A Fragile Heritage
Aspects of Historic Glass
Call for Posters
Abstract Submission Deadline:
15th August

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If you are interested in attending and presenting a poster, please email <abstracts@sgt.org> to let us know, so we can keep you abreast of developments. If you'd like to submit a poster, we'd be delighted to receive your abstract. There's a convenient template you could use - please click  <here>  to download it in .doc format. It's also available in .rtf format  <here>  if you prefer.



Keynote Speaker


Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk
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Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk is head of Glasmuseum Hentrich, Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, in Dusseldorf, Germany. Previously at the Bröhan-Museum in Berlin, Dedo was for some years curator of European glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York. His publications include works on glass and the Alchemists.

Keynote Speaker


Julian Henderson
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is Professor of Archaeological Science and Head of the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is now Visiting Professor at Northwest University, Xi'an, China. He has been Head of the School of Humanities, had visiting positions in Melbourne University, Oxford University and the University of Science and Technology, Beijing and has been an honorary visiting professorial fellow in Melbourne University. He was editor of the Journal of Archaeological Science for 11 years. His research interests include Silk Road studies, especially in 9th and 10th centuries AD, the relationships between archaeology and science, the archaeology of prehistoric Europe and of the early Islamic Middle East and the technology and scientific characterisation of materials, especially glasses and glazes.

Keynote Speaker


John Parker
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When he came to Sheffield University, John Parker rapidly developed interests in both the optical/structural properties of glasses and the technology of bulk glass making. He is actively involved in the International Commission on Glass, and is past-president of both the Society of Glass Technology and the European Society of Glass Science and Technology. As Curator of the Turner Museum, John is responsible for a remarkable collection of Glass Artefacts, mostly works collected by Turner during the first half of the 20th century.

Keynote Speaker


Andy McConnell
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Andy McConnell is one of Britain's leading authorities on glassware of all types, and his books have covered the subject from 1650 to the present. He was the first glass specialist recruited to BBC TV's Antiques Roadshow, for which he has now recorded ten series. He lectures widely on glass and writes for journals as diverse as The Times & Daily Telegraph, Country Life, Homes & Antiques & Glass Circle News.