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Ceremony for Establishment of A.G. Leventis Chair in Archaeological Sciences

 A.G. Leventis Chair CeremonyDownload event invitation (pdf) 

The Chair and the Members of the Cyprus Research and Educational Foundation (CREF)
The President and the Academic Community of The Cyprus Institute

cordially invite you to the ceremony for the commencement of activities of the 

A.G. Leventis Chair in Archaeological Sciences

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | 15:30
The Cyprus Institute, Novel Technologies Laboratory, Events Room, 1st Floor

Addresses by

Mrs Vasiliki Anastasiadou, Minister of Transport, Communications and Works
Dr Anastasios P. Leventis, Chairman of the A. G. Leventis Foundation

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A.G. Leventis Chair in Archaeological Sciences

The A.G. Leventis Chair in Archaeological Sciences, held by Prof. Thilo Rehren and generously funded by the A.G. Leventis Foundation, will support activities in the field of Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean.

Prof. Thilo Rehren, a scholar of the highest international reputation and Director of the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center (STARC) of The Cyprus Institute, endeavours to bring STARC’s activities to a new level of excellence, by building on its existing networks and expertise, and by the addition of a wide range of new skills and proficiencies.

The Chair will expand and enrich STARC’s strength in archaeological materials science, including the study of the production and distribution of metals, ceramics and glass, with the overall aim to further establish CyI as the leading centre for research in Cypriot Archaeology within the Eastern Mediterranean and Near Eastern context.

The establishment of the A.G. Leventis Chair in Archaeological Sciences will benefit the entire archaeological and historical scholarly community in Cyprus, by offering state-of-the-art scientific expertise, modern laboratory infrastructures, and a thoroughly collaborative approach to facilitate the cross-disciplinary research that is required for advancing today’s knowledge.

The ceremony will be followed by a public lecture at 17:00

Superpowered Archaeology: Archaeological Questions and Scientific Revelations

Professor Marcos Martinón-Torres
George Pitt-Rivers Professor of Archaeological Science, University of Cambridge

For further information about the lecture, please visit the event page.

Additional Info

  • Date: Wednesday 19 September 2018
  • Time: Starts: 15:30
  • Speaker: See events page for more details