CALL FOR PAPERS: ELECTRONIC MEDIA GROUP, AIC
The Electronic Media Group of the American Institute for Conservation is
seeking papers for the AIC annual meeting in Indianapolis, May 29 – June 1,
We’re especially excited about this year’s meeting because the theme will
be “The Contemporary in Conservation,” and will highlight new and
innovative work in the conservation field—an area in which electronic-media
conservators are taking a leading role. EMG is looking for papers on
current projects or research in the conservation of electronic media,
including video, audio, digital, web, and film-based artworks. We welcome
papers not only from conservators but from professionals in related fields.
In particular, we encourage multiple papers grouped around a single topic
(as with the session at last year’s meeting of three papers on CRT
Presenters are typically given 30 minute slots, and we encourage keeping
the presentations to no more than 20 minutes to allow time for questions.
We are also planning another “lightning round” session of very short papers
to discuss work in progress.
The deadline is September 10th. Details on how to submit an abstract are
below. Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding subject
matter, logistics, etc. We hope to see you in Indianapolis!
Program Chair 2013
Electronic Media Group
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Objects
You can submit an abstract for the following session types.
All-Attendee General Sessions
All- Attendee General Sessions papers must specifically address the meeting
Specialty Session papers are encouraged to address the meeting theme but
may also explore other topics relevant to that specialty.
Discussion/Interactive Sessions– In addition to the above three sessions,
AIC is soliciting abstracts for 90-minute sessions that explore a topic
related to the annual meeting theme in a discussion-group format or another
more interactive format than the standard presentation of a paper. Each
session should have a chair and at least two additional speakers; however,
note that this is an opportunity to organize a session with an alternate
format. You do not need to have all of your speakers selected to submit an
abstract, but, if selected, will need to supply the Program Committee with
that information within a few weeks following selection.
Posters may address the meeting theme, but presenters can also address
their current research interests. Posters are presented as part of the
• You may submit an abstract for a combination of the three session types:
General Sessions, Specialty Sessions, or Poster Session.You may submit your
presentation to only one or two sessions if you so choose.
• If you are submitting a Discussion/Interactive Session, please submit
only for that, since the format will not fit the other choices
• Please indicate on the abstract the session/sessions for which you want
the paper to be considered.
• Please limit your choices to three sessions and rank them in order of
preference. For example, your preferences could be one of the following:
o 1st Choice: General Sessions, 2nd Choice: Objects Session, and 3rd
Choice: Wooden Artifacts Session
o 1st Choice: General Sessions, 2nd Choice: Posters Session, and 3rd
Choice: Book and Paper Session
o 1st Choice: Photographic Materials Session, 2nd Choice: Electronic Media
Session, and 3rd Choice: Research and Technical Studies Session
o 1st Choice: Book and Paper Session, 2nd Choice: Book and Paper Session,
3rd Choice: Book and Paper Session
o 1st Choice: Discussion/Interactive Sessions
How to Submit an Abstract
Email it to Ruth Seyler, Membership and Meetings Director, at
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Please send an abstract of no more than 500 words, along with a bio of no
more than 300 words by Monday, September 10, 2012. Abstracts submitted via
email after this date will be accepted at the discretion of the program
subcommittee chair. The deadline for posters only will be extended to
Monday, October 1, 2012.