Monthly Archives: January 2014

Preventive and Planned Conservation

Preventive and Planned Conservation Conference 2014 (5-9 May 2014, Monza and Mantua. Italy)

DEADLINE: 15 February

PPC 2014 seeks a diverse and comprehensive program covering more areas of Preventive and Planned Conservation of Built Cultural Heritage. This conference is one of the communication and dissemination actions implemented within Cultural Districts “Monza and Brianza” and “Le Regge dei Gonzaga”.

“Cultural Districts” project, started in Lombardy Region in 2010, gives the opportunity for testing innovative approaches and tools and for rethinking the roles played by Built Cultural Heritage for local development.

You are invited to share your experience and your papers with academicians, researchers, public officers and professionals.

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Ignite 2014: Science in Culture

​Call for submissions for Science in Culture Theme Ignite 2014

Present your interdisciplinary research at the Natural History Museum

We are inviting proposals for an AHRC Science in Culture Theme Ignite event which will take place in the afternoon of 26th March 2014 at the Natural History Museum in London. The event will showcase the best of current interdisciplinary research across the Arts, Humanities and Science. The event will provide an opportunity to demonstrate the excitement of cutting edge research that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries. It is a chance to show the viability of reciprocal research collaborations under the Science in Culture Theme.

Deadline: 17th February 2014.

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Métissage: The fruitful encounter of differences

For over four centuries, as a primary gateway to North America, Quebec City and the Saint Lawrence Valley have provided a meeting place for encounters and exchanges between the French and British colonial nations, the First Nations, and generations of European immigrants. …

Métissage first came about as an imperfect translation of these foreign influences into original and often unexpected mixtures of plan, program, construction techniques and materials. Architectural métissage was influenced by cultural references, and shaped by site constraints, construction materials and the savoir-faire of both the local and immigrant builders. It spoke to the social concerns and technical means of the population. Métissage can be seen at all scales of intervention: landscapes, urban environments, buildings, interiors.

Abstracts are to be submitted by March 1, 2014.

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Engaging Conservation: Communities, capacity building and conservation practice

Community-based work in heritage conservation is well-established, involving local people in historic area planning and urban regeneration, in local campaigning to save heritage assets and local heritage trusts to look after them. But how effective are attempts at wider public engagement with what heritage conservation aims to achieve for public benefit? How are local people instrumental in shaping and carrying out conservation projects?

Engaging Conservation will consider what the shift towards participative practice and public engagement in heritage conservation means and how far it is being achieved. As ICOMOS International Training Committee finalises its new Principles for Capacity Building through Education and Training in Conservation of the Cultural Heritage, it will also be timely to share experience and wider thinking at an international level.

Abstracts of 300 words, together with a title and contributor’s details, should be sent to no later than 10 March 2014.

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Construction History Society

The Construction History Society is delighted to announce that its first National Conference will be held on the 11th and 12th of April 2014 in Queens’ College, Cambridge. Papers on all aspects of the construction history are welcome. Abstracts should be submitted before 15 August 2013, with finished papers submitted by 1 December 2013. The proceedings of this conference will be published as a book to accompany the conference.

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Call for Papers for the 7th Volume of Preservation Education & Research

Deadline: 1 May 2014

PER disseminates peer-reviewed scholarship relevant to historic environment education from fields such as historic preservation, heritage conservation, heritage studies, building and landscape conservation, urban conservation, and cultural patrimony. The National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) launched PER in 2007 as part of its mission to exchange and disseminate information and ideas concerning historic environment education, current developments and innovations in conservation, and the improvement of historic environment education programs and endeavors in the United States and abroad.

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The Sacred City: London, art and the religious imaginary

Deadline 1 February 2014.

William Blake famously hoped to see ‘Jerusalem builded here’, but he was not the first or the last creative mind to imagine a new utopian metropolis at the unique intersection between art, architecture and religion. Papers are welcome on all aspects of this theme as well as on cities and urban life in general, including architecture and multi-culturalism, medieval to Victorian cities, Biblical ideas of the city and contemporary art and film. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be emailed to Laura Moffatt by 1 February 2014.

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The First Annual Conference of the Norwich Historic Churches Trust (NHCT)

Deadline 31 January 2014.

Norwich has the highest number of surviving medieval churches of any city north of the Alps: thirty-one in total, of which eighteen are now redundant and in the care of NHCT. As part of a programme to raise the profile of the NHCT’s work, the Trustees have decided to initiate an annual conference to discuss the architecture, archaeology, history, liturgy, art history, sociology and post-redundancy use of the medieval churches of Norwich (papers can also be concerned with a wider canvas, but with a Norwich bias).

Proposals for 30-minute papers in English (maximum 300 words), with a short biography, are invited…

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Neighbourhood Planning in England: the contested politics of localism and co-production

This session will explore the contested politics of Neighbourhood Development Plans (NDPs), one of a raft of measures introduced under the Localism Act (2011) in England. With over 800 Neighbourhood Development Plans underway, and several already approved by popular referenda, the initiative is promoted as devolving power to communities and enabling popular engagement in local decisions, thereby bridging the divide between participatory and representative democracy, harmonising the competing priorities of the strategic and very local, and improving relationships between local authorities and local people.

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The Collector and his Circle

With the developing interest in the history of collecting, this one-day workshop to be held at the Wallace Collection on 2 July 2014, aims to bring out new research in the area of collecting and art markets in the early modern era (1700—1900). Speakers at this workshop are invited to examine the mutual interests of collectors and art patrons; the client relationships between dealers and collectors; the roles of advisers, museum curators and critics; and the importance of art publications.

Deadline 31 January 2014.

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