Giulia Vollono

Office: 375 Spaulding


Phone: (716) 645-0414


IEMA Postdoctoral Scholar 2019-2020
Organizer of the Thirteenth IEMA Visiting Scholar Conference in 2020


Ph.D. June 2017 University of Sheffield (UK), Archaeology Dissertation: Constructing Identity in Lombard Italy

M.A. 2012 University of Sheffield (UK), European Historical Archaeology

M.A. 2010 Università degli Studi di Siena (IT), Archaeology

B.A. 2008 Università degli Studi di Siena (IT), Archaeological Heritage Sciences

Research Interests:

Processes of identity construction in the Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages; Migrations and ethnicity in the Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages; Gender and age from the Roman period to the Early Middle Ages; Funerary archaeology; Relationship between archaeological evidence and written sources; History of archaeology and the relationship between historical interpretations and contemporary society.

Selected Publications:

Vollono, G. 2016. Exploring Approaches to Italian Early Medieval Archaeology in Post Communist Europe. Ex Novo. Journal of Archaeology 1 (1): 85-96.
Also online:

Book reviews :

2015 Uncovering the Germanic Past. Merovingian Archaeology in France. 1830-1914, Medieval Archaeology 59: 362-363. 2014

The Modern Origins of the Early Middle Ages. Assemblage: the Sheffield Graduate Journal of Archaeology.


January 22, 2019: Waddesdon. A Rothschild House and Garden. News and Blog. Publication of the blog post: ‘Butrint: preserving a historic site’.

November 23, 2014: Medieval Movember, Medieval and Ancient Research Centre University of Sheffield- Publication of the blog post ‘ “Who are those Long-beards?” Beards, Hairstyle and identity among the Lombards’.