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Prof. Alireza Askari ChaverdiShiraz University, Iran

Iranian director of the Iranian-Italian Joint Archaeological Mission at Persepolis World Cultural Heritage Site since 2005.

Associate Professor at the Department of History and Archaeology, Shiraz University and Vice-Chancellor of the Shiraz University of Arts.

He has carried out several excavations in the province of Fars, focussing on the Pre-Islamic Historic periods, from the Achaemenid to the Sasanian ones.

In the frame of the activities of the Iranian-Italian Joint Archaeological Mission since 2008 he has co-directed the project “From Palace to Town”, aiming at a better knowledge of the inhabited town which according to the sources was near the Imperial Citadel of Persepolis;

Since 2011 the same project is working on a monumental gate of the Early Achaemenid period discovered at Tol-e Ajori, 3.5 km to the West of Persepolis.

He has published four monographs and several articles on the archaeology and art of Pre-Islamic Iran.

Prof. Alireza Askari ChaverdiShiraz University, Iran

Iranian director of the Iranian-Italian Joint Archaeological Mission at Persepolis World Cultural Heritage Site since 2005.

Associate Professor at the Department of History and Archaeology, Shiraz University and Vice-Chancellor of the Shiraz University of Arts.

He has carried out several excavations in the province of Fars, focussing on the Pre-Islamic Historic periods, from the Achaemenid to the Sasanian ones.

In the frame of the activities of the Iranian-Italian Joint Archaeological Mission since 2008 he has co-directed the project “From Palace to Town”, aiming at a better knowledge of the inhabited town which according to the sources was near the Imperial Citadel of Persepolis;

Since 2011 the same project is working on a monumental gate of the Early Achaemenid period discovered at Tol-e Ajori, 3.5 km to the West of Persepolis.

He has published four monographs and several articles on the archaeology and art of Pre-Islamic Iran.

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Prof. Alessandro RizziLecture: Losing photographic visual memories

Alessandro Rizzi is Full Professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Milano (Italy), teaching Multimedia, Colorimetry and Film restoration.
He is doing research since 1990 in the field of digital imaging with a particular interest on color, visualization, photography, HDR, VR and on the perceptual issues related to digital imaging, interfaces and lighting.
He is the head of the MIPS Lab at the Department of Computer Science. He has been one of the founders of the Italian Color Group, Secretary of CIE Division 8, IS&T Fellow and Vice President. In 2015 he received the Davies medal from the Royal Photographic Society.
He is co-chair of the IS&T Conference “Color Imaging: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy and Applications”, Topical Editor for “Applied Color Science” of the Journal of Optical Society of America A, Associate Editor of Journal of Electronic Imaging, member of several program committees of conferences related to color and digital imaging.

Prof. Alessandro RizziLecture: Losing photographic visual memories

Alessandro Rizzi is Full Professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Milano (Italy), teaching Multimedia, Colorimetry and Film restoration.
He is doing research since 1990 in the field of digital imaging with a particular interest on color, visualization, photography, HDR, VR and on the perceptual issues related to digital imaging, interfaces and lighting.
He is the head of the MIPS Lab at the Department of Computer Science. He has been one of the founders of the Italian Color Group, Secretary of CIE Division 8, IS&T Fellow and Vice President. In 2015 he received the Davies medal from the Royal Photographic Society.
He is co-chair of the IS&T Conference “Color Imaging: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy and Applications”, Topical Editor for “Applied Color Science” of the Journal of Optical Society of America A, Associate Editor of Journal of Electronic Imaging, member of several program committees of conferences related to color and digital imaging.

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Kaja ŠirokDirector of the National Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia

Kaja Širok is a research fellow at the Faculty of Arts (Department for Sociology), University of Ljubljana and the director of the National Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia. An historian by training, her PhD in cultural studies focused on contested memories and identity making in the border area between Italy and Slovenia. Her current research addresses museums and memory studies, with special attention paid to the creation of national historical narratives related to identity formation, contested memories, revisionism and (re)interpretations of history. She has published several articles on the memorialisation of the past in museum exhibitions, memory and visual culture, and contested histories vs. dominant historical narratives. She is an active member of the Academic Committee of the House of European History in Brussels, chair of ICOM Slovenia and a board member of ICMEMO.

Kaja ŠirokDirector of the National Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia

Kaja Širok is a research fellow at the Faculty of Arts (Department for Sociology), University of Ljubljana and the director of the National Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia. An historian by training, her PhD in cultural studies focused on contested memories and identity making in the border area between Italy and Slovenia. Her current research addresses museums and memory studies, with special attention paid to the creation of national historical narratives related to identity formation, contested memories, revisionism and (re)interpretations of history. She has published several articles on the memorialisation of the past in museum exhibitions, memory and visual culture, and contested histories vs. dominant historical narratives. She is an active member of the Academic Committee of the House of European History in Brussels, chair of ICOM Slovenia and a board member of ICMEMO.

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Prof. Mauro Francesco La Russa and Dr. Daniele La RussaLecture: Microplastics and heavy metals: state of art, challenge and new perspectives

Mauro is Professor at Department of Biology, Ecology and Earth Science, University of Calabria (Italy), while Daniele is researcher at Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences

Prof. Mauro Francesco La Russa and Dr. Daniele La RussaLecture: Microplastics and heavy metals: state of art, challenge and new perspectives

Mauro is Professor at Department of Biology, Ecology and Earth Science, University of Calabria (Italy), while Daniele is researcher at Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences

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Lecture about Conservation of CHIn progress
Lecture about Conservation of CHIn progress
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Upcoming Events

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  • 3 Nov Scientific Programme
  • 4 Nov Scientific Programme
09:00 - 19:00Scientific Programme By Andrea Macchia and David Berikashvili,

The conference will be developed over two days organized in this way: lectures followed by a “walk the talk” space on a specific conference topic. Those who have submitted abstracts will be asked to participate in the discussion but not to present their work.

09:00 - 19:00Scientific Programme By Andrea Macchia and David Berikashvili,

The conference will be developed over two days organized in this way: lectures followed by a “walk the talk” space on a specific conference topic. Those who have submitted abstracts will be asked to participate in the discussion but not to present their work.