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Fire, Knives and Fridges. The material culture of cooking tools and techniques

This year’s topic is inspired by the renewed interest in traditional cooking and preservation techniques, such as baking and fermenting, but also by innovations like sous-vide cooking and molecular gastronomy. Since prehistoric times humans have used tools, such as fire, grindstones, and knives to transform raw ingredients into edible food. Anthropologists such as Claude Lévi-Strauss and Richard Wrangham have suggested that it is the discovery of cooking which sets humans apart from apes and makes us a “cooking animal”. In their view, advancements in the technology of cooking...

15/01/2016 (All day) to 16/01/2016 (All day)

For the 20th archaeometry symposium organised by the GMPCA, a talk and a poster will be presented by POMEDOR members Jacques Burlot, Joanita Vroom, Laurence Tilliard, Nikos Kontogiannis, Stefania Skartsis and Yona Waksman:

  • Oral communication: "A la recherche de l'origine de la principale production de céramiques médio-byzantines: les résultats d'une  enquête archéométrique, archéologique, et historique" presented by Y. Waksman, G. Koutsouflakis, N. Kontogiannis, S. Skartsis and G. Vaxevanis.
  • Poster : “Céramiques turques dans l'Ouest anatolien avant Iznik: provenance et technologies” proposed by J. Burlot, Y. Waksman, A. Bouquillon, J. Vroom, B. Böhlendorf Arslan and L. Tilliard.



27/04/2015 (All day) to 30/04/2015 (All day)

The symposium “Networking through Fustat shards” gathers Egyptian and European curators and researchers involved in the study of Fustat pottery. It is co-organized by POMEDOR member Valentina VEZZOLI, with the participation of Yona WAKSMAN and of a new POMEDOR member Ahmad ALSHOKY - welcome!

The meeting is followed by the presentation of the new book "En Harmonie/Mutanāsiban. Art du monde islamique aux Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire de Bruxelles", Racine.

Program of the meeting

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26/03/2015 (All day)

An international symposium where Ilias Anagnostakis presented the following topic: "Wild and domestic honey in middle Byzantine Hagiography: issues relating to its production, collection, and consumption".

Programme and video of the symposium.

09/10/2014 (All day) to 11/10/2014 (All day)
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