Gianluca Del Mastro
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
This session aims to offer an overview on the latest technologies for the study of ancient and medieval written heritage, from Raman spectroscopy to RTI and tomography.
Scholars working on different writing materials (papyrus, parchment, ostraca, wood tablets...) and on different epochs and civilizations (from Pharaonic Egypt to Medieval Europe) are invited, so to show their methods, confront the results, open new perspectives.
Gianluca del Mastro is an Assistant Professor and Research Fellow in Papyrology (from 2008) at the University of Naples. He was educated and has specialized in the humanities and is occupied with the study of ancient manuscripts, archaeology, the history of Classical scholarship, and digital humanities, especially in the field of cultural heritage. He received an MA in Multimedia and Cultural Heritage (Naples-Zernike Science Park, Groeningen, Holland) and participates as a member in several projects. He studies the production and diffusion of ancient manuscripts in the Mediterranean Basin, especially in Campania. He has received awards for research on ancient texts and on the textual history of ancient texts. His creation and management of databases, digital books, and other digital tools permits him to plan and create other such instruments for every variety of cultural asset.