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Contested Cultural Heritage: Religion, Nationalism, Erasure, and Exclusion in a Global World
Edited by Helaine Silverman
Contested Cultural Heritage: Religion, Nationalism, Erasure, and Exclusion in a Global World is part of a series recentlypublished by Spingerlink in the section Archaeology and Anthropology. It is the product of the Conference "Contested Cultural Heritage in a Global World", held at the University of Illinois in April 2008, and contains a selection of case studies introducedby Helaine Silverman with a historiography of contested cultural heritage.
According to Helaine Silverman, although "contested cultural heritage" has not always been specified in these same words,the concept has been cogently present for at least 25 years in several disciplines such as anthropology, architecture andtourism; and is now a framework driving much applied research internationally.
World Heritage and Cultural Diversity
Edited by Dieter Offenhäußer, Walther Ch. Zimmerli and Marie-Theres Albert. Summary by Jochen Dilly
World Heritage and Cultural Diversity assembles the proceedings of a conference of the same name, held in 2009 at the BrandenburgUniversity of Technology in Cottbus (Germany). The range of the articles honours the diversity mentioned in the title, includingtheoretical considerations as well as case studies. In five parts, topics as diverse as UNESCO regulations and practices,societal impact of cultural heritage preservation, sustainable development and case studies of cultural heritage, only toname a few, are discussed. The authors are leading academics as well as accomplished professionals in the field of heritage.
Cultural Heritage Management: A Global Perspective
Edited by Phyllis Mauch Messenger and George S. Smith
Cultural Heritage Management: A Global Perspective is a valuable contribution to the field of cultural heritage studies. Messengerand Smith lead an international and broad group of experts, such as archaeologists, anthropologists, and development specialists,who explain how different nations approach their cultural heritage. Moreover, they also present varied approaches to the managementof cultural heritage echoed from their own expertise; either studying, managing, protecting, and interpreting places or objectsthat represent histories, traditions, and cultural identities. An eye opener to the reality of cultural heritage, which despitebeing of increasingly value in our global world, keeps on being threatened by destruction.
22-26 June 2010. Évora, Portugal
Heritage 2010: The 2nd International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Greenlines Institute on Sustainable Development. Summary by Aster Speckens
Heritage 2010 was the second International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable development. Held in Evora, Portugal, thisconference encountered keynote speakers such as Croci and Turnbridge, as well as, a workshop on the "Tourism destiny of CulturalWorld Heritage Sites: Focus On Management Issues". This workshop was chaired by Professor Ashworth and the discussion panelwas formed by Jansen-Verbeke, Cameron, George and Pereira Roders. The conference proceedings contain over 160 papers, organizedby six main topics: heritage and governance for development; heritage and education policies; heritage and culture; heritageand economics; heritage and environment; heritage and society.
23-24 September 2010. Washington DC, USA
The Sustainability of Urban Heritage Preservation
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Summary by: Ana Tarrafa
This international seminar aimed "to increase the available knowledge on factors contributing to the long-term sustainabilityof urban heritage preservation efforts". The experts attending the event discussed the results of case studies focused onhistoric centres in Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. With this seminar IDBtried to expand the understanding of the economic aspects of sustainable preservation. The results will contribute to an overalleffectiveness of urban heritage efforts, mainly but not exclusively in the Latin American and Caribbean region.
19-20 November 2010. Philadelphia, USA
SMARTdocheritage: Heritage Recording and Information Management in the Digital Age
University of Pennsylvania, Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (RLICC, KU Leuven) and University College St. Lieven. Summary by: Mario Santana and Ona Vileikis
SMARTdocheritage was as diverse in scope as in participants, with internationally recognized keynote speakers, more than 20oral presentations in thematic forums, poster sessions and a round table. Among the 50 submitted posters there were five "Best Poster Awards" given on behalf of JCHMSD to: Branka Cuca (Italy); Yan He, Chuan Liu, Qianru Zhang, Lina Yin and Jinliang Xiao(China); Esmeralda Paupério, Xavier Romão, Filipe Neves and Aníbal Costa (Portugal); Darcy Charlton and Stephen Fai (Canada);and Lauren Meyer (USA). Initially planned by Robin Letellier (1944-2007), this symposium was dedicated to his vision and effortto promote heritage conservation.
Tools and web sites
Significance 2.0: A guide to assessing the significance of collections (2009)
This is a second revised edition of an innovative tool that explains the theory, practice and many applications of the conceptof "significance" in the field of collection management. Accordingly, "significance refers to the values and meanings thatitems and collections have for people and communities. Significance helps unlock the potential of collections, creating opportunitiesfor communities to access and enjoy collections, and to understand the history, cultures and environments of Australia".
CHARISMA: Cultural Heritage Advanced Research Infrastructures: Synergy for a Multidisciplinary Approach to Conservation/Restoration
This is an EU-funded integrating activity project carried out in the FP7 Capacities Specific Programme "Research Infrastructures".This project provides international access to advanced scientific tools and knowledge allowing experts such as scientists,conservators-restorers and curators to enhance their own research fields. It binds specialists from both arts and sciences.Moreover, it works as a platform to set-up new tools and methodologies to develop innovative applications and sustainablesolutions to improve the diagnostics and monitoring of cultural heritage. New, extended cooperation among European institutionsis resulting in the assembly of best practices in both theory and practice.
World Heritage Tourism Research Network (WHTRN)
The World Heritage Tourism Research Network (WHTRN) is dedicated to fostering collaborative research that addresses the challengesand opportunities of tourism at World Heritage sites and their surrounding regions. WHTRN is composed of researchers, WorldHeritage site managers, tourism operators, and destination management organizations who are interested in designing and conductingresearch that addresses tourism at World Heritage sites and their adjacent communities and territories. The management andadministration of WHTRN is conducted by a small group of interdisciplinary researchers located around the world. WHTRN welcomesnew members to join the network and communicate with and learn from scholars and practitioners around the world who are interestedin promoting active, meaningful research, such as the most recent "Heritage of the great war 1914-1918".