The annual conference of the Society of Glass Technology will be held 7–9 September 2015 in Cambridge and will celebrate the fundamental interactions of glass with light. One aspect of the conference will be research in glass science and its application to the production of glass in the modern world. The other aspect will focus on the history and heritage aspects of this material, spanning science and art, archaeology and conservation, museology and the importance of raising the public profile of historic glass artefacts. Registration is now open, and the call for papers has been extended until 7 April 2015.
The conference provides an opportunity for all who are interested in glass to reflect upon and celebrate the fundamental interactions of glass with light. Papers on all facets of glass studies will be welcomed – scientific or artistic, historical or industrial, analytical or creative, educational or technological. Glass might be the object of study, or glass might be an essential part of the method used to study something else. Either way, glass and its interaction with light will inevitably provide a linking thread, contributing to further enlightenment. See the website for more details on submitting an abstract.