Special Issue "Cultural Heritage—Science, Materials and Technologies"

A special issue of Heritage (ISSN 2571-9408).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. João Pedro Veiga

Department of Materials Science, CENIMAT/i3N, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, NOVA University of Lisbon, Campus de Caparica, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
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Interests: cultural heritage; ceramics; glasses; stone; mortars and binders; majolica; tiles; glazes; built heritage; x-rays; synchrotron radiation; EXAFS; XANES; crystal chemistry; crystallography; structural analysis; climate action

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cultural Heritage (CH) is defined by the Council of Europe as “a resource inherited from the past which people identify, independently of ownership, as a reflection and expression of their constantly evolving values, beliefs, knowledge and traditions”. The awareness, preservation and dissemination of CH depends strongly on having scientific and technological expertise on materials in a dynamic and fruitful cycle to forcibly cross all areas of knowledge and present updated reflections, alongside the dissemination of good practices.

This Special Issue intends to address challenges that CH faces in contemporary society within the current complexity of the economic and social context, globalization and new emerging paradigms by highlighting its contributions to society, the economy, cultural creation and education. Its aim is to promote a citizen-centric approach through the dissemination of innovative models of CH science and its inclusive role.

We encourage participants of the EMRS 2019 Spring Meeting (www.european-mrs.com/meetings/2019-spring-meeting), Materiais2019 (www.materiais2019.pt) and all experts from around the globe working on CH science to submit their contributions in areas such as archaeometry, characterization techniques, new materials and methodologies, historical studies, conservation, alteration and ageing, climate impact, cultural landscape, geoarchaeology, nautical and underwater archaeology, tourism and economy, dating and authenticity, social impact, multi-scale imaging, monitoring and remote sensing, risk assessment, modelling and theoretical approaches, maintenance and sustainability, best practices and legislation, ecological solutions, data management, case studies and other related fields.

Prof. Dr. João Pedro Veiga
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Heritage is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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Published Papers

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