Shroud of Turin Conference 2017

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Photos from the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP) testing on the Shroud in 1978:​

Below are negatives of the front and

back images on the Shroud of Turin.

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Below is a positive of the front

image on the Shroud of Turin.

Seeking Solutions to the Mysteries of the Shroud

Program for the Shroud of Turin Conference

Below is a negative of the face on the Shroud of Turin, taken by Giuseppe Enri in 1931.

  Shroud of Turin​​ Conference 2017

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​            The conference on the Shroud of Turin will be held in the TRAC center in Pasco, Washington, US, starting on Wednesday evening (July 19 of 2017) and all day Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (July 20 to 22 of 2017).  This conference will consist of PowerPoint presentations on recent and previous research on the Shroud of Turin.  As currently planned, it will include 33 individuals making 52 presentations, as well as three panel discussions, for a total of 36 hours of information and discussion.  The conference is international in scope as presenters will be coming from the US, Italy, Spain, France, Australia, etc.  A major purpose of the conference is to promote research on the Shroud, so this issue will be raised frequently during the conference.  An overview of the conference as it is currently planned is the following:


Wednesday Evening, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, July 19, 2017, Introduction and Summary of Research on the Shroud
Thursday 7:45 am to 9:30 pm, July 20, 2017, Preliminary Issues & History of the Shroud
Friday, 7:45 am to 9:30 pm, July 21, 2017, Science & Dating of the Shroud 
Saturday, 7:45 am to 9:30 pm, July 22, 2017, Sudarium Studies & Image Formation on the Shroud

The following is the current status of the program for this conference.  It is expected that there may be changes by the time of the conference.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Introduction and Summary

Registration (10:00 am - 10:00 pm)
Overview of the Shroud, 60 min. by Robert Siefker
CSI Jerusalem, Case of the Missing Body, 90 min. by Russ Breault


Thursday, July 20, 2017, Preliminary Issues & History

Opening remarks, 15 min. by Russ Breault
The Crown of Thorns:  The Paradoxical Lordship of the King of Kings, 25 min. by Andrew Dalton
Exposition of John 20, 30 min. by Fred Baltz
1 John 5:6-8: The Shroud of Turin in the New Testament, 25 min. by William Mayor
Identifying the Tomb of Jesus for Turin Shroud Research, 20 min. by Dean Schulz
The Epistemologies of Faith and Science: Methods of Approaching Truth in the Shroud of Turin, 45 min. by Cheryl White
Physical Cause of Jesus' Death, 40 min. by Pietro Pescetelli
Uncovering the Frailties of Ecclesiastical Authorities in the Holy Shroud Guild Archives, 30 min. by Giorgio Bracaglia
The Mandylion in Constantinople: Literary Sources, 15 min. by Emanuela Marinelli and Laura Provera
The Mandylion in Constantinople: Iconographic Sources, 15 min. by Alfonso Caccese and Domenico Repice.  Read by Michela Marinelli.
Who Saw the Mandylion and What was its Size?  30 min. by Mario Latendresse
There is no Evidence that Othon de la Roche Acquired the Shroud of Turin, 35 min. by Mario Latendresse
The Holy Shroud and Othon de La Roche: notes for a working hypothesis on the “Missing Years” (1204-1356), 35 min. by Alessandro Piana
Geoffrey de Charny's Acquisition of the Shroud of Turin: Texts, Fictions, and Forgeries, 60 min. by Jack Markwardt
The Shroud of Turin and the Sainte-Chapelle of Paris, 45 min. by Mario Latendresse
The image of Edessa included the whole body but only its empty reliquary arrived at Paris, 30 min. by Cesar Barta
Avignon and the Shroud of Turin: Authenticity Confirmed, 60 min. by Jack Markwardt
Panel discussion regarding the day’s presentations, 30 min.

Friday, July 21, 2017, Science & Dating of the Shroud

Opening remarks, 15 min. by Russ Breault
Adhesion force and AFM measurements on treated samples, 25 min. by Piero Iacazio
Immunological and Molecular Characterization of the Shroud of Turin Bloodstains, 45 min. by Kelly Kearse
Sources of DNA on the Shroud, 35 min. by Gianni Barcaccia
Use of an Electron Microscope on a Sample from the Face of the Turin Shroud, 40 min. by Gerard Lucotte
The “Other Images” on the Shroud of Turin, 30 min. by Paolo Di Lazzaro and Daniele Murra
Use of the VP-8 Imaging System from a photograph of the Shroud of Turin exhibiting 3D results, 20 min. by Janis Winchester
Numismatic dating of the Turin Shroud through the analysis of Byzantine coins, 45 min. by Giulio Fanti
Politics of the Shroud C-14 Dating, 60 min. by Joe Marino
Invisible Reweave on the Shroud: Evidence For, 30 min. by Joe Marino
Was the Shroud of Turin Invisibly Rewoven With Foreign Material at the Radiocarbon Site to Match the Rest of the Cloth?, 20 min. by Mark Antonacci
Statistical Analysis of the 1988 Carbon dating, 40 min. by Robert Rucker
Regression Analysis with Partially Labelled Regressors: Carbon Dating of the Shroud of Turin, 30 min., video of Marco Riani, A. C. Atkinson, and Giulio Fanti
The Neutron Absorption Hypothesis, 35 min. by Robert Rucker
Dating Techniques other than Carbon Dating, 40 min. by Giulio Fanti
Hypothesis of face-cloth wrapping of the Turin Shroud Man: experimental and numerical results, 5 min. by Gianmaria Concheri, Giulio Fanti and Sergio Rodella
Seeking the Truth about the Shroud:  Investigations on Possible Age and Image Formation, 40 min. by Piero Iacazio
Panel discussion regarding the day’s presentations, 45 min.

Saturday, July 22, 2017, Sudarium Studies & Image Formation on the Shroud

Opening remarks, 15 min. by Russ Breault
Pollens on the Shroud and the Sudarium of Oviedo, 35 min. by Marzia Boi
Explaining the Color of the Blood on the Shroud, 15 min. by Paolo Di Lazzaro, A. Di Lascio, P. Iacomussi, M. Missori, and D. Murra
Characteristics of the Image and Its Formation, 30 min. by Giuseppe Baldacchini, read by TBD
Image Characteristics, 25 min. by Giulio Fanti
Chemistry of the Image Imprinting Process, 30 min. by Jose Carlos Godinez
Naturalistic Processes for Image Formation, 15 min. by Mark Antonacci
A Geometric Mechanism for the Image Formation on the Shroud of Turin, 30 min. by Mario Latendresse
Role of Radiation in Image Formation, 45 min. by Robert Rucker
Linen Coloration by Pulsed Radiation, A Review, 30 min. by Paolo Di Lazzaro and Daniele Murra
Image Formation by Corona Discharge, 40 min. by Giulio Fanti
Critical Analysis about the Radiation Direction in the Formation of the Shroud of Turin Image, 25 min. by R. Campion and Giulio Fanti
Experimental Effects of Coronal Discharge on Linen, 20 min. by Michael Schaffer
Free Electron Model of Image Formation on Shroud of Turin, 30 min. by Chuck Rogers
Chromosome acting as loop antenna matches wavelength for colorization of Shroud of Turin, 20 min. by Tony Fleming
Image Formation by Charged Nuclear Particles, 30 min. by Arthur Lind
Evidence for Image Formation by a Cloth Collapse Model, 30 min. by Mark Antonacci
Problems with the Cloth Collapse Hypothesis for Image Formation, 15 min. by Robert Rucker
Do we really need new evidence and arguments about the Turin Shroud?, 20 min. by Tristan Casabianca
Panel discussion regarding the day’s presentations, 45 min.
Where are We Now, and Where do we go from Here?  20 min. by Mark Antonacci