Full professor in Medieval Archaeology, Director of the Archaeology Specialization School at the University of Florence and member of Council of School of PhD in University ‘La Sapienza’ of Rome
Full professor in Medieval Archaeology, Director of the Archaeology Specialization School at the University of Florence and member of Council of School of PhD in University ‘La Sapienza’ of Rome.
Former Associate Professor in Medieval Topography and Archaeology at the University of Calabria (1991-1996) and Dean of the local Department of Arts. Co-founder of the inter-University Italian PhD programme in Medieval Archaeology (1998) (Universities of Aquila, Florence, Salerno, Tuscia, Milan ‘Cattolica'); Ministry of Culture Inspector at the Archaeological Superintendency of Tuscany (1981). Author of over 250 scientific publications (including a dozen monogaphs), on medieval urban settlement, Incastellamento, settlement in Mediterranean feudal territories and Production Archaeology.
Co-director of five scientific series (including ‘Limina/Limites. Archeologies, histories, islands and frontiers in the Mediterranean (365-1556)', BAR, Oxford; ‘Archeologia Pubblica', FUP, Florence) and member of the scientific committee for other four series (including 'Tardoantico e Medioevo' and ‘Confronti'). Guido Vannini is also a member of the scientific committees of twelve scientific journals (including "Archeologia Medievale", "Ricerche Storiche" “Archeologia Polona”; “Rivista di Scienze dell'Antichità”, "Archeologia Viva") and of scientific Institutes (Deputazione di Storia Patria per la Toscana, Istituto Archeologico Italo-giordano, Centro Intern. di Studi 'La Gerusalemme di S. Vivaldo', Società Pistoiese di Storia Patria etc.); associated to the Society of Medieval Archaeologists of Italy (SAMI) from 1995 and of I.C.O.M.O.S. (1987).
Director of some sixty national and international archaeological projects in six Euro-Mediterranean countries - 52 archaeological areas (6 abroad) of which 21 urban and 31 rural – and organizer of 20 exhibitions also abroad. Major running projects include the 'Strategic Athenaeum Project' on the Mediterranean Medieval Feudal Society: archaological profiles and the archaeological mission in Jordan on Medieval Petra. Archaeology of Crusader-Ayyubid settlement in Transjordan (‘Pilot Project' MAE, 1999 and MIUR, since 1987).