Laboratory of Sciences of Antiquity
The Laboratory of Sciences of Antiquity, or LSA, was formed in 2011 by uniting the activities carried out by the LSATMA – Laboratory of History, Archaeology and Topography of the Ancient World and by the LILA – Laboratory of Computer Sciences for Ancient Languages "G. Nenci", founded respectively in 1984 and in 1991 by Giuseppe Nenci, thereby expanding and enriching research activities.
Interdisciplinary and innovative in its approach, the LSA works in different research areas: historical studies of the ancient world, especially in the areas interested by the Greek colonization, digs and archaeological surveys in Sicily and Magna Graecia and the study of ancient, especially epigraphical, documents.
The LSA also conducts research into the application of computer technology to the humanities, such as the development of software for consulting databanks of ancient texts or the use of the web both for online academic tools and for the creation of resources such as portals.
Another mainstay for the LSA is supporting educational activities through seminars, workshops and consulting services on the tools offered.