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Dr. Alessio Palmisano

Dr. Alessio Palmisano

Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship (March 2020 - April 2022)
at the Alexander von Humboldt-Professorship for the Ancient History of the Near and Middle East


Historisches Seminar der LMU
Alte Geschichte
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München

Visiting address: Historicum, Schellingstr. 12, room K501

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 5548

I completed a Bachelor Degree (BA 2004) in Archaeology and a Master Degree (MA 2007) in Archaeology of Ancient Near East at the Sapienza University of Rome. I then obtained a Master of Science (MSc 2009) in Computational Archaeology and a doctorate from the University College London (PhD 2015).

Academic positions

  • University College London, Institute of Archaeology (June 2012- March2013, Research Assistant)
  • University of Exeter, College of Life and Environmental Sciences (February 2015-July 2015, Research Associate)
  • University College London, Institute of Archaeology (August 2015- August 2018, Research Associate)
  • LMU Munich, Department of Ancient History (June 2019-October 2019, Research Fellow)
  • University of Durham, Department of Archaeology (October 2019-February 2020, Research Associate)

I am a Research fellow at the Department of Ancient History and I am currently working on a research project investigating how the governance strategies of the Assyrian empire varied significantly by region and depended, in part, on the longer-run socio-ecological dynamics prevailing in different cultural enclaves. My research so far has been primarily focused on the study of Western Asian and Eastern Mediterranean early complex societies, the analysis of settlement patterns, and the development of bespoke and quantitative computational methods to Archaeology. I also took part, with roles of scientific responsibility, in several campaigns of archaeological fieldwork, primarily in Iraq, Italy, Syria and Turkey.