Modern Trends in Research
18th – 20th October 1999
the Laboratory of Archaeometry,
National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos"
Greek General Secretariat of Research and Technology (EPET II)
European Union, Directorate General XVI
GEOPRO European TMR Network
National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos"
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The 5th European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics will be held in Athens, Greece, 18th - 20th October 1999, and is being organised by the Laboratory of Archaeometry, NCSR "Demokritos".
The Meeting will be held in the conference facilities of NCSR "Demokritos", which is located in Aghia Paraskevi, a suburb of Athens, about 11 km from the centre of the city.
Our First Circular received about 150 responses, most of whom intend
to submit abstracts.
The programme sessions will group together oral and poster presentations on specific topics. Oral presentations will include invited/review papers on subjects that are likely to generate speculation (debate). Proposed topics include:
Chemical, physical and mineralogical characterisation for provenance and technology
Methodological considerations (comparison of techniques and approaches, etc.)
Study of kiln material and reconstruction of kiln function
Developments on dating and authenticity
The Laboratory of Archaeometry is one of the partners of the GEOPRO Research Network, a European Commission TMR Network Programme, which is looking at the integration of geochemical and mineralogical techniques used in the investigation of ancient ceramics. On account of this, we intend to include a GEOPRO session within the conference to both promote and communicate the aims and ideas of the network.
Authors wishing to present papers and/or posters are invited to submit abstracts. The abstracts should be one page long, of not less than 200 words, clearly showing the title (in capitals), the name of the author(s) with the name of the speaker underlined, and the affiliation of the author(s). The abstract should clearly describe the objectives and subject of the study; the methodology used (including analytical techniques employed where applicable); and the significance of the results. References and footnotes are strongly discouraged. The abstracts will be reproduced in an ‘as-received’ state, and therefore it is the responsibility of the author to ensure the accuracy of the spelling and English grammar.
Both a hard copy and an electronic version (by email or 3.5" floppy disk) of the abstract should be submitted. Submissions must be made using Microsoft Word. In a covering letter, please indicate the name and address of the corresponding author.
The abstracts will be reviewed by the international scientific committee and recommended for oral or poster presentation. Due to constraints of time during the conference, we request the understanding of the authors if we are unable to accommodate a request for an oral presentation. Poster sessions will be allocated special times and will be displayed for most of the meeting. It is well known at Archaeometric conferences that posters generate a great deal of interest and discussion. Therefore, please indicate your preference for an oral or a poster presentation.
Full registration: 45,000 drachmas (approx. 141 Euros)
Student registration: 25,000 drachmas (approx. 79 Euros)
Simple Attendance: 20,000 drachmas (approx. 63 Euros)
Full registration: this will include the conference stationary, book of abstracts, transport from hotels to the conference, the Symposium dinner, buffet lunches, and refreshments.
Student registration: this represents a full registration status, but at a lower cost for students. Proof of student status is required, preferably an official letter from the institution of study.
Simple attendance: This rate will include only the conference stationary, book of abstracts and refreshments, and does not include lunches, the symposium dinner or transportation.
Accompanying persons: Participants are welcome to bring their partners, and for them to attend the Symposium dinner. Details for this are available on request.
For a limited number of participants, who have financial difficulty, there may be some financial assistance available towards the registration fee and cost of accommodation. Applicants for this support are requested to submit a letter stating the reasons for their application, which must be received by 31st August, 1999.
download registration form ( MS Word document )
download second cirular ( MS Word document )
Note: people, who answered the first circular, will get the second circular by mail soon.
We recommend two hotels for the accommodation of participants, both of which are situated near the centre of Athens. They are both at a convenient distance from and are near to a direct bus route which goes to "Demokritos". All rooms have a private bathroom and breakfast is included in the price. Special prices have been negotiated for participants of the conference.
1. ALEXANDROS, 8 Timoleontos Vassou Str., 115 21 Athens. Class
Single room: 18,000 drachmas Twin room: 22,000 drachmas
(11,000 drachmas per person)
2. RIVA, 114 Michalakopoulou Str., Athens. Class A hotel.
Single room: 19,500 drachmas Twin room: 25,500 drachmas
(12,750 drachmas per person)
These hotels are run by a company called AIROTEL. We have been advised
that the special rates are only available for bookings made before 15th
August. You must use the key phrase: for EMAC'99 when booking in
order to take advantage of these special prices and for the organisation
of the transportation. If you wish to share a room, please specify your
preferred partner as part of the booking.
All enquiries concerning the booking of accommodation at these hotels should be made to the company at the following address:
AIROTELdownload hotel reservation form (MS Word document )
tel: +30 1 9215 766
fax: +30 1 9215 569
For the convenience of the participants coaches will provide daily transportation from the above hotels to and from "Demokritos" for all fully registered participants. "Demokritos" can also be easily reached by bus and by taxi both from near the hotels and from the centre of Athens.
c/o Laboratory of Archaeometry,
Institute of Materials Science,
last update: 15.04.99
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