History, criticism and preservation of cultural heritage

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


At the end of the XXth and the beginning of the XXIst century, construction archaeology started to investigate techniques and patterns of construction to put light on the logics of Roman constructions and buildings.  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 especially in Pompeii and Herculaneum. For such purpose, the doctorate research will include studies of ancient text, database work and statistical analysis as well as reflections on closure elements and window glass.



Short bio

Romane Desarbre is a French archaeologist working on Roman construction archaeology. She graduated from a master’s degree in history and archaeology at the Ecole Normale supérieure in Paris in 2022. She participated to different excavations in France and in Italy such as Nora (Sardinia, Italy), Norchia (Lazio Italy ) or Chateaubleau (Seine et Marne, France). She also believes that archaeology should be accessible to everyone and organize workshops for middle- and high schoolers to make the students discover this discipline.

Topic assigned to
Romane Desarbre


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