Workshop | The physics of parchments: experimental and historical approaches

In the frame of the Pergamenum21 project of the University of Namur, and for the first time in Belgium, the workshop gathered experts in scientific and historical studies on parchments.
  • When Nov 28, 2019 12:00 AM to Nov 29, 2019 08:00 PM (Europe/Brussels / UTC100)
  • Where Campus UNamur
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An interdisciplinary and international workshop, with speakers from United Kingdom, Germany and France. The focus was on the physics of the parchment material and the synergy between the experimental and historical approaches, at the boundary between sciences and humanities.

The sessions were organized according to the different disciplines and techniques involved (history, bio-archaeology, physical optics, analytical methods, conservation and restoration), with emphasis on synergies between these approaches.

The conference favoured networking between various projects running across Europe, where researchers of a relatively small but active community just begin to know each other and to collaborate. 




Scientific committee
Organizing committee
  • Matthew Collins (Copenhagen Univ., Denmark & Cambridge Univ., United Kingdom)
  • Olivier Deparis (UNamur)
  • Xavier Hermand (UNamur)
  • Angel Martin Fernandez Alvarez (UNamur)
  • Jean-François Nieus (UNamur)
  • Etienne Renard (UNamur)
  • Nicolas Ruffini-Ronzani (Univ. Versailles-Saint-Quentin, France)
  • Johan Wouters (UNamur)
  • Paul Bertrand (UCLouvain)
  • Catherine Charles (UNamur)
  • Olivier Deparis (UNamur)
  • Karin Derochette (UNamur)
  • Xavier Hermand (UNamur)