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Ceremony for the Launch of the H2020 Twinning Project - Promised: Promoting Archaeological Science in the Eastern Mediterranean

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The President and the Academic Community of The Cyprus Institute
cordially invite you to the ceremony for the launch of the H2020 Twinning project

Promised: Promoting Archaeological Science in the
Eastern Mediterranean

Wednesday, November 21, 2018   |   17:00

The Cyprus Institute, Novel Technologies Laboratory, Events Room, 1st Floor

Addresses by

Mr Ian Whitting OBE, British Deputy High Commissioner, Cyprus
Dr. Kalypso Sepou, Head of Strategic Planning Unit, Research Promotion Foundation

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Promised: Promoting Archaeological Science in the Eastern Mediterranean

Ever since its formation, the European Union has placed great emphasis on promoting research initiatives. One of the funding programmes supported by the EU, ‘Twinning’, aims at strengthening research in countries that are currently building their research capacity. The Cyprus Institute recently received funding for the Twinning programme called ‘Promised: Promoting Archaeological Science in the eastern Mediterranean’.

This project will establish a strong partnership between The Cyprus Institute’s Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center (STARC), and two international leaders in Archaeological Sciences, KU Leuven in Belgium and the University of Cambridge in the UK. For three years, training, research and dissemination actions will be used to upgrade the scientific performance of STARC in Archaeological Science, with an emphasis on Archaeological Materials Science and Bioarchaeology. In addition, Promised will help develop the doctoral training programme at The Cyprus Institute, reversing the brain drain from the region and developing an internationally recognized doctoral school in Cyprus.

These initiatives will transform STARC into a regional Centre of Excellence in Archaeological Science, that will collaborate closely with national and regional authorities towards bringing the region’s past to light.

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Co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Union

The ceremony will be followed by a public lecture at 18:15

The Dynamics of a Greek island town: New fieldwork on
Paliokastro, Kythera

Professor Cyprian Broodbank

John Disney Professor of Archaeology
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
University of Cambridge

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



Additional Info

  • Date: Wednesday 21 November 2018
  • Time: Starts: 17:00
  • Speaker: See events page for more details

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