2013 Historic Preservation Symposium
March 1-March 2, 2013
The 14th annual CHC symposium will focus on Historic Preservation research and education occurring at many of the universities in Texas. Presentations will be short 10 minute introductions to what students and professors are doing at these universities. Represented universities are Texas Tech, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas San Antonio, Prairie View A&M University, Texas A&M University at Kingsville, and Texas A&M University College Station.
The event will kick off on Friday March 1, at 6:00pm at StageCenter Theatre in downtown Bryan. Dwayne Jones, Director of the Galveston Historic Foundation will be presenting important information on advantages and disadvantages of Historic Districts. A panel discussion will follow his presentation. The panel will include Dwayne Jones, David Preziosi ( Preservation Dallas ), and Julie Fulgham (Director of Development Services, Brenham) and will be moderated by David Woodcock.
Friday's event is open to the public and free of charge. Saturday's presentations are $20 for students, $25 dollars for the public and academics, and $100 dollars for professionals.
ICCROM 4th Training Course on Conservation of Built Heritage, Rome, Italy
March 2-April 22, 2012
The course aims at serving a wide range of conservation practitioners and decision makers by placing technical issues within the broader conservation context in order to link them to planning and management concerns. The first part of the course will consist of an overview of the current practices of defining heritage, evolution of different concepts and key approaches currently used in built heritage conservation. The second part of the course will focus on the planning and management issues pertaining to the conservation decision making process. The third part of the course will focus more closely on technical issues including documentation, conditions assessments and various treatments plus interpretation and public access. A special module on 'Sustainable Development and World Heritage' will be included during the last week of For more information, email:firstname.lastname@example.org
1st International Conference on Best Practices in World Heritage: Archaeology, Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
April 9-April 13, 2012
The Universidad Complutense de Madrid, together with the Consell Insular deMenorca are organizing this international conference to generate a meeting point on Archaeology management and treatment of World Heritage sites. The main aim of the Conference is to draw up and publish a "Guide of Best Practices in World Heritage: Archaeology". To this end, sessions about the following topics will be organized: 1.Social action and Archaeology in World Heritage 2.ICT, Archaeology and World Heritage 3.Architecture, World Heritage and Archaeology 4.Land planning, Archaeology and World Heritage 5.Preventive Archaeology and World Heritage 6.Education, diffusion, World Heritage and Archaeology For more information.
Lecture: "World Heritage and Economic Development"
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
17 April 2012
The lecture “World Heritage and Economic Development”, organized by Edinburgh World Heritage together with the City of Edinburgh Council and RSA Fellows MCICH Network, will take place on Tuesday 17 April, 6.00pm at the Royal College of Physicians in order to mark World Heritage Day and the 40th anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. The lecture will look at how World Heritage can be used to promote and support economic regeneration, with contributions from two expert speakers and panel discussion with Professor Charles McKean, chairman of Edinburgh World Heritage, and Greg Ward, Head of Economic Development at the City of Edinburgh Council. For more information.
International Day for Monuments and Sites Theme 2012: World Heritage
18 April 2012
The aim of the International Day for Monuments and Sites is to encourage local communities and individuals throughout the world to consider the importance of cultural heritage to their lives, identities and communities, and to promote awareness of its diversity and vulnerability and the efforts required to protect and conserve it.
US/ICOMOS 15th International Symposium
San Antonio, Texas
May 31-June2, 2012
The 2012 US/ICOMOS International Symposium will be an opportunity to celebrate the cultural heritage of the Americas. In particular, attention will be brought to the five San Antonio Missions, including The Alamo. Collectively, the San Antonio Missions have “outstanding universal value” as defined by the guidelines for the World Heritage Sites. A World Heritage nomination has been written for the Missions, now on the US “tentative list” for consideration.
Visit the symposium website for the detailed program schedule.
4th International Congress on Construction History - Call for Abstracts, Paris, France
July 3-7, 2012
We invite researchers from all disciplines concerned with the history of construction - whether they be historians or experts, experienced or young researchers - to submit 20-minute paper abstracts for the 4th International Congress on Construction History. Abstracts are due April 15, 2011.