In the frame of the Pergamenum21 project of the University of Namur, the conference will gather for the first time in Belgium experts in scientific and historical studies on parchments. It will be interdisciplinary and international, with speakers from United Kingdom, Germany and France. The focus will be on the physics of the parchment material and the synergy between experimental and historical approaches, at the boundary between sciences and humanities. The sessions will be organized according to the different disciplines and techniques involved (history, bio-archaeology, physical optics, analytical methods, conservation and restauration), with emphasis on synergies between these approaches. The conference will favour networking of various projects currently running across Europe, where researchers of a relatively small but active community just begin to know each other and to collaborate.
: parchemin, manuscrits, analyses biomoléculaires, ADN ancien, ZooMS, paléopathogènes, maladies animales
Université de Namur, Belgique
A cette occasion, Annelise Binois présentera une communication intitulée Exploring past animal disease through the biological study of parchment dans la session « Animal skins ».