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The Impact of Cross-Disciplinary Conservation on Social Development

The UCL Conservation and Development Research Network (CDRN)

Friday, 16 May 2014 at 08:30 - Saturday, 17 May 2014 at 18:00 (BST)

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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

8.30-9.30Registration, coffee/tea

Session 1

9.30-9.40 Conference Opening

9.40-10.05 M Clavir. Conservation and collaboration: a discussion

10.10-10.30 A M Deisser. The nature of culture and the culture of nature: conservation perspectives

10.35-10.55 E W Wahome & Mugwima B. Njuguna. Conserving for whom? Sociological impediments in heritage conservation in Kenya. 

11.55-11.25 Break

11.25-11.30 Opening

11.30-11.50 C Collins. Conservation as a support for grief and expression

A Guy. Engaging the public with landscape scale conservation


12.45-1415 Lunch (not provided)

13.05-14.05 Open Lab (Room 615, 6th floor)

 Session 2

14.15-14.20 Opening

14.20-14.40 N Arafat. Restoration in a crisis area: a struggle towards development

14.45-15.05 J Butterworth. The Endangered Archives Programme (EAP): a global approach to saving vulnerable material

 D Goodburn-Brown. Conservation as a retail opportunity

15.30-16.00 Break

16.05-16.10 Opening

16.10-16.30 C Magee.The Washoe People at Lake Tahoe: the reciprocal relationship of tourism and cultural heritage preservation

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

Session 3

10.00-10.10 Opening

10.10-10.30 E Pye. Objects and wellbeing

10.35-10.55 C Spence: Open lab project: successfully addressing the skills deficit of volunteer community archaeologists in Lincolnshire

F Ravaioli. Selecting locally accessible materials for use in preventive conservation

11.20-11.50 Break


11.55-12.15 D Eastop. Learning from archives: integrating preservation and access

J Johnson et al. The role of conservation education in reconciliation: the example of the Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage.

13.00-13.30 Discussion

13.30-14.30 Lunch (not provided)

 Session 4

14.30-14.35 Opening

14.35-14.55 D Sully. Creating conservation communities

P Greaves et al. The Staffordshire Hoard Conservation Programme and the Mercian Trail: reaffirming regional pride in our Anglo-Saxon past

15.25-15.45 A T Ronchi. Community involvement in built heritage conservation: a learning tool for local development

15.45-16.15 Break

16.15-16.20 Opening

16.20-16.40 G K Wafula. Archaeological heritage and public benefits: effectiveness of Kenya’s legal administrative and policy framework

M Sibanda. Contesting power and knowledge in conservation: a case of Sengwe in Zimbabwe


17.35-17.45 Closing

Poster Session (click on presenters' names to read their abstracts): 

Aysan Abdollahzadeh (University of Arizona, USA & Kabul University, Afghanistan); 

        UCL Grand Challenges Intercultural Interaction                                             University College London

This event is supported by the UCL Institute of Archaeology 2013 Conference Competition Fund and the UCL Grand Challenge of Cultural Interaction

Do you have questions about The Impact of Cross-Disciplinary Conservation on Social Development? Contact The UCL Conservation and Development Research Network (CDRN)

When & Where

Institute of Archaeology's Lecture Theatre
Institute of Archaeology, University College London
31-34 Gordon Square
WC1H 0PY London
United Kingdom

Friday, 16 May 2014 at 08:30 - Saturday, 17 May 2014 at 18:00 (BST)

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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. 

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