2017 marks the centenary of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC). Originally named the Imperial War Graves Commission, the organisation emerged from the various bodies given responsibility for the war dead of the British Empire. Led by the remarkable Sir Fabian Ware, a man driven by a vision of imperial collaboration, the Commission took responsibility for a global project for the permanent commemoration of the dead. Finding solutions to the vast number of questions faced by the Commission was a delicate process, and it resulted in a unique form of remembrance which has left a deep impression on people across the world.
The Centre for War, Propaganda and Society, (School of History, University of Kent) and Gateways to the First World War (AHRC-funded World War One Engagement Centre) are hosting a conference for PhD students and Early Career Researchers in the CWGC’s centenary year to explore its work and legacies.
The conference will be held on the Canterbury campus at the University of Kent, 4-6 September 2017. Queries regarding access may be directed to 01227 823 158 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are keen to encourage exploration of a wide range of themes connected with the work of the Commission, including (but not confined to) issues of identities (including class, race, and gender), horticultural and architectural treatment, mourning and grief, landscape and space, belonging and ownership, tourism and pilgrimage, interaction between visitors and the communities occupying the zones around the cemeteries and memorials, different uses and interpretations of the cemeteries and memorials, comparisons with other commemoration schemes, on-going role of the CWGC and its future.
Proposals for papers of no longer than 25 minutes in length, and all other queries, should be sent to: Eileen Hartney (E.Hartneyemail@example.com) or telephone 01227 764000.
Closing date for proposals [no more than 350 words]: 10 April 2017
This conference is a Gateways collaboration with The Western Front Association.
Gateways to the First World War is one of the five AHRC funded WW1 Engagement Centres which have supported a vast range of community engagement activities since 2014.
We are seeking submissions from those working on innovative projects on the themes outlined below in a research or operational capacity, who can contribute to this both retrospective and forward-looking conference. Contributions can be made through formal presentations or workshops, or more informally through the ‘unconference’ session or a show stand. We welcome contributions through the medium of Welsh, English, or bilingually. Please find details of the various formats below.
Themes and topics
The two main strands of the conference will be Digital Technologies and Digital Heritage, which may encompass digital survey (Terrestrial Scanning, Geo-physics, LiDAR, Photogrammetry, UAV’s, etc.), data processing, manipulation and analysis (including GIS & BIM), data storage and archiving, 3D modelling and reconstruction, visualisation and animation, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, gaming, immersive environments, 3D printing, e-publication, crowd sourcing, communities, education, engagement, interpretation and tourism.
As this is the 10th Digital Past conference, we are also seeking papers that take both a celebratory and critical look at the developments over ten years of digital heritage, the lessons learnt, and the opportunities and challenges for the sector in the decade ahead.
Other topics may include but are not limited to:
- Effects of digital technologies on equality, diversity and accessibility of the heritage sector;
- Implications of digital/innovative requirements by funding bodies;
- Implications of Brexit on funding of, and cooperation in, digital technologies;
- Implications of austerity on technological innovation and development
- Implications of bilingualism on digital platforms.
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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Every era of advancement is marked by a unique style of architecture. Globalisation, industrial evolution, rapid upsurge in demand for more modern, sustainable and innovative architectural masterpieces. Advancement in technology have changed the role of Architects and Planners in society. The academic realms of the field demands broader skills than just mastery of scientific and technological disciplines. The International Conference on Trends in Architecture and Construction (ICTAC 2017) will provide a forum for researchers from Academia and Industry by providing excellent opportunity to explore and share the advancements in the field of Architecture and Construction. The purpose of this conference is to discuss the existing technological knowledge and share information in the relevant areas that could lead to future developments. The conference will endow with an opportunity to present and observe the latest research results, ideas, developments and applications in the field of architecture. It will also give opportunities to students to meet experienced peers & researchers.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Research Papers, conceptual papers and case studies relevant to the theme of conference are invited from academicians, research scholars and professionals. Some of the promising areas are mentioned below, however the list is indicative and not exhaustive.
TOPICS OF INTEREST FOR RESEARCH PAPER INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
■ Architectural Design & Theories■ Urban Planning & Design ■ Advance Construction Materials ■ Energy Conservation ■ Innovative Building Materials ■ Environmental Protection ■ Role of Art in Architecture ■ Construction & Renewable Energy Sources ■ Building Technology Science ■ Housing Affordability ■ Importance of Landscaping in present scenario ■ Net-zero Homes & Communities ■ Architectural Environment & Equipment Engineering ■ Project & Construction Management ■ Green Building Materials ■ Development, Innovation in Architecture & Construction ■ Sustainable Development Of Building Energy Environment ■ Architectural Conservation & Restoration
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Al Azhar’s Engineering International Conference (AEIC) started since 1989 to be held regularly. Uniquely, the conference covers a wide range of engineering fields.
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Engineering Science integrates all the previously mentioned branches together in creative ways to develop new technological solutions of engineering analysis for testing, production, maintenance and construction.
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In Engineering, Technology aims to prepare the next generation of technical professionals in order to contribute in future developments in different technical fields.
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