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Subject: Call for papers--Ivory

Call for papers--Ivory

From: Sonia Alice O'Connor <s.oconnor<-at->
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Announcement and call for papers

"Researching Ivory: Integrating Scientific Analyses, Historical
    Data, Artefact Studies and Conservation Needs"
Ivory Workshop 2
Horniman Museum, London
9 June 2009

AHRC/EPSRC Science and Heritage Programme
Research Cluster Networks

Workshop 2 is intended for everyone with active research interests
and/or curatorial or conservation responsibilities for natural
history collections or objects made from ivory - whether from
elephants or other species.

This workshop presents an opportunity to influence the future
directions of ivory research and the development of protocols for
best practice for sampling, analysis and conservation of this finite
resource.  It will appeal to individuals studying the
identification, origins, working, uses and history of ivories or who
are involved in their exhibition, curation, conservation and the
monitoring and control of the illegal contemporary trade in ivory
and ivory products.

This meeting follows on from Workshop 1 at the Merseyside Maritime
Museum, Liverpool, on the 23 April, 2009 which provides a synthesis
of current research, conservation practise and curatorial concerns.
Details of this meeting can be found at


Call for papers and posters

Papers and posters are invited from UK based researchers, curators
and conservator for the three following sessions.

    Session 1
    Ivory Histories: trade, working, acquisition and other stories

    Session 2
    Future directions for ivory research

    Session 3
    Protocols for best practice: sampling, analysis and conservation

These papers should be no more than 20 minutes.  Please sent short
abstracts (max 200 words) of proposed papers to Dr Sonia O'Connor
<s.oconnor<-at->bradford<.>ac<.>uk> by 15 May 2009.

Programme and Booking forms

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 50 participants. Modest travel
grants are available for UK-based participants who have relevant
responsibilities or interests. Details of the programme will be
posted on the Ivory Research Cluster website


For booking forms, more information about the workshop, venue, and
travel grants please contact

    Sonia O'Connor
    Division of Archaeological
    Geographical and Environmental Sciences
    University of Bradford
    West Yorkshire BD7 1DP, UK
    +44 1274 236498
    Fax: 1274 235190

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