Disclaimer: Please be aware that, due to COVID-19 pandemic, Relics 2021 could be transformed into a hybrid event.
Oral and poster presentations may take the form of live webinar-type sessions, alongside presencial plenary sessions.
Decisions will be communicated by the event's Organizing Committee in due course, according to the evolution of the global pandemic situation.
Important Dates
Submission deadline of Abstracts: 28th February  2021 
Acceptance information: from March 20th to April 10th 2021
Submission of full paper: September 30th to October 30th 2021
The conference will consider topics including:
1. Art History and Iconography
2. Anthropology and Sociology 
3. Canon Laws 
4. Theology and Religious History
5. Heritage Science 
6. Conservation and Restoration
7. Musealization and Preservation Protocols
8. Religious Tourism and Heritage 
9. Digital Humanities and Digital Heritage
10. Artistic and Practice-based Research.

Guidelines for the abstracts
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English or French  and approval of all co-authors must be obtained before placing their names on the abstract.
  • Authors may submit up to five abstracts.
  • The abstract text is limited 500 words.
  • All abstracts should follow the templates available here. 
  • Submission can be made through the following e-mail:



Authors with accepted abstracts  may submit the full papers for publication on the conference journals. The papers will be subject to double-blind review by reviewers of the conference committee or invited reviewers.

Selected papers will be published in scientific journals, namely ECR- Studies in Conservation and Restoration and e-conservation (


Oral Presentation

Oral presentations are limited to 20 minutes, being 15 minutes  for presenting and 5 minutes for discussion. The length of the presentation may not exceed 15 minutes. Chairs of the session will  give a warning at 3 minutes and 1 minute prior to the limit . Authors are strongly advised to check in at the speaker preparation room at least one hour before the respective session commences and provide a copy of the presentation to the technical staff. All presentations must be uploaded the latest 30 minutes before the first speaker begins.


Poster sessions

Posters will be displayed in the poster area of the congress. The Poster session will feature various topics. The poster authors are requested to be at their poster during the presentation time. Please note that strict adherence to mounting and removal times is required. The posters should comply to the conference’s official size (120x90 cm – height/width).