ASMOSIA X INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Association for the Study of Marble & Other Stones In Antiquity
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ROME, 21-26 MAY 2012
SAPIENZA – UNIVERSITÀ DI ROMA
Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Antichità,
P. le A. Moro, 5
00185 Roma
W3.uniroma1.it/asmosiax

- CALL FOR PAPERS -

The Executive Committee of ASMOSIA together with the Organizing Committee has the pleasure to send
the invitation to participate in the X International Conference of the Association, which will be held in Rome
from May 21st to May 26th, 2012.

The Conference will deal with the traditional research fields promoted by ASMOSIA with the aim to create
a basis for an interdisciplinary discussion which should comprehend contributes coming from different
scientific approaches.

The Conference will be in particular organized around the following themes:

- unpublished studies, carried out during the years between the last conference and the up coming one,
concerning ancient marbles;

- ancient quarries: identification, filing, archaeological surveys;

- from the quarry to the monuments: contract awarding, transformation, interprovincial, provincial and
regional transport of marbles within the Mediterranean area;

- from trace to tools : the crafting methods, starting from the evidence of non-polished artefacts;

- discrimination, filing, publication: new archaeometric and methodological relationships for the study of
ancient marbles;

- coloured marbles and painted marbles: interdisciplinary survey on the use of colours in Roman art and
architecture;

- from material to the city: orders, public yards, symbolism and propaganda in the architectural decoration
in marble;

- publica magnificentia and luxuria privata: repertories and meaning of marble within the domestic circle.

The Organizing Committee will take care of the Publication of the Conference Proceedings which will
include papers as well the posters presented during the Conference.

Delivery of the Abstracts

The Abstracts, not over 300 words, in Word Format, should be sent to the e-mail address of the Organizing
Committee: asmosiax@uniroma1.it They should include: title in Capital letters, full name/s of the
author(s), their institutions and e-mail address, as well as three keywords. The content should aim at
presenting the subject matter, the objectives, the results and the conclusions of the research. We should
like to ask the authors to specify whether they wish to present a speech or a poster. The Abstracts will be
assessed by the Organizing Committee according to quality and originality. The deadline for the delivery
of the abstracts is June 30th, 2011.


Presentations

The presentations cannot last over 15 minutes and will be followed by 5 minutes of discussion. The
participants are kindly requested to use power-points for their presentations.

Posters

The poster size cannot be over cm 100 (height) x 70 (width).

Languages

English is the official language for the Conference.

Registration and fees

Standard registration fee: 60€ (80€ after January 31st, 2012);

Registration fee for Students (upon previous submission of documents attesting student status, to be sent
to the following e-mail address asmosiax@uniroma1.it ): 30€ (50€ after January 31st, 2012);

Registration fee for auditors: 30€ (50€ after January 31st, 2012);

Deadline for the delivery of the Registration Form is March 30th, 2012.

The standard and students’ registration fees include:
- attendance of the Conference works;
- general information material and stationary;
- book of abstracts;
- coffee-breaks;
- welcome desk.

The auditors’ registration fee includes:
- attendance of the Conference works;
- general information material and stationery;
- coffee-breaks;
- welcome desk.

Completion of the registration procedure

The registration fee can be paid via a bank draft in Euros and does not include any bank commission which
is to be paid by the participant. We kindly request to send a copy of the bank receipt of the draft, to the e-
mail address of the Organizing Committee: asmosiax@uniroma1.it within March 30th, 2012.

The registration Form for the X ASMOSIA Conference with the routing number of the Conference banking
account will be soon available in the Conference website.

Preparatory programme


The works of the Conference will be organized in 6 days and will offer original presentations from one, or
groups of more than one author, subdivided into eight sessions which will take place along optional guided
tours such, for instance, Villa Adriana and the travertine quarries of Tivoli; the quarry marbles from Portus
now displayed in the Gardens of the Museum of Ostia Antica; the archaeological compounds on the
Palatine; the archaeological site of the Theatre of Marcellus. The programme also includes a session of
posters, an exhibition of books and the General Assembly of ASMOSIA.

Travel and hotel accommodation

Information on how to reach Rome and the Conference venues as well as on the hotel accommodation will
be shortly available in the Conference website.

DEADLINES
30 JUNE 2011: DELIVERY OF THE ABSTRACT
31 JANUARY 2012: PPAYMENT OF REDUCED FEE AND DELIVERY OF THE REGISTRATION FORM
30 MARCH 2012: PAYMENT OF THE FULL FEE AND DELIVERY OF THE REGISTRATION FORM

GENERAL INFORMATION

For any further information about the Conference, please contact:
Dott. ssa Eleonora Gasparini
Dipartimento di Scienze dell’AntichitÓ,
Sapienza – UniversitÓ di Roma
P.le A. Moro, 5
00185 Roma
e-mail: asmosiax@uniroma1.it

 


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