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New Horizons in the Conservation of Wooden Built Heritage

Wednesday, 12 September, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, 15 September, 2018 (All day)

Call for Papers

The 21st IIWC Symposium will be a multidisciplinary forum for the interchange of experience, ideas, and knowledge of ‘New Horizons’ in the conservation of wooden built heritage as embraced in the new ICOMOS ‘Principles’ adopted in Delhi in 2017. The papers presented at the Symposium will broaden current perspectives in the conservation of wooden built heritage. Workshops put on by York Archaeological Trust and Historic England, and field trips in York will complement the speaker presentations.

New Horizons, York 2018 – Draft Programme:

• Wednesday 12th September: Field trips including York Minster's roof spaces. Evening walking tour to view York’s wonderful stained glass.

• Thursday 13th September: Full day of workshops including: geospatial imaging by Historic England in their studios; timber conservation and curation, York Archaeological Trust labs; evening reception at Jorvik.

• Friday 14th September: Speaker sessions and IIWC AM; evening reception.

• Saturday 15th September: Speaker sessions, close.

Call for Papers: On behalf of the ICOMOS International Wood Committee and ICOMOS-UK we invite papers to be presented at New Horizons, York 2018. Papers are invited from both ICOMOS members and non-members. To propose a paper, please submit a concise one A4-page abstract as follows:

• Language: English

• Abstract length: Maximum 300 words

• Author’s biography summary: Maximum 100 words

• At the top of the abstract indicate: the chosen theme/ topic; the title of the paper; and three to five keywords that reflect the general theme of the paper; then

• Author’s name(s), any institutional affiliation and contact details (postal address, phone, fax, e-mail)

• If you are an ICOMOS member, your ICOMOS membership number and National Committee.

• No more than one abstract will be considered per author (unless for the second abstract you are not the principal author).

• Abstracts should be emailed to: IIWCYork [at]

Timetable for submission of abstracts and papers:

• 2 March 2018: Call for Papers:

• 15 May 2018: Deadline for submission of Abstracts

• 12 June 2018: Selected speakers notified of their selection

• 12 -15 September 2018: ‘New Horizons’ – IIWC Symposium York 2018

• Abstracts sent after the deadline will not be considered.

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