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Friday 11 January 2008

1)  Retraction of "English Corrections Officer: Storistes de France" job advertisement placed in Enews issue #315
2)   News from ICOMOS International Secretariat
3)  Workshop: 'Heritage Tourism and Sustainable Development in Laos'
4)  ICOMOS General Assembly, Canada 2008 - call for papers
5)  Heritage South Australia's Enews
6)  News from ICCROM
7)  World Monuments Fund Jewish Heritage Program - WMF/JHP
8)  MORE Archaeology And Heritage Journal Collection - Free Trial available
9)  US ICOMOS Intern Program


1) Retraction of "English Corrections Officer: Storistes de France" job advertisement placed in Enews issue #315

Further to the placement of the above-mentioned job advertisement in Enews issue # 315, we have been alerted to the fact that the advertiser was not authorized by Storistes de France to place a job advertisement on their behalf. We advise you not to make contact through that channel. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.


2) News from ICOMOS International Secretariat

Annual IAIA Conference - International Association for Impact Assessment
Workshop on "Cultural heritage and impact assessment"
4-10 May 2008, Perth, Western Australia
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) are intended to provide an integrated analysis of the biophysical, social and cultural heritage impacts of development projects or strategies. Methods for identifying and considering biophysical and social conditions and impacts are established; information and experienced professionals are generally available. However, in many parts of the world, the cultural heritage aspect of EIA and SEA is considerably less well developed.
The separation of cultural and environmental practitioners in most countries has resulted in a lack of experience and a scarcity of methods and tools for addressing cultural heritage in EIA and SEA. Various types of institutions recognize the need for strengthening the cultural heritage component of impact assessment and have a role; they include: international and regional development agencies, national governments, private corporations, EIA consulting rms, and cultural organizations.
A workshop on "Cultural heritage and impact assessment" has been included in the program of the annual conference of IAIA (International Association for Impact Assessment), that will be held from May 4-10, 2008, in Perth, Western Australia.
The Preliminary Program of IAIA'08 can be downloaded on the conference web site For more information about IAIA please visit the site
We would like to invite you to participate in the Conference and in the session on "Cultural heritage and impact assessment". Submission of a paper should be done online until 7 February 2008 additional information appears on p. 9 of the Preliminary Program.
Prior to the Conference, the organizers of the session (Arlene Fleming and Julio de Jesus) will contact participants to start the process of preparation of a document on Best Practice Principles of Cultural Heritage for Impact Assessment, to be published and disseminated by IAIA.
Arlene Fleming ( )
Julio de Jesus (
ICOMOS Indonesia announces its new web page:
Available under or directly through the ICOMOS home page
2008 US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program: Seeking Intern Applicants and Host Organizations in the United States and abroad
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Program !
US/ICOMOS is seeking additional host organizations overseas for the 2008 International Exchange Program.
See how to become a Host Organization:
US/ICOMOS is also seeking additional host organizations for the 2007 international intern exchange program. U.S. host organizations contribute funds to US/ICOMOS to cover recruitment and processing of intern applications, orientation in Washington for the interns, and distribution of stipends over the course of the internships. US/ICOMOS supplements the host contributions with grants and donations from private individuals.
Private, commercial firms are eligible for serving as host organizations.
For more information on the 2008 US/ICOMOS International Intern Program, visit our homepage at
or go directly to
Donald G. Jones, PhD Director of Programs US/ICOMOS 401 F Street, NW, Suite 331 Washington, DC 20001 Ph 202-842-1866 Fax 202-842-1861
The European Archaeological Heritage Prize 2008
The European Association of Archaeologists instituted the European Archaeological Heritage Prize in 1999.
An independent committee awards the prize annually to an individual, institution or government (local or regional) for an outstanding contribution to the protection and presentation of the European archaeological heritage. In principle, this can be any contribution that is outstanding and of European scope or importance, it does not have to be a scientific contribution. The prize for 2008 will be awarded during the Annual Meeting of the EAA in Valletta, Malta, on Wednesday, 17 September 2008.
The EAA Committee for the European Archaeological Heritage Prize consists of: Anastasia Tourta (Greece), Jurgen Kunow (Germany), Paula Purhonen (Finland), Romuald Schild (Poland) and Willem Willems (the Netherlands; chairperson).
The Committee will discuss all serious proposals for the award. Nominations may be made by any of the following:
-        Members of the Association (all grades of membership)
-        Professors and heads of departments of archaeology in European universities and institutes
-        Directors of governmental heritage management organisations and agencies in European countries (members of the Council of Europe)
-        Non-governmental archaeological, heritage and professional organisations in European countries
You are invited to nominate a person, institution or government (local or regional).
Nominations, with full citations, should be sent to the
EAA Secretariat, c/o Institute of Archaeology CAS, Letenska 4, 118 01 Praha 1, Czech Republic or by email to:

International Conference Coastal Fortification: from the beginning to the modern times

27-29 November 2008, Faro, Algarve, Portugal

The Portuguese Association of the Friends of Castles is organizing together with the University of the Algarve an International Conference concerning the Coastal Fortresses


Thematic Sessions

I. Historiography

II. Structural elements and construction; Geographical insertion

III. Restoring, protection of the monument and environmental and landscape context

IV. Cultural intervention and re-use


Call for Papers Abstracts - Submission deadline: 30 April 2008
For details on the call for papers consult :
Secretariado do VIII Congresso dos Monumentos Militares
Conference Office
Associacao Portuguesa dos Amigos dos Castelos
Rua Barros Queiros, 20, 2
1100-077 Lisboa
Tel +351218885381    Fax +351218885342
International Conference : "Responsibilities and Opportunities in Architectural Conservation: Theory, Education, and Practice"
University of Petra, Jordan, 3-5 November 2008
Organized by the The Centre for the Study of Architecture in the Arab Region (CSAAR) in collaboration with the College of Architecture and Arts, University of Petra, Jordan
To learn more about the conference:
Abstract submission deadline: 15 January 2008
Scholarships: Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions
Applications for the Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions, approved and financially sponsored by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus Mundus Programme, have just opened.
Please find full details on the MSc programme, as well as electronic application procedure, on the website:
The International Society of City and Regional Planners
ISOCARP NET Newsletter
December 2007 issue is available on:[showUid]=4&cHash=2aaf58b18d
City Matters Bulletin - December 2007
The December edition of City Matters, brought to you by Urbanicity in partnership with UN Habitat Best Practices and Local Leadership is available on
Updated Website on Historical and Masonry Structures at University of Minho, Portugal
See Webpages:
International Council on Monuments and Sites/
Conseil International des Monuments et des Sites
International Secretariat / Secretariat International

49-51 rue de la Federation
75015 Paris France
Tel : 33 (0) 1 45 67 67 70
Fax : 33 (0) 1 45 66 06 22
e-mail :
To propose any announcements, please contact the editor: Gaia Jungeblodt, Director


3) Workshop: 'Heritage Tourism and Sustainable Development in Laos'

A Workshop organised by:
Cultural Heritage Unit, Department of History, University of Melbourne, and
Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Deakin University
Date: Thursday 28th February 2008
Registration from 9am; Workshop starts at 9.30am.
Cost: $10 to cover lunch
Venue: University of Melbourne (further details to be supplied later)
Speakers include:
Dr Colin Long (Deakin University)
Professor William Logan (Deakin University)
Tony Donovan (Netherlands Development Agency)
Mr Thongvanh Thongdy - Prince Souphanouvong Museum, Vientiane
Dr Keir Reeves, University of Melbourne
RSVP to Colin Long (


4) ICOMOS General Assembly, Canada 2008 - call for papers

16th General Assembly and International Scientific Symposium of ICOMOS
Quebec, Canada, September 29 - October 4, 2008



We are pleased to announce that the Call for Papers for the 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Scientific Symposium which will be held in Quebec, Canada, from September 29 to October 4, 2008, is now available on the General Assembly Web site at
Yours sincerely,
Prof. Laurier Turgeon, Ph.D., Coordonator
Scientific Committee, Quebec ICOMOS 2008
Michel Bonnette, Chair
Organizing Committee, Quebec ICOMOS 2008


5) Heritage South Australia's Enews

The e-newsletter from the Heritage Branch of the South Australian Department for Environment and Heritage (DEH) can be viewed online at


6) News from ICCROM

ICCROM is pleased to announce the adhesion of Monaco as a new Member State as of 13 December 2007. The adhesion of Monaco brings the number of Member States of ICCROM to 125.
Sharing Conservation Decisions, Rome, Italy
Applications are now open for the 'Sharing Conservation Decisions', to be held in Rome, Italy from 3 - 28 November 2008.
Application deadline: 29 February 2008. For more details visit
Heritage news in the media worldwide
A new feature on the web site: a monthly compilation of media articles on heritage topics. Obviously, these all reflect the viewpoints of the authors.
December 2007:
ATHAR: SHAMS project workshop
On 5 and 7 December ICCROM hosted a workshop of the European funded project on Sustainable Human Activities in Mediterranean Systems (SHAMS).
News from CollAsia 2010 in Lao PDR
The CollAsia2010 International Course on 'Traditional Knowledge and Scientific Principles of Conservation' opened on 19 November 2007 in Vientiane, Lao PDR.
Sharing conservation decisions
The volume on Sharing conservation decisions: lessons learnt from an ICCROM course is now available from our bookshop.
Public lecture at ICCROM
On 16 January, ICCROM will host a public lecture by Ephraim Jose, Chief Conservator of Asian Art, Honolulu Academy of Arts, on the organization of an exhibition entitled 'The Dragon's Gift: The Sacred Art of Bhutan'.
For further information and registration please contact:
Bursaries: ICOM-CC Triennial Meeting, New Delhi, India (22-26 September 2008)
The International Council of Museums (ICOM) is offering a limited number of bursaries to museum and/or conservation professionals from eligible countries to attend the 15th Triennial Conference of ICOM-CC on Diversity in Heritage Conservation - Tradition, Innovation and Participation.
For further details see:
Application deadline: 29 February 2008



7) World Monuments Fund Jewish Heritage Program WMF/JHP

Since 1988, the World Monuments Fund (WMF) has supported the conservation of historic synagogues and advocated for the protection of Jewish heritage sites around the world. In addition to financial support and technical assistance for individual projects, WMF has sponsored exhibitions and professional symposia related to Jewish cultural heritage preservation.
The four major objectives of the JHP are:
1. Restore significant synagogues and other important Jewish heritage sites around the world;
2. Strengthen the capacities of local Jewish communities around the world to act as stewards for these sites;
3. Raise public awareness of and interest in the preservation of Jewish cultural heritage sites; and
4. Attract funding to the cause of preserving Jewish heritage.
In 2000, WMF formally initiated the Jewish Heritage Grant Program, and has since awarded more than US$1 Million in 56 grants to 49 sites in 24 countries. In the past, these grants have ranged from US$3,000 to US$75,000 and helped local communities to undertake urgent stabilizations and/or structural repairs, conduct conservation surveys, create management plans, and carry out interior and exterior restoration projects.
As part of WMF's commitment to strengthening contemporary Jewish communities, the JHP entered a new phase of activity in 2006 via a working relationship established with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). The JDC has a long history serving as the overseas arm of the American Jewish community and this collaboration will help to achieve long-term goals. WMF is working closely with the JDC to identify projects that reflect the priorities of Jewish communities and their stakeholders, to communicate with these communities and monitor progress of individual projects.
With renewed funding from leadership donors, including the Rothschild Foundation, WMF has been able to substantially enhance its support for Jewish heritage projects:
Project Grants:
Each year, WMF will support projects following a two-tiered structure:
1. Small grant (Approx. $25,000 each) for initial conservation planning, and/or emergency repairs to sites that face urgent risk, serving as start-up funds fro more substantial project in the future; and
2. Larger awards ($50,000 - $100,000 each) for implementation projects that will substantially improve conditions of a site.
The JHP supports conservation and technical assistance for Jewish sites that are architecturally and/or historically significant, with a focus on historic synagogues. The program does not support the conservation of cemeteries or sites in the United States, and funding cannot be provided to sites that are privately owned.
If you meet the above criteria and are interested in applying for assistance, please send letter of inquiry to WMF. This letter (maximum three pages) will be used to determine eligibility for the program and should include the following:
1. A brief description of the building or monuments, including its history, location, date(s) of construction and current status (public access, abandoned, in use, etc.).
2. A short summary of any research, conservation planning or restoration work completed to date.
3. A brief description of the project for which funding is being sought. Please include the project goals, and the work that will be completed with such assistance.
4. An estimate of the amount of financial support being requested, and a budget.
5. A brief description of the applicant and its non-profit, charitable or tax-exempt status, including ownership status of the site.
6. A summary of any community involvement in the project and/or the status of the Jewish community in the town, region or country where the building is located.
7. Photographs of the site to be considered. Please, include prints or high-resolution digital photos, including at least one general view of the site and images that illustrate key features as well as damages and threats.
If a project described in the initial inquiry is deemed eligible for consideration, applicant will be invited to apply and send the necessary application material. Although inquiry letters may be submitted at any time for ongoing review, applications must be received by February 15, 2008.
Address all inquiries to:
World Monuments Fund
Attn: Jewish Heritage Program
95 Madison Avenue, 9th Floor
New York NY 10016 USA
Phone: +1.646.424.9594
Fax: +1.646.424.9593


8) MORE Archaeology and Heritage Journal Collection - Free Trial available

The MORE (Maney Online Research E-journals) Archaeology and Heritage Collection consists of ten key journals in the field. Not only does the collection include Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites and Public Archaeology, but it also features important journals such as Environmental Archaeology, Industrial Archaeology Review and Medieval Archaeology.
If you'd like to organise a free trial to this resource, please contact Emily Simpson:
Emily Simpson
Senior Marketing Executive
Maney Publishing
Suite 1C, Joseph's Well
Hanover Walk
Leeds LS3 1AB
Tel: +44 (0)113 386 8157
Fax: +44 (0)113 386 8178


9) US ICOMOS Intern Program

Applications are now being invited for interns in this year's US ICOMOS International Exchange Program. Applications must be made by nomination through Australia ICOMOS. Nominations will be confirmed at the first meeting of the AI Executive Committee in 2008.

Applicants must be full members of Australia ICOMOS, have adequate experience and the clear opportunity to travel in the middle of the year.

More information about the program can be found at .

If you are interested please contact Timothy Hubbard, the US Intern Coordinator on (03) 5568 2623 or 0419 353 195.

All interns return with very positive comments about the life-changing experience.Registration and practical information for the 2008 Ename International Colloquium is now online. Visit,en/ for more information.

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