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Plastics Heritage: History, Limits and Possibilities

From: Wednesday 29.05.19
at 10:00am
To: Friday 31.05.19
at 6:00pm

The Pharmacy Museum is located in downtown Lisbon.

Rua Marechal Saldanha, 1, 1249-069, Lisboa, Portugal.

Event description: 

Under the aegis of the Plastics Heritage European Association (PHEA), the Portuguese Center for the History of Science and Technology (CIUHCT) will host the Plastics Heritage Congress 2019.

Plastics Heritage: History, Limits and Possibilities, the congress’ general theme, is the fifth in a series of international Plastics Heritage Conferences and will be held in Lisbon , the capital city of Portugal, at Museu da Farmácia, from 29th to 31st May 2019.

This congress aims to address plastics history and heritage by encouraging papers that contribute to a deeper understanding of the socioeconomic culture and material culture of historic polymeric materials (HIPOMS) in their various representations and functions in society.

The main theme embraces the concepts of history, limits and possibilities of plastics heritage as organizing principles, thus perceiving their impact on the consumer and their technical and scientific developments.


30 August 2018: Deadline for session proposals,
15 November 2018: Deadline for paper proposals,
 01 November 2018: Notification of acceptance for session proposals,
07 January 2019 - Notification of acceptance for paper proposals,
3 March 2019 - Early Bird registration deadline.