Lapo Somigli is a medieval archaeologist, specialized in IT application for historical and
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
Since 2018 Dr. Somigli has been a post-doctoral research fellow at University of Florence within an
interdisciplinary project on digital humanities. 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.