IPHES receives an original painting as its first donation

The painting is by the well-known international Canadian artist, Sacha Barrette, and it has been installed in the Institute

The IPHES (Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social) has recently received an original painting as its first donation. The work, entitled Homo urbanus, is by the well-known Canadian artist, Sacha Barrette. The painting has been installed in the research center, situated in the Sescelades campus of the Rovira i Virgili University of Tarragona (URV).

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The artist, Sacha Barrette with Deborah Barsky (left) amb Robert sala with Maria Targa – IPHES

Homo urbanus reflects on the importance of studying the distant past to better understand the current condition of humanity, as well as its trajectory into the future. In this context, this donation is rooted in the on-going and transdisciplinary initiative between IPHES and Sacha Barrette, who use and integrate different facets of culture and patrimony to make them more accessible to the general public. Homo urbanus forms a part of a collection of paintings that will be exhibited in different Canadian cities in the upcoming months.

The donation ceremony took place at the IPHES and was attended by the artist, the director of the Institute, Robert Sala; its manager, Maria Targa, and a researcher from the center, Deborah Barsky, friend of Sacha Barrette and promoter of the initiative.

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IPHES welcomes the XIII presentation of master thesis of the Erasmus Mundus in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution

Students from many different countries as Spain, France, Italy, Chile, Ethiopia, Macedonia, Morocco and Algeria

Since 2006, twelve promotions of master students have been graduated and more than 183 research works have been completed

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The IPHES (Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana I Evolució Social) (Tarragona), will host the presentation of 22 Erasmus Mundus master’s thesis in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution, 12 of these students started their studies at Rovira i Virgili University (URV), in Tarragona (Spain). Apart from European students of Spain, Italy, France, students from Chile, Ethiopia, Macedonia, Morocco and Algeria have defended their works. The defense will hold on 17th and 18th September.

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This year one master thesis is about Abric Romaní site. IPHES

The Erasmus Mundus Master in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution is given in partnership with other European institutions, particularly the University of Ferrara, (Italy), the National Museum of Natural History (Paris, France) and the Tomar Polytechnic Institute (in Portugal).

Internationalization

Since 2006, twelve promotions of master students have been graduated and more than 183 research works have been completed so far. Many of them are based on different projects in which the IPHES participates, in line with the center of uniting teaching with research, field work and socializing.

Indeed, the Erasmus Mundus Master in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution began to teach at the URV in 2004-2005 academic year, thanks to the research carried out in the IPHES, participating in major global projects in its field. Last year, the European Commission renewed this academic offer within the new Erasmus + program for three more years, this award represents an important recognition of the quality and singularity to attract students and represents a key on the internationalization objectives of the URV.