Abstract deadline: February 18, 2019

June 4-6, 2019
Fredericksburg, Texas

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) will host a three-day symposium on the preservation of United States military heritage from World War II to the Cold War.

The symposium will bring together conservators, architects, engineers, landscape architects, museum and site managers, and other cultural resource professionals to discuss state-of-the-science efforts to document, conserve, treat, and adaptively reuse sites and features from our military heritage from 1939 to early 1991, such as:

  • Military bases and training facilities
  • War machines: planes, tanks, and guns
  • Military materials: concrete, metals, plastics, composit
  • Home front sites: factories and shipyards
  • Camps: Relocation and Prisoner-of-war
  • Nuclear Age sites: testing grounds and development sites
  • Cold War sites: bunkers, silos, and rockets
  • Remembrances: monuments and memorials
  • Archives: posters, photographs, letters, documents

Presentations

Presentations will be 30 minutes, including 10 minutes for questions. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words (excluding figures and references). Abstracts need to include main presenter’s full name and contact information (name, title, organization, address, phone, email), and a 100-word biography for each presenter. We recommend no more than two presenters per presentationAbstracts due February 18, 2019.

Presentation Papers

Presenters will be required to prepare a paper for a symposium publication. Click here for author guidelines. Papers due May 20, 2019.

Posters

Posters should be approximately 36 x 40 inches. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words (excluding figures and references). Abstracts need to include main presenter’s full contact information (name, title, organization, address, phone, email) and a 100-word biography for each the presenter.  Abstracts due February 18, 2019.

Important Dates

February 18, 2019          Presentation and poster abstracts due
March 1, 2019                 Accepted presentations and posters notified
May 20, 2019                  Presentation papers due
June 4-6, 2019                Symposium

Submit abstract and bio to:

Debbie Smith at debbie_smith@nps.gov

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]nps.gov
Phone: (318) 356-7444
Fax: (318) 356-9119