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The impact of cross-disciplinary conservation on social development

Publication date: Apr 3, 2014 4:56:13 PM

Start: May 16, 2014 8:30:00 AM
End: May 17, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Location: Archaeology Lecture Theatre G6, UCL Institute of Archaeology

Conservation and Development Research Network

The Institute of Archaeology Annual Conference 2014 on 'The impact of cross-disciplinary conservation on social development' will take place on 16-17 May.   

This conference 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.

The main purpose is 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.

The conference is being organised by the Institute's Conservation and Development Research Network, 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).

The organisers have received the Institute's Conference Competition award as well as being awarded a 2013 UCL Grand Challenges Small Grant (Intercultural Interaction) for this event.

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