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Relics @ the Lab

1st International Workshop

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Publié le jeudi 18 février 2016 par João Fernandes

Résumé

Scientists of many different disciplines are involved in the study of relics and kindred artefacts, but till now there was no real forum for these people to exchange ideas and discuss methods. Therefore the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels) is organizing a two-day workshop on the scientific study of relics. During this meeting we want to give analytical scientists, textile specialists, conservators, anthropologists, historical researchers, people involved in 3D reconstruction as well as radiocarbon dating specialists a forum to exchange ideas about relics.

Annonce

Argument

Over the past decade the scientific interest in relics and kindred artefacts has grown enormously. Without any doubt relics as well as relic shrines and associated objects have played a prominent role in European history since the introduction of Christianity. While in the past primary, secondary as well as tertiary relics were merely studied in relation to their religious and (art) historical background, recently the rise of a more scientific and archaeological approach is noticed. Nowadays researchers become more interested in the origin and nature of these sacred objects and ask different questions:

  • What information can relics give us about the people buried in the shrines? Who were these people? What do we know about the way they lived? When did they live? What about diseases and other disabilities?
  • What information can be retrieved from the objects kept with the relics and made of textile, wood, stone or metal. What was their purpose? Are they contemporaneous to the relic or are they older or younger additions? Why would they have been added? How should we preserve them?

Scientists of many different disciplines are involved in the study of relics and kindred artefacts, but till now there was no real forum for these people to exchange ideas and discuss methods. Therefore the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels) is organizing a two-day workshop on the scientific study of relics.
During this meeting we want to give analytical scientists, textile specialists, conservators, anthropologists, historical researchers, people involved in 3D-reconstruction as well as radiocarbon dating specialists a forum to exchange ideas about relics.

We fully realize that, since no such meeting has ever taken place, the organisation of this symposium is a leap in the dark. We are however convinced of its necessity and cordially invite you to join us at the KIK-IRPA on 27-28 October 2016.

Submission guidelines

Proposals for oral and poster presentations will be accepted

until 15 June 2016.

The program sessions will be chosen based on the submitted summaries.
A book with all summaries will be given to the participants, which will contain the contributions/lectures/posters.

The conference will be held in English, each lecture will be a maximum of 20 minutes.
By the 15th of August we will publish a list of presentations.
Poster size should be A0.

Registration fee

The registration fee is €75. This includes two lunches, coffee, tea and refreshments during the breaks and a book with the summaries of all the oral presentations and posters.

For the online registration, payment and submission of abstracts (max. 2 pages), please visit the website: org.kikirpa.be/relicsatthelab.  

Scientific committee

  • Mathieu Boudin, Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage
  • Anique de Kruijf, Museum Catharijneconvent Utrecht
  • Anton Ervynck, Flanders Heritage Agency
  • Georges Kazan, University of Oxford
  • Caroline Polet, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
  • Jeroen Reyniers, Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage
  • Fanny Van Cleven, Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage
  • Mark Van Strydonck, Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage

Lieux

  • Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) building - Jubelpark 1
    Bruxelles, Belgique (1000)

Dates

  • mercredi 15 juin 2016

Mots-clés

  • relic, 3D, textile, radio carbon dating, skull, bone, workshop

Contacts

  • Jeroen Reyniers
    courriel : relicsatthelab [at] kikirpa [dot] be

URLS de référence

Source de l'information

  • Jeroen Reyniers
    courriel : relicsatthelab [at] kikirpa [dot] be

Pour citer cette annonce

« Relics @ the Lab », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le jeudi 18 février 2016, http://calenda.org/357019