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Call for abstracts--Conference on the Study and Conservation of Earthen Architectural Heritage

From: Leslie Rainer <lhrainer>
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2007
Call for Abstracts
Terra 2008
The 10th International Conference on the
Study and Conservation of Earthen Architectural Heritage

The 10th International Conference on the Study and Conservation of
Earthen Architectural Heritage will take place in Bamako, Mali from
February 1-5, 2008. Jointly organized by the Getty Conservation
Institute and the Ministry of Culture of Mali with the collaboration
of Africa 2009, CRATerre-ENSAG, ICCROM, ICOMOS South Africa, and the
World Heritage Center, under the aegis of ICOMOS and its
International Scientific Committee on the Earthen Architectural
Heritage, the conference is expected to draw up to 300 specialists
in the conservation, archaeology, scientific research, site
management, and sustainable development of the earthen architectural
heritage.

The 4 1/2-day program will include papers and posters that reflect
the latest research and best practice in the study and conservation
of earthen architecture around the world. As the first such
conference to be held in Africa, it also presents a unique occasion
to discuss conservation issues particular to sub-Saharan Africa.

We invite abstracts for 20 minute presentations and posters that
relate to the 8 themes listed below. Each theme is intended to
encompass a range of papers reflecting the multidisciplinary nature
of the field. We therefore encourage papers on recent research and
innovative practice in training, documentation, laboratory and field
testing, and implementation, as well as issues of socio-cultural and
economic dynamics of conservation, and the impact of tourism and
development on heritage sites.

      Earthen architecture in Mali

      Conservation and management of archaeological sites

      Conservation of living sites (cities, settlements, cultural
      landscapes)

      Challenges and opportunities of conservation and development

      Local knowledge systems and intangible aspects of earthen
      architecture

      Standards and guidelines for new and existing structures

      Seismic and other natural forces

      Advances in research

Abstracts in French or English (the official conference languages)
should be sent to Kathleen Louw: klouw [at] getty__edu by April 2, 2007.
Notification of acceptance will be made in July 2007.  Abstracts
should be no longer than 300 words. The abstract should describe the
content of the paper or poster, and include the name, affiliation
and address of the author(s). Further information on the conference
can be found at

    <URL:http://www.getty.edu/
        conservation/field_projects/earthen/earthen_2008_conf.html

    **** Moderator's comments: The above URL has been wrapped for
    email. There should be no newline.

Leslie Rainer
Senior Project Specialist
Getty Conservation Institute
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA  90049  USA
310-440-6421

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