The International Conference on the Shroud of Turin (ICST-2017) was held July 19 to 22, 2017, in Pasco, Washington.  The conference, twenty-fourth in the External link opens in new tab or windowconference series, included top researchers from Italy, Spain, France, Mexico, Australia, and the United States, and included 34 hours of PowerPoint presentations and panel discussions.  The presentations are listed below in the order in which they were given at the conference.  Videos of the presentations were live-streamed to the internet during the conference as listed below.  Biographies are also available External link opens in new tab or windowhere and include a list of presentations made by each author or presenter.

 

Below is a list of presentations and resulting documents at ICST-2017, by subject and by their sequence at the conference:


Introduction and Summary (8-19-2017)

0. Welcome to the International Conference on the Shroud of Turin (ICST-2017) by External link opens in new tab or windowRobert A. Rucker (15 minutes)

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1. “Overview of the Shroud” by Robert Siefker (60 minutes) 

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Preliminary Issues (8-20-2017)

2. “CSI Jerusalem, Case of the Missing Body” by External link opens in new tab or windowRuss Breault (90 minutes)

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3. “The Crown of Thorns: The Paradoxical Lordship of the King of Kings” by External link opens in new tab or windowAndrew Dalton (25 minutes)

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4. “Exposition of John 20” by External link opens in new tab or windowFred Baltz, read by Massimo Paris (30 minutes)

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5. “The Role of Epistemology in Approaching Truth in the Shroud of Turin” by External link opens in new tab or windowCheryl White (45 minutes)

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6. “Physical Cause of Jesus’ Death” by External link opens in new tab or windowPietro Pescetelli (40 minutes)

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History of the Shroud (8-20-2017)

7. “Identifying the Tomb of Jesus for Turin Shroud Research” by External link opens in new tab or windowDean Schulz (20 minutes)

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8. “The Mandylion in Constantinople: Literary and Iconographic Sources” by External link opens in new tab or windowAlfonso Caccese, External link opens in new tab or windowEmanuela Marinelli, External link opens in new tab or windowLaura Provera, and External link opens in new tab or windowDomenico Repice (30 minutes, presented by External link opens in new tab or windowEmanuela Marinelli)

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9. “Who Saw the Mandylion and What was its Size?” by External link opens in new tab or windowMario Latendresse (30 minutes)

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10. “Geoffrey de Charny’s Acquisition of the Shroud of Turin: Texts, Fictions, and Forgeries” by External link opens in new tab or windowJack Markwardt (60 minutes)

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11. “The Holy Shroud and Othon de La Roche: notes for a working hypothesis on the “Missing Years” (1204-1356)” by External link opens in new tab or windowAlessandro Piana, read by Michela Marinelli (35 minutes, presented by Michela Marinelli)

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12. “There is no Evidence that Othon de la Roche Acquired the Shroud of Turin” by External link opens in new tab or windowMario Lantendresse (35 minutes)

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13. “The Shroud of Turin and the Sainte-Chapelle of Paris” by External link opens in new tab or windowMario Latendresse (45 minutes)

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14. “The image of Edessa included the whole body but only its empty reliquary arrived at Paris” by External link opens in new tab or windowCesar Barta and External link opens in new tab or windowJorge Manuel Rodriguez Almenar (30 minutes, presented by External link opens in new tab or windowCesar Barta)

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15. “The Simony Theory: The Passage of the Shroud of Turin from Constantinople to Lirey” by External link opens in new tab or windowJack Markwardt (30 minutes)

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16. “Avignon and the Shroud of Turin: Authenticity Confirmed” by External link opens in new tab or windowJack Markwardt (30 minutes)

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17. Panel Discussion on History (45 minutes)

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18. “Uncovering the Frailties of Ecclesiastical Authorities in the Holy Shroud Guild Archives” by External link opens in new tab or windowGiorgio Bracaglia (30 minutes)

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Science of the Shroud (8-21-2017)

19. “Pollens on the Shroud of Turin and the Sudarium of Oviedo” by External link opens in new tab or windowMarzia Boi and Alfonso Sanchez Hermosilla (35 minutes, presented by External link opens in new tab or windowCesar Barta)

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20. “Uncovering the Sources of DNA Found on the Shroud of Turin” by External link opens in new tab or windowGianni Barcaccia (35 minutes)

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21. “Use of the VP-8 Image Analyzer with a photograph of the Shroud of Turin exhibiting 3D results” by External link opens in new tab or windowJanis Winchester (20 minutes)

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22. “The “Other Images” on the Shroud of Turin” by External link opens in new tab or windowPaolo Di Lazzaro and External link opens in new tab or windowDaniele Murra (30 minutes, presented by External link opens in new tab or windowPaolo Di Lazzaro)

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Dating of the Shroud (8-21-2017)

23. “Numismatic dating of the Turin Shroud through the analysis of Byzantine coins” by External link opens in new tab or windowGiulio Fanti (45 minutes)

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24. “Hypothesis of face-cloth wrapping of the Turin Shroud Man: experimental and numerical results” by Matteo Bevilacqua, Gianmaria Concheri, Stefano Concheri, External link opens in new tab or windowGiulio Fanti and Sergio Rodella (5 minutes, presented by External link opens in new tab or windowGiulio Fanti)

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25. “Politics of the Shroud C-14 Dating” by External link opens in new tab or windowJoe Marino (60 minutes)

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26. “Invisible Reweave on the Shroud: Evidence For” by External link opens in new tab or windowJoe Marino (30 minutes)

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27. “Was the Shroud of Turin Invisibly Rewoven with Foreign Material at the Radiocarbon Site to Match the Rest of the Cloth?” by External link opens in new tab or windowMark Antonacci (20 minutes)

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28. “Dating Techniques other than Carbon Dating” by External link opens in new tab or windowGiulio Fanti (40 minutes)

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29. “Statistical Analysis of the 1988 Carbon dating” by External link opens in new tab or windowBob Rucker (40 minutes)

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30. “The Neutron Absorption Hypothesis” by External link opens in new tab or windowBob Rucker (35 minutes)

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31. “Art, Icon, or Relic” by External link opens in new tab or windowRuss Breault (90 minutes)

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32. Panel Discussion on Science and Dating (45 minutes)

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Image Formation on the Shroud (8-22-2017)

33. “Image Characteristics” by External link opens in new tab or windowGiulio Fanti (25 minutes)

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34. “Investigating the Color of the Blood on the Shroud of Turin” by External link opens in new tab or windowPaolo Di Lazzaro, External link opens in new tab or windowA. Di Lascio, External link opens in new tab or windowP. Iacomussi, External link opens in new tab or windowM. Missori, and External link opens in new tab or windowD. Murra (15 minutes, presented by External link opens in new tab or windowPaolo Di Lazzaro)

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35. “Chemistry of the Image Imprinting Process” by External link opens in new tab or windowJose Carlos Godinez (30 minutes)

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36. “Naturalistic Processes for Image Formation” by External link opens in new tab or windowMark Antonacci (15 minutes)

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37. “Role of Radiation in Image Formation” by External link opens in new tab or windowBob Rucker (45 minutes)

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38. “Critical Analysis about the Radiation Direction in the Formation of the Shroud of Turin Image” by R. Campion and External link opens in new tab or windowGiulio Fanti (25 minutes, presented by External link opens in new tab or windowGiulio Fanti)

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39. “Characteristics of the Image and Its Formation” by External link opens in new tab or windowGiuseppe Baldacchini (30 minutes)

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40. “A Geometric Mechanism for the Image Formation on the Shroud of Turin” by External link opens in new tab or windowMario Latendresse (30 minutes)

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41. “Linen Coloration by Pulsed Radiation, A Review” by External link opens in new tab or windowPaolo Di Lazzaro and External link opens in new tab or windowDaniele Murra (30 minutes, presented by External link opens in new tab or windowPaolo Di Lazzaro)

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42. “Chromosome acting as loop antenna matches wavelength for colorization of Shroud of Turin” by External link opens in new tab or windowTony Fleming (20 minutes)

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43. "Image Formation by Conona Discharge" by External link opens in new tab or windowGiulio Fanti (40 minutes)

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44. “Experimental Effects of Coronal Discharges on Linen” by External link opens in new tab or windowMichael Schaffer (15 minutes)

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45. “Free Electron Model of Image Formation on Shroud of Turin” by External link opens in new tab or windowChuck Rogers (30 minutes)

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46. “Image Formation by Protons” by External link opens in new tab or windowArthur Lind (30 minutes)

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47. “Evidence for Image Formation by a Cloth Collapse Model” by External link opens in new tab or windowMark Antonacci (30 minutes)

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48. “Problems with the Cloth Collapse Hypothesis for Image Formation” by External link opens in new tab or windowBob Rucker (15 minutes)

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49. “Do we really need new evidence and arguments about the Turin Shroud?” by External link opens in new tab or windowTristan Casabianca (20 minutes)

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50. Panel discussion on image formation (45 minutes)

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51. “Where are We Now and Where do we go from Here?” by External link opens in new tab or windowMark Antonacci (20 minutes)

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52. “A Robust Statistical Analysis of the 1988 Turin Shroud Radiocarbon Dating Results” by M. Riani, A.C. Atkinson, External link opens in new tab or windowG. Fanti, and F. Crosilla (40 minute video)

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This video was made to be shown at the ICST-2017 conference but unfortunately was not shown because the required equipment was not available. It is included here as presentation #52.