Dyes in History and Archaeology (DHA), an international group of experts with multidisciplinary backgrounds, has met every year since 1982 to discuss chemical, analytical, biological, historical and technological aspects of natural and synthetic dyestuffs. The papers presented will be published by Archetype.

The 37th Dyes in History and Archaeology Meeting will take place from 25-26 October 2018 in Portugal. The oral and poster sessions will be held at Caparica Campus, near Lisbon. The meeting will be organized by IST (Universidade de Lisboa) and the Department of Conservation & Restoration and Requimte (Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa).

Contributions to the conference should be related to dyes and their role in human culture, chemistry and characterization. Papers of an interdisciplinary nature that apply technical findings and analytical evidence to cultural issues are especially encouraged. Wider discussions of issues such as origin, trade, symbolism, and aesthetic function are also welcome. Technical papers concerning other aspects of dyes will also be considered for inclusion in the conference programme. The topics presented will be of interest to conservators, curators, art historians, craftsmen, artists and scientists.

We look forward to welcoming you in Portugal!