CFP: Archaeological Chemistry: Art and Archaeology in the Ancient and Medieval World

Call for Papers
Spring 2019
March 31-April 4, 2019
Orlando, Florida

Call for Papers. The Division of the History of Chemistry (HIST) is planning a symposium on archaeological chemistry to be held at the spring meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Orlando, FL, March 31-April 4, 2019. The tentative title of the symposium is “Archaeological Chemistry: Art and Archaeology in the Ancient and Medieval World.” Papers on any subject that address this general topic, especially those that integrate chemistry with archaeology, those directed at answering social, political, and economic questions about ancient cultures, and those that incorporate the use of new technologies, are welcome. Please communicate your interest in participating in the symposium along with a tentative paper title and possible co-authors to either of the co-organizers: Seth Rasmussen ([email protected]) or Mary Virginia Orna ([email protected]).

We anticipate that there will be a limited number of registration scholarships for non-chemical scientists to attend the meeting. More information will be forthcoming.

VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The ACS abstract submission website, MAPS, ( will open on August 20, and the abstract deadline is November 5.

ACS has provided a HELP site at ;

Also, those of you coming from abroad are urged to begin the visa application process immediately. To help the process along, personalized visa letters will be available for download once your abstract has been accepted by the symposium organizer or program chair. Letters will be generated for presenting authors and can be downloaded from the account of the person who submitted the abstract.