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[11-14 October 2012, Cyprus] Mosaics in the field. Issues of iconography, material selection and preservation



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The Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus is pleased to announce a four-day training course entitled "Mosaics in the  field. Issues of iconography, material selection and preservation" which will be held between the 11th and 14th of October 2012 in Nicosia. The training course is organised in the framework of the New Archaeological Research Network for Integrating Approaches to ancient material studies (NARNIA) Project, a Marie Curie Initial Training Network, funded by the FP7 of the European Union.

The main objective of the training course is to introduce participants to issues related to mosaic iconography and technology. Although a major part of the course will be theoretical and will consist of taught lectures focusing on important issues related to mosaic history and iconography, the preservation of ancient mosaics and techniques of conservation, it will also be enriched with visits to archaeological sites with mosaics. Furthermore, the concept of preventive conservation for materials and structures will be discussed, including examples of different practices in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The course is open to interested researchers outside the NARNIA community and participation is free of charge. Priority will be given to graduate students who specialise in this topic.  You are kindly asked to express your interest by Monday, the 20th of August 2012, as places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional information

Venue: 11-14 October 2012, Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus, Nicosia (please note that the training course starts in the afternoon of the 11th of October).
Scientific Coordinator: Prof. Demetrios Michaelides, Director of the Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus

No. of places available: a limited number of places is available. In order to secure a place, please express your interest by email to Dr Maria Dikomitou-Eliadou, email:

Fee: No fee. The coffee breaks and excursions are covered by the NARNIA project and are offered for free to all participants. The cost of travel to, and lunches and accommodation while in Cyprus is not provided by the organisers or the project.

For the FULL PROGRAMME of the training course, please click HERE


For enquiries please contact Dr Maria Dikomitou-Eliadou, email:




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