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Data-Driven Archaeology, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 19 days
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
The Data-Driven Archaeology course at the University of Pisa Summer School will enable participants to manage the life cycle of digital archaeological data. It is built around a new paradigm, which takes into consideration archaeologists as both producers and users of digital archaeological data.


Attendees will learn the concepts and methods of data retrieval, management, analysis and communication through an integrated use of software, statistical and practical principles. The Data-Driven Archaeology course at the University of Pisa Summer School will be accomplished through field activities connected to pottery analysis within the ArchAIDE project, and ICT-related activities carried out in laboratory and taught in the lectures.

In Humanities, the exponential increase in digital documentation requires us to question its management, its use, its availability to the scientific community and its sustainability. In archaeology, these issues are even more crucial because they relate to non-reproducible primary data. In order to effectively retrieve, store, manage, prepare for analysis, and communicate the information and the scientific range of such amount of data, modern archaeologists should be able to deal with concepts and tools related to new technologies. 

Such digital competencies are not present in a standard archaeology background, though they are very important in order to effectively interact with ICT experts.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 19 days
  • Credits
    6 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The Data-Driven Archaeology summer school aims for a fruitful combination of archaeology and statistics through the teaching of Data analysis, Data mining, and Data visualization techniques, extremely relevant but by no means common across Humanities. 

The large amounts of data that are produced through archaeological work show a wide degree of heterogeneity, complexity, and interconnection, making the use of algorithmic methods unavoidable.


  • Dr. Gattiglia (Scientific Manager) 
  • Dr. Dubbini (Operations Manager)

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Students, graduates, PhD candidates, and post-docs in archaeology or related to Cultural Heritage.
  • Specific computer science or technology skills are not required.
  • The course is open to EU (including University of Pisa students) and non-EU applicants.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 19 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 19 days.
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Living costs for Pisa

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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