SEMINARIO INTERNACIONAL SOBRE PINTURA ROMANA ANTIGUA: Studia dominae Irene Bragantini, creatae doctorae honoris causa a Universitate Studiorum Murciana, a collegis amicisque oblata

 

Members of AIPMA are hereby informed that the Chapter of Murcia University, on the initiative of the Faculty of Humanities and the Prehistory and Archaeology Department, agreed on its meeting held on 27 June to award the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa to Professor Irene Bragantini, from the Classical Archaeology Department at Università degli studi di Napoli L’Orientale.

This award recognises Professor Bragantini’s contribution to Classical Archaeology and her brilliant career, which has been unanimously praised by the international scientific community, especially regarding her work about Roman public and private funerary ideology as expressed in decorative programmes. In addition, Professor Bragantini has had close links with Spanish archaeologists and with the Murcia University for the last two decades. Her work on the pictorial cycles documented in the archaeological excavations in the ancient colony of Carthago Nova (Parque Arqueológico del Molinete) are particularly relevant.

The degree will be invested in a ceremony to be held on 26 January, coinciding with the academic event that celebrates the festivity of Saint Thomas Aquinas. In relation to this, a group of Spanish and Italian colleagues, who have especially close links with Professor Bragantini and with the study of ancient Roman painting, have organised a seminar, whose papers will be delivered as homage to the new doctor Honoris Causa. Particularly significant will be the participation of professors Antonella Coralini, President of AIPMA, Lorenzo Abad, a pathfinder in the field of Roman wall painting, Carmen Guiral and Alicia Fernández, and of the members of the archaeological project in the Parque Arqueológico del Molinete (Cartagena). This seminar, which will be held on 25 January in the Faculty of Humanities at Murcia University, will close with papers delivered by Professor José María Luzón, member of the Spanish History Academy, and Professor Bragantini.

The programme of the seminar is as follows:

16.15-16.30 h. Presentación e inauguración del Seminario

Dres. Santiago Manuel Álvarez (Secretario General, UM), Pascual Cantos (Decano de la Facultad de Letras, UM), Pilar Garrido (Directora del Campus de Excelencia Internacional Mare Nostrum), Rafael González (Director del Departamento de Prehistoria, Arqueología, Historia Antigua, Historia Medieval y Ciencias y Técnicas Historiográficas), Gonzalo Matilla (Director del CEPOAT, UM) y José Miguel Noguera (Universidad de Murcia)

16.30-17.00 h. Los estudios de pintura mural romana: de la prehistoria a la época digital

Dr. Lorenzo Abad Casal (Universidad de Alicante)

17.00-17.30 h. Spazi e decorazioni a Pompei: l’insula IX 8

Dra. Antonella Coralini (Università degli studi di Bologna y Presidenta de la Association Internationale pour la Peinture Murale Antique, AIPMA)

17.30-18.00  h. Pausa-café

18.00-18.30 h. Un taller de pictores de época tardorrepublicana en Bilbilis

Dra. Carmen Guiral Pelegrín (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia)

18.30-19.00 h. La pintura mural de Carthago Nova y su territorium

Dra. Alicia Fernández Díaz (Universidad de Murcia)

19.00-19.30 h. Excavación y conservación de contextos con pinturas murales en el Molinete (Cartagena): cuestiones de metodología

Dr. José Miguel Noguera Celdrán, Dña. María José Madrid Balanza, Dña. Izaskun Martínez Peris, D. Víctor Velasco Estrada y Dña. Victoria García Aboal (Universidad de Murcia)

20.30-21 h. Debate y conclusiones

A cargo de: Dr. José María Luzón Nogué (Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando). Intervienen: Dra. Irene Bragantini (Università degli studi di Napoli L’Orientale) y Alicia Fernández Díaz (Universidad de Murcia).

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