Lecture Series Of Archaeometry Delivered by the Distinguished Visiting Professor Ioannis Liritzis
The advent of the New Year ushered the lecture series on Archaeometry delivered by Ioannis Liritzis (www.liritzis.gr), a professor of Aegean University of Greece who was invited by Key Research Institute of Yellow River Civilization and Sustainable Development. The 6 consecutive evenings lectures were held in the strong and active atmosphere of learning and research of our university. The inspiring and successful talks brought the latest research trends and fresh perspectives to the professors and graduate students of Henan University. During the lectures, the audience captured every opportunity to exchange and discuss fresh ideas and methodology of Archaeology with the lecturer.
Due to his rich experience and abundant academic accomplishments on Archaeometry, Professor Liritzis was conferred as the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Henan University.As a World well-known expert in archaeological sciences, Ioannis Liritzis is a professor and doctoral supervisor of Aegean University. Meanwhile, he is directing (and he is the founder) of the Laboratory of Archaeometry and the Laboratory of Environmental Archaeology of the Department of Mediterranean Studies, Aegean University and conducted noticeable academic research work. He is also a chief editor and a leader of the International Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry (www.maajournal.com).
Professor Liritzis is expert in applying the natural sciences to the research and applications to archaeology and cultural heritage. His broad research fields touch upon geosciences, astronomy, paleomagnetism, paleoclimatology and so on. He has published 9 books and over 250 academic papers in international journals. In the field of archaeological dating research, he invented, among other, new methods of surface luminescence dating to monuments (1994) and obsidian hydration dating (2002). Serving in the Greek Ministry of Culture, Dept. of Underwater Antiquities, the Academy of Athens Research Center for Astronomy & Applied Mathematics, and some other academic institutions, professor Liritzis possesses broad and comprehensive visions and horizons for his research work.
Being invited and hosted by Henan University, professor Liritzis visited our university and delivered series of lectures during 6 consecutive evenings through January 6th to 11th,2017.The lectures were co-organized by the Key Research Institute of Yellow River Civilization and the Sustainable Development of Henan University, the Research Base of Collaborative Innovation for Yellow River Civilization Heritage and Modern Civilization Construction of Henan province, and the Department of History and Culture, Henan University.