17th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium
‘Heritage, driver of development’
27 November to 2 December 2011
The most important triennial gathering of ICOMOS will take place from 27 November to 2 December 2011 for the first time in Paris at UNESCO headquarters.
Organised by ICOMOS France, it benefits of the High Patronage of Mr Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic and of Ms Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO. The event is also supported by the Ministry of Culture and Communication, and by the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing.
The General Assembly is accompanied by a Scientific Symposium on the theme “Heritage: Driver of Development”. Both events are open to ICOMOS members and nonmembers alike.
Invitation to attend the National Scientific Committee (NSC) for Cultural Landscapes and Cultural Routes workshop being held at the ANU on Saturday 2 July 2011
The focus of the workshop is to develop and implement projects related to Cultural Landscapes and Cultural Routes. Our last two workshops produced a number of exciting projects that we would like carried through and we need keen for members to be involved to maintain the momentum.
We are particularly interested in involving early career professionals in the workshop and ICOMOS members who are not necessarily members of an International Scientific Committee (ISC) but who have an interest and/or expertise in cultural landscapes and/or routes.
The Colin Crisp Award shall be awarded for the most outstanding effort deemed by the Award Committee to have demonstrated excellence through one or more of the following activities:
- Conservation of an engineering work of historic or heritage significance
- Engineering work that facilitates or is essential to the successful conservation of an historic or heritage structure or building
- Recording, research, or documentation of an engineering history or heritage nature
- Education, or the creation of awareness in engineering history or heritage
- Such other endeavour related to engineering history or heritage, deemed by the Committee to be worthy
Please note that this award is for projects, not achievement by individuals.
ENTRIES CLOSE ON 31 JULY 2011
The award will be made at the 16th Engineering Heritage Australia Conference in Hobart from 13-16 November 2011.
For more information refer to the Engineering Heritage Australia page on the Engineers Australia website or contact the Engineering Heritage Australia Administrator on (02) 6270 6584.
Historical Justice and Memory: an interdisciplinary conference
14-17 February 2012
- Professor Elazar Barkan, Columbia University
- Professor Steve J. Stern, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The past few years have seen a plethora of case studies about attempts to deal with past injustice. Scholars have explored the work of truth commissions, the effects of apologies, debates over reparations, and trials of individual perpetrators, to name but four key themes. At the same time, there has been a burgeoning of studies about how past injustice is remembered (or forgotten) and memorialised. This conference provides a unique opportunity to link these two areas of research and to ask questions such as: To what extent is historical justice predicated on particular memories, on particular forms of remembering or on the forgetting of a particular past? How do apologies or truth commissions, for example, shape social memories of past injustice?
This conference aims to bring together scholars working on historical justice and on memory. It is trying to promote conversations across disciplinary boundaries – for example, between historians and lawyers, anthropologists and philosophers, sociologists and cinema studies scholars, heritage scholars and psychologists, human geographers and political scientists – and across national boundaries: bringing together, say, a historian working on memories of the 1965 violence in Indonesia with a lawyer doing research on the South African truth commission, and an anthropologist doing fieldwork in Romania with somebody analysing novels written in post-Pinochet Chile.
The conference will be the first gathering of the Historical Justice and Memory Research Network, which was set up in late 2010.
We invite proposals for:
- Papers about any issue related to historical justice and/or the transition to democracy, and/or memory in societies striving for historical justice;
- Panels (particularly those that bring together scholars working on different parts of the world and/or from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds); and
- Workshops (which could be closed or open to others, and which would usually bring together scholars whose papers have been circulated before the conference).
We welcome proposals from scholars, artists, activists, and representatives from NGOs and IGOs.
The conference will be held in tandem with an emerging scholars workshop for PhD students that will take place on 13 and 14 February 2012 (see below).
Papers ought to be in English; however, we also welcome proposals for panels and workshops that accommodate papers in other languages.
Deadline: 3 June 2011
Please send all abstracts and proposals for panels and workshops, accompanied by a biographical note, to Dr Martine Hawkes. Abstracts, proposals and bios should be about 200 words each and need to be in English.
Emerging Scholars Workshop
We invite PhD students working on historical justice and memory to submit proposals for papers to be discussed in an emerging scholars workshop on 13 and 14 February 2012, and to be presented during the Historical Justice and Memory conference. Interested students ought to send a detailed abstract, a synopsis of their research project and a CV to Dr Martine Hawkes by 3 June 2011.
We expect to be able to subsidise the attendance of participants chosen to attend the emerging scholars workshop.
Proposed New Master of Arts (MA) in Heritage Arts in Education – Hong Kong Institute of Education’s Online Survey
Heritage arts are an important part of intangible cultural heritage. The proposed new MA program will aim to ensure the continued vibrancy of heritage arts through providing the opportunity for students to become education specialists in this area whether they work at schools, universities, tourist attractions or public cultural institutions. We would like to hear from you through an online survey, if you are interested in such a programme. This questionnaire is designed to collect the views of potential applicants to the program. The information will be kept strictly confidential. It will only take around 5 to 8 minutes to answer the following questions to complete the questionnaire.
Click on the following links for:
If you wish to make further enquiries or are unable to access the survey through the links provided, please email Hilary du Cros.
The Society of Architectural Historians, Australia & New Zealand (SAHANZ) is calling for applications for the David Saunders Founder’s Grant 2011. SAHANZ offers this annual grant in memory of the founder of the Society, David Saunders. The David Saunders Founders Grant is intended to support research by beginning researchers who are members of SAHANZ and whose work furthers the society’s aims. The deadline for applications is 2 June each year.
First International Workshop on Urbanization and Cultural Landscape
4-16 July 2011
This international workshop will address issues regarding the rapid growth and changes of the urban context and to understand its current status for an analytical approach for the preparation of a development plan and to examine its transformation and regeneration including the evaluation of the urban expansion impact to the historic contexts and cultural landscapes. The workshop will also provide participants with in depth insight into current thinking, trends and approaches concerning sustainable design principles and urban management, with the aim of reducing environmental degradation caused by fast and uncontrolled urbanization.
Contributors will offer their expertise and reflections on selected Italian and foreign case studies.
Application deadline: 30 May 2011
SHATIS’11 – International conference on structural health assessment of timber structures
16-17 June 2011
The International Conference on Structural Health Assessment of Timber Structures (SHATIS’11) will take place on June 16-17, in Lisbon, Portugal.
The papers to be presented at the conference include contributions from numerous Institutions and Companies from 26 countries, promising a very interesting meeting, with informative and productive discussions.
The SHATIS 11 – Preliminary Scientific Programme is now available.
Additional information can be found on the conference website.
In the framework of the new project “Art Nouveau & Ecology” actions, the Réseau Art Nouveau Network organises a series of five Historical Labs with the support of the Culture 2007-2013 Programme of the European Commission. The second of the series, hosted in Barcelona, will explore the following theme:
Tourism and the Preservation of Art Nouveau Heritage: A Source for Funding… A Source of Problems?
SATURDAY 4 JUNE 2011
CX La Pedrera (Casa Milà)
Auditori – Passeig de Gràcia, 92 – 08008 Barcelona
For further information about this lab, click here.
The ICOMOS International Polar Heritage Committee is holding its next meeting and an open conference in Hobart in March 2012. The meeting and conference is timed to coincide with a series of commemorative events in Hobart to mark the centenary of Roald Amundsen’s return to Hobart after the attainment of the South Pole.
First Conference on the Heritage of the Indian Ocean
Higher National School of Architecture of Montpellier
Department of Cultural Affairs : Indian Ocean
Saint Denis, Reunion Island
2-4 November 2011
The main purpose of this conference is to set up a basis for international cooperation in the field of urban and architectural heritage in the Indian Ocean, between countries having a common historical background and culture.
The three-day conference will bring together researchers, geographers, historians, architects, archaeologists and sociologists from different countries around the Indian Ocean, with an open approach to the Indian Ocean as a meeting-point between cultures, from antiquity up to the contemporary period.
The conference will, in addition, be an opportunity to gather together documents on the history of towns and their heritage and draw up a common document which will be built up little by little and presented in the schools and universities of each of the countries concerned.
To this end, the School of Architecture of Reunion (a department of the School of Architecture of Montpellier), which already has a number of historical documents concerning many of the towns in and around the Indian Ocean, proposes to bring them together, with the help of the researchers attending the conference and to prepare their presentation and distribution, along with the conference proceedings.
For further information, consult the Heritage of the Indian Ocean call for papers.
To view the May 2011 news from ICCROM, click here.
To read International Committee of the Blue Shield’s statement on Syria, click here.
QUOTATION No CQ11/019
Quotations are invited from suitably experienced and qualified consultants or individuals for the provision of a heritage advisory service for the Alpine Shire Council. The primary role of the heritage advisor is to provide expert advice and support to Council in achieving the maximum possible conservation and promotion of places of cultural significance within the Alpine Shire, especially those heritage places subject to statutory protection under the Alpine Planning Scheme.
Copies of the Request for Quotation are available from the Procurement Unit or visit the Alpine Shire Council website.
Closing Date: In the Tender Box, Bright, by 12 noon Friday 10 June 2011.
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