Conservation and Restoration

Call for Applications: Re-Enactment Replication Reconstruction

Interdisciplinary Workshop on Performative Methodologies

23 December 2016

This workshop brings together specialists from the fields of art history, archaeology, conservation, musicology and anthropology. Its goals are to reflect on reconstruction, re-enactment and replication (RRR) practices in research, and to learn from each other’s approaches and experience.

The Re-Enactment Replication Reconstruction workshop is to be held from Monday 12 June through Friday 16 June 2017 in the Lorentz Center in Leiden, The Netherlands.

Workshop Format

Lorentz Workshops@Oort are scientific meetings for small groups of up to 55 participants, including both senior and junior scientists. Lorentz Center meetings dedicate a considerable amount of time to discussion sessions, thus stimulating an interactive atmosphere and encouraging collaborations between participants. This format typically generates extensive debates and enables significant progress to be made within the research topic of the meeting. The RRR workshop will include several hands-on sessions at the Lorentz Center, Museum Boerhaave (Leiden) and the Ateliergebouw (Amsterdam), where participants will together perform, document and evaluate Reconstructions, Replications or Re-enactments.


We invite all junior researchers (PhD students, or junior postdocs - max. 3 years after PhD) from the fields of art history, archaeology, conservation, musicology and anthropology with an interest in RRR to submit a max. 500-word motivation and a cv of no more than 2 pages.
Questions that should be addressed in your motivation:

  • How does the workshop relate to and contribute to your own research?
  • What can you contribute?
  • How will you share results of this workshop within your research community?

Interested researchers should apply via e-mail to


The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2017. Applicants will be notified by email no later than February 28, 2017 whether they have been accepted. International applications are encouraged. Please note that participants should be able to attend the full program. For more information, please refer to the RRR workshop website of the Lorentz Center.


The organization does not charge registration fees. We will reimburse travel expenses (economy) up to €300 for participants from within Europe and €800 for participants from outside Europe. Meals will be provided, as well as accommodation at the Van der Valk Hotel in Leiden. The venue Lorentz Center@Oort is located at the Faculty of Science campus of Leiden University, in The Netherlands. For questions, please contact Jill Briggeman (


Sven Dupré, Anna Harris, Julia Kursell, Patricia Lulof and Maartje Stols-Witlox

Source: Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities | Utrecht University

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