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Colloquium: 'A Taste of Hard Work': Developing Methodologies to Track Occupational Pollution in Past Societies

Event Details:

  • Date:       Thursday 2 May 2019
  • Time:      Starts: 16:00
  • Venue:    The Cyprus Institute – Guy Ourisson Building, Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Athalassa Campus
  • Speaker: Dr Anita Radini, Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, Departments of Archaeology and Physics, University of York
* The colloquium will be in English and the event is open to the public.

Live streaming of the lecture will be available on The Cyprus Institute’s YouTube Channel
Live streaming is facilitated by the CySTEM project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program under Grant Agreement No. 667942.


a taste of hard work'A Taste of Hard Work' is a new and cross-disciplinary project aiming to understand, for the first time, the role that micro- and nano-pollutants of non-dietary origin (such as wood dust, fibers, pigments) entombed in ancient tartar (mineralised dental plaque) can play in our understanding of exposure to occupational air pollution in past societies.

The project is a close collaboration between BioArCh, The University of York, The British Museum, STARC and the Stockholm Environment Institute. It is funded by Wellcome Trust as part of their Early Career Research Fellowships in Medical Humanities.


About the Speaker

Dr Anita Radini is a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow in Medical Humanities in the Department of Archaeology and Physics at the University of York, UK.
She is visiting Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences at the University of Rome-Sapienza in Italy.


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Additional Info

  • Date: Thursday 2 May 2019
  • Time: Starts: 16:00
  • Speaker: Dr Anita Radini
  • Speaker Position: Departments of Archaeology and Physics, The University of York, Wellcome Trust Research Fellow

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