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Call for papers--Historic Mortars Conference

From: John Hughes <<-at->
Date: Monday, August 20, 2012
3rd Historic Mortars Conference

Glasgow, Scotland
September 11-14, 2013

The University of the West of Scotland is pleased to announce the
3rd Historic Mortars Conference, HMC13, will be held in Glasgow, at
the historic Mitchell Library, Wednesday-Friday 11-13 September 2013
with optional excursions on Saturday 14 September, 2012.

The previous events in Lisbon (2008) and Prague (2010) were highly
successful, attracting nearly 200 participants and almost 150 papers
each with accompanying oral and poster presentations. The events
provide a forum for exchange and dialogue between those with diverse
interests in the understanding of historic mortars and masonry,
building conservation and Archaeometry.


Contributions and expressions of interest are invited on any aspect
of the understanding of historic mortars and historic masonry, from
the compositional to the mechanical, from the applied to the
theoretical and philosophical, and from archaeology to building
conservation. We will be happy to consider suggestions for subject
specific sessions. We are particularly interested in:

    Exploring and strengthening the link between real world,
    practical applications and research, both applied and

    How changing understanding of materiality affects philosophies
    of conservation and practical interventions -understanding new
    materials and applications, particularly those emanating from
    industry to assess the private sector role in conservation

    New advanced characterisation techniques

in addition to characterisation, the experimental and in-situ
assessment of mortars and masonry and the development of mortars,
renders and grouts for repair.

In the pursuit of the link with the practical and applied, we have
developed a co-publicising relationship with the Building Limes
Forum Ireland, who will host the BLF annual meeting in Dublin in
September 2013, in order to encourage cross attendance at both

Send an abstract or/and an expression of interest in attending or
organising a session to John Hughes at<-at->uws<.>ac<.>uk in the
first instance by 1 October 2012.


    Dr John Hughes
    School of Engineering
    University of the West of Scotland
    Paisley Campus
    Paisley PA1 2BE
    +44 141 848 3268<-at->uws<.>ac<.>uk

A web site will be set up soon.


    The Mitchell Library

    The City of Glasgow

    University of the West of Scotland

    HMC08 in Lisbon

    HMC10 in Prague

HMC10 proceedings are available at:




Dr. John Hughes
Research Lecturer
School of Engineering
University of the West of Scotland

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