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Department of Archaeology

Friday, 16 June, 2023 - 13:00
Event speaker: 
Georgios Magkanas, Universitat de Barcelona

The study of cultural heritage objects is a field that can greatly benefit from a transdisciplinary approach. The joint study of the objects’ compositional, stylistic and morphological characteristics, when established in a systematic manner, can reveal patterns that could otherwise be missed when following traditionally separated approaches. A methodology based on this joint study, which has been named Artomics, is presented and posteriorly applied on a medieval manuscript containing a stylistically diverse decorative programme. In this study, the compositional characteristics have been established using X-ray fluorescence (XRF), whereas variables describing the formal characteristics of the miniatures and the text have been established based on their aspect or previous palaeographic analyses. The two types of information are posteriorly studied in a joint manner using adequate multivariate techniques.The value of such systematic studies when conducted on a larger scale and including multiple manuscripts is also presented. The definition of trends in the ink or pigment composition, studied in combination with the manuscripts’ stylistic and codicological aspects can help in their better understanding on a chronological or temporal scale.

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