Permission for Archaeological Excavations

The following procedure concerns only students enrolled in:

  • 2nd cycle degree/two year Master in Archaeology and Cultures of the Ancient World (including the 2nd cycle degree/two year Master Curriculum Applied Critical Archaeology and Heritage)
  • Specialisation School in Archaeological Heritage

This permission or evaluation of eligibility is not required for all the other positions (Professional Staff, Researchers, Teachers, PhD Students, Research Fellows and Scholars).

The request of permission must be sent to dr. Alessandro Risi - - with the following email subject "nulla osta per missioni archeologiche/permission for archaeological excavations".

Students must attach the following documents:

  • Medical history form filled in and signed (please, download it in the bottom of the page) 
  • Updated vaccine certificate: if your residence is in Emilia-Romagna Region you can download this certificate in your “Fascicolo Sanitario Elettronico / Health Electronic Folder”. If you are unaware of your vaccine situation and don’t have a vaccine certificate, you can ask it free of charge at the Health Authority in the city you are resident. Anti-tetanus booster shots are recommended every 10 years. Students without a regular anti-tetanus vaccine can get vaccinated at the health-centres of Public Hygiene at the Local Health Authorities where they are resident or in the Labour Medicine at the University.
  • MODULE 3 – Specific Training – Medium Risk 

In the absence of the above mentioned documents, students will not receive the permission to take part in the curricular activities in the archaeological excavations, managed and promoted by the History and Cultures Department of the University of Bologna.

Once collected all the necessary information, the doctor will make a preliminary evaluation to:

  • check proper vaccine coverage already foreseen in the national vaccine plan;
  • exclude any health condition and/or sensitivity which could have an effect on the safety of the activities or could request further in-depth analysis.

Following this evaluation, the doctor could ask the student possible further documents, information or medical checks. Then the doctor in charge will grant permission to take part in practical curricular activities together with specific prescriptions/recommendations.

The length of this permission depends on the deadline of the anti-tetanus vaccine booster shot.