Institute of Archaeology


Corinna Riva awarded Italian Visiting Professorship

24 April 2023

Corinna Riva (UCL Institute of Archaeology) has been been invited to the University of Pavia, Italy, as a Visiting Professor, to contribute to their MA in Mediterranean Archaeology.

Corinna Riva, Associate Professor, UCL Institute of Archaeology

Corinna Riva is taking up her Visiting Professorship at the University of Pavia in April-May and is teaching a course on Etruscan Archaeology as part of their international MA in Mediterranean Archaeology programme.  

Corinna is the degree programme co-ordinator for the Institute's own MA in Mediterranean Archaeology. Her research encompasses east-west interaction and comparative archaeology of the 1st-millennium BC Mediterranean, colonialism and colonization and social and political identities.

Corinna's recent volume A Short History of the Etruscans (2020: Bloomsbury), explores the Etruscan language, which long remained wholly indecipherable; the Etruscan landscape; and the 6th-century growth of Etruscan cities and Mediterranean trade.

Corinna was previously awarded a one-year Fellowship at the Max Weber Centre (Kolleg) for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, based at the University of Erfurt (2021-22), situated within the framework of their Distinguished Fellowship Programme and the research group: 'KFG: Religion und Urbanität'. She has also been elected as membro estero (member abroad) of the Istituto Nazionale di Studi Etruschi ed Italici, the Italian National body that promotes Etruscan archaeology.

Congratulations Corinna!