Towards the constitution of a multidisciplinary Research Centre for Heritage at the UNamur?

Supported by our Vice-Rector for Research and co-organised by the PaTHs and NISM institutes, this meeting aims to create synergies and encourage exchanges between actors from the 'human sciences' on the one hand, and the 'exact sciences' on the other. We are indeed convinced that the techniques of material characterisation - in the broadest sense - available at UNamur can contribute to renewing the questions in History, Art History and Archaeology.
  • When Sep 12, 2023 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM (Europe/Brussels / UTC200)
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To illustrate the interest of these potential synergies, we will deal, in a first session, with two concrete cases for the medieval period, one relating to the analysis of coins and the other to the study of written materials. Several physicists will then present the analytical capacities of their characterisation techniques applied to heritage objects. A third session, organised after a convivial meal, will be reserved for participants of this seminar who would like to talk about their own research themes in the human sciences or their characterisation techniques in the exact sciences. We will close this day with a "round table", the ambition of which will be to identify themes for which multidisciplinary research projects could rapidly be developed.

In the longer term, we sincerely hope that many fruitful collaborations will take shape following this meeting. Better still, we could even envisage, together, the creation of a Research Centre for Heritage at UNamur, if this seems relevant after the discussions.

This one-day seminar is therefore aimed at any scientist with an interest in archaeometry and wishing to invest in the development of multidisciplinary research in the field of heritage sciences at UNamur. The day will be organised in French, but anyone wishing to speak in English is welcome.

Organizers: Julien Colaux (NISM) & Nicolas Ruffini-Ronzani (PATHs)

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