Practical and conceptual challenges with conservation in the 21st Century – call for provocations!

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Practical and conceptual challenges with conservation – call for provocations!

Daisy Sutcliffe, who coordinated the Arts Programme for the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, and her colleague Phil Nicholson are keen to invite provocations from those working in conservation for their upcoming session Visualising the Conserved Anthropocene at the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers conference later this year.

How does the way that ‘Nature’ is considered ‘other’ or opposed to ‘Humans’ affect your work?

How does the current state of geopolitics impact on the way that conservation is practiced in your field?

How could visualisations that address these assumptions help to conserve our environments in the anthropocene, and help to support your work?

You don’t need to be academic or speak in academic language, in fact we hope that the session will question this format and be able to make further links between those who primarily think about conservation and those who practice conservation daily. For those who are not planning to attend the conference or might find a trip to London prohibitive, we can offer a live video link, and there is the possibility that we may be able to negotiate limited guest passes for the conference on the day of the session.  If you are interested, please follow the instructions below, and, with apologies, please note the short deadline of next Monday, 6th February.


Call for Provocations: RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2017: ‘Decolonising geographical knowledges: opening geography out to the world’. London, 29th August – 1st September 2017

Visualising the Conserved Anthropocene 

Convenors: Daisy Sutcliffe (The University of Glasgow), Philip Nicholson (The University of Glasgow)

Sponsored by: Postgraduate Forum (PGF)

‘Conserving’ our environments in the Anthropocene throws up new conceptual and practical challenges, not least that the organisations that are charged with supporting this conservation such as UNESCO, the IUCN and WWF were set up by Western cultures in the mid-twentieth century. Here, the environment was largely framed within a classical geopolitical, modernist thinking with humans at the pinnacle of a hierarchical structure with responsibility for an appropriate stewardship of a Nature conceived of as other. As numerous commentators have observed, the Anthropocene has challenged the ‘rootedness’ of philosophical debates on a life well lived, instead placing emphases on material ontologies of exposure and vulnerability, symbiosis and depredation. Furthermore, it has exhausted established modes of visualising Nature, from photos of doomed polar bears, maps showing the borders of inscribed sites of conservation, to the transects that reveal a geological archive. What are the implications of such material ontologies for ‘visualising’ the Anthropocene? How might new modes of visualisation be developed for the Anthropocene and how might these be applied to conservation policy and practice? This session will explore these fraught, yet productive, tensions between the Anthropocene, conservation and visualisation, with an emphasis on work in progress.

We invite provocations reflecting on some of the challenges of conservation and visualisation of environments in the Anthropocene. We ask, how might these new modes of visualisation be productive for the conservation of environments in the Anthropocene?

Such provocations might include, but are not limited to:

•       Insights from artist residencies
•       Curating the Anthropocene
•       New approaches in geographic information science
•       Creative Geo-visualisations
•       Field encounters across disciplinary and cultural boundaries
•       New or novel institutional structures
•       Experimental and interdisciplinary approaches to conservation

Contributors will have up to 10 minutes to outline their provocations. We welcome presentations in the form of traditional papers but also encourage alternative formats such as PechaKucha style, photo or video essays, short film screenings, performances etc. These will lead to a facilitated discussion.

Please submit title, name & affiliation and an abstract of no more than 250 words to p.nicholson.1@research.gla.ac.uk and Daisy Sutcliffe daisyksutcliffe@gmail.com) by Monday 6th February 2017.

 

Daisy Sutcliffe

Researcher, Evaluator, Facilitator and Producer, engagement with nature / heritage / arts
+44 7811 379105
@rusticglitz

World Heritage UK Fundraising Masterclass 29th November Central London – reminder and final call for bookings

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Dear friends of World Heritage UK,                                                                                                                         

This is by way of a reminder for the Fundraising Masterclass on the 29th November in central London. ‘An Introduction to Fundraising Targets and Techniques’ will be delivered by Valentine Morby on behalf of the Institute of Fundraising (see: www.valentinemorby.org and www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk). This is a must for all World Heritage Sites and World Heritage UK Members who wish to improve or update their fundraising skills with guidance from an expert.

There are still just a few places available, with the excellent discount for World Heritage UK members – book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/world-heritage-uk-fundraising-masterclass-tickets-27820249114?aff=erelexpmlt 

The half-day’s training is delivered two fast-paced sessions – see Course Description. First we will look at what your World Heritage organization needs in place before it seeks funding from the private sector and how it can develops its strongest key messages and ‘asks’. In the second session we will take a tour of a range of income streams and offer tips and techniques to help put you ahead of your competitors.

Your Trainer: Valentine Morby BA MInstF has over 20 years’ experience in the voluntary sector supported by 10 years commercial business experience. Valentine has worked as an independent fundraising consultant since 2008, including running a number of capital appeals and working with a number of heritage organisations, including Bath Abbey, No.1 Royal Crescent Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Cleveland Pools, Roman Baths Foundation and the Jurassic Coast Trust.

Please be advised that there are a only a limited number of tickets left for this masterclass so you are encouraged to book soon. This is a potentially great investment and a discount benefit from your membership fee if you have joined World Heritage UK (but non-member tickets available too!)

More details are on the Eventbrite page, in the attached file, or just by contacting me at chris.mahon@worldheritageuk.org

Best wishes,

Chris

Chris Mahon

Development Director, World Heritage UK

 

World Heritage UK Fundraising Masterclass 29th November Central London- open now for booking

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Dear friends of World Heritage UK,                                                                                                                         

We are delighted to invite you to a Fundraising Masterclass on the 29th November in central London. ‘An Introduction to Fundraising Targets and Techniques’ will be delivered by Valentine Morby on behalf of the Institute of Fundraising (see: www.valentinemorby.org and www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk). This is a must for all World Heritage Sites and World Heritage UK Members who wish to improve or update their fundraising skills with guidance from the experts!

I am pleased to advise that tickets – including an excellent discount for World Heritage UK members – are now available at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/world-heritage-uk-fundraising-masterclass-tickets-27820249114?aff=erelexpmlt 

The half-day’s training is delivered two fast-paced sessions. First we will look at what your World Heritage organization needs in place before it seeks funding from the private sector and how it can develops its strongest key messages and ‘asks’. In the second session we will take a tour of a range of income streams and offer tips and techniques to help put you ahead of your competitors.

Your Trainer: Valentine Morby BA MInstF has over 20 years’ experience in the voluntary sector supported by 10 years commercial business experience. Valentine has worked as an independent fundraising consultant since 2008, including running a number of capital appeals and working with a number of heritage organisations, including Bath Abbey, No.1 Royal Crescent Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Cleveland Pools, Roman Baths Foundation and the Jurassic Coast Trust.

Please be advised that there are a limited number of tickets available for this masterclass so you are encouraged to book early to ensure your place. This is a potentially great investment and a discount benefit from your membership fee if you have joined World Heritage UK (but non-member tickets available too!)

More details are on the Eventbrite page, or just contact me at chris.mahon@worldheritageuk.org

Best wishes,

Chris

Chris Mahon

Development Director, World Heritage UK

Towards an Outline Research Strategy for World Heritage UK

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We have been lucky enough to get some pro-bono input from staff at Liverpool University to help put together an outline Research Strategy for World Heritage UK.  Any organisation that has advocacy as one of its aims needs to base its assertions on good evidence, moreover, high quality research can help us manage our Sites better.

Not only is systematic data from across the whole World Heritage sector in the UK lacking, but there has been no attempt to get a clear idea of what the Sites need in order to improve that way they work in areas like management planning, formal education or responding to planning applications.

The work that  Carol Ludwig and (WH:UK Trustee) Ian Wray has done has resulted in a succinct ‘starter for 10’ document using the data from several consultations of Sites and other industry organisations.  It sets out a rationale, an approach and then 10 priority themes with some potential questions identified within them.  The document is available for download here, and we welcome further feedback via chris.mahon@worldheritageuk.org.

Best wishes

All at World Heritage UK

Museums and Heritage Advisor Article

Conference Caernarfon October 2016, Events, News

Dear Friends of World Heritage UK

We thought you’d like to see an article about the forthcoming conference in Museums and Heritage Advisor which went live yesterday:

http://advisor.museumsandheritage.com/features/second-world-heritage-uk-conference-opens-gwynedds-unesco-world-heritage-sites-next-week/.

We have a great turnout booked in for the event, but we can always squeeze in one or two last minute bookings so if you are interested please click here or contact Chris at chris.mahon@worldheritageuk.org.

Best wishes

All at World Heritage UK

 

 

Harlech castle

World Heritage UK 2016 Conference – last chance for tickets!

30th Anniversary, Conference Caernarfon October 2016, Events, News, World Heritage Sites

Dear World Heritage UK supporter (Welsh language version below)

Conference 2016 – secure your place here

Please find attached here the latest draft programme for this year’s UK national conference ‘Why World Heritage Matters‘ to be held on the 10th and 11th October at the Galeri, Caernarfon – adjacent to the ‘Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd‘ World Heritage Site.

Programme: As is often the case in the run up to conferences, the programme has changed a little, but it is evolving into an excellent all round event with international speakers, local speakers and some workshop sessions.  We are also fortunate to have speakers from the latest UK World Heritage Site to be inscribed, Gorham’s Cave Complex in Gibraltar.

Value for money: Please note that your registration fee also includes one of the tours and, subject to final confirmation, an evening reception at Penryhn Castle.

Networking: As ever, the event will also provide great opportunities to network, share good practice and catch up with the successes and challenges of managing our fabulous Sites from around the UK.  Booking is strong so you are advised to secure your place here

Accommodation: Also attached is a list of hotels near the conference venue, some offering discounts to conference delegates.

Pass it on: We are a very inclusive community so please do pass this on to any other people that you think might be interested.

Exhibition and sponsorship: Finally, any members are welcome to bring along exhibitions, but please contact Chris first (details below). Any commercial partners who wish to exhibit or help sponsor the event are also welcome, but again, please please contact Chris first.

Many thanks, and we look forward to seeing you in October.

Chris Mahon, Development Director, World Heritage UK, 01352 780774 / 07860 856952 chris.mahon@worldheritageuk.org
Sam Rose, Chair of Trustees, World Heritage UK


Cynhadledd 2016 – sicrhau eich lle yma (here)

Gweler ynghlwm drwy glicio yma (here) raglen ddrafft ddiweddaraf ar gyfer ein cynhadledd genedlaethol ‘Pam fod Treftadaeth y Byd yn Cyfri’ Cynhelir y gynhadledd ar y 10fed a’r 11eg o Hydref yn y Galeri, Caernarfon – ger ‘Safle Treftadaeth y Byd Cestyll a Muriau Tref y Brenin Edward yng Ngwynedd’.

Rhaglen: Fel sy’n digwydd yn aml yn y cyfnod cyn cynadleddau, mae’r rhaglen wedi newid ychydig ac yn esblygu i fod yn ddigwyddiad arbennig gyda siaradwyr rhyngwladol alleol ynghyd âa gweithdai amrywiol. Rydym hefyd yn lwcus i gael siaradwyr o’n safle diweddaraf, ogof Gorham yn Gibraltar.

Gwerth am arian: Nodwch fod y ffi cofrestru yn cynnwys ymweliad safle ac yn amodol ar gadarnhad terfynol, derbyniad gyda’r nos yng Nghastell Penrhyn.

Rhwydweithio: Fel arfer, bydd y digwyddiad yn cynnig cyfleoedd gwych i rwydweithio, rhannu arfer da a dal i fyny â’r llwyddiannau a’r heriau o reoli Safleoedd anhygoel o bob rhan o’r DU. Cynghorir i chi archebu lle yma (here) cyn gynted a phosibl.

Llety: Mae’r atodiad yn cynnwys rhestr o westai (hotels) sy’n agos at leoliad y gynhadledd – mae rhai yn cynnig gostyngiadau.

Pasiwch ymlaen: Rydym yn gymuned gynhwysol, felly pasiwch yr wybodaeth yma ymlaen i unrhyw un fyddai â diddordeb.

Arddangosfeydd a nawdd: Mae croeso i unrhyw aelodau ddod ag arddangosfeydd gyda nhw – cysylltwch â Chris yn gyntaf (manylion isod). Mae croeso hefyd i unrhyw bartneriaid masnachol sy’n dymuno arddangos neu’n helpu noddi’r digwyddiad gysylltu â Chris i drafod ymhellach.
Diolch yn fawr, ac edrychwn ymlaen i’ch gweld ym mis Hydref

Furnace Journal – the postgraduate journal of the Ironbridge Institute – Issue 4 out now

Journal papers, News, Opportunities

Furnace Journal is the postgraduate journal of the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham.

Issue 4 is on the theme of ‘World Heritage Education’ and hosts a keynote statement by the Focal Point for UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme outlining their vision for World Heritage Education. It also includes three articles by postgraduate authors from the UK, Botswana and India as well as World Heritage Youth summit reviews from the UK, Germany and Ghana. It is the first time a journal has focused on World Heritage Education and the first time World Heritage Youth Summit participants have published work together.

To view the full interactive issue: https://issuu.com/furnacejournal/docs/furnace_issue_4/1

To download individual articles: https://furnacejournal.wordpress.com/edition-one/issue-4-world-heritage-education/

 

Contents:

Davies, J. Editorial: World Heritage Education.

Quin, C. Keynote Statement on World Heritage Education (Focal Point for UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme).

Tlatlane, T R. The role of field trips and educational visits for enhancing World Heritage Site education.

Jain, I. Heritage Education: Beyond Hermeneutics and Ontology.

Mitchenson, D. Culture for kids: Engaging 0-5s with World Heritage and Culture.

Taylor, A. Working with young people age 13-25 and World Heritage – A Summit Approach. (Fourth UK UNESCO World Heritage Youth Summit 2015).

Röhlen, H and Maio, R. The World Heritage Young Experts Forum 2015 and the Young Heritage Experts Network: Tools to foster youth involvement within the framework of the World Heritage Convention. (39th World Heritage Committee Session- World Heritage Youth Forum 2015).

Koomson, K A. My cherished memories: World Heritage Youth Forum in retrospect. (First African World Heritage Youth Forum 2016).

Acheson, C. World Heritage and Geography Education: a retrospective view

 

The call for papers for Issue 5 on ‘World Heritage and Communities’ is out now: https://furnacejournal.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/

 

Thanks

Jamie Davies

Teaching Fellow in Cultural Heritage and PhD Research in World Heritage Education

j.g.davies@bham.ac.uk

Intangible Heritage – the stories within the stones: Durham WHS Conference 4-5 November 2016

Events, News, World Heritage Sites

Help Durham celebrate their 30th Birthday in 2016

Durham Conference 2016

For more details download the Conference leaflet and / or contact:

Jane Gibson
Durham World Heritage Site Co-ordinator
Email: p.j.gibson@durham.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)191 334 3803
Mobile: 07805741211

From Shropshire to Buenos Aires: Two conference calls from the Ironbridge Institute

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Call for Papers – BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures

Dates: 6-10 July 2017

Location: Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, Shropshire, UK

Short Description: Bridges physically and symbolically connect places, communities and cultures; they remind us of division while at the same time providing the means for unification. This conference seeks to explore heritage of bridges –not only as remarkable physical structures connecting places and cultures but also as symbolic and metaphorical markers in the landscape. Please see the website for full details and call for papers.

Web Link: www.bridgeconference.wordpress.com
Organisers: Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (University of Birmingham), Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy (University of Illinois)
Contact: Hannah Stretton, Ironbridge@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Deadline: Call for papers deadline: 1st November 2016

Conference postcard

Call for Papers –  Heritages of Migration: Moving Stories, Objects and Home
Dates: 6 – 10 April 2017
City, Country: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Short Description: In their movements between old and new worlds, migrant communities carry with them practices, traditions, objects and stories that are transmitted across new communities and through generations. This conference seeks to explore the layering of global cultures that has been produced by centuries of global migration, and its effect on memory, identity and belonging, as well as its effects on tangible and intangible heritage. The conference is designed encourage provocative dialogue across the fullest range of disciplines. Thus we welcome papers from academic colleagues in a wide range of fields. Please see the conference website for full details and call for papers.

Web link: www.heritagesofmigration.wordpress.com
Organisers: Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (University of Birmingham), Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy (University of Illinois)
Contact: Hannah Stretton, Ironbridge@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Deadline: Call for papers deadline: 14th October 2016

Heritages of Migration Postcard