Neural Networks for Archaeologists, with Python, Certificate | Online (optional) | University of Pisa | Pisa, Italy
11 days
2400 EUR/year
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This Neural Networks for Archaeologists, with Python Certificate from University of Pisa Summer School will enable participants to explore and visualize data with Python, set up and train neural networks from scratch and/or by modifying pre-trained networks, in order to perform classification tasks based on images and/or texts.

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The Neural Networks for Archaeologists, with Python Certificate from University of Pisa Summer School it is built around a new paradigm, which takes into consideration archaeologists as both producers and users of digital archaeological data.

Archaeology deals with the study of the human past, conducted through material remains, i.e. artefacts that were manufactured, used, and discarded in ancient times. One of the most important task is to classify the artefacts, determining chronology, cultural attribution, form, function and other features. 

Neural networks and deep learning are powerful tools for supporting and facilitating such tasks, often time consuming and heavily depending on prior knowledge and expertise.

Key facts:

  • This Summer School illustrates the use of neural networks for analyzing and classifying multimodal data, such as images, tables, texts. It is conducted, with an hands-on approach, through Python, one of the main programming languages of AI and Data Science, including a wide variety of deep learning tools and network architectures. 
  • In order to effectively conduct and support analysis and classification of data coming from tables, images and texts, modern archaeologists should be able to deal with concepts and tools related to new technologies. Such skills are not present in a standard archaeology background, though they are fundamental even to effectively interact with ICT experts.

Programme Structure

  • The Summer School will last 60 hours and will take place from June 17th to June 28th, 2024, at the Department of Civilisations and Forms of Knowledge of the University of Pisa, Italy.
  • Bibliography: Stevens E., Antoga L., Viehmann T., Deep Learning with Pytorch, Manning (2020).
  • The program will be activated also in distance learning mode (TEAMS platform).


  • Students, graduates, PhD candidates, and post-docs in archaeology or related to Cultural Heritage.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 11 days

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On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Being students, graduates, PhD candidates, and post-docs in archaeology or related to Cultural Heritage.
  • Specific computer science or technology skills are not required. Personal laptops are needed for attending the summer school. Some introductory tutorials will be delivered to attendees before the School starts.
  • IMPORTANT NOTICE: For an effective learning environment, the number of participants will be limited to 20 students.

Tuition Fee

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    2400 EUR/year
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  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 11 days.

Living costs for Pisa

750 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

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