Lapo Somigli

Lapo Somigli is a medieval archaeologist, specialized in IT application for historical and archaeological research.
He studied at the University of Florence with Prof. G. Vannini (Chair of Medieval Archaeology). In
2013 he defended his PhD dissertation in History and Information Technology at the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna. His work focused on power structures in medieval Montalbano, a rural area in central Tuscany, and the development of a historical and archaeological data management system.
Before HAY Mobility project, Dr. Somigli has been a post-doctoral research fellow at University of Florence within an interdisciplinary project on digital humanities since 2018. He is also Adjunct Professor of geomatics (School of Specialization in Archaeological Heritage) and of Digital Humanities (SAGAS Department of the University of Florence).
He has participated in numerous excavations and research projects in Italy, especially in Tuscany, and abroad. He is a member of the Italian archaeological mission in Jordan 'Medieval Petra–Shawbak Project'. In addition to archaeological analyses of medieval buildings and excavation activities, he collaborates in the realisation of the IT architecture for archaeological data management and three-dimensional archaeological surveys.
Since 2014, he has been a member of the Italian Archaeological Mission in Armenia 'The Making of the Silk Road in Armenia' (University of Florence and Yerevan State University), where he is in charge of the three-dimensional surveys of artefacts and architectural structures. He is also specialized in photogrammetry, GIS (Geographic Information System) and spatial analyses.
Dr. Somigli is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the ArmEn Project web-site, as well
as all the Digital Humanities and IT aspects of the project.


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