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Promoting Archaeological Science in the Eastern Mediterranean

last modified Jan 09, 2019 10:16 AM
New H2020 Twinning project brings together the Cyprus Institute with KU Leuven and the University of Cambridge

"Promised: Promoting Archaeological Science in the Eastern Mediterranean", a new H2020 Twinning project, was launched earlier this week at the Cyprus Institute in Nicosia. 


The EU-funded 'Twinning' programme aims at strengthening research in countries that are currently building their research capacity. As such, the Promised project will establish a strong partnership between The Cyprus Institute’s Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center (STARC) and KU Leuven and the University of Cambridge - two international leaders in Archaeological Science.

The three-year project will use training, research and dissemination actions to upgrade the scientific performance of STARC in Archaeological Science, with an emphasis on Archaeological Materials Science and Bioarchaeology. 

Additionally, the Promised project will help develop the doctoral training programme at The Cyprus Institute helping to develop an internationally recognised doctoral school in Cyprus.

Prof Cyprian Broodbank speaks at the launch event. Credit: C. Elektrikci

The launch event featured addresses by Ian Whitting OBE, British Deputy High Commissioner, Cyprus and Dr. Kalypso Sepou, Head of Strategic Planning Unit, Research Promotion Foundation. The event was followed by a public lecture from Prof Cyprian Broodbank, Disney Professor of Archaeology at Cambridge on "The Dynamics of a Greek Island Town: New Fieldwork on Paliokastro, Kythera". 

The project aims to help 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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