Welcome to LED2021

LED 2021 will continue the tradition of Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating conferences that have occurred for more than 40 years. The last conference in this series was held in Cape Town in 2017, and the next conference in the series was to be held in person in Burgos in 2020 or 2021, but due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding COVID-19 it is not possible to meet in person at this time. However, to ensure that we can retain the opportunity to come together (albeit virtually) and present our latest research, there will be an online conference this year.

Conference organisation for LED2021 will be an international collaboration involving members of the standing Scientific Organising Committee with additional international representation. The LED2021 conference will be held online during the week 13-17th September 2021. It will provide an opportunity for the academic community around the world to come together to present the latest scientific research related to the development and application of luminescence and electron spin resonance methods and their application to archaeological, geological and geomorphological topics.

Papers presented at the conference will be eligible for submission to one of the special issues (Radiation Measurements, or Quaternary Geochronology). The conference strives to encourage postgraduate students and other early career researchers to present their work, as well as welcoming presentations from more established researchers.

Colleagues interested in attending the conference are asked to register their interest by filling out a short form. This will ensure that you receive further circulars about the conference, and will assist the committee in organising the conference.

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