Call for papers Conference 2021 «Mod Cons: Modern Conservation. Modern Constraints. Modern Conveniences», Deadline 31 Jan 2021

Call for papers Conference 2021 «Mod Cons: Modern Conservation. Modern Constraints. Modern Conveniences», Deadline 31 Jan 2021

The Icon Book & Paper Group is excited to announce the 2021 Conference Mod Cons: Modern Conservation. Modern Constraints. Modern Conveniences. The conference will be completely online in response to environmental, accessibility and health priorities. Mod Cons will run over 4 afternoon sessions from 4 – 7 October 2021.

The conference offers an opportunity to share and exchange ideas demonstrating how we are constantly required to evolve within the Book and Paper specialism. We bring conservation forward with modern advocacy and solving current issues. How are sustainable environmental decisions incorporated into our work? How are we addressing the lack of diversity working on a material that holds such diverse history and cultures? What new tools, techniques and treatments have been adapted or introduced to the field? How is Book and Paper conservation merging with digital solutions to improve access and efficiency in workflows?

The conference aims to host a diverse and global selection of speakers including emerging professionals, freelance conservators, conservation scientists, craftsmen, education heads and parallel professionals. The B&P Group also invites ideas for online workshops or demonstrations. 

Abstracts are invited for 20 minute presentations on all aspects of conservation relevant to the theme, including scientific studies and PhD research.

The deadline is 31st of January 2021.

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Call for papers ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 & GEORES – 2021, deadline 15th November

ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 & GEORES – 2021 invites authors to submit original and unpublished work in applied and innovative digital heritage areas such as climate change hazards, monitoring and mitigations, collaborative environments, documentation of cultural heritage, high-end digitisation, 3D modelling and informative models of objects, monuments and sites, artificial intelligence, deep learning, big data, digital twins, life cycle management, virtual archaeology, virtual conservation/restoration, virtual museums, virtual exhibitions, cultural heritage gaming, innovative e-learning, and internet technologies and social media in cyberarchaeology.

The contributions can be presented as:

  • scientific peer-reviewed papers, with a minimum of 6 pages based on the MS Word template Arqueologica&GEORES2021_Template_DOI, reporting innovative and outstanding research works and activities;
  • works in progress, i.e. papers reporting on-going projects with some initial but interesting results, not exceeding 3 pages based on the MS World template Arqueologica&GEORES2021_Template_Short. All the successful peer-reviewed contributions (a or b) will be published in the Proceedings. The authors notified with an outstanding score (class (a) only) will be invited to opt for either 1) Proceedings or 2) Paper in the Virtual Archaeology Review (VAR) plus Abstract in the Proceedings.

The Proceedings will be submitted for indexing to the Web of Science Core Collection: Conference Proceedings (following the 8th ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 edition). Authors will have to upload as supplementary file the ‘Statement of work ownership and assignment of rights for the publication of conference proceedings’.

Paper submission implies the willingness of at least one author to be registered per paper. All submitted papers (in PDF or DOC) should be written in English. Each paper will be peer-reviewed by 2-3 members of the scientific committee.

In case of questions related to the submission process, please contact us at

Deadline for submission of full papers (a): 15th November 2020.

Deadline for submission of work in progress papers (b): 15th November 2020.

ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 & GEORES – 2021 is using the OCS platform of UPV Press to manage the submissions. In order to submit your paper, you must first create an OCS account. OCS will provide you with a submissions homepage where you can register your paper submission and make appropriate changes.

All papers will be submitted in English. Online submission webpage.

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Call for papers: Icon Archaeology Group Emerging Professionals Webinar 2020, deadline 2nd November 2020

The Icon Archaeology Group is planning a Webinar for Emerging Professionals to present projects and research related to archaeological conservation. The focus will be on projects or research that have enabled the expansion of a particular skill or knowledge area.

The topic has been kept purposefully broad, but we want to understand how the project chosen has enhanced your skills as a conservator. Examples could focus on projects which have expanded practical hand skills, research skills, or ethical thinking. This online event is an opportunity for students and early career professionals to increase their confidence through presenting ideas in a friendly setting.

Please send abstracts by 2 November 2020 to with the subject EP Webinar.

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Call for papers: Annual Conference of the Swiss Association for Art Conservation and Restoration (SKR/SCR), deadline 10th October

In our profession, we frequently work with objects that have a home in complicated settings. Finding the perfect solution for a sustainable result is rarely possible, and we have the additional challenge of finding ways – quite often compromises – to safeguard the cultural artefacts in our care while also meeting the demands of various interest groups.

Examples can be found in every area of our profession: museums with tight budgets and space constraints must find an overarching solution for individual objects in very heterogeneous collections; important decorative friezes on buildings are exposed to unfavourable physical conditions; the need to find object-friendly solutions under time pressure (e.g. after a disaster or in the case of archaeological rescue operations).

We invite you to present how you found your way out of this kind of dilemma.

SCR is dedicating its 2021 conference to this topic, with the aim of shedding light on the various issues from a wide range of perspectives. For the event, we are seeking speakers (conservators and restorers, archaeologists, art historians, cultural heritage conservators, architects) with experience in the complexities of this topic to present examples from their professional life. The talks may be theoretical or practical in nature.

The conference takes place in Zurich on 26–27 March 2020.

The presentations may be held in Italian, French, German or English. No simultaneous interpreting service is planned. The abstracts of the presentations will be published in the conference catalogue in the original language and in an English translation. There are no plans to otherwise publish the individual talks.

The presentations are limited to a duration of 20 minutes. We invite you to send an abstract of up to one page by 10.10.2020 to:

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Contributions for Special Issue «Stained Glass: Materials, Methods, and Expressions», deadline 31st August 2021

Dear Colleagues,

Many wrote about stained glass, but one must witness its splendour to understand the meaning of the words, the game of light and shadow, with coloured and colourless glass decorated with painted motifs. However, historic stained glass windows are exposed to the passage of time, facing physical attack and weathering conditions over time. Further changes introduced by restorations, reconstructions and interventions along with the degradation have a strong impact on the stained glass windows that we see today. Fortunately, scientific and technological advancements give, now, new and wider opportunities for preserving, sharing cultural heritage and better interpret its history, both in terms of manufacturing and past restoration actions.

A Special Issue welcoming contributions that are dedicated to major research themes related to “Stained Glass: Materials, Methods, and Expressions” is proposed.  We invite both reviews, providing an up-to-date and critical overview of state-of-the-art, and original research articles dealing with:

  • Technical aspects of the production of historical stained glass windows
  • Stained glass degradation
  • Stained glass conservation measurements and intervention
  • The importance of databases for the preservation of the values of stained-glass

This Special Issue will also be open to contributions dealing with other subjects related to the major research themes mentioned above.

Dr. Marcia Vilarigues
Dr. Sophie Wolf
Dr. Teresa Palomar
Guest Editors

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

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Call for articles: Cadernos do Arquivo Municipal n16, deadline 31 Dec 2020

It is sought for for articles for the edition of a special issue of the Journal Cadernos do Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa.

The theme is something that we all value very much: MATERIALS OF HISTORIC VALUE. In this case the issue is specifically about MATERIALS WITH HISTORIC INTEREST THAT CONSTRUCT THE BUILT HERITAGE: CORRELATIONS, USES, LANDSCAPES.

Although the title of the Journal is a bit misleading, the articles are meant to be international (in Portuguese, Spanish, English or French) and regarding materials all over the world.

Lime, gypsum, earth, cement, wood, ceramic tiles, pigments and paints, etc. are well within the scope, while used as heritage materials and considering in their human environment and influences.

The articles will be subjected to blind peer review.

Attached are the PT, ES and EN versions for help with dissemination.

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