CALAON Diego

Diego Calaon, calaon@unive.it


Visiting Assistant Professor – Department of Anthropology, Stanford University (USA), 2016-2019


Marie Curie-Skłodowska Fellow, MarieCurie+1 Grant, Ca’ Foscari University – Venice (I), Department of Environmental Studies, 2017-2018


EU Marie Curie-Skłodowska Fellow, Stanford University, Department of Anthropology and Ca’ Foscari University – Venice (I), Department of Environmental Studies, 2014-2018


From 2012, Qualified as Assistant Professor, Italian Ministry of University and Research, “Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale, Professore di II Fascia” (Assistant Professor), Bando 2012, DD 222/2012, Teaching Filed: L. ANT. 10


Ph.D, Ca’ Foscari University – Venice, I (2006), “Before Venice: lands, waters and settlements. GIS analysis and instruments for a better comprehension of the landscape modifications between Late Antiquity and Middle Ages”, Grading: Excellent.


BAHons, Ca’ Foscari University – Venice, I (2001), Cultural Heritage and Medieval Archaeology, Grading 110/100 cum laude


Keywords

Post-Classical Archaeology; Historical Archaeology; Colonial Archaeology; Ancient Topography; Materiality of Labor and Diaspora; Ecology, Sustainability and Migrations; Venice, Adriatic Sea and the Mediterranean; Indian Ocean Archaeology; Landscape Archeology and GIS; Cultural Landscape and Cultural Heritage; Archaeological Narrative and Public Engagement; Archaeological Fields and Laboratory Methods.

Focus

Archaeology of Landscape in the Post Classical Mediterranean; The Materiality of the Landscape as Cultural Heritage; The Archaeology of Venice; Archaeology of Migration and Labor; Analysis of Cultural Landscapes in the Indian Ocean and in the Mediterranean Area. Working across various project with partners at Stanford University, Cambridge University, Reading University, University of Padua (I), UNESCO sites, Italian Ministry of Culture, National Archaeological Museum in Venice; City Council and Regional Council, Venice.

Bio

Dr Calaon has been awarded the prestigious Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship by the European Community in 2014, for his three-year project “Voices of Venice” to pursue his research in the anthro-ecological reappraisal of the Origin of Venice. For this investigation, he has been hosted by the Stanford University.

From  2016 Calaon is Visiting professor at Stanford University, Department of Anthropology.

Dr. Diego Calaon is a post-classical archaeologist. He is the site director of archaeological project in Torcello (Venice, Ca’ Foscari University). The excavation aim is to investigate the Late Antique and Early Middle Age origins of the “Serenissima”. In the last ten years, he worked as site director in several archaeological project in Venice Lagoon Area (San Giacomo in Palduo, San Lorenzo d’Ammiana, Torcello) and in the upper Adriatic (Comacchio, Treviso). Diego Calaon has also been actively involved in the Venetian colonial project in Dalmatia (“Stari Bar Project” in Montenegro and “The Heritage of Serenissima” in Croatia) directed by Sauro Gelichi and Mitja Gustin. The project aims have been to evaluate the impact on the local communities of Venetian and Ottoman trade systems.

Diego Calaon is also an associated researcher on the “Mauritian Archaeological and Cultural Heritage project” (M.A.C.H). Through this project, he has expanded his global and colonial expertise with reference to the reconstruction of the past, going beyond the classic chronological boundaries inscribed by Italian and European training systems.

Methodologically, his archaeological research has focused primarily on landscape transformations during the Early Middle Ages in the Adriatic region. Using GIS and a holistic approach to data management, he has worked on the impacts of both short and long term landscape and ecological changes.  His  Ph.D. research was innovative resulting in a thorough rewriting of the history and ‘place’ of Early Medieval emporia, principally Venice and Commachio, redefining them as key hubs between the eastern Mediterranean and northern European economies.

In addition to the post-doctoral position at Ca’ Foscari University, he is a consultant for the Regional Council of Veneto, where he has been appointed of the management of two EU project

 

Bio (Italian)

 

Diego Calaon, dal 2014 è Marie Marie Skłodowska-Curie IOF fellow, con il progetto congiunto “Voices of Venice”, presso il Dipartimento di Antropologia di Stanford (USA) e presso l’Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia.

Dal 2016 è Visiting professor presso Stanford University, Department of Anthropology.

Dottore di ricerca in Archeologia e Storia dei paesi del Mediterraneo, Diego Calaon si occupa di archeologia post-classica dell’alto Adriatico. Ha collaborato come assegnista e post-doc con l’Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia e con la Regione Veneto. E’ il responsabile scientifico dei recenti scavi di Torcello (Venezia).  E’ consulente di Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund (Unsesco, Mauristius) ed è co-direttore del progetto “Enviromental Imperialism:  Colonial Archaeology in Mauristius”, con Krish Seetah, Stanford University (USA) .

Diego Calaon è un archeologo post-classico con diversi anni di esperienza come responsabile di cantiere e direttore scientifico in importanti scavi, soprattutto in area veneziana e lagunare, con particolare attenzione alle fasi tardo antiche e alto medievali. Diego Calaon è stato responsabile di cantiere in molti progetti promossi dall’Insegnamento di Archeologia Medievale dell’Università Ca’ Foscari, sotto la direzione scientifica di Sauro Gelichi (Comacchio, San Giacomo in Palduo, San Lorenzo d’Ammiana, Sant’Ilario). Ha partecipato come ricercatore nei progetti in Dalmazia (Stari Bar Project in Montenegro, “The Heritage of Serenissima in Dalmazia) e in Siria (Harim Castel Project).

Le sue ricerche e pubblicazioni vertono, da un lato, ad un approccio territoriale della trasformazioni del paesaggi e dell’insediamento nell’arco dell’alto adriatico medievale, anche con l’impiego di tecnologie GIS, dall’altro alla ridefinizione degli aspetti ecologico/antropologici che descrivono l’impatto della colonizzazione nell’Indian Ocean World.

Dal 2010 al 204, inoltre, è stato consulente per l’archeologia all’interno di progetti Europei promossi dall’Unità Complessa Politiche Comunitarie e Progetti Strategici della Regione Veneto.