Advanced technologies or ‘revolutionary’ technological systems are often deemed controversial, risky or ambivalent. Diverging interpretations clash when their places of development or use are turned into heritage sites through practices of remembrance or museumization.
Dear H-Net community,
On behalf of the redevelopment team of www.SlaveryImages.org, we are pleased to announce the relaunch of this legacy website, which Jerome S. Handler and Michael Tuite initially created in the late-1990s. Some of the key updates include: the site's compatiblity with IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework); and an expanding section housing expoerimental 3D educational environments containing full scale replicas of heritage sites relavent to the African slave trade.
he meeting addresses a series of topics related to the historical aspects and the reuse of heritage buildings, as well as technical issues on the structural integrity of different types of buildings, such as those constructed with materials as varied as iron and steel, concrete, masonry, wood or earth. Restoration processes require the appropriate characterisation of those materials, the modes of construction and the structural behaviour of the building. This knowledge can be gained through a series of material characterisation techniques, preferably via non-destructive tests.
Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship: Art History and Curatorial Studies
Society for the History of Technology
Now Soliciting Nominations for the 2019 Ferguson Prize
The journal Acta Universitatis Carolinae – Studia Territorialia invites authors to submit articles for its 2019 special issue entitled "Public History: Institutions, Actors, and Practices."
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At its most fundamental level, preservation is about memory. Historic buildings, objects, monuments, and landscapes are all materializations of the past, and the basic challenge facing preservationists and scholars is to protect and interpret the past - in the present. Memory, however, is not a basic thing. Like all human constructs, memory is gloriously and sometimes painfully, complex, packed with a myriad of questions like “What or who is being remembered?
The International Society for Landscapes, Place, & Material Culture (ISLPMC--formerly Pioneer America Society: Association for the Preservation of Artifacts and Landscapes) is proud to issue a call for nominations for the 2019 Fred Kniffen Book Award, and the 2019 Allen Noble Book Award.