The Master’s degree course ‘Cultural Heritage in the Near and Middle East, and in Africa’ offers a unique training opportunity for those wishing to specialise in both the study of history and the conservation of cultural heritage of western Asia and northern and eastern Africa. Our teaching methods are designed to give a solid theoretical and methodological grounding as well as practical experience and combine classes and seminars with thematic workshops and specialised hands-on practical training.
Taught modules are all characterised by strong interdisciplinarity and encompass the fields of archaeology, epigraphy, history, history of art, philology, and literary studies, paired with cultural anthropology and history of religions. Hands-on activities, implemented both in Italy and in the many countries where Sapienza’s prestigious archaeological missions are active, will provide students with skills in numerous areas of expertise (e.g. stratigraphic excavation, survey, conservation, the study of material culture, interpretation of historical sources, museum planning and developing, valorisation projects).
Graduates from the MA will develop specific knowledge and professional skills that are required for a successful career in national and international organisations that promote heritage enhancement projects in the area and will grant excellent foundation for those wishing to continue to further degree programmes.