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Dr Massimo Brizzi

Post Doctoral Research Associate

Post Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Archaeology


I graduated in Roman Archaeology at the University of Turin and I have been working in the cultural heritage profession since 1985, mostly for the Italian Archaeological Soprintendenze and the University of Turin for archaeological excavations, finds cataloguing, metric surveys and fieldwalk surveys.

I defended my thesis about the 2nd century Roman Eastern Architecture at the Scuola di Specializzazione di Roma. Since then, I had the chance to work in the core teams of remarkable archaeological research and conservation projects in Herculaneum (Italy), Gerasa (Jordan) and Bulla Regia (Tunisia), collaborating with local Departments and institutions such as the British School of Rome, the World Monument Fund, the Getty Conservation Institute and ICCROM.

Common threads in all these works are the cross-curricular collaboration with colleagues, the accuracy of the stratigraphic understanding and documentation of the contexts, the sustainability of the interventions and the involvement of the local communities.

Currently I am the scientific director of the Italian archaeological mission in Jerash (Jordan), field director of the Turkish-Italian archaeological excavations at Pompeiopolis in Paphlagonia (Turkey) and I am collaborating as DU Research Assistant in the "Partnership for Heritage" project, a collaborative enterprise for the protection of the tangible and intangible heritage of the Tataouine region (Tunisia) and Jebel Nafusa (Libya).

Research interests

  • Architecture of the Roman East, Roman and Late Antique Near East, Conservation of the Built Heritage, Metric Survey Methodologies