Three seminars to showcase the research projects of the Marie Curie Fellows currently working at Ca’ Foscari: the latest initiative of the School for International Education – SIE, in collaboration with the International Research Office and the International College, wishes to present the work of these brilliant researchers to other International students and the whole Ca’ Foscari community. Ca’ Foscari holds the first place in Italy for number of Marie Curie Individual Fellowships and the tenth in Europe. From climate change and environmental policies to Byzantine translations, these lectures will cover many interesting topics.
The first seminar is scheduled for November 19th, and it will see the participation of three speakers. At 11 a.m., in the Sala Berengo (Ca’ Foscari main building), Suzana Blesic will start the day with “On memory in climate data”. Thanks to the CLARITY project, Suzanne is spending two years at the Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics. Her research focuses on collecting climate data in Venice, which is then used in a innovative project that brings together statistical physics and climatology.
The second speaker will be David Garcia Leon, a Spanish Environmental Economist. In “The implications of droughts for the European economy” he will talk about his research project WATER DROP, which investigates the drought situation in Europe and its impact on the economy and agricultural production.
The third and final researcher will be Pauli Lappi, with “Check please? Waste disposal payments in mining and nuclear power”, a lecture on his project MILO, developed under the supervision of Professor Carlo Carraro at the Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics. Through MILO, Paul Lappi aims to analyze environmental policies from an economical standpoint, focusing on the emissions resulting from the production of exhaustible resources.
The second event will be on December 3rd, in the Sala Berengo. From 4.30 p.m., Alessandra Gilibert in "Before the Agora. Civic community and public space in the ancient Near East" will illustrate the COMPUS project, an innovative tool that can analyze ancient urban areas, reconstruct their political and social dimension and find out how past communities created their places of gathering.
The last seminar will take place on December 19th. From 4.00 p.m., in the Sala Berengo, Panagiotis Athanasopoulos, in his lecture “The Critical Edition of a Byzantine Translation: Problems and Perspectives" will talk about his work as a partner of the “Thomas de Aquino Byzantinus” international project. His research focuses on the study of Byzantine translations of some of Aquinas’ writings, to contribute to the knowledge on the relations between the Catholic and Orthodox intellectual traditions.
All the seminars are held in English and open to everyone.
Find out more about the Marie Curie Fellows and the seminaries here.