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Call for Papers: Disaster! Management, Recovery, Reconstruction, Opportunities 

Papers presenting recent developments and projects are invited alongside papers exploring the theme Disaster! Management, Recovery, Reconstruction, Opportunities.

Disasters present challenges for conservators and custodians of stained glass, during the processes of planning and responding to events. The range of outcomes and effects of catastrophic events mean that each incident brings unforeseen, and sometimes, unprecedented, issues, which must be overcome in order to recover and conserve stained glass effectively. The implications and effects of recovery efforts often permanently alter stained glass, and the buildings which house it. In many instances, the process of recovery can present opportunities, whilst others raise questions of whether any recovery is possible, or should be undertaken. 

Proposals for 20 minute papers on either topic (no more than 300 words, including title and name of corresponding author), should be sent electronically to Leonie Seliger, Secretary of the Stained Glass Group and cc’d to Katie Harrison, Events Officer by 31st July 2016.

Student & Emerging Professional Poster Competition

Students are invited to submit titles for our first Student & Emerging Professional Poster Competition, which will be on display throughout the first two days of the event. Posters will be judged by delegates, who will be asked to vote during the conference. A cash prize of £100 will be awarded to the winner, with a second prize of £50 and third prize of £25. Posters may be on a current project or case study, or on the conference theme Disaster! Management, Recovery, Reconstruction, Opportunities and will be judged on effective communication of the subject and the visual impact of the design.
If you would like to submit a poster for display at the conference and enter the competition, please email Katie Harrison, Events Officer and include:

  • Your name
  • Title of your poster and a brief outline (max. 200 words)
  • Your email address
  • Your institution

The deadline for submissions is 31st July 2016. If you are selected, your poster will need to be printed in A2 or A1 (max. A1: 594mm x 841mm).

Download the draft programme.