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HARD SCIENCES – SCIENZE DURE

Hard Sciences - 2022.

International Seminar – Seminario Internazionale

May 26th May 27th – BRITISH SCHOOL AT ROME – VIA GRAMSCI 61 , 00197 ROMA



“HARD SCIENCES”, HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE MIDDLE AGES: TOWARDS NEW PARADIGMS?
“SCIENZE DURE”, STORIA E ARCHEOLOGIA DEL MEDIOEVO: VERSO NUOVI PARADIGMI?

Comitato scientifico:
Alessandra Molinari e Chris Wickham

May 26th

10,00 – Institutional Welcomes
10,30 – Alessandra Molinari – Introductory remarks

ENVIRONMENT, CLIMATE AND AGRICULTURE
11, 00 – Adam Izdebski, A. Masi – What to do with the new sciences of the past? A social-ecological systems approach to history
11,30 – Kristina Sessa – Writing Cultural History with Palaeoscience: An Argument Against Consilience
12,00 – Girolamo Fiorentino – Recent advances in archaeobotanical research and new challenges in Medieval archaeology
12,30 -13,30 Discussion
13,30-15,00 Lunch

MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES
15,00 – Juan Antonio Quirós Castillo – Il “scientific turn” delle discipline storiche sul medioevo alla luce della esperienza del programma di ricerca di Alava (2005-2022)
15,30 – Giovanna Bianchi – Two Tuscan lagoon environments between the Early and Central Medieval period: an example of integrated approach between archaeology and the hard sciences
16,00 – Enrico Giannichedda – Scienze dure e ventre molle
16,30-17,00 – Coffee Break
17,00 – Michael McCormick – The Initiative for the Science of the Human Past and the Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for Archaeoscience: Ideas, structures, projects
17,30-18,30 – Discussion

May 27th

HEALTH, DIET, GENEALOGY
9,30 – Martin O.H. Carver, Oliver Craig – Joined-up analysis: what life sciences do and don’t tell us about the dead
10,00 – A.Bini, A.L. Smith, M. Milanese – Bioarchaeological approach to human remains from cemetery areas to reconstruct a new biological history of the medieval Sardinian population
10,30 – Zuzana Hofmanova – Interdisciplinarity on an example of archaeogenetic research of Early Middle Ages

11,00 – Coffee Break
11,30 – Alessandra Pecci – Interpreting the results of organic residue analysis
12,00-13,00 – Discussion
13,00-15,00 Lunch

PRODUCTION AND EXCHANGE: POTTERY AND GLASS
15,00 – Yona Waksman – From carefully designed research to serendipity, and back
15,30 – Claudio Capelli, Roberto Cabella – L’apporto delle analisi petrografiche delle ceramiche alla ricostruzione dei percorsi delle merci, delle persone e delle idee
16,00 – Elisabetta Neri – Archeometria del vetro: verso la costruzione di indicatori storico-archeologici
16,30-17,00 Coffee Break
17,00 – 18,00 – Discussion
18,30 – Chris Wickham – Concluding Remarks