Daniele Malfitana, Ph.D., is a classical archaeologist who specializes in the culture and history of the Roman Empire. He has conducted research at many Roman period sites in Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Albania and actually is Head of the Institute for Archaeological and Monumental Heritage of the Italian CNR.
He is Leader Project of a research project of the IBAM. Malfitana teaches a variety of undergraduate courses on subjects pertaining to the history, culture and archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean world as well as archaeological theory and methods. Actually is Adjunct Professor of "Methodololy, material culture and artisanal productions in the Classical world" in the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Catania.
He is Leader of some research units in international research projects based at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), Oxford (Institute of Archaeology), Southampton (Ports Network), UK. He is currently co-directing a joint archaeological research project between Italy and Albania on the site of ancient Durres. Corresponding member of the Society of Roman Studies, London.
He is directing "Roman Sicily Project: ceramics and trade", based at IBAM, Catania, an ongoing multidisciplinary research project. He is co-director of the international peer-review journal titled Facta. A Journal of Roman material culture studies, since 2007.
Research and Teaching Interests
Current research interests include the study of artisanal production of Roman period; the economy of the Roman empire with social approach; Roman Sicily, and field survey
Archaeology, cultures and history of Roman Mediterranean (Roman Provinces, Italy, Sicily)
Archaeology, cultures and history of Sicily (Roman through early Medieval)
Urban development and social interaction in Roman Sicily
Ancient systems of production and trade
Archaeological materials, especially ceramics
Archaeological methods and theory
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