IIC 2020 Congress Extended Call for Abstracts
The 28th IIC biennial congress will take place in Edinburgh, UK, 2- 6 November 2020.
The subject of the congress will be ‘Practices and Challenges in Built Heritage Conservation’.
The closing date for proposals to be submitted has been extended to 14 June 2019.
This conference will bridge the divide between built heritage and in-situ collections including decorative surfaces as well as moveable objects housed in the buildings for which they were collected or commissioned. We are seeking papers and posters that traverse the two, covering: the influence of the building environment on the preservation of the collection; in-situ collections and decorative surfaces in historic buildings, castles and palaces; religious buildings; built structures including bridges walls and monuments; archaeological sites, archives and collections.
Whilst primarily looking at the work of conservators and conservation scientists, proposals that demonstrate collaborative working between built and moveable heritage conservation specialists will be of particular interest. We are looking for new and original, unpublished work, relevant to the Congress theme and to conservation.
In particular abstracts for papers and posters covering the following related topics are invited:
Preference will be given to abstracts that record new research and the application of innovative conservation techniques; case studies will be considered but only where they record significant new information about the application of conservation practice. Papers and posters pointing the way to future challenges and research needs will be welcomed.
The location for this congress is Edinburgh, which is well positioned to offer a specialism and backdrop to the congress theme. The venue of the McEwan Hall is one of the most iconic buildings in central Edinburgh, designed by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson in 1894 with lavish interiors by William Palin and located within a UNESCO World Heritage site which spans the city's Old Town and New Town.
You can submit your abstracts for a paper or poster at the link below. The closing date for proposals to be submitted has been extended to 14 June 2019.
How to submit your proposal:
Submission of all proposals is to be made using the Editorial Manager system at Taylor & Francis, IIC’s publisher. The link to the Editorial Manager system is: https://www.editorialmanager.com/sic/default.aspx (If you have not already registered for the Editorial Manager system you will need to do so at the site using the ‘Register now’ link on the page given here)
Friday, 14th June, 2019