7th ARCH_RNT Symposium – Archaeological Research & New Technologies.

7th ARCH_RNT Symposium – Archaeological Research & New Technologies.

7th Archaeological Research and New Technologies Symposium (ARCH_RNT), which will take place in October 6-8, 2022, in Kalamata, Greece.

The Symposium focuses on the use of New Technologies in the Archaeological Research (Archaeometry, Engineering, Computing and Digital Technologies) notably with the presentation of interdisciplinary approaches, special case studies and research on archaeological material and collections.

Program here

All presentations (oral and poster) will be eligible for publication in a Special Issue of the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.

Abstracts can now be submitted at arch_rnt@go.uop.gr, using the attached template. Submission deadline is May 31, 2022.

Download here:  Abstract Template 7th ARCH_RNT

The registration fee is 80 € (50 € for students).

For further information please contact us at arch_rnt@go.uop.gr or visit the link: http://www.laboratoryarchaeometry.gr/7th-arch_rnt.html



Call for Papers for Special Issue of Heritage – “Study and Characterization of Paintings: Materials, Artistic Techniques, and Conservation”

Open Access and Free of Charge on Special Issue «Study and Characterization of Paintings: Materials, Artistic Techniques, and Conservation».


The editors of Heritage have decided to waive the fee for all papers submitted from 1st June to 31st August 2021 a good chance to contribute a paper to the Special Issue “Study and Characterization of Paintings: Materials, Artistic Techniques, and Conservation”.

This Special Issue aims to show a wide selection of contributions in the study of paintings as well as recent points of view to promote a greater understanding of the inherent complexity of paintings and stimulate innovative questions and discussions on this topic.

Multidisciplinary collaborative studies and review manuscripts are welcome. This includes different approaches to studying painting across a different combinations of artistic techniques, restoration practices, and material characterization, including both case studies and mock-ups. Also manuscripts on the following selected topics are welcomed:

  • The characterization, degradation, and restoration of painting supports such as wood, canvas, paper, parchment, plaster, and pottery.
  • The stratigraphy of painted artworks, artistic techniques, and restoration issues, and new techniques of analysis.
  • Degradation processes and the conservation of natural and synthetic organic binders, and their interaction with pigment particles.
  • Restoration issues, including varnishing and cleaning practices in paintings. Additionally, the history of, experimentation with, and evaluation of restoration products, as well as new perspectives of study.
  • Study of moisture and temperature in indoor and semiconfined environments for the collection care of paintings.
  • Ancient recipes and restoration practices and their impact on painting conservation.
  • Art history and materials science in studying the style and masterpieces of artists, artistic currents, and movements.

From Guest Editors:

Dr. Valeria Di Tullio
Dr. Brenda Doherty


Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Information extracted from here: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/heritage/special_issues/Paintings_Materials