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Gabriele Cifani

Università di Roma 'La Sapienza'

Roman Archaeological Heritage and Cultural Identity in Republican Italy 1946-1992


Gabriele Cifani, born in Rome in 1970, received a M.A. in Literature (1993), Ph.D. in Archaeology (2000) and Postgraduate Specialisation (2001) at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", where he was a young research fellow from 2002-2003. From 1994 to 2003, he was recipient of fellowships and grants from the Ministero dell'Università e Ricerca, Aylwin Cotton Foundation (UK), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche and the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. In 1998 he was a visiting student in the Department of Archaeology of Cambridge University. Since 1996 he has been consultant in fieldwork activities for the Soprintendenza Archeologica di Roma. From 1997 to 2000 he also worked in Libya, as a member of the Italian Archaeological Mission of "Roma Tre" University at Leptis Magna.

His main research interests include archaic Roman architecture, the landscape archaeology of Italy and the history of archaeology. Among his most recent publications is the article "Notes on the Rural Landscape of Central Tyrrhenian Italy in the 6th-5th c. B.C. and its Social Significance," in the Journal of Roman Archaeology, vol. 15, 2002 and the book: Storia di una frontiera. Dinamiche territoriali e gruppi etnici nella media Valle Tiberina (Roma 2003, Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato). At the Italian Academy, he will analyze the role of archaeological heritage as part of cultural memory in Italy during the five decades from the end of the Second World War to 1992.