Francesca Conselvan

Identity, material objects and cultural transfer

The PhD I am working on is part of a larger interdisciplinary project resulting from a collaboration between historians and geneticists. The aim of the research is using ancient DNA analysis in order to understand historical questions, particularly the formation and construction of Early Medieval social identity. The area of interest lies in Longobard migration from Pannonia to Northern Italy during the 6th and 7th centuries.