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Gast Zapelloni Pavia

Arianna Zapelloni Pavia M.A.


01 Oct 2018 ‐ 30 Sep 2019

434 S. State St.
48104 Ann Arbor (MI)


Cultural Change in the religious landscape of Umbria between the 6th and the 1st centuries BCE

My research project focuses the geographical frame of the religious landscape of Umbria and its material manifestations. The goal of my project is to evaluate the change in location, architecture, and ritual behaviors of the Italic sanctuaries of the region during the Middle and Late Republican period and their significance for Italic communities in two crucial historical moments: the aftermath of the Roman expansion in the fourth century and of the concession of Roman citizenship to the whole peninsula in the early first century BCE. I hope that this focus will illuminate the relationship of cultic and ritual material culture to Roman expansion and new ideologies, and shed light on the actual modes of cultural contact implicated in this process.

Fields of Research

Classical Archaeology

Curriculum Vitae

since 2013 PhD student, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
2013 - 2018 Latin MA, University of Michigan
02/2017 - 06/2017 Visiting scholar at the Topoi Center of Excellence, Freie Universität Berlin.
10/2012 - 05/2013 Master in Management of Artistic and Cultural Heritage at the IULM University- Istituto Universitario di Lingue Moderne
2009 - 2011 MA in Classical Archaeology at the University of Rome "La Sapienza"
2009 – 2010

Exchange student Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

2005 - 2008 BA in Classical Archaeology at the University of Rome "La Sapienza"


2016 T. Samuels/A. Zapelloni Pavia, "Stratigraphic Evaluation and Reassessment of Brown’s Roman Regia Excavation", in: Nuove richerche sulla Regia di Brown (Reggio Calabria).
2009 A. Zapelloni Pavia, Contribution to the Exibition catalogue M. Galli/G. Pisani Sartorio (Eds.), Machina: Technology of Ancient Rome, Roma Museo della Civiltà Romana 23 dicembre 2009-5 aprile 2010 (Roma 2009). "Forma Urbis Severiana. Frammento con l’area del Portico di Livia", 81-83. "L'Anfiteatro Flavio", 96-97, "L'arco", 97-98, "La piattabanda armata", 98-99, "Piattaforma girevole", 105-106, "Piccole terme della Villa della Pisanella a Boscoreale", 119-120, "Il carro", 177-178.