- BOLOGNA: 15-17 May 2008: Archaia. Training Seminars on Research Planning, Characterisation, Conservation and Management in Archaeological Sites ( Case Study: The Management and Enhancement of the archaeological Heritage in Croatia (with Igor Borzic, Alessandro Campedelli, Miroslav Glavicic, Zeljko Miletic, Josko Zaninovic).

- GRENOBLE: 8-11 October 2008: Fifth International Colloque L'Illyrie méridionale et l'Epire dans l'Antiquité (edited by P. Cabanes and J.L. Lamboley), presents a speech entitled: The Southern necropolis of Phoinike: the new monumental area

ACQUAVIVA PICENA (AP) 21 maggio 2009: Tavola rotonda su: Formazione e sviluppo del modello urbano nell'Epiro settentrionale (a cura di S. De Maria); presenta un intervento su Le fasi più antiche della necropoli meridionale;

- SPLIT: 27-30 settembre 2009: International Scholarly Conference Funerary Sculture of the Western Illyricum and Neighbouring Regions of the Roman Empire; presenta un intervento dal titolo: La necropoli monumentale di Phoinike (Albania) in età romana

- MACERATA 10-11 dicembre 2009: Convegno Archeologico I processi formativi ed evolutivi della città in area adriatica; presenta un intervento dal titolo La formazione del centro urbano di Phoinike  in Epiro.

- RAVENNA: 27 ottobre 2010. Ciclo di lezioni Tessere di storia: dai mosaici di Pella alla Basilica di S. Vitale a cura del Centro Studi per l'Archeologia dell'Adriatico; presenta un intervento dal titolo “I ciottoli e l'origine del mosaico”.

- MONDOLFO (PU): 11 dicembre 2010. Convegno Mondolfo e Corinaldo: due storie parallele; presenta un intervento dal titolo: “S. Maria in Portuno e S. Gervasio di Bulgaria: due storie parallele?”.

- SENIGALLIA: 20 maggio 2011. Convegno PEI MUSE (Promoting European Identity by Museums): European Museums-Museum for Europe; presenta un intervento dal titolo: Senigallia: Urban Archaeological Project.

- CHIETI: 13 aprile 2012. Workshop Archaeology, Identity and War; presenta un intervento dal titolo: Le Missioni Archeologiche Italiane in Albania nel XX secolo

- BOLOGNA: 13 giugno 2012. 7th Eurogeo -European Congress on Regional Geoscientific Cartohraphy and Information Systems-. Presenta all'interno del GIT (“Geology and Information Technology”) un intervento dal titolo: Sistemi informative geografici e modellazione tridimensionale per la Geo-archeologia a Senigallia: nuove scoperte e nuove ipotesi.

- VIENNA: 5-7 novembre 2012. 17 C.H.N.T. (Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies); presenta, insieme a Michele Silani, un intervento dal titolo: Senigallia Urban Achaeology Project: new strategiesof researchand urban planning; insieme a Federica Boschi e Francesco Belfiori, inoltre, presenta un poster dal titolo:  Senigallia Urban Achaeology Project: discovery, protection and musealization of a Sanctuary of the first Roman Colonist during urban work in progress.

- PARIGI : 28 gennaio 2015. Collège de France: seminario sui luoghi di culto di Senigallia (invito del prof. John Scheid).

f) research projects
- Project Coordinator: Integrated Systems of networking in Archeology (S.I.R.I.A., 2006); 

g) Summer Schools

- 2001-2008: Summer School in Albania: "Methods and techniques of excavation, documentation, restoration, protection and valorization of the archaeological sites."

-2007: International Summer School ""Seeing beneath the soil – non intrusive investigation methodologies and diagnostics for Archaeology"; theoretical lessons in the Center for the Studies of Archeology of the Adriatic Sea in Acquaviva Picena (AP), May 28-June 2 2007, practical activities in the archaeological site of Burnum (Croatia), 4-9 June 2007; responsible for the Working Group: Introduction to diagnostics for archaeological restoration (with its Laboratory in collaboration with Dr. Michele Ricciardone ). 

-2008: IInd edition of the International Summer School "Seeing beneath the soil – non intrusive investigation methodologies and diagnostics for Archaeology", Ravenna-Marzabotto 5-15 June 2008.