SESAME Cultural Heritage Day



This will be an online meeting: Passcode: 741243

An online event to promote cultural heritage sciences at the synchrotron radiation facility SESAME.

The registration for this event has now been closed.

Frank Lehner
    • 8:00 AM 8:15 AM
      Convener: Frank Lehner (DESY)
      • 8:00 AM
        Welcome 10m
        Speakers: Khaled Toukan (Director General of SESAME), Rolf-Dieter Heuer (President of the SESAME Council)
      • 8:10 AM
        Goals of the Event 5m
        Speaker: Kirsi Lorentz (The Cyprus Institute)
    • 8:15 AM 9:00 AM
      Overview of Cultural Heritage Science using Synchrotron Radiation
      Convener: Andrea Lausi (SESAME)
      • 8:15 AM
        The Ancient Egyptian Cultural Heritage through Synchrotron Beamlines 20m
        Speaker: Mohamed Waheed Ali ElMorsi (Conservation Centre, National Museum of Egyptian Civilization)
      • 8:35 AM
        Cultural Heritage at the ESRF: from the discovery of masters' secrets to the conservation of artworks 20m
        Speaker: Marine Cotte (ESRF)
    • 9:00 AM 9:30 AM
      SESAME and its capabilities
      Convener: Axel Kaprolat (ESRF)
      • 9:00 AM
        Overview of SESAME and its experimental capabilities 30m
        Speaker: Andrea Lausi (Scientific Director of SESAME)
    • 9:30 AM 9:40 AM
      Virtual Coffee Break 10m
    • 9:40 AM 10:40 AM
      Selected Research Highlights in Cultural and Natural Heritage Science

      Four selected research highlights (each 15')

      Convener: Axel Kaprolat (ESRF)
      • 9:40 AM
        Highlight 1: Insight with Synchrotron light into Nabataean painting materials: a micro-spectroscopic study 15m
        Speaker: Maram Na'es (Institute for Optics and Atomic Physics, TU Berlin)
      • 9:55 AM
        Highlight 2: Archaeometry (Cancelled) 15m
      • 10:10 AM
        Highlight 3: The Elephantine papyri 15m
        Speaker: Heinz-Eberhard Mahnke / Verena Lepper (Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection & FU/HU Berlin & HZB)
      • 10:25 AM
        Highlight 4: Past, Present, Future: Let the Synchrotron Light Shine the Path 15m
        Speaker: Amir Rozatian (Department of Physics, University of Isfahan)
    • 10:40 AM 10:50 AM
      Virtual Coffee Break 10m
    • 10:50 AM 11:50 AM
      Selected Research Highlights in Cultural and Natural Heritage Science

      Four selected research highlights (each 15')

      Convener: Wolfgang Eberhardt (DESY)
      • 10:50 AM
        Highlight 5: Studying archaeological glass collection from the Petra Church 15m
        Speaker: Fatma Marii (University of Jordan)
      • 11:05 AM
        Hightlight 6: Paleontology with computed tomography 15m
        Speaker: Kudakwashe Jakata (ESRF)
      • 11:20 AM
        Highlight 7: Collaborating with SESAME: Questions, Problems, and Future of Cultural Heritage Studies in Turkey 15m
        Speaker: Gonca Dardeniz Arıkan (Department of Protohistory and Near Eastern Archaeology, Istanbul University)
      • 11:35 AM
        Highlight 8: (Bio)archeological samples 15m
        Speaker: Kirsi Lorentz (The Cyprus Institute)
    • 11:50 AM 12:30 PM
      • How can we best promote cultural heritage research and foster cooperation
      • How can concrete research ideas advance into projects at SESAME?
      Convener: Kirsi Lorentz (The Cyprus Institute)
    • 12:30 PM 12:35 PM
      Closing Remarks 5m

      Summarizing the event and what are the future steps and perspectives?

      Speaker: Dr Andrea Lausi (SESAME)