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Call for Chapters: Preservation and Restoration Techniques for Ancient Egyptian Textiles

Editors

Harby E. Ahmed Associate professor of historical Textile Conservation, Faculty of Archeology, Cairo University, Egypt. Abdulnaser Abdulrahman Al-Zahrani Professor of Archeology Conservation Dean of College of Tourism & Archaeology King Saud University, Saudi Arabia.

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: August 19, 2019
Full Chapters Due: December 17, 2019
Submission Date: April 10, 2020

Introduction

The book will include four parts;
The first part: History and Technology of Textile Industry in Egypt through the Ages. Which include the history of the textile industry in Egypt from the earliest ages until now. Raw materials such as natural fibers, natural colorants, decorations, and weave structure of Egyptian textiles in different ages as well as loom and hand tools. The second part: Documentation and Scientific investigation of Historical Egyptian Textiles. Which include Qualitative and Quantitative Measurement of textile fibers and colorants. Diagnosis of Egyptian Textile by the integration of Ft-IR spectroscopy with GC-MS whole extraction. Spectral Imaging Acquisition and Processing for Ancient Egyptian Textiles. Detecting forgery of Historical Egyptian Textiles. The third part: Deteriorations of Textiles and Preservation Methods. Which include Hydrolysis, Oxidation, Physiochemical, and Biological Degradations of historical Textiles. The book deals with the Restoration methods of historical textiles such as documentation, various cleaning process, fixing, supporting, display and storage methods. The use of novelty techniques and modern science such as nanoscience, enzymes, plasma. Laser.... etc. in the conservation of Egyptian textiles. The fourth part: Case studies.


Objective

This book will aim to provide relevant knowledge History and Technology, and Materials of the Textile Industry in Egypt through the Ages. Integration of scientific examinations and digital precise documentation in the preservation of Ancient Egyptian Textiles. Deteriorations aspects and their effect of Historical Textiles and Novelty Preservation Methods. As well as, preventive conservation of historical textiles in museums. The last part will provide different case studies of preservation of Historical Textiles as a practical guideline for the conservators and archeologist. It will be written for professionals who want to improve their understanding of the strategic role of preservation science of Ancient Egyptian Textiles. In fact, this work will help preserve historical textiles for future generations by offering and increasing knowledge for conservation processes with practical applications.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of Historical Textiles Conservation field, e.g. Historians and Archeologist, Conservators, Specialists in History of Art, Specialists in Museums, Student of Archeology. All interested in heritage and Archeology. Moreover, the book will provide different Case studies as a practical application for preservation science to be a guideline for specialists in museums or Excavations.

Recommended Topics

Part 1: History and Technology of Textile Industry in Egypt through the Ages
History of textiles in the Ancient Egyptian period
History of textiles in the Coptic period
History of Egyptian textiles in the Islamic period.
History of Natural Fibers in Egyptian textiles and their chemical and physical properties
History of Dyes and Pigments in Egyptian textiles and their chemical and physical properties
History of Loom and Hand Tool in Egyptian Textiles through the ages
History of weave structures in the Egyptian textiles through the ages
Part 2: Documentation and Scientific investigation of Historical Egyptian Textiles
Qualitative and Quantitative Measurement of textile fibers
Diagnosis of Egyptian Textile by the integration of Ft-IR spectroscopy with GC-MS whole extraction
Identification of natural dyes and pigment by different scientific tools
Spectral Imaging Acquisition and Processing for Ancient Egyptian Textiles
Technical Analysis of the Historical Egyptian Textiles, Case studies
Multi scientific approaches for detecting forgery of Historical Egyptian Textiles
Investigation of textiles by using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)
Part 3: Deteriorations of Textiles and Preservation Methods
Hydrolysis, oxidation, and Physiochemical Degradations of historical Textiles
Biological Degradations of Historical Egyptian Textiles
Multi- novel approaches Cleaning Process of Historical textiles
Laser approach in the cleaning of historical embroidered textiles
Adhesive and Consolidates for historical textiles
Storage, display and preventive conservation of Textiles in museums.
Traditional and novelty method for anti-fungi
Traditional and novelty method for anti-insect
Advanced technology for historical textiles conservation
Novel flame-retardant materials approach for historic textiles conservation
Part 4: Case studies and Practical Application
First aid of Textiles in Excavation
Restoration strategies of Textiles in an uncontrolled museum.
Restoration strategies of Historical Carpet.
Restoration strategies of Embroidery Textiles


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 19, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by September 10, 2019, about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by December 17, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Preservation, and Restoration Techniques for Ancient Egyptian Textiles. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.
All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


Publisher

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020.

Important Dates

Phase 1
Editorial advisory board invitation submission Jul 10, 2019
Call for chapters submission Jul 15, 2019
Call for chapters approval and opening date Jul 20, 2019
1st proposal submission deadline Aug 19, 2019
2nd proposal submission deadline Sep 18, 2019
Progress report Sep 18, 2019
Last Call for Proposals (if needed) Oct 18, 2019
Full chapter submission Dec 17, 2019
Phase 2
Review results due to editor Jan 31, 2020
Review results due to authors Feb 14, 2020
Progress report Feb 14, 2020
Phase 3
Revisions due from authors Mar 13, 2020
Final acceptance/rejection notification due to authors Mar 27, 2020
All final accepted materials due from authors Apr 10, 2020
Final preface and table of contents Apr 24, 2020
Final deadline May 8, 2020


Inquiries

Harby E. Ahmed
Associate professor of historical Textile Conservation,
Faculty of Archeology, Cairo University, Egypt.

harbyezzeldeen@cu.edu.eg


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