Within the framework of the interweaving of activities and skills that characterize the Department, we highlight some areas of aggregation, each with peculiar and important traditions.
THE AREA OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Articulated in the four consolidated research areas of prehistory and protohistory, classical archeology, medieval archeology and archaeological methodologies, it studies the great theme of the reconstruction of the past of human societies starting from their material traces, with a specific reference to the notion of material culture which in many ways represents its founding axis.
THE AREA OF HISTORICAL RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION
The area of historical and documentary research - articulated in the fields of medieval, modern, contemporary history, geography, archival palaeography and book sciences - studies human societies in their infinite differentiations and in their aspects of political and social history , cultural, as well as in the great variety of documentation, sources and texts produced over time by those companies is necessary for their study.
THE AREA OF ARTISTIC HISTORICAL RESEARCH
The area of historical artistic research analyzes the figurative and architectural culture of the societies of the past and of the contemporary age by multidisciplinary approaches: from the philological reconstruction of personalities and contexts to the study of the function of images, iconographic and constructive traditions, treatises and historiography , the history of collecting, the culture of conservation and restoration
THE AREA OF ARTS OF THE SHOW
The performing arts area studies cinema, music, theater and dance in their historiographic, aesthetic, documental and expressive fields, not without taking care of the languages, techniques, processes of transmission of knowledge and fruition by of the public, between memory and contemporaneity.
THE INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH: NEW POSSIBILITIES FOR AN EXPERIENCED COLLABORATION
For a long time, within the previous departments or in the relationships between them, teachers and researchers of the various areas have carried forward intense and fruitful experiences of collaboration and interdisciplinary dialogue. This already experimented interaction now finds particular opportunities for growth and development in the new departmental organization. Although different from each other, the disciplinary approaches of the five areas converge in the common intent of knowledge of human societies and their productions, which analyze a variety of aspects through different perspectives and systems of sources, to grasp at the same time the complexity in an interdisciplinary dimension, dictated by the deep interconnection of research methods.