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My Semester in Perugia

An opinion piece by Natalia Caicedo  My name is Natalia Caicedo and I’m a student at Clark University. During Fall 2023 I had the amazing opportunity of studying abroad at the Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy. Although I’m a psychology...

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Interview with Dr. Clelia Viecelli: A Journey from Ethnographic Research to Inspirational Teaching

Dr. Clelia Viecelli, an anthropologist and researcher, joined Umbra in 2021 and now chairs the Food, Sustainability, and Environment program (FSE). We sat down with her to discuss her journey with us and her recent achievement of securing a postdoctoral...

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Welcome to a New Semester! Insights from Director Dr. Zach Nowak

Welcome to a new semester at the Umbra Institute in Perugia! As we embrace the start of this academic period, we have the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Zachary Nowak, our Director, who shared his insights and aspirations for this...

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Unveiling the Roman Treasures of the Past: The Umbra Institute’s Summer 2023 Archaeological Discoveries

  Each summer, the Umbra Institute's archaeological school program brings together aspiring archaeologists from around the world, offering a unique opportunity to unearth ancient treasures, unravel historical mysteries, and delve into the rich tapestry of Italian heritage. This summer’s 2023...

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Tradition and gender-based dynamics in the Italian cuisine: Dr Clelia Viecelli presents her research at the ASFS/AFHVS 2023 Conference

Clelia Viecelli, PhD, Professor of Anthropology of Food and History and Culture of Food in Italy at The Umbra Institute recently came back from the 2023 ASFS/AFHVS Conference in Boston.  For our European-based readers who might not be informed about...

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Trasimeno Archaeology Field School Makes the News

Students at Umbra's Trasimeno Archaeology Field School were recently featured in a local news article. Check out a translated version of the article below or find the original written in Italian:  PerugiaToday.it.   “Castiglione del Lago, new excavation campaign: thirty US...

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