Manuela Ritondale

Manuela Ritondale photo

I am currently enrolled as joint-PhD student in the Management and Development of Cultural Heritage track at IMT School for Advanced Studiesand at the University of Groningen, Netherlands (Faculty of Arts, Groningen Institute of Archaeology).

I am member of the LYNX  Research Unit, the Center for the interdisciplinary Analysis of Images. 

In cooperation also with the Visual Computing Lab (ISTI-CNR), I am currently applying digital technologies to the analysis of underwater archaeological sites. Particularly my research aims to build both a suitable theory and a new methodology for the prediction of ancient routes and potential shipwreck locations in the Mediterranean Basin. 




University of Groningen


Ritondale, M., 2018.. Review of David Jacoby, Travellers, Merchants and Settlers in the Eastern Mediterranean, 11th-14th Centuries. In : Journal of Greek Archaeology. 3, p. 504-508.

Ritondale M., 2017. Review of Peggy Levitt, Artifacts and allegiances. How museums put the nation and the world on display. University of California Press, 2015. In : Predella, Journal of visual arts. 39, p. 131-134

Ritondale M., Deep discoveries from the seabed of the Pontine Islands: the shipwrecks of Ventotene, Santo Stefano and Zannone, in Assemblage 13. The Sheffield Graduate Journal of Archaeology. (2014): 26-38.

Gambin, T., Ritondale M., Zarattini A., I cinque relitti di Ventotene, in Ghini G. (ed.), Lazio e Sabina 6. Atti del Sesto Incontro di Studi sul Lazio e la Sabina Roma 4-6 marzo 2009. Edizioni Quasar. Roma 2010

Presentations and Lectures

Ritondale M., Prignano L., A Complex Affair: Uncovering Patterns in Mediterranean Connectivity in Roman Time. Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference. Edinburgh 12th – 14th April 2018.

"Debating maritime scales in seaborne trades: investigating changes in Roman-time Mediterranean connectivity through a network analysis of shipwrecks’ cargoes" - Digital Humanities Day, Centre for Digital Humanities, University of Groningen, 26-27 October 2017.

"Input-Data Biases: Meeting the Challenges of Building Interdisciplinary Predictive Models in a Multinational Maritime Context"- ARCHON – GIS days at the VU; Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 15 September 2017.

"The Roman shipwreck of Punta dell’Arco (Ventotene) and the lead transport in the late Republic" - Deguwa 2016, IN POSEIDON´S REALM XXI Archaeological Heritage Office of Saxony. Dresden 21-24 April 2016

"Application of network analysis to the trade routes of antiquities passing through the pontine islands" - 43rd Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. Annual Conference. Siena 30 March - 3 April 2015

Best practices to re-use remote sensing data coming from marine geophysical surveys for the 3D reconstruction of underwater archaeological deep-sites" - 44th Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference (CAA 2016). Oslo,  29th Match–2nd April 2016.

Evocative virtual exploration of underwater sites: Issues and approaches" - 44th Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference (CAA 2016). Oslo,  29th Match–2nd April 2016.