Call for proposals: Voices of Place: Empower, Engage, Energize (EDRA 48 conference)

Voices of Place: Empower, Engage, Energize Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) 48th Annual Conference Call for Proposals EDRA’s mission is to advance and disseminate behavior, design, and conservation research toward improving understanding of the relationships between people and their environments. In its four decades of existence, its annual conference has always featured the work of […]

Call for papers and posters: Preserving Transcultural Heritage: Your Way or My Way?

I received the text, below, by email from the conference organizers. Preserving Transcultural Heritage: Your Way or My Way? CALL FOR PAPERS AND POSTERS ARTIS | Institute of History of Art ‐ School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon Alameda da Universidade, 1600‐214 Lisbon ‐ Portugal | Tel.: (+351) 217920000 | […]

Call for papers: Making the Past Less Foreign

CALL FOR PAPERS Making the Past Less Foreign Using Evidence Based on the Human Aspects of Heritage Conservation to Change Practice Editors: Dr. Jeremy C. Wells, Assistant Professor, Roger Williams University; Dr. Barry L. Stiefel, Associate Professor, College of Charleston/Clemson University; Instructions: Submit a 6,000-7,500-word paper (MS Word, RTF, ODF, or PDF document) […]

Do you teach in an historic preservation/heritage conservation program? How do you know you’re doing it well?

If you teach in an historic preservation or built heritage conservation program in a college or university, you may be aware that there are very few publications that directly address the pedagogical, curricular, and assessment needs of the field, especially from an international perspective. In fact, I would argue that until recently, there was no […]

Getty releases publication on consensus building and conflict resolution in heritage planning

Back in 2009, the Getty held a conference on “Consensus Building, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution for Heritage Place Management.” Although perhaps a bit tardy, the eponymous proceedings have finally been published (edited by David Myers, Stacie Nicole Smith, and Gail Ostergren) and I would recommend this publication as an obligatory read for practitioners in the […]

What will historic preservation look like in 50 years?

A few weeks ago, I attended the 7th National Forum on Preservation Practice hosted by Goucher College, which focused on the next 50 years of practice. One thing I’ve always liked about the National Forum is that it has a mix of both practitioners and academics, which helps to facilitate productive exchanges that otherwise would […]

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 […]