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The 7 Most Endangered programme 2016
Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage organisation, and the European Investment Bank Institute (EIBI) announce today the 14 monuments and sites shortlisted for ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ programme 2016 by an international panel of experts in various fields. These endangered landmarks from 14 European countries are: Archaeological site of Ererouyk and village of Ani Pemza, Armenia / Palace of Justice in Brussels, Belgium / Patarei Sea Fortress in Tallinn, Estonia / Helsinki-Malmi Airport, Finland / Colbert Swing Bridge in Dieppe, France / Castle in Divitz, Germany / Kampos of Chios, Greece / Venice Lagoon, Italy / Castle Rijswijk, the Netherlands / Y-block in Oslo, Norway / Valflores Palace and Estate, near Lisbon, Portugal / Convent of St. Anthony of Padua, Extremadura, Spain / Ancient city of Hasankeyf and its surroundings, Turkey / Mavisbank House, near Edinburgh, the United Kingdom.
Some of these sites are in danger due to neglect or inadequate development, others due to lack of resources or expertise. The final list of 7 most endangered heritage sites in Europe will be unveiled at a public event in Venice on 16 March 2016.
+info: http://www.europanostra.org/news/704/...

World Heritage Volunteers 2016 - Call for Projects. Deadline: 3 January 2016
The World Heritage Centre (WHC) is pleased to announce the Call for Projects for the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Campaign 2016. In the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the Initiative is led by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC) in collaboration with the Co-ordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), European Heritage Volunteers (as a branch of Open Houses) and Better World.
The WHV 2016 shall aim to raise awareness of young people, volunteers and local communities, about World Heritage related to sustainable development and biodiversity, integrating non-formal education tools on heritage preservation and conservation. For more information, please consider the Call for Projects document at this website…
+info: http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/1354...

Lyon élue présidente des villes du patrimoine mondial - France
Lyon a été élue présidente des villes du patrimoine mondial lors du congrès mondial, qui s’est réuni début novembre à Arequipa au Pérou. Cette présidence va être l’occasion pour la ville de Lyon de valoriser son approche du patrimoine : le sauvegarder en associant les habitants afin de créer une dynamique touristique et culturelle au cœur de la cité. C’est en 1998 que 500 ha du Vieux Lyon et une partie de la Presqu’île, soit 10% du territoire de la ville ont été inscrits au patrimoine mondial de l’Unesco. Il convient de rappeler que Lyon compte plus de 250 monuments protégés au titre des monuments historiques.
Succédant à la ville portugaise de Sintra en tant que présidente, Lyon entend jouer un rôle moteur pour promouvoir le renouveau de cette instance : encourager la coopération et l’échange d’informations sur la conservation et la gestion du patrimoine et développer un sens de la solidarité parmi les villes membres.
+info: http://patrimoine-environnement.fr/lyon-elue-presi...

Stonehenge 'bluestone' quarries confirmed by team of archaeologists 140 miles away in Wales
Excavation of two quarries in Wales by a UCL-led team of archaeologists and geologists has confirmed they are sources of Stonehenge’s ‘bluestones’– and shed light on how they were quarried and transported.
New research by the team published in Antiquity presents detailed evidence of prehistoric quarrying in the Preseli hills in Pembrokeshire, helping to answer long-standing questions about why, when and how Stonehenge was built.
The team of scientists includes researchers from UCL, University of Manchester, Bournemouth University, University of Southampton, University of Leicester, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, and Dyfed Archaeological Trust.
+info: http://artdaily.com/news/83731/Stonehenge--bluesto...

Architecture de terre et patrimoine mondial
Passionné par les techniques de constructions traditionnelles et plus particulièrement celles utilisant le matériau le plus répandu sur notre planète, les terres d’argile, l’architecte belge André Stevens nous livre aujourd’hui le résultat de plus de quarante ans de voyages d’études, de recherches et d’élaboration de projets dans différentes régions du monde en un condensé richement illustré, témoignage d’une expérience unique qui vient enrichir notre connaissance et nous faire partager son enthousiasme.
A la manière des écrivains de culture orientale, l’auteur a divisé l’ouvrage qu’il a consacré à l’architecture de terre et au patrimoine mondial en quinze portes, nous transportant par ces ouvertures symboliques sur les grandes régions d’Afrique, d’Amérique latine, d’Asie et de l’aire Méditerranéenne où se sont développées et où sont encore conservées des constructions de terre dont les plus anciennes remontent, selon les plus récentes études historiques, à plus de six mille ans.
+info: http://www.koregos.org/fr/andre-stevens_architectu...

 

 

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2015

November

Encuentro de Cátedras UNESCO españolas
23-25 November 2015.  Valencia. Spain
Organisation: Cátedra UNESCO de Estudios sobre el Desarrollo
Contact: catedra.unesco@uv.es
Deadline: 16/11/2015
+info: http://www.fundacio.es/cooperacio/encuentrounesco/...

2016

January

I Symposium del Comité Científico de Ciudades y Pueblos Históricos “Situación actual de las Ciudades y Pueblos Históricos en México”
28-29 January 2016.  Mérida, Yucatán. Mexico
Organisation: ICOMOS Mexicano A.C.
Contact: ciudadesypuebloshistoricos@gmail.com
Deadline: 26/10/2015
+info: http://www.rniu.buap.mx/tablero/pags/simposio_icom...

March

II International Conference TOURISM & HISTORY: The role of tourism in the enhancement of Ibero-American history and culture
10-11 March 2016.  Faro. Portugal &, Caxias do Su. Brazil
Organisation: The “Universidad do Algarve” (Portugal), the “Universidad do Minho” (Portugal), the Universidad de Sevilla (Spain) and the “Universidad de Caxias do Sul” (Brasil).
Contact: turhis2016@ualg.pt
Deadline: 30/11/2015
+info: http://cieo15.wix.com/turismo-historia...

1er Congreso Internacional sobre Consevación de Sitios Mixtos
10-12 March 2016.  Puebla. Mexico
Organisation: La Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla y el ICOMOS México
Contact: primer.congreso.sitios.mixtos@hotmail.com
Deadline: 20/12/2015
+info: http://www.equiponaya.com.ar/eventos/1cicsm.htm...
Posted by FUUH member: García Vicente, José Javier

April

Forum des gestionnaires de sites patrimoniaux culturels et naturels
13 April 2016.  Paris. France
Organisation: Réserves Naturelles de France et de la Fédération des Conservatoires d'Espaces Naturels.
Contact: cil@espaces-naturels.fr
+info: http://forumdesgestionnaires.espaces-naturels.fr/...

May

Sustainable Tourism 2016 - 7th International Conference on Sustainable Tourism
18-20 May 2016.  Valencia. Spain
Organisation: Wessex Institute, UK and Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Contact: imoreno@wessex.ac.uk
+info: http://www.wessex.ac.uk/16-conferences/sustainable...

17th International Course on Wood Conservation Technology - ICWCT 2016
19 May 2016 - 30 June 2016.  Oslo. Norway
Organisation: ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property)
Riksantikvaren - The Directorate for Cultural Heritage, Norway
NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Contact: wood2016@iccrom.org
Deadline: 30/09/2015
+info: http://www.iccrom.org/wood-conservation-technology...

2016 European Heritage Congress
23-27 May 2016.  Madrid. Spain
Organisation: Europa Nostra / Hispania Nostra
Contact: info@europanostra.org
+info: http://www.europanostra.org/news/689...

June

2016 ACHS Conference “What Does Heritage Change?”
6-10 June 2016.  Montreal, Quebec. Canada
Organisation: Research Chair on Urban Heritage at UQAM in partnership with Concordia University
Contact: achs2016@uqam.ca
Deadline: 01/11/2015
+info: http://achs2016.uqam.ca...

International Conference - What does heritage change? // Le patrimoine, ça change quoi ?
7-10 June 2016.  Quebec. Canada
Organisation: Chaire de recherche du Canada en patrimoine urbain (ESG-UQAM) et de l'Université Concordia
Contact: achs2016@uqam.ca
Deadline: 01/11/2015
+info: http://patrimoine.uqam.ca/colloques/achs2016/achs2...

Tourism and Cultural Landscapes: Towards a Sustainable Approach
12-16 June 2016.  Budapest. Hungary
Organisation: Metropolitan University of Applied Sciences and the Foundation for Information Society (INFOTA), Hungary
Contact: bassa.lia@infota.org
Deadline: 31/12/2015
+info: http://infota.org/tourism-and-cultural-landscapes/...

July

XIIth World Congress on Earthen Architectures - Terra 2016
11-14 July 2016.  Lyon. France
Organisation: ISCEAH Committee of ICOMOS international, in the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Earthen Architecture Programme (WHEAP).
Contact: contact.terra2016@gmail.com
Deadline: 10/01/2015
+info: http://terra2016.sciencesconf.org/...

September

IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016
1-10 September 2016.  Hawai'i. United States of America
Organisation: International Union for Conservation of Nature (UICN)
Contact: congress@iucn.org
Deadline: 15/10/2015
+info: https://portals.iucn.org/congress/forum/about...

 

 

Publications 
 

Les tours observatoires de la Hougue et Tatihou
Edité par : Vauban Network
ISBN : 978 -2 - 901647-27-0
Published: 2015
Depuis les incursions Vikings du Ixe siècle, la presqu’île du Cotentin a constitué une tête de pont pour les ennemis de la France, suscitant tout particulièrement les convoitises anglaises.
Trônant fièrement sur la rade de Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue depuis la fin du XVIIe siècle, les tours observatoires de la Hougue et Tatihou ont bien rempli, depuis leur construction, leur rôle de dissuasion. Grâce au croisement de leurs tirs, elles assuraient la défense de cette baie, devenue l’une des plus sûres du royaume, offrant ainsi un refuge aux nombreux vaisseaux qui sillonnaient la Manche.
Conservées intactes, les tours ont été intégrées aux différents ensembles fortifiés déployés sur cette côte jusqu’à la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Aujourd’hui, la mobilisation des pouvoirs publics pour préserver et valoriser ce patrimoine, fait des tours de la Hougue et de Tatihou des hauts lieux culturels, au coeur d’une nature d’une richesse insoupçonnée.
+info: http://www.catedraunescoforum.upv.es/doc/fiche_pre...
Posted by FUUH member: Mongin, Marie

El número 88 de revista PH invita a la reflexión
ISSN: 2340-7565
Revista del IAPH para los profesionales del patrimonio cultural
Published: 2015
Revista ph publica el número de otoño de 2015 cargado de contenidos interesantes y puntos de vista variados que enriquecen cada una de sus secciones. En el panorama de la actualidad patrimonial se hace un hueco el tema de los derechos de autor en la “era digital” a través del Proyecto Outings y de la encuesta de NEMO, y se sugirieren otras reflexiones sobre: el decreto regulador de los guías de turismo en Andalucía; la Ley 10/2015 para la salvaguarda del PCI; o la incorporación de nuevos agentes y sistemas de colaboración social en el ámbito patrimonial (caso de El Cabanyal y del Proyecto Nuraghe). Esta línea reflexiva continúa en el resto de secciones: en Perspectivas debatiendo sobre cómo asumir el imperativo de eficiencia energética en la edificación histórica; en la Entrevista a Dominique Perrault donde comparte su visión sobre la cuota de responsabilidad de lo público y lo privado en la patrimonialización de la ciudad contemporánea; o en Proyectos, actuaciones y experiencias con el balance sobre el Registro de Paisajes de Interés Cultural de Andalucía, entre otras contribuciones.
+info: http://www.iaph.es/revistaph/index.php/revistaph/i...

World Heritage Review: Special Issue Nº 77 - World Heritage and climate change
ISSN 1020-4202
EAN 3059630101776
Published: 2015
World Heritage sites are the most spectacular places on the planet, and natural sites are often crucial for sustaining biodiversity hotspots and natural habitats for endangered species. Cultural sites, masterpieces of human creativity, cities and cultural landscapes are often fragile when confronted by the effects of climate change. Published ahead of the COP21 meeting of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) to be held from 30 November to 11 December 2015 in Paris, France, this issue will focus on methods of adaptation and best practices for dealing with the consequences of climate change at World Heritage sites, both cultural and natural, and will also examine some recent experience in mitigating the effects of climate change for intangible heritage.
The new sites inscribed on the World Heritage List during the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee, held in Bonn (Germany) from 28 June to 8 July 2015, will also be presented.
+info: http://publishing.unesco.org/details.aspx?Code_Liv...

Principles for the Conservation of Heritage Sites in China (Revised 2015).
Issued by ICOMOS China. Approved by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage
Bilingual Chinese-English text
Published: 2015
Originally promulgated in 2000 by ICOMOS China with bilingual versions published in 2002 and 2004, the Principles for the Conservation of Heritage Sites in China were the first set of national guidelines for cultural heritage practice in China.
In 2010, after ten years of applying the Principles and awareness of international developments related to cultural heritage, ICOMOS China and the State Administration of Cultural Heritage undertook to revise and expand the thematic content with the participation of the Getty Conservation Institute. The aim of the revision was to update and clarify the Principles in light of recent thinking and practice in China and to better reflect the broad understanding that now prevails internationally as to what constitutes cultural heritage.
This 2015 bilingual version was prepared and designed by ICOMOS China with facilitation and editing of the English translation by the GCI. As was the intention in the original version of the Principles, the translation was considered important to provide English-speaking professionals who work in China and the international preservation community with access to the China Principles. In the revised version each of the forty-five Principles is followed by associated Commentary that explains and amplifies it. The Glossary has been retained and updated or corrected as needed.
+info: http://www.getty.edu/conservation/publications_res...
Posted by FUUH member: García Vicente, José Javier

European guidelines for wine cultural landscape preservation and enhancement: with special regard to endangered areas and vineyards
ICOMOS Open Archive
Published: 2015
Results of the VITOUR Landscape European project (2010-2012), involving 10 European vineyards inscribed on the WOrld Heritage List. "The cultural landscapes we are dealing with are different in history, economic and demographic structures, and they are ruled differently according to the various institutions which are in charge of their protection and enhancement. Different also are the laws and regulations – national and international - which should provide for this item. Taking all these differences into account, there is a very strong link between the cultural landscapes we propose as an example of good practices in our guidelines: they are all World Heritage sites. Our intention is to present the case of our sites as an open laboratory of experiments in good practices, still in progress, useful for other protected and / or endangered sites." The ViTour Landscape project and its partners (Giuliana Biagioli)
+info: http://openarchive.icomos.org/1648/...
Posted by FUUH member: García Vicente, José Javier

 
 
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