4th Ulrich Schiessl PhD Colloquium

4th Ulrich Schiessl PhD Colloquium

Venue: Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, Spain
Date: 19th-20th November 2024
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ENCoRE’s PhD Colloquiums have been held since 2008 and were first known as The Oranienbaum Colloquium. After the sudden and unexpected death of Prof. Ulrich Schiessl (one of ENCoRE’s founding members) in summer 2011, the Board of ENCoRE decided to rename the colloquium -in honour of its initiator-, to Ulrich Schiessl PhD Colloquium.


The aim of the colloquium is to give postgraduate research conservation students the opportunity to present and discuss their current research with their peers and programme faculty, and to benefit from such an exchange. It will allow sharing of ideas and information amongst PhD candidates and programme faculties in an informal environment. The colloquium seeks to create a European forum for debate and exchange of ideas in research with relevance to the conservation/restoration of cultural heritage. Furthermore, it provides a venue for PhD students to meet, interact and form future collaborations with their peers. The colloquium is open only to current PhD candidates of all specializations in conservation, their supervisors and other academic staff involved in research training in the European conservation programmes of member institutions.

Up to three PhD candidates per ENCORE’s member institution could be selected. Those who have attended in previous years are encouraged to present an update of their PhD research.


Submission procedure

Member institutions must collect and send a prioritized list of 3 PhD abstracts.

PhD programmes with more than 3 proposals can submit the additional ones to be considered in poster format:

Send the prioritized list to : communication@encore-edu.org

Abstracts must count on supervisor(s)’s approval and contain the following info:

  • KEY WORDS (up to 7)
  • ABSTRACT : 500 words in English and in word format


Based on the abstracts received contributions will be selected by the Board of ENCoRE.

The language of the colloquium will be English, according to the working language of ENCoRE. The abstract should be proof read by an English native speaker before submission. Abstracts will be compiled in a dossier and circulated among participants in order to provide for discussion of presentations.

PhD candidates whose abstract has been accepted as ORAL PRESENTATION must:

-Attend the venue in person.

-Give an oral presentation in English (20 min.) of the progress in their current PhD research.

PhD candidates whose abstract has been accepted as POSTER TO BE DISPLAYED IN THE HALL OF THE FACULTY OF FINE ARTS must:

-Attend the venue in person in order for their posters to be displayed.


Important Dates:

-Submission of abstracts: April 1st , 2024

-Acceptance/Rejection of Abstracts: May 1st, 2024

-Submission to Journal: Fall, 2024



Universitat Poltècnica de València

Facultad de Bellas Artes

Dept. Conservación y Restauración de Bienes Culturales

Camino de Vera s/n

46022 Valencia (Spain)




The Board of ENCoRE has decided that the participating PhD candidates are entitled to receive a grant to cover travel expenses.

This grant is limited up to 300€ for each candidate giving an Oral Presentation , and may cover transport and accommodation, with payment following submission of tickets/receipts.

No financial support will be provided to Poster Authors.



Following the colloquium the Board of ENCoRE offers both Oral Presentations’ and Posters’ authors the opportunity to submit an academic paper on their PhD research to a special issue in Conservar Patrimonio, a Q1 indexed peer reviewed open access publication (https://conservarpatrimonio.pt/metrics).

All papers submitted (from both Oral Presentations and Posters)  will undergo a peer review process.

All papers will undergo the standard peer review process according to the journal’s guidelines ( https://conservarpatrimonio.pt/authors )

The program with the detailed distribution of the different sessions and related academic activities to be held during the venue at UPV will be released by mid-September.

Poster and presentation guidelines will be made available  once the final programme has been decided.