Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Call for Associate Editor-Research in Archaeological Conservation

The SAS Bulletin is looking for someone to serve as Associate Editor for a new topic “Research in Archaeological Conservation”.  

As Associate Editor, you will be responsible for soliciting articles, delegating short reviews of books and articles, describing previous meetings, and letting the membership know about the latest scientific research in the conservation of archaeological materials.  Applicants can be at any stage of their academic or professional careers.  

For more information on the position, or to apply, contact Vanessa Muros at vmuros@ucla.edu.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Art, Archaeology and Conservation Science (AACS) Division Workshop “Using X-rays to Analyze Cultural Heritage”

The American Ceramic Society has created a new division, the Art, Archaeology and Conservation Science  (AACS) Division.  The mission of the group is to advance the scientific understating of ceramic material and to provide information that aid in the interpretation and preservation of ceramic art, and the technologies and techniques used to make them.  If your research focuses on ceramic art and artifacts, you should consider joining.  Information on AACS can be found at http://ceramics.org/divisions/aacs

On October 1-2, 2013, the AACS, along with the Basic Science division of The American Ceramic Society, will be hosting the workshop “Using X-rays to Analyze Cultural Heritage”.  The workshop will focus on the use of synchrotron analysis for cultural heritage and take place at the  SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts, both located at Stanford University.  Participants will learn about the latest research on the use of synchrotrons to analyze cultural heritage, obtain hands on experience with the examination and treatment of synchrotron derived data as taught by Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) staff scientists, and have a tour of the SSRL facility with a particular emphasis on the imaging microscopes at beamlines 2-3, 10-2, and 14-3. 

Information on registration and a schedule of events can be found at: http://ceramics.org/meetings/aacs-workshop.

Monday, July 1, 2013

2014 International Symposium on Archaeometry

Getty Villa in Malibu California
Registration is now open for the 2014 International Symposium on Archaeometry! The symposium will take place on May 19-23rd 2014. The first two days will take place at the Getty Villa and the last three days will be held at UCLA.
Early bird registration will take place until February 18, 2014:
Registration for members of the Society of Archaeological Science will be given a discount on their fees, so please join us now: http://www.socarchsci.org/memb.html.
For further details on the event including accommodation and transportation options, please visit the ISA 2104 website: http://www.archaeometry2014.com/.
The local organizing committee looks forward to seeing you in May 2014.
With best wishes,
Marc Walton and Ioanna Kakoulli
Co-Chairs 2014 International Symposium on Archaeometry