ACADEMIC

DR. DAVIDE TANASI, PH.D.

A new fantastic University of South Florida summer program at SCIE Center in Sicily for a unique experience in ancient and modern archaeology, history and culture of the crossroads of Mediterranean civilizations.

Dr Davide Tanasi, is Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities with the Department of History of University of South Florida and Program Director of the study abroad program USF in Sicily – Mediterranean Crossroads run in partnership with the Sicily Center for International Education.

Teaching represents the most rewarding part of my job, the final purpose of any research efforts. I consider myself a naturally born communicator. Regardless of the audience, I am able to explain the gist of archaeology and art history in a simple language, free of technicalities and empowered by the use of figures of speech adopted by the media.

 

DR. DENISE CALI, PH.D.

 

 Denise Cali (PhD) is an archaeologist specializing in Roman civilization with a particular interest on Romanization of Sicily and North Africa, where she had directed several field works.

She also holds a professional qualification to teach Italian to Foreigners from the University of Venezia.

She is currently instructor at the Department of History of University of South Florida where she offers course on Roman History and Archaeology and Italian Language and Culture.

DR. JEAN FREELAND-GRAVES, PH.D.

Bess Heflin Centennial Professor of Nutrition
The University of Texas at Austin, USA

“Our Nutrition Department has been coming to Ortygia on alternative years since 2009. It is a magical place which is just outstanding for a study abroad program.

Each time we have enjoyed working with Franca Lupo who has been a superb organizer and has devoted her life to helping students. We know that she will deliver an academically-sound, but fun-filled program with terrific food, Sicilian culture and fascinating history.”

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UT AUSTIN
IN SICILY 2019

 

This program offers a unique opportunity to learn about nutrition, food, health and culture in Italy through a variety of field experiences and local guest lecturers.