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Call for papers--Conference on the impact of cross-disciplinary conservation on social development

From: Renata Peters <m.peters<-at->
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2013
"The impact of cross-disciplinary conservation on social
UCL Institute of Archaeology
16-17 May 2014

A two-day conference organized by the Conservation and Development
Research Network (University College London), in collaboration with
the Heritage Conservation and Human Rights Network (University of
Nairobi) and the Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities
and Heritage (University of Delaware).

Conservation decision-making processes are influenced by local,
national and international socio-economic factors and their
associated contexts. Conversely, conservation can also significantly
affect socio-economic development and lead to improvements in
people's lives. Understanding layers of history, values, how they
are shaped, their contexts, motivations, and their impact form the
fundamental basis for effective decision-making processes in
conservation today. The conference will explore the impact of
conservation ethics and practices on socio-cultural, economic and
ecological contexts in need of development, areas of post-conflict
recovery and reconstruction due to natural disasters. The main
purpose is to stimulate lasting discussion (within heritage
conservation, the broader field of heritage, and nature
conservation) on how the practice of conservation can promote human
wellbeing and economic prosperity, support conflict or disaster
recovery, and foster social cohesion.

Submissions are invited in the following areas:

    The impact of the practice of conservation on people's wellbeing
    and quality of life.

    Engagement of local groups in re-construction and/or development
    through the practice of conservation.

    Cross-disciplinary collaborations between professionals involved
    in heritage and nature conservation (in both practical and
    theoretical levels).

    Research on and use of locally produced resources to replace
    expensive imported treatment materials.

    Practical issues of conservation in the field, focusing on
    involvement/training of local people.

    Theoretical and practical approaches that make the practice of
    conservation sustainable.

Abstracts in English (1,000 words) should be submitted to
conservationucl<-at->gmail<.>com by 15 September 2013.

Abstracts should contain main aims of the paper, methods to achieve
these aims, summary of the discussion and main conclusions.

Selected authors will be invited to submit their papers to a special
issue of the Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies (an open
access and peer-reviewed journal).


For more information contact conservationucl<-at->gmail<.>com

Renata Peters
Lecturer in Conservation
Coordinator, MA Principles of Conservation
Institute of Archaeology, University College London
31-34 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PY
+44 20 76795583

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