And you can also view every previous year's Website News pages at the links below: Welcome to our Fall website update!
The event was sponsored by Mark Antonacci and his Test the Shroud Foundation and was organized and managed by Robert Rucker (and family).
The Official Website of the event is online at this link: ICST - 2017 and includes the Conference Schedule, Abstracts, and Biographies of the presenters.
These were hand delivered to him in Turin in May 2015 by Barrie Schwortz.
It should be noted that Barrie does not have a vote on the Board of Directors so did not participate in the decision to grant Giulio access to the samples.
That decision was made solely by the Board of Directors.
In the form that Giulio completed, he stated that, "The material will be returned AS it will be furnished without impact of any kind.
When Giulio submitted a copy to the board of the first paper he produced based at least in part on the samples we provided, titled, "Mechanical Characterization of Linen Fibers: The Turin Shroud Dating," the Board of Directors reviewed it and made a series of comments and recommendations to improve the paper and make it more accurate. (Read the entire comment here) [Editor's Note: A third paper by Giulio Fanti was published more recently, after the above statement had already been drafted by the Board.
This new paper is also based (at least in part) on the samples STERA, Inc.
This update includes Issue #77, June 1993 through Issue #84, August 1994 with articles by such notable Shroud scholars as Ian Wilson, Alan D. Schwalbe, Brother Bruno Bonnet-Eymard, Robert Halisey, Remi Van Haelst, Emanuela Marinelli and Orazio Petrosillo, Rev. We are pleased to report that the British Society for the Turin Shroud page of the website has been updated and the latest June 2017 Issue No. This issue includes several in-depth research articles starting with by Ian Wilson and much more.
This issue also marks the last issue from current Editor Hugh Farey, who is retiring from the position he has held since December 2013 and handing it over to long time BSTS member, David Rolfe.
We start with an important comment from the STERA, Inc.