Editorial Board




  • Ioannis Liritzis - With a PhD in Physics from Edinburgh University and recipient of the University’s Scholarship, interviewed by Nobel Prize Winner Peter Higgs; currently, he is a distinguished professor of archaeometry and interdisciplinary approaches to archaeology, cultural heritage, and paleoenvironment at Henan University, China; and Professor at AMEU University, Slovenia. Dean of Class IV (Natural Sciences) at the European Academy of Sciences & Arts (Saltzburg). Formerly full professor & Director (& Founder) of Laboratory of Archaeometry, Dept. of Mediterranean Studies at the University of the Aegean (1999-2021). Initiator and Director-Coordinator of the Kastrouli Mycenean Settlement archaeological-archaeometrical Project; Member of the European Academy of Sciences & Arts; Corresponding Member of the Academie des Sciences, Arts & Belles Lettres, Dijon, France; Honorary & Guest Professor of Samara State Institute of Culture, Russia; Honorary Fellow Edinburgh University, Honorary Professor Rhodes University, South Africa; International Partner Center for Cyber Archaeology & Sustainability at University of California San Diego. His prior career includes the Greek Ministry of Culture, Dept of Underwater Antiquities (1984–1989), and the Academy of Athens, Research Center for Astronomy & Applied Mathematics (1989–1999). He is the initiator of the European Delphic Intellectual Movement in the European Academy of Sciences & Arts (Austria). Here is his personal homepage www.liritzis.eu


Scientific Council

  • Alexander Westra - Doctoral Researcher; Archaeologist; Lecturer in Ancient Chinese History at Catholic Institute of Paris; Associate - ARscAN research center; Member of Asia Collections Network-Europe. He is a also doctoral researcher who studies archaeology at Henan University, China. He holds an MA in the History of Art & Archaeology of East Asia from the School of Oriental & African Studies, London. He has studied ethnology, mythology, art, and archaeology for many years. His interest in the Yellow River cultures took him right into the heartland of China where he has been living in central China for several years. https://www.thecollector.com/author/alexanderwestra/

    Bostjan Marco Turk - Interim Dean of the EASA (Class I), Full professor of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljanah. Boštjan Marko Turk's doctoral thesis examined the influence of medieval philosophy on Paul Claudel's poetic work, particularly "Les Cinq Grandes Odes." He summarized his findings in the monograph "Paul Claudel et l'Actualité de l'être" (2011), recognized by Dominique Millet-Gérard for its significant contribution to understanding Claudel's work in the French-speaking world. His translation of George Dandin into Slovenian highlighted the early roots of Slovenian theatre, predating the officially recognized start marked by Anton Tomaž Linhart's translation of Beaumarchais' "Mariage de Figaro."

    Turk studied French classicism, with a focus on J. B. P. Molière's works, analyzed through Henri Bergson's comic theory. He also explored social positions in Molière's plays and the dichotomy between fate and free will in Pierre Corneille's dramas, as well as the religious aspects of Corneille's work. His research extended to Maurice Maeterlinck's poetry, the symbolism movement, and Surrealism, including the avant-garde contributions of Srečko Kosovel and the influences of Henri Bergson on Guillaume Apollinaire's poetics.

    Turk also investigated the interplay between fine art and French literature, including Maurice Barrès and El Greco, Auguste Rodin and Dante, and the phenomenon of mise en abyme in André Gide's "Les Faux monnayeurs" and Jan van Eyck's painting "Giovanni Arnolfini et sa femme." His work on Slovenian literature analyzed its intersections with French culture, covering authors such as Primož Trubar, Janez Svetokriški, France Prešeren, Ivan Cankar, Oton Župančič, Edvard Kocbek, Dane Zajc, and Boris Pahor. This led to publications like "Bergsonism and its Place in Slovenian Spiritual History" (2000), "Language as a Guide in the Labyrinth" (2008), and "Far from the World" (2011).

    In "Cote 101" (2017), Turk used George Orwell's paradigms to examine societal structures in post-Yugoslav countries. His book "The Twelve Walls" (2013) and "The Prisoners of Liberty" (2024) further explored literary insights applied to modern societal contexts. Turk collaborated with Stéphane Courtois on texts addressing recent historical transitions in various countries. His latest book, "The War in the Name of Peace: The Revolution '68 and the Fate of the West," analyzes modern Western society's intellectual and spiritual dynamics, published in Slovenian and Croatian in 2023 and Ukrainian in 2024, with French and English versions forthcoming in late 2024.

    Turk also explored the role of French Freemasons at the Peace Conference in Versailles (1919) and in the formation of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. He demonstrated that the first Yugoslavia was a significant Masonic project. He made the first Slovenian translation of Ferdinand de Saussure's "Cours de linguistique générale," a foundational work for modern linguistics (1998). He is also responsible for two bilateral interuniversity programs, with the University of Zaporizhzhia and the University of Tel Aviv. https://www.ff.uni-lj.si/zaposleni/bostjan-marko-turk

    David Bartosch - Dr. David Bartosch, Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. He is a distinguished research fellow at Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai. He has a German academic background in philosophy and musicology and is interested in transcultural comparative philosophy and other areas of philosophical and interdisciplinary research, such as digital humanities, the philosophy of technology, international cultural relations, philosophical perspectives on ecological civilization, ancient and medieval thought, Chinese philosophy, and various other topics such as the philosophy of life, the philosophy of music, etc. https://philpeople.org/profiles/david-bartosch?app=

    Dominik Lengyel - Chair for Architecture and Visualisation of Brandenburg University of Technology: Cottbus, Brandenburg, DE. Dominik Lengyel has been Full Professor for Architecture and Visualisation at Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus since 2006. He has been funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the German Research Foundation as member of the Excellence Cluster TOPOI and of the priority programme The Digital Image. Born and raised in Germany, he gained his architecture diploma from Stuttgart University, after studies in mathematics, physics, and architecture in Essen, Paris, and at ETH Zürich. Before BTU Cottbus he was full professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne. Since 1999, he has been managing partner of Lengyel Toulouse Architects Berlin, an office for architecture and visualisation. Dominik works on the visualisation of non-visual content in power engineering and of hypo-theses of archaeology and building and art history. He is a member of the Koldewey Society for building history research and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in Salzburg, Austria. https://www.atlasofdigitalarchitecture.com/contributors/dominik-lengyel/

    Elena Pecchioni - Elena Pecchioni has been graduated in Geologic Sciences in 1985 at the University of the Studies of Florence with a thesis in Applied Petrography from the title "Petrographical and Physical analyses on some litotypes employed in Architecture. (New techniques of valuation of the degradation state)". She has been qualified to the profession of Geologist in 1986. It has carried out 4 years of scholarship to the C.N.R (Centre of Study on the Causes of Degradation and the Methods of Conservation of the Cultural Heritage - C.N.R. – Florence) on the argument: "Problems of Conservation of the Rock Materials" and she has achieved in 1992, the Specialization in the Course of Post-Bachelor Improvement: "Science for the Conservation of the Cultural Heritage" organized from the University of Florence, Faculty of Physical and Natural Mathematical Sciences, discussing a thesis with the title "Analytic Problems about ancient mortars". From 1988 she teaches Applied Mineralogy and Petrography to the Restoration school of Opificio delle Pietre Dure of Florence. In 1989 she won a competition for scientific technician at the Earth Science Department of Sciences at the University of Florence, in which today she carries out the activity like responsible of the X-rays Laboratory and Petrographic Laboratory. From 1992 he takes part to the working teams UNI-NORMAL, Ceramics and Glasses, Petrographic and Mortars, in order to write up, to Italian and European level the norms of the analytics methodologies utilized in the field of the conservation of the ceramics, mortars and rock materials. In these years she has been co-tutor of many graduation theses, she made tutor to PhD thesis, she takes part in the organizing committee of Conferences, she has realized two monographs. She takes part (from 1995) in the GNP (National Group of Petrography), from 2004 she takes part in AIAr (Italian Association of Archaeometric Scientific Methodologies for the Cultural Heritage), from 2008 she is partner of the Italian Forum Lime and from 2009 she is partner of AISA Italian Association for the Clay’s Study.

    During these years in the specific field of the Applied Petrography and Mineralogy (conservation of natural and artificial rock materials), she has been co-author and author of many scientific notes on the argument (118 scientific papers on national and international magazines and extended abstracts); besides she has 116 Conference participations and the publication of a two monographs from the title "The ancient and modern mortars: between tradition and innovation" and the monographs "Florence from 1966 to 2000: science for the Cultural Heritage". Bibliographical Handbook". In these years she realized many collaborations with the local Supervising for the restoration of monuments (Bell tower Church of Ognissanti in Florence, Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova in Florence, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Church of Saint Maria Novella Florence, Villa Salviati Florence etc).

    Ioannis Kontopoulos - Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow of Faculty of Science of the University of Tubingen. His current level of expertise lies in biomolecular archaeology, with a multidisciplinary skill-set comprising many advanced research techniques (e.g. light microscopy, SEM-EDS, AFM, FTIR-ATR, stable isotope analysis) and a special focus on bone and tooth diagenesis to better understand inter- and intra-site/individual/sample/lab variabilities. https://uni-tuebingen.de/fakultaeten/mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche-fakultaet/fachbereiche/geowissenschaften/arbeitsgruppen/geo-und-umweltnaturwissenschaften/geo-und-umweltnaturwissenschaften/biogeologie/arbeitsgruppe/people-in-biogeology/post-doctora

    Joana Maria Balsa Carvalho de Pinho - She completed his PhD in Art History in 2013 from the University of Lisbon, a Masters in Museology and Museos in 2011 from the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares and a Degree in History, Art History variant in 2000 from ) University of Lisbon. She is a Researcher at the European Institute of Cultural Sciences Padre Manuel Antunes, Deputy Coordinator of the Research Office "IMAGINARE" at the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Arts and Coordinator of the Research Office "Misericórdias and similar institutions: assistance, heritage and culture" at University of Lisbon, Faculty of Arts. She has published 17 articles in specialized journals. It has 21 book chapters and 106 books. She organized 52 events. She participated in 128 events. She co-supervised 2 doctoral theses. She has received 9 awards and/or honors. Participates and/or participated as a PhD Fellow in 1 project(s), Research Fellow in 3 project(s), Post-Doctoral Fellow in 4 project(s), Researcher in 9 project(s), Responsible Investigator in 2 project(s). She works in the areas of Humanities with an emphasis on Art History, History and Other Humanities (Museology and Cultural Heritage). In her professional activities she interacted with 143 collaborator(s) in co-authoring scientific works. https://www.cienciavitae.pt/portal/en/3017-5B11-EBA0

    Isabel Cruz Lousada - Assistant Researcher for the definitive appointment of NOVA FCSH. Graduate, Master and PhD from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, she has made her academic career at the intersection of the scientific fields in which the Women's Studies are embraced. Currently integrated in CICS.NOVA she is also a collaborator researcher at CLEPUL - Research Group 6 - Brazil-Portugal: Culture, Literature and Memory, in which she co-coordinates the series “Senhoras do Almanaque”, with Vania Pinheiro Chaves. Founding member of MIMA - International Women's Museum - Association, Adviser to CIG - Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality representative of AMONET - Portuguese Association of Women Scientists – from which was Vice-President), Lisbon, Portugal. https://novaresearch.unl.pt/en/persons/isabel-lousada

    Loo Fung Ying - Associate Prof. Dr. Of the Faculty of Creative Arts of University Malaya. She is an Associate Professor of cultural musicology at the Department of Music, Faculty of Creative Arts, Universiti Malaya. She teaches ethnomusicology and research methodology. After obtaining her Fellowship (Trinity College of London) and Bachelor of Music (Hons) in piano performance (Universiti Putra Malaysia), she furthered her music study at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she received her Master of Music in Piano Performance with distinction. She studied piano under Michael Schreider, Barno Khaknazarov, Larisa Rakhmanova, and Lillian Joseph, and had master classes conducted by Artur Pizzaro, Boris Berman, Irina Osipova, Julian Jacobson, Richard MacMahon, Olga Malissova, and Ng Chong Lim. As a pianist, her performances locally and abroad included the first piano concertos of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky under the baton of Zakhid Khaknazarov, recitals at St. John’s Smith Square and St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and a recording for Ceri Richard’s Themes and Variations published by National Museums and Galleries of Wales, UK.

    Fung Ying continues to pursue research in music and completed her PhD at the University of Sheffield, UK in 2009. Her research interests include cultural musicology, performance practice, popular music, music and movement perception, and Tai Chi in application to the physicality of piano performance. She joined Universiti Malaya in 2009 and has published over sixty refereed articles and book chapters. Her work has appeared in International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music, Muzikološki Zbornik, Revista Música Hodie, Asian Theatre Journal, International Journal of Music Education, IEEE Multimedia, Media Watch, and other publications. Her research has been supported by grants from the Ministry of Higher Education, Universiti Malaya, and Universiti Putra Malaysia, and won her gold and silver awards at local and international research exhibitions. She is a member of the International Editorial Board of eTropic and Media Watch. She has held positions such as Deputy Director (Postgraduate study and Research) of Cultural Centre (now Faculty of Creative Arts), Universiti Malaya from 2010 to 2018, Chair of Academic Programmes Accreditation Panel for PhD, Master’s, and Bachelor degree level (Malaysian Qualifications Agency), Internal Auditor of MYRA (Malaysia Research Assessment, Ministry of Higher Education), and Associate Editor of Malaysian Journal of Performing and Visual Arts. She is currently the Deputy Dean of Postgraudate Study, Research, and Innovation at the Faculty of Creative Arts, UM.

    As an active composer and musician with the multiple award-winning Dama Orchestra (now Dama Asia Productions) from 2001 to 2016, she has over twenty productions to date, five albums and three sold-out musicals: Empress Wu, I Have a Date with Spring and Butterfly Lovers. In addition, her composition titled Freedom won second prize at the 2022 Seoul International Meditation Music Competition. https://umexpert.um.edu.my/loofy

    Luisa Marinho Antunes Paolinelli - Luisa Marinho Antunes Paolinelli. Completed the Aggregate Degree in Cultural Studies on 2019/05/26 from the University of Aveiro, PhD in Literature in 2004 from the University of Madeira and Master's degree in Medieval Portuguese Literature in 1995 from the University from Lisbon. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Madeira Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Researcher at the Center for Lusophone and European Literatures and Cultures. He published 27 articles in specialized journals. It has 44 book chapter(s) and 10 book(s). She works in the area(s) of Humanities with an emphasis on Languages and Literatures with an emphasis on General Literature Studies. In his professional activities, he interacted with 29 collaborator(s) in co-authoring scientific works. In its Science Vitae curriculum, the most frequent terms in the context of scientific, technological and artistic-cultural production are: Studies on Humor; Intercultural Communication; Onomastics; Lília Momplé; Female characters; Catharsis; Social criticism; Postcolonial fiction; Nobody Killed Suhura; Neighbors; The eyes of the green snake; Female characters; Catharsis; Social criticism; Memory; Post-colonial fiction; Mozambican literature; Linguistic and Cultural Studies; Faculty of Arts and Humanities; Domain/Scientific Area::Humanities::Languages and Literatures; Herberto Helder; Gaston Bachelard; Poetic language; Symbols; Elementary cosmogony; Poetic language; Symbols; Elementary cosmogony; Freedom; Metaphor; Utopia; Freedom; Metaphor; Utopian; Literature; Stories; Intercultural education; Intercultural dialogue; Cultural Management; Center for Arts and Humanities; Dystopia; Irony; History; Fiction; Heroicity; Dystopia; Irony; History; Fiction; Heroism; I; Longing; Loneliness; Vagrancy; Being/appearing; Self; Nostalgia; Longing; Loneliness; Wandering; Being/seeing; Bestiary; Animals; Allegory; Symbol; Borges, José Alberto Oliveira; Bestiary; Animals; Allegory; Symbol; Scientific Domain/Area::Humanities: Other Humanities; Eça de Queiróz; Emigration; Art; Consular correspondence; American dream; The Brazilian; Intercultural Studies; Children's literature; Madeira (Portugal); Development; Child; Change; Education; Pleasure; Children's literature; Development; Child; Change; Education; Enjoyment; Alencar, José de; Journalism; Humor Studies; Fable; Historical novel; Portuguese Literature; No Place; Marc Augé; Daniela Marcheschi; Didi-Hubermann; Inter Lugar; Giuseppe Guareschi; José Saramago; Humor; Comparative literature; Italian Literature; Women's Literature; Medieval Portuguese Literature; Lusophony; Women's studies; Baltazar Dias; Theater; Travel literature; Cultural Studies; Annals; Poetry; Madeiran poetry; Wood; Philanthropy. https://www.cienciavitae.pt/portal/en/EC12-D5FD-8EBF

    Margarida Pocinho - Associate Professor with Habilitation at the University of Madeira, Faculty of Arts and Humanities; attended international advanced courses in music therapy at Université Paris V and U.S. culture and society as Fulbright Fellow at New York University, USA (almost 20 countries collaborations outside of the EU). She is researcher at the Research Centre of Tourism, Sustainability and Well-Being of University of Algarve (CinTurs), was evaluator of project fellowships - FCT, FCTR Azores, Marie-Curie European Commission Exper; more than 10 books and a large number of papers in psychology and education; has co-supervised 57 M.A. and 15 Ph.D. dissertations. She was a member of General Council of the University of Madeira.
    She was Visiting Professor at University of Zielona Góra, Poland, and member of its Research Centre, the International Connectivity Centre. She has many international collaborations in Projects and Teaching Seminars (Spain, Italy, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Turkey, Bulgaria, France, Check Republic, and so on).
    She was conducting research in Psychology of Tourism with a Project funding by ARDITI "Madeira tourist wellbeing" with the partnership of CinTurs (future), where she is an integrated researcher. She is also conducting research in the field of Positive Psychology and Creativity. https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/972371/overview

    Panagiota Manti - Panagiota Manti, an Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer) of Conservation of Antiquities & Works of Art Programme from Ionian University, School of Environment, Zakynthos Campus, Panagoula, 29100, Greece.

    She has been active in the sector of cultural heritage conservation since 1997, when she obtained the National Certificate for vocational education on the conservation of antiquities. Thereafter, she studied the BSc in Conservation of Museum Objects and Archaeology at Cardiff University. The Edward Hall Scholarship assisted my studies at the MSc in Archaeometry at the RLAHA at the University of Oxford; in 2005, I started a PhD scholarship in Conservation of Antiquities at Cardiff University.

    In 2009, she was elected to a tenured position as Lecturer in Conservation and Conservation Science at Cardiff University, where she became permanent in 2012. A prerequisite for the 3-year probation period was to complete the MSc Diploma in University Teaching and Learning (PCUTL). Hence, she became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

    She returned to Greece as an Assistant Professor in Conservation of Archaeological and Historical Inorganic Objects elected at the Technological Institute (TEI) of the Ionian Islands, which is now part of the Ionian University (Government Gazette of Appointment C'714/22.06.2018).

    She have experience in the development of educational material at all university levels, including BSc, MSc, and PhD, on subjects including conservation in field archaeology, the conservation of museum objects, conservation methodology, scientific analysis techniques, and documentation.

    The supervision of UG, PG, and PhD dissertations has given me the opportunity to guide students in their research. She have published primary research in the field of conservation on the effectiveness of scientific analysis methods on ancient materials, the manufacturing technologies of ancient metals, and teaching in conservation.

    Being a member of the Department of Environment has further channeled my interest in the deterioration and corrosion of heritage materials and the impact that the changing climate has on their preservation in the museum and in the field. https://www.pmanti.gr/

    Peng Peng - Peng holds a PhD and an MA from Princeton University, an MA and a BA from Peking University. Before joining The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dr. Peng taught at Pace University (2017) and The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2018-2019). 

    Peng's research centers on the art, archaeology, visual and material cultures of ancient East Asia. His first book, Metalworking in Bronze Age China: The Lost-Wax Process (Amherst, New York: Cambria Press, 2020) is well received in the academic world. He is now working on his second book, Bronze Casting in Early China (manuscript in progress, under contract with Amsterdam University Press), in addition to several other research projects.

    Peng's research covers East Asian Art History, Chinese Visual and Material Cultures, Chinese Archaeology, Early Chinese Metalworking and Metallurgy, Artistic Exchange between China and Inner Asia, and Interdisciplinary Research on Cultural Heritage. https://www.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/cumt/teaching-staff/prof-peng-peng/

    Riccardo Pozzo - Professor of the History of Philosophy of Tor Vergata University of Rome, Rome, Italy. Riccardo Pozzo holds the chair of the History of Philosophy of Tor Vergata University of Rome, Department of History, Humanities and Society. His research focuses on reflection and inclusion as social processes that shape our understanding of what constitutes cultural innovation, a new category of innovation economics, of which he has made the unprecedented attempt of indicating dimensions, processes and outcomes, while showing their operationalization in empirical case studies. Graduated from the State University of Milan in 1983, he completed his education in Germany – Dr.phil. at the University of Saarland in 1988 and Habilitation at the University of Trier in 1995. In 1996 he was appointed at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. In 2003 the University of Verona called him back to the chair of the History of Philosophy. From 2009 to 2012 he directed the Institute for the European Intellectual Lexicon and History of Ideas of the National Research Council of Italy. From 2012 to 2017, when he was head of the Department of Human and Social Sciences, Cultural Heritage of the National Research Council, he implemented Italy's participation in the European research infrastructures for social and cultural innovation CESSDA, CLARIN, DARIAH, EHRI, ERIHS, ESS, OPERAS, RESILIENCE and SHARE. In 2022 he was elected ordinary member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, in 2021 ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, in 2020 corresponding member of the Accademia Roveretana degli Agiati di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti and in 2012 titular member of the Institut International de Philosophie, of which he is currently vice president; in 2014 he was awarded the Order of Merit on Ribbon of the Federal Republic of Germany. He is currently serving on the Italian Organizing Committee of the World Congress of Philosophy Rome 2024 and the Scientific Committee of the Bruno Kessler Foundation. He has published five monographs: Hegel: Introductio in Philosophiam (La Nuova Italia 1989); Kant und das Problem einer Einleitung in die Logik (Lang 1989 – trans. by Javier Sánchez-Arjona, Maia 2016); Georg Friedrich Meiers Vernunftlehre (Frommann-Holzboog 2000); Adversus Ramistas (Schwabe 2012); History of Philosophy and the Reflective Society (De Gruyter 2021). https://www.pass.va/en/academicians/ordinary/pozzo.html

    Rossana Santos - Rossana Santos. Completed her PhD in Tourism on 2013/02/13 from the University of Aveiro, Master in Management and Development in Tourism in 2004 from the University of Aveiro and a Degree in Tourism in 2001 from Instituto Superior of Administration and Management at ISAG. She has published in specialized scientific journals and books. She works in the area(s) of Social Sciences-Tourism. In its Science Vitae curriculum, the most frequent terms in the context of scientific, technological and artistic-cultural production are: Tourism Development; Sustainable tourism; Emigration; Safety, Hygiene and Health in Hospitality; Tourism Management; Hotel management. https://www.cienciavitae.pt/portal/en/EF1E-D77B-0274

    Sayam Chuangprakhon - Sayam Chuangprakhon, PhD in Music, is an assistant professor at the College of Music, Mahasarakham University, Thailand. He earned his Master of Education in Educational Technology and a Bachelor's in Music from Mahasarakham University. Sayam continued his academic career under the influence of a passion for both music and education, eventually earning a PhD in music from Mahasarakham University. Since 2023, he has been pursuing an additional PhD in Educational Technology. With a strong background in educational technology and a deep understanding of music, he contributes to the academic and cultural enrichment of the university community. He is also on the editorial board of an international journal and is a reviewer for several journals. https://cgscholar.com/community/profiles/user-65229-44153

    Sílvia Ferreira - Sílvia Ferreira holds a PhD in History in the specialty of Art, Heritage and Restoration from the Faculty of Letters of Lisbon, with the dissertation A Talha Barroca de Lisboa (1670-1720). Os artistas e as obras (2009) ("The Baroque woodcarving of Lisbon (1670-1720). The artists and their works"). She was postdoctoral researcher at the Foundation for Science and Technology (SFRH / BPD / 101835/2014) with a project entitled: "Presença, Memória e Diáspora: Destinos da Arte da Talha em Portugal entre o Liberalismo e a actualidade" (Presence, Memory and Diaspora: Destinations of the woodcarving art in Portugal between Liberalism and nowadays". She is currently a contracted researcher (Norma Transitory, DL 57/2016 - Law 57/2017) of the School of Social and Human Sciences of the NOVA University of Lisbon and develops research about "The legacy of Robert Chester Smith: new perspectives for the History of Art, in Portugal", which focuses on the systematization, study and wider dissemination, in a multidisciplinary context, of the professional papers of the American art historian, bequethed to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. She is Associate Researcher at the Art History Institute of FCSH / NOVA and coordinates the Research Group "Pre-Modern Visual and Material Cultures". In recent years she has collaborated on several research projects, and in two of them as fellow researcher: "Lisbon in Tiles Before The 1755 Earthquake [PTDC/EAT-EAT/099160/2008] and "ROBBIANA. The Della Robbia Sculptures in Portugal: History, Art and Laboratory" [PTDC/HIS-HEC/116742/2010]. She has also participated in several projects in the wider context of religious history, particularly in the context of the history of religious orders and brotherhoods from the Sixteenth to Eighteenth centuries. She participates assiduously in congresses, colloquia and other scientific meetings, promoted in the country and abroad, which have resulted in several articles and book chapters. In addition to other publications of her authorship, the monographs stand out: "A Talha. Esplendores de um passado ainda presente (séculos XVI-XIX)" 2008 ("The Woodcarving: splendours of a past still present, (16th-19th centuries"), "A Igreja de Santa Catarina. A talha do altar-mor" (2008) ("The church of Saint Catherine. The woodcarving of the chancel"), and "Artistas e Artífices da Lisboa Barroca. A irmandade de Nossa Senhora da Doutrina da Igreja de São Roque" (2014) (Artists and artisans of Baroque Lisbon. The brotherhood of Our Lady of Doctrine at the Church of Saint Roch (in partnership with Maria João Pereira Coutinho). https://www.cienciavitae.pt/portal/en/3216-832D-05FC

    Thanik Lertcharnrit - Thanik Lertcharnrit is a Thai Archeologist and Anthropologist and Professor at Silpakorn University. He specializes in southeast Asian archaeology and the public education and perception of archeology, with a focus on public Thai cultural heritage. Professor Lertcharnrit has made many contributions to the field of Cultural Resource Management (CRM), and acted as a pioneering figure and advocate for global public archaeology.

    Thanik Lertcharnrit is known for his contributions to the field of cultural resource management, public archaeology, and the advances he has brought in the field of Thai archeology. Lertcharnrit wrote the first book in the Thai language on cultural resource management, and translated the first book on human evolution. His translation of Kenneth Feder's (2003) book, "The Past in Perspective: An Introduction to Human Prehistory" was a major accomplishment that brought modern archaeological research to a Thai audience. His status as a leader in southeast Asian CRM led to his being asked to serve as an editor for the substantial Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, and to author a seminal work on Thai CRM. Thailand: Cultural Heritage Management. Lertcharnrit has sought to pioneer the use of multiple scientific methods in Thai archeology, in addition to getting the local communities involved in the preservation and conservation of archeological sites. He is involved with numerous interdisciplinary research collaborations with global scholars, as exemplified by his work with American archaeologists from Eckerd College and North Carolina State University at the Promtin Tai site, a historic and prehistoric cemetery in central Thailand. He is a recognized expert on Thai archaeology, and has worked on diverse projects and excavations in central Thailand for more than thirty years. Professor Lertcharnrit presents the results of his research to both academic and public audiences, in both Thai and English. His topical interests are diverse and include the development of complexity in southeast Asia, metallurgy, mortuary studies, isotope analysis, shell production and exchange, among other topics.

    Dr. Lertcharnrit has received numerous research grants and scholarly awards from Silpakorn University, Washington State University, the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre (Thailand), Royal Thai Government Scholarships, and public and private foundations. He has also received numerous international visiting scholar awards from the University of Otago, New Zealand, the National Science Foundation, North Carolina State University, Swedish Institute (Sweden), the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France, German Academic Exchange Service Fellowship (Germany). Other key awards include the Outstanding New Researcher Award, Thailand Research Fund (2007), Translation Grant, American Council of Learned Societies, USA (2006), Sigma-Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research, The Scientific Research Society, USA (2000), Phyllis and Richard Daugherty Scholarship for Graduate Student Excellence, Department of Anthropology, Washington State University, USA (1998), The Prince of Songkla University Foundation Research Grant (1992). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanik_Lertcharnrit

    Thomas E. Levy - Thomas Evan Levy is Distinguished Professor and holds the Norma Kershaw Chair in the Archaeology of Ancient Israel and Neighboring Lands at the University of California, San Diego. He is a member of the Department of Anthropology and Judaic Studies Program, and leads the Cyber-archaeology research group at the Qualcomm Institute, California Center of Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). Thomas Levy received his PhD from the University of Sheffield in 1981. Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Levy is a Levantine field archaeologist with interests in the role of technology, especially early mining and metallurgy, on social evolution from the beginnings of sedentism and the domestication of plants and animals in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic period (ca. 7500 BCE) to the rise of the first historic Levantine state level societies in the Iron Age (ca. 1200 – 500 BCE). A Fellow of the Explorers Club, Levy won the 2011 Lowell Thomas Award for "Exploring the World's Greatest Mysteries." Levy has been the principal investigator of many interdisciplinary archaeological field projects in Israel and Jordan that have been funded by the National Geographic Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, and other organizations. Tom also conducts ethnoarchaeological research in India. Levy, his wife Alina Levy and the Sthapathy traditional craftsmen from the village of Swamimalai co-authored the book Masters of Fire - Hereditary Bronze Casters of South India. Bochum: German Mining Museum, 2008). Tom has published 12 books and several hundred scholarly articles. Levy's recent book is entitled Historical Biblical Archaeology – The New Pragmatism (London: Equinox Publishers, 2010 that in 2011won the ‘best scholarly book' from Biblical Archaeology Society (Washington, DC). Levy and his colleague Mohammad Najjar won Biblical Archaeology Review's ‘Best BAR Article' for "Condemned to the Mines: Copper Production & Christian Persecution." His most recent book is: Levy, T.E., M. Najjar, and E. Ben-Yosef, eds. 2014. New Insights into the Iron Age Archaeology of Edom, Southern Jordan - Surveys, Excavations and Research from the Edom Lowlands Regional Archaeology Project (ELRAP). Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press UCLA

    He is Co-PI on the NSF IGEERT $3.2 million grant entitled "Training, Research and Education in Engineering for Cultural Heritage Diagnostics (TEECH). Levy directs the UC San Diego Levantine and Cyber-Archaeology Laboratory and is Associate Director of the Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture and Archaeology (CISA3) at UC San Diego's Qualcomm Institute – California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). Tom was recently elected Chair of the Committee on Archaeological Policy (CAP) of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR). https://anthropology.ucsd.edu/people/faculty/faculty-profiles/thomas-levy.html

    Vayia Panagiotidis - Dr. Vayia Panagiotidis, holds a PhD in Digital Application Development in Cultural Heritage and Archaeology. Following 10 years in the private sector she returned to
    Kalamata to continue her academic studies with the University of the Peloponnese and the Department of History, Archaeology and Cultural Resources Management. She completed her doctorate research in 2021 focusing on the use of Information Technology in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage as well as digital applications of GIS in archaeology. During her collaboration with the Department and the Laboratory of Archaeometry, she has worked on a number of research programs such as the "Kalamata 1821: Roads of Freedom" project for the development of digital applications (AR, WebGIS etc.), the Pylos Geoarchaeological Research Program (survey using UAS, photogrammetry & LiDAR), the Amykles Archaeological Program (survey using UAS, photogrammetry & LiDAR), the Geophysical prospection project of the Amphipolis archaeological project (survey using UAS, photogrammetry & LiDAR).
    She has also been a member of the Organizing Committee of the 41st International Archaeometry Symposium held in Kalamata Greece in May 2016, the ARCH_RNT Symposium Organizing Committee (2018, 2020, 2022); as week as served as Administrative Officer for the Tourist Guide Intensive Training Program hosted by the University of the Peloponnese in 2016; Administrative Officer for the EU funded "Program for the Acquisition of Academic Teaching Experience for Young Scientists with a PhD" for the academic years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.
    Her teaching experience includes lab courses for undergraduates "Specialized Chapter on Archaeometry" (8th semester) and at MSc level "Cultural Heritage Materials & Technologies" Laboratory Practices: Use of Laboratory and Portable Instrumentation, 3D Modelling in CH, AR & VR Applications development for CH as well as the use of UASs in Archaeology with photogrammetry and LiDAR applications.
    Dr. Panagiotidis is currently a post-doctorate researcher of the Laboratory of Archaeometry responsible for work regarding UAS surveying, GIS applications, Laser Scanning applications, 3D modelling and AR/VR applications.
    She completed a BSc and MSc degree from the National Technical University of Athens - NTUA (2005) in Applied Mathematics and Physical Sciences. During her studies in NTUA she began program development in Matlab. https://uop-gr.academia.edu/VayiaPanagiotidis

    Yongbin Li - PhD in History, Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of the School of History, Capital Normal University, Young Yenching Scholar Cultivation Target of Capital Normal University, Young High-level Talent Cultivation Target of Capital Normal University, Beijing Young Teaching Master, Beijing Young Top Talent, Visiting Scholar of the Department of Classics, Oxford University, and the first batch of national first-class undergraduate course hosts. He has won the Fourth Outstanding Teaching Award for Young Teachers of Capital Normal University, the First Prize of the Beijing "Chuangxiang Cup" Micro-class Grand Prix, and the Third Prize of the First Beijing University Teachers Teaching Innovation Competition. He has received funding from the Basic Research Fund for Young Teachers of the Ho Ying-Tong Education Foundation. He has presided over two National Social Science Fund projects: "Research on the Greek 'Orientalization Era'" and "Research on the Evolution of the Early Greek State Form"; presided over two Beijing Philosophy and Social Planning Projects and Beijing Municipal Education Commission Key Projects: "Exchange and Interaction between Ancient Greece and Eastern Civilizations" and "Research on the Exchange and Mutual Learning of Civilizations in Eurasia before the Opening of the Silk Road"; participated in the National Social Science Fund Major Project "Chinese Translation Project of "Cambridge Ancient History" and "Cambridge Medieval History". He has published many academic papers in journals such as "Social Sciences in China", "Historical Research", "World Religions Research", "Guangming Daily", and Journal of Ancient Civilizations. He published two monographs at the Commercial Press: Studies on the Apollo Cult and Greece and the East: Exchange and Mutual Learning of Civilizations, and four translated works (including co-translations). https://history.cnu.edu.cn/szdw/jsjj/sjsjs/78568.htm