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Call for papers--Scientific Research in the Field of Asian Art

From: Blythe McCarthy <blythe.mccarthy>
Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Fourth Forbes Symposium on Scientific Research in the Field of Asian
Art

The Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
will convene the Fourth Forbes Symposium on Scientific Research in
the Field of Asian Art on September 27-29, 2007.  Paper proposals
are sought that utilize scientific methods of study applied to
historic ceramics in Asia (Turkey to Japan, approximately 500 BCE to
1900 CE).

Potential topics include technological innovation, common
technologies, raw material selection and usage, trade and technology
transfer or other questions of a technical, historical, or art
historical nature.  Papers that explore similarities and differences
in ceramic technology, use and distribution intra- and
inter-culturally are especially sought. To complement the scientific
papers, the symposium committee also welcomes art historical and
archaeological papers that concentrate on the historical and
cultural context of Asian ceramics.  Papers that summarize the
current state of knowledge in an area of Asian ceramics and
formulate questions where future scientific analysis would be
appropriate and necessary are also viable submissions.  Authors are
responsible for ensuring that their discussions are in compliance
with Smithsonian Institution policy relating to the UNESCO
convention on the ownership of cultural property.  Further
information is available at
<URL:http://www.asia.si.edu/visitor/dcsrSymposium.htm>.

Those interested in giving a paper are invited to submit an abstract
(approximately 200 words) on original, previously unpublished
research by 15 February 2007.   Notifications of acceptance will be
sent by 15 March 2007. Speakers should plan a 25-minute
presentation.  The symposium will be published. Speakers should plan
to submit a publishable manuscript (3000-4000 words) at the time of
the symposium. Funding to offset speakers' travel expenses will be
available.  The language of the symposium is English.

Contact:

    Forbes Symposium 2007/DCSR
    Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
    Smithsonian Institution
    MRC 707
    PO Box 37012
    Washington DC 20013-7012
    Fax: 202-633-9474
    dcsr [at] asia__si__edu


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