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Overview

I am a doctoral student focusing on Sasanian Urbanism and the perception of urban spaces after the Arab-Muslim conquest. My research interests span across Archaeology and History of Pre-Islamic Persia. 



Academic Background:


BA, Archeologia e culture dell’Oriente e dell’Occidente, La Sapienza Università di Roma (2009-2013) 


MA, Ricerca, Documentazione e Tutela dei Beni Archeologici, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna (2013-2016)


MA, Ancient History, Cardiff University (2018-2019)

Research

Research interests

Research Interests:


- Sasanian Dynasty (224-650 CE)


- History and Culture of Iran


- Ancient Persian Empire


- Landscape Archaeology 


Publications:


“Persia e Roma, due visioni differenti sulla sconfitta di Giuliano l'Apostata” (Persia and Rome, two different concept about the defeat of Julian the Apostate) in Forma Urbis, n. 10, October 2016, XXI: 23-26.


“A road to Fīrūzābād” in EX NOVO, Journal of Archaeology, Vol. 3, December 2018: 75-96.


Conferences


Universities in Wales Institute of Classics and Ancient History Postgraduate Conference 'Narratives of Power', Swansea University (November 2019) - Paper title: Sasanian Kings as Decision-Makers: Reshaping the Ērānshahr.


The Fourth Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies, Symposia Iranica, Saint Andrews University (April 2019) - Paper title: Reasons behind the act of foundation; reflections on Sasanian culture.


Universities in Wales Institute of Classics and Ancient History Postgraduate Conference 'Conversations with the Other', Cardiff University (November 2018) - Paper title: Achaemenid Women's voice.


International Medieval Congress, Leeds University (July 2018) - Paper title: Reflection on the perspective of Sasanian past through Islamic sources.


IV edition of the conference of Anthropology and Archeology, Antropologia e Archeologia dell'Amore (May 2017) - Paper title: Khosrow e Shirin, ovvero la rilettura di edifici storici in chiave amorosa.


Annual Student Archaeology Conference, Cambridge University (September 2016) - Paper title: A Sasanid city changing through the ages.





Teaching

Thesis

'The evolution of Sasanian Urbanism in Iran after the Arab-Muslim conquest: three cases study'

My research will focus on the evolution of Sasanian urbanism and how the urban environment was changed by the Arab-Muslim conquest. 


Supervisors

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Dr Eve MacDonald

Lecturer in Ancient History

Steve Mills

Dr Steve Mills

Senior Lecturer in IT Applications