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“WINE UPON A TIME”: A cultural & scientific event with a divulgative profile


A cultural & scientific event with a divulgative profile

 Thursday, 14 November 2019, 7 pm

Asian Civilisations Museum, Ngee Ann Auditorium (Basement)

1 Empress Place, S 179555

What do we really know about ancient wine and its millennial journey in the Mediterranean area? Greco-Roman literature and archaeology can provide evidence of ancient wine varietals and wine trade. New technology in genetics may help to identify the DNA signatures associated to specific known ancient cultivars. All these information may be combined and merged in a digital humanities open access platform with GIS mapping.


Registration: 6.30-7.00 pm

Introduction by: Dr. Nicola Bianchi, Italian Scientific Attachè

Welcome by: H.E. Ambassador of Italy to Singapore, Raffaele Langella ; H.E. Ambassador of Greece to Singapore, Constantina Koliou

Round table with: Assoc. Prof. Mira Seo (Yale-NUS), Assoc. Prof. Enrico Petretto (Duke-NUS Medical School), Dr Riccardo Velasco (Director CREA center for Viticulture and Enology).

Q&A moderated by: Dr Trisha Craig (Vice-President (Engagement) of Yale-NUS College)

Event closing with wine and Italian food Reception