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Luisa Migliorati

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Board member (2017-2021)

Luisa Migliorati is an archaeologist, professor at Rome Sapienza University, where she held her BA in ancient urbanism. Her teaching activity takes place in the Department of Ancient World Studies and deals with the ancient field of Topography, Cartography and Urbanism.

She is coordinator of Ancient Topography curriculum in PhD Archaeology School in Sapienza and Director of the Dept. Laboratory of Cartography.

She holds regularly scheduled teaching assignment in Ancient Urbanism at Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán – Faculty of Architecture.

She is director of several national and international projects, among which: the Italian section of the international enterprise Tabula Imperii Romani-Forma Orbis Romani under the patronage of UAI and UAN; Colonial Urbanism between Antiquity and Modern Age (Rome Sapienza-Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán), involving students’ participation; Old/New World: knowledge and methodology in comparison (Rome Sapienza-Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).

Former member of the Dept. Committee and of the Supervision Committe of “Lettere e Filosofia” Faculty. Former Director of the Degree course in Archaeology.

In 2009 she was awarded the International Price “Sebetia-Ter” for Archaeology, silver plaque of the President of the Italian Republic.

She has been the Italian representative (with Piero Tiano from National Research Council) of the Management Committee for Italy in COST Action TD1406 (Innovation in Intelligent Management of Heritage Buildings, 2015-2019).

She is Vice-President of CIPSH.

She got fellowships in Berlin and Mexico City.

She is member of the advisory board of national and international journals.

She is Corresponding Member of the Pontificia Accademia Romana di Archeologia and of the Istituto Nazionale di Studi Romani.

The MSCA projects of which she was and is supervisor (titles: Tetrastylon, Mayaurb) fall within her primary interests: ancient housing and colonial urbanism in the Mediterranean basin and Mesoamerica. Among field activities (excavations and surveys) of which she was and is the director, the one she is most fond of concerns the Roman town of Peltuinum, an all-round research on a non-permanent settlement near L’Aquila, which led her to develop the issue on theatres as well as to deepen transhumance investigation; on this topic she has several agreements with hard science colleagues of national and international Institutions.

Among urban studies stands out the Agrippa Bath investigation in Rome, developing the topics of Campus Martius urbanism and of the integration of Heritage Buildings in their context.

Her interests also cover the changes ancient cities underwent through centuries and she is particularly interested in the relation between town and theatre and the post classical alterations the Roman theatre underwent involving the city district it was built in.

She participated in numerous conferences in Italy and abroad with scientific papers, also by invitation.

She wrote various publications on urban planning in antiquity, studies also aimed at conservation and restoration, ancient topography and ancient cartography.