The Scientific Methods in Cultural Heritage Research GRC is a premier, international scientific conference focused on advancing the frontiers of science through the presentation of cutting-edge and unpublished research, prioritizing time for discussion after each talk and fostering informal interactions among scientists of all career stages. The conference program includes a diverse range of speakers and discussion leaders from institutions and organizations worldwide, concentrating on the latest developments in the field. The conference is five days long and held in a remote location to increase the sense of camaraderie and create scientific communities, with lasting collaborations and friendships. In addition to premier talks, the conference has designated time for poster sessions from individuals of all career stages, and afternoon free time and communal meals allow for informal networking opportunities with leaders in the field.
The forthcoming GRC conference will provide an exciting platform for examining use-inspired basic and applied research focused on the analysis and conservation of tangible cultural heritage. The conference will explore the current issues facing cultural heritage in terms of its resilience and long-term preservation, as well as the potential adaptation of this ancient knowledge for inspiring future innovations in sustainable design in our modern society. The sessions will delve into innovative approaches for tackling the complexity of multi-scale studies of diverse heritage materials and structures, spanning from the nano- and micro- to the macro-scale. The sessions will examine various materials/object manufacturing processes within the fields of archaeology, ancient architecture, and art history, with a specific emphasis on advancements in scientific methodologies for data acquisition, data analysis, and interpretation, including artificial intelligence applications.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by October 11, 2023. Please check back for updates.