Archaeology and Economic Development 2012

Conference Programme

The conference addressed the topic of Archaeology and Economic Development from many angles. As well as the conceptual ideas that underpin any action in this area, a large part of the conference was given to technical and practical matters, ethics, and methods for management of archaeological and heritage projects as they are encountered by archaeologists in the field seeking to use archaeology to advance local economic conditions.

The conference was organised around a variety of themes. To facilitate discussion each session was built around a panel addressing the theme and papers from the panel members were pre-circulated to all participants. The large majority of the time for each panel was used for questions from the floor and debate. The conference consisted of single-topic sessions (rather than in parallel) to maximise cross-fertilization of ideas and experience among delegates.

Day 1: Friday, September 21, 2012

Registration opens from 0830 with speakers from 0900

Keynote Speakers:

Richard Hodges President of the American University in Rome
Dallen Timothy Professor of Community Resources and Development, Arizona State University.


Panel 1: Concepts in Archaeology and Economic Development

Arjo Klamer Chair, Economics of Art and Culture, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  The Values of Archaeology
George Smith Florida State University
  Heritage Values in Contemporary Society
Paul Burtenshaw Institute of Archaeology, UCL
  Mind the Gap: Economic and Cultural Values in Archaeology
Alexander Herrera Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
  Commodifying the indigenous in the name of development: the heritage process in the XXI century central Andes
Johannes Linn The Brookings Institution


Panel 2: Regional Perspectives on Government, Archaeology and Economic Development

Tim Schadla-Hall Institute of Archaeology, UCL
  The situation in Europe: Top Down Bottom Up
Pedro Funari Universidade de Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
  Regional Perspectives on Government, Archaeology and Economic Development: The Americas
Luca Zan University of Bologna
  Archaeology and Economic Development in China
K. Anne Pyburn
Indiana University
  Economic Development, Community Archaeology and Government Approval in Kyrgyzstan


Panel 3: International Organisations, Archaeology and Economic Development

Douglas Comer Co-President, ICAHM
  Archaeological World Heritage as a Non-Renewable Resource: Threats from the Laissez faire World of Tourism
Arlene Fleming Independent Cultural Resource Expert
  Archaeology and Economic Development: The Perspective from the World Bank Group
Lisa Ackerman Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, World Monuments Fund
  The Evolution of Heritage Management: Thinking Beyond Site Boundaries and Buffer Zones
Jeffrey Altschul and Gerry Wait Nexus Heritage
  Cultural Heritage Management and Economic Development Programmes: perspectives from desert fringes where IGOs and NGOs have no Locus

Wine Reception from 1700, Institute of Archaeology

Day 2: Saturday, September 22, 2012

0900 Panels Begin

A conversation on ethics and moral responsibilities of archaeologists toward communities and economic development.

Elizabeth Graham Institute of Archaeology, UCL
Jaime Awe Director, Institute of Archaeology, NICH, Belize

Panel 4: Archaeology and Community Economic Development

Peter Gould Institute of Archaeology, UCL
  Institutional Structure of Sustainable Community Organizations
Terry Little Trust for African Rock Art, Nairobi, Kenya
  Community Involvement in conservation of rock art in Kenya
Robert Bewley Heritage Lottery Fund
  Tourism, regeneration and the “heritage economy”
David Morris Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre and McGregor Museum, Kimberley, South Africa
  Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre South Africa: controversy and renown, successes and shortcomings
Deborah Gangloff Director, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
  Towards a Cultural Economy: Lessons from the American Southwest
Apsara Iyer Yale University
  The Impact of Archaeological Tourism on Indigenous Communities in Peru


Panel 5: Archaeology and Economic Development in Action

Larry Coben President, Sustainable Preservation Initiative
  Sustainable Preservation: Creating Entrepreneurs, Opportunities and Measurable Results
Jeff Morgan Executive Director, Global Heritage Fund
  Heritage-Based Development: A New Paradigm for Developing Countries
Ran Boytner Director, Institute for Field Research
  Do Good, Do Research: Why the Two Must Meet to Maximise Economic Gain
Dougald O’Reilly Heritage Watch and The Australian National University
  Community Development and Heritage: Lessons from Cambodia
Richard Leventhal Director, University of Pennsylvania Center for Heritage Studies
  Community and Heritage: A Community Heritage Project in Tihosuco, Quintana Roo, Mexico

1700 Adjourn

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