Keeping History Above Water Conference, Newport RI (USA), April 10-13, 2016

Climate change and rising sea level are increasingly becoming important issues in built heritage conservation. Nearly 10 years ago, ICOMOS convened a meeting on this topic, which has spawned a number of working groups, work by national advocacy organizations, and, more recently in the United States, interest in bridging between climate scientists and heritage conservators. […]

Call for Proposals: Putting Preservation on the Road: Protecting Our Overlooked Automotive Heritage in the Twenty-first Century

I typically post calls for papers that are directly relevant to the conservation/social sciences themes of this web site. While this call is a bit different, it still involves the potential for intangible heritage and the social sciences. In fact, the door is open here for some innovative thinking in terms of overall approaches the […]

Call for Papers: Heritage Dogma: Policy and Practice – Searching for Missing Links

I received the text, below, by email from the conference organizers. Call for Papers: Heritage Dogma: Policy and Practice – Searching for Missing Links (WAC-8, Kyoto conference session) Kyoto, Japan, August 28 to September 2, 2016 Call for papers closes April 30 2016. Organizers: John Ugwuanyi, Harald Fredheim, Steve Brown The 1994 ICOMOS Nara Document […]

Special EDRA47 intensive on using social science evidence to change built heritage conservation practice

Environmental Design Research Association Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina, May 18, 2016 As part of my activities with the Environmental Design Research Association’s (EDRA’s) Historic Environment Knowledge Network, I have been working with my co-chair, April Allen, along with Ned Kaufman to design a day-long intensive on conservation and the social sciences at the upcoming EDRA47 […]