Fieldwork opportunities in Pompeii, the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius, and the Apennines.

Call for participants â€“ Fieldwork opportunities in Pompeii, the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius, and the Apennines. 

The Apolline Project is an open research network, which sheds light on the hitherto neglected past of the area to the north of Mt. Vesuvius, in the Bay of Naples, and the Apennines. The project has run actively since 2004 and has several components, with current major work focusing on the Suburban Baths of Pompeii, a post-79 Roman villa with baths on the northern slope of Mt. Vesuvius, the Roman city of Aeclanum, along the Via Appia in inland Campania, and the Imperial Villa of the Pausilypon. The results gained so far have been presented worldwide and published in an edited book and in several articles, which you can download (

The Apolline Project is now accepting applications for its Summer 2019 lab and field activities, which can be divided into: dig at the ancient city of Aeclanum, boot camp of human osteology, study of the pottery assemblages from the Suburban Baths in Pompeii and the late antique villa in Pollena Trocchia, dig at the Imperial Villa of the Pausilypon, and courses on geophysics and restoration!

For further information, including course descriptions and fieldwork opportunities, visit:

We would be very grateful if professors would be so kind as to forward this message to the relevant university mailing lists and to students who might be interested in participating.

Several Universities (e.g. Edinburgh and Bologna) are part of our network and agreements are in place with the majority of the heritage offices (Soprintendenze) and many town councils in Campania. If your Institution is interested in joining the research, please send us a message at

Girolamo Ferdinando De Simone, DPhil (Oxon)
Research Fellow, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna
Contract Professor in Restoration, Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli
Honorary Associate, University of Sydney
Director, Apolline Project


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