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Subject: Call for papers--IIC Congress

Call for papers--IIC Congress

From: Graham Voce <iic<-at->
Date: Thursday, February 19, 2009
Call for papers
"Conservation and the Eastern Mediterranean"
IIC Congress 2010

The lands and the islands of the Eastern Mediterranean, from the
Balkans through Turkey and the Levant to Egypt, have been home to
many of the world's most important and most ancient civilisations.
The material evidence of these cultures and traditions is
everywhere: in archaeological sites, in museums and in buildings.
Today this region presents a vivid and dynamic cultural mosaic as
the museums, palaces, sacred places, libraries and archives,
cultural centres, sites, monuments and living communities continue
to add to the rich and varied landscape. From ancient sites to
contemporary sculpture; luxury textiles to elaborate manuscripts;
painted masterpieces to civic monuments and grand buildings, the
Eastern Mediterranean offers insights unique to its heritage. Come
and follow the thread from the depth of antiquity to the vibrant
cultures of today.

The twenty-third IIC Congress will take place in the spectacular and
historic city of Istanbul, the European Cultural Capital for 2010.
In conjunction with the Sakip Sabanci Museum, the many Congress
events will focus on the conservation of moveable and immovable
heritage in or from the Eastern Mediterranean. This will include
material held in collections around the world: the care and
conservation of artifacts, of sites, and the preservation of
extraordinary architecture, reflecting the influences that have made
the region one of the world's richest centres of heritage. The
conference will bring together the international professional
community to present and exchange ideas, to debate conservation
practices and cutting edge research, to consider exciting new
developments and thought provoking challenges, and to make new
connections between this region and all corners of the world.

The Congress will take place on 20-24 September 2010 and will
include four days of papers and a day of excursions in and around
Istanbul. It is also hoped to arrange excursions during the weekend
after the Congress. The languages of the Congress will be English
and Turkish, with simultaneous translation. The preprints will be
published in English with abstracts in Turkish.

Call for Papers

We now invite the submission of proposals for papers at this event.
Papers presented at an IIC Congress and published in the preprints
undergo a rigorous peer review process. To this end, IIC Council
appoints a Technical Committee of international experts who will
make selections from the proposals received and will then invite
draft papers. The drafts will be reviewed and the content of the
programme will be determined. Final contributions will be edited for
publication by the Editorial Committee, chaired by David Saunders.

IIC encourages you to submit your proposal for a paper early via the
web at


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A call for posters will be made later in 2009. Please remember that
submissions should not have been presented and/or published
elsewhere before the date of the congress.

Deadline for receipt of summaries: 30 April 2009

You will receive a response from the Technical Committee by the end
of June. Draft manuscripts will be required by 30 September 2009 and
the Technical Committee will make their selection by the end of
November. Final manuscripts will be due on 15 January 2010.

Graham Voce
Executive Secretary
International Institute for Conservation
of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC)
6 Buckingham Street
London WC2N 6BA
+44 20 7839 5975
Fax: +44 20 7976 1564

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