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About the Event: WEBINAR
La Sorbonne Abu Dhabi is pleased to invite us on a virtual talk about Rediscovering the Old Masters’ practices through non-destructive scientific analysis, and about Museums studies & Archaeology: from discovery to valorization of Heritage, On Thursday 4th of February at 11 am (UAE time). The talk will be preceded by a short presentation of the Sorbonne Abu Dhabi by Prof. Silvia Serrano.
Presentation of the Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Professor Silvia Serrano is a political scientist and a specialist in soviet and post-soviet studies. She holds a doctoral degree from the INALCO (National Institute of Oriental Studies, Paris) and a habilitation to direct research, defended at the EHESS (Ecole des Hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris). She has been a Professor at Sorbonne University since 2017, and the Vice Chancellor of Sorbonne Abu Dhabi since 2020. Her research focuses on political, societal and religious dynamics in contemporary Russia and the post-soviet states. She is the author of several monographs and collective books, of multiple articles and chapters in international publications and peer-reviewed journals.
Rediscovering the Old Masters’ practices through non-destructive scientific analysis
Philippe Walter is director of research at CNRS and head of the Laboratory of molecular and structural archaeology (Sorbonne Université/CNRS) in Paris, France. He develops new instruments and analytical techniques adapted to the in situ and non-invasive study of ancient materials. His main research interests are focused on the use of analytical chemistry to understand the development of chemistry to create health and beauty products during Antiquity as well as pigments, binders and medium useful for the Old Masters. He is the holder of a PhD degree from Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse. Working at CNRS since 1995, he was the recipient of several awards including the CNRS silver medal in 2008 and the Grand Prix le Bel of the Society Chimique de France in 2017. He was appointed Professor at College de France for the academic year 2013-2014, holder of the Chair of Innovative Technology. He is fellow of the Academia Europaea.
"Museums studies & Archaeology: from discovery to valorization of Heritage"
Dr. Caroline Autret is an assistant professor, Head of the Department Archaeology and History of Art at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. Being awarded several postdoctoral fellowships (in Turkey, Switzerland and France), she is an archaeologist specialized in the Greek and Roman worlds. Relying on ancient maritime transport containers, the amphorae, her research focuses on maritime trading and commercial relationships - and hence economic history - in the ancient Eastern Mediterranean. Her studies also involve craftsmanship, ancient technology and eating habits in Antiquity. She participated in many international archaeological projects – surveys and excavations – especially in Turkey and Cyprus, but she is also currently collaborating with projects in Delos (Greece) and Pompeii (Italy). Besides, as she is now working in Abu Dhabi, she intends to develop an archaeological research project in the UAE starting next year.