quinta-feira, outubro 16, 2008

Bolzano Mummy Congress invitation and 2nd call for papers

European Academy Bolzano, Italy
Institute for Mummies and the Iceman
Invitation and second call for papers
Mummies and life sciences.
1st Bolzano Mummy Congress 2009
march 19-21 2009 Bolzano/Bozen, South Tyrol, Italy
http://convention.eurac.edu/mummycongress/ Organized in cooperation betweenEURAC-Institute for Mummies and the Iceman Bolzano, South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology Bolzano
Conference introduction
During March 2009, the world’s largest mummy exhibition (previously shown in Mannheim and Schloss Gottorf, Germany) will move to the North Italian town of Bolzano, the Iceman’s home.To mark this occasion, on March 19th-21st 2009, the Institute for Mummies and the Iceman at Eurac, is staging the first Bolzano Mummy Congress with “Mummies and Life Sciences” as main topics.
The scientific programme will primarily focus on biomedical sciences applications in mummy studies. During the last 12 months several researches concerning different fields: anthropology, palaeopathology, palaeobotanic, medicine, conservation techniques etc. have been united and re-established, while many other project possibilities are still in the offing. For this reason the Institute for Mummies and the Iceman will organize a biennal mummy conference, during which current research topics as for the Iceman and other mummies will be presented and discussed within a professional environment.
Organizing institutions
EURAC Institute for Mummies and the Iceman
The EURAC - Institute for Mummies and the Iceman was founded in Bolzano during July 2007. Institute’s aim is to establish a scientific platform dealing with the Iceman and all other mummy typologies. The Institute coordinates the entire scientific research concerning the Iceman, but also promotes and supports new research projects. It offers a point of reference for mummy studies in general and is involved with several mummy projects throughout the world, at present particularly in Sicily, Egypt and Korea.
EURAC, Viale Druso 1, 39100 Bolzano, Tel (+39) 0471 055033, http://www.eurac.edu/

South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, Bolzano “Ötzi”, better known as “the Iceman”, dating back to the copper age (5,300 years ago), is the oldest wet mummy ever found in the world. The man was killed by an arrow shot in the back, as he was crossing the Similaun pass, at an altitude of 3,200mt above sea level, near by the present day border between Italy and Austria. Together with the corpse all his clothing and equipment appeared in 1991, allowing 21st century man to meet one of his South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, BolzanoNeolithic fellows. Since 1998 the Iceman has been preserved in a especially designed refrigeration chamber in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, where he is visible to the public.
The South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, Via Museo 43, 39100 Bolzano, Tel. (+39) 0471 320114, http://www.iceman.it/
The Congress “Mummies and Life Sciences” - March 2009, will take place in Bolzano, Italy, South Tyrol.The town of Bolzano, also called “Gateway to the Dolomites”; is situated within a monumental valley. Its medieval centre, all around the bustling "piazza Walther", the town’s core, features many colourful shops together with traditional restaurants and bars.The trilingual (Italian-German-Ladin) province’s capital is singularly European.Here, the North meets the South: German precision in a perfect marriage with Italian fantasy.Clear blue sky year-round over, country roads, together with wonderful mountains and lakes are a constant picture.Nowhere else life and work do find a more beautiful balance.For further information: http://convention.eurac.edu/Infobolzano/sehenswürdigkeiten_en.htm _______________________________________________________________________ Conference topics- Ancient DNA- biomedical studies- mummy conservation- paleobotanics- paleopathology- mummification methods- biochemical studies - paleonutrition
Further details concerning the meeting: please contact http://convention.eurac.edu/mummycongress/ -
Plenary lectures and discussion- Poster presentations- Visit the Iceman: South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology- Introduction and visit the temporary mummies exhibition: South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology-
Conference dinner: on march 19th 2009, at 8.30 p.m. Dinner in a typical ambiance with local specialities on the menu.-
Guided ski tour to the Iceman finding spot: (Similaun Glacier, 3.200mt a.s.l.), March 22nd 2008: incl. mountain and archaeological guide, ropeway.Duration: 4-6 hours. Alpine ski equipment needed, can be rent on request.Food not included. On the way back lunch - break at the Similaun hut.Requisites: physical fitness and ski experience. Meeting point: Ropeway Kurzras valley station (Val Senales valley-Schnalstal), on March 22nd, at h.8 a.m.: http://www.schnalstal.com/ . Transfer from Bolzano to the meeting point has to be organized by private cars.
Scientific Review Committee
President (Chair): Albert Zink, head of the EURAC - Institute for Mummies and the Iceman
Honorary president: Arthur Aufderheide
Members: Eduard Egarter-Vigl, Ezio Fulcheri, Heather Gill-Robinson, Sonia Guillen, Salima Ikram, Melissa Johnson, Niels Lynnerup, Andreas Nerlich, Emma Rabino Massa, Conrado Rodriguez-Martin, Franco Ugo Rollo, Horst Seidler, Mark Spigelman.
Organizing Committee
Paola Bassetti, Katharina Hersel, Angelika Fleckinger, Dario Piombino-Mascali, Marco Samadelli, Albert Zink
EURAC Research, Convention Center, Viale Druso 1, I-39100 Bolzano RegistrationPlease fill out the application form (pdf attachment or on our webpage) and send it back by e-mail.
Please note: Abstracts submissions within 15th December 2008!
Early bird registration within 15th January 2009!
Conference fees
Early bird registration (within 15th January 2009): 150 Euro participants and speakers, 120 Euro: accompanying persons, 60 Euro: students
From 15th January 2009 until 28th February 2009: 200 Euro: participants and speakers, 120 Euro: accompanying persons, 80 Euro: students.
Prices include: conference, breaks and lunches, introduction and visit to the world’s largest mummy exhibition, free entrance to the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology during the conference period.
Not included: accommodation, dinners, ski tour.Congress Dinner on March 19th, 2008: 20 Euro per person, to be paid only on site.Ski tour: 80 Euro per person to be paid only on site, incl. ropeway and guides. Equipment and food are not included.
Cancellation terms (a written request is mandatory) Pre-registered participants who are unable to attend the Conference will have their paid fees refunded less a processing fee of 25 Euro provided written notice of non-attendance is received by the Conference Secretariat before 15th February, 2009. If cancellation is made after this date no refund of fee can be expected. All refunds will be processed after the Conference. AccommodationThere are several partner hotels in Bolzano, which offer convenient prices for EURAC congress participants. Please book the hotel by yourself and mention your participation at the congress.
Important dates
Deadline for abstract submission: 15th December 2008
Early bird registration deadline: 15th December 2008-15thJanuary 2009
Registration deadline: 28th February 2009
Notification of acceptance: end of January 2009
Submission of full papers: 31st July 2009
Abstracts information
Please send an abstract with (provisional) title for speeches or posters.Abstracts should concern the conference main topic areas, at scientific committee discretion. Deadline for abstracts receipt: 15th December 2008.Abstracts will be published in the congress catalogue.
After the congress, during 2009 a Proceedings copy will be published. All speakers are restricted to 15 minutes incl. discussion. Posters should not exceed standard paper size A0.
Review procedure
Papers will be presented in plenary, oral and poster sessions and all presented papers will be published in the Proceedings.
Authors wishing to submit a contribution should carefully read the following instructions and send an abstract to EURAC-Institute for Mummies and the Iceman, e-mail: mummies.iceman@eurac.edu, Tel. (0039)-0471-055560.- applicable conference topic- full title- full name and address of one author for all correspondence- for each author and co-authors, full name, affiliation, address, phone/fax/e-mail - work purpose- approach- scientific innovation and relevance- results- conclusions
The abstract should not exceed one page (size A4, 210x300mm)In addition, authors may add up to 3 explanatory pages, which will facilitate the reviewers assessment. Only contributions following the above mentioned procedure will be considered. Please send one copy of this complete information (abstract plus optionally up to 3 explanatory pages) as a *.doc-File or *.pdf-File to: EURAC Institute for Mummies and the Iceman, e-mail: mummies.iceman@eurac.edu , Tel. (0039)-0471-055560. ______________________________________________________________________________ For questions concerning abstract submission please contact: PD DR. Albert Zink
Institute for Mummies and the Iceman
European Academy EURAC Research
Viale Druso 1I-3910 Bolzano, Italy
phone (+39) 0471-055560fax (+39) 0471-055 339e-mail: albert.zink@eurac.edu
Abstracts will not be accessible to the public until the Conference. The Programme Committee decision will be notified to all authors. Authors of accepted abstracts will receive special guidelines for the Proceedings final papers preparation.

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