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Subject: Call for Papers--Symposium on scientific research in the field of Asian art

Call for Papers--Symposium on scientific research in the field of Asian art

From: Paul Jett <paul.jett>
Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2002
Second Forbes Symposium on Scientific Research in the Field of Asian
Freer Gallery of Art
September 18-20, 2003

In September 2001, a symposium supported by the Edward W. Forbes
Fund was held to mark fifty years of scientific research at the
Freer Gallery of Art, Washington DC.  It is planned to hold a second
Forbes Symposium in the Freer on September 18-20, 2003.  The theme
of this symposium will be: "The pictorial arts of Asia--the impact
of research using scientific methods on art history, curatorship and

This theme takes a broad view of the works of art studied
(paintings, prints, calligraphy etc from the whole of Asia) but aims
to stress interrelationships between research based on scientific
methods and broader issues, typically (but not limited to)
historical issues. Those interested in giving a presentation are
invited to submit an abstract (approximately 200 words) for
consideration. Original, previously unpublished research within the
theme of the symposium will be considered. Publication of the papers
after the symposium is planned.

Abstracts should be submitted by 31 December 2002 by mail or email
to the addresses below.  Notifications of acceptance will be sent by
15 February 2003.

The language of the symposium is English. Speakers should plan on a
25-minute presentation and submit a final manuscript (3000-4000
words) at the time of the symposium to enable publication to proceed
in a timely way. Funding to offset speakers' travel expenses will be

Registration: There will be no conference fee but advance
registration will be necessary. A preliminary schedule will be
announced in April 2003.

For more information or submission of abstracts:

    Forbes Symposium 2003/DCSR
    Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
    Smithsonian Institution, MRC 707
    P.O. Box 37012
    Washington D.C. 20013-7012
    dcsr [at] asia__si__edu
    Fax: 202-633-9474

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                 Distributed: Friday, October 25, 2002
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Received on Wednesday, 23 October, 2002

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