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2020.08.27 | Publication

Men of the desert or men of the world? Revisiting the iconography of Palmyrene men and their camels

New publication by Professor and Centre Director Rubina Raja.

2020.08.26 | History and archaeology, Calls

PhD fellowships in the field of the Urban Societies in Past Worlds (5+3)

The Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, in collaboration with the Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), invites applications for four fully funded PhD fellowships in Urban Societies in Past Worlds. See "Specific calls".

2020.08.21 | Publication, History and archaeology

Copper-based metalwork in Roman to early Islamic Jerash (Jordan)

New publication by Vana Orfanou, Thomas Birch, Achim Lichtenberger, Rubina Raja, Gry H. Barfod, Charles E. Lesher and Christoph Eger.

Left: Knife handle from Mechelen-Begijnenstraat, 1350-1450 (© CAR vzw); right: reference drawing of the type 'Late-/post-Medieval knife C1.1b' in the reference typology of PAN (© Portable Antiquities Netherlands/RCE).

2020.08.18 | Grants, History and archaeology

’Medieval Metal’ - Metalwork material culture in Flemish towns, 1000-1600 AD

Northern Emporium Postdoc Pieterjan Deckers receives a one-year ‘synthesis research’ grant from Flanders Heritage Agency.

A mosaic with urban motifs from the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus decorates the cover of the first volume of JUA.

2020.08.18 | Publication, History and archaeology

Inaugural volume of Journal of Urban Archaeology is out now

A much-needed new venue for sharing research on urban archaeology has appeared – a journal founded by UrbNet professors Rubina Raja and Søren M. Sindbæk. The first volume of the journal is online now and free to read.

2020.08.18 | People , History and archaeology

New AIAS fellow Iza Romanowska

Iza Romanowska is co-funded by AIAS and the "Circular Economy and Urban Sustainability in Antiquity" (Carlsberg Foundation).

2020.08.14 | History and archaeology, Research

When high-definition archaeology pays off: The case of Roman glass from Jerash

The origin of Roman glass can be determined through hafnium isotopes. An UrbNet collaboration study was published on this last month, and at the root of the study is the Roman glass from the excavations in Jerash run by the Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project.

2020.08.13 | Media coverage, History and archaeology

Smykkevedhæng fra vikingetiden genskabt i 3D

Forskere fra Semper Ardens-projektet Northern Emporium med professor Søren Sindbæk i spidsen har 3D-printet et unikt vedhæng ud fra en gruppe støbeformfragmenter, der er fundet og opbevaret i Ribe. Vedhænget forestiller måske en valkyrie, og det er første gang, at det er lykkedes forskerne at genskabe en genstand, der ikke længere eksisterer.

2020.08.13 | History and archaeology, People

Studentermedhjælper til Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet)

Ansøgningsfrist: 1 oktober 2020.

Photo: Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project.

2020.08.12 | History and archaeology, Media coverage

Recent UrbNet results continue to make headlines

The study, which confirms the origin of clear Roman glass by analysing trace quantities of Hafnium isotopes of glass fragments from the archaeological excavations in Jerash by the Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project, has been widely covered in the news ever since it was published in Nature Scientific Reports last month.

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