Alessandro Sebastiani


Assistant Professor
Phone:  (716) 645-0462
Email:  as424@buffalo.edu

 

Graduate Degrees:

  • BA in Late Antique and Medieval Settlements, University of Siena (Italy)
  • D. in Medieval Archaeology, University of Siena (Italy)
  • Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow, University of Sheffield (UK)

Expertise/Research Interests:

  • Roman Archaeology of the Mediterranean
  • Roman Economy
  • Roman Religion
  • Roman to Early Medieval countryside
  • Roman to Early Medieval cities
  • Landscape Archaeology
  • Medieval Archaeology
  • Medieval Pottery
  • GIS and IT Sciences applied to Archaeology

Research Projects:

  • Interconnected Mobility of People and Economy along the River Ombrone (IMPERO)
  • Alberese Archaeological Project
  • The Crowded Desert Project (UCL Qatar)

Undergraduate Courses:

  • CL 338 – Roman Archaeology I
  • CL339 – Roman Archaeology II
  • CL199 – The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  • CL100 – Archaeology and Rediscovery of Ancient World

Selected publications:

  • Sebastiani A., Chirico E., Colombini M. and Cygielman M. (eds) 2015. Diana Umbronensis a Scoglietto. Santuario, Territorio e Cultura Materiale (200 a.C. –550 d.C.). Oxford: Archaeopress (Archaeopress Roman Archaeology series, 3; ISBN: 978-1-78491-052-5).
  • Sebastiani A. and Derrick T. 2016. Note on the glass workshops and glass assemblage from Spolverino (Alberese – GR). Journal of Glass Studies 58: 279-286.
  • Sebastiani A. 2016. New data for a preliminary understanding of the Roman settlement network in south coastal Tuscany. The Case of Alberese (Grosseto, IT). Res Antiquae, 13: 243-272.
  • Sebastiani A. 2016. Glass and metal production at Alberese. The workshops and the manufacturing district of Spolverino. European Journal of Post-Classical Archaeologies, 6: 53-70.
  • Hodges R., Carr E., Sebastiani A. and Vaccaro E. 2016. Beyond Butrint. The “Mursi Survey” 2008. The Annuals of the British School at Athens, 116: 1-29.
  • Brando M. and Sebastiani A. 2016. Enlightening Diana Umbronensis. The Late Antique lamp assemblage from the Sanctuary at Scoglietto (Alberese – IT) In Proceedings of Roman and Late Antique Lamps: Production and Distribution, contacts of the Mediterranean (2nd February 2015), Zagreb: 107-127.
  • Sebastiani A., Colombini M., Cygielman M. and Chirico E. 2016. Il quartiere artigianale di Spolverino (Alberese – GR): impianti di lavorazione dei metalli e del vetro tra III e V sec. d.C. In V. Di Cola and F. Pitzalis (eds), Materiali per Populonia 11: 283-297.
  • Sebastiani A. 2015. Workshops and Craftsmen in Roman South Coastal Tuscany: new evidence from the River port of Rusellae. In M. Nova Barrero and M.J. Pérez del Castillo (eds), Proceedings of the XVIII Congreso Internacional Arqueologia Clasica: Centro y periferia en el mundo clasico, Merida 13-17 May 2013: 1383-1388.
  • Sebastiani A. 2014. Spolverino (Alberese – GR). The 4th Archaeological Season at the Manufacturing District and revision of the previous archaeological data, in fastionline.org/docs/FOLDER-it-2014-320.pdf.
  • De Benetti M. and Sebastiani A. 2014. I rinvenimenti monetali nel territorio di Alberese. Annali dell’Istituto Italiano di Numismatica, 59: 291-306.
  • Sebastiani A. 2014. Alberese nel periodo romano. Territorio e popolamento dalla Romanizzazione alla Tarda Antichità, Marittima 3: 5-12.
  • Sebastiani A. 2011. Nota su due strutture produttive tardo romane nell’ager Rusellanus: la bottega di un maestro vetraio a Spolverino (Alberese – GR) e l’officina metallurgica a Rusellae (Grosseto), fastionline.org/docs/FOLDER-it-2011-221.pdf

Grants:

Post-doctoral Fellowship

  • 2012-2014      Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (IF), European Union

Research Grants

  • 2014-2015      Rakow Grant for Glass Research, The Corning Museum of Glass (NY)
  • 2011                 Graduate Student Travel Grant, Archaeological Institute of America
  • 2009                 Research grant, Butrint Foundation
  • 2008               Research grant, Butrint Foundation
  • 2007               Research grant, Butrint Foundation

Editorial Board Member:

  • Journal title: IANSA – Interdisciplinaria Archaeologica. Natural Sciences in Archaeology, Peer-Reviewer
  • Journal title: PCA – European Journal of Post-Classical Archaeologies (Classified A – ERIH-PLUS), Editor – Issue: 6, 2016.
  • Journal title: Histara – Les comptes rendus (ISSN 2100-0700), Reviewer
  • Publisher: A.R. British Archaeological Reports Series, Reviewer

Professional Affiliations:

  • 2017 – present Centro Studi Città e Territorio
  • 2016 – present European Association of Archaeologists
  • 2014 – present Medieval and Ancient Research Centre University of Sheffield
  • 2012 – present Rome-SPQR Society (AIA)
  • 2011 – present Archaeological Institute of America
  • 2005 – present Società degli Archeologi Medievisti Italiani (SAMI)
  • 2012 – 2016            Vice-President of the Grosseto Cultura Foundation

 

Curriculum Vitae