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Giuseppe Lepore

Associate Professor

Department of Cultural Heritage

Academic discipline: L-ANT/07 Classical Archaeology

Head of Advanced School of Studies on the city and region (SSCT)

Curriculum vitae

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 ARCHAEOLOGY (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 (Campus of Ravenna)

- Since 2014, Associate Professor in Archeology and History of Greek and Roman Art (L. ANT/07)

- In 2020 he received the qualification for Full Professor in Classical Archeology


Main research activities

  • 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 Drnis, 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 Soknopaiou Nesos (Fayyum, Egypt).
  • ROMANIZATION OF AGER GALLICUS: the new research theme is linked to the multi-year project "Urban Archaeology in Senigallia", which, signed in 2010, provides for an agreement between the Municipality of Senigallia, the Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of the Marche and the Department of Archeology of the University of Bologna. All the research activities are based, in addition to the traditional methods of archaeological research (archival investigations, reconnaissance in cellars, updating the Archaeological Potential Map), also on the systematic application of non-invasive geophysical investigations, thanks to the contribution from the Disci Geophysics Laboratory of the University of Bologna.
  • THE FORMS OF LIVING IN GREEK SICILY: the research is connected to a new Convention signed in 2016 with the Archaeological Park "Valle dei Templi" in Agrigento. The Project ("Agrigento. Insula III") intends to investigate the structures of insula III of the so-called insula with the most modern technologies. Hellenistic-Roman quarter and then proceed to excavate a context that dates from the Archaic age to the early Middle Ages.

Main archaeological excavations

- SUASA (AN): "domus dei Coiedii" (1988-2000) and roman urban seattlement

- 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)

- SOKNOPAIOU NESOS (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)


Institutional activities and academic positions

- since 2009 he is responsible for Student-Orientation for the Faculty of Conservation of Cultural Heritage

- from 2010 to 2012 he was a member of the Board of Professors of the PhD in "Archeology and History of Art" at the University of Bologna

- since 2014 he is in charge of the Ravenna Campus of University of Bologna (Casa Traversari)

- 2016-2017: he is scientific manager within the Ravenna Campus of the "European Researchers' Night" (European project SOCIETY In Search of Certainty - Interactive Event To inspire Young people, under Horizon 2020- Grant agreement n. 722963 )

- since 2017: directs the Italian Archaeological Mission in Albania ("Phoinike excavations"), financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Italian Republic

- since 2017 he is a member of the Doctoral College in “Historical and archaeological sciences. Memory, civilization and heritage ”of Disci - Bologna


Membership in scientific and editorial committees

- Since 2016 he has participated in the Scientific Committee of the Byrsa magazine. Writings on the ancient Mediterranean East (ISSN 1721-8071) Agorà & Co. Lugano; Scientific director: Anna Chiara Fariselli (Class A Jpurnal for macro-sector 10 / N1)

- since 2018: participates in the scientific committee of the Hesperìa Journal (Studies on Western Greece), edited by Alessandra Coppola and Maria Chiara Monaco

- since 2019: directs the "Agrigentini Studies" series

- from 2020: participates in the Scientific Committee of the International Conferences "Dialogues on the Archeology of Magna Graecia and the Mediterranean" (Annual Review of Studies, Research and News of Discoveries organized by the "Paestum Foundation" of Emanuele Greco)

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)

- “Scrivere in tutti i sensi” presso i Musei di Castelleone di Suasa, S. Lorenzo in Campo e S. Maria in Portuno, July 2010

- "Antiche città e paesaggi di Albania. Un secolo di ricerche archeologiche italo-albanesi" Tirana, 12 April 2016 (cura la Mostra e il Catalogo)

- "I colori di Agrigento. Le pitture delle case del Quartiere ellenistico-romano", Agrigento Museo Archeologico Regionale "Pietro Griffo", 1 December 2019 - 8 March 2020 (cura la Mostra e il Catalogo)


Meetings and conferences

- ARCEVIA (AN): V National Congress of Archaeology of Arcevia (AN): "L'entroterra marchigiano nell'antichità: ricerche e scavi",  Arcevia 16-17 November 1991: he 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: he 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: he 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: he 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: he 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: he 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: he 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: he 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) he 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: he 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; he 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) he 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" he 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, he presents a speech entitled: New data from the excavation of the necropolis

- GJROKASTRO (ALBANIA): International Conference of Gjrokastro La Caonia nell'Antichità, April 2005; he 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), he 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), he presents a speech entitled: The Southern necropolis of Phoinike: the new monumental area

ACQUAVIVA PICENA (AP) 21 May 2009: Round Table on: Formazione e sviluppo del modello urbano nell'Epiro settentrionale (ed. S. De Maria); he presents a speach entitled: Le fasi più antiche della necropoli meridionale

- SPLIT: 27-30 September 2009: International Scholarly Conference Funerary Sculture of the Western Illyricum and Neighbouring Regions of the Roman Empire; he presents a speach entitled: La necropoli monumentale di Phoinike (Albania) in età romana

- MACERATA 10-11 December 2009: Convegno Archeologico I processi formativi ed evolutivi della città in area adriatica; he presents a speach entitled: La formazione del centro urbano di Phoinike  in Epiro

- RAVENNA: 27 October 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;he presents a speach entitled: “I ciottoli e l'origine del mosaico

- MONDOLFO (PU): 11 December 2010. Convegno Mondolfo e Corinaldo: due storie parallele; he presents a speach entitled: “S. Maria in Portuno e S. Gervasio di Bulgaria: due storie parallele?

- SENIGALLIA: 20 May 2011. Convegno PEI MUSE (Promoting European Identity by Museums): European Museums-Museum for Europe; he presents a speach entitled: Senigallia: Urban Archaeological Project

- CHIETI: 13 April 2012. Workshop Archaeology, Identity and War; he presents a speach entitled: Le Missioni Archeologiche Italiane in Albania nel XX secolo

- BOLOGNA: 13 June 2012. 7th Eurogeo -European Congress on Regional Geoscientific Cartohraphy and Information Systems-. he presents a speach in the GIT (“Geology and Information Technology”) entitled: Sistemi informative geografici e modellazione tridimensionale per la Geo-archeologia a Senigallia: nuove scoperte e nuove ipotesi

- VIENNA: 5-7 November 2012. 17 C.H.N.T. (Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies); he presents, with Michele Silani, a speach entitled: Senigallia Urban Achaeology Project: new strategies of researchand urban planning; with Federica Boschi and Francesco Belfiori presents a poster entitled:  Senigallia Urban Achaeology Project: discovery, protection and musealization of a Sanctuary of the first Roman Colonist during urban work in progress

- PARIGI : 28 January 2015. Collège de France: Workshop on Cult places of Senigallia (by invitation of prof. John Scheid)

- ROMA: 16-19 March 2016 (Sapienza - Università di Roma). Roman Archaeology Conference, 12. He presents a paper entitled: Settlement systems: structures hierarchies and territories (a cura di Michel Tarpin)

- BOLOGNA: 18-21 April 2017. KAINUA 2017 – International Conference on Knowledge, Analysis and INnovative methods for the study and dissemination of ancient Urban Areas (speaker)

- MACERATA: 18-20 Maj 2017. Convegno Internazionale Roma e il mondo adriatico. Dalla ricerca archeologica alla pianificazione del territorio (speaker)

-AGRIGENTO: 2-3 December 2017., in XI Giornate Gregoriane: Theaomai. Teatro e società in età ellenistica" (speaker: I teatri della Caonia: spettacolo, culto o luogo di riunione?)

-TARANTO: 11 April 2018 (Museo Nazionale). Speaker "Dall’Epiro a Taranto. Rapporti culturali tra le due sponde attraverso il rituale funerario"

- BONN: 22-26 May 2018: XIXth International Congress of Classical Archaeology "Archaeology and Economy in the Ancient World". Speaker on Panel 8.2: "Living and produce. The Insula III of the Hellenistic-roman Quarter of Agrigento"

- PORTO RECANATI-TREIA: 12-14 September 2018; International Workshop "Space, movement and the economy in Roman cities in Italy and beyond". Speaker, with Michele Silani, "The roman colony of Sena Gallica: urban space and economic activities"

- PAESTUM: 15-18 November 2018; Identità/Senso di appartenenza. Modelli interpretativi a confronto ("Dialoghi sull'Archeologia della Magna Grecia e del Mediterraneo"). Speaker: Identità e mondo globalizzato: contesti funerari tra Epiro, Magna Grecia e Sicilia in età ellenistica

- VENEZIA: 27 Noevmber 2018; presentation of the volume Venezia prima di Venezia: dalle "regine" dell'Adriatico alla Serenissima (Lezioni Marciane anni 2015 e 2016)

- AGRIGENTO: 1-3 December 2018; XII Giornate Gregoriane "Le forme dell'acqua. Approvvigionamento, raccolta e smaltimento nella città antica" (speaker: En Límnais: note sulla gestione e sui miti delle "città d'acqua" del mondo antico)

- ROMA: 26-27 June 2019, Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome: "Diverging Trajectories: approaches to italian urbanism in the era of roman conquest" (speaker, with Michele Silani: The urban plan of the first roman colony on the adriatic coast: Sena Gallica)

- PADOVA: 17-18 October 2019: "I Greci in Occidente: aggiornamenti, revisioni, nuove prospettive" (invited speaker: Da Akragas ad Agrigentum: le forme dell'abitare alla luce delle più recenti ricerche)

- PAESTUM: 15-17 November 2019: "Fenomenologia e interpretazioni del rito" (invited speaker: "Rituali per il viaggio verso l'aldilà")

- AGRIGENTO: 29 November - 1 December 2019: "Animum pictura pascit (Verg. Aen. I, 464). Abitare con le pitture nel Mediterraneo antico" (organizer and speaker: "Tra ellenismo e romanizzazione: le pitture della Casa III M del Quartiere ellenistico-romano di Agrigento")

- PAVIA: 18 February 2020 Collegio Ghislieri (Aula Goldoniana): “Architettura domestica e propaganda: scavi recenti dell’Università di Bologna nel Quartiere Ellenistico-romano di Agrigento” (by invitation of M. E. Gorrini e M. Harari)


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

-2009: International Summer School "Seeing beneath the soil – not intrusive investigation methodologies and diagnostics for Archaeology", Ravenna-Suasa-Corinaldo 1-7 July 2009

-2010: International Summer School “Mediterraneo: archeologia e civiltà del vino. Produzione, scambi, barche, traffici”, Cattolica 12-17 Maj 2010; intervento su “Il ritorno di Dioniso: riti e miti della civiltà del vino nel Mediterraneo

-2011: International Summer School: “The Baltic and Mediterranean. A cultural Bridge between northern and southern Europe”, Cattolica 25-30 Maj 2011; intervento su: “Il Mediterraneo oltre le Alpi: merci e commerci verso i mercati del nord nel mondo antico

- 2013: International Summer School: "Preventive Archaeology. Urban sites and landscape”, Ravenna-Classe (programma Erasmus IP) (teacher)

- 2014: International Summer School "Preventive Archaeology. Evaluating sites and landscape", Ravenna-Senigallia (programma Erasmus IP) (docente)

- 2018: I International Field School "Pittura ellenistica dalla Macedonia alla Sicilia. Il caso di Agrigento" - Agrigento 3-28 October 2018 (organizer and teacher)

- 2019: II International Field School "Le forme dell'abitare nel Mediterraneo. Il caso di Agrigento" - Agrigento 20 September - 13 october 2019 (organizer and teacher)