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Congress on the history of dinosaur research



The conference "Dinosaurs -- An Historical Perspective" will be held on May 6th and 7th, 2008, at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, UK.

Here is the call for papers:

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Convenors:
Richard Moody (Kingston University)
Éric Buffetaut (CNRS and Laboratoire de Géologie de l'École Normale Supérieure, Paris)
Dave Martill (University of Portsmouth)
Darren Naish (Universtiy of Portsmouth)


The theme:
The History of Dinosaur Research with particular emphasis on personalities, major discoveries and expeditions; and the introduction, debate and acceptance of major theories or principles associated with the greater understanding of dinosaur taxonomy, palaeobiology and evolution.


Authors may also probe a cultural theme; exploring the role of artists and animators and the influence they have on our perception of dinosaurs over the last 180 years or more!

Abstracts:
Authors are requested to send an abstract of 500 words [I suppose that's the maximum] by no later than Monday 28th January 2008 to rtj.moody_at_virgin.net. Accepted abstracts will be printed in the Conference Abstracts which will be made available to authors and delegates at the conference. Specific papers will also be considered for inclusion in a special publication.


Registration and Associated Events:
Registration will take place on the 5th of May. The conference will be preceded by a visit to the Waterhouse-Hawkins models at Crystal Palace and followed by visits to historic localities on the Isle of Wight and the Dorset coast.