IIC 2010 Istanbul Congress - Call for papers - a reminder

The deadline for submitting a proposal for a paper for the 2010 Istanbul
Congress is approaching - proposals are to be in by the 30th of April.
Here is the text again for your convenience:

The lands and the islands of the Eastern Mediterranean, from the Balkans
through Turkey and the Levant to Egypt, have been home to many of the
world's most important and most ancient civilisations. The material
evidence of these cultures and traditions is everywhere: in
archaeological sites, in museums and in buildings. Today this region
presents a vivid and dynamic cultural mosaic as the museums, palaces,
sacred places, libraries and archives, cultural centres, sites,
monuments and living communities continue to add to the rich and varied
landscape. From ancient sites to contemporary sculpture; luxury textiles
to elaborate manuscripts; painted masterpieces to civic monuments and
grand buildings, the Eastern Mediterranean offers insights unique to its
heritage. Come and follow the thread from the depth of antiquity to the
vibrant cultures of today.

IIC Congress 2010: Conservation and the Eastern Mediterranean

The twenty-third IIC Congress will take place in the spectacular and
historic city of Istanbul, the European Cultural Capital for 2010. In
conjunction with the Sakip Sabanci Museum, the many Congress events will
focus on the conservation of moveable and immovable heritage in or from
the Eastern Mediterranean. This will include material held in
collections around the world: the care and conservation of artifacts, of
sites, and the preservation of extraordinary architecture, reflecting
the influences that have made the region one of the world's richest
centres of heritage. The conference will bring together the
international professional community to present and exchange ideas, to
debate conservation practices and cutting edge research, to consider
exciting new developments and thought provoking challenges, and to make
new connections between this region and all corners of the world.

The Congress will take place on 20 to 24 September 2010 and will include
four days of papers and a day of excursions in and around Istanbul. It
is also hoped to arrange excursions during the weekend after the
Congress. The languages of the Congress will be English and Turkish,
with simultaneous translation. The preprints will be published in
English with abstracts in Turkish.

Call for Papers

We now invite the submission of proposals for papers at this event.
Papers presented at an IIC Congress and published in the preprints
undergo a rigorous peer review process. To this end, IIC Council
appoints a Technical Committee of international experts who will make
selections from the proposals received and will then invite draft
papers. The drafts will be reviewed and the content of the programme
will be determined. Final contributions will be edited for publication
by the Editorial Committee, chaired by David Saunders.

IIC encourages you to submit your proposal for a paper early via the web

A call for posters will be made later in 2009. Please remember that
submissions should not have been presented and/or published elsewhere
before the date of the congress.

Deadline for receipt of summaries: 30 April 2009

You will receive a response from the Technical Committee by the end of
June. Draft manuscripts will be required by 30 September 2009 and the
Technical Committee will make their selection by the end of November.
Final manuscripts will be due on 15 January 2010.

Graham Voce
Executive Secretary

International Institute for Conservation
of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC)
6 Buckingham Street
London WC2N 6BA
telephone +44 (0)20 7839 5975
fax +44 (0)20 7976 1564
email: iic@iiconservation.org
website: www.iiconservation.org