Posted by Yon Bard on January 15, 1999 at 16:06:50:
Here's another idea for sessions at the major conferences: In-depth tutorials or surveys of various topics (this is a not uncommon practice at some scientific conferences). Even if not containing previously unpublished material, such tutorials would be very helpful to non-specialists who are not aware of the scattered material available in the literature. A typical topic may be the identification of Turkoman rugs (yes, we all know the Tekkes and Salors, but where is the information on Kizil Ayak or the various Eagle-gul groups?), or classification of Safavid rugs, or carbon dating, etc.
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