Announcement upcoming CHAPS conference
Shifting Cities: Urban Heritage in the 21st Century
Urbanization is the defining phenomenon of 21st century. For the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities, an amount that is expected to rise to nearly 70 percent by 2050, with the highest percentage of growth occurring in Asia and Africa. Not only does this growth profoundly affect the physical environment, but it also reveals the rapidly shifting nature of urban populations. The density and diversity of urban encounters and interactions can generate incredible creativity as well as conflict. Within this multidimensional environment, urban heritage can be as dynamic as the city’s population.
This international conference, SHIFTING CITIES: Urban Heritage in the 21st Century, will look specifically at the phenomenon of shifting populations and its effect on urban heritage. Hosted by Rutgers’ Program in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies (CHAPS), this conference will bring together leading scholars and practitioners from around the world to address the complex and interconnected challenges facing cities and their populations. The overarching goal is to identify new approaches towards working effectively with diverse and dynamic populations as part of current efforts to rethink the meaning and practice of heritageconservation within the “shifting cities” that define urbanism in the 21st century.
More information about this event will appear on the conference webpage.
Conserving Cultural Landscapes Publication
Conserving Cultural Landscapes
Challenges and New Directions
Presenting Papers from Rutgers CHAPS 2012 International conference, Cultural Landscapes: Preservation Challenges in the 21st Century, celebrating the 40th Anniversary of UNESCO's World Heritage Convention, Conserving Cultural Landscapes: Challenges and New Directions offers new approaches to both cultural landscapes and historic urban landscapes in recognition of the need to guide future change, rather than simply protecting the fabric of the past.
Edited by Ken Taylor, Australian National University, Australia
Archer St. Clair Harvey, Rutgers University, USA
and Nora J. Mitchell, University of Vermont, USA
20% Discount Available - enter the code FLR40 at checkout
NEW CHAPS PROGRAM in Deparment of Art History
in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies
This 12 credit concentration within the Department of Art History Ph.D. program provides participants with the opportunity to broaden and give depth to their art historical/archaeological areas of specialization through the exploration of cross-disciplinary and global approaches to the analysis of monuments, sites and works of art within the context of World Heritage.
NYPAP Screening and NPS Internships
Our Vanishing Legacy: A Screening
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. / Screening at 7:00 p.m. / Short program at 7:30 p.m.
You are invited to a rare screening of , the first prime-time broadcast advocating preservation efforts in New York City!
First aired on WCBS-TV on September 21, 1961, the short film looks at threats to the City's architectural heritage prior to the passage of the Landmarks Law in 1965, effectively arguing the need to enact legislation to protect significant buildings. The film explores what were then "unofficial" landmarks, including Carnegie Hall, which had been recently saved from demolition, the prospects for the adaptive reuse of the Jefferson Market Courthouse, and commercial threats to the architectural integrity of Grand Central Terminal. From a vandalized Old Merchant's House downtown to encroaching white brick apartment buildings uptown, this rarely-seen footage is remarkable to behold.
Following the screening, Gordon Hyatt, the film's award-winning writer and producer, will answer questions and share reflections on the making of the film. Join us for an evening celebrating how far preservation has come in the past 50 years!
The event will be held at:
The Loft at Professor Thom's Bar & Restaurant*
219 Second Avenue, btw. E. 13th & E. 14th Sts.
New York City
Free, but reservations are required.
To register, please call 212-988-8379
*Food and drinks will be available for purchase
The Historic Preservation Internship Training Program trains our future historic preservation professionals.
New positions added October 2.
The internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain practical experience in cultural resource management programs in the National Park Service headquarters, field offices, and parks, and in other federal agencies.
Working under the direction of experienced historic preservation professionals, students undertake short-term research and administrative projects. Students learn about and contribute to the national historic preservation programs and the federal government’s preservation and management of historic properties.
Call for Papers and Forum UNESCO Announcement
1st International Conference on Fortifications and World Heritage: Challenges in Interpretation and Site Management – 2015, New Delhi
Programme Director Cultural Heritage at DutchCulture, centre for international cooperation
To be secured has remained one of most primal requirement of the human being since time immemorial. From ones’ home to a cluster, a city to a fort or be it the social system the aspect of defense has been omnipresent. In this Conference, ICOFORT India seeks to explore different forms of defense architecture with a special focus on forts of South Asia and little explored history of military organization, intelligence and weaponry that have simultaneously developed with the Forts.
ICOFORT India welcomes from professionals, scholars, researches, defense personnel, strategists, archaeologists, historians, conservationists who have been working in the sphere of defense architecture and forts original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work. This conference aims to provide a platform for the convergence of different perspectives and specializations to further our understanding of the resource.
25 September Deadline for Abstracts
More info: http://icofort2014.wordpress.com/about/
CHAPS May Workshop, Urban Preservation in Context: Challenges and New Approaches in the Mid-Atlantic Region, has been highlighted in the Forum UNESCO Newsletter!
On May 2, 2014, preservationists, architects, city planners, community leaders, academics and students came together in a workshop at Rutgers University. Focusing on the practical implementation of UNESCO’s Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL, 2011) in New Jersey, New York, and the entire mid-Atlantic region of the United States, workshop participants discussed the role of public outreach in the urban conservation process, wherein collaboration between political, regulatory, and residential bodies is key to implementing a holistic approach to conservation.
See attached PDF for the workshop program and participant biographies.