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2020.01.31 | Conference, History and archaeology

Call for papers: Connected Past 2020 - Artefactual Intelligence (24-25 September 2020)

Conference organised by Lieve Donnellan, Rubina Raja, Søren Sindbæk and Tom Brughmans.

Walk and talk in Rome. In the background, the Pyramid of Cestius near the Non-Catholic Cemetery (Photo: Mie E. Lind).
Paestum. After having met with the director of Paestum, Gabrielle Zuchtriegel, the UrbNet’s centre directors and administrators had the possibility to walk around the magnificent site. Seen here are the Temple of Neptune (left) and the Temple of Hera (right) (Photo: Mie E. Lind). 
Pompeii. Director of Pompeii Massimo Osanna kindly took the time to show UrbNet’s centre directors and administrators around the site (Photo: Mie E. Lind).

2020.01.30 | Meeting

UrbNet strategy meeting in Italy

A short summary of the work retreat from 19 to 25 January 2020.

Fig. 1. LEGO model of an archaeological excavation. Back half: middle part of Viking Age house. Front half: the remains of fireplace and posts as features in the sub-soil – the phantom of the past house (model and photo by Johan Sandvang Larsen).

2020.01.30 | Research news, History and archaeology

Feelings in science – how affect affects our choice of methods

Are scientists always objective when they choose their approach? PhD Student Johan S. Larsen briefly investigates whether, or rather how, the affect, or emotional connotations, of methods may influence how academic work is conducted.

2020.01.29 | History and archaeology

3 lies and 1 truth about the past | Vana Orfanou | TEDxAarhus

Video talk with former Postdoc Vana Orfanou at TEDxAarhus, 5 October 2019.

2020.01.29 | Publication, History and archaeology

The Production of Portraits in Roman Period Palmyra

New publication by former Assistant Professor Signe Krag.

2020.01.22 | Research news, History and archaeology, Nature and technology

Improving radiocarbon dating of lime mortar in a challenging setting

PhD Student Thomas Schrøder Daugbjerg tells more about absolute dating and exploration of urban evolution in Jerash

2020.01.14 | History and archaeology, Media coverage

Oldtidens Palmyra gemmer på vigtig viden om bæredygtighed

Arkæologer skal i nyt projekt undersøge Syriens antikke magt- og handelscentrums cirkulære økonomi og se på, hvordan det kan inspirere os til at løse fremtidens udfordringer.

Fig. 1: Lake Paliastomi in the Rioni Delta (photo: Emanuele E. Intagliata).
Fig. 2: The river Rioni (Emanuele E. Intagliata).
Fig. 3: A local “Colchian Amphora” now on display at the Poti Museum of Colchian Culture (photo: Davit Naskidashvili).

2020.01.13 | Research news, History and archaeology

Urban networks and exchange on the eastern Black Sea coast

Assistant Professor Emanuele E. Intagliata reflects on the results of his study season in Georgia in spring 2019.

2020.01.09 | Knowledge exchange, History and archaeology

Symposium about Palmyra

On 18 January, the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek will host a symposium about Palmyra for all interested. The day will feature talks by leading experts on Palmyrene history and archaeology, and there will be an opportunity to join the speakers in the museum's special exhibition on Palmyra.

2020.01.08 | Media coverage, History and archaeology

Cultural heritage in Iran

Kulturen på P1 with Centre Director Rubina Raja: Radio interview about cultural heritage in Iran in the wake of Trump's threats. Starts at 00:57:59.

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