Historical Landscapes: between research and sustainable management

History, criticism and preservation of cultural heritage


Host Department
Department of Cultural Heritage: Archaeology and History of Art, Cinema and Music



Research Topic A

Abstract of the proposed UNIPhD research project


This doctorate project is about the study of windows and light in living context in the Roman world. The aim is to understand the role of the window within domestic space and therefore the impact of light and landscape on architectural choices and on the use of space between IInd century B.C.E and Ist century C.E. For such a project, the doctorate research will include studies of ancient text, database work especially in Pompeii and Herculaneum and the use of tridimensional reconstitution.



Short bio

Romane Desarbre just finished a master’s degree in Roman construction archaeology about windows in Pompeii under the supervision of Hélène Dessales (CNRS, ENS, AOrOc). She participated in the ACoR project (Atlas of Roman building techniques) for the Roman windows. She also participated to several archeological excavation both in France and in Italy, espacially on the excavations of Chateaubleau (Seine et Marne, France), Piana del Lago (Lazio, Italy), Norchia (Lazio, Italy) and Nora (Sardinia, Italy).

Topic assigned to
Romane Desarbre


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