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Subject: Call for papers--Conservation of archaeological materials

Call for papers--Conservation of archaeological materials

From: Emily Williams <ewilliams<-a>
Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2005
Call for papers

The Conservation of Archaeological Materials: Current trends and
future directions
Williamsburg, VA
November 13-17, 2005

The Archaeological Discussion group of the American Institute for
Conservation and the Department of Conservation at the Colonial
Williamsburg Foundation invite paper submissions for a conference on
archaeological conservation.  Conservators, archaeologists,
scientists and curators are invited to submit abstracts on such
specific topics as:

    *   Defining Archaeological Conservation-what is archaeological
        conservation and how do we define and educate its
        practitioners? How have different national approaches
        affected the development of the field?

    *   Site management-the conservator's role in site management,
        the management implications of the burial environment and
        new technologies for monitoring burial environments and
        developing predictive models.

    *   On site conservation-efficacy of summer holiday archaeology
        and conservation, the creation of more effective models and
        sustainable solutions, new and developing technologies for
        on-site conservation work including imaging technologies,
        treatment techniques and analytical tools.

    *   Conservators and the intellectual record--technical
        study/examination and analysis of artifacts

    *   Creation and long term management of Archaeological
        Archives-issues dealing with establishing long-term
        collection storage, and access policies and facilitating
        publication and exhibition.

    *   Community Involvement and Conservation--the impact of
        conservation on other stakeholders, and methods for sharing
        conservation research and decision-making with others
        typically outside of the professional process.

The aim of the conference is to communicate new technologies and to
serve as a forum for discussion regarding both the present practice
and future development of archaeological conservation and its
interactions with other professions and communities.  Papers that
address these issues are encouraged.  Also of special interest are
papers describing cooperative efforts between the various fields.

Paper submissions should not have been previously published.
Abstracts of up to 300 words should provide a clear enough summary
of the proposed paper to allow an evaluation of its quality and
significance.  Submissions will be evaluated by the planning
committee and an advisory board of specialists in respective
disciplines.  Papers presented at the conference will be published
in an edited post-conference publication.


    March 25, 2005 for abstract submission.
    Acceptances will be mailed by May 1, 2005.

    October 15 2005
    A publishable paper must be submitted if it is to be included in
    the publication.

Send abstracts to:

    Emily Williams
    Department of Conservation
    BHW, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
    PO Box 1776
    Williamsburg VA 23187-1776
    Fax: 757-565-8752.

For further information:


        Emily Williams
        ewilliams<-a t->cwf< . >org; general


        Deb Chapman
        dchapman<-a t->cwf< . >org dchapman<-a t->cwf< . >org

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