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Federico Nurra holds a PhD in “Architecture and Planning” with a thesis entitled “Cartographic tools for the history of places” (University of Sassari, 2015), a Second Level Master’s in “Geo-technologies for Archaeology” (University of Siena, 2008), and a Degree in “Preservation of cultural heritage (Archaeology)” with a thesis entitled “Land settlement typology and viability in Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages in the historical region of Logudoro-Mejlogu. The case of the administrative area of the town of Cossoine in Sardinia” (University of Sassari, 2006).
He currently works at the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (Inrap), in Paris, in charge of the scientific mediation of the NEARCH project; he follows also the experience feedback of the ARIADNE project at the Inrap. During the previous five years he has been a research fellow in the Department of Architecture, Design and Urban Planning (DADU) of the University of Sassari. His main research topics have been: development of the National Archaeological Spatial Data Infrastructure in Italy; design of Webmapping platforms; study of ancient landscapes and landscape transformations. He has also been Contract Lecturer in “Ancient Topography” of the fourth-year Master program on Architectural Science and of the first-year Degree program on Urban Planning (A.A. 2012/2013), University of Sassari.
He is author or co-author of several publications related to his research topics. He worked as professional in charge of compiling the analysis of the historical and cultural structure in the Municipal Urban Planning of the municipalities of Sassari, Abbasanta and Norbello, he collaborated on the project “Digital Archaeological Map of the Municipality of Buddusò” and on a research project involving the territory of Tresnuraghes and Planargia (Sardinia, Italy) with the University of Sassari. He has been Research fellow of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia in 2010-2012, conducting the project “Geo-Informatica per l’individuazione dei Paesaggi Storici – L’asta del Rio Mannu di Porto Torres” at the DADU. During previous years, he specialised himself on Preventive Archaeology (Advanced Course on “Archeologia Preventiva e Valutazione del Rischio Archeologico – Normative tecniche per la valutazione dell’impatto di opere infrastrutturali sul patrimonio archeologico” – Preventive Archaeology and Evaluation of the Archaeological Risk) and Geographic Information Systems (Professional Course “Database Topografici: dalla teoria alla pratica” – GeoDB: from theory to practice) at the University of Siena.