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 conference 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 here and include a list of presentations made by each author or presenter.


This page contains the 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 Robert 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 Russ Breault (90 minutes)

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3. “The Crown of Thorns: The Paradoxical Lordship of the King of Kings” by Andrew Dalton (25 minutes)

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4. “Exposition of John 20” by Fred 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 Cheryl White (45 minutes)

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6. “Physical Cause of Jesus’ Death” by Pietro 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 Dean Schulz (20 minutes)

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8. “The Mandylion in Constantinople: Literary and Iconographic Sources” by Alfonso Caccese, Emanuela Marinelli, Laura Provera, and Domenico Repice (30 minutes, presented by Emanuela Marinelli)

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9. “Who Saw the Mandylion and What was its Size?” by Mario Latendresse (30 minutes)

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10. “Geoffrey de Charny’s Acquisition of the Shroud of Turin: Texts, Fictions, and Forgeries” by Jack 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 Alessandro 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 Mario Lantendresse (35 minutes)

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13. “The Shroud of Turin and the Sainte-Chapelle of Paris” by Mario 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 Cesar Barta and Jorge Manuel Rodriguez Almenar (30 minutes, presented by Cesar Barta)

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15. “The Simony Theory: The Passage of the Shroud of Turin from Constantinople to Lirey” by Jack Markwardt (30 minutes)

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16. “Avignon and the Shroud of Turin: Authenticity Confirmed” by Jack 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 Giorgio 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 Marzia Boi and Alfonso Sanchez Hermosilla (35 minutes, presented by Cesar Barta)

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20. “Uncovering the Sources of DNA Found on the Shroud of Turin” by Gianni 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 Janis Winchester (20 minutes)

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22. “The “Other Images” on the Shroud of Turin” by Paolo Di Lazzaro and Daniele Murra (30 minutes, presented by Paolo 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 Giulio 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, Giulio Fanti and Sergio Rodella (5 minutes, presented by Giulio Fanti)

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25. “Politics of the Shroud C-14 Dating” by Joe Marino (60 minutes)

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26. “Invisible Reweave on the Shroud: Evidence For” by Joe 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 Mark Antonacci (20 minutes)

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28. “Dating Techniques other than Carbon Dating” by Giulio Fanti (40 minutes)

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29. “Statistical Analysis of the 1988 Carbon dating” by Bob Rucker (40 minutes)

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30. “The Neutron Absorption Hypothesis” by Bob Rucker (35 minutes)

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31. “Art, Icon, or Relic” by Russ 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 Giulio Fanti (25 minutes)

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34. “Investigating the Color of the Blood on the Shroud of Turin” by Paolo Di Lazzaro, A. Di Lascio, P. Iacomussi, M. Missori, and D. Murra (15 minutes, presented by Paolo Di Lazzaro)

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35. “Chemistry of the Image Imprinting Process” by Jose Carlos Godinez (30 minutes)

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36. “Naturalistic Processes for Image Formation” by Mark Antonacci (15 minutes)

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37. “Role of Radiation in Image Formation” by Bob 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 Giulio Fanti (25 minutes, presented by Giulio Fanti)

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39. “Characteristics of the Image and Its Formation” by Giuseppe Baldacchini (30 minutes)

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40. “A Geometric Mechanism for the Image Formation on the Shroud of Turin” by Mario Latendresse (30 minutes)

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41. “Linen Coloration by Pulsed Radiation, A Review” by Paolo Di Lazzaro and Daniele Murra (30 minutes, presented by Paolo Di Lazzaro)

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42. “Chromosome acting as loop antenna matches wavelength for colorization of Shroud of Turin” by Tony Fleming (20 minutes)

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43. "Image Formation by Conona Discharge" by Giulio Fanti (40 minutes)

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44. “Experimental Effects of Coronal Discharges on Linen” by Michael Schaffer (15 minutes)

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45. “Free Electron Model of Image Formation on Shroud of Turin” by Chuck Rogers (30 minutes)

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46. “Image Formation by Protons” by Arthur Lind (30 minutes)

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47. “Evidence for Image Formation by a Cloth Collapse Model” by Mark Antonacci (30 minutes)

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48. “Problems with the Cloth Collapse Hypothesis for Image Formation” by Bob Rucker (15 minutes)

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49. “Do we really need new evidence and arguments about the Turin Shroud?” by Tristan 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 Mark 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, G. 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.