Glass Science in Art and Conservation
Durham - 10th to 12th September
York - Saturday 13th September
Abstracts article posted 10 Apr 2014
We are fortunate in having an excellent set of papers offered for oral presentation at the conference.
if you would like to see the list of papers, which are arranged in alphabetical order of the presenting authors' names.
The authors' names in that list provide links to their abstracts.
We look forward to welcoming you to Durham to attend GLASSAC14 and enjoy these presentations.
Call for Posters article posted 19 Apr 2014
As well as the oral presentations at the GLASSAC14 Conference, we plan to offer delegates the chance
to present posters - though not in the traditional format of cardboard on display panels. Our ePoster format presents the
poster material on screen throughout the conference, and in addition makes all posters available electronically to delegates
for access using smartphones, tablets or laptops. For full details please click
ePosters are we think an ideal medium for sharing ideas and information, for stimulating useful discussion and for making contact with fellow glass enthusiasts.
Book early for GLASSAC14 and gain maximum benefit by submitting an ePoster!
Conference Vision article posted 4 Feb 2014
The glass community world wide embraces many diverse strands of glass expertise. This conference in September 2014 is designed to weave together those diverse strands to create a web of knowledge and experience which transcends barriers and divisions.
We are so different. Scientists and Art Historians, creative Artists and inspired Designers, Archaeologists and gritty Industrialists, Engineers and Conservators of historic glass artefacts - the list is seemingly endless. But we are united by our obsessive fascination with glass.
Sadly our community is blighted by the legendary Curse of Babel. Each strand of glass expertise develops its own jargon, method of speaking, circle of knowledge. Unconsciously we form inward-facing groups. Itís hard to cross over these artificial barriers and share our enthusiasms and perplexities with colleagues from other strands. All too often, we donít understand one another. Our creativity and our achievements are thereby diminished.
This conference is designed specifically to allow us all to start talking to one another using the language we hold in common - that of enthusiasm!
Opportunities for Publication Notes for Authors and Presenters
Our plan is that this website, including all the programme details and background information about the conference,
will remain in place and active for the foreseeable future.
The fact that a paper has been presented at the conference will therefore remain on public record (unless the author of that paper specifically requests its removal from the record).
Please note that it will be the final version of the programme which will appear, and this will contain only the papers actually presented by authors at the conference.
As you know, all the abstracts for the accepted papers for oral presentation
have been placed on the website and are already attracting public attention.
We intend that all the abstracts will remain in place on this website for the foreseeable future (unless the author of that paper specifically requests its removal from the record).
Please note that only the abstracts relating to papers actually presented at the conference will remain in place after the conference itself.
The call has gone out for ePosters to be submitted for presentation at Durham.
For an explanation of our ePoster concept please click
ePoster material will be made available to delegates at the conference via this website, so that any delegate can view any ePoster using a smartphone, iPad, tablet or laptop.
After the conference, we propose to let the posters remain on the website and link them to the main pages so that they become accessible to all website visitors.
Obviously any ePoster author can at any time request that their ePoster be removed from the website. But we hope that most will remain in place, giving wide publicity
to the work they recount.
GLASSAC14 PowerPoint Presentations
On our sister website relating to papers on aspects of the history and heritage of glass, presented at previous seminars,
you can see how we have given authors the opportunity to turn their PowerPoint presentations made at the seminar into web-accessible presentations which
can offer a form of publication which is different in character from that offered by refereed journals.
To see examples please click
In the history and heritage arena, publication by this route offers some advantages. Authors may wish to contribute a version of their PowerPoint presentation
for publication in this way on the GLASSAC14 website.
Glass Technology Journal
Glass Technology: European Journal of Glass Science and Technology Part A:
this journal published by the Society of Glass Technology is a peer-reviewed journal which draws material
from all over the world and from a very wide range of glass topics, including archaeology, history, conservation, art, and so on.
Authors presenting at GLASSAC14 are encouraged to consider submitting papers for publication in this prestigeous journal.
Guidance notes are available for authors, detailing such things as format requirements, the review process and how a suitable paper should be submitted for publication.
For full details please click here.
You are warmly invited to consider publishing your work in this way.