Recording Rock-Art Fieldwork in Valcamonica 2018 English version

Recording Rock-Art Fieldwork in Valcamonica 2018

16 July – 4 august 2018

In the wonderful framework of the Landmarks Valley, recognized as UNESCO heritage since 1979, the Centro Camuno of Studi Preistorici in collaboration with the University of Trento organize the annual recording rock-art fieldwork aims at the documentation of the rock art in the middle Valcamonica. Following the previous recording rock.art fieldworks, also this year the works will continue in the area of Foppe di Nadro – Riserva naturale incisioni rupestri di Ceto, Cimbergo e Paspardo (Valcamonica – Italy) on the concession of the Soprintendenza Archeologia , Belle arti e Paesaggio.

The fieldwork will be structured on 3 weeks, it is required the participation to at least 2 weeks.
In the first week, mandatory for who has not experience in the rock-art recording, the participant will learn the necessary competences to document rock-art:
• Identification of the rocks within the archaeological authorization and preparation of the rocky surfaces.
• Placing of the tracing sheets in nylon and recording.
• Use of the total station and georeferencing of the rocks.
• Archaeological photography of the engraved rocks.
• 3D recordings of rocks and engravings (SfM).
• Digitization of the tracings, processing and recomposition with computer in laboratory.
• Catalogue, analysis and comparisons with archaeological sources.
• Post-processing of the data gathered.
• Seminars.

The second and third week will be dedicated to the work on the field, in laboratory.

Available places: 20.
Participation: The first week is mandatory for who has no experience in the rock-art recording. The minimum participation is of two weeks.
Requirements: The fieldwork is addresses to everyone, priority will be given to students and graduates in archaeology or anthropology (or related fields).
Deadline: curriculm and participation form has to be send by June 2018 to: recording.rockart@ccsp.it
Cost: 100 € plus the inscription to Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici (40 €).
Lodging in Va lcamonica: The lodging is at the “Guest house” of the Natural Reserve in Nadro with an agreed upon price of 10 € per night. The guest-house has a kitchen

AT THE END OF THE FIELDWORK WILL BE GIVEN A PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATE TO OBTAIN CREDITS FOR THE UNIVERSITY

To dowload the pdf fieldwork2018_eng_low

The application form, logistic informations and more details are available on the web site www.ccsp.it
to contact the secretariat: recording.rockart@ccsp.it

IFRAO2018 – Posticipo deadline al 19 gennaio 2018

Cari amici e colleghi,
A causa delle numerose proposte di partecipazione arrivate e che continuano a pervenire per il 20th INTERNATIONAL ROCK ART CONGRESS IFRAO 2018, abbiamo deciso di dare un’ultima estensione del termine per la call for papers. L’ultima deadline sarà il 19 gennaio 2018.
Per dettagli sulle modalità di invio continuiamo a far riferimento alla sito http://www.ccsp.it/web/Ifrao2018/ifrao2018_it.html

Il comitato organizzatore

IFRAO2018 – Updates1 (en)

CALL for PAPERS – has been extended until 31 Dec. 2017
Due to a number of requests (both from the chaipersons and from several scholars submitting abstracts) we are happy to announce that the deadline for the call for papers for the 20th INTERNATIONAL ROCK ART CONGRESS IFRAO 2018 has been extended until the 31 Dec. 2017. Abstracts should be sent to our email: ifrao2018@ccsp.it, session e-mail contact or submit your proposal online

CALL for POSTERS – deadline 31 may 2018
The files, in .pdf format and with a resolution suitable for the printing, should be sent by the 31st of May 2018 at the email address: valeria.damioli@ccsp.it. The IFRAO staff will provide for the printing. The posters will be printed only at the reception of the registration form and the related fee payment.

Exhibitions – Request for exhibitions space
During the IFRAO congress, it will be available a space dedicated for the exhibitions in the venue of the ex Consolata in Boario, where most of the communication will be placed and next to the main congress hall. Who is interested to present an exhibition, plase fill in the form with the technical details. We would like to remind that the costs of transport, installation and setup are at the expense of the proposer.

Bookshop – Request for vendors space during the congress
During the IFRAO congress, the organization will make available a large space for the sale of books and other gadgets, at the ex Consolata in Boario, where most of the communication will be placed and next to the main congress hall. The hall will allow to each seller to have a space table of around 2 sq meters, the fee to expose is 100 €. The proposals will be accepted until the spaces availabe will be sold out. (Bookshop form)

Registration fees
The payment of the early registration fees has been postponed until the 15 febbraio 2018 (Registration form IFRAO2018)

All the registration forms are available on the web site www.ccsp.it

Call for Poster – IFRAO2018 (eng)

The organizing committee of 20th INTERNATIONAL ROCK ART CONGRESS IFRAO 2018 is glad to announce the Call for Poster for IFRAO2018

Deadline: 31 may 2018
Size: cm 70×100
Title: max 130 types (20 words)
Text: max 5500 types (850 words)
Short captions
Images: from 1 to 6

The files, in .pdf format and with a resolution suitable for the printing, should be sent by the 31st of May 2018 at the email address: valeria.damioli@ccsp.it. The IFRAO staff will provide for the printing. We propose two base models MOD AMOD B, the file are available in .pdf format. The posters will be printed only at the reception of the registration form and the related fee payment. The poster will be not published in the book of abstracts, but they will be visible online on a dedicate page of the IFRAO website.

Call for papers for the IFRAO CONGRESS 2018 has been extended until the 31 December 2017

 

 

Dear friends and colleagues,

Due to a number of requests (both from the chaipersons and from several scholars submitting abstracts) we are happy to announce that the deadline for the call for papers for the 20th INTERNATIONAL ROCK ART CONGRESS IFRAO 2018 has been extended until the 31st Dec. 2017

For details and instructions on how to submit an abstract, please visit www.ccsp.it

The organizing committee

Cari Amici e Colleghi,

su richiesta di numerosi relatori e di alcuni chair di sessione, per consentire l’invio di abstract al 20th INTERNATIONAL ROCK ART CONGRESS  IFRAO2018, eccezionalmente la deadline è stata posticipata al 31 dicembre 2017. Per dettagli sulle modalità di invio continuiamo a far riferimento alla sito www.ccsp.it

Il comitato organizzatore

IFRAO 2018 – General information and logistics

Dears Collegues and friends,

At its meeting of 4 September 2015 in Caceres, Spain, the IFRAO committee chose Valle Camonica as the location for the upcoming XX INTERNATIONAL ROCK ART CONFERENCE IFRAO 2018 and named the Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici (Camunian Centre for Prehistoric Studies) and the Cooperativa Archeologica “Le Orme dell’Uomo” (Archaeological Cooperative “The Footsteps of Man”) as the organisers of the event.

CALL for PAPERS
The organizing committee is glad to announce the call for papers for IFRAO2018
Abstracts should be sent to our email: ifrao2018@ccsp.it, session e-mail contact or submit your proposal
Including the following:
– The title of communication, the name of author, affiliation, session of interest
– An abstract in English with a maximum length of 200 words and 5-6 key-words
– Two images in .jpeg or .tiff format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi
Deadline: 30th of November 2017
download list and rational of the sessions

REGISTRATION
To fill in the registration form click here.
Payment of the full registration fee will entitle delegates to attend all conference sessions, receive conference material including the book of abstracts and to take part in social events and light refreshments (some planned excursions may incur extra costs)
The payment of the registration fee is mandatory for the speakers. We would like to remember to the speakers that the payment of the registration fee will not imply the acceptance of the abstract submitted.
The access to the halls in which there will be the presentations is free.

HOW TO REACH VALCAMONICA AND ACCOMMODATION
Welcome to Valcamonica, a narrow alpine valley, situated north of the cities of Bergamo and Brescia (Lombardy, Italy). At the southern end of the valley lies the beautiful lake Iseo, while in the north are the high peaks such as the Adamello (3554 meters) between the two you find the renowned and world heritage rock art sites of Valcamonica and surrounds.

Congress Venue
The IFRAO 2018 Congress sessions will be hosted at the prestigious venue of Darfo B.T. Congress Centre and in the connected location of the Consolata. The Congress Centre occupies a structure of more than 3,000 sq. m.; designed by Gregotti and Associati studio, one of the most prestigious Italian architectural firms of international renown (for further information – only in italian – click here)

How to reach Valcamonica
Nearest airports: Orio al Serio International Airport (Milan – Bergamo); Linate International Airport (Milan) (140 km); Malpensa International Airport (Milan) (190 km); Airport V. Catullo (Verona) (110 km).
The most convenient way to reach Valcamonica is by car, for details about car rental please click here
Valcamonica can also be reached by bus and train; the nearest stations are Darfo and Boario Terme. You can find the timetables from Brescia and Bergamo on the following sites:
http://www.muoversi.regione.lombardia.it/planner/
http://www.trenitalia.com

The average cost of a taxi from and to major airports
Orio al Serio International Airport (Milan – Bergamo) – Darfo B.T. 90€ (one way)
Linate International Airport (Milan) – Darfo B.T. 120€ (one way)
Malpensa International Airport (Milan) – Darfo B.T. 150€ (one way)
Airport V. Catullo (Verona) – Darfo B.T. 180€ (one way)

Accommodation
The Destination Management Organization (DMO) “Valle Camonica – La Valle dei Segni” is the official partner of IFRAO 2018. Speakers’ accommodation packages will be available from January 2018. Below is a table with the approximate accommodation costs.
Meals
A catering service will be organized at the Congress venue.

PROGRAM
On the webpage you will find the preliminary program of the Congress, which will be monthly updated. The sessions are programmed between August 29th and September 2nd. The excursions and trips programmed within the Congress will take place between September 3rd and September 6th. Major information will be available soon.

CALL for PAPERS – IFRAO2018 (english version)

The Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici(CCSP) and the Società Cooperativa Archeologica“Le Orme dell’Uomo”(Footsteps of Man Archaeological Cooperative Society) have thepleasure to invite you to the 20th International Rock Art Congress which will be held in Valcamonica (Italy) from 29th of August to the 2nd of September 2018.
This major event takes place 50 years after the first “Valcamonica Symposium”, marking30 years since the foundation of IFRAO and the 30th anniversary of the Footsteps of Man Archaeological Cooperative Society.
The congress will cover a range of topics relevant to rock art, archaeology, culture and society, from its first appearance to current forms. During five days, leading experts in the field, researchers along with young scholars and enthusiasts, will gather and present the latest results and studies on rock art, rupestrian archaeology and other relevant research fields on Paleolithic and Post-Paleolithic art from all over the world.
More than 40 sessions (the complete list of the sessions approved by the scientifc committee is available on the back of this poster and on the website: www.ccsp.it), workshops, key lectures, exhibitions, visits with live streaming of certain events are being planned. Excursions before and after the congress in Valcamonica and to others areas of the Alps are also being programmed.
The organizing committee is glad to announce the call for papers for IFRAO2018 Abstracts should be sent to our email: ifrao2018@ccsp.it or submitting it here.
Including the following:
► The title of communication, the name of author, affiliation, session of interest
► An abstract in English with a maximum length of 200 words and 5-6 key-words
► Two images in .jpeg or .tiff format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi
Deadline: 30th of November 2017

Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici – Activities 2016 – newsletter n.1/2016 – ENG

The Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici is pleased to present their activities for the year 2016.

III INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS SANTUARIOS
Shrines, sacred places, culture, art, pilgrimages, landscapes and people
Valcamonica (ITALY), 9th -13th July 2016

The third edition of the International Congress “Santuarios” will be held in Valcamonica, the Landmarks Valley. Valcamonica is one of those rare places in the world that narrates a long story rooted in spirituality. Its treasures include a rich collection of rock-art that has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage. The might of Roman domination was followed by a complex sequence of events accompanying the conversion to Christianity in the Alps. Its legacy includes countless churches, chapels, shrines and cult places.

The meeting sets out to challenge all the diverse dimensions of the relationship between culture, environment and man. Thus, an invitation to participate is extended to anthropologists, archaeologists, architects, artists, performers, biologists, conservators, restorers, believers, devotees and pilgrims, curators, writers, designers, philosophers, gastronomes, geologists, historians, art historians, doctors, museologists, musicians and musicologists, psychologists, priests, sociologists and all those who understand that their work and their devotion has a relationship with a broad concept of sanctuaries.

To more info click here, to contact the secretariat congress@ccsp.it

 

Recording RockArt Fieldwork 2016
18-31 July 2016

The Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici organize the annual recording rock-art fieldwork aims at the completion and integration of the documentation of the rock art in the middle Valcamonica.

Following the previous recording rock-art fieldworks, also this year the works will continue in the area of Foppe di Nadro – Riserva naturale incisioni rupestri di Ceto, Cimbergo e Paspardo (Rock engravings Natural Reserve of Ceto, Cimbergo e Paspardo) (Valcamonica – Italy). The Recording Rock-Art Fieldwork aimed at the complete documentation of the rock art and environment in which is inserted.

To more info click here, to contact the secretariat recording.rockart@ccsp.it

 

Advanced course “Recording rock-art: new technologies for the documentation and management of mountain and valley heritage”
22 August – 4 September 2016

In the splendid setting of Valcamonica, the State University of Milan (through its branch known as theUniversity of the Mountains, a centre of excellence for study, research and training in mountain themes) and the Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici (Camunian Centre for Prehistoric Studies), at the forefront in the documentation and analysis of rock-art for 50 years, are organising the first interdisciplinary advanced course in the recording of rock-art.
The lectures will involve the leading experts in the sector, both nationally and internationally, some participating by streaming links from major research institutes.

To more info click here

Intensive course in recording Rock-Art

In the splendid setting of Valcamonica, the Valley of Landmarks – on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979 – the State University of Milan (through its branch known as theUniversity of the Mountains, a centre of excellence for study, research and training in mountain themes) and the Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici (Camunian Centre for Prehistoric Studies), at the forefront in the documentation and analysis of rock-art for 50 years, are organising the first interdisciplinary advanced course in the recording of rock-art.
The lectures will involve the leading experts in the sector, both nationally and internationally, some participating by streaming links from major research institutes.

Maximum number of participants: 30
Cost of course: € 680 (Accommodation in structures with agreed room rates)
Dates of course: 22 August – 4 September 2016
Admission to the course: Admission will be based on the evaluation of potential participants’ Curriculum Vitae. To apply one must send one’s CV along with an accompanying letter that details the applicant’s level of knowledge and specific experiences in rock-art research.To apply, write to corso.edolo@unimi.it attaching your CV and cover letter. Registration will be completed during the month before the start of the course using the appropriate forms.

Location and secretary:
GeSDiMont
via Morino 8 – Edolo (BS) – Italy
Tel/Fax. +39 0364 71324
Web: www.unimont.unimi.it
Mail: corso.edolo@unimi.it

Fieldschool location:
Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici
via Marconi 7 – Capo di Ponte (BS) – Italy

Recording Rock-Art Fieldwork 2016

In the wonderful framework of the Landmarks Valley, recognized as UNESCO heritage since 1979, the Centro Camuno of Studi Preistorici organize the annual recording rock-art fieldwork aims at the completion and integration of the documentation of the rock art in the middle Valcamonica.

Following the previous recording rock.art fieldworks, also this year the works will continue in the area of Foppe di Nadro – Riserva naturale incisioni rupestri di Ceto, Cimbergo e Paspardo (Rock engravings Natural Reserve of Ceto, Cimbergo e Paspardo) (Valcamonica – Italy) (on the concession of the Soprintendenza Archeologia della Lombardia). The Recording Rock-Art Fieldwork aimed at the complete documentation of the rock art and environment in which is inserted.

The fieldwork will follow this methodology and the participant can work in one or more of the following activities:

  • Identification of the rocks within the archaeological authorization and preparation of the rocky surfaces.
  • Placing of the tracing sheets in nylon and recording.
  • Recording with total station and georeferencing of the rocks.
  • Archaeological photography of the engraved rocks.
  • 3D recordings of rocks and engravings (Structure from Motion).
  • Digitization of the tracings, processing and recomposition with computer in laboratory.
  • Catalogue, analysis and comparisons with archaeological sources.
  • Post-processing of the data gathered.

Period: 18-31 July
Available places: 15
Requirements: The fieldwork is addresses to everyone, priority will be given to students and graduates in archaeology or anthropology (or related fields) and with experiences in rock-art recording.
Deadline: curriculm and participation form has to be send by June 2016 torecording.rockart@ccsp.it
Cost: The participation fee to the Fieldwork will be 100 € plus the inscription to Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici (40 €).
Lodging in Valcamonica: The lodging is at the “Guest house” of the Natural Reserve in Nadro with an agreed upon price of 10 € per night. The guest-house has a kitchen.

AT THE END OF THE FIELDWORK WILL BE GIVEN A PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATE TO OBTAIN CREDITS FOR THE UNIVERSITY