On August 14-17, 2008, an international conference, "The Shroud of Turin - Perspectives on a Multifaceted Enigma," was held at the Blackwell Hotel at Ohio State University. Organized by Joe Marino and Sue Benford and sponsored by the Shroud Science Group (SSG), the conference was dedicated to the late Raymond Rogers, STURP chemist, and his important contributions to Shroud research, and in part to commemorate the 30th anniversary of STURP's 1978 scientific examination of the Shroud. The conference attracted more than 85 attendees from Australia, Canada, France, Israel, Italy, Japan, Panama, Spain and the United States and included approximately 40 presentations and open forum discussions.
Prof. Giulio Fanti of the University of Padua undertook the difficult task of editing and compiling a printed Proceedings of the event. The 8 1/8" x 11½" (20.7 cm x 29.2 cm) book contains 478 pages and includes all the papers presented at the conference, hundreds of photographs, program notes and additional information. Two DVDs of the conference are included with book. Copies are available at the shroud.com Website Store for US$39.00, plus US$11.00 for USPS Priority Mail shipping & handling.