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Art and science: deciphering a feathered blanket in the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

Art and science: deciphering a feathered blanket in the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

Working closely with the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, a museum and center operated by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in southern California, Ellen Pearlstein had the opportunity to perform a conservation analysis of a feathered blanket purchased by the museum in 2004. The blanket, clearly archaeological in nature, was believed by the museum staff to be indigenous to California, and to relate to a number of more recently manufactured and well-studied feathered blankets. The previous owners of the blanket had little to no information about the historical origins or ownership history of it.

   

In this seminar the speaker will present her own research into the materials, technology, and context of this blanket, applying history of technology and forensic methods, i.e. art and science.

   

Date: 30 October

   

Time: 14:30 pm

   

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Global Best Practice Programme de Expo 2020

Global Best Practice Programme de Expo 2020

We are pleased to inform that the Global Good Practices Program of Expo 2020 has opened a global call for postulate solutions and innovative proposals of great impact in the framework of the Covid pandemic- 19. Entities and people interested in presenting their projects may do so through this link until December 31, 2020. The announcement of the winning projects will be made in April 2021.

   

Benefits:

-Visibility and promotion of the project on Expo 2020 platforms and media coverage in general, before and during the event.

-Possibility of connecting with networks of key stakeholders at a better global level, interested in solutions that achieve results in the face of the pandemic.

-Participation as a guest in Expo 2020 to present the results of the project. Expo 2020 will select the content to be exhibited and will cover travel and accommodation costs for 01 representative per winning project, for a specified number of days during the event (between October 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022).

   

Who can apply?: Entrepreneurs, businessmen, investors, multilateral organizations, government organizations, students, among others.

   

Questions: Contact Zoe Cuthbert at Zoe.Cuthbert@expo2020.ae or bestpractice@expo2020.ae

   

More information about the event here

Image techniques applied to assets of patrimonial interest

Image techniques applied to assets of patrimonial interest

For some time now, and in different fields, different imaging techniques have been used to support research work. Thus, assets of artistic and cultural interest in their wide variety can be studied in both their historical and conservation aspects with the help of different imaging techniques.

   

The Institute of Conservation and Restoration (early 1960s) was the embryo of the current Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain and already in its beginnings some of the techniques were applied, today in use in the Laboratory of Physical Studies of this institution.

   

These techniques range from photography with visible radiation, endoscopy, fluorescence induced by u.v radiation, infrared photography, infrared reflectography and radiography on film and on a digital sensor.

   

In this webinar, there will be a brief presentation of the application of these techniques.

   

Speaker: Tomás Antelo-Restorer Emeritus of the IPCE

   

Day: October 22

Time: 10:00 am

 

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Encuentro Internacional de Semilleros de Investigación “Resiliencia Organizacional y Transformación Digital en Tiempos de Crisis”

Encuentro Internacional de Semilleros de Investigación “Resiliencia Organizacional y Transformación Digital en Tiempos de Crisis”

The objective of the meeting is to create a space for the visibility of the academic production of undergraduate students in the areas of organization and productivity, promote networking, academic exchange and consolidation of the knowledge generated by student researchers.

   

· Promote interdisciplinary articulation and work.

   

· Encourage participation in meetings of seedbeds or scientific communities, for the dissemination and transfer of knowledge.

   

· Socialize the research carried out by the research hotbeds of the National University of Colombia, and other universities internationally

   

The event will be held virtually on October 29 and 30 of this year.

Find other information of interest for your participation in the microsite Prexia Forum,, or writing to our email prexiaforum_med@unal.edu.co.

Online Course: Writing in the Sciences

Online Course: Writing in the Sciences

This course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Topics include: principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, the format of a scientific manuscript, peer review, grant writing, ethical issues in scientific publication, and writing for general audiences.

   

Offered by: Stanford University

   

Enroll for free here

Online Course: COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Online Course: COVID-19 Contact Tracing

The COVID-19 crisis has created an unprecedented need for contact tracing across the country, requiring thousands of people to learn key skills quickly. The job qualifications for contact tracing positions differ throughout the country and the world, with some new positions open to individuals with a high school diploma or equivalent.

   

In this introductory course, students will learn about the science of SARS-CoV-2 , including the infectious period, the clinical presentation of COVID-19, and the evidence for how SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted from person-to-person and why contact tracing can be such an effective public health intervention. Students will learn about how contact tracing is done, including how to build rapport with cases, identify their contacts, and support both cases and their contacts to stop transmission in their communities. The course will also cover several important ethical considerations around contact tracing, isolation, and quarantine. Finally, the course will identify some of the most common barriers to contact tracing efforts -- along with strategies to overcome them.

   

Offered by : Johns Hopkins University

   

Enroll for free here

Observatorio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación- News

Observatorio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación- News

For a New Coexistence: Peruvian society in times of COVID-19: scenarios, policy proposals and public action

This report is a first response to the initiative of the Ministry of Health (MINSA) to establish a thematic group of Social Sciences made up of expert professionals and academics, whose task is to think about the present hour from the contribution that the social sciences can make to build a national agenda to face the current health crisis.

   

In this sense, the report offers a quick diagnosis and recommendations for policy and public action to face the changing scenarios that will continue to change over the coming months and perhaps years. It is about addressing complex issues about social processes that are in full development and about which our report seeks to formulate some preliminary answers.

   

For more news and information on science, technology and innovation in Peru, visit the portal : http://octi.concytec.gob.pe/