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Eye and the Stone (The)

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  00:38:13  2017  HD 16/9  Color  Sound

This film takes a look back on the career of Muriel Labonnelie, a scholar specialised in Greco-Roman ophthalmology in her research at the LAMS laboratory (Laboratoire d’Archéologie Moléculaire et Structurale/laboratory of molecular and structural archaeology) into collyrium tablets. These tablets designate local action medications used on the conjunctiva to treat eye conditions. They provide valuable information on Roman medicine. They started to be listed as early as the eighteenth century from collector registries. These documents are valuable material for the investigation and reconstruction of collyrium tablets. Through several interviews with researchers of various disciplines (history, archaeology, chemistry, etc.) and her own research results, Muriel Lobannelie demonstrates the history of these unique instruments which reveal the close relationships between Greco-Roman and Egyptian medical conceptions.

Producer : CNRS Images
Scientific author : LABONNELIE Muriel (LAMS, UMR CNRS, UPMC, Univ. Bourgogne - Franche-Comté)
Director : DALAISE Marcel (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Audiovisual processReal shots. use of 3D animations and photographs.
Voice over and interviews (live sound). Original music..
PersonnalitiesLABONNELIE Muriel(LAMS, UMR CNRS, UPMC, Univ. Bourgogne - Franche-Comté); LAVIER Catherine(LAMS, UMR CNRS, UPMC); MARTINEZ Philippe(LAMS, UMR CNRS, UPMC); WALTER Philippe(LAMS, UMR CNRS, UPMC, Univ. de Bourgogne); AVISSEAU-BROUSTET Mathilde(Bibliothèque nationale de France); ALTIT-MORVILLEZ Marianne(TRACES, UMR CNRS, EHESS, Univ. Toulouse Jean Jaurès, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, INRAP); SILVINO Tony(Éveha-Études et valorisations archéologiques); BUSON Stefano(Musée National Atestino d'Este); AUBIN Marlène(LAMS / MONARIS, UMR CNRS, UPMC); VAN ELSLANDE Elsa(LAMS, UMR CNRS, UPMC); GRIMAUD Maryse; SOURICE Francine
NotesEn juin 2015, dans le cadre du Festival du film de chercheur à Nancy, Muriel Labonnelie (Université de Bourgogne) a remporté le Prix CNRS Images lors du concours "Filmer sa recherche".

LAMS : Laboratoire d'Archéologie Moléculaire et Structurale
UMPC : Université Pierre et Marie Curie
TRACES : Travaux et Recherches Archéologiques sur les Cultures, les Espaces et les Sociétés


Paris ; Lyon ; Italy ; Vendée

Technical Sheet
Item No.6318
PublicLarge audience
Original SupportHD
VersionFrench ; International version
DistributionSale (private use), Sale (institutionnal use)
LaboratoryUMR5608 ; UMR8220
Delivery supportDigitalised File