The Society of Glass Technology has announced the conferences it will be holding in 2014 and is calling for papers. The SGT Living Glass conference will be heading to Durham University and will also host Glassac14. Attendees might want to visit the cathedral while they are in the city to view its magnificent stained glass.
Authors are invited to submit abstracts for consideration, for oral and poster presentations. Topics can include: restoration and conservation of glass; dating and provenance of glass; glass decoration and enamel; glass corrosion and weathering; glass science; glass surfaces; bio-glasses; environmental issues; thermodynamics of glass; glass-production technology; raw materials; mechanical and optical properties; glass melting, forming and efficiency; archaeometry of glass; raw materials; sol-gel glasses; and raising public awareness of all forms of glass, ancient and modern.
SGT ‘Living Glass’
Dates: 10–12 September 2014
Scope: This event will explore science, technology and art in relation to glass. ‘Science’ will address themes ranging from novel materials and fabrication routes to structure and properties. ‘Technology’ will include areas such as the environment, fuel usage, advances in production processes, modelling and glass applications. ‘Art’ will deal with the long traditions of stained glass in the religious buildings of the north-east of England. See the website for more details.
GLASSAC14: Glass Science in Art and Conservation
Dates: 10–12 September 2014, excursion on 13 September
Scope: The GLASSAC series of international conferences aims to unite science and art, with the objective to bring together people from all specialisms within the glass community to improve the understanding of and care for the heritage we have in historic glass artefacts. The scope of the congress includes all aspects of the history, technology, art, science, conservation and the manufacture of glass and glass artefacts. Audience discussion will be invited after each paper. See the website for more details.
• Deadline for submission of abstracts 27 January 2014
• Notification of acceptance of abstracts 28 March 2014
• Submission of extended abstracts 20 May 2014
• Early bird registration ends 1 July 2014