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Colloquium: Glasses and Glazes in Cultural Heritage: Technology and Recent Advances

Event Details:

  • Date:       Thursday 7 November 2019
  • Time:      Starts: 16:00
  • Venue:    The Cyprus InstituteGuy Ourisson Building, Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Athalassa Campus
  • Speaker: Prof. Nikos Zacharias, Department of History, University of Peloponnese
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.
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The history of glass and glazed material estimated for ca 6,000 years but having a long lasting ‘prehistory’ period of 30,000 years of using natural glasses, the obsidian being the most acknowledged. Within these 6 millennia, early glasses are rare and luxurious and it is Late Roman period with the invention of mouth blown and transparent glasses that introduced the material to broader communities. Science applications for glasses has a background of a few decades and until early 2ist century the main aims where towards the characterisation and manufacture technological and recently the provenance of primary glass material. Advanced instrumentations like Synchrotron and TEM/ 3D Diffractometry shed light to unique research questions like e.g. the differentiation of glass making centers and the fingerprinting of glass coloration. 

About The Speaker

n zachariasNikos Zacharias is Professor of Archeometry, Environmental and Cultural Technology at the University of Peloponnese, President of the Department of History, Archeology and Cultural Goods Management and Director of the Master's Program in Cultural Heritage Materials and Technologies. He has studied Chemical Engineering in NU. Technical University and has worked at the University of Bonn and NCSR. Democritus.

He is a member of the ISA (International Symposium in Archaeometry) Standing Committee, a reviewer of research programs in 7 countries and a reviewer in 12 international journals. He has authored 5 books and chapters in books and 165 critical works.


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Additional Info

  • Date: Thursday 7 November 2019
  • Time: Starts: 16:00
  • Speaker: Prof. Nikos Zacharias
  • Speaker Position: Department of History, University of Peloponnese

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