SCIENCE AND PAST: STUDYING AND PRESERVING ORGANIC AND BIOMATERIAL HERITAGE

The course is focused on the development and use of scientific techniques in order to extract archaeological, historical and conservation information from organic and biomaterials belonging to our cultural heritage. In this edition, special focus will be given on understand and preserve these type of materials through an in-depth scientific approach.

The lectures are addressing to students, researchers and professionals in chemistry, physics, biology, paleontology, archaeology, conservation science, etc., to acquire a solid knowledge on the state of art of this topic, applied to the study, safeguarding, conservation and authentication of material heritage.

PROGRAM

Program and activities will include topics on:

– Introduction: scientific analysis and cultural heritage materials

– Analytical techniques for organic materials

– Characterization of resins, lacquers, oils, fats, …

– Biomaterials: bones, teeth, ancient DNA, …

– Studies on wood, paper, cotton, wool, …

– Techniques for the imaging, microexamination and analysis of materials

 

FULL PROGRAM COMING SOON

 

Course coordinator:

Dr. Josefina Pérez-Arantegui (Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias Ambientales-Universidad de Zaragoza)

 

 

REGISTRATION

 

Please use this on-line registration form   

 

REGISTRATION FEES:

  Registration period   Date   Senior Registration Fee   Student Registration Fee
  Early registration until February 27, 2019 150 € 80 €
  Late registration from February 28, 2019 200 € 100 €

SPECIAL FEES FOR STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ZARAGOZA: 20€

 

REGISTRATION FEES INCLUDES

– Attendance to course sessions

– Program and course documentation

– Certificate of attendance

– Coffee Breaks

 

PAYMENT

Payment (in euro) should be made by bank transfer to:

Bank: Ibercaja
IBAN: ES 82 2085 0111 79 0330788546
Swift code: CAZRES2Z

Please, include clearly your name in the bank transfer voucher

 

CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATION

Your registration will be confirmed when the payment of the registration fee is received by the organizers (please, send copy of the bank transfer to iuca@unizar.es). Written confirmation will be sent by e-mail

 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Financial support will be given for a limited number of participants to cover travel expenses in full or partly. Applicants should send a letter to the organizing committee explaining the reasons for applying financial support and listing the possible expenses, together with his/her curriculum vitae and a supporting letter by his/her supervisor.

The information should be sent by email (iuca@unizar.es) before February 20th, 2019

 

KEY DATES

Early registration deadline: February 27th, 2019

Application deadline for financial support: February 20th, 2019

 

VENUE

Salón Actos Edificio Matemáticas (Facultad de Ciencias)

Campus San Francisco. University of Zaragoza.Zaragoza. Spain

 

More info: iuca@unizar.es

THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IS LIMITED (ACCORDING TO REGISTRATION ORDER)