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Friday 14 March 2008

1)  LAST CALL FOR PAPERS - International Forum of Young Researchers and Professionals in Cultural Heritage, Quebec, Cannada
2)  Australia ICOMOS - Canberra Talks
3)  Opportunities for conservators to work in Antarctica
4)  Program for the 4th Ename International Colloquium now online
5)  "Active History: History for the Future" conference, York University, Toronto
6)  Seminar on Colonialism & Heritage in Northern Ireland at Deakin University
7)  "Seminars on preventive conservation and monitoring for the architectural heritage"
8)  Cultural Heritage Centre For Asia and The Pacific - Research Seminar Series
9)  Opportunity to contribute to Conservation Management Plans
10) Seminar at Sydney University - "Restoring the Piece(s): The Role of Cultural Heritage in the Reconstruction of Post-conflict Societies"
11) South Australian ICOMOS event - World Heritage Day Workshop
12) News from ICOMOS International Secretariat
13) Arts and Cultural Heritage Information Development Plan (IDP) released


1) LAST CALL FOR PAPERS - International Forum of Young Researchers and Professionals in Cultural Heritage, Quebec, Cannada

The Call for papers for the International Forum of Young Researchers and Professionals in Cultural Heritage which will take place in Quebec, Canada, on September 27-28, 2008, prior to the ICOMOS 16th General Assembly ends March 15. Please visit the Forum's webpage at to submit your abstract. This is the last call.


2) Australia ICOMOS - Canberra Talks
Thursday 27 March - 5.00-6.30pm (talk starts at 5.30)
Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, East Block, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes (enter from Kings Avenue side)
RSVP - Duncan Marshall at
journeys through changes in heritage conservation
Marilyn Truscott has made 5 work trips to Southern Africa since 1995.  She will highlight how heritage conservation has responded to changed political and social circumstances in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe
* Safari (Kiswahili word, from the Arabic 'safar' journey, trip, tour): a hunter's or traveller's party or caravan; a journey, a cross-country expedition, especially for hunting, tourism, or scientific investigation (Oxford Dictionary)


3) Opportunities for conservators to work in Antarctica
Conservators with an interest in polar conservation - visit for more information.


4) Program for the 4th Ename International Colloquium now online
The program for the 4th Ename International Colloquium

Re-thinking the Role of Intangible Heritage in Museums, Monuments,
Landscapes, and Living Communities

to be held in Ghent, Belgium March 26-28, 2008 is now online at,en/

For information on registration and accommodations, visit or contact .


5) "Active History: History for the Future" conference, York University, Toronto
York University in Toronto is hosting a conference titled, "Active History: History for the Future" in late September. I'd like to try to put together a panel on community-based archaeology, so if anyone is interested, please contact me at with a brief description of the project you would be discussing as well as a brief (1-2 page) CV. The deadline for proposals is March 31, so I'd like to have all materials together by the 25th or 26th so as to have time to put them in order. Below is the first part of the abstract that I've worked up for the panel (the second part will include brief descriptions of the proposed presentations). More information about the conference (including the official Call for Presentations) can be found at
Panel Abstract:
Archaeology as Active History: Civic Engagement and Social Activism in
Current Archaeological Practice
Within the past decade there has been an explosion of interest and activity in various types of community-based archaeology, ranging from public education to explicitly activist archaeology. Lively discussions and debates over the appropriate means, methods and goals of community-based archaeology have dominated recent conferences, and the number of edited volumes that have appeared or are in progress testify to the growing importance of this brand of forward-looking archaeology. While there are many variations in actual practice, what ties all of these projects together is the imperative to actively engage descendant communities, local stakeholders and the general public in the process of archaeological research with the purpose of creating a usable past for present and future generations.
Robert C. Chidester, M.A.A.
Center for Heritage Resource Studies
Department of Anthropology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
(410) 736-1214


6) Seminar on Colonialism & Heritage in Northern Ireland at Deakin University
Tuesday 18 March
from 4:30pm
Colonialism, heritage and intergenerational trauma: Awakening from history in the North of Ireland
Presenter:  Colm McNaughton
Radio journalist and documentary maker
Colm explores the tragic interweaving of personal and community heritages in the north of Ireland, asking: when does heritage become an excuse for violence? How can individuals and communities transform a history of conflict and trauma? Does heritage sometimes get in the way of getting over it?
There is no entry charge and everyone is welcome
Venue: The Blue Room, Building B Room 2.20, Deakin University
For a map of the campus see


7) "Seminars on preventive conservation and monitoring for the architectural heritage"
Dear Colleagues,
We would like to invite you to take a look at the website of the European Commission DG Research-sponsored project "Seminars on preventive conservation and monitoring for the architectural heritage". The second seminar will be held at the Fontevraud Abbey in Val de Loire, France: > Seminars
The website contains an invitation for the second seminar in Val de Loire (France) during the
week of 26 May 2008.
A number of scientific and technical presentations will be made by the project's partners from various European institutions.
We are also looking for external participants such as young promising researchers (doctoral and post-doctoral students), established researchers and for practitioners in the field of preventive conservation and monitoring. We would appreciate your help in identifying valuable candidates and/or in informing them on the event. Please note that the total number of participants is limited. Some grants are available to EU citizens. Participants from the EU and outside the EU are welcome.
We expect external candidates interested in participating to register on-line by 25 March 2008 in providing a short summary of their intended presentation (see website). 
The candidates willl be subsequently informed whether their project has been accepted.
So please go to
If you feel concerned, please apply on line now or feel free to forward the information to possible candidates.
Thank you
Sincerely yours,
Vincent Rotge
International Rivers and Heritage Institute
Mission Val de Loire, Tours, France
and Francois Rabelais University, Tours
Prof. Koenraad VAN BALEN
Catholic University, Leuven (KUL)


8) Cultural Heritage Centre For Asia and The Pacific - Research Seminar Series
The Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific hosts research seminars every second Tuesday afternoon between 4.30pm and 6pm, on the Burwood Campus of Deakin University.

Invited speakers include heritage professionals, Higher Degree by Research students and academics from the Cultural Heritage and Museums fields, amongst others. The seminars are open to all and are an opportunity to exchange ideas in a relaxed setting.

To view outlines of particular seminars, visit


9) Opportunity to contribute to Conservation Management Plans
Glenelg Shire Council is seeking suitable qualified people/organizations to quote on compiling Conservation Management Plans for eight heritage buildings in Portland, Casterton and Heywood.
Town Hall and Offices Casterton,
Old Heywood School, Heywood,
The Arts Company Complex, Portland,
Drill Hall, Portland,
History House, Portland,
Old Watch House, Portland,
WW2 Memorial Lookout, Portland and
Gun Battery, Portland.
The Conservation Management Plans are to use the Heritage Victoria, Conservation Plan Standard Brief, March 2003, available from the Heritage Victoria Website.
Further information and the list of buildings is available by ringing Ashley Bishop, Asset Management Coordinator for Glenelg Shire on 5522 2247.
Enquiries close Friday 28th of March 2008.


10) Seminar at Sydney University - "Restoring the Piece(s): The Role of Cultural Heritage in the Reconstruction of Post-conflict Societies"
Department of Sociology and Social Policy
Seminar Semester 1, 2008
Monday 17th March 3-5 pm
Room 148 RC Mills Building,
Sydney University
Dr. Tim Winter
Department of Sociology and Social Policy
Sydney University
Restoring the Piece(s): The Role of Cultural Heritage in the Reconstruction of Post-conflict Societies
Today, it is widely recognized that some of the world's most valuable and fragile cultural resources are under intense pressure due to armed conflict and war. The destruction - and in some cases the rescuing - of manuscripts, statues, archaeological remains and architectural structures in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Balkan region has received much attention in recent years. Equally, the international heritage community has long recognized the importance of restoring churches, mosques, libraries and sacred texts for countries recovering from war and violent conflict. However, while such programs typically focus their attention on 'restoration' or the legal protection of cultural artifacts, considerably less is known about the broader, and often complex, role cultural heritage plays in conflict and post-conflict societies, and its relationship to the wider social, political and economic agendas which together characterize a recovery process.  Put more specifically, the connections between heritage and poverty alleviation, tourism, neoliberalist developmental aid, nation-building or processes of reconciliation at the national/regional level have yet to be adequately accounted for. Using examples from Aceh, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Kashmir and Afghanistan, this paper suggests more critical approaches are required if we are to better understand the role cultural heritage plays in conflict transformation.
Tim is author of Post-conflict Heritage, Postcolonial Tourism; Culture, Politics and Development at Angkor, Routledge, 2007, and editor of Expressions of Cambodia: the Politics of Tradition, Identity and Change, Routledge, 2006, and Asia on Tour exploring the rise of Asian Tourism, Routledge, 2008. He is also Production Editor of the ICOMOS journal Historic Environment.


11) South Australian ICOMOS event - World Heritage Day Workshop
South Australian ICOMOS event
Attention - Architects, Heritage Consultants, Conservation Practitioners
World Heritage Day Workshop - April 18th 2008
Theme:  Religious Heritage and Sacred Places
St Francis Xavier Cathedral Hall, 4 - 7pm, Wakefield St , Adelaide
An Australia ICOMOS seminar, supported by the Heritage Branch of South Australia, is to be held at St Francis Xavier Cathedral Hall, Adelaide on April 18th to celebrate World Heritage Day.  The theme this year for World Heritage Day is Religious Heritage and Sacred Places.
This seminar, to be held at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, will discuss heritage issues generally related to this theme, using a case study involving a visit to the conservation works at the Cathedral and the building of the new sacristy.
This will be a highly practical seminar for architects and others wishing to discuss conservation processes and include discussions on the theme as follows:
The workshop will be held at the hall adjacent to St Francis Xavier Cathedral.  There will be a charge of $15.00 for ICOMOS members, $25 for non members, with generous drinks and nibbles provided at the end of the seminar.  Any surplus funds will be donated to the Streetwise Asia fund for Heritage Conservation. 
Please RSVP to McDougall & Vines, by 14 April at the latest to assist with catering purposes. Please also have correct money to pay at the door.


12) News from ICOMOS International Secretariat
ICOMOS International Secretariat e-news
no 33, 13 March 2008

A compendium of news received from various sources including organisations other than ICOMOS and re-transmitted (unedited and only in the original language received) for the benefit of ICOMOS Committees and members. The ICOMOS International Secretariat is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information provided. Opinions expressed in the ICOMOS International e-news are not necessarily those of ICOMOS or its Executive Committee and events announced are not automatically endorsed by ICOMOS.



The ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Earthen Architectural Heritage has a new website:


Annual Prize of the Bruno Zevi Foundation for an historical-critical essay on architecture

The prize consists of publication in the Quaderni of the Bruno Zevi Foundation and a stay of 30 days at the Bruno Zevi Foundation in Rome for study purposes.
Submitting languages are Italian, English and French.
Detailed Information at:


DOCOMOMO UK alerts: Robin Hood Gardens Estate (UK) in Danger

A perilous situation is developing around the remarkable Robin Hood Gardens Estate of 1972 designed by Peter and Alison Smithson, in Tower Hamlets. According to recent copies of Building Design, it is feared that the local authority and the minister may approve the tearing down of the flats as refurbishment is said to be unfeasible on cost grounds.
To fully support Docomomo UK in its efforts to get the estate conserved and listed, please sign up the petition at
Further reading:


CAMOC 2008 conference in Seoul

City museums and the future of the city

CAMOC, ICOM's International Committee about museums of cities is holding its next conference on 6-8 October 2008 at the Seoul Museum of History, South Korea.
The conference is about the contribution of city museums to the future of the city. It is open not only to museum professionals, but also to urban planners, architects, geographers, conservationists and indeed to all those organisations and individuals who are involved or interested in the city.
One topic in particular should be of interest to members of ICOMOS: The role of the historic centre in city development


For further information please see our web site


Ian Jones
Secretary, CAMOC


Montreal College of Art and Design: Summer 2008 activities

International Summer School of Heritage
The International Summer School of Heritage Conservation will take place in Montreal from 30 June 30 to 25 July, 2008. It will be an occasion for participants to learn about the most recent theories, techniques and ideas concerning heritage conservation.
Study Trip to Brazil
A Study Trip to Brazil will be held from May 3rd to 18th, 2008. This 2 week trip is offered at a very beneficial rate and will be an incredible opportunity for participants to discover the rich historical and modern heritage of the country.
Julie Boucher
Tel.: 514.847.3636


Pro-Revita 2008 (Lodz, Poland, 26-28 June 2008): Deadline Extended

Updated Conference Calendar:
31 March 2008 (was 29 Feb): Deadline for paper proposals with abstract up to one page A4 to be sent by e-mail to or by fax to +4842 636 78 73
22 April 2008 (was 31 March)
:The Scientific Committee notifies about accepted papers
31 May 2008
: Deadline for payment of conference fee and submission of papers
A PDF with detailed information on the conference program and registration procedure can be requested at the conference bureau:
Conference Bureau:
Politechnika Lodzka
Instytut Architektury i Urbanistyki
Tel.:      +4842 631 35 45
Fax:      +4842 636 78 73


44th ISOCARP Congress, Dalian, China: Congress website open now

Urban Growth without Sprawl: A way towards sustainable urbanization
The Website for the 44th International Congress of ISOCARP is now online
44th international Congress of ISOCARP
Detailed Information:
1) Submission of Abstracts (Deadline 1 April 2008)
2) Congress Registration (early registration 30 June 2008)
3) Application Young Planning Professionals Candidates
Contact :
P.O.Box 983
2501 CZ The Hague, The Netherlands
Phone: +31-70-346.2654; Fax: +31-70-361.7909


17th International Meeting on Heritage Conservation in Vila-real and Castellon (Spain), 20-22 November 2008

Visit for more information.

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 :


13) Arts and Cultural Heritage Information Development Plan (IDP) released
The Arts and Cultural Heritage Information Development Plan (IDP) has been released on the ABS website today. This information paper is available to download free of charge at
Outlined in the IDP is an agreed set of priority policy research questions. The plan assesses current data sources and research work relevant to each question and where possible identifies actions or directions for further research. The ABS and the Cultural Ministers Council Statistics Working Group (CMCSWG) will be keen to look for opportunities to work collaboratively with other agencies to address identified research needs.

To help progress some of the research directions identified in the IDP, CMCSWG plans to hold a 'research symposium' later this year. The aim is to bring together a diverse group of people (representing a range of arts/cultural heritage areas) who have demonstrated expertise in research and data analysis in the field of arts and cultural heritage, and who are likely to be able to contribute to actively pursuing research priorities of interest to government.

If you have any questions about the IDP, or would like to be involved in the research symposium please contact Jenny Dobak on (08) 8237 7317 or email

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