Since 1988, Jan Gadeyne has taught for several liberal arts and architecture programs in Rome, such as Temple University, Cornell University, Trinity College, University of Miami, and the Pratt Institute. He has been a guest lecturer for the Graduate Program in Architecture of Yale University, La Sapienza University, and Tunghai University (Taiwan). 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 served as codirector of the excavation of the Roman villa on the Piano della Civita in Artena (40 miles southeast of Rome), a site occupied from the 4th/3rd centuries BC to the 7th century AD. The title of his Ph.D. in Archaeology and Ancient Art History is "Function and dysfunction of the City: Rome in the 5th century AD." He has published papers on Roman lead seals, Early Christian apse mosaics, the formation of the street system in Early Medieval Rome, and — especially — on the excavations of the Roman villa at Artena. He has coedited, together with Gregory Smith, Perspectives on Public Space in Rome, from Antiquity to the Present Day, published by Ashgate in 2013. Together with Annabella D'Elia, Rosario Pavia, and Rosalia Vittorini, he is co-author of Intorno alle mura di Roma. Itinerari di archeologia e architettura, Architetti Roma Edizioni, Rome, 2022. As a member of a research group for the study and promotion of the Aurelian wall, he is also co-author of Intorno alle Mura di Roma, a guide to the walls of Rome and the urban expansion around them.
Jan Gadeyne holds a Ph.D. in Archaeology and Ancient Art History and an M.A. in the Classics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Leuven, Belgium). He also studied late antique art and archaeology at the Westfälische Wilhelmsuniversität Münster (Germany) and early Christian Archaeology at the Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana in Rome.
- 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 the Temple University Presidential Humanities and Arts Research Program: Sustainability of Cultural History at Artena Archaeological Site (2019)
- 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)
- "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)