Paris – After the successful results obtained with press and experts for the first bilateral meeting between the Italian and French partners of the project, held in Apulia last September, Rubi Antiqua takes shape and contents.
In the Parisian headquarters of Anhima, “head office” of the staff, in the presence of the director of the Department Violaine Sebillotte Cuchet and of the General Secretary Bertrand Darly, on Wednesday January 14th Dr Florence Le Bars-Tosi has officially signed the agreement that will make her join the team led by the chief of the staff Daniela Ventrelli. The ratification of this agreement highly strengthens the purposes of the project that, in this sense, is bearer of a strong action of scouting on international talents present in the field of historical-archaeological research. Florence Le Bars-Tosi brings Rubi Antiqua her precious studies matured at the Universities of Paris Ouest and Federico II of Naples, where she obtained her PhD last year, with a study on the relationship between French people and archaeology in the Kingdom of Naples during the French Decade (1806-1815).
The agreement will have an initial duration of 6 months, with a subsequent renewal for a new semester through a “vacation” (contractual part-time form less guaranteed from a contributory point of view, but unfortunately necessary to balance the budget). The operation has been financed with the funds of the Culture Plan 2014 promoted by the Mediterranean, Culture and Tourism Department of Region Apulia. Dr Le Bars-Tosi, from July 2015, will be followed by the official entrance in the RA team of Dr Andrea Milanese, Curator at the Special Superintendence for archaeological heritage of Naples and Pompei, involved thanks to a biannual “vacation” that will be renewed each year, becoming an agreement proper to his role and titles of the internationally known professional.
The difficulty in finding funds for the stable hiring of researchers, and the particular contractual form described, witness how hard is the work of stabilization of the researchers engaged in the development of Rubi Antiqua. In order to overcome these difficulties and give the project an ever stronger stimulus, the management of Rubi Antiqua has defined, among those of this year, the aim to stimulate the involvement of the Italian and French territorial institutions, and the patronage of private individuals and companies. Since the project is so strongly characterized by the valorisation of the territories object of the study, it will be fundamental to receive the total cooperation of the stakeholders of the interested areas, for which RA represents an incredible opportunity to promote actions of patronage with an important return on image at international level.