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.

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