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Conference on earthen architecture

From: Eleni Loizides <eleni.loizides>
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2000
Terra 2000
8th International Conference on the
Study and Conservation of Earthen Architecture

We invite you to participate in Terra 2000, the eighth International
Conference on the study of earthen architecture which will take
place between 11th and 13th May 2000 in the United Kingdom. This
major event will build the results of the past meetings focusing on
earthen architecture; the first for which was held twenty years ago
in Yazd, Iran. The conference is being held in Torquay, located on
England's south west coast, known as the "English Riviera" which
provides excellent conference facilities and is easily accessible
for international delegates. The venue and conference programme will
provide an opportunity to share knowledge and ideas with technical
and scientific experts from over the globe on both a formal and
informal basis.

Terra 2000 will bring together leading figures from both practical
and academic backgrounds who will deliver oral presentations on five
conference themes of:

    Archaeological monuments and sites
    Materials and craftsmanship
    Conservation, repair and maintenance
    Continuity of tradition: new earth building
    Political, legal and economic context; promotion and
        consciousness raising.

A host of associated events are planned before, during and after the
conference. These include a pre-conference training course focusing
on the cob construction technique prevalent in the south west of
England and appropriate methods of conservation and repair,
pre-conference master classes lead by experts and enabling
participants to experience earth building techniques as practice
across the world, and an earth building festival. Included within
the conference programme is the opportunity to visit cob buildings
in the local area, national and international exhibitions, a
conference dinner and a trade fair. Four post-conference tours will
offer delegates the opportunity to view the varied earthen
architectural heritage of the United Kingdom in diverse regional
locations. The cost of these tours will be in addition to the
conference fee.

The Conference is being organised by English Heritage, Plymouth
University and ICOMOS/UK Earth Structures Committee--under the aegis
of ICOMOS International Committee for the Study and the Conservation
of Earthen Architecture.

The official languages of the conference will be English, French and
Spanish. Simultaneous translation will be provided for the principle
oral presentations in plenary sessions.

For further information and a copy of the Programme and Registration
Form, please visit <URL:> or, contact the
conference administrator:

    Terra 2000 Conference Secretariat,
    University of Plymouth
    Plymouth PL4 8AA, UK
    +44 1752 233304
    Fax: +44 1752 233310
    terra2000 [at] plymouth__ac__uk

Eleni Loizides
Architectural Conservator
English Heritage
+44 171 973 3000
Fax: +44 171 973 3430

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:46
                  Distributed: Tuesday, March 7, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-13-46-018
Received on Tuesday, 7 March, 2000

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