Nicola Laneri

Memory and material culture Fondazione OELLE

Nicola Laneri is Director of the School of Religious Studies at CAMNES / Lorenzo de 'Medici (Florence). He taught Archeology of the Near East at the University of Chicago, the University of Catania, the Middle Eastern Technical University of Ankara, and the University of Naples L'Orientale.

After completing his doctorate at the University of Naples Orientale in 1999, he was appointed Fulbright research scholar and visiting professor at Columbia University, Fellow at the Italian Academy at Columbia University, Visiting Fellow at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara and at University of Chicago, Erasmus visiting professor at Leiden University. He was an ISMEO / IsIAO member. From 2003 to 2016 he was director of the Hirbemerdon Tepe Archaeological Project (south-eastern Turkey.

Over the course of his career he has written over 80 essays and articles, including the The Hirbemerdon Tepe Archaeological Project 2003-2013 Final Report: Chronology and Material Culture (Bradypus 2016), Archeology of Death (Carocci 2011), Biography of a pot (Pandemos 2009), the funeral costumes of the average Euphrates valley during the III millennium BC (The Orientale 2004), and the curators Performing Death: The Social Analysis of Funeral Traditions in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean (Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago 2007), Looking north: The socioeconomic dynamics of northern Mesopotamian and Anatolian regions during (Harrassowitz 2012) and Defining the Sacred: Approaches to the Archeology of Religion in the Near East (Oxbow 2015).