Cinzia Perlingieri – Executive Director

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Cinzia Perlingieri is responsible for the leadership and development of a comprehensive research program to support CoDA’s mission and strategic initiatives. She helps define the Research Agenda and the internal priorities of the center, and ensure that individual projects are consistent with its overall strategy. She also promotes collaboration agreements and joint activities with leading institutions in the country and internationally, and synergies with other Centers at the Berkeley campus and beyond.

Cinzia received her Ph.D. in Archaeology at the University of Naples “l’Orientale”, Italy. She participated in her first archaeological project in Sudan, Africa, in 1989 as archaeologist and ceramic analyst. Since then, she focussed her research in the archaeology of early states in northeast Africa, Egypt, Sudan, and Eritrea/Ethiopia, with a specialization in ceramic studies. During her travels in Africa and Near East she has experienced all aspects of archaeology and heritage, from excavation and survey of large cultural territories to the study and archiving of collections. Since 2003 she has been actively involved in numerous initiatives aimed at integrating digital technologies in the practice of Cultural Heritage. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the European initiative “EPOCH – The European Network of Excellence in Open Cultural Heritage”.

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