September 24-25, 2010

Call for proposals

**Update: the submission deadline for proposals is closed.**

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The conference organizers invite Master’s and Ph.D. students and recent post-doctoral scholars to submit abstracts for both individual and panel presentations, as well as the poster session.  In consideration of the EPOCH Student Symposium theme, papers with any of the following or related subjects would be appropriate for presentation:

  • What is cultural heritage?
  • Conservation science
  • Architectural preservation
  • A/V preservation: film, video
  • Intellectual property, intellectual commons
  • Selection for preservation: politics, psychology of collecting, connoisseurship
  • International preservation research, projects, & collaborations
  • Custodial and post-custodial care
  • Community outreach to preserve cultural heritage
  • Preservation of intangible culture
  • Tangible/intangible dialectic
  • Museum studies: environments, exhibit design, organization, ethnography
  • Digital & new media
  • Policy, public affairs, & preservation

Presentation formats

Paper sessions:  Each presenter will have 15-20 minutes to deliver his/her paper, followed by a brief question and answer session. 

Panel sessions:  Panels will consist of three or four presenters.  Each presenter will have 8-10 minutes for their presentation, followed by a question and answer session at the end of the panel. Conference organizers reserve the right to combine paper presentations into panels.

Poster sessions: Posters will be on display during the entire conference. A dedicated poster session will take place the second day of the conference.

Submission Guidelines

Extended submission deadline: closed
Presenters notified: late-June, 2010

Proposals should be 250-300 words (maximum of 500 words for panels) and include a cover sheet with the title of the paper, name and affiliation of the presenter(s), a primary email contact, mailing address, and phone number. Do not include any personal or contact information anywhere else on the submission. A final digital copy of the accepted poster, measuring 36” x 48"; (vertical or horizontal orientation), must be submitted by Monday, September 20, 2010. Posters will be printed onsite by conference organizers.

Proposals may be submitted via email to or via regular mail to the following address:

c/o Lorrie Dong
The University of Texas at Austin School of Information
1616 Guadalupe Suite #5.202
Austin, TX 78701-1213

If you need ideas on how to structure your poster, the following resources may provide some guidance:

  • Poster They do have some free research poster templates that are formatted for PowerPoint.
  • Poster Sessions for Smarties: Assembled by Cofield, et al. from UT School of Information, this has lots of helpful tips about layout, presentation, and general tips as you put your poster together.
  • Introduction to Publisher and Posters: a slideshow/instruction presentation generated by one of our students, Heather Thomas. Useful if you want to create your poster in publisher.