Laboratory of History, Archaeology, Epigraphy and tradition of antiquity
Its interdisciplinary nature and the synergy of its specialist skills are the strengths of the SAET Laboratory, a complex research structure in its thematic and chronological scope but agile in its interactions and essential for scientific and educational fallout and for dissemination of the sciences of antiquity and the tradition of antiquity.
Scholars of History and Art History, Philology and Archaeology, experts in IT and in the technologies applied to the cultural heritage form the scientific and technical basis of the SAET, a heritage of experience, resources and tools that boasts over thirty years of activity in Sicily and Magna Grecia. The SAET promotes the enhancement of these skills by aiming acquired methodologies towards new scientific horizons and more agile forms of dissemination.
The lines of research reflect the Normale's strong tradition of the Humanities and renew this tradition by integrating with avant garde computer technologies. The projects find communication channels in the methodological rigour of the research and in the great potentiality for applications of dissemination: sources and documents, lexical and cultural material and recomposable ancient findings and traces are pieces in an interactive mosaic that reconstructs, explains and interacts. The dissemination of the results and their editorial circulation promoted through numerous publications, together with the open horizon of a database and the specular horizon of a virtual reconstruction, indicate the most proficuous lines for the dynamics, organisation and continuity of the research. Seminars, conferences and workshops organised by the SAET, moreover, are characterised by their wide variety of destinations and fruition, and by the meticulous attention to the carrying out of the research, in terms of rigour in reflection and ease of communication.