The Network for PhD Candidates and Postdoctoral Researchers in Conservation of Contemporary Art and the Network for Conservation of Contemporary Art Research (NeCCAR) are jointly organising a work-in-progress session for emerging researchers and cordially invite you to submit work-in-progress.

The work-in-progress session will take place in Lisbon, Portugal on June 19th 2013 in conjunction with the Performing Documentation in the Conservation of Contemporary Art held on 20-21 June, 2013 at the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon Portugal.

The meeting offers a unique opportunity for emerging researchers in the field of contemporary art conservation to discuss each other’s work-in-progress in an informal, confidential and constructive setting. Work-in-progress may involve a draft chapter of your thesis or an article. Submitted texts will be pre-circulated among the participants and each author will receive feedback from at least one appointed senior scholar and a fellow participant.

Participants are selected on the basis of a motivation letter and abstract related to your work-in-progress chapter, and will receive a travel grant of € 500 made available by NeCCAR.

Subscription is open to non-network members. Applications should be in English andinclude the contact information for the author(s) (affiliation, address, telephone and e-mail). Please submit a brief motivation letter and an abstract of no more than 500 words by 15 February 2013 to Vivian.vansaaze@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

Full chapters should be submitted by 31 May 2013 to allow sufficient time for discussants to prepare their response. 

Enquiries to: Rita Macedo at ritamacedo@fct.unl.pt or Vivian van Saaze at Vivian.vansaaze@maastrichtuniversity.nl

 

The Network for PhD and Postdoctoral Researchers in the Field of Contemporary Art Conservation aims to encourage and facilitate the exchange of knowledge and expertise among early and mid-career researchers by hosting an online platform, organising seminars and work-in-progress meeting. The network currently consists of 80 members from over 30 organizations in 14 countries and includes researchers in the humanities, social sciences, conservation science and related areas. www.incca.org/phdandpostdocnetwork