GA2020 / GA2023 SYDNEY ITEMS
CONFERENCE / SYMPOSIUM CALL FOR PAPERS & OPEN REGISTRATIONS
COURSES / AWARDS / GRANTS PROGRAMS / OTHER – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS / NOMINATIONS / SUBMISSIONS / EOIs
SITUATIONS VACANT / WANTED
1. [NEW ITEM] Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia Inquiry into the destruction of 46,000 year old caves at the Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara region of Western Australia
Australia ICOMOS has made a major submission to this inquiry, a copy of which can be found on the Submissions page of the Australia ICOMOS website. The inquiry is also considering the broader issue of Indigenous heritage protection in all jurisdictions in Australia, and the role of the Commonwealth.
On 4 August 2020, two explosions occurred at the port of the city of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. 177 people have died thus far, with 6000 injured, and an estimated 300,000 people homeless
Fire ignited 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, which had been confiscated by the Lebanese government from an abandoned ship and stored at the port without safety measures in place. Investigations have revealed that the fire was most likely ignited by workers welding a door in a port warehouse.
Human life is always given precedence, however the protection of cultural heritage aids in the rebuilding of community and re-establishes identity within.
Since the blast the UNESCO office in Beirut and the Lebanese national committee of the Blue Shield (LBS), supported by Blue Shield International (BSI), have been working to make a preliminary assessment of the damage. Also in collaboration with the Directorate General of Antiquities, Lebanese national committees of ICOM, ICOMOS and IFLA.
To read more and access the report, visit the Blue Shield Australia website.
Note: additional detailed information about the buildings mentioned in the preliminary report is underway and will be available for use shortly.
Design @ Dusk #8: Design in the Anthropocene
Urban Design for Regional NSW
27 August 2020 12:00-1:00 PM AEST
Urban Design for Regional NSW: A guide for creating healthy-built environments in regional NSW has been developed to be a tool for designers, planners and developers. It offers practical guidance for all stages of the planning, development and delivery processes.
Join the NSW Government Architect (GANSW) for a discussion with urban designer Kate Rintoul (Wollongong City Council) and regional director Jeremy Gray (DPIE), who will provide their thoughts and insights about how the Guide can be used within strategic planning and urban design processes, at different levels of government. GANSW Principal Design and Guidance, Jane Threlfall, will facilitate a panel discussion with Kate and Jeremy, and answer questions from the audience.
The Heritage Council of Victoria is pleased to announce new appointments as recommended by the Minister for Planning and approved by the Governor in Council.
David Hogg (Engineering or Building Construction), Margaret Baird (Urban or regional planning), Justin Naylor (Financial Management), Mark Burgess (Financial Management – alternate) and Adrian Finanzio (Planning Law, heritage law or property law – alternate) have all been appointed to Council.
Current members re-appointed were Jeff Robinson (Engineering or Building construction), Jo Guard (Urban or regional planning – alternate), Andrew May (History) and Maggi Solly (General Member – alternate).
The Heritage Council is an independent statutory authority made up of ten members and ten alternates with professional qualifications in specific areas as outlined in the Heritage Act 2017. Council members are drawn from a wide range of professional disciplines and organisations.
Professor Stuart Macintyre has resigned as Chair of the Council due to ill health, and the Minister for Planning has appointed Jennifer Moles as Chair of the Heritage Council of Victoria, and Andrew May as Deputy Chair.
Visit the Member Profiles page for more information about all current members of the Heritage Council.
We are pleased to announce the Heritage & Slow TourismLAB, a spin-off of the Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, International Conference.
Already in 2014, during the first edition of HTHIC at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, it became clear that Slow – the philosophy, the pursuit of quality of life and focus on the preservation of natural and cultural heritage – was particularly relevant for the HTHIC community.
The HTHIC2020 Heritage & Slow Tourism sessions had to be cancelled. Now, we look forward to meeting in our virtual LAB researchers, practitioners and policymakers who wish to explore the varying meanings and practices of Slow.
To read the latest Cambridge Heritage Research Centre bulletin, click on the following link.
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GA2020 / GA2023 SYDNEY ITEMS
Australia ICOMOS invites members and heritage colleagues to join us at our GA2020 MARKER EVENT to acknowledge the work undertaken to organise the 20th Triennial General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of ICOMOS that could not be hosted in Sydney in 2020.
The Marker Event will be a live-streamed panel discussion on the theme of Shared Cultures – Shared Heritage – Shared Responsibility; and will include the launch of a special ‘legacy’ issue of Historic Environment on this theme.
More information will be provided closer to the time.
CONFERENCE / SYMPOSIUM CALL FOR PAPERS & OPEN REGISTRATIONS
CHNT conference, 4-6 November 2020, Vienna – COVID-19 update & call for papers, posters and apps: extended deadline 21 August
Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT) conference
Artificial Intelligence : New pathways towards cultural heritage
4-6 November 2020
Due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases worldwide, the CHNT committee has decided to convene the conference “CHNT 25, 2020” in a purely digital format.
The schedule of CHNT 25, 2020 is based on the program. There will be plenary blocks, keynotes, parallel sessions, round tables and advanced archaeological trainings, all of which will be held virtually.
Presentation will be “LIVE” – we want all of you online for the duration of the conference.
If for whatever reason it is not possible for you to give your talk live, you should discuss with the chairs of your session about the option to send a video instead.
Call for papers, posters and apps
We know how to digitize our heritage, so what is the next step: making our Cultural Heritage more accessible to the general public / researchers, and even accessible when it is not there anymore.
In recent years, the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) approaches has increased rapidly in cultural heritage (CH) management and research. A main driver is the availability of remote sensing data, allowing us to detect new archaeological sites and to monitor the preservation of known monuments. Due to advances in computer power and a wide range of free machine learning tools, large amounts of remote sensing data can be processed automatically for CH purposes instead of covering only small areas by expert inspection
Deadline for submissions: extended to 21 August
The organisers have also started a “Culture = Future” page, for which they invite statements and thoughts from you about colleagues who have lost or will lose their jobs, because there are less excavations, less projects, the money is needed for something else but not for archaeology, museums and cultural heritage – view this and consider submitting your thoughts.
Web-EuroMed2020 on Digital Cultural Heritage, Online, 2-5 November 2020 – call for papers deadline: 15 September 2020
The newly established UNESCO and European Research Area (ERA) Chairs on Digital Heritage are announcing the International Web-Conference EuroMed 2020 dedicated to Digital Cultural Heritage Documentation, Preservation and Protection.
The 8th biannual European-Mediterranean (EuroMed-2020) conference is co-organised by the UNESCO and the EU ERA Chairs on Digital Cultural Heritage. It brings together multidisciplinary researchers, policy makers, professionals, fellows, practitioners and stakeholders to explore some of the more pressing issues concerning Cultural Heritage today. In particular, the main goal of the conference is to focus on interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research on tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage, using cutting edge technologies for the protection, restoration, preservation, massive digitalization, documentation and presentation of Cultural Heritage contents. At the same time, the event is intended to cover topics of research ready for exploitation, demonstrating the acceptability of new sustainable approaches and new technologies by the user community, owners, managers and conservators of our cultural patrimony.
Topics and themes
Researchers and practitioners willing to participate to the Web-EUROMED 2020 conference are invited to submit papers on original works addressing the following subjects and research themes:
I. DIGITAL HERITAGE DOCUMENTATION and PRESERVATION
II. PROTECTION, RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION OF TANGIBLE AND INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE
More detail information regarding the themes can be found at this link.
Submission of Papers
Submissions for the event are completely electronic through the online submission.
The 10 best submitted papers will be published on a special issue of upcoming International Journal Heritage in the Digital Era.
Paper submission deadline: 15 September 2020 (24:00 London-UK time)
Due to the pandemic Covid-19 the conference will be this year online and free of charge, however registration is mandatory.
There will also be workshops associated with this conference.
International Hagia Sophia Symposium: Architecture and Preservation, 24-25 September 2020, online delivery
International Hagia Sophia Symposium: Architecture and Preservation, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University, 24-25 September 2020
Since its construction, Hagia Sophia has always been a symbol of admiration and attraction, a mystical edifice where one can observe both Ottoman and Byzantium legacy under one great dome. Through the ages, Hagia Sophia has possessed various identities and has served several functions and communities.
This symposium focuses on the changes that the building and its built environment have undergone due to social, economic and political conditions. It aims to draw attention to this edifice loaded with multiple historical layers. Thus, it encourages scholarly evaluation of the changes since its construction in Late Antiquity to the present, as expressed in the art, culture and building technology of the populations actively involved in its transformation.
For more information, visit the symposium website.
COURSES / AWARDS / GRANTS PROGRAMS / OTHER – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS / NOMINATIONS / SUBMISSIONS / EOI
Many reports are emerging that the impact of COVID-19 is not being experienced equitably. Women in particular would appear to be shouldering a greater share of the burden.
The Australian Gender Equality Council (AGEC) have partnered with the University of Queensland and the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on men’s and women’s careers.
The purpose of this research project is to gain a clear understanding of the COVID-19 environment and its potential impact upon women’s ongoing career progression through a shift in the division of domestic labour as well as disparate effects upon women in different working environments.
If you would like to support this important project, we encourage you to participate in the research, which involves a ten minute survey.
The survey results will:
- inform a report outlining the impact of COVID-19 on the ongoing working lives of men and women
- assist in providing recommendations to organisations and policy suggestions to state and federal government
Note: this item was posted at the request of Women & Leadership Australia, an organisation that provides scholarship funding to women working in the humanities sector.
Government Architect NSW is seeking applications from qualified professionals to join the NSW State Design Review Panel to improve the quality of State Significant projects by providing independent and expert design advice.
The NSW State Design Review Panel (NSW SDRP) has been operating for more than two years and has lifted the design quality of the built environment across the State, including the Meadowbank Education and Employment Precinct schools, St George Community Housing at 11 Gibbons Street, Redfern and Estella Rd Public School in Wagga Wagga.
The NSW SDRP delivers on the principles and ambitions of Better Placed and provides a consistent, state-wide approach to reviewing and improving the design quality of State Significant projects.
The refreshed NSW SDRP will comprise a pool of 80 of the highest calibre practitioners from the industry who will provide independent and expert design advice. Members from the pool will be called upon to form panels with expertise in different types of development.
GANSW is looking for professionals who represent a variety of skills across design in the built environment, and a diversity of experience and insight.
Applications for panel members are open until 24 August 2020.
There will be a virtual information session for potential panel members on 19 August 2020.
To register for the information session and to download the RFP documents visit this link.
To read more about the NSW SDRP pilot program on the GANSW website visit the Government Architect NSW website.
Do you know anyone who has started his/her PhD and require access to the National Library of Australia’s world-class collections?
Summer Scholarships support Australian PhD students to spend six weeks at the National Library, from 11 January to 19 February 2021, researching the collections.
Scholars receive a stipend of $6000 to cover travel, accommodation and living costs, access to the Fellows room with office facilities, as well as special and supported access to collections.
Up to five scholarships are available:
- Two Norman McCann Scholarships* for research into Australian history, Australian literature, librarianship, archives administration, or museum studies
- The Seymour Scholarship* for biographical research
- The Carol Moya Mills Scholarship for a scholar from regional or rural Australia
- The National Library of Australia Scholarship*, with preference given to Indigenous scholars
*some age limits apply
For more information, visit the National Library of Australia website.
Applications close 5pm (AEST), Friday 28 August 2020.
Have you been thinking about or planning a project to transform your heritage building? The Landmark and Community Buildings Fund opened on 1 July for Expressions of Interest.
The fund is open to:
- not-for-profit, charity or community-owned or occupied heritage buildings. The fund will contribute between 50 and 100 per cent of the project cost. In exceptional circumstances the fund will be allocated to one project but is most likely to be split across multiple projects.
- privately owned heritage buildings that are landmarks or prominent features in their local areas. These are buildings that are well known, easily recognisable or well-loved, and may have an interesting story to tell. The fund will contribute up to 60 per cent of the total cost.
To find out more and to see if your project is eligible, visit the City of Melbourne website.
The site explains the criteria for the fund and has a short online Expression of Interest form. The EOI is open between 1 July and 31 August. If your project meets the criteria we will contact you to invite you to apply for funding.
The amount an individual project receives depends on the number of projects funded in any given round of funding. The committee of the Victorian Heritage Restoration Fund (VHRF) has the final decision on how the fund is allocated. The VHRF Committee will make decisions about the Landmark and Community Buildings Fund at its meeting on 26 November.
For more information contact Jackie Donkin, Project Officer Heritage, on (03) 9658 7078.
Australia-based arts organisations and individuals are invited to submit project proposals for inclusion in the UK | Australia Season 2021-22.
The UK | Australia Season 2021-22 will celebrate and strengthen the partnership between Australia and the UK.
The Season is a joint initiative by the British Council and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to strengthen and build cultural connections. This will be the first time the Australian Government and the British Council have collaborated on a reciprocal Season, which will take place from August 2021 to March 2022.
Under the theme ‘Who are we now?’ and particularly in light of the COVID pandemic, the Season will reflect on both nations’ shared history and culture. The Season will explore the UK and Australia’s current relationship, and imagine our future by bringing together artists, universities, and civil society leaders from both countries in a diverse and inclusive way.
The Australian program will take place in the UK from August to November 2021, and the UK program in Australia from September 2021 to March 2022.
The Season is inviting participation from across the Australian creative sector. Projects across all art forms are welcome to apply. A welcoming and supportive environment for First Nations participants is central to the Season.
Funding opportunities available
Australian organisations applying for inclusion in UK | Australia Season will have the opportunity to also apply for grant support in two ways:
1. The British Council’s UK | Australia Season Grant
The UK | Australia Season is supported by the British Council Board of Patrons, which includes UK and Australian representatives and is chaired jointly by Sir Lloyd Dorfman CBE and David Gonski AC.
Australian projects to be presented in the UK can bid for up to AUD $40,000 under the UK | Australia Season Grant. Please note this grant is only available to organisations.
Organisations can apply for this grant during the application process on the Australia-based applications page on the British Council website.
2. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program (ACDGP)
More details around the ACDGP will be available in late August. This opportunity is open to both individuals and organisations.
Australian applications for the Season are now open until Sunday 13 September 2020.
Join the webinar
If you need more information or have questions, join our webinar on Tuesday 18 August at 16:30 AEST (14:30 AWST).
Applications are now open for the George Proudman Fellowship 2021, a $12,000 endowment open to stonemasons to foster leadership, works skills and knowledge abroad.
To be eligible for this program you must:
- be a trade qualified stonemason working in NSW
- have two or more years’ experience in traditional masonry work or repairs
- be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia
More information is available on this NSW department website.
Applications close COB 14 September 2020.
Call for applications: PhD students in Marie Curie ITN SUBLime (Sustainable Building Lime applications via Circular Economy and Biomimetic Approaches) – deadline: 14 September 2020
Dedicated and highly motivated Early Stage Researchers (ESR) are invited to apply for PhDs that will craft the future of lime mortars/plasters in new construction and conservation of the built heritage.
We are recruiting 15 international PhD students to be trained as European experts in Sustainable Building Lime applications via Circular Economy and Biomimetic Approaches (SUBLime). SUBLime is an European Training Network (ETN) program that will start in February 2021, as a Marie-Sklodowska-Curie action (Innovative Training Network – ITN) involving 9 countries in Europe.
This is an excellent opportunity to enhance your international career prospects:
Original research projects within a Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (Horizon 2020 grant 955986)
- Consortium of 17 European partners (6 highly specialized universities and 11 worldwide leading Industrial Partners)
- Collaboration with network partners including visits during secondments
- Participate in worldwide training workshops
- Very attractive PhD student salary
- Enrolment in host institutions’ PhD programs
For more information please check the SUBLime website.
Applications close 14 September 2020.
The journal Change Over Time: An International Journal of Conservation and the Built Environment, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press, invites submissions for:
11.1 LEGACIES OF DETENTION, ISOLATION, AND QUARANTINE | Guest Editor: David Barnes
Historically, human societies have isolated outsiders and transgressors to defend themselves against perceived danger. Occasionally, we have isolated ourselves to protect others. The locales in which we have performed isolation range from elaborate complexes and stately edifices to prosaic makeshift shelters. Places of isolation, detention, and quarantine reveal often unspoken truths about the states and the societies that created them. This issue will explore the ways in which communities have preserved and remembered the liminal sites they once designed to tame and physically contain their fears.
Abstracts of 200-300 words are due 15 September 2020. Authors will be notified of provisional paper acceptance by mid-October 2020. Final manuscript submissions will be due mid-March 2021.
For more information, visit the Change Over Time website.
Call for applications: Master in “World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development”, November 2020 to November 2021, blended delivery (online/Italy) – deadline: 27 September 2020
The call for applications for the new edition of the Master in “World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development”, offered by the University of Turin, the Polytechnic of Turin and the International Training Centre of the ILO, in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property), is now open.
The programme is intended for professionals involved in the management of World Heritage properties and/or professionals and specialists involved in the preservation or promotion of cultural heritage.
For more information, visit the course website.
Applications close 27 September 2020.
SITUATIONS VACANT / WANTED
LEP Review Specialist Studies; Heritage Study – Request for Quotations
Description: Wollondilly Shire Council invites quotations for a Heritage Study as part of its Local Environmental Plan Review Program for the townships of Appin, Thirlmere and Warragamba.
Obtaining Documentation: Documents may be obtained electronically via the tenderlink.com website.
Requests for Information: Please contact Daniel Grimson on (02) 4677 1000 or email the Wollondilly Shire Council.
Deadline: Request for quotations close at 11am, 8 September 2020.
Lodgement: Submissions may be electronically lodged via the Tenderlink.com website, or hand delivered to 62-64 Menangle St Picton (Tender Box), or posted to PO Box 21 Picton. Council shall not accept any submissions after the closing date and time. Council does not accept submissions via email or facsimile.
Canvassing of any Council members or officers will disqualify potential candidates from the process.
Woollahra Council has an exciting opportunity for a highly experienced leader to join our team as the Manager Strategic Planning.
As Manager Strategic Planning, you will be a results driven, strong people leader who can provide leadership to the Strategic Planning Department to ensure that Woollahra Council meets the needs of its residents by providing customer focused, high level effective strategic planning services.
The key functions of this role are:
- Strategic Land Use Planning
- Heritage Conservation
- Urban Design
- Planning Certificates
You will provide effective policy, strategic and environmental planning frameworks for the management of the built environment of the local government area. In return, we offer a rewarding career, competitive salary, above average leave entitlements and a supportive and high performing working environment.
For more information about this role and to apply, visit this link.
Applications close 6 September 2020.
[NEW] TENDER OPPORTUNITY Cultural Landscape Management Plan for Strawberry Hill/ Barmup, Albany (WA)
The National Trust of Western Australia seeks to commission a suitably qualified consultant team to prepare a Cultural Landscape Management Plan for its historic property Strawberry Hill/ Barmup in Albany Western Australia.
In 2020 the National Trust is taking a broad approach to the heritage values of the cultural landscape in which Strawberry Hill/ Barmup exists – encompassing pre- and post-colonial occupation and the ongoing interrelationship between people and landscape. The Cultural Landscape Management Plan will provide guidance to enable effective management of the cultural heritage values of the landscape and gardens at this important place.
The Lead Consultant will work with Trust staff to confirm the strategic approach to the project and necessary sub-consultancies required to contribute to the final document. This is expected to include: a clearly stated interpretive approach to the cultural landscape; archaeological management guidelines; plant identification; weed and pest control management; waste management and composting guidelines; and garden maintenance planning. The report should consider the effects of environmental change over time and expected change into the future and how this will impact on management of the place. The final document must be a practical, easy to read guide that will be used by Trust staff and volunteers for ongoing management of the Strawberry Hill/ Barmup grounds.
For a copy of the project brief, please contact the project manager at (08) 9321 6088 or email Kelly. Please note that consultants must be able to travel to the site and meet with staff, volunteers and community members so due to travel restrictions must be based in Western Australia.
SITUATION VACANT Earthquake Engineering and Seismology Researcher for STAND4HERITAGE project, University of Minho, Portugal
Earthquake Engineering and Seismology Researcher (Junior/ Experienced)
The Historical and Masonry Structures (HMS) group of the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering (ISISE), University of Minho, Portugal, plans to open soon a position for a junior or experienced researcher already with a PhD (duration of the contract may be up to 4 years) to join the STAND4HERITAGE project, which is funded by a European Research Council Advanced Grant.
The position will focus on the stochastic analysis of the seismic signal with the aim to generate a representative variation of ground motion records (both source and structure-sensitive), and to examine the influence of the signal on the dynamic (seismic) behaviour of masonry structures.
Necessary qualifications: PhD degree in Civil Engineering or Earthquake Engineering with a strong background in stochastic analysis and geophysics, or similar qualifications.
If interested, please email your résumé to Dr Anastasios Giouvanidis by Sunday 23 August 2020 (23:59 GMT).
SITUATION VACANT Built Heritage Conservation Specialist/Architect, RBA Architects + Conservation Consultants, Melbourne
Based in St Kilda, RBA Architects + Conservation Consultants is an agile and independent, medium-sized team of built heritage experts and architects, including conservation specialists, heritage consultants and historians.
We seek a forensically-minded conservation specialist/architect to both lead and advance our building science division. A thorough understanding of technical preventive and remedial building fabric conservation is necessary as is a passion for the scientific materials as well as architectural analysis of historic structures.
We are equal parts technically proficient, philosophically sophisticated, research-driven and innovators – qualities that enable us to apply a rigorous and multidisciplinary lens across the breadth of our work, which spans a diverse range of typologies, sectors and regions.
Candidates should have:
- Experience with building fabric/materials analysis and best-practice conservation practice
- Honours or Masters in Architecture/Conservation or similar
- A broad understanding of traditional construction techniques (mid-19th century to late 20th century) and Australian architectural/building history
- Familiarity with the BCA/NCC and relevant Australian and international Standards
- Familiarity with and ideally, proficiency, in AutoCad, Revit and Adobe
- Familiarity with the current analogue and emerging digital and AI diagnostic tools
- An investigative nature
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Is this you? If so, we encourage you to explore our website and get into contact with our Director, Roger Beeston, for an initial/confidential discussion — (03) 9525 5666. Cover letters and CVs can then be sent to Roger via email.
A first-rate benefits package and salary commensurate with experience and internal equity will be provided. Immediate start. Interstate and international candidates welcome.
RBA Architects + Conservation Consultants is an equal opportunities employer.
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