Antonino 'Nino' Crisà is currently working as an ERC 'Marie Skłodowska-Curie' Research Fellow at Ghent University (project: 'Cultural Heritage in Danger: Archaeology and Communities in Sicily during the Second World War (1940–45)'). His research seeks to understand the impact of WW2 on Sicilian antiquities, including archaeological sites and museums.
Dr. Crisà has been previously Research Fellow at the University of Warwick, working on the 'Token Communities in the Ancient Mediterranean' research project (2016-19). He has also worked as a Teaching Assistant (Classics) at the University of Leicester, where he obtained a PhD Archaeology (2015). He previously studied at the University of Milan (BA 2004; MA 2010). His publications explore numismatics and the history of archaeology in Sicily (antiquarian collecting, coin collectors, nineteenth-century archaeological excavations and archives). He has recently studied new archival records about the safeguarding of antiquities, archaeological and numismatic collecting, impact of archaeology on local communities in northern Sicily during the Bourbon (1816-1860) and post-Unification (1861-1918) periods. Dr. Crisà is also interested in the history of museum collections in Sicily between late nineteenth and early twentieth century.