Scientific Symposium Frontiers in Heritage Science

Paris hosts the World Meeting on Heritage, Sciences and Technologies from 13 to 16 February 2019. Organized by the Académie des sciences and IPANEMA, under the aegis of the Interacademic Group for Development, the World Meeting will be held in the prestigious venue of 3 Mazarine, the new auditorium of the Institut de France (Paris, France). It will include two main events, a scientific symposium and a day of round tables open to all audiences, accompanied by several satellite workshops in Île-de-France. More than 2000 people are expected to attend the entire Meeting.

The Scientific Symposium Frontiers in Heritage Science will be held on 14 and 15 February 2019. It will bring together internationally renowned scientists in the field of heritage materials studies. High-level speakers will provide a constructive synthesis of current works and future perspectives for research on heritage materials. This synthesis will be a valuable resource for defining the strategic research agendas of participating institutions.

This website is dedicated to the registration for the Scientific Symposium. Registration for the day of round tables open to all audiences (16 February 2019) is open using the GID registration form.



Cultural and natural heritage is at the heart of our societies. Making this heritage more accessible to all, protecting it and knowing it better are essential to better understand our history and to promote dialogue between cultures. Through sectors such as tourism and the creative industries, scientific research on heritage generates significant economic benefits. These sectors are a source of new jobs at different levels of training in various fields like heritage restoration, the dissemination of research results in museums or instrumentation.

Research on heritage materials (palaeontological, archaeological and cultural heritage materials) is currently undergoing a profound renewal. New research themes are emerging, such as the study of ancient environments, which provides a better understanding of mechanisms such as fossilization and the impact of societies on their environment. This renewal also involves the development of new methods, particularly in imaging (3D scanners, lasers, large-scale facilities, etc.) or data sciences, or applications to "new objects" such as ancient proteins (proteomics) and highly altered heritage materials. Through its interdisciplinarity, heritage research is revolutionizing the ways in which experimental sciences, the humanities and environmental sciences collaborate.

These new scientific questions will be at the heart of the World Meeting on Heritage, Sciences and Technologies. This Meeting is part of the Interacademic Development Group's mission to mobilize knowledge for co-development. A strong emphasis will be placed on the Mediterranean region and on new heritage jobs.

The World Meeting is held as part of the development of the E-RIHS infrastructure (European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science). It is supported by the European Commission (E-RIHS PP and IPERION CH projects) and by the Île-de-France Region (DIM Matériaux anciens et patrimoniaux).

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