Directors

Vincenzo Capozzoli
Vincenzo Capozzoli is a Reader in digital archaeology at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. During his PhD between San Marino and Germany, he studied the topography of Archaic and Classical Athens and in particular of the city fortification system. Since 2004, he has been working within several research projects of the Scuola della Specializzazione in Archeologia di Matera, on roofsystems and architectural terracottas from South Italy from the Archaic to the late Hellenistic age. He as held various positions in the Universities of Tübingen (as field excavation coordinator in Pantelleria), Berlin (Post-Doc Topoi) and Matera (assistant professor) before coming to Paris 1 in 2011 (Post-Doc “Research in Paris”). In Paris, he also coordinates the research project on Ancient Lucania, directed by Alain Duplouy. For further information, see his Academia page.

Alain Duplouy
Alain Duplouy is a Reader in Greek archaeology at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Alain received his PhD in archaeology and history from Brussels and Paris universities in 2003 and his Habilitation from Paris in 2017. He was British Academy Visiting Fellow in Leeds (2009), Fulbright Scholar at UCLA in 2011 and Fellow in Hellenic Studies at Harvard University in 2018/9, and will be Alliance Visiting Professor at Columbia University in 2021. He has led archaeological fieldwork programs in Greece (Itanos) and Italy (Laos and Pietragalla) and has published extensively on elites and citizenship in archaic Greece. As a member of the Ancient Cities Partnership (www.ancientcities.eu), he is also involved in the making of the European MOOC « Discovering Greek and Roman Cities ». He also directs the research project on Ancient Lucania at Paris 1 University. For further information, see his personal webpage.

Agnes Henning
Agnes Henning is specialized on Lucanian fortified hilltop settlements with a focus on fortification walls. From 2010 to 2014 she led a project on the settlement structures in ancient Lucania surveying the site of Monte Croccia. When not climbing in the Lucanian mountains she is a permanent Scientific Collaborator at Winckelmann-Institut of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Curator of the institute’s collection of antiquities. She gained her PhD at Köln University with a thesis on the tower tombs of Palmyra (Syria) in 2001 and was awarded the prestigious travelling scholarship (Reißestipendium) of the German Archaeological Institute. In the following years Agnes held several positions at universities and research institutions in Kiel, Berlin, Heidelberg and Rome. For more than 20 years she has been a team member of the German excavations of ancient Selinus (Sicily). For further information, see her HUB page.


Archeological Finds Lab

Lucia Lecce
Lucia is currently a Phd student at the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies within the Program Ancient Objects and Visual studies. Her research focuses on the relation between Greek Colonies and Italic peoples in ancient Lucania. Since her first excavation in Pompeii in 2005, she has always been fascinated by the study of the material culture in its several aspects, and she has decided therefore to explore different archaeological contexts and populations: Western Greeks, Italics and Romans. She participated to several archeological fieldworks and research projects, having the chance to work for international research Institutions (i.e. Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Bonn Universität, Leiden University, Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome, University of Cape Town).

Field activities

Paloma Lorente Sebastien
An archaeologist and funerary anthropologist, Paloma Lorente Sebastián has been a member of the Pietragalla Project since its birth. During her Master’s degree at Paris 1 University she studied the funerary practices in indigenous Lucania between the 8th and the 3rd centuries BC and at Bordeaux University she sutied the roman funerary context of Martres-De-Veyre (Puy-de-Dôme, France). She is currently continuing her investigations as part of Lucanie Antique and ArcheoMartres research projects.

Digital Enhancement

Romane Jamet Roudenko-Bertin
Romane is a student in Cultural Heritage at Université Paris 1. For her Master thesis she is working on the history of excavations in Asia Minor and on the Ottoman Empire’s cultural heritage legislation under the direction of Alain Duplouy. She has had the opportunity to do an internship at the Cernuschi Museum on the conservation of its ancient collections. Romane also went on a field survey in ancient Samnium (actual Molise) with the Università degli Studi di Napoli. In 2019 she joined the Pietragalla Project team as head of digital enhancement.

Other members 2020

Maylla Bisson (P1)
Maylla is currently a 3rd year student in the Archaeology/History of Art degree program at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (ufr03) and a 2nd year student at the Ecole du Louvre.

Michelle Grau (HU)
Michelle is currently studying History of Arts and Classical Archaeology at Humboldt University and did her bachelor’s degree in Architecture in 2018. Since 2019 she is a part of the team of Pietragalla Project and focuses on Architecture History in southern Italy.

Evdokia Kostoudi (P1)
Evdokia is currently doing a master in archaeology at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her research dissertation focuses on religious continuity in Athens. She has participated in two campaigns of archaeological excavations in Crete with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and she has completed internships at the Ephorate of Antiquities of Thessaloniki and the Pole Images et Technologies Numériques of Paris.

Auxanne Le Beller (P1)
Auxanne is currently a 3rd year double degree student in History and History of Art/Archaeology at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (double-licence-haa-histoire).

Mariana Silva Porto (P1)
Mariana is currently doing a master’s in cultural heritage and museums at Paris 1, for which she completed a dissertation on Lucanian vases in Spanish and Brazilian museum collections, directed by Alain Duplouy. Mariana has an MA in Classics and Archaeology from the University of Glasgow and an MPhil in Classics from University of Cambridge. She has worked on excavation projects in France and in the UK and more recently as a member of the Prastio-Mesorotsos Archaeological Expedition in Cyprus.

Hannah Rathschlag (HU)
Hannah (minor) is a bachelor student at the Humboldt-University in Berlin. She is currently studying archaeology and history of art in the 4th semester.

Livia Ulwer (HU)
Livia is a student and is doing her bachelor’s degree at the Humboldt-University in Berlin. She is in her fourth semester of Cultural Science (major subject) and Archeology (minor subject). In 2019 she participated in an excavation in Heidelberg on the Heiligenberg to find out more about the Celtics living there 400 B.C. Since 2020 she works in the Pietragalla Project at the field of archeological finds lab.

Hannah Vogler (HU)
Hannah studied classical archaeology and art history in Heidelberg, Berlin and Paris. Since 2017 she has been part of the Berlin team around Dr. Agnes Henning in the Pietragalla Project and since then has been working mainly in the field of surveying and photogrammetry, as well as in the processing of finds. In 2019 she participated for the excavation campaign and exhibition of the Agora in Selinunt, Sicily. At the moment she is writing her master’s thesis on a special exhibition of the collection of plaster casts of the Winckelmann Institute of the Humboldt University and works as an assistant researcher at the Corpus-Nummorum of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Felicia Kant (HU), Mia Molitor (HU).

Previous members

David Andreas (HU:2018-2019), Guido Antinori (P1:2019-2020), Elisa Brandstatt (P1: 2019), Mathilde Courcier (P1: 2018), Aline Dauvillier (P1: 2017), Lou Godefroy (P1: 2018), Alexander Hoer (FU:2017), Mara Iacovera (ULSR:2018), Miriam Nova (P1: 2017), Luciarita Nunziata (P1: 2017-18), Cristiana Pace (P1:2019), Rachel Ramadan-Fourcadier (P1:2017-2020), Patrick Rieger (HU:2019), Jessica Schneeweis (HU:2019), Gregor Schuster (HU:2017-2020), Rolf Sporleder (HU:2017), Mia Theobald (HU:2018)