1) Australia ICOMOS Intern to US ICOMOS
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Friday 23 January 2009
2) World Heritage Day VICOMITES Tour
3) Keep Australia Beautiful's Tidy Towns Program celebrates its
40th Birthday in 2009
4) China Australian Connections - a forum on historic architect
William Hardy Wilson and Chinese architecture
5) News from the Ename Centre
6) Speak out in 2009! - Australia ICOMOS Canberra Talk Series
7) 5th Annual Ename International Colloquium - deadline for
submission of abstracts extended till Friday 30 January 2009
8) Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage review
9) National and Commonwealth Heritage Lists Statutory Report 1
January 2004 - 30 June 2008
10) Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts: Media
Nobbys design needs no further assessment
11) Getty Urban Conservation Survey
12) Introducing ''African Journal of History and Culture"
1) Australia ICOMOS Intern to US
Members of Australia ICOMOS are invited to apply for nomination by
the AI Executive Committee to the US ICOMOS Summer Intern Program.
US ICOMOS will only consider an Australian candidate for the internship
who has been nominated by the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat.
Applications must be submitted through the Australia ICOMOS
Members must be full members of AI, aged between 25 and 35 years and have
appropriate credentials. Other conditions and criteria apply and
these can be obtained from Timothy Hubbard, the Executive Committee
member responsible for the liaising with US ICOMOS about the
Program. He can be contacted by phone on (03) 5568 2623 and by
email@example.com. Information about the 2008
Program can be obtained from the US ICOMOS web site at
The Executive Committee must make its recommendation to US ICOMOS by
early February 2008. Any Australia ICOMOS member who is interested
in participating in the Program should lodge an expression of interest,
addressed to Timothy Hubbard at the Secretariat by Monday 2 February
2009. The US ICOMOS closing date for applications is late
January 2009. All applicants will be notified by the Australia
ICOMOS Secretariat on the outcome of their application.
On completion of the US ICOMOS internship, the successful applicant must
provide a report (written, electronic or formal presentation) to the
Australia ICOMOS Secretariat discussing their experience and how the
internship contributed to their professional development, and in
particular how they consider the experience will assist them in
contributing to the conservation of Australia's cultural heritage.
PLEASE NOTE: The Australian candidate for this internship must
be recommended by the Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee/Secretariat -
please do not apply directly to US ICOMOS.
2) World Heritage Day VICOMITES
A special two-day tour of the fortifications around Port Phillip Heads is
being arranged for Victorian members of Australia ICOMOS to celebrate
World Heritage Day on Saturday 18 April 2009. The tour will start
at 9.00 am from Queenscliff, travel to South Channel Fort by charter boat
and then on to Portsea for a picnic lunch and to visit Point Nepean
Marine National Park, returning to Queenscliff late on Saturday
afternoon. There will be some socializing on Saturday night.
On Sunday morning, we will have a detailed tour of Fort Queenscliffe
before a quick look at Point Lonsdale. The tour will finish early
on Sunday afternoon allowing people to travel home. We also expect
to have some special social events and a lecture on the Guns and
Cannon of south-west Victoria given by Jane Ainsworth, one of the
Australian members of IcoFort, the ICOMOS ISC which deals with military
South Channel Fort is one of the most significant and interesting
military sites in Australia with important international
connections. It is very difficult to access. Expert
interpretation will be available. This is a rare opportunity.
The tour is a result of research into the fortifications at Warrnambool,
Port Fairy and Portland. A second tour of those fortifications may
follow later in the year.
Places are strictly limited and, because the charter boat must be booked
and confirmed soon, anyone who is interested should register their
interest with Timothy Hubbard by email on
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on (03) 5568 2623 as soon
as possible. The cost of the boat hire is about $120 per
person. Other costs will include some food and incidentals.
People will be responsible for their own accommodation and evening meals
although group reservations will be made at a Queenscliff motel and
restaurants on Friday and Saturday nights.
3) Keep Australia Beautiful's Tidy
Towns Program celebrates its 40th Birthday in 2009
ICOMOS members are invited to join the City of Bunbury (1969 State Tidy
Town Winners) for the historic launch of the 2009 Tidy Towns' program in
Western Australia, now in its fortieth year. The Hon Donna Faragher,
Minister for the Environment will launch the event on Friday 13 February,
from 2.30 to 4.30pm (including afternoon tea). RSVP (essential) to
Sherilee Macready by Friday 6 February. Telephone: 08 6467 5132 or email:
Nationally about 90,000 people contributed 150 million dollars' worth of
volunteer labour to the Tidy Town-Sustainable Communities award program
in 2008. The Keep Australia Beautiful program aims to attract and reward
rural communities that put significant work into projects which support
and encourage sustainable living and protection of the natural and
cultural values of their environment for this and future generations.
Many rural groups don't realise that the community projects they are
already engaged in can be recognised as Tidy Towns projects, making them
eligible for an award. So many communities are already doing amazing
things to create greater sustainability and all regional, remote and
rural communities are encouraged to get involved in the 2009 Tidy Towns
program to make it one of the biggest ever. Further information is
available online at:
4) China Australian Connections -
a forum on historic architect William Hardy Wilson and Chinese
Government House-Sydney and Eryldene - Gordon
Saturday February 7 2009
10am - 5:30pm
As part of the Chinese new year celebrations Government House will host a
special one day forum that studies how William Hardy Wilsons love and
knowledge of Chinese culture, left a remarkable legacy on Australian
Howard Tanner, whose firm Tanner Architects has won more than 30 state,
national and international awards, will examine the work of this
Australian visionary architect, artist and educator and Anne Warr author
and Australian architect currently a resident of Shanghai will bring the
focus on what is happening in contemporary architecture in China
In the afternoon, we travel by coach to Eryldene, home built in 1914 by
Hardy Wilson for Professor EG Waterhouse. Following lunch, specialist
scholars will tour the house, teahouse and garden and discuss Hardy
Wilson's and Waterhouse's passion for Chinese art, architecture,
philosophy and plants.
$75.00 and $65 concession and HHT members
Morning session - Government House
Afternoon session - Eryldene
Dr James Broadbent
Dr Zeny Edwards
About Historic Houses Trust
The Historic Houses Trust is a statutory authority within the
Department of Arts Sports and Recreation. It is one of the largest state
museums in Australia and is entrusted with the care of key historic
buildings and sites in New South Wales.
HHT was established in 1980 to run Vaucluse House and Elizabeth Bay House
and has now grown to manage 14 diverse sites and properties including
houses, public buildings, a farm, gardens, parklands, a beach and urban
spaces. The HHT holds extensive collections in each of its properties and
conducts a dynamic range of programs and activities attracting over two
million visitors to our houses and museums each year.
Author, Anne Warr is an architect, academic and founder member of
Explore Shanghai Heritage. Anne is China Director of AJ+C Architecture
Consulting, based in China. She is a resident of Shanghai and
recently authored a walking guide to Shanghai Architecture.
Dr Zeny Edwards
Architectural historian Dr Zeny Edwards is the current President of
the NSW National Trust. She is also the curator of the S.H.Irvin
exhibition Yin-Yang, China in Australia and has written extensively about
William Hardy Wilson and Eryldene.
Howard Tanner's firm Tanner Architects has won more than 30 state,
national and international awards for the outstanding quality of their
architectural projects. Howard has lectured extensively on architectural
and urban design in Australia and overseas and has published widely on
the Australian historic architecture and gardens. He is currently the
president of the Australian Institute of Architects national Council and
chair of the Historic Houses Trust Foundation.
5) News from the Ename Centre
To view the latest news from the Ename Centre, visit
6) Speak out in 2009! - Australia
ICOMOS Canberra Talk Series
Would you like to give a talk on some interesting heritage topic
to the Canberra membership during 2009?
Every few months Australia ICOMOS organises a talk in Canberra on a
heritage subject which might be of interest to members and others.
The talks so far have been as simple as a slide show about an exotic
heritage place through to presentations about more weighty methodological
issues. We are in the process of working out the talks program for
2009 and are looking for proposals.
If you have a topic you would like to talk about, please contact Duncan
email@example.com with any
7) 5th Annual Ename International
Colloquium - deadline for submission of abstracts extended till Friday
30 January 2009
The Province of East-Flanders, the Flanders Marine Institute, the
Flemish Heritage Institute,
Stony Brook University, NY, and the Ename Center for Public Archaeology
and Heritage Presentation, are pleased to announce a first call for
papers for the:
5th Annual Ename International Colloquium
18 - 20 March 2009 in Ghent and Ostend, Belgium
CLIMATES OF HERITAGE CONSERVATION:
Responding to the Challenge of Global Climate Change through Public
Engagement and Social Innovation
Since 2005, UNESCO has been challenging cultural heritage organizations
to take account of global climate change in their conservation mission as
well as their methods. In particular, UNESCO has encouraged such
organizations to work more closely with ecological organizations and also
to assume a greater level of activism toward the public.
These recommendations dovetail with the accepted international approach
to involve the community in a sustainable heritage conservation and
presentation policy as they are formulated in guidelines and charters
such as the Faro Convention of the Council of Europe or the ICOMOS Ename
What is not clear however, is how the issue of Global Climate Change
affects the wider contexts and settings that are part of a long-term
heritage conservation programme or the public awareness and engagement
regarding heritage. Some organizations may find their level of
effectiveness reduced as they attempt to take on tasks that lie beyond
their expertise. Others will find new forms of public engagement and
garner greater public support for their work.
While the impacts of Global Climate Change are several, this three-day
colloquium will focus on those of immediate and obvious significance to
the Low Countries, namely rising sea levels and increased river flooding.
Papers presented will provide comparative experiences from diverse
nations in all the world's regions that are subject to these threats as
they impact cultural heritage. It is understood that cultural heritage
here refers not simply to monumental sites or cultural landscapes, but
also to the intangible heritage that is so much at risk. Among the
questions to be asked are the following:
- What have been the
experiences with cultural sites or landscapes in diverse settings with
rising sea levels and/or river flooding?
- What have been the
responses of cultural heritage organizations and how have they
coordinated with other organizations active in the defence or relief
- Can heritage
conservation and interpretation programmes learn from ecological
approaches and vice versa or is there a danger that cultural heritage
preservation will become subsumed by the attention given to ecological
- In what way does Global
Climate Change alter heritage conservation programmes or how does it
affect the interpretation and presentation of cultural heritage sites?
- How can cultural
heritage professionals respond pro-actively to the global threat of
- What does it mean for
heritage organizations to engage in broader social advocacy in the light
of Global Climate Change?
- Is Global Climate
Change only a threat for heritage conservation policies or does it also
provide new opportunities?
We are therefore seeking innovative contributions from heritage
administrators, archaeologists, historians, cultural economists,
educators, cultural policy specialists and practitioners under the
following four topics:
1. Actual Site Impacts and Predictions due
to Global Climate Change
2. Attitudes and Responses from heritage
organizations towards Global Climate Change
3. Climate Change, Cultural Tourism, and
4. Widening Public Engagement and Forging
Abstracts for poster presentations, short papers (10 min.) and research
papers (20 min.) on these themes will be accepted until 30 January
2009. They should be a maximum of 300 words, in English, sent either
by fax to +32-55-303-519 or by email to Willem Derde at
. Authors should include full contact information (name, institutional
affiliation, mailing address, phone, fax and e-mail address).
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 15 February 2009.
For questions or requests for additional information, please visit our
website www.enamecenter.org or
contact Eva Roels at
8) Protection of Movable Cultural
The Australian Government is reviewing legislation governing
objects of cultural heritage significance. Public submissions regarding
the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 and
regulations are welcome until 6 March 2009.
Further information on the review process is available on the website at:
9) National and Commonwealth
Heritage Lists Statutory Report 1 January 2004 - 30 June 2008
The first review and report on the National and Commonwealth Heritage
Lists is available at
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts: Media
Nobbys design needs no further assessment
A resubmitted proposal to develop Nobbys Headland at Newcastle
will not need to undergo a formal federal environmental assessment,
Environment Minister, Peter Garrett announced today.
"After looking at the new design to develop Nobbys Headland, I am
satisfied that it will not impact on the Commonwealth heritage-listed
lighthouse and therefore does not need to undergo further federal
environmental assessment," he said.
Mr Garrett refused an earlier development proposal of the site in May
2008 after finding it would have an adverse affect on the Commonwealth
heritage values of Nobbys Lighthouse.
However, he said the latest proposal had removed significant elements of
the earlier design.
"The main difference with the new design is that it no longer features
the glass restaurant surrounding a large area of the lighthouse which was
going to impact on its heritage values.
"As I said last year when I refused the proposal, I am not against
development of sites such as Nobbys, however, it's important that any
development of this site doesn't compromise the heritage values of the
"I'm very pleased that the proponent was able to come up with a design
that will still allow those specific features to remain intact."
The proposal will now require Council and state approvals before
construction can begin.
Media contact: Kate Pasterfield 0437 965 071
11) Getty Urban Conservation
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) is currently engaged in an effort
to expand our focus on Historic Urban Settlements and Cities. As
part of our research, we are asking for your participation in a survey
that will help us to identify the priority issues facing the leaders and
professionals involved in the conservation of historic urban areas.
If you have already filled out the survey, thank you very much for your
time and attention. If not, we would very much appreciate your
input and assistance with this project.
As urbanization and development continue, the treatment of this urban
fabric is of increasing global concern. Your expertise and
experience working in a historic urban environment will provide valuable
feedback for this important project. You can access the survey at:
feel free to forward the survey to any of your associates that you think
may be able to contribute to our research.
Thank you very much for your time and input. Please feel free to
Caroline Cheong at
firstname.lastname@example.org for any
questions or concerns.
12) Introducing ''African Journal
of History and Culture"
The African Journal of History and Culture (AJHC) is a
multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal published that will be monthly by
http://www.academicjournals.org/AJHC). AJHC is dedicated to
increasing the depth of the subject across disciplines with the ultimate
aim of expanding knowledge of the subject.
Editors and reviewers
AJHC is seeking qualified researchers to join its editorial team as
editors, subeditors or reviewers. Kindly send your resume to
Call for Papers
AJHC will cover all areas of the subject. The journal welcomes the
submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance
and scientific excellence, and will publish:
- Original articles in
basic and applied research
- Case studies
- Critical reviews,
surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays
We invite you to submit your manuscript(s) to
publication in the Maiden Issue (April 2009). Our objective is to inform
authors of the decision on their manuscript(s) within four weeks of
submission. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in
the next issue. Instruction for authors and other details are available
on our website;
AJHC is an Open Access Journal
One key request of researchers across the world is unrestricted
access to research publications. Open access gives a worldwide audience
larger than that of any subscription-based journal and thus increases the
visibility and impact of published works. It also enhances indexing,
retrieval power and eliminates the need for permissions to reproduce and
distribute content. AJHC is fully committed to the Open Access Initiative
and will provide free access to all articles as soon as they are
African Journal of History and Culture (AJHC)
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