Dyes in History and Archaeology Meeting

The 29th Dyes in History and Archaeology Meeting will take place from 11-12 November 2010 in Portugal. The oral and poster sessions will be held at the Caparica Campus (11 Nov) and Gulbenkian Foundation (12 Nov), Lisbon. 

The conference will focus on all issues concerning dyes, namely their production, properties and historical implications. A pre-conference opening lecture will look at the role of colour in textiles (10 Nov), and there will a panel discussion on textiles and dyes in the context of the Portuguese Overseas Expansion. Guided tours of the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (10 Nov) and Gulbenkian Museum (12 Nov) will also be available, and an optional tour to Évora and Portalegre will be organized (13 Nov). The topics presented will be of interest to conservators, curators, art historians, craftsmen, artists and scientists.

Contributions to the conference should be related to dyes and their role in human culture, chemistry and characterization. Papers of an interdisciplinary nature that apply technical findings and analytical evidence to cultural issues are especially encouraged. Wider discussions of issues such as origin, trade, symbolism, and aesthetic function are also welcome. Technical papers concerning other aspects of dyes will also be considered for inclusion in the conference programme.

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