Jan Gadeyne

Since 1988, Jan Gadeyne has taught for several American study abroad programs including University of Maryland, University of Miami, Pratt Institute, and Yale University. His courses embrace ancient Roman art and architecture, urban history of Rome in antiquity and the Middle Ages, late antique and early Byzantine art and architecture, and the ancient history of Rome. Since 2005, he has codirected the excavation of the Roman villa on the Piano della Civita, Artena. He has published papers on Roman lead seals and early Christian apse mosaics and (forthcoming) an article on the urban history around the hospice of San Giuliano dei Fiamminghi. He is currently working on publishing his dissertation and an archaeological guide of Italy.

Gadeyne has a Ph.D. in archaeology and ancient art history and an M.A. in classics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Louvain, Belgium). He studied late antique art and archaeology at the Westfälische Wilhelmsuniversität Münster (Germany).

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Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 3820 Topography and Urban History of Rome in Antiquity and the Middle AgesRome is a prisoner of its past. The entire city confronts the student with almost 30 centuries of urban and architectural history. This course intends to reconstruct the urban history of Rome from its origins through the Middle Ages (10th century bc-12th century ad). The purpose of this course will be to discover the layers of Rome, combining archaeology with literature, architecture, and urban history with art history. The goal is a thorough and direct knowledge of the Roman and Medieval urban landscape and the way this landscape has sometimes survived until today. Special attention will be given to Roman and Medieval building typology, both private and public, and the development of the urban infrastructure (street system, water supply, fortifications, etc.). Strong emphasis will be placed upon continuity, use/reuse, and transformation of buildings and spaces, etc. Every week one or two different "regions" will be explored that are typical for a particular moment of the urban history. Visits to sites outside Rome also will be used to address the issue of urban history in Italy in antiquity and the Middle Ages.

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • Grant from Temple University for the excavation campaign of the Roman villa on the Piano della Civita in Artena, Italy (2008)
  • Grant from the Boston Foundation for the excavation campaign of the Roman villa on the Piano della Civita in Artena, Italy (2003)
  • Grant from Temple University Rome for research on the urban history of Rome in the 5th and 6th century CE (2000–01)
  • Grant from the Italian government for study of Christian Archaeology at the Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana (1987)

Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)

  • Poster presentation during the XVIIth International Conference of Classical Archaeology in Rome, on the excavations of the Roman villa at Artena, Italy (2008)

Publications (Selected)

  • "Gli scavi della villa romana sul Piano della Civita di Artena. Rapporto preliminare delle campagne di scavo 2003–04," Lazio e Sabina 3, Atti del Convegno (2006)
  • Da Pompeo il Grande a Roberto II, conte delle Fiandre. Appunti per la ricostruzione della topografia antica e medievale attorno a S. Giuliano dei Fiamminghi (under review)
  • "La villa romana del Piano della Civita ad Artena," (with Cécile Brouillard) Lazio e Sabina 1 (2003)