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

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.

Manuscript Submission Information


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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