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Communicating World Heritage Conference

7-10 October 2017

Enginuity, Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, UK

Bookings close on 29th September!

www.communicatingworldheritage.wordpress.com/tickets

There are just a few weeks left to book for the eagerly anticipated Communicating World Heritage Conference which will take place at the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site from 7 to 10 October 2017. Tickets for the conference, and accommodation close to the venue, are being booked up quickly so don’t miss your chance to join a growing group of professionals, academics and practitioners to explore the many ways of communicating World Heritage to a variety of audiences, and discuss the latest research and global policy in relation to key themes such as World Heritage tourism, communities, education and specialist groups.

With conference tickets and local accommodation selling quickly, it’s best to book early. Take a look at the programme on our website to find out more about the speakers and sessions. Of course, within the programme there will be plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues, enjoy   informal drinks, conference dinner and walking tours to be announced.

Programme Highlights

We are delighted to be welcoming such a diverse and exciting group of speakers from organisations such as UNESCO, Historic England and the Heritage Alliance, as well as leading academics from around the world. Their specialist knowledge and expertise will provide a unique cross-disciplinary perspective on the communication of World Heritage, and a range of interesting talking points for colleagues throughout the conference.

Our full programme is available on the conference website, and a few of the many highlights over the four days include:

Michael Di Giovine, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Professor Di Giovani will present “Communicating Sustainability through World Heritage Tourism,” examining the ways in which world heritage practitioners can engage with tourism to communicate sustainability values to a diversity of audiences. (Saturday 7th October).

Dr. Sophia Labadi, Senior Lecturer and co-Director of the Centre for Heritage at the University of Kent (UK). Dr Labadi will present the paper “For Everyone? Communicating World Heritage values and Stake Holders.” This presentation will explore how the World Heritage terminology is difficult to understand, even for specialists, making it even more difficult to communicate to the public. There will be a focus on how communities are increasingly associating World Heritage with exclusions and how these communities have acted upon these exclusionary trends. Finally, Dr Labadi will examine the approaches that aim to bring about solutions to these issues. (Sunday 8th October)

Andrew Stokes, England Director for Visit England will join the join the ‘Heritage Leaders’ session to present the latest information on the value of World Heritage to the tourism market and how this can be communicated. (Monday 9th October).

Mr Bo Jiang, Vice President of ICOMOS-China and Mr Yimeng Zhang, Great Wall Protection Project at the China Academy of Cultural Heritage, will be giving presentations about two icons of World Heritage, the Silk Road and the Great Wall of China. This is a rare opportunity to hear speakers from this country on their specialist subjects and will provide great insight into communicating World Heritage with the wider world. (Tuesday 10th October).

 

To book your place, please visit www.communicatingworldheritage.wordpress.com/tickets

‘Communicating World Heritage’ conference, 7th-10th October at Ironbridge Gorge – Save-The-Date!

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The third annual conference of World Heritage UK, in association with the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham, will take place from 9-10 October at the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge, where practitioners will join to explore the many ways of communicating World Heritage to different audiences.

The event will be preceded (7-8 October) by a special international meeting to discuss research and global policy focusing on the communication of World Heritage values.

This joint event will take place at Ironbridge Gorge which, in 1986, became one of the first UK sites to be awarded World Heritage Status by UNESCO.  The designation of the Ironbridge Gorge as a World Heritage Site recognised the area’s unique contribution to the birth of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century, the impact of which was felt across the world. The surviving built and natural environment with its museums, monuments and artefacts, serve to remind us of this area’s unique contribution to the history and development of industrialised society.

The Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage is currently seeking paper proposals for panels from 7-8 October relating to the theme of Communicating World Heritage Values. To see the full call for papers please visit the website link below. Deadline: 15th May 2017.

Full conference programme to be announced. Tickets will go on sale in June. For more information, please visit the conference website HERE

Regarding the 7-8 October programme: J.G.Davies@bham.ac.uk

Regarding the 9-10 October programme: chris.mahon@worldheritageuk.org

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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

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

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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

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World Heritage Education

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World Heritage Education

This is a Call For Papers for contributions to a new, open access, postgraduate/ graduate journal called furnace that is edited by young scholars in the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (IIICH) at the University of Birmingham. furnace hopes to be a facilitator for sparking debates and discussions surrounding the expanding and diversifying disciplinary field of cultural heritage.

Article 4 of the World Heritage Convention states that each State Party has ‘the duty of ensuring the identification, protection, conservation, presentation and transmission to future generations of the cultural and natural heritage’ (UNESCO 1972); it is through Outreach and Education that this ‘transmission’ is undertaken.

 Article 27 enshrines the Educational duties of WHSs, as it states that ‘the States Parties to this Convention shall endeavour by all appropriate means, and in particular by educational and information programmes, to strengthen appreciation and respect by their peoples of the cultural and natural heritage’ (UNESCO 1972).

 It is important to remind WHSs and stakeholders, that Education and Outreach is a duty and obligation. This is a timely reminder as many World Heritage Sites are undergoing a period of change through restructuring and the rewriting of their Management Plans.

 World Heritage Education can occur through formal learning programmes at site level, nationally through state parties and globally. World Heritage Education however remains under researched. This is a symptom of heritage education in general which remains under researched in comparison to that of museum education.

 Therefore we are seeking submissions with a focus on either of the following research questions:

  • What is World Heritage Education?
  • How can the concept of Outstanding Universal Value be communicated to young audiences?
  • What is the relationship between heritage education, museum education and World Heritage Education?
  • How can educational visits to World Heritage Sites enhance learning?
  • How are World Heritage Sites learning resources for classroom based learning?
  • What are the challenges in World Heritage Sites developing learning programmes?

The theme of the 4th issue of the IIICH Postgraduate journal furnace is World Heritage Education.

 Full papers are required by Friday June 10th 2016. They should be sent to: furnace@contacts.bham.ac.uk . Decisions will be made quickly by the editorial board. Those accepted will be reviewed and corrected for publication launch on Friday September 30th 2016.

See the webpage for further information on submissions. https://furnacejournal.wordpress.com/

 For further information or any questions, please contact us via the email above or tweet at @furnacejournal

Durham Cathedral WHS 30 years Lecture on Ironbridge Gorge

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MAY LECTURE

Monday 9th May, 6pm

Room PG20, Pemberton Building, Palace Green Library, Durham

Anna Brennand
Chief Executive, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

“Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site: the Challenges of the Last 30 Years and the Opportunities for the Future”

Anna will discuss the challenges faced by the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site and explain the opportunities these present for protecting its outstanding universal value, as the Site celebrates its 30 years designation.

 Anna Brennand has been Chief Executive of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust since June 2013. Before taking up this post Anna was the Trust’s Deputy CEO and Director of Finance & Resources having joined the Museum in 2007. During this time Anna led the successful, multi-award winning £12m redevelopment of Blists Hill Victorian Town, the Trust’s largest site. Anna is a Board Member of the Museums Association, a member of the National Museum Directors Council and sits on a variety of regional tourism bodies. She is also a Trustee of a large Further Education college and a Trustee of World Heritage UK. She lectures at the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage on the topics of Managing Multi-site Museums, Fundraising in the Heritage Sector and Income Generation in Heritage Organisations.


 The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception at the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre.

 The lecture is free of charge. However, as places are limited, booking is necessary.

Please reserve your place by writing to the organiser at raffaella.aliprandi@durham.ac.uk.

 Alternatively, you can register your interest by contacting the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre using the contact details below.

If possible please would you let me know if you intend to attend the drinks reception too, for catering purposes.

I am looking forward to seeing you at the lecture.

 Kind regards,

 Raffaella Aliprandi

WHSVC Lecture Series Organiser
Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre
7 Owengate
DH1 3HB
Durham

Email: raffaella.aliprandi@durham.ac.uk
Tel: 0191 334 3805

PhD opportunity at the Ironbridge Institute: Tourism and World Heritage

News, Opportunities

Please see the link below for details of a fully funded AHRC PhD opportunity at the Ironbridge Institute. The PhD will focus specifically on Tourism and World Heritage and will use the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site  as a case study. The full time PhD includes tuition fees and an annual stipend and is based at the University of Birmingham main campus. Please note that as per AHRC guidelines, applicants should be UK residents (EU applicants are eligible for a fees-only studentship) .

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ALP383/fully-funded-phd-opportunity-in-tourism-cultural-heritage-world-heritage/

Please pass on to anyone who you think may be interested and queries for this opportunity should contact Dr John Carman: j.carman@bham.ac.uk

Digital and Youth Engagement with World Heritage Sites: Free Digital Workshop and lecture at the Ironbridge Institute, University of Birmingham

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Digital and Youth Engagement with World Heritage Sites: Free Digital Workshop and lecture at the Ironbridge Institute, University of Birmingham

Wednesday 13th May and Thursday 14th May on Digital and Youth Engagement with World Heritage Sites. To reserve a space email Jamie Davies: jgd475@bham.ac.uk

2015 UK India Exchange on World Heritage:  The project is the result of a collaboration between an Ironbridge researcher and the founder of GoUNESCO and is funded by the University of Birmingham India Travel Fund. This digital workshop is a follow up to an UK India exchange April/May 2015 and aims to provide a springboard for future collaborations and conversations.

Communicating Values and Developing Audiences Digital Workshop – 13th May 13:00-15:00

An Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (IIICH) and GOUNESCO digital workshop. Through a series of online papers innovative approaches to digital interpretation and youth engagement with World Heritage sites will be discussed from the UK and Indian perspective.

More details here: UK_India_Exchange_on_World_Heritage__Communicating_Values_and_Developing_Audiences_Digital_Workshop

A Lecture by Ajay Reddy, GoUNESCO, as part of the Ironbridge Institute Visiting Lecture Programme – 14th May 17:00-18:00

  • How does one get a person interested in heritage?
  • How can the internet and all pervasive digital media be used to encourage awareness of heritage?
  • How can we make use of technology to build scalable methods of outreach?
  • Ajay Reddy speaks about his experiences with GoUNESCO, an initiative he started in 2012 and which is now supported by UNESCO New Delhi.

The talk will also discuss using lean methodologies and techniques used by startups to amplify reach and improve effectiveness of campaigns. He will also discuss the differences between online and offline activations, their effectiveness and relate them to his experience in promoting heritage awareness and advocacy.

More details here: Ajay Reddy_poster