CALL FOR PAPERS: International conference on the use of gypsum in ancient buildings

The regional delegation Paris-Ile de France is organizing a conference on the use of gypsum in ancient buildings in February 2019.

The call for paper is open until september 28th. Don’t hesitate to make circulate this info among your scientific and professional networks.

There will be working sessions on the following topics so it is expected that communication in english or french will be proposed on :

 Theme 1 – Gypsum as a material

Key words : content, production process, properties, incompabilities, performance;

Theme 2 – Gypsum as part of local Know-hows through history

Key words : crafts, architecture, archeology, history, ethnology, sociology, building practices…

Theme 3 – Gypsum in a Heritage restoration perspective

Key words : diagonis, studies, experiment practices, remarkable restoration on listed or non listed building, volunteer workcamp based on technical skills experimentation based on gypsum,

Theme 4 – Identifying limits and fighting prejudicies on plaster

Keywords : rehabilitation of the material, potentialities, training, legal environment, eco-construction, recycling, materials of the future.

Important dates :

Deadline for submission of conference papers : September 28, 2018

Notification from the committee on the selection of papers : as from October 15, 2018

Conference program sent out : end October 2018

Registration : as from November 2, 2018

You can find some more info here in french

 For further details contact Fabrice Duffaud