The Summer School

Academic Director: Professor Antonella Coralini, Department of History and Cultures


Digital transformation is a reality that can no longer be ignored, which demands appropriate competences and knowledge, as well as skilled experts to meet the demands of this ever-evolving sector. Unfortunately, not all museums or cultural heritage sites are equipped with the right resources and skills to embrace this change.

Archaeological Studies should take a leading role in this transformation. To do this there is a need for professionals adequately skilled to manage all the steps of the digital process, including gathering data on the field, the conservation of tangible or intangible heritage, storage management and developing and making archaeological collections accessible to the public within a museum environment.

The Summer School is aimed at those who currently work, or are planning to work, in the cultural sector and would like to acquire or perfect their skills as a Curator of Digital Collections with a focus on material and immaterial archaeological heritage, ranging from museums to excavations. This professional role is already in high demand and is destined to become increasingly more so in the coming years.

Thanks to the collaboration of the Civic Museums of Reggio Emilia and the Civic Museum of Modena, as a vital part of the training course, the Summer School offers participants the opportunity to work on real case studies, applying the knowledge they have acquired during the classroom activities.

Main goals

The main goals are to: 

  • offer specialist training in the field of digital humanities applied to archaeology, aimed at acquiring skills and abilities in the management of both native and secondary digital data, from data gathering to communication and audience engagement;
  • promote a critical approach to the aims and methods, outcomes and trends of the digital shift in archaeology;
  • provide the tools necessary to compete in the world of work, under the guidance of professionals in the field, through multidisciplinary and international experiences;
  • encourage the development of a community of researchers and practitioners in the field of digital humanities applied to archaeology.


Isabella Baldini

Università di Bologna, DISCI

Georgia Cantoni

Musei Civici di Reggio Emilia

Antonella Coralini

Università di Bologna, DISCI, Direttore

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Daniele Donati

Università di Bologna, DAR

Antonio Gottarelli

Università di Bologna, DISCI

Maria Teresa Guaitoli

Università di Bologna, DISCI

Silvia Pellegrini

Museo Civico di Modena

Federica Pesce

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Nicola Santopuoli

Università di Bologna, DISCI

Antonia Silvaggi

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