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Veröffentlicht am Donnerstag, 17. Dezember 2009 bei Karim Hammou


L'Institut royal du patrimoine artistique (KIK-IRPA), avec la collaboration de l’Université de Liège, la Vrije Universtiteit Brussel, l’Université libre de Bruxelles et l’Association du patrimoine artistique, est heureux de vous inviter au colloque « Tree Rings, Art, Archæology » qui se tiendra à Bruxelles du 10 au 12 février 2010. Le thème de ce colloque international est la contribution de la dendrochronologie aux sciences humaines, dans une vision plus large que la seule datation du bois (détermination de l’origine du bois, écologie forestière, histoire du climat…). Il comprend des interventions non seulement de dendrochronologues mais aussi des utilisateurs des données dendrochronologiques, que sont les archéologues, les historiens, les historiens de l’art et les restaurateurs.



9th February 2010

18.00 -20.00: Welcome reception for the speakers

10th February 2010

8.30 -9.15: Registration

Welcome - presentation

9.15 -9.30

Myriam Serck, Institut Royal du Patrimoine Artistique, Brussels (B) – Hilde De Clercq, Institut Royal du Patrimoine Artistique, Brussels (B), Welcome

9.30 -10.00

Patrick Hoffsummer, Université de Liège, Liège (B) – Pascale Fraiture, Institut Royal du Patrimoine Artistique, Brussels (B) – Sébastien Durost, formerly Université de Liège, Liège (B) – David Houbrechts, Association du Patrimoine Artistique, Brussels (B), Beyond dates


10.00 -10.20

Georges-Noël Lambert, Université de Franche-Comté – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (UMR 6249), Besançon (F), Dendrochronology, archæology and science

10.20 -10.40

Jean-Pierre Sosson, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-La-Neuve (B), La dendrochronologie : de “ nouveaux documents ” pour l’histoire de l’économie médiévale ?

10.40 -11.00: Coffee break

11.00 -11.20

Niels Bonde, Nationalmuseet, Copenhagen (DNK), Tree rings as archive in cultural history. Dendrochronological research in northern Europe dealing with dating, trade, art history, archæology, etc. 

11.20 -11.40 

Cathy Tyers, University of Sheffield, Sheffield (UK), A brief review of the development, limitations, and contribution of dendrochronology within art-historical and associated studies in the UK

11.40 -12.10: Discussion

12.10 -13.30: Lunch


13.30 -13.50

Benoît Rossignol, Université de Paris 1 – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (UMR 8585), Paris (F) – Sébastien Durost, formerly Université de Liège, Liège (B), How to make the Forest of Carnutes speak. Dendrochronology as a source for the history of the Roman Empire: methodological considerations on a research project

13.50 -14.10

Olivier Girardclos, Université de Franche-Comté – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (UMR 6249), Besançon (F) – Christophe Petit, Université de Bourgogne – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (UMR 5594), Dijon (F), Dendroarchæological contributions to the history of forest exploitation: the case of the Gallo-Roman settlement of Oedenburg (Alsace, France) between 10 AD and 180 AD

14.10 -14.30

Kristof Haneca, Vlaams Instituut voor het Onroerend Erfgoed, Brussels (B), Growth patterns of oak and historical forest management in Flanders (Belgium)

14.30 -14.50

Jean-Louis ÉdouardChristophe CoronaAndré ThomasFrédéric Guibal, Institut Méditerranéen d’Écologie et de Paléoécologie – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (UMR 6116), Marseille (F), Tree ring based larch and stone pine long chronologies, reconstruction of altitude forest history and human occupation in the French Alps during the last millennium

14.50 -15.20: Discussion

15.20 -15.40: Coffee break


15.40 -16.00

Thomas Eißing, Otto-Friederich Universität Bamberg , Bamberg (D), Timber transport and dendroprovenancing in Thuringia and Bavaria

16.00 -16.20

Maris Zunde, Latvijas Universitate, Riga (LVA), New dendrochronological and historical evidence of long- distance floating of timbers to Riga

16.20 -16.40

Tomasz Wazny, Cornell University, Ithaca (USA) – Nicolaus Coprenicus University, Torun (POL), Dendro- provenancing between the Baltic Sea and East Mediterranean: the current situation

16.40 -17.00

Aoife Daly, Roskilde Universitet, Roskilde (DNK), Dendro-geography. Mapping the Northern European historic timber trade

17.00 -17.30: Discussion

18.30: Welcome reception

11th February 2010

8.30 -9.00: Registration


9.00 -9.20

André Billamboz, Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Baden-Württemberg, Hemmenhofen (D), Approaching the large timber series of the Neolithic pile-dwellings at Lake Constance by the way of dendrotypology

9.20 -9.40

Jan Vanmoerkerke, Direction régionale des affaires culturelles de Champagne-Ardenne, Châlons-en-Champagne (F) – Willy Tegel, DendroNet, Bohlingen (D), The parallel development of systematic preventative archæology and dendrochronology

9.40 -10.00

Gilbert Kaenel, Université de Genève, Geneva – Musée cantonal d’archéologie et d’histoire de Lausanne , Lausanne (CH), From the Iron Age to the Roman Period: dendrochronology, archæology and history

10.00 -10.20

Willy Tegel, DendroNet, Bohlingen (D), Dendroarchæology of the first millennium AD: exploring the transition from Antiquity to the Middle Ages in Western and Central Europe (4th and 5th centuries AD)

10.20 -10.50: Discussion

10.50 -11.10: Coffee break

11.10 -11.30

Yannick Le Digol, DendroTech, Rennes (F) – Vincent Bernard, Université de Rennes 1 – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (UMR 6566), Rennes (F), Building intensity and timber management in 994-995 AD at Pineuih, La Mothe (Gironde, France)

11.30 -11.50

Thomas Coomans, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels (B), How tree ring dating can provide historical contexts to buildings without history

11.50 -12.10

Nicholas Molyneux, English Heritage, London (UK), Working with dendrochronology: the interaction of the evidence

12.10 -12.40: Discussion

12.40 -14.00: Lunch

14.00 -14.20

Caroline Bolle, Ministère de la Région wallonne, Liège (B) – Jean-Marc Léotard, Ministère de la Région wallonne, Liège (B), Dendrochronology and human behaviour. Experience and results in the province of Liège (Wallonia, Belgium)

14.20 -14.40

Vincent Heymans, Université Libre de Bruxelles – Ville de Bruxelles, Brussels (B) – Philippe Sosnowska, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels (B), Around the Brussels carpentry (15th-18th centuries AD). Contribution of dendrochronology in the study of building.

14.40 -15.00

Marta DomínguezDelmás, Nederlands Centrum voor Dendrochronologie (Stichting RING), Amersfoort (NL) – Gert Kortekaas, Gemeente Groningen, Groningen (NL) – Jeroen F. Benders, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen (NL), Timber supply in Groningen (northeast Netherlands) during early Modern times (16th-17th centuries AD)

15.00 -15.30: Discussion

15.30 -15.50: Coffee break

Art and artefacts (1)

15.50 -16.10

Ian Tyers, Dendrochronological Consultancy Ltd, Sheffield (UK), Art, artefacts and dendrochronology: the story from England

16.10 -16.30

Micha Beuting, Dendrochronologische Untersuchungen an Musikinstrumenten und Kunstobjekten, Hamburg (D), Dendroorganology ? The dendrochronological method applied to musical instruments

16.30 -16.50

Pascale Vandervellen, Musée des Instruments de Musique, Brussels (B) – David Houbrechts, Association du Patrimoine Artistique, Brussels (B), Dendrochronology applied to the Belgian pianoforte

16.50 -17.20: Discussion

12th February 2010

9.00 -9.30: Registration

Art and artefacts (2)

9.30 -9.50

Jørgen Wadum, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen (DNK), “ Oil on panel ”: the cradle of European easel painting

9.50 -10.10

Tarnya Cooper, National Portrait Gallery, London (UK), Making art in Tudor Britain and evidence from dendrochronology

10.10 -10.30

Hélène Dubois, Institut Royal du Patrimoine Artistique, Brussels (B) – Pascale Fraiture, Institut Royal du Patrimoine Artistique, Brussels (B), Contributions of dendrochronological and technological examination of painting supports to the study of 17th-century AD Flemish painters’ workshops: the case of Rubens’ studio practice

10.30 -11.00: Discussion

11.00 -11.20: Coffee break

Closing sessions

11.20 -12.20

Dieter Eckstein, Universität Hamburg, Hamburg (D), Conclusion discussion

12.20 -14.00: Lunch

14.00: Excursions

18.30: Closing reception

Last updated on 7 December 2009



The conference venue will be the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA), JubelPark/Parc du Cinquantenaire 1, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.

Registration fee

25 euro/day

15 euro/day (student)

The registration fee includes lunch and coffee breaks.

Excursions are free.


  • Visit of laboratories and conservation-restoration workshops of the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA)
  • Visit of roofs of the Notre-Dame du Sablon church and the Town Hall of Brussels (Philippe Sosnowska/Vincent Heymans)
  • Visit of the Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) (Saskia Willaert/Pascale Vandervellen)

Conference language



Accepted papers will be published in the collection Scientia Artis (editor: Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage -KIK-IRPA)


Hotels and restaurants (dinners) are to be chosen and booked by participants.

Participants are recommended to book hotel rooms at least several weeks in advance. Examples of hotels can be consulted on

The Organizing Committee warmly thanks the Magistrate and the City of Brussels for their appriciated support.

Association du Patrimoine artistique asbl

For more details and registration:


  • Parc du Cinquantenaire, 1 B-1000
    Brüssel, Belgien


  • Mittwoch, 10. Februar 2010
  • Donnerstag, 11. Februar 2010
  • Freitag, 12. Februar 2010


  • art, archéologie, histoire, dendrochronologie


  • Pascale Fraiture
    courriel : pascale [dot] fraiture [at] kikirpa [dot] be


  • David Houbrechts
    courriel : dhoubrechts [at] skynet [dot] be


« Tree Rings, Art and Archaeology », Kolloquium , Calenda, Veröffentlicht am Donnerstag, 17. Dezember 2009,

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