2018 Gordon Research Seminar "Scientific Methods in Cultural Heritage Research"

Saturday, 21 July, 2018 to Sunday, 22 July, 2018
Saturday, 21 April, 2018

"From Studios to Laboratories: Scientific Innovations for Art and Archeology"
Rey Don Jaime Grand Hotel
Avinguda de l'Hotel
Castelldefels, ES

Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 21, 2018

The Gordon Research Seminar on Scientific Methods in Cultural Heritage Research is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange their latest research and cutting edge ideas on material characterization, chemical/physical behaviors, and conservation strategies for cultural heritage objects. We welcome participants and contributions for oral presentations and posters from the fields of conservation, conservation science and technical art history.

The focus of this meeting is to provide opportunities to discuss innovative and forefront scientific research relevant to cultural heritage science through topics such as state-of-the-art technologies, advancements in non-invasive and non-destructive analysis, novel chemical/physical phenomena, new developments in conservation techniques and practice, and object-based monitoring capabilities.

Seminar topics:
- Scientific Investigation of New Chemical Phenomena: Technical Case Studies and Fundamental Research

- Recent Instrumental and Technologic Advances for the Investigation of Historic Materials

- From Research Laboratories to Conservation Studios: Application of Recent Developments in Conservation Practices

Important dates:
April 21, 2018: Deadline for abstracts for oral presentations
May 21, 2018: Detailed conference program available
June 23, 2018: Deadline for applications/poster abstracts

The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract. The chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 21, 2018. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster.

This GRS will be followed by a Gordon Research Conference (GRC) from July 22 - 27, 2018 for researchers of all levels of experience.

More information regarding the seminar program, registration or conference-related matters can be found at https://www.grc.org/scientific-methods-in-cultural-heritage-research-grs...