This fourth Gordon Research Seminar on Scientific Methods in Cultural Heritage Research is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other young research scientists with comparable levels of experience and education, to present and exchange cutting edge research solutions for problems related to the preservation of global Cultural Heritage.
Topics of interest within the seminar include, but are not limited to:
- New insights in chemical and physical imaging at multiple scales for the study of hierarchically complex materials
- Development of innovative materials, procedures, and analytical tools to support conservation strategies
- State-of-the-art materials characterization to further historical knowledge, understand degradation mechanisms, and aid in preventive preservation measures
- Use of digital technologies and associated methods for collecting, processing, and handling data
- Heritage science for 2020 and beyond: how current issues, such as Covid-19 lockdowns, have influenced research goals, techniques, and collaborations
The content of the presentations along with the format of the seminar will encourage communication among emerging professionals in the diverse fields that impact Cultural Heritage science.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 9, 2022. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.