2019 Grant Recipient
Dr. Diego Ronchi earned his MA cum laude in archaeology from “La Sapienza” University of Rome in 2007-2008. Following graduation he worked as a private contractor for “La Sapienza” and the Soprintendenza per I Beni Archeologici del Lazio, mainly dealing with 3D surveying for cultural heritage. During 2008 and 2009 he worked for “La Sapienza” University of Rome as an instructor for undergraduate students and as a co-advisor to students conducting dissertational research. In 2010 he competed for and was admitted to two doctoral programs, supported by fellowships: the first was with the faculty of architecture of “La Sapienza” and the second was with the faculty of archaeology of Roma “Torvergata.” He choose the latter and began working on a PhD with a major in classic archaeology. He defended his dissertation in January of 2015 and, between 2009 and 2014, presented his preliminary results in a series of conferences and then published it in a peer reviewed book in 2017. Since 2011 he has been employed by the National Park of Circeo as advisor for the heritage section in the park masterplan, and since 2014, he has been an advisor by contract for the Sustainable Development Foundation, carrying out research on the interaction between natural and cultural heritage for the “Carta di Roma,”. More recently (from 2015 to 2017) he has been completing a post-doctorate fellowship at the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. In the meantime, (2015 – 2018) he directed, on behalf of Soprintendenza and various local administrations, many field and 3D surveying projects of vast monumental areas, such as Castrum Inui, Pompeii, Privernum, Terracina, Ad clivum Fundanum, Tres tabernae etc.