ATTENTION: registration will close on  2nd June 2017

Dear Archaeologists, Entomologists, Archaeozoologist, Archaeoparasitologists and friends,

The Italian Association for Forensic Entomology (GIEF) is happy and honoured to host the 2nd International Conference in Funerary Archaeoentomology in the city of Treviso, on 7th June 2017.

Insects are the largest and most widely distributed group of animals in the world. Currently, insects contribute to 75% of all known animal species. They are represented on all terrestrial land masses, from high altitudes to the interiors of caves. Due to their relatively small size, the presence of wings in many species, and their feeding habits they have been successful colonisers of all trophic niches. Given this, it is not surprising that they have constantly been in close contact with humans and that their presence and activity can play an important role in human life and health but also after death.

Funerary Archaeoentomology, as defined by Jean-Bernard Huchet in 1996, is the use of information provided by the insect fauna associated with archaeological human remains in order to define the peri- and post- mortem events or the funerary practice. This discipline has a common theoretical and practical background with Forensic Entomology but it differs for the aims. Till now the discipline has been used in a wide spectrum of archaeological studies from the Egyptian and South American mummies to the remains of the WWI soldiers.

This conference will take place in a very significant town close to the WWI Italian front (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l18Egd73miY; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1xdXzQm7EQ) and as well for this reason part of the meeting will host the “Recovery of soldier remains Workshop”.

The conference will be followed by the 14th meeting of the European Association for Forensic Entomology (EAFE) http://giefitalia.org/events/14th-meeting-european-association-for-forensic-entomology/, 7th (evening) – 9th June 2017. On the 10th a visit of some places of the WWI frons will take place.

Treviso is a nice city in the Venetian region, located between the Dolomites and Venice. Treviso is known for being the original production area of Prosecco wine, and the birthplace of the popular Italian dessert tiramisu. The city is home to the headquarters of clothing retailer Benetton, Sisley, Stefanel, Diadora and Lotto Sport Italia, appliance maker De’ Longhi and bicycle maker Pinarello.

Have a look… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKe2yom5Yso

Treviso has two International Airports within easy reach and because of its size, all the most important locations in Treviso are in a walking distance.

see you soon in Treviso

all the best

 

Dr Stefano Vanin

(GIEF President)

 

How to reach Treviso

 

Provisional program 2nd Conference of Funerary Archaeoentomology

Treviso, Italy 7th June 2017

 

7th June 2017

8.30-12.30 Registration

9.00 – 9.15 Welcome Speech

9.15 – 9.45 Funerary Archaeoentomology: molecular approaches

9.45 Presentation

Time Speaker  

title

 

9.45 D. Martín-Vega

 

Bone damage related to blow fly puparia (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in bison remains from the Wearmouth Buffalo jump, Canada

 

S. Vanin Not only from humans, what insects can tell us about animal offerings
G. Giordani Characterization and identification of puparia of Hydrotaea Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 (Diptera: Muscidae) from forensic and archaeological contexts

 

F. Tuccia The contribution of molecular and phylogenetic analyses to the study of ancient puparia collected from the cript of Roccapelago (xv-xvii century), Italy

 

 

10.45

 

coffee break

 

11.15 C. Rossetti The putridarium of the Franciscan monastery in Azzio (Varese, Northern Italy)

 

A. Porzionato

 

Entomological analyses in the scientific recognition of Saint Leopoldo Mandic (1866-1942)

 

V. Forbes

 

Archaeoentomology and the investigation of a scene of indigenous conflict: preliminary results from Nunalleq, Alaska

 

J-B Huchet

 

Archaeoentomological survey of ww1 soldier burials from the western front (Boult-sur-Suippe, France)

 

12.30 – 14.30 Lunch and posters

 

14.30 – 18.30 Soldier Recovery Workshop

14.30-14.45 Millions of missing soldiers, an international problem
14.45-15.15 Franco Nicolis (Italy)
“Rest in pieces! Recovery and identification of WWI soldiers from the Alpine Front”

[The talk will cover the problems connected with recovery and identification of soldier remains from World War I in the Alps. It will show the methods used in high altitude for a proper collection and preservation of the remains and will discuss the potentialities both for the historical discourse and for ethical issues]

15.15-16.00 Bob Mann (USA)
“We Regret to Inform You: Anthropology and War”
[The talk will briefly cover the recovery and identification of American remains from World War II (the Pacific and Europe). It will show the methods used by the Hawaii lab (CIL) to recover and identify missing American soldiers]
16.00-16.45 David Caramelli (Italy)
“Molecular identification of soldier remain, new strategies and potentiality”
[The talk will be focused on the limitations and problem of the identification based on DNA, new techniques and protocols will be presented]
16.45-17.00 break
17.00-17.45 Cristina Cattaneo (Italy)
“From the skeleton to the person”
[The talk will be focused on the potentiality and limitations of the skeletal analysis from a war context]
17.45-18.15 Daniel Gaudio (Ireland)
“War injuries, identification of the cause of death”
[The talk will be focused on case reports concerning the White War, a rare case of soldiers found in a mass grave, the issues on identification  of this kind of skeletal remains and some particular cases in  between conflict archaeology and forensic field”
18.15-18.30 Conclusion

19.00  – 2 ICFAE Goodbye Reception and 14th EAFE Meeting Welcome Reception

Bar Signore & Signori Piazza dei Signori 19/21 31100 Treviso

19.00 – 10 June 2016 14th Meeting of the European Association for forensic Entomology

 

Fees and registration

(Fees: Registration, coffee breaks and lunch/lunches)

  Before 1 May 2017 After 1 May 2017
ICFAE conference and Soldier recovery workshop
Delegate 90 100
Student 75 90
EAFE MEETING +ICFAE conference and Soldier recovery workshop)
Delegate 210 240
Student 180 210
Social Dinner (Friday 9.06) 55
WWI front and Prosecco region visit (Saturday 10.06) 15

*Students may be asked to provide by e-mail a proof of their student status

Registration

Go to the Registration Area (link available soon)

Pay by credit card here (link available soon)

If you or your organization are having any problems making the payment through the online system you can arrange a bank transfer using this bank details:

Account name: GIEF IBAN: IT02 I060 4562 1800 0000 5001 638  

SWIFT/BIC: CRBZIT2B140 Bank name: SPARKASSE – Cassa di Risparmio di Bolzano SpA

Bank Address: Viale della Repubblica 12/5, I – 31020 Villorba

Tel. +39 0422 315411; Fax +39 0422 421025 Payment Description: First name and Surname, EAFE or ICFAE or EAFE and ICFAE conference attendance [and dinner]

For further information: [email protected]

 

All the cancellations and changes of registration must be sent to GIEF in written form.

Refund of the registration fee will be made as follows:

  • 100% refund (minus an administrative fee of 25 Euro) – in case of cancellation received before 3 April 2017
  • No refund – in case of cancellation received after 3 April 2017

All refunds will be processed after the meeting. Please send your accurate bank account details in the written cancellation.

Donwload file: ICFAE_Fees and registration1

Abstract submission

Abstract submission is performed by e-mail ([email protected]: subject ICFAE_submission_family name) using the following format. All papers must be written in English and submitted in .doc or .docx format. Name of the file: “ICFAE_first author name_O or P” (O=oral, P=poster) (in case of multiple submission add a consecutive number at the end, example: EAFE_Vanin_P1, EAFE_Vanin_P2).

To ensure a quality peer-reviewing, the deadline for abstract submission is May 1st, 2015.

No oral nor poster communication will be accepted after this deadline.

Scientific board can move oral communications to posters.

Abstract format

Page Layout “Normal” (all the borders 2.54 cm), Font: Times New Roman, the whole abstract does not have to exceed an A4 paper. Figures and References can be included on the abstract, without exceeding the allocated space. For references use the Harvard referencing style (but without the pages on the citation. Eg.: Amendt et al., 2007). Abstracts structured with Introduction, material and methods, results and discussion are welcome.

Space [12pt, centered]

TITLE [12PT, BOLD, UPPERCASE, centered]

Space [12PT, centered]

Author/Authors [12PT, Centered, underline presenter] (eg.: S. Vanin, F. Tuccia, G. Giordani)

Space [12PT, centered]

Affiliation [10PT, centered] (institution, city, country) (eg.: University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK)

Corresponding author e-mail [10PT, centered]

SPACE [12PT, justified]

Main Text [12PT, justified] [min 1800 – max 3000 characters (spaces included) anyway Title+Author list+Affiliation + e-mail+ Main text+figures+References not longer than an A4 paper.

Donwload file: abstact submission

Accommodation

Hotel Rovere  (http://www.hotelrovere.it/en/) Price for the conference Tariffario Congresso GIEF_Eng

Hotel Continental (http://www.hcontinental.it/) Price for the conference:Continental

Hotel Scala (http://www.hotelscala.com) Price for the conference: Scala

 

 

Scientific Committee Organizing Committee
Stefano VANIN (President)

Jean Bernard HUCHET

Eva PANAGIOTAKOPULU

Daniel GAUDIO

Nicola CAPPELLOZZA

Stefano VANIN (President)

Carlo CAMPOBASSO

Valentina BUGELLI

Elisa ARENA

Sara BORTOLINI

Carlo CAMPOBASSO

Luigi MASTROGIUSEPPE

Giorgia GIORDANI

Fabiola TUCCIA

 

Sponsorship

con il patrocinio della

CITTA’ DI VILLORBA

 

ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE ITALIANA DI ENTOMOLOGIA http://www.accademiaentomologia.it/

SOCIETA’ ENTOMOLOGICA ITALIANA http://www.societaentomologicaitaliana.it/

GRUPPO ITALIANO DI PATOLOGIA FORENSE http://www.gipf.it/

CONSULTA NAZIONALE GIOVANI MEDICI LEGALI UNIVERSITARI http://www.consultagiovanimedicilegali.it/

SOCIETÀ VENEZIANA DI SCIENZE NATURALI www.svsn.it

SOCIETA’ TREVIGIANA DI SCIENZE NATURALI http://www.naturalistitrevigiani.it/

ORDINE DEI GIORNALISTI DEL VENETO www.ordinegiornalisti.Veneto.it

With the support of:

ASCOM – CONFCOMMERCIO IMPRESE PER L’ITALIA – TREVISO

 

FOOD GENIUS ACADEMY www.foodgeniusacademy.com

ASSOCIAZIONE SPECIALISTI MEDICI LEGALI http://www.assomel.it/

ISTITUTO DI SCIENZE FORENSI http://www.istitutoscienzeforensi.it/

 

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