The Impact of Cross-Disciplinary Conservation on Social Development
Friday, 16 May 2014 at 08:30 - Saturday, 17 May 2014 at 18:00 (BST)
London, United Kingdom
This two-day conference aims 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.
16th and 17th May 2014 from 8.30 to 18.00
At the UCL Institute of Archaeology
Papers 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. Particular emphasis is given to 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.
Note that details may change without prior notice
Day 1 - 16th May 2014
9.30-9.40 Conference Opening
12.45-1415 Lunch (not provided)
13.05-14.05 Open Lab (Room 615, 6th floor)
16.35-16.55 R Peters. Conservation and engagement
17.30-20.00Reception (Staff Common Room, Room 609, 6th floor)
18.00-19.30Poster session (Room 612, 6th floor)
Day 2 - 17th May 2014
9.30-9.50 Registration, coffee/tea
10.10-10.30 E Pye. Objects and wellbeing
13.30-14.30 Lunch (not provided)
14.35-14.55 D Sully. Creating conservation communities
Poster Session (click on presenters' names to read their abstracts):
Aysan Abdollahzadeh (University of Arizona, USA & Kabul University, Afghanistan);
- Aysan Abdollahzadeh (Kabul University, Afghanistan)
- Laura D’Alessandro (Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, USA)
- Dominica D’Arcangelo, Sally MacDonald and Melina Smirniou (University College London, UK);
- Dimitris Chatzigiannis (University College London, UK)
- Yuqi Chock (University College London, UK)
- Abigail Duckor and Anna Funke (University College London, UK)
- Kristen Gillette (University College London, UK)
- Madeline Hagerman (University College London, UK)
- Muzhgan Hamraz (Kabul University, Afghanistan)
- Sophia Labadi (University of Kent, UK)
- Katarzina Jarosz (International University of Logistics and Transport, Wrocław, Poland)
- Megan Narvey (University College London, UK)
- Elia Quijano Quinones (University College London, UK)
- Sylvia Dorsch Schweri (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA, USA)
- Patricia Torres Sepulveda (University College London, UK)
- Louise Smith (University College London, UK)
- Misa Tamura (British Museum and Pitt Rivers Museum, UK)
- Seiko Tokuda (University College London, UK)
- Melany Hoshun Wan (Matho Museum Project)
When & Where
The UCL Conservation and Development Research Network (CDRN)
This two-day conference is being 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).
CDRN brings together researchers to critically examine the potential impact of conservation in social and political arenas. The results of this research network will foster conservation practices relevant to socio- cultural, economic and/or ecological contexts of areas in need for development, areas of post-conflict reconstruction (ongoing conflict and/or conflict prone will also be considered), or reconstruction due to natural disasters.