Matteo Vigo is specialized in Hittitology. He was trained in Classics at the University of Pavia, He received a Ph.D. scholarship at the same university. He completed his Ph.D. research in Germany at the Universities of Tübingen and Konstanz in the academic year 2007-2008. In 2012 Matteo Vigo got his Post-Doc. at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. In 2013 he obtained a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship to develop the project Textile Terminology of Hittite Anatolia at the
University of Copenhagen. In September 2016 he was hired as a researcher at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the University of Würzburg. In 2017 he was a substitute Professor for Hittitology in the same department.
Matteo Vigo is an adjunct Professor for Hittitology at the University of Pisa since 2018. He participated in several surveys and archeological expeditions as an official member and deputy director in Syria and Turkey. He has been teaching Hittite and Ancient Near Eastern history for 10 years in several universities around the world (Italy, Germany, USA, Denmark, and Iran).
He has been a Senior Researcher at the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur of Mainz, leading the DFG project “Actors and Power Structures in Hittite Society” (2018-2021) .
He was a Senior Research Fellow at the DFG Kolleg-Forschungsgruppe 2615 “Rethinking Oriental Governance” of the Freie Universität in Berlin.