There are many benefits in joining ICOMOS – not only the fantastic people you will meet, but membership of Australia ICOMOS brings discounts at ICOMOS functions, at many conferences in Australia and internationally and on ICOMOS publications. The E-mail News provides a weekly bulletin board of information and events in Australia and overseas, including state-based events, conferences and site visits, as well as information on heritage publications, funding and grant opportunities, course details and job offers. Members also receive a number of issues annually of the Australia ICOMOS refereed journal Historic Environment. For all Full Members (including Young Professionals), the ICOMOS members’ card gives free or reduced-rate entry to many historic and cultural sites.
Australia ICOMOS welcomes new members in all the available membership categories, and particularly encourages students and young cultural heritage graduates to apply for membership. For further information go to the Membership page of the Australia ICOMOS website.
2018 US/ICOMOS Internship Program – you must be a member to apply
US/ICOMOS offers an international Summer Internship each year. Applications can be made by individuals who are either Full or Associate members of Australia ICOMOS and while there are no age restrictions, the program is designed for those nearing the end of their graduate programs (usually 2nd-year students) or individuals who have been working professionally for 1-3 years. Those who are eligible must apply for the program via Australia ICOMOS. The program runs annually for three months, usually between June and August.
The timing of the Call for Participants usually occurs late in the year, and often after the final annual meeting of the Executive Committee. Thus, we are inviting individuals who are interested in applying for the 2018 US/ICOMOS Internship Program to apply for Australia ICOMOS membership now – please note that Australia ICOMOS membership is a prerequisite for US/ICOMOS internship applications.
Individuals who are considering applying for Australia ICOMOS membership for the sole purpose of being eligible for the 2018 US/ICOMOS Internship Program should first read the Internship Program Overview information; note that the selection process for the US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program is highly competitive; less than one in five applications is successful.
Membership applications are only considered at meetings of the Executive Committee – in order for your application to be considered at the August 2017 Executive Committee meeting, please apply via the online form by COB Monday 10 July 2017.
If further information is required, email the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat.
Associate Professor Judy Birmingham, one of the founding members of the Australian Society for Historical Archaeology and historical archaeology in Australia has been awarded an AM, a Medal of the General Order of Australia, in the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Judy Birmingham was a major contributor to the inception, development, and teaching of Historical Archaeology in Australia. She was the major instigator of the first teaching course for Historical Archaeology in Australia at the University of Sydney in 1973/74. From these beginnings, Historical Archaeology (incl. Industrial Archaeology) is now taught at a number of universities in Australia, including:
* University of Sydney
* La Trobe University
* University of New England
* University of Western Australia
* Australian National University
* University of Canberra
* Flinders University
* University of Queensland
* James Cook University
Historical and Industrial Archaeology are also aspects of the practice of heritage in all states of Australia with many consultants working within these disciplinary areas. Historical Archaeology is the study of the physical remains, both above and below ground, including archaeological remains and history of Australia’s colonial and contemporary past.
Judy was also involved in the development of Australia ICOMOS and in drafting the ICOMOS Burra Charter, which continues to provide the key guiding principles for heritage in Australia. She was active in the development of the conservation and study of Industrial Archaeology as part of the Industrial Archaeology Committee, National Trust (NSW). Through these avenues she was also involved in the development of national heritage legislation leading to the establishment of the former Australian Heritage Commission, now the Australian Heritage Council. In addition, as much of Judy’s activities and those of her students were in NSW, she played an important role in gaining protection for archaeological and industrial sites under the NSW Heritage Act, 1977. These contributions were frequently made during her decades of association with the National Trust of Australia (NSW), 1969-1989.
Following her arrival from the United Kingdom in 1961, Judy was employed as a lecturer, senior lecturer and finally as associate professor at the University of Sydney until her retirement in 1996, a period of 35 years. Aside from being a key figure in establishing the discipline of Historical Archaeology in Australia and its role within Australian modern heritage practice, Judy was a central figure in establishing the Australasian (formerly Australian) Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) in 1970. This is the key society for historical archaeologists and represents and supports the research interests of members and dissemination of archaeological projects to the public.
In 2006, ‘Papers in Honour of Judy Birmingham’ was published by ASHA, as part of the regular journal publication series. Some of the articles specifically set out Judy’s background and involvement in the development of historical archaeology while others were written by her students and peers in her honour. Of particular note are:
* ‘President’s Forward’, Susan Lawrence (p. 5-6)
* ‘Judy Birmingham in conversation’, Tracy Ireland and Mary Casey (p. 7-16)
* ‘Judy in the sixties: an inspiration’, Christine Eslick and David Frankel (p. 17-18)
* ‘Historical Archaeology, Heritage and the University of Sydney’, Ian Jack (p. 19-?)
* ‘Judy Birmingham, Industrial Archaeology and the National Trust in the 1980s’, Richard Mackay and Tony Brassil (p. 25-30)
* Bibliography and positions held (p. 113-114)
Also, a number of the authors in the 2006 volume made separate acknowledgements about Judy’s contributions to their research and the discipline generally:
* Colley (p. 53)
* Casella (p. 71)
* Casey (p. 96)
* Patterson (p. 109).
The 2006 volume of Australasian Historian Archaeology includes a bibliography of Judy’s publications and list of positions held at the university and on various heritage bodies. Some of these publications are still in use today, while others were highly influential when published. In her retirement, Judy is still working on research and publication of Historical Archaeology and continues as a member of ASHA, of which she is an Honorary Life Member.
See also Judy Birmingham – service notes.
Convened by Heritage Partners: Australia ICOMOS, Canberra Archaeological Society, Canberra & District Historical Society and National Trust of Australia (ACT); venue and cost details to be advised.
‘The Politics of Heritage: the art of the possible’ asks what are the possibilities for cultural heritage in a city designed for democracy and diplomacy and political action, in a world of multiple stakeholders, where real and virtual borders transect our region and where digital technology is rewriting the rules of engagement between politicians, citizens and trusted cultural institutions.
How can we extend our understanding of the political landscape of our city; from the institutions that inhabit it, to the way politics and legislation features in heritage conservation and management. What is the role of cultural heritage management and conservation in the area of international cooperation as well as an instrument of ‘soft’ influence by states? How is the digital environment extending and enhancing experience with heritage values, not just in respect both to the processes of conservation and restoration, but in building active and engaged communities? Sub-themes are: Connecting the Dots in Heritage: gaps across statutory systems; Negotiating Outcomes for Heritage; Crossing Borders: sharing heritage objects and idea[l]s.
Call for Papers: We are seeking papers from a diverse range of viewpoints; from Aboriginal community members, heritage and museum and practitioners, educators and students, architects, archaeologists, planners, embassies, artists and community advocates that explore and examine the interactions between people, place and practice focusing on the heritage of/as/in politics, democracy and diplomacy.
To propose a paper, please submit a summary to the National Trust (ACT) by email by 7 July 2017.
Download the 2017 ACT & Region Heritage Symposium flyer.
Professor Fionn Stevenson, Head of School of Architecture at the University of Sheffield, is doing research on Housing Performance (POE – post occupancy evaluation or or BPE – building performance evaluation) and is interested in what was happening in Australia and the USA in the 19th Century.
She is looking for any information or possible contacts who might know about health officials, conservationists or building scientists who carried out any kind of monitoring studies in Australia, historically in 19th century eg. around creating sanitation laws, building regs etc.
Any individuals who can assist Professor Stevenson can contact her directly by email.
Nawi 2017 ~ Travelling our Water
Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney
8-10 November 2017
The Australian National Maritime Museum will host the second national conference on Australia’s Indigenous Watercraft Knowledge.
The museum is now calling for papers, presentations, displays, demonstrations and performances that explore, watercraft history, diversity, significance, interpretation, voyaging, current community canoe projects and waterways and sea management programs.
Nawi 2017~ Travelling our Waters brings together community, cultural leaders and educators to share, discuss and practice knowledge of the rivers, oceans and watercraft of the world’s oldest continuous living culture.
It will bring together a gathering of freshwater and saltwater watercraft communities, and those with a common interest in First Peoples’ craft, river and seagoing voyages, waterway management and environmental issues, stories and freshwater/saltwater practices.
Across Australia there is a widespread variation in type, materials and construction technologies in traditional Indigenous watercraft as well as modern waterway ranger programs. Nawi 2017 continues to build community connections and research to create a national picture of this significant area of Australia’s maritime history.
Sessions will be held on a range on subjects, the following sub themes may assist presenters in the development of their abstract. This list is a guide only. Submissions are not limited only to these topics.
- Community specific watercraft
- Watercraft history and collections
- Watercraft and art
- Community highlights, initiatives and partnerships
- Cultural management
- Climate change and the environment
- Traversing waters and navigation
- Emerging issues
Participants are invited to submit a written abstract of maximum 300 words, images, or a short description of the activity they would like to present by 28 June 2017. Abstract Proposals and queries should be sent to Donna Carstens by email.
For further information (or to join the mailing list) contact steering committee chair, Donna Carstens, Indigenous Programs Manager on (02) 9298 3741 or email Donna.
Registration details will be available on ANMM site from July 2017.
Download the NAWI 2017 Call for Abstracts.
ICOMOS’ latest Heritage@Risk publication can be downloaded from here.
The “Heritage at Risk World Report 2014–2015 on monuments and sites in danger” is the latest volume of a series of World Reports first published in 2000. From a strictly preservation-based approach this publication series offers worldwide information about the dangers that are threatening our cultural heritage, in order to provide help in the case of risks and to promote practical measures to avert or at least allay these risks.
Thank you to those of you who were able to join us for ‘Fifty Years of Friendship’, celebrating the wonderful support we have received from Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland Inc.
We enjoyed the morning and we thank our speakers Dr Catherine Lawrence, President of Alumni Friends of UQ and Mr Peter Hadgraft, Bookhouse volunteer. Your stories enriched the experience of viewing some of the important collections Alumni Friends have helped us acquire over the years.
We thank Alumni Friends for their generous gift of $50,000 to support the creation of a new teaching space in the Fryer Library. Read the full story here.
8. [NEW ITEM] Illuminate Series #2 Forum: ‘Preservation of Artisan and Rare Trade Skills – Our Collective Responsibility’ – save the date: 9 August, Carlton, VIC
Following on from their inaugural Illuminate Series Forum in May, ISS Institute invites you to attend their second FREE event featuring presentations from Fellows and experts in the heritage and conservation field. They will also be launching their new ‘National Artisans and Rare Trades Network’ at this event.
If you work in this area, are interested in learning more about why Australia needs to protect heritage skills or would like to network with like-minded individuals then come to the Illuminate Forum.
This Illuminate Forum is being held in Carlton (Victoria) on 9 August – so save this date! More information will be published in future e-newsletters.
9. [NEW ITEM] Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Developments – call for applications REMINDER
The ITCILO (part of the UN system and training arm of International Labour Organisation) is launching a call for applications for the Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development, which will take place from 16 October 2017 to 12 October 2018.
The Master is designed by the University of Turin, the Politecnico di Torino and the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO), in collaboration with the UNESCO Cultural sector and World Heritage Centre and ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property).
The Programme provides a solid foundation in cultural economics, going through the value chain of cultural tangible and intangible resources. It explores in detail the economic, social, institutional and legal considerations that govern the diverse categories of heritage, enabling the monitoring of their effectiveness. It also puts emphasis on strategic management competencies and project management for UNESCO World Heritage Sites, other UNESCO designations and any kind of cultural resources.
The Master will take place from 16 October 2017 to 12 October 2018 and is divided into three major learning cycles:
- The first cycle will be conducted through a distance learning component that will start on 16 October 2017 and will end on 19 January 2018.
- The second cycle, from 22 January 2018 to 18 May 2018, is a face-to-face learning period that will be held in Turin, Italy, at the International Training Centre of the ILO. Class attendance is compulsory for the entire period.
- The third cycle, from 21 May 2018 to 12 October 2018, will be a research and study period during which the students are expected to finalize their final project.
The deadline for applications is 30 June 2017.
10. [NEW ITEM] Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality conference, Finland, 27-29 September 2017 – more speaker information
Following the success of the conferences in Istanbul and Amsterdam, the University of Turku and Elgin & Co. are pleased to present more speakers from the Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, International Conference 2017.
HTHIC2017 will take place in Pori, Finland, on 27-29 September.
The Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality conferences invite participants to explore aspects of preservation, (re-)presentation, promotion and profit (value creation) relevant to the leading question “How can tourism destinations succeed in attracting tourists while simultaneously engaging all stakeholders in contributing to the preservation of natural and cultural heritage?”
A special theme this year will be “Narratives for a World in Transition”.
For more information visit the conference website.
Sydney Brutalism: Et tu, Brute?
Once openly supported for its architectural authenticity and desired social outcomes, the brutalist buildings of Sydney now face destruction or disfigurement by many of their patrons, including the NSW State Government. Join us for a discussion on what has happened and where to from here in this utmost of betrayals.
Speaker: GLENN HARPER
Glenn is an architect and independent researcher. A graduate of the University of Sydney, he is currently a Senior Associate and Urban Designer at PTW Architects. Awarded the NSW Board of Architects Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship in 2015, his study focused on Brutalism within Greater Sydney. Since then Glenn has continued to write on this topic and has an active Instagram Feed @brutalist_project_sydney, which contributes to the debate for the recognition of ‘recent heritage’. Earlier this year he edited the Sydney Brutalist Map, a guide by Blue Crow Media, an independent London publisher.
Date & time: Thursday 20 July 2017, 5:30pm for 6:00pm sharp
Venue: Tusculum, 3 Manning St, Potts Point NSW 2011
Cost: Students $5, Members $10, Non-members $15 all payable at Tusculum in cash at the door
RSVP: by Monday 17 July 2017 via email to Jane Vernon. Bookings are essential as places are limited
Download the AICOMOS-DOCOMOMO AUSTRALIA-AIA NSW CHAPTER SYDNEY 20 July talk flyer.
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17. Issues Paper on the Cultural Heritage Duty of Care Guidelines Review – submission deadline extended
The Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships has extended the deadline for receipt of written submissions relating to the Issues Paper on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Duty of Care Guidelines Review until Friday 16 June 2017.
For further information on the review, visit the Queensland Government website.
The Heritage Planning Working Group is a newly formed Australia ICOMOS Working Group. The need for such a group was noted by the Executive Committee in 2016 given the extensive statutory planning changes occurring throughout Australia at present, much of which has significant potential impacts for cultural heritage. The purpose of the Group is to examine planning policy and provisions and current proposed changes to this across Australia in relation to cultural heritage and its conservation; and to identify issues for heritage conservation as well as actions that could be taken by Australia ICOMOS alone, or in partnership, to address or mitigate identified issues.
The Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee is looking for members for this new group. Members of the Working Group will need to have expertise and experience with cultural heritage planning, however they do not need to be practising planners. We are also looking for broad Australian representation in the Working Group.
If you are interested in being part of this Working Group, please complete the Heritage Planning Working Group EOI – May 2017 form and email it to the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat. The closing date for EOIs is the 30 June 2017.
If you have any queries in relation to the working Group please contact Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee member, Anne McConnell by email.
The purpose of the Indigenous Heritage Reference Group is to provide advice as needed to the President and the Executive Committee on any issues that arise in relation to the conservation of Indigenous cultural heritage. Issues may relate to specific sites as in the case of Indigenous issues in World Heritage Monitoring Missions or ‘framework’ issues as in the case of preparing submissions on legislation reform.
This reference group, initially a Working Group, has existed since 1998. The Group does not hold regular meetings, but is called into action as issues arise. Members are required to have high level qualifications and/or experience in Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage.
The Indigenous Heritage Reference Group currently has eight members, but in line with Australia ICOMOS policy, the Group is seeking to refresh its membership. We are therefore interested to hear from Australia ICOMOS members who are interested in becoming new members of the Indigenous Heritage Reference Group. Please note that members will be selected based on demonstrated expertise and experience.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Indigenous Heritage Reference Group please email an EOI to the Convenor, Anne McConnell. The closing date for EOIs is the 30 June 2017.
For more information on the Indigenous Heritage Reference Group or Australia ICOMOS Reference Groups and other groups and committees more generally click here.
Runaway Convicts: Absconding Patterns in Colonial Australia
presented by Professor Hamish Maxwell- Stewart
Until recently many historians have down-played the rate of convict resistance. Recent research suggests that we might have to rethink this. Between 1824 and 1860 over 22,000 reward notices for runaway convicts were placed in the Van Diemen’s Land Government Gazette. Tens of thousands more appeared in the New South Wales equivalent. This paper uses this data to explore runaway patterns. Comparing these with other unfree societies, including slavery in the United States, it argues that convicts were highly mobile and that much of this withdrawal of labour was connected to work place resistance. This explains why the colonial state took absconding so seriously. Runaways were savagely punished, many of them ending up in penal stations like Port Arthur.
Hamish Maxwell-Stewart is a Professor of social history in the School of Humanities at the University of Tasmania. His research uses Tasmania’s colonial archives to explore intergenerational health issues and he is best known for his knowledge of convict transportation. He was awarded the Margaret Scott Award for the best book by a Tasmanian author in 2010, for his book ‘Closing Hells Gates’. He is currently collaborating with researchers at the universities of Liverpool, Sheffield, Oxford and Sussex on the ‘Digital Panopticon’ project, which is looking at the global impact of London Punishments between 1780 and 1925, as well as with Port Arthur Historic Site and the University of New England on a project to determine the effectiveness of convict labour as a tool of reform and training.
When: Thursday 22 June 2017 at 5.30pm
Where: Junior Medical Officer’s House Conference Room (rear of the house), Port Arthur Historic Site
For more information call (03) 6251 2324.
Download the ‘Runaway Convicts: Absconding Patterns in Colonial Australia’ flyer.
The ATCH (Architecture Theory Criticism History) Research Centre invites Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the Visiting Fellows Program 2018. The program welcomes Expressions of Interest from scholars with varying levels of experience who are carrying out critical research in architecture.
ATCH is located within the School of Architecture at The University of Queensland (UQ), in Brisbane, Australia. The Centre supports innovative and interdisciplinary research on the history, theory and criticism of architecture. Architecture and its place within a larger history of ideas is a strong focus within the Centre. Bringing together Postdoctoral Fellows, Research Fellows, Postgraduates and Academics from UQ’s School of Architecture, the centre offers a stimulating and rich environment for enquiry and debate. An active program of seminars, lectures, symposia, workshops and exhibitions is run throughout the year. For a full list of people, recent fellows and events please visit the ATCH website.
The Visiting Fellows Research Program supports short term residencies of one to three months for scholars to work on innovative research on the history, theory and criticism of architecture. Projects that overlap with the work of existing ATCH scholars will be favoured. The program welcomes applicants from all levels of academia but particularly encourages proposals from new and mid-career scholars. Visiting Fellowships are not open to postgraduate students.
The Visiting Fellows Research Program will provide a return airfare to Brisbane and a workspace within the centre. All Fellows will have access to UQ libraries, including the Fryer Library and Architecture and Music Library. Support for accommodation may also be available depending on the applicant’s financial circumstances.
Visiting Fellows will be required to present their research in progress in a public lecture, participate in seminars and conferences organised during their residency, and contribute to RHD events. Published outcomes of research undertaken during the Fellowship should acknowledge ATCH and the UQ School of Architecture.
While ATCH Visiting Fellows are solicited through EOIs, the Centre also directly invites Fellows to participate in the program.
Expressions of Interest should be submitted as a single PDF file and address the following items in this order:
- Name and contact details
- Title of Research Project
- Short Research Proposal including intended outcomes (500 words)
- Short Biography including details of qualifications and 2 recent publications (200 words)
- Citizenship & Employment Status. Will the applicant be on sabbatical during the course of the Fellowship?
- Is the project supported by other sources of funding?
- Is financial assistance for accommodation requested, and if so, on what grounds
- Preferred dates and duration of Fellowship in 2018
If the EOI proceeds to the second stage, the candidate will be invited to submit additional documentation, including:
- A short statement of relevance to ATCH Centre and existing members’ work
- Relation of the project to the applicant’s past and future research
- Two samples of published written work (journal articles, pieces of criticism, book chapter, chapter from a submitted PHD thesis)
- Name and contact details for 2 referees
Please note that the Australian Academic Year runs across two semesters from March to November with inter-semester breaks from late June to July and December to February.
EOIs should be submitted by email to Deborah van der Plaat by 1 July 2017. Candidates will be notified by 1 September 2017 if they have proceeded to the second stage.
For additional information please contact Centre Manager, Dr Deborah van der Plaat by email.
Over recent years when Industrial Heritage has been discussed in forums such as the ICOMOS Scientific Council, Advisory Committee or Board meetings, a range of opinions has been expressed about the position of industrial heritage within ICOMOS.
After discussions in the ICOMOS Scientific Council, members of ICOMOS Ireland were asked to explore how dialogue and policy development on matters relating to Industrial Heritage would best be facilitated within ICOMOS. The Industrial Heritage Working Group (IHWG) was established during the General Assembly in Florence to look at ways and means, including the possible development of an ISC on Industrial Heritage for ICOMOS members.
The IHWG wants to get the opinions of the ICOMOS membership. An online questionnaire has been designed with questions that mainly require a yes/no answer, and in total should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey, and we have set a time limit for completion before 24 June 2017.
Deakin University’s next Cultural Heritage Seminar will be a presentation by Tim Edensor (Manchester Metropolitan University), on “Stony Histories of Melbourne”.
In this presentation, I will discuss the material composition of Melbourne in terms of the geological resources that have been used to build the city: stone, brick, cement. The paper will identify key sources from which these materials are derived to underline that cities are always composed from matter from elsewhere, forging, dispensing with and reforging connections. An examination of building materials can testify to the politics and tensions involved in these connections at various scales – colonial, pre-colonial, global, national and regional. By drawing on historical and contemporary research, I will discuss how Melbourne’s building stone and bricks have been subject to diverse, often contesting values that have fluctuated over time.
Tim Edensor teaches cultural geography at Manchester Metropolitan University and is a visiting fellow at Melbourne University. He is the author of Tourists at the Taj (1998), National Identity, Popular Culture and Everyday Life (2002) and Industrial Ruins: Space, Aesthetics and Materiality (2005), as well as the editor of Geographies of Rhythm (2010) and co-editor of Spaces of Vernacular Creativity (2009). Tim has written extensively on national identity, tourism, industrial ruins, walking, driving and urban materiality. Minnesota University Press will publish his forthcoming book, Light and Dark, in Spring 2017. He runs a blog on light and darkness: Light Research at MMU.
Date: Wednesday 21 June
Venue: Deakin Downtown, 727 Collins St, Tower 2, Level 12
Venue Tip: Deakin’s new city centre campus is between Southern Cross Station and Docklands, on tram routes 11 and 48 (Stop D15). Entry is via Tower Two. The reception desk directs you to an escalator to a bank of lifts and Deakin Downtown is on Level 12.
Round 2 – Heritage Conservation of the Queensland Government’s Community Sustainability Action grants is now open for funding.
Grants of up to $50,000 are available for projects which seek to conserve and restore Queensland’s heritage-listed sites. Grants of up to $15,000 are also available for the preparation of new, or review of existing Conservation Management Plans.
Activities funded under the grant program may include urgent repair works, roofing, stumping, painting, point work and other similar repair works.
To receive funding, the site must be registered on the Queensland Heritage Register or on a local government heritage register.
Funding will be provided to individual owners of heritage-listed sites and organisations that are responsible for managing the sites.
Funding will also be provided to Local Government Agencies identified under Category 1 of the Remuneration Schedule of the Local Government Remuneration and Discipline Tribunal Report 2016.
Applications close 4:00pm, 20 June 2017.
More information about the grant program, including program guidelines and the application form can be found on the Queensland Government website.
For more information, email the Community Sustainability Action grants team.
The Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) invites nominations for their 2017 Australia Prizes.
The annual CHASS Australia Prizes are a great opportunity for the sector to showcase the excellent work being done in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) in Australia.
Kindly note nominations are currently open for four categories:
- Book: non-fiction – cash prize of $3,500 sponsored by Routledge >> 2017 CHASS Australia Book Prize
- Distinctive Work: an artistic performance, exhibition, film, television show, play, composition or practical contribution to Humanities/Arts/Social Sciences policy – cash prize of $3,500 sponsored by Routledge >> 2017 CHASS Australia Distinctive Work Prize
- Future Leader: an individual under 30 demonstrating leadership skills and potential in the Humanities/Arts/Social Sciences – cash prize of $2,000 sponsored by Future Leaders >> 2017 CHASS Australia Future Leader Prize
- Student: an essay, project or performance in any Humanities/Arts/Social Sciences area – $500 voucher sponsored by Co-Op >> 2017 CHASS Australia Student Prize
Nominations are open from anyone regardless of their years of training/study in the field, as long as the nominated work fits within the specified criteria.
Please note there is no nomination fee for any category, and self-nominations are welcome. Applications can be made online via the CHASS website.
This year, the Australia Prizes will be awarded on 10 October in Melbourne. If you’re interested, there are photos from last year’s event on the CHASS Facebook page and more information about past winners is available at this link.
Kindly note nominations will close at 5pm, 30 June 2017 and we strongly encourage applicants to apply early.
The scope of projects that can be nominated is broad, ranging from reports to building conservation or adaptation, and all aspects of heritage including indigenous and natural. Projects can be small or large but must be located in the ACT and have been completed within the last 3 years.
Nominations close on 7 July 2017.
Further details and nomination forms are available at the National Trust (ACT) website.
27. 19th Australasian Engineering Heritage Conference, Mildura, 9-13 October 2017 – program announced
Putting Water to Work – Steam Power, River Navigation and Water Supply
9-13 October 2017
The conference organising committee has planned an exciting program for the 19th Australasian Engineering Heritage conference.
Download the draft program here, please note it is subject to change
In addition to the conference program there is also the opportunity to explore the P.S. Melbourne Mildura Paddlesteamers at the welcome event on Monday 9 October and network at the conference dinner on Thursday 12 October. Find out more about the social program here.
A conference coach tour will take place on Friday 13 October and will visit engineering heritage sites around greater Mildura area in Victoria’s Sunraysia including lunch and tour of Chaffeys’ original Chateau Mildura winery and museum. The tour concludes at the Psyche Bend Steam Pumping station – a unique opportunity to see the historic Chaffey-designed Tangyes pump lifting water from the Murray into the lagoon as originally designed.
“Putting Water to Work” will offer you insight into Australia’s rich engineering history.
For more information, visit the conference website.
28. Travelling Stories, 10-14 October 2017, Tasmania: A conference with a difference – call for sessions
This conference is the first-ever collaboration between the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) and Interpretation Australia (IA). The theme is “Travelling Stories: connecting people and landscapes” and it will bring people together to explore new ways of telling stories about the important landscapes, places and environments in which we live and work. It will be a travelling conference, moving through venues from Launceston to Hobart via key places along the Midlands Highway including the World Heritage-listed Brickendon; Ross; the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and the Shene Estate. We anticipate the attendance of people from a broad range of disciplines and professions – interpretation specialists, archaeologists, writers, designers, heritage consultants, heritage tourism operators, digital technology specialists, museum curators, tour guides, parks rangers, naturalists, visitor program managers – to explore common ground and approaches.
The conference theme will allow for the development of joint sessions and cross-disciplinary discussions about how data and research become transformed into knowledge and how knowledge can be shared with a wide range of audiences in a constantly changing world. There will also be opportunity for each organisation to develop conference sessions that relate to its professional interests and concerns, and to enable the delivery of papers about both natural and cultural environments.
We aim to develop the conference experience through an exploration of the excitingly complex and interesting landscapes of Tasmania and beyond, using both formal conference sessions and informed site visits. The conference will integrate field excursions with thematic discussions rather than relegating field trips to pre- or post-conference optional extras (although there will be some of those too!). In all of the conference deliberations the focus will be on the telling of new stories, using established and developing technologies for better interpretive outcomes, and in reaching audiences that previously may have seemed either physically remote or challenging to engage. We aim to foster new thinking, profitable collaborations and an atmosphere that encourages challenging the status quo.
Call for Sessions
Download the Call for Sessions for detailed information.
To facilitate the timely completion of the conference programme we ask that session proposals be submitted to the Organising Committee by Monday 3 July. Proposals should take the form of a session title, a 150 word (maximum) description of its aims and scope that can also serve as text for the printed programme, and name(s), address(es) and contact details for the session convenor(s).
Also keep an eye out on the conference website.
The 22nd International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT 2017) will take place at the City Hall of Vienna, Austria from 8-10 November 2017.
The main topic of this year: Urban Archaeology and Integration – Combining archaeology, history, and new technologies.
The aim of this conference is to enhance the collaboration between historians and archaeologists and related disciplines using new technologies and to showcase best practice applications in multidisciplinary research.
- Application of effective 3D-methods for reconstruction
- Additional digital methods for the combined visualisation of archaeological and historical data
- Application of new technologies to assess the archaeological record based on historical data
- Games, apps, and teaching software integrating archaeological and historical knowledge
- Historical data as a basis for checking or validating digital tools applied in archaeology and vice versa
- Dealing with inscriptions (including cuneiform, hieroglyphs and symbols): digital methods for enhancing readability (e.g. Reflectance Transformation Imaging), pattern recognition of letters or pictograms, comparison of hand writing (same author?)
- Statistical analysis investigating the correlation between historical place names and archaeological evidence
- Deadline Call: extended to 21 June 2017
For more information, visit the conference website.
30. [NEW] SITUATION VACANT Lecturer / Senior Lecturer: Architectural Design And History, University of Melbourne
LECTURER / SENIOR LECTURER IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND HISTORY
The Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne seeks to appoint an outstanding academic with a passion for the field of Australian architectural history and architectural design. The successful candidate will have a research focus in Australian architectural history and heritage. The appointee will be capable of making significant contributions both in their areas of expertise as well as in the broader field of architecture, and have the desire to help build an architecture program of world excellence. As a multi-disciplinary Faculty, we welcome candidates who while focussing on architecture can contribute broadly to the Faculty’s research strengths, in this case, to the Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH). We also encourage applicants who can contribute to ongoing built environment related policy debate nationally and internationally.
The successful candidate will have a proven capability to make a significant contribution to teaching, research and engagement in Australian architectural history and architectural design. Their academic qualifications will be demonstrated through a strong track record in teaching and learning, research and engagement, with an emphasis on international dissemination of research findings and locally grounded knowledge.
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Closing date: 6 July 2017
Enquiries about the position should be directed to ABP’s Deputy Dean, A/Prof Andrew Hutson by email.
From 2017, the NSW Government is implementing a range of Stolen Generations reparation initiatives in recognition of the enduring effects of past government practices in relation to the Stolen Generations. This included the wide-ranging control the Aborigines Projection Board and Aborigines Welfare Board (the Board) had over the lives of Aboriginal people, including the power to remove children from their families and place them into care under the policy of assimilation. As part of this work the NSW Government has committed to improve access to the records of the former Aborigines Welfare and Protection Boards, covering the period from 1883 to 1969, including contextualising the records.
The Historian will contribute to research priorities determined by Stolen Generations survivors and Aboriginal communities more generally to bring alive the voices, experiences and history of Aboriginal people in NSW. The Historian will manage specialised projects, provide high-quality expertise/advice, and collaborate with specialist agencies to improve access to non-sensitive records of the former Aborigines Welfare and Protection Boards. The role will also contribute to the broader Aboriginal Affairs Strategic Plan as required.
If you think you might be interested in this new opportunity please find further information at this link.
CLOSING DATE: 28 June 2017
CONTACT PERSON: Rachel Ardler, Director, Community & Economic Development Directorate, Aboriginal Affairs, (02) 9561 8180 or email Rachel.
About Heritage 21 (H21): H21 is a medium-sized heritage consultancy, based in Alexandria, specialising in cultural built heritage and operating throughout NSW for over 25 years. The clients of H21 vary from the home owner to State and Federal Government agencies; Local Councils; H21 assists town planners, architects, owners, managers and developers of heritage properties through the heritage approval process at both State and Local government levels.
What Heritage 21 offers: H21 is a flexible workplace and tries to ensure a good work/life balance for their employees.
Positions available at Heritage 21: Heritage 21 is recruiting for the right people to join the team; H21 is recruiting for various levels of expertise: entry level, intermediate (3-5 years’ experience) and/or senior positions (6 years’ plus). The roles and positions will vary due to the wide range of projects.
What Heritage 21 is looking for: H21 is looking to employ enthusiastic people, with a degree in heritage, architecture, urban design or related fields, and/or someone who may be studying towards a master of heritage conservation or similar. The right candidates will need to have effective communication skills, including an excellent command of the English language and excellent writing skills, with general research skills. H21 is looking for the right people, who will have the ability and willingness to take on a wide variety of tasks and have the determination for the development and knowledge of their heritage skills.
The roles are permanent full-time positions located at Alexandria. The successful applicants will be required to have appropriate tertiary qualifications. An attractive salary package, commensurate with experience, will be offered for each position.
Please email your resume to Diane Tipping; or for a confidential discussion/enquiry regarding these positions, please contact Diane Tipping on (02) 9519 2521.
Applications close 30 June 2017.
EXPERIENCED CONSERVATION ARCHITECT
Location – Melbourne (St Kilda)
RBA Architects are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Conservation Architect to join our team of skilled professional staff. The position is full-time and offers the opportunity to become involved in a wide range of exciting and challenging projects.
RBA Architects is a well-established specialised conservation architecture practice and consultancy offering a diverse mix of services relating to the management and adaptation of heritage places. Our projects are both local and international, and we have a broad base of private, corporate and government clients. Our office culture is collegial, cutting edge and research driven.
The ideal applicant will have:
- A degree in architecture, and preferably post-graduate qualifications in heritage management
- Minimum 3 years’ experience as a conservation architect
- Knowledge of Australian architectural history
- Knowledge of 19th and 20th century construction practices and materials
- Familiarity with statutory heritage frameworks and the Burra Charter
- Ability to provide architectural conservation advice
- Ability to prepare conservation works schedules and oversee their implementation
- Ability to liaise with clients, project managers, contractors, consultants and other architects to facilitate good heritage outcomes
- Proficiency in AutoCad, Sketchup, Adobe and Revit, preferably also pencil and butter paper.
- Proficiency in sustainable design
- A good sense of humour
Interstate and international applicants welcome. Salary to be commensurate with skills and experience.
Please email your CV and a cover letter to Roger Beeston (Director). If you would like further information regarding this position please send an email to the above address.
34. SITUATION VACANT Cultural Heritage Coordinator, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Brisbane
Do you want to make a meaningful contribution to the management of historical cultural heritage in Queensland? As Heritage Coordinator you will lead and mentor a multi-disciplinary heritage team and contribute to the delivery of development advice and statutory assessment of State heritage places across Queensland.
We are looking for a person with expert technical skills and extensive practical experience in historical cultural heritage management. You will lead a close-knit group of technical specialists based in Brisbane, within the Heritage, Utilities and Government Organisations (HUGO) Assessment Team. The team assesses the impact of development proposals on the heritage significance of State heritage places. Applications range from minor alterations to large scale redevelopment and adaptive re-use.
The department issues exemption certificates under the Queensland Heritage Act 1992 and advises the State Assessment and Referral Agency (SARA) of the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning on the assessment of development applications under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.
The Heritage Coordinator provides guidance and leads technical assessment within the department, liaises and negotiates with external stakeholders and represents the department at high level meetings with SARA.
For more information about this opportunity, visit the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection website.
Applications close 21 June 2017.
35. CONSULTANCY OPPORTUNITY Cultural Study of Landscape and Art in the Dandenong Ranges, Yarra Ranges Council
Yarra Ranges Council requires an interdisciplinary team to investigate the historical and significant relationship between art and landscape in the Dandenong Ranges, and produce an illustrated history of findings. The study will set the overall narrative and drive the development of the Masterplan for RidgeWalk, a proposed 26 mile trail experience.
Timeframe: Proposals will be open from 1 June 2017 to 19 June 2017.
The study is to be conducted over a 3 month period with completion by 29 September 2017.
Budget: The project budget has an upper limit of $25,000 (incl. GST). It includes all consultation fees.
Contact: Suzanne Earhart – Art in Public Places Officer; contact Suzanne by email or on (03) 9294 6612.
Download the RidgeWalk Cultural Heritage Study Brief.
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