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Call for papers--Heritage Science Symposium

From: Barry Knight <barry.knight<-a>
Date: Monday, July 28, 2008
Heritage Science Symposium
42nd IUPAC Congress
Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC)
Glasgow, Scotland
2-7 August 2009

Conveners:

    Lorraine Gibson
    University of Strathclyde, UK

    Jim Tate
    National Museums Scotland, UK

Keynote Speaker:

    Jan Wouters
    National Institute for Cultural Heritage, Belgium

In November 2007 the House of Lords published the outcome of a
review by members of their Science and Technology Committee entitled
'Science and Heritage'. The result of a year of consultation,
interviews and data gathering were drawn together in a succinct and
lucid report summarised in a number of recommendations. The report,
by highlighting so clearly the scope and importance that good
science plays in the elucidation and preservation of cultural
heritage, has created the most positive change: an area of research
that developed over the second half of the 20th century, has
suddenly been moved into the limelight thanks to the combined vision
and investment of the AHRC and the EPSRC.

This symposium offers the opportunity to make the significance of
Heritage Science and its relationship with many of the mainstream
science disciplines clear to a wider scientific community. It will
feature a keynote lecture by Dr

Jan Wouters, a chemist with wide experience in the field and
publications that have contributed significantly both to
art-historical understanding and to improved conservation processes.

Papers are invited to enhance the formal session and provoke further
interdisciplinary discussion and new initiatives in Heritage
Science.

To submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation please visit:
<URL:http://www.iupac2009.org>.

Deadlines

    Oral presentation abstract:     16 January 2009
    Poster presentation abstract:   5 June 2009
    Early bird registration:        5 June 2009
    Standard registration:          3 July 2009

Barry Knight
Head of Conservation Research
The British Library


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