PALHIP - Authorization, Assistance and Funding


PALHIP has received permission to carry out its work in the form an annual letter of authorization issed by the administrative head of the branch of the Italian antiquities service responsible for the archeological site of Pompeii and, in 2016, for both the sites of Pompeii and Oplontis.  For the 2012 study season this was Professore Antonio Varone, Direttore degli Scavi di Pompei, for the 2013 and 2014 study seasons Dottoressa Grete Stefani, Direttore degli Scavi di Pompei, and for the 2015 and 2016 seasons Professor Massimo Osanna, Soprintendente per i Beni Archeologici di Pompei, Ercolano e Stabiae.


The project's work has been facilitated in countless other ways by Professor Varone, Dottoressa Stefani and Professor Osanna, as well as by numerous other functionaries (some now retired) working for the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Pompei, Ercolano e Stabiae, including Alfonso Boccia, Antonella Bonini, Stefano Borgongini, Domenico Busiello, Laura D'Esposito, Giuseppi DiMartino, Sara Masseroli, Renato Mele, Luisa Pagano, (the late) Luigi Petraccone, Ernesta Rizzo, Vincenzo Sabini, Annamaria Sodo, Patrizia Tabone, and Luana Toniolo.  

PALHIP has also been greatly assisted by the following individuals: Michael Anderson of San Francisco State University; Ria Berg of the Institutum Romanum Finlandiae; Massimo Betello of the University of Buffalo, State University of  New  York; John Clarke  of the  University of Texas, Austin; Alberto DeBonis of the Università di Napoli Federico II; Steven Ellis of the University of Cincinnati; Enzo Morra of the Università di Napoli Federico II; Jennifer Muslin of the University of Texas, Austin; Luigi and Immacolata Sansone of Pompei; Ambra Spinelli of the University of Southern California; and Michael Thomas of the University of Texas, Austin. 


PALIP's operations have been supported with funding received from the following sources:

UC Berkeley Mellon Project Grant Program

UC Berkeley Committee on Research 

UC Berkeley Archaeological Research Facilty Stahl Fund and Braun Endowment Equipment Fund 

UC Berkeley Department of Classics general research funds and Heller Travel Fund

UC Berkeley Graduate Group in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology Nichols Fund

UC Berkeley Department of History of Art Graduate Student Travel Fund


The Director of PALHIP would like to extend his heartfelt appreciation to these individuals, organizations and academic units for their generous and crucial support of the project.