British Museum, V.G. Lukonin Memorial Lecture

Twenty-fourth Vladimir G. Lukonin Memorial Lecture, British Museum, 6 July 2016

Wednesday 6 July 2015, at the BP Lecture Theatre of the British Museum, Carlo Lippolis is going to give the twenty-fourth Vladimir G. Lukonin Memorial Lecture, entitled "Parthian Nisa: seat of  Arsacid kings".

For more information about the event: BM events


10th ICAANE 25-29 April 2016, Wien

OREA, Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology, Austrian Academy of Sciences organize the 10th ICAANE conference.

Niccolò Manassero is going to present two contributions: "The Ivory Thrones from Parthian Nisa. Furniture Design between Philhellenism and Iranian Revival" (27 April) and "Banbhore: Current Researches on a Major Trade Centre on the Indus' Delta" (29 April).

For the detailed program of the conference, visit the website: 10th ICAANE

Chi ha diritto alla Cultura?

La situazione dei beni archeologici in Iraq e Siria

The Roma Conference "Chi ha diritto alla cultura" (April, 16, ex Dogana, via dello Scalo di San Lorenzo 10) deals with the situation of the archaeological heritage in Syria and Iraq. Concerning this latter state, some papers present the most recent Italian interventions in restoration and archaeological activities.

For the detailed program of the seminars, download the following document.:

Conference program [PDF]

For more information on the mission, see:

Projects - Iraq

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