Studying at the University of Verona

Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
I semestre Ferrara Sep 23, 2019 Dec 20, 2019
II semestre Ferrara Feb 24, 2020 May 29, 2020

Exam calendar

Exam dates and rounds are managed by the relevant Culture and Civilisation Teaching and Student Services Unit.
To view all the exam sessions available, please use the Exam dashboard on ESSE3.
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Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Basso Patrizia

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Bertolazzi Riccardo

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Mastrocinque Attilio

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Migliavacca Mara Gioia

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Saggioro Fabio

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Turri Luigi

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Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.

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Final exam

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4° Year   activated in the A.Y. 2022/2023

Final exam

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TAF (Type of Educational Activity) All courses and activities are classified into different types of educational activities, indicated by a letter.

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Teaching code



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Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)




Learning outcomes

Il corso magistrale mira a fornire le conoscenze e gli strumenti di base per lo studio approfondito e l’avvio dell’attività di ricerca nell’ambito della storia e archeologia del Vicino Oriente, attraverso l’analisi esemplificativa di una tematica storico-archeologica di ampio respiro che consenta di illustrare l’applicazione di diversi approcci metodologici e avvii all’uso delle fonti e della letteratura secondaria.


The course aims to provide a geographical and chronological framework to the history and the archeology of the ancient Near East, offering a general view the history of the discoveries, on the natural environment, on the sources, an overall periodization and a synthesis of its history from the Neolithic to the first millennium BC.
A special focus will be given to the Lebanese area and on the evolution of the city of Byblos from Prehistory to Phoenician era.

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Davide Nadali e Andrea Polcaro (a cura di), Archeologia della Mesopotamia antica Carocci 2015
P. Matthiae Prima lezione di archeologia orientale Laterza 2005 978-8-842-07382-6

Examination Methods

Oral exam.
The exam will focus on topics and materials illustrated during the lessons, as well as on the reference texts that will be indicated during the course. Some reference books useful as introduction to the subject, for comparisons or in-depth information are listed below. Students will be requested to illustrate specific topics of the program to demonstrate their knowledge of the proposed subjects and their abilities in analysis, synthesis and methodological evaluation.

Study materials and bibliographical references will be provided during the lessons. A basic bibliography is given here below:
P. Matthiae, Prima lezione di archeologia orientale, Laterza, Bari 2005;
M. Liverani, Antico Oriente Storia società economia, Laterza, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 1988 (2018, 5 ed.);
D. Nadali e A. Polcaro, Archeologia della Mesopotamia antica, Carocci, Roma 2015.
F. Giusfredi, Il Vicino Oriente antico. Breve storia delle origini alla caduta di Babilonia, Carocci, Roma 2020;
M. Kilani, Byblos in the Late Bronze Age, Leida 2020

Students with disabilities or specific learning disorders (SLD), who intend to request the adaptation of the exam, must follow the instructions given HERE

Type D and Type F activities

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Career prospects

Module/Programme news

News for students

There you will find information, resources and services useful during your time at the University (Student’s exam record, your study plan on ESSE3, Distance Learning courses, university email account, office forms, administrative procedures, etc.). You can log into MyUnivr with your GIA login details: only in this way will you be able to receive notification of all the notices from your teachers and your secretariat via email and soon also via the Univr app.

Linguistic training CLA


Doppio Titolo

Il doppio titolo è un programma integrato di studio attivato a seguito di una convenzione fra l’Ateneo di Ferrara e una Università straniera.
Nell'ambito del corso di laurea magistrale in Quaternario, preistoria e archeologia è attivo un progetto di doppio titolo erogato in partnership con il Master “Mention Archéologie, sciences pour l’archéologie parcours Arts, Sociétés, Environnements de la Préhistoire et de la Protohistoire: Europe, Afrique” dell’Université de Toulouse Jean Jaurès (Francia)
Gli interessati potranno candidarsi al progetto come previsto dal bando di selezione.
Per ulteriori informazioni si rimanda al bando di ammissione del doppio titolo:

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