Envimat Summer School 2016

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The 2016 edition of the International Summer School ENVIMAT 2016 will be moving away from mainland Italy (previous editions have been held in Cosenza and Ferrara) and will travel to the historically, architecturally and archaeologically important Central Mediterranean Maltese Islands, with the lectures being held in the capital city of VALLETTA.

As has now been established over the years, the programme for this year has once again a focus on the “Preventive conservation of monuments and archaeological sites in the Mediterranean Basin”.

The School will combine understanding of the impact of pollution and climate change on archaeological remains and monumental complexes, discussing also preventive (sheltering) techniques and adaptation strategies for sensitive archaeological sites.

The School is aimed at: scientists, architects, engineers, archaeologists, site curators, Cultural Heritage managers, conservators, restorers, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows (participants will be admitted to the Summer School after evaluation of their curriculum vitae)

The conference is designed to provide an informal and interactive environment between students and lecturers

The lecturers, hand-picked from the international arena, are world renowned experts in building materials and their interactions with the environment, including pollution and climate change.

The main topics to be covered are:

·  Characterisation and provenance of building materials

·  Deterioration processes of building materials in outdoor environments

·  Climate and pollution changes and their effects on building materials

·  Mitigation and adaptation strategies

·  Archaeological sites, conservation and the visitor

·  Archaeological sites and their sheltering

The School will also include interactive sessions and a field study visit to the recently sheltered UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Megalithic Temples of Malta. For information about the academic programme email: Professor JoAnn Cassarjoann.cassar@um.edu.mt For other information send an email by clicking the icon below. 

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Online Registration €500 including accommodation

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