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CALL FOR PAPERS – AHI Conference, 9th to 11th October 2019, Bedford – DEADLINE EXTENDED

Dates: 9 to 11 October, 2019
Place: Bedfor, UK
Abstract Deadline: https://ahi.org.uk/call-for-papers-ahi-conference-9th-to-11th-october-2019-bedford/

The conference theme is ‘Truth and Interpretation’.

In a time when the phrases ‘fake news’ and ‘post-truth’ dominate news headlines and colour our views of social media, the media and politicians, it is time for interpreters to discuss ‘what is truth?’

How do we deal with issues of truth in our work – how do we define truth – by whom is the idea of truth created – can there even be such a thing as truth?

How do we as interpreters approach hidden and covered up stories, how do we decide to balance untold and accepted narratives?

With a conference site visit to Bletchley Park, there could be fertile inspiration for this theme.

Abstracts, 500 word maximum, should be submitted to admin@ahi.org.uk. We look forward to receiving your abstracts of papers by 7 June  2019.

Any queries regarding abstracts or submissions please contacts Sheena Irving (sheena@sirvingav.com) or Kev Theaker (kev.theaker@ahi.org.uk)

ICAHM Session at EAA Bern: The Role of ICAHM in Supporting
ICOMOS and UNESCO in the Context of World Heritage Sites

Dates: 4 to 8 September 2019
Place: Bern, Switzerland
Abstract Deadline: 14 February
Website:  https://www.e-a-a.org/eaa2019
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This session aims at discussing the role of archaeologists in general and heritage managers in particular in the context of World Heritage (WH), as ICAHM is UNESCO’s advisory body for this topic. Europe is the region with most WH sites in the world. Many of them are archaeological sites. On the one hand,
this imbalance is a sign for the ‘hegemonic Western vision of Archaeological (Cultural) Heritage’ (UNESCO’s Global Strategy 1994), on the other hand Europe serves as a great field experiment in heritage management. This session wants to discuss examples of best practice or other experiences
highlighting archaeological heritage management issues at European World Heritage Sites. The main objectives are:

To present ICAHM’s Scientific Committee and the opportunities this international non-governmental organisation (NGO) offers to archaeologists.

To discuss new challenges that archaeological heritage management faces (i.e. community involvement, evaluation systems, management plan strategies,
conflicts of interpretation and decolonization models, conservation, environmental relationships, and contemporary archaeology).

To establish a closer relationship between European archaeologists in order to grasp specific necessities of the area and discuss possible solutions that the ICAHM committee could implement.

Tourism in Islands in the XXI Century: dynamics and challenges

Dates: November 25-27, 2019
Place: La Orotava, Tenerife, Canary islands
Website: https://www.tourismislandcongress.com/

Universidad Europea de Canarias (Tenerife, Spain) and the Instituto Superior de Ciências Empresariais e do Turismo (Portugal) are pleased to invite you to the congress “Tourism in Islands in the XXI Century: dynamics and challenges” to be held on the island of Tenerife in November 2019.  We look forward to hearing from you and we would like to invite you to share the information with your colleagues.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Tourism in Islands in the XXI Century: dynamics and challenges

2019 ICAHM Annual Meeting: Archaeological Heritage and World Heritage Sites: Towards Sustainable Management of Landscapes

Dates: December 3-6, 2019
Place: Arica, Chile
Website: http://icahm.icomos.org/2019-icahm-annual-meeting-chile/

The 2019 ICAHM Annual Meeting will provide a meeting ground for preservationists and local communities and indigenous groups in South America.  The conference themes elicit contributions about legal frameworks, intellectual and TEK property rights, bioethics, aboriginal and community archaeology, and dialogue on controlling and mitigating the impacts of plundering and illegal trade.

This 2019 meeting will engage national ICOMOS committees in South America and globally to consider the themes within the overall context of “Archaeological Heritage and World Heritage Sites, Towards the Sustainable Management of Landscapes”.  Shifting from sites to landscapes addresses broader communities engaged and impacted by world heritage designations, and especially indigenous peoples, their participation in decision-making, and their control over their indigenous places and traditional knowledge.

Conference themes:

  1. Indigenous Archaeologies in Latin America: Archaeologists, Archaeology and Indigenous Peoples
  2. The role of States, communities and experts in the conservation and management of the cultural and archaeological heritage of the Andean peoples of northern Chile
  3. Processes of plundering and restitution of archaeological and anthropological collections
  4. Public Archaeology and First Peoples (Indigenous) Communities
  5. Competing Values: Bioethics in Practice within Archaeological and Anthropological Research
TERRA 2021: 13th World Congress on Earthen Architecture

Dates: June 8-11, 2021
Place: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Website: http://isceah.icomos.org

TERRA 2021 will be organised by the Getty Conservation Institute, the National Park Service Vanishing Treasures Program, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Design.

The TERRA event is a worldwide congress whose themes relate to the study and conservation of earthen architectural, archaeological and cultural landscape heritage, as well as contemporary earthen architecture. These conferences started to be organized as small meetings of professionals working in earthen architecture, being the first one held in Yazd, Iran, in 1972. Since then, eleven more congresses were organized and have strengthened international collaboration, created regional networks, generated research and partnerships, and contributed to further the knowledge in the area: The following TERRA international meetings were held in Iran (1976), Turkey (1980), Peru (1983), Italy (1987), USA (1990), Portugal (1993), United Kingdom (2000), Iran (2003), Mali (2008), Peru (2012), and France (2016). The symposium grew from a small group of less than two-dozen people in the first symposium; to an International Conference under the aegis of ISCEAH, with 750 people attending TERRA 2016, in Lyon, France. In TERRA 2021 and TERRA 2024, the World Congress is expected to host more than a thousand experts and interested people.

Research, Education and Training

First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAC) 2019
Start date:
End date:
Deadline to apply:
Location: Rome, Italy

Working language: English
Course Fee: € 900
Scholarships: Once selected, participants who are unable to secure funding from other sources can apply for a partial or full scholarship.

https://www.iccrom.org/courses/first-aid-cultural-heritage-times-crisis-fac-2019

PhD Fellowship Position at the UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage at the Cyprus University of Technology

Applications are invited from candidates who possess the necessary qualifications in order to fill one (1) full time Marie S. Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellow Position in the newly established UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage / Digital Heritage Research Lab of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT – https://www.digitalheritagelab.eu/) in the research field of Enrichment of 3D volumetric objects with Metadata and Semantics in Cultural Heritage: The selected Marie S. Curie ESR will work for thirty six (36) months within the H2020 Initial Training Network CHANGE Marie S. Curie ITN Project (http://change-itn.eu/), an EU-funded programme bringing together eight (8) leading European Institutions as full beneficiaries and ten (10) other as partners in a transnational network, aiming at implementing a multidisciplinary and intersectorial research and training programme between academic, research and the industrial partners.

Description:
Cultural Heritage (CH) is an integral element of Europe, vital for the creation of a common European identity and one of the greatest assets for steering Europe’s social, economic development and job creation. However, the current research training activities in CH are fragmented and mostly designed as single-discipline, failing to cover the whole lifecycle of Digital Cultural Heritage (DCH) research, which is by nature a multi-disciplinary and intersectorial agenda. The CHANGE project will train a new generation of early stage researchers towards a common goal, namely the assessment of changes in tangible cultural heritage objects and their monitoring in the atmosphere and/or during their conservation treatment, using multimodal imaging techniques to complement more traditional analytical techniques. Their research will consist in optimising capture of data and their analysis, visualisation and management, to ensure a better documentation and long-term preservation of our common European cultural heritage. This work will be carried out within an interdisciplinary environment involving five (5) CH and four (4) ICT beneficiary institutions as well as nine (9) CH, ICT and industrial partners from eight (8) EU countries.

More information: https://www.digitalheritagelab.eu/news/job-opportunites-fellowships/eu-h2020-era-chair-digital-cultural-heritage-mnemosyne/

Workshop Ancient Architectural Repairs and Restorations in the Greek World from the Classical to the Imperial Period

Where: University of Oxford, Wolfson College
When: Thursday 28 February – Friday 1 March 2019

This workshop will bring together experts from different backgrounds in order to address technical as well as institutional aspects of ancient building repairs. Interdisciplinary approaches are especially needed in the field of ancient restorations. For this reason, we welcome papers not only by classical archaeologists and historians but also by conservators, geologists and chemists that work on relevant subjects, regardless of their career stage.

More information: http://www.fasticongressuum.com/single-post/2018/12/01/CALL-27122018-Ancient-Architectural-Repairs-and-Restorations-in-the-Greek-World-from-the-Classical-to-the-Imperial-Period—Oxford-England

Second International ICCROM course «Wooden architecture conservation and restoration»

Kizhi museum announces the application round for the second International ICCROM course “Wooden architecture conservation and restoration”.

Start date: 26 August, 2019
End date: 14 September, 2019
Deadline to apply: 22 April, 2019
Organizer: Kizhi Open Air Museum

Partners:

  • ICCROM
  • Petrozavodsk State University, UNESCO Chair “Wooden Architecture Research and Preservation”
  • Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

See leaflet for more information about the course and how to apply, as well as this link: https://www.iccrom.org/courses/wooden-architecture-conservation-and-restoration.

2019 ICAHM Annual Meeting: Archaeological Heritage and World Heritage Sites: Towards the Sustainable Management of Landscapes

Dates: 3-6 December 2019
Place: Arica, Chile
Abstract Deadline: 15 April
Website: http://icahm.icomos.org/2019-icahm-annual-meeting-chile/

In 2019, the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM) is proud to announce that the 2019 ICAHM Annual Meeting will bring us, after 7 years, back to South America, to Arica, Chile. The Meeting will be organized in cooperation with ICOMOS Chile and take place at the Antay Hotel.

This 2019 meeting will engage national ICOMOS committees in South America and globally to consider the themes within the overall context of “Archaeological Heritage and World Heritage Sites, Towards the Sustainable Management of Landscapes”.  Shifting from sites to landscapes addresses broader communities engaged and impacted by World Heritage designations, and especially indigenous peoples, their participation in decision-making, and their control over their indigenous places and traditional knowledge.

Conference themes:

  1. Indigenous Archaeologies in Latin America: Archaeologists, Archaeology and Indigenous Peoples
  2. The role of States, communities and experts in the conservation and management of the cultural and archaeological heritage of the Andean peoples of northern Chile
  3. Processes of plundering and restitution of archaeological and anthropological collections
  4. Public Archaeology and Aboriginal Communities
  5. Competing Values: Bioethics in Practice within Archaeological and Anthropological Research

We will also organize two round-tables focused on:

  • Mentoring Session on Desk Audits/Site Visits
  • World Bank Consultations and Other Professional Networking

We also offer a pre-conference program including:

  • 2-day site visit to The Nitrate plants of Humberstone and Santa Laura, WHS, the Geoglyphs of Pintados and Tiliviche
  • 1-day excursions to: Qhapaq Nan segment, World Heritage Site, in Socoroma and the Valley of Lluta; Chinchorro sites in Camarones Valle; and the Archaeological sites and Museum in Azapa Valley
  • Pre-conference International Seminar “Conservation and sustainable development of the archaeological heritage at the World Heritage Sites of Chile”

Important conference dates:
Open registration:  3 March
Abstract submission deadline: 15 April
Acceptance of papers and posters: 15 May
Registration deadline for presenting authors: 1 July
Early Bird registration deadline: 30 June
Registration Deadline: 1 November

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