Università degli Studi della Tuscia

The Università degli Studi della Tuscia (UNITUS, www.unitus.it), established in 1979, is a public research-led university focused on teaching in a research-intensive environment. UNITUS is active at all levels of higher education comprising undergraduate degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees, as well as specialization schools. As far as the research, the university’s departments represent an engine for local development, producing innovative prototypes and processes, and are particularly active internationally. In fact, several collaborative projects are carried out, together with institutions and associations, aimed at developing scientific and innovative solutions concerning both research and SMEs. At a European level, the University boasts a history of great participation and coordination of Projects within the Lifelong Learning Programme framework and Erasmus Mundus mobility programme (e.g. Erasmus Intensive Programme, 4 Leonardo da Vinci PLM projects, Transversal KA1, Grundtvig Multilateral Project, EMMC and EMA2). Currently UNITUS in involved in several on-going projects in the 7th EU Framework Programme and HORIZON 2020, either as coordinator or as a research partner. 
UNITUS is coordinator of RESEARCH project, by primarily involving some Departments dealing with Sciences for Agriculture, Forests, Nature and Cultural Heritage. These Departments can offer several years of background experience in the different fields addressed by the specific topic of the project: (i) Ancient Topography and Landscape Archaeology; (ii) Satellite and Aerial Remote Sensing for Archaeology; (iii) GIS and WebGIS for Cultural Heritage; (iv) Diagnostic for Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage; (v) Geophysical prospecting (vi) Geology (vii) Soil Sciences and Land Use; (viii) Biodegradation of Historic Materials. In particular, the specialization in archaeology and geo-archaeology of UNITUS is complemented by the deep knowledge on land use and chemical and physical soil processes as well as on the material degradation phenomena affecting archaeological site preservation. 

Personnel involved

Stefano De Angeli

He studied at the universities of Urbino, Rome and Heidelberg. He is currently Associate Professor of Classical Archeology at the University of Tuscia and President of the master’s degree Course in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage. Within RESEARCH, he is the Project coordinator and experienced researcher. He is in charge of the archaeological mission of the University of Tuscia at the Falerii Novi site. His research topics are the artistic theory in the Greek world, Greek and Roman sculpture, Roman architecture and architectural decoration, music in classical antiquity, new technologies applied to the research and protection of archaeological heritage. He was/is involved in the following National, EU and International Projects, among which:

EMAP (European Music Archaeology Project), Education, Audiovisual and Cultural Executive Agency (EACEA), Culture Programme (2013-2018)

CLIMA (Cultural Landscape risk Identification Management and   Assessment), JPI Cultural Heritage Plus (2015 – 2018)

RESEARCH (REmote SEnsing techniques for ARCHaeology – funded by H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018, num. 823987)

STABLE (Structural stability risk assessment) – funded by H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018, num. 823966)

AMELIA PROJECT. Clay and Bronze. Daily Life and Power in Ancient Amelia between Umbrian Ethnical Identity and Romanization, funded by the Municipality of Amelia and the China Italy Museum League (Beijing) Culture, Media Co., Ltd. (2020-2024)

External link/s:

https://moodle.unitus.it/moodle/libretti/dettagli_docente.php?iddocente=266

https://kataclima.academia.edu/DeAngeliStefano

Fabiana Battistin

She is a PhD Classical Archaeology, currently Post-doc in Classical Archaeology at UNITUS. Within the Project she is Scientific technical manager and experienced researcher. Her research topics include ancient buildings and urbanism, archaeological interpretation of geophysical data, stratigraphic excavation, safeguard of archaeological sites, risk assessment procedures for CH. She was/is involved in the following EU Projects:

CLIMA (Cultural Landscape risk Identification Management and   Assessment), JPI Cultural Heritage Plus (2015 – 2018)

STABLE (Structural Stability Risk Assessment) By H2020-MSCA- RISE – 2018 n.823966 (2018-2022)

RESEARCH (REmote SEnsing techniques for ARCHaeology – funded by H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018, num. 823987)

External link/s: https://unitusdistu.academia.edu/FabianaBattistin; https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9421-1906.

Federico Valerio Moresi

He is a PhD Landscape and Environment, currently Technical researchers in geological and environmental studies/ Adjunct Professor of Geology at UNITUS. Within the Project he is experienced researcher. His research topics include Remote sensing, Landslide risk, Soil Erosion, GIS, Pilot UAV, Geological Risk, Land Use. Elaboration of Hyperspectral and Lidar data. He was/is involved in the following National, EU and International Projects:

CLIMA (Cultural Landscape risk Identification Management and   Assessment), JPI Cultural Heritage Plus (2015 – 2018)

POR FESR Lazio 2014 – 2020. Avviso Pubblico “LIFE 2020” dal titolo: AgriDrone (A0112-2016-13394)

PRIN 2016-2018 (Research Projects of National Interest) Call 2015 (Prot. 2015YW8JWA) entitled “The short chain in the biomass-wood sector: procurement, traceability, certification and sequestration of Carbon Innovations for green building and energy efficiency”

STABLE (Structural Stability Risk Assessment) By H2020-MSCA- RISE – 2018 n.823966 (2018-2022)

DIVERFARMING (Crop diversification and low-input farming cross Europe: from practitioners’ engagement and ecosystems services to incdeased revenues and value chain organisation). By H2020- H2020_DIVERFARMING_ n. 728003 (2019-2022)

RESEARCH (REmote SEnsing techniques for ARCHaeology – funded by H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018, num. 823987)

Life WINEgROVER (Precision Agriculture System to limit the impact on the environment, on health and on air quality of grape production) LIFE19 ENV/IT/000339. (2019-2023)

External link/s: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4648-4373; https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Federico-Moresi

Giancarlo Pastura

He is a PhD Medieval Archaeology, currently Researcher in Medieval Archeology/ Professor of Medieval Archeology at UNITUS. Within the Project he is experienced researcher. His research topics include Christian Archaeology, Medieval Archaeology, Archaeology of cave settlement, Archaeology of architecture, Landscape Archaeology, GPR investigation, Remote sensing applied to Cultural Heritage, Museum management, stratigraphic excavation, Safeguard of archaeological sites. He was/is involved in the following EU Projects:

CLIMA (Cultural Landscape risk Identification Management and   Assessment), JPI Cultural Heritage Plus (2015 – 2018)

STABLE (Structural Stability Risk Assessment) By H2020-MSCA- RISE – 2018 n.823966 (2018-2022)

RESEARCH (REmote SEnsing techniques for ARCHaeology – funded by H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018, num. 823987)

External link/s: https://kataclima.academia.edu/GiancarloPastura; http://unitus-public.gomp.it/Docenti/Render.aspx?UID=c1713991-3191-4885-a86a-805c133b104f

Alessandra Bravi

She is a PD Classical Archaeology (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg), currently Researcher in Classical Archaeology/ Professor of Classical Archaeology at UNITUS. Within the Project she is experienced researcher. Her research topics include Greek and Roman Archaeology, Ancient History, Visual culture, Late Antique Archaeology, Funerary Archaeology, Ancient Religion, Museology, Phenomenology of space, Cultural History, Ancient topography, Safeguard of archaeological sites, Risk assessment procedures for CH. She is involved in the following EU Projects:

STABLE (Structural Stability Risk Assessment) By H2020-MSCA- RISE – 2018 n.823966 (2018-2022)

RESEARCH (REmote SEnsing techniques for ARCHaeology – funded by H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018, num. 823987)

External link/s: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4961-2839; http://unitus-public.gomp.it/Docenti/Render.aspx?UID=a6f19b0d-3b94-4dfb-b660-6f4c5bf17513