Call for papers
We are living in a time of increasing dependence on and encounters with synthetic materials, such as plastics, in our day-to-day life.
The Plastics Heritage Congress 2019, whose general theme is "Plastics heritage: history, limits and possibilities” intends to emphasize the synthetic material’s "plasticity" that makes them crucial in today’s globalized world and to understand the chameleon capability of plastics, their limits and possibilities.
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. The programme committee suggests the following non-exhaustive sub-themes for contributors of individual papers, and posters:
- Plastics history (historic polymeric materials [Hipoms] manufacturing, engineering, companies)
- Plastics heritage (Hipoms in art, design, everyday use, technical objects and architecture)
- Collecting Hipom objects
- Conservation of Hipoms (artefacts, technical heritage, material characterization)
- Documentation and reproduction (archives, data bases, digital scanning, 3D-printing etc.)
- Plastics limits (degradation, waste problems, environmental impacts, history of social interactions)
- Plastics and emotions: impact on consumers and design personalisation.
All proposals must be in English, and should be submitted electronically by date to be announced. For advice on preparing your submission and the conference presentation, please consult the guidelines.
In addition to the scientific programme, the congress will include social events.
If you have any questions related to the scientific programme, papers or posters then please contact Guenter Lattermann (firstname.lastname@example.org), the chair of the programme committee or Maria Elvira Callapez (email@example.com), co-chair.
The Yhip2019 Summer School/Research Seminar on Historic Polymeric Materials (HIPOMS) and Cultural Heritage Research will combine the Plastics Heritage: History, Limits and Possibilities Congress with a two-day seminar course.
It intends to be an open forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present, exchange new data and inventive ideas and deepen their knowledge of the history of polymeric materials.
The focus of this meeting is to explore novel perspectives relevant to HIPOMS research. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to meaning of HIPOMS in cultural heritage, examples of good practice for the preservation of early and modern HIPOMS, pertinent materials science and cultural research and sources of Hipoms (archaeology, objects, films, design, collections, museums, etc.)
The content of the presentations along with the format of the seminar will encourage free- form discussion and informal gatherings among emerging professionals in the diverse fields that impact historic polymeric materials research and plastics heritage conservation. This format will breed friendships that will hopefully blossom into fruitful collaborations.
- Chairs: Maria João Melo and Maria Elvira Callapez
- Keynotes: Anita Quye; Guenter Lattermann; Robert D. Friedel
- Organizers: Artur Neves; Eva Mariasole Angelin; Susana Sá
- Discussion leaders: chairs; Joana L. Ferreira; Carlos Bernardo, Robert D. Friedel
Ideal for those just entering the industry, or transitioning between sectors, this is a quick, relevant and informative reference guide to plastics engineering and processing for engineers and plastics practitioners.
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