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18th Congress of the Association Internationale pour l’Histoire du Verre
Thessaloniki, 21-25 September 2009


Important Dates :

The 18th Congress of the Association Internationale pour l'Histoire du Verre will take place in Thessaloniki, the largest city of Northern Greece, from Monday, September 21st through to Friday, September 25th 2009. It will be organized by the Hellenic Committee of the AIHV and the Hellenic Ministry of Culture - Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. Special attention will be given to Greek glass from prehistory through to the Byzantine period; therefore, relevant communications will be particularly welcomed. The intentions of the organising committee of the 18th Congress are to have a full program of lectures and two poster sessions, opportunities to visit museums both in Thessaloniki and elsewhere in Northern Greece, and a full social program. During museum visits, material from reserve collections will be presented. The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki is planning, on the occasion of the congress, to present a major exhibition, on the art and archaeology of glass in Northern Greece.

Congress Topics :

The Congress themes are expected to focus on the history, archaeology, technology, archaeometry, and conservation of glass from the entire region of the world (Europe, Asia, America, Africa, and Oceania) and all the periods :

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