Dr. Nicola Chiarenza

Postdoc Graduate School Human Development in Landscapes

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Curriculum Vitae

Year Appointment
Nov. 2015 -Aug. 2016 DAAD Postdoc-Forschungsstipendium Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn.
2014 Archaeological Museum of Palermo “Antonino Salinas”: study of potteries and other finds from Selinunte (Sicily).
2011-2014 PhD in Archaeology at “La Sapienza” University of Rome. Subject: “Edifici di culto e aree sacre in contesti punici e tardo punici della Sicilia”.
2013 Archaeological Superintendence of Agrigento: study of potteries and other finds from Monte Adranone (Sicily).
2003-2013 Archaeological Expedition to Motya of “La Sapienza” University of Rome: field director and in charge of excavations activities and archaeological documentation in several areas of the archaeological site; responsible of the photographical recording of pottery and small finds.
2012 Archaeological Superintendence of Trapani: study of potteries and other finds from Selinunte (Sicily).
2009-2011 Specialisation in Cultural heritage at Specialisation School in Cultural Heritage of “La Sapienza” University of Rome.
2005-2008 Master in Archaeology at “La Sapienza” University of Rome.
2002-2005 Bachelor in Archaeological Sciences at “La Sapienza” University of Rome.


  • “La coroplastica votiva dalle campagne di scavo XXV-XXVIII (2005-2008) dall’Area sacra del Kothon”, in L. Nigro (ed.), Mozia XIV. Zona C. Il Tempio del Kothon Roma, im Druck.
  • “Catalogue of the objects”, L. Nigro (ed.), Mozia XIV. Zona C. Il Tempio del Kothon Roma, im Druck.
  • “All’ombra delle colonne: le aree sacre ai margini del Tempio O nella Selinunte punica”, 8th International ongresso f Phoenician and Punic Studies, Carbonia – Sant’Antioco (Sardinia) 21st – 26th of October 2013, im Druck.
  • “A peculiar type of Punic temples from Sicily”, in Septième Congrès International des Études Phéniciennes et Puniques, Hammamet 10th – 14th of November 2009, Tunis, im Druck.
  • 2016: “The shrine and the goddess. Cultural contacts in Soluntum during the Hellenistic age”, in: F. Schön – H. Topfer (eds.) Karthago Dialoge. Karthago und der punische Mittelmeerraum - Kulturkontakte und Kulturtransfers im 1. Jahrtausend v. Chr., Tübingen 2013, 269-282.
  • 2015: “Una matrice per terrecotte con Sileno dall’area sacra del Kothon a Mozia“, in Vicino Oriente 19 (2015), 51-64.
  • 2013: “On oriental persistence in the Hellenistic town of Soluntum. A new hypothesis about the statue of an enthroned goddess”, in L. Bombardieri et al. (eds.), SOMA 2012 Identity and Connectivity: Proceedings of the 16th Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology, Florence, Italy, 1–3 March 2012 (BAR –S2581), Oxford 2013, 945-954.
  • 2011: “L’area sacra punica sull’acropoli di Selinunte: nuove proposte”, in Sicilia Antiqua 8 (2011), 41- 53.
  • 2007: “Nota su un altare a tre betili da Selinunte”, in Vicino Oriente 13 (2007), 177 – 196.


The Perceivable City. A Study on the Multisensory Perception of Selinous’ Urbanscape

Felsraumensemble auf der Akropolis von PergeThe project aims to study the changes in the urbanscape and in urban perception of Selinous between the Classical and First Hellenistic times. Selinous, one of the biggest and richest Greek colonies in the Mediterranean, has represented, since its foundation around the third quarter of the 7th century BC, a border between at least three different “cultural landscapes”: the Greek Sicily, the Phoenician-Punic cities and the indigenous settlements.

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