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What's On in CEICS partners and allies - Classical Archaeology

Sharing RDI strategies and priorities

the Antiga Audiencia, City Hall. Plaça del Pallol, Tarragona.11/11/20119.00am to 02.00pm

Six parallel sessions will be held ¿ in the fields of chemistry and energy, nutrition and health, oenology, tourism, prehistory and classical archaeology ¿ in which the CEICS community and its affiliates can share ideas on current research at universities, research institutes and technology centres. The primary objective of these sessions is to provide direction to the CEICS R&D&I community and to create new working dynamics which strengthen each and every one of the CEICS areas of specialization.

Main publics

  • CEICS researchers
  • CEICS research training students
  • CEICS related Enterprise RDI representatives
  • Representative of CEICS' main research allies

Archaeology seminars on activities undertaken in the Roman city and the surrounding area

This scientific gathering has been organised to share, discuss and publicise archaeological studies conducted in recent years in the ancient city of Tarraco and its surrounding area, including activities undertaken at monuments recognised by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.

The conservation of monuments and archaeological activity in general, whether implemented as an urgent measure or as an independent research project, only take on full meaning when they form part of global research activities and projects which aim to reach an in-depth understanding of ancient societies in all their aspects. Such global activities strive to advance the scientific progress of a discipline and improve the knowledge base on which new strategies for socialisation can be developed.

The meeting will be organised by a technical committee made up of representatives from the different institutions responsible for Tarragona's historical and archaeological heritage. All the directors of the main archaeological activities undertaken between 2000 and 2010 are invited to take part.

The meeting is intended for professionals in archaeology and researchers from universities, museums and public administrations specialising in the ancient city of Tarraco. It represents an opportunity for professionals from various institutions with differing responsibilities to meet and discuss their work, thereby improving coordination between the different tasks involved in cultural heritage. Strengthening links between the academic and professional worlds is an essential component of extending the results of professional activity to the world of research.

The event is open to all university students studying the second cycle of bachelor's degree programmes in history, history of art, and heritage and tourism, students from the university schools of architecture, and especially students enrolled in master's degree programmes in archaeology at the URV. Thus, the conference is designed as an educational and practical university activity that allows students and professionals to meet, providing opportunities not only for exchanging knowledge but also for networking with potential employers in the private sector. The meeting is also open to members of the general public who are interested in the historical and archaeological heritage of Tarragona.

Furthermore, the publication of the results will act as a periodic means of sharing and publicising the professional and research work carried out at the Tarragona sites. The dissemination of such information through the regular channels of library exchange will allow it to reach professionals involved in research both here in Spain and abroad.

Organising institutions

  • Rovira i Virgili University, Area of Archaeology, Dept. of History and History of Art
  • Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology (ICAC)
  • Historical Heritage Committee of Tarragona City Council / Tarragona Museum of History
  • National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona (MNAT)
  • Territorial Archaeology Services in Tarragona of the Catalan Ministry of Culture

Technical committee

  • Dr. Joaquin Ruiz de Arbulo (Lecturer in Archaeology, URV/ICAC)
  • Dr. Josep Maria Macias (head researcher, ICAC/URV)
  • Maria Adserias (territorial archaeologist, Catalan Min. of Culture, Territorial Services)
  • Dr. Maite Miró (territorial archaeologist, Catalan Min. of Culture, Territorial Services)
  • Dr. Josep Anton Remolà (MNAT curator, assoc. lecturer URV)
  • Imma Teixell (municipal archaeologist, CPH, Tarragona City Council)
9.00am "The Vila-sec ceramics complex (Alcover)" 
  • Josep Francesc Roig (CODEX).
9.30am "The Moro villa" 
  • Francesc Tarrats, Josep Anton Remolà i Jacinto Sánchez (MNAT).
10.00am "The mithreum in the Els Munts villa"
  • Josep Francesc Roig, Josep Anton Remolà i Jacinto Sánchez (MNAT).
10.30 - 11.00am Break
11.00am "The Centcelles villa and the Pont de les Caixes aqueduct" 
  • Josep Francesc Roig, Josep Anton Remolà (MNAT).
11.30am "The Fontanals villa in Valls"
  • Sònia Pasqual (ANTEQUEM).
12.00pm "The Barenys villa in Salou"
  • Pedro Otiña (NEMESIS).
12.30pm "The Burguera villa in Salou"
  • Francesc Bosch, Moisès Díaz, Josep M. Macias
13.00pm "The Barranc villa in Sales (La Selva del Camp)"
  • Marta Bru (CODEX)
13.30pm Discussion and clousure