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> First prize for Romanit consortium, at CMA4CH 2010 - Taormina

At the 3rd edition of CMA4CH (Application of Multivariate Analysis and Chemometry to Cultural Heritage and Environment), organised in Taormina (Sicily, Italy) between 26th and 29th September 2010, Romanit consortium won the 1st prize for young researcher, for the poster it presented with this occasion. The paper, named “Romanian archaeological amber artefacts characterisation using vibrational spectroscopy and multivariate data analysis”, was realized by O. H. Barbu, E. D. Teodor, M. Virgolici, M. M. Manea, I. Petroviciu and E. S. Teodor. The jury commitee was formed by prof. Richard G. Brereton, prof. Walter Kosmus and prof. Barry M. Wise. More details concerning the organization and the participants to this event, here: http://w3.uniroma1.it/cma4ch/curricula.html#Ol.Ba.

20 October 2010


> Dendrochronology in Romania. Achievements and Prospects

ROMANIAN ACADEMY - Agricultural and Forestry Sciences Department, Academy of Agriculture and Forestry "Gheorghe Ionescu-Şişeşti" - Forestry Department and Institute of Forest Research and invites you to participate in the scientific debate with the theme: "Dendrochronology in Romania. Achievements and Prospects", which will take place Friday, September 3rd, 2010, 9:30 pm, in Room Chairs of ASAS, Blvd. Marasti 61, Bucharest.

30 August 2010


> International Aerial Archaeology Conference, AARG 2010 Bucharest, Romania


AARG 2010 Bucharest, 15 - 18 September 2010, organised by the "Institutul de Memorie Culturală" (CIMEC) and the Aerial Archaeology Research Group.

30 August 2010


> CMA4CH 2010, Mediterraneum Meeting


Application of Multivariate Analysis and Chemometry to Cultural Heritage and Environment 3rd ed., Taormina, Sicily island, Italy, Europe, 26-29 September 2010.
To this event, a few members of the consortium will participate with the paper "Romanian archaeological amber artefacts characterisation using vibrational spectroscopy and multivariate data analysis" (O. H. Barbu, E. D. Teodor, M. Virgolici, M. M. Manea, I. Petroviciu and E. S. Teodor).

30 August 2010


> The National Symposium of Archaeometry - 2010


BUCHAREST, 28th – 29th OCTOBER 2010

The symposium is organised by the National History Museum of Romania (MNIR) and “Horia Hulubei” National Institute for Nuclear Physics and Engineering (IFIN-HH) in the framework of the ROMARCHAEOMET Project.
The symposium’s proceedings will be held at the Conference Hall of the National History Museum of Romania, 12 Calea Victoriei, Bucharest. On the occasion there will be celebrated the 30 years anniversary of Romanian archaeometric research employing the methods of atomic and nuclear physics.
The event will be also a forum for exchanging ideas and knowledge regarding the results of the archaeometric research in Romania, as well as to discus the future perspectives for the domain by considering the current scientific progress.
The scientific program of the symposium will comprise guest lectures, together with papers and posters sessions.
We are kindly asking you to disseminate this invitation among other colleagues of yours and persons interested in archaeometric researches.

The main topics to be addressed:

  • Metallurgy, coins and adornments, ancient and medieval technologies
  • The Dacian gold and silver in the European context
  • New physical and chemical methods for compositional analyses
  • Methods of dating – 14C (radiocarbon), (thermo)luminescence, dendrochronology
  • Pottery, glass, lithic material – flint, obsidian
  • Geoarchaeology – geological sources of row materials from prehistory to the Middle Age
  • Archaeological amber of Romania – local sources and imports
  • Conservation and restoration of the national cultural heritage
  • Legal and juridical aspects regarding the protection of the cultural heritage

For more details, please visit http://www.romarchaeomet.ro/ro/evenimente/simpozion2010/circularaI.html.

30 August 2010


> Magic Amber. Amulets and jewelry from ancient Basilicata. In memoriam Dinu Adameşteanu

The Romanian National History Museum hosted a unique collection of jewelry pieces and miniature sculptures in amber, originated in Magna Graecia, from the cemeteries of the VIIIth-IVth centuries B. C., showing a hard to predict fastuous fashion, and beliefs - generally shared by many nations of the antiquity - about the magic and healing properties of amber. The impressive collection of objects that comes from southern Italy proves the age of the transeuropean commercial roads, in this case the Amber Road, which linked, since the second millennium B. C., the Baltic Sea coast to the Adriatic Sea coast, on a continental route over 1000 km, and from here, to the eastern basin of the Mediterranean Sea, on the maritime routes the Phoenicians and Greek navigators.

The exhibition was dedicated to the romanian archaeologist Dinu Adamesteanu - the founder of the south-italic archeology and of the Italian National Archives of aerial photography.

The event was held under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture, Religious Affairs and National Heritage, at the initiative of the Ministry of Cultural Goods and Activities of Italy - Archaeological Goods Administration, Basilicata region. To the organization have contributed the Italian Embassy in Bucharest, the Italian Cultural Institute "Vito Grasso" and the Public Relations and Informatics departments of the Romanian National History Museum.

On this occasion it was also publicly presented a part of the Romanit Consortium's activity, which runs, from September 2007, a national research project regarding the archaeological amber discovered in Romania, a project coordinated by the Romanian National History Museum. The mini-exhibition of the romanian researchers was organized with the support of the Geological Institute of Romania and the Institute of Archeology "V. PÔrvan".

The exhibition was open between May 26th and June 24th, 2009.

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25 June 2009


>LACONA 8 - Lasers in Conservation of Artworks
21-25 September 2009, Sibiu (Hermannstadt), Romania


Description: LACONA 8 will take place in Sibiu - Romania, 21-25 September 2009, in the Thalia Theater - Hall of Philarmonic Orchestra from Sibiu. The biennual event will gather scientists, conservators, restorers, architects, companies, decision-makers, professors and students involved in projects on laser equipment and applications for artwork conservation. LACONA 8 continues the tradition of previous LACONA conferences held in 1995 (Heraklion, Greece), 1997 (Liverpool, UK), 1999 (Florence, Italy), 2001 (Paris, France), 2003 (Osnabruek, Germany), 2005 (Vienna, Austria), 2007 (Madrid, Spain) with an increase number of participants and contributions in every event of the series. Papers associated with LACONA 8 Conference will be published after regular peer-reviewing process in a special volume.

Theme: Lasers in Conservation of artworks with the following topics:

  • Laser cleaning of monuments and artifacts - innovations, case studies, evaluations
  • Laser based techniques for analysis and diagnostics
  • Imaging, 3D documentation and modeling
  • Optoelectronic devices and sensors
  • Laser for monitoring of environmental conditions
  • Projects, Networks, Education
  • Safety and health aspects
  • Other (please specify)
  • Organizer: National Institute of Research and Development for Optoelectronics INOE 2000

    Contact information: lacona8@inoe.inoe.ro

    January 28th 2009


    > MAEGS - 16 Geology for society: education and cultural heritage

    • The Association of European Geological Societies (AEGS) and the Geological Society of Romania (SGR) kindly invite you to join the 16th meeting of the association (MAEGS-16) and the Annual Meeting of the Romanian Geological Society which will be held between 9-13 July 2009, in Cluj-Napoca. The deadline for summiting the abstracts is 1st February 2009.
    • For further details, please visit http://bioge.ubbcluj.ro/maegs16/index.htm.

    January 15th, 2009


    > Scientific events related to roman archaeology in 2008

    december 17th, 2007


    > 37th International Symposium on Archaeometry

    December 17th, 2007


    > The 18th Thermal Analyze and Calorimetry Symposium

    • Romanian Academy organizes on February 15, 2008 the 18th Thermal Analyze and Calorimetry Symposium. The event will take place in I. Heliade Radulescu meeting room, within Romanian Academy headquarters. Our colleagues from IFIN will take part at the event.

    January 24th, 2008


    Students' Archaeometry Group foundation

    On the 22nd of November 2007 took place the constitutive meeting of the Students' Archaeometry Group, which has as main objective the dissemination of the project's results among the students from geology, but as well students from history, chemistry or biology. Thus the Group intends to create a fruitful collaboration between future researchers from these fields. During this first meeting, several lectures were presented:

    • Dr. Bogdan Constantinescu (IFIN-HH), Introduction in Archaeometry;
    • Lector. Dr. Antonela Neacşu, (FGGUB), Amber between magic and science;
    • Dr. Eugen S. Teodor, ROMANIT Project - Edification opportunity of interdisciplinary reserach;
    • Dnd. geologist Mihaela Cioacă, engineer geologist Monica Macovei - ROMANIT Lab; methods of data collecting (with regards to adornment objects with an archaeological origin).

    The next meeting of the Students' Archaeometry Group will take place at the beginning of the second trimester of 2008.

    November 30th, 2007


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