The Second International Symposium
"Ancient and Medieval Metalworks. Archaeology-Numismatics-Nuclear Analyses"
Bucharest, Romania, May 6th - 7th 2008GENERAL
"Vasile Pârvan" Institute of Archaeology of Romanian Academy, the Faculty of History of the Bucharest University and "Horia Hulubei" National Institute of Nuclear Physics and Engineering in Bucharest-Măgurele announce the organization of the Second International Symposium "Ancient and Medieval Metalworks. Archaeology- Numismatics-Nuclear Analyses", in the frame of the ARCHAEOMET programme, financed by the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research. The organizing committee will be pleased to meet in Bucharest, next year, a large number of colleagues working in related fields to archaeometallurgy.
The symposium intends to present the general progress made during the last few years in the studies on ancient and medieval metalworking using the classical means of archaeology and numismatics combined with the physical (especially nuclear) and chemical analyses.
- The symposium will focus mainly on the following three topics:
- 1. Bronze Metallurgy from the Beginnings to the Roman Period
- 2. Gold and Silver Toreutics in the Classical and "Barbarian" Worlds
- 3. Analyses on Ancient and Medieval coinages
It is desirable the papers to center on archaeological and numismatic discoveries especially from Romania and the neighboring countries from South Eastern, Eastern and Central Europe, in a broader European context. All the participants are invited to give a particularly importance to the aspects concerning metal sources - especially gold and silver - metal treatment technologies, typology, style, metrology, mints, circulation of the metal objects (vessels, tools, jewelries, coins). Papers concerning new interdisciplinary researches and conclusions will be well received.
- No registration fee is required required.
- The organizers will offer meals to the participants, and will try to provide some free accommodations.
- The organizers will also offer a number of 5 travel grants for master and Ph. D students and for other participants with limited financial resources.
- The symposium will be hosted by the "Vasile Pârvan" Institute of Archaeology of Romanian Academy.
- A Bucharest mainly attractions tour will be organized on May 8th.
- 31st of January 2008: sending the intention of participation
- 15th of March 2008: reception of abstracts by e-mail
- 1. The text will be edited in WORD.doc, using the Arial font, size 12, justified, spaced at 1 ½ lines.
- 2. For the quotations of the references written in languages using local versions of the Latin alphabet, the authors are kindly asked to use the proper character sets and spellings (i. e. for Romanian, Hungarian, French, Italian, German, Croatian, Polish, Czech, Turkish etc).
- 3. The quotation of references written in languages using non Latin alphabets will be transliterated in Latin characters, following the rules used by Südost Forschungen for the languages using local versions of the Cyrillic alphabet (Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian) and Ancient or Modern Greek. For the languages using local versions of the Arabic alphabet (Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Ottoman Turkish etc) the transliteration must follow the rules used by L'Encyclopédie de l'Islam.
- 4. The notes will be inserted in the body of the text, in round brackets (.). They will contain the name of the author, year of publication of the work, as printed on the front page and the number of the page/s. For example:
- (Ljubic 1875 XI)
- (Metcalf 1972 a 395)
- (Hahn and Mauterer 1983 365-83)
- (DOC V/1 118)
We accept foot-notes only for acknowledgments or other important remarks.
- 5. For the publications having three or more that three authors in the note will be quoted only the name of the first one, followed by et alii. and the year of the publication, and the number of the mentioned page/s: (Constantinescu and alii 2003-2005 389-404).
- 6. A full bibliographical list will be placed at the end of the contribution, separated by a page break. It must contain :
- a) Initial of the surname/s and name of the authors, the title of the publication, as spelled on the front page, nos of pages (starting-ending):
- b) The title of the articles/studies and volumes will be written in Italics, the title of the periodical, in plain characters.
- c) The current year of the periodicals will be rendered in Arabic not in Roman numbers, followed by the current year, and the yearly issue: for ex.: CN, 9-11, 2003-2005 not CN, IX-XI, 2005 or SCIV, 15, 1964, 1, not SCIV, XV, 1964, 1.
- d) The number of the volumes will be rendered in Roman number, not in Arabic ones, for example: DOC V/1 not DOC 5.1
- e) For the numismatic and historical periodicals or reference catalogues and series, the authors are kindly requested to follow the abbreviations rules or the acronyms used by: Numismatic Literature, Cercetari Numsimatice and Buletinul Societatii Numismatice Române.
- f) For the title of the periodicals dealing with physics, chemistry, geology, etc. the authors are kindly requested to follow the abbreviations rules or the acronyms used by: ISI.
- g) In case of using other abbreviations or acronyms, the authors are kindly requested to add a list of abbreviation before the bibliographical list.
- Constantinescu and Alii 2003-2005 B. Constantinescu, V. Cojocaru and R. Bugoi, Spre o abordare cât mai obiectiva în cercetarea numismatica prin analize compozitionale folosind metode nucleare, in CN 9-11, 2003-2005, pp. 389-404
- DOC V/1 P. Grierson, Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks and the Whittemore Collection, V, Michael VIII to Constantine XI 1258-1453, part I, Introduction, Appendices and Bibliography, Washington, 1999
- Hahn and Mauterer 1983 W. Hahn and R. Mauterer, Erste Ergebnisse aus Metallanalysen bayerischer, böhmischer und ungarischer Münzen des 11. Jahrhunderts nach der Korundstäbchen-Dithizon-Methode, in Litterae Numismaticae Vindobonenses, 2, 1983, pp. 365-83
- Ljubic 1875 S. Ljubic, Opis jugoslavenskih novaca, Zagreb, 1875
- Metcalf 1972 a D. M. Metcalf, Analyses of the metal contents of medieval coins, in Methods of chemical and metallurgical investigations of ancient coinage, eds. E. T. Hall and D. M. Metcalf, London, 1972 [Royal Numismatic Society special publications, no 8] 383-434
- 7. The text will be sent not only as attachments, but also in PDF or on CD, as well as the illustrations, graphs and tables.
- 1. The pictures will be sent as separate digital files, in TIFF format, at a minimal 600 dpi. Higher resolution images are welcomed, such as 1000 dpi.
- 2. The graphs and tables will be edited by the authors, as they would like to be rendered in the final publication, but they must by accompanied by the original date sheets, to allow the editing board of Cercetări Numismatice to fix any damages/distortions happening during the conversions. They will be send as separate file/s, bearing a proper and relevant title, to be easy recognised.
- 3. The illustrations, graphs and tables will be send not only as e-mail attachments, but also on CD, and in PDF formats, as well as the texts. If the sizes of the image files are too large, the authors are kindly requested to send them one by one, and ask for the confirmation of their reception in good conditions.
- BIBLIOGRAPHICAL LIST
- Illustrations, tables and graphs
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