Research institutions

Department of History and Cultures - DiSCi, University of Bologna (Bologna, Italy)

The Bi.G.Ar. project is hosted by this department. Its research strengths and its teaching and learning offers cover a wide variety of geographical places, many areas and themes across anthropology, archaeology, geography, history and religious  studies, from prehistory to the contemporary world, within a rich multidisciplinary environment. DiSCi's projects are geographically located in some of the most important archaeological sites in the world, where research is often conducted in collaboration with other international universities and research institutions and in agreement with the archaeological services (in Italy and abroad). Field research is supported, not only by the University of Bologna and the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, but also by the Ministry of Education (FIRB and PRIN) funding from, University and Research (Montalcini program) and from contributions from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as from funding from European programs.


Department of Classical Studies, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA)

The outgoing phase of the MSCA fellowship is hosted by the Department of Classical Studies of the University of Michigan. This department hosts 43 permanent professors and 35 PhD students and post-doctoral researchers. The Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology (IPCAA), jointly sponsored by the Departments of Classical Studies and History of Art, is the premier program in classical art and archaeology in the USA. The Department of Classical Studies carry on its researches in strict collaboration with the Kelsey Museum (the UMICH archaeological museum), that is financial and scientific partner of several archaeological expeditions of the Department of Classical Studies.

BIM A+ team, School of Engineering, University of Minho (Guimarães, Portugal)

The Secondment period of the MSCA fellowship will be hosted by the School of Engineering of the University of Minho, in particular  the BIM A+ research team. The University of Minho was founded in 1973 as part of a wave of ‘new universities’ revitalising the Portuguese academic sector. In 2013-14 UMINHO was ranked by Times Higher Education as one of the 100 best universities of the world under the age of 50. The School of Engineering hosts 9 laboratories, with more than 480 PhD students and 128 post-doctoral researchers. Moreover, UMINHO is the leading institution of BIM A+ Master, a European Consortium for education in BIM technology, that joins UMINHO, the University of Ljubljana, and the Politecnico of Milan.

The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology (Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA)

The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology supports teaching and research on Classical, Egyptian, and Near Eastern archaeology through stewardship of its rich collections, an active exhibitions  program, and sponsorship of ongoing field research. The Kelsey houses a collection of more than 100,000 artifacts, of which approximately 1,500 are on permanent display. The Museum still sponsors field projects in countries around the Mediterranean and it plays a vital role in undergraduate and graduate teaching and research. As an exhibit museum at a public university, the Kelsey embraces a vigorous public outreach mission, engaging with local residents and visitors of all ages, from kindergarten through retirement.