2017 and 2018: “Label Archéologie” of the “Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres”, Institut de France, Paris, for the Research Programme “ADRIBOATS – Navires et navigation en Adriatique orientale dans l’Antiquité” of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs
Dr. Giulia Boetto is first class researcher in Nautical and Maritime Archaeology at the French National Centre for Scientific research (CNRS) and she is based at the Centre Camille Jullian (UMR7299, Aix-Marseille Univerisity, CNRS) in Aix-en-Provence, France. Dr. Boetto achieved her bachelor degree in Classical Letters in 1993 (University of Turin) and a post graduation Master in Classical Archaeology in 1998 (University of Turin). She obtained one-year University of Turin’s scholarship at the C. Camille Jullian in 1995, and short scholarships of the Centre for Maritime Archaeology in Roskilde (1997), NATO-CNR (1999) and Ecole française of Rome (2005). Parallel to her schooling, Dr. Boetto worked as free-lance (contractual) land and underwater archaeologist for the Italian Ministry of Culture and in 1997 she moved in Ostia (Rome) in charge for the EU funded projects Navis I and Navis II and others research activities of the Museum of the Ships (Fiumicino) and of the Archaeological Superintendence of Ostia. In 2004, she has been in charge of the study of the shipwrecks discovered in the Roman silted harbour of Naples. She completed her PhD in Letters and Human Sciences at the University of Provence “The Fiumicino ships (Italy): architecture, materials, types and functions. Contribution to the study of the harbour system of Rome under the Empire”, in 2006. From 2007, she is permanent first class researcher at CNRS. Dr. Boetto’s research focuses on ancient ships (typology and function) through archaeological, written, iconographic, ethnological and archaeometric sources within two main topics: 1. Interrelation between ships, in particular service boats, and harbours based on fieldwork in Western Roman Mediterranean harbours, Ostia-Portus, Naples, Toulon and Antibes; 2. Eastern Adriatic ancient shipbuilding in the frame of the Franco-Croatian projects in Pakoštane, Caska bay (University of Zadar) and Istria (Archaeological Museum of Istria). Dr. Boetto teaching activity is addressed to Master students of the Aix-Marseille University in particular within the frame of the new Master programme on the Maritime and Coastal Archaeology (MoMArch).
Dr. Boetto is also interested in the development of the photogrammetric techniques in shipwreck survey and ship 3D reconstruction and modelling. She is the editor of the session Portus, Ostia and the Ports of the Roman Mediterranean of the 2008 17th International Congress of Classical Archaeology (2010), with Simon Keay and Batellerie Gallo-Romaine. Pratiques régionales et influences maritimes méditerranéenne (2011), with Patrice Pomey and André Tchernia.