Isabella Bossolino

Isabella Bossolino is a Ph.D. candidate at the Università Degli Studi di Pavia and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her dissertation focuses on the Archaic cemeteries of Kamiros, Rhodes (Greece) and their importance for the understanding of societal developments on the island during the Iron Age and Archaic period.

Between 2014 and 2016 she attended the prestigious Italian Archaeological School at Athens, where she obtained her post-graduate diploma with a thesis on the Iron Age Necropolis of Kamiros (now a published book). In 2011 she received her BA in Classics from the Università Degli Studi di Pavia, Italy. She earned an MA in Archaeology and Art History from the same university in 2013, with a thesis on “Malak Vanth: iconography and functions”, which was later awarded the Claudia Maccabruni prize for the best archaeology thesis.

Her primary research interests include Etruscan and Greek art and archaeology, Iron Age Mediterranean, iconography and iconology, but also the history of Italian excavations in the 20th c. and their impact on Italian contemporary society.

She has carried out archaeological fieldwork in Italy and Greece, and currently, she is involved in two different projects: Italy (Villa Adriana, Rome) and Crete (Profitis Ilias, Gortyna).

At the Department of History, she is working closely with Prof. V. De Grazia on the Italian Fascist policies in the Dodecanese and their relationship with the early 20th c. archaeological research