Simbolo e gesto. La determinazione di genere nelle statuette fittili del mondo greco


Simbolo e gesto. La determinazione di genere nelle statuette fittili del mondo greco - Genua, April 5, 2016 - Università degli Studi di Genova, Aula Magna della Scuola di Scienze Umanistiche, via Balbi, 2

The workshop organized by the University of Genua focuses on the application of gender theory to the study of votive terracottas. Such a research perspective is concentrated on the recogntion and the diversification of gender in material culture, intended as a place of construction of the representative system of society.

Within the framework of the conference, Roberta Menegazzi is going to present a contribution entitled "Identità (e ambiguità) di genere nella coroplastica di Seleucia al Tigri".

For the detailed program of the workshop, download the following document.

Conference program [PDF]


 

The Iraqi-Italian Institutes of Baghdad re-open


The Iraqi-Italian Institutes of Baghdad reopen

After having being closed for more than 10 years, the Iraqi-Italian Institute of Archaeological Sciences and the Iraqi-Italian Centre for the Restoration of Monuments reopened Monday, April 4. The new headquarters is located in front of the Qushlah, the Ottoman military quarter close to the historical suq of Baghdad. The building dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. It has been renovated in order to host the archaeological police, the directorate of the Iraqi Antiquities and the Italian institution that, together with the CRAST, will organize research project, cultural events and training courses.


For more information about history and past activities of the institutes, see:

Safeguard Cultural Heritage - The Iraqi-Italian Institutes

Safeguard Cultural Heritage - The Activities of the Institutes


Presentation of the book "L'Iraq Museum di Baghdad. Gli interventi italiani per la riqualificazione di un patrimonio dell'umanità"


Presentation of the book "L'Iraq Museum di Baghdad. Gli interventi italiani per la riqualificazione di un patrimonio dell'umanità". Palazzo Firenze, Rome.

The Centro Ricerche Archeologiche e Scavi di Torino per il Medio Oriente e l'Asia and Monumenta Orientalia, in cooperation with the Società Dante Alighieri and the Italian National Commission for Unesco, are going to present the volume "L'Iraq Museum di Baghdad. Gli interventi italiani per la riqualificazione di un patrimonio dell'umanità". The event will take place on Wednesday March, 16 at 5.30 PM at the Galleria del Primaticcio, Palazzo Firenze - Piazza di Firenze, 7 - Rome.

 



L'Iraq Museum di Baghdad. Gli interventi italiani per la riqualificazione di un patrimonio dell'umanità

C. Lippolis, S. de Martino, R. Parapetti, G. Capri, L'Iraq Museum di Baghdad. Gli interventi italiani per la riqualificazione di un patrimonio dell'umanità, apice libri, Firenze 2016


The Iraq Museum in Baghdad is a unique place, not only for archaeologists. It is a window on the past of Mesopotamia and the history of mankind, as it preserves an extraordinary variety of artefacts that go from prehistorical times down to the Ottoman period.

In 2015, many years after the looting of 2003, the Iraqi authorities decided for its reopening. The Italians greatly contributed to the success of the project, as they realized the new outfitting of almost all the ground floor.

The reopening of the Museum is a strong signal that states the importance of History and the necessity of protecting the cultural heeritage, especially in a time of senseless attacks.



From Seleucia to Delos by way of Uruk and Kedesh. A panel discussion on Hellenistic Archives


From Seleucia to Delos by way of Uruk and Kedesh. A panel discussion on Hellenistic Archives. Friday, February 12, Kelsey Museum Lecture Hall.

Friday, February 12, Vito Messina is going to take part in the workshop on Hellenistic Archives organized at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology in Ann Arbor (Michigan).

For the detailed program, download the following document.