Professor Nicolò Marchetti
Control Committee

Education

Master «La Sapienza» University of Rome, 2000 (Archaeology of the ancient Near East)

Ph. D. «La Sapienza» University of Rome, 1997 (Oriental archaeology)

A.M. «La Sapienza» University of Rome, 1993 (Archaeology of the ancient Near East)

 

Academic Positions

Associate Professor, Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna, 2010-

Aggregate Professor, Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna, 2001-2010

Lecturer, Tuscia University – Viterbo, 1999-2001

Director of the Postgraduate School in Archaeology and Heritage, Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna, 2012-

President of the Institute for Higher Studies, Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna, 2015

 

Courses taught

Archaeology and art history of the ancient Near East

Oriental Archaeology

 

Excavations and Surveys

Director of the joint Turco-Italian Archaeological Expedition of the Universities of Bologna, Istanbul and Gaziantep to Karkemish (Turkey), 2011-

Director of the joint Italo-Iraqi Archaeological Expedition of the University of Bologna and the Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage for the surface survey of the eastern Qadisiyah region (QADIS), 2016-

Director of the joint Turco-Italian Archaeological Expedition of the University of Bologna, the University of Istanbul and the Museum of Gaziantep to Tilmen Höyük (Turkey), 2003-2008 and to Tasli Geçit Höyük (Turkey), 2009-2010

Co-director, together with L. Nigro and H. Taha, of the joint expedition of  «La Sapienza» University of Rome and the Palestinian Department of Antiquities to Tell es-Sultan, ancient Jericho, 1997-2000

Participation to the archaeological expedition of «La Sapienza» University of Rome to Tell Mardikh, ancient Ebla (director Prof. Paolo Matthiae), with the scientific responsibility of Area P South, 1990-1997

 

Major Grants

Coortinator of the European projects WALADU (Erasmus+ CBHE in in partnership with the universities LMU Munich, Koç Istanbul and, in Iraq, Baghdad, Qadisiyah and Kufa) and EDUU (EuropeAid in partnership with the universities of Turin, Baghdad, Qadisiyah and Kufa), period 2017-2019.

Beneficiary of the research project EBLA CHORA of the IDEAS programme, Advanced Grant of the European Research Council (2010-2014). www.orientlab.net/eblachora

Scientific unit responsible for the project “Karkemish excavations”, Italian Ministry for Education, Universities and Research, 2016-2018.

Scientific unit responsible for the project “Tilmen Höyük excavations”, Italian Ministry for Education, Universities and Research, 2008-2010.

Scientific unit responsible for the project “Tilmen Höyük excavations”, Italian Ministry for Education, Universities and Research, 2011-2013.

Scientific unit responsible for the project “Tilmen Höyük excavations”, Italian Ministry for Education, Universities and Research, 2008-2010.

European coordinator of the EU project “ARCHAIA” for the conservation and management of archaeological sites, 2007-2008. www.orientlab.net/archaia

Scientific unit responsible for the project “Archaeological parks in the Mediterranean area”, Italian Ministry for Education, Universities and Research, 2005-2008.

Scientific unit responsible for the project “Tilmen Höyük excavations”, Italian Ministry for Education, Universities and Research, 2006-2007.

Scientific coordinator for the project “Mesopotamian royal statuary”, Italian Ministry for Education, Universities and Research, 2003-2004.

Research grantee to Harvard University, 2002-2003.

 

Scientific Activity

Since 1991 regularly attends to the Rencontres Assyriologiques Internationales and since 1998 to the International Congresses on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, delivering papers and posters. Since 2003 also regularly attends to the annual Congresses of the General Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Museums of Ankara.

Has co-organized the 6th International Congresses on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East in May 2008 at the Sapienza University of Rome. www.orientlab.net/6icaane

Co-founder of the journal Orient-Express and member of the redaction until 1995. Member of the redaction of the journals Contributi e materiali di archeologia orientale and Studia Eblaitica (Rome). Editor of the open access series "OrientLab," "OrientLab Series Maior" and "GRPOP" (Bologna). Director of the journal "OCNUS. Quaderni della Scuola di Specializzazione in Beni Archeologici."

Has participateds to the SCIEM Research Project on the absolute chronology of the Middle and Late Bronze Ages (Syrian research unit, directed by Prof. P. Matthiae), coordinated by Prof. Manfred Bietak under the sponsorship of the Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien.

Member of the Scientific Committee of the exhibition «Ebla. Alle origini della civiltà urbana», held in Rome and Trieste from march 1995 to january 1996; of the Organizing committee of the exhibition «Dai palazzi assiri», held in Rome in may 1995; and of the Organizing committee of the exhibition «Scoprire. Scavi del Dipartimento di Archeologia», held in Bologna in 2004.

Coorganizer and president of the scientific committee of the exhibition "Kinku. Sigilli dell'età del Bronzo dalla regione di Gaziantep in Turchia" (Bologna, Museo Civico Medievale, 29th April-25th September 2011). www.orientlab.net/kinku

Past member of the Board of the “International Association for Assyriology” (Leuven; elected by the general assembly in july 2007 for the term 2008-2011).

Scientific editor of the research website www.orientlab.net

 

Lectures

Held numerous lectures and seminars in various research and university centers, among which Carsten Niebuhr Instituttet, École du Louvre, Freiburg University (Switzerland), Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University,  Sapienza University of Rome, the Pontifical Biblical Institute, “L'Orientale” University of Naples, University of Venice, University of Florence, University of Leipzig, University of Munich, BANEA London and the British Academy.