27 & 28 October 2016 – Brussels
- 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?
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.
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.
A book with all summaries will be given to the participants, which will contain the contributions/lectures/posters
By the 15th of August we will publish a list of presentations.
Poster size should have a heigth of 100cm and a width of 70cm.
For the online registration, payment and submission of abstracts (max. 2 pages), please use the following template.
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
Jeroen Reyniers, Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, Documentation department
Mark Van Strydonck, Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, Radiocarbon dating laboratory
Fanny Van Cleven, Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, Textiles laboratory
Mathieu Boudin, Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, Radiocarbon dating laboratory
Sourc : KIK-IRPA