Annual Balzan Lecture by Colin Renfrew in Rome (November 2011)

In Rome, on 30 November in the home of the Accademia dei Lincei, Palazzo Corsini, Colin Renfrew delivered the third Annual Balzan Lecture entitled "Cognitive Archaeology from Theory to Practice: The early Cycladic Sanctuary at Keros". The lecture was organized by the International Balzan Foundation "Prize" and by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.

The English scholar Colin Renfrew, 2004 Balzan Prizewinner for Prehistoric Archaeology, is Senior Fellow at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research; Emeritus Disney Professor of Archaeology at Cambridge University. In 1991 he received the title of "Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn". The lecture was introduced by Paolo Matthiae, Fellow of the Accademia dei Lincei and Member of the Balzan General Prize Committee.

The Annual Balzan Lecture is held alternatively in Italy and Switzerland on the basis of an agreement drawn up between the Balzan Foundation “Prize”, the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences and the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei to promote studies in the sciences and humanities in the international sphere.

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