Cultural Heritage in a Changing World

Cultural Heritage in a Changing World

Author: Karol Jan Borowiecki

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319295442

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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The central purpose of this collection of essays is to make a creative addition to the debates surrounding the cultural heritage domain. In the 21st century the world faces epochal changes which affect every part of society, including the arenas in which cultural heritage is made, held, collected, curated, exhibited, or simply exists. The book is about these changes; about the decentring of culture and cultural heritage away from institutional structures towards the individual; about the questions which the advent of digital technologies is demanding that we ask and answer in relation to how we understand, collect and make available Europe’s cultural heritage. Cultural heritage has enormous potential in terms of its contribution to improving the quality of life for people, understanding the past, assisting territorial cohesion, driving economic growth, opening up employment opportunities and supporting wider developments such as improvements in education and in artistic careers. Given that spectrum of possible benefits to society, the range of studies that follow here are intended to be a resource and stimulus to help inform not just professionals in the sector but all those with an interest in cultural heritage.

Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage

Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage

Author: Miguel Angel Rogerio-Candelera

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203508015

Category: Science

Page: 446

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From 2nd to 5th October 2012 an International Congress on Science and Technology for the conservation of Cultural Heritage was held in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, organized by the Universidade of Santiago de Compostela on behalf of TechnoHeritage Network. The congress was attended by some 160 participants from 10 countries, which presented a tot

Cultural Tourism in a Changing World

Cultural Tourism in a Changing World

Author: Melanie K. Smith

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781845410438

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

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Cultural Tourism in a Changing World provides an in-depth analysis of the key political and social debates in the field of cultural tourism, drawing on a range of international examples to exemplify the issues raised. The authors highlight the complex dynamism of cultural tourism and its potential to transform destinations and peoples in a rapidly changing world.

Handbook of Cultural Economics, Third Edition

Handbook of Cultural Economics, Third Edition

Author: Ruth Towse

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788975803

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 552

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Cultural economics has become well established as a subject of interest for students and teachers of courses ranging from economics to arts administration as well as for policy-makers and practitioners in the creative industries. Digitisation has had a tremendous impact on many areas of the creative economy and the third edition of this popular book fully reflects it.

A Changing World

A Changing World

Author: Felix Kienast

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402044366

Category: Science

Page: 296

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Modern landscape research uses a panoply of techniques to further our understanding of our changing world, including mathematics, statistics and advanced simulation techniques to combine empirical observations with known theories. This book identifies emerging fields and new challenges that are discussed within the framework of the ‘driving forces’ of Landscape Development. the book addresses all of the ‘hot topics’ in this important area of study and emphasizes major contemporary trends in these fields.

Climate Change and Cultural Heritage

Climate Change and Cultural Heritage

Author: Peter F. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135107819

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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History reveals how civilisations can be decimated by changes in climate. More recently modern methods of warfare have exposed the vulnerability of the artefacts of civilisation. Bringing together a range of subjects - from science, energy and sustainability to aesthetics theory and civilization theory - this book uniquely deals with climate change and the ensuing catastrophes in relation to cultural factors, urbanism and architecture. It links the evolution of civilisation, with special emphasis on the dynamics of beauty as displayed in architecture and urbanism, to climate change. It then considers both the historic and predicted impacts of climate change and the threat it poses to the continued viability of human civilisation when survival is the top priority. This book gives students, researchers and professionals in architecture and sustainable design as well as anyone interested in the threat of global warming to civilisation, new insights as to what could be lost if action is not taken at a global level.

Culture and International Law

Culture and International Law

Author: Hikmahanto Juwana

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429759758

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 488

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In this era of globalization, International Law plays a significant role in facing rapid development of various legal issues. Cultural preservation has emerged as an important legal issue that should be considered by States. This book consists of academic papers presented and discussed during the 9th International Conference of the Centre of International Law Studies (9th CILS Conference) held in Malang, Indonesia, 2-3 October 2018. The title of the book represents the major theme of the conference: "Culture and International Law." It is argued that along with globalization, cultural preservation is slowly ignored by States. Various papers presented in the book cover five topics: cultural heritage; cultural rights; culture and economic activity; culture and armed conflict; and a general topic. The authors of the papers are outstanding academics from various countries, Lithuania, United States of America, Australia, Thailand and Indonesia. The conference was organized by Universitas Indonesia in collaboration with Brawijaya University. This book aims to give a useful contribution to the existing literature on International Law, specifically focussing on cultural issues from the perspective of cultural heritage and rights, economic as well as armed conflict.

Computer-Aided Architectural Design. Future Trajectories

Computer-Aided Architectural Design. Future Trajectories

Author: Gülen Çağdaş

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811051975

Category: Computers

Page: 413

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This book constitutes selected papers of the 17th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures, CAAD Futures 2017, held in Istanbul, Turkey, in July 2017. The 22 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on modeling urban design; support systems for design decisions; studying design behavior in digital environments; materials, fabrication, computation; shape studies.

The Ethics of Cultural Heritage

The Ethics of Cultural Heritage

Author: Tracy Ireland

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781493916498

Category: Social Science

Page: 219

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It is widely acknowledged that all archaeological research is embedded within cultural, political and economic contexts, and that all archaeological research falls under the heading ‘heritage’. Most archaeologists now work in museums and other cultural institutions, government agencies, non-government organisations and private sector companies, and this diversity ensures that debates continue to proliferate about what constitutes appropriate professional ethics within these related and relevant contexts. Discussions about the ethics of cultural heritage in the 20th century focused on standards of professionalism, stewardship, responsibilities to stakeholders and on establishing public trust in the authenticity of the outcomes of the heritage process. This volume builds on recent approaches that move away from treating ethics as responsibilities to external domains and to the discipline, and which seek to ensure ethics are integral to all heritage theory, practice and methods. The chapters in this collection chart a departure from the tradition of external heritage ethics towards a broader approach underpinned by the turn to human rights, issues of social justice and the political economy of heritage, conceptualising ethical responsibilities not as pertaining to the past, but to a future-focused domain of social action.

Visual Heritage: Digital Approaches in Heritage Science

Visual Heritage: Digital Approaches in Heritage Science

Author: Eugene Ch'ng

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030770280

Category: Computers

Page: 550

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How we understand our shared and individual heritage, interpret and disseminate that knowledge is increasingly central to contemporary society. The emerging context for such development is the field of heritage science. Inherently interdisciplinary, and involving both the Arts and Humanities, engineering, conservation and the digital sciences, the development of heritage science is a driver for change; socially, economically and technically. This book has gathered contributions from leading researchers from across the world and provides a series of themed contributions demonstrating the theoretical, ethical, methodological and technical methods which lie at the heart of heritage science. Archaeology, conservation, museology, the arts, forensic sciences, and heritage management are represented through collaborative research with specialists in applied technologies including object and terrestrial laser scanning, multi-spectral imaging, visualisation, GIS and 3D-printing. Together, the chapters present important case studies to demonstrate the recent advances and best practise within the discipline, highlighting the value of digital transformation across the heritage community that includes objects, monuments, sites and landscapes spanning two million years of natural and cultural history from all over the world. Visual Heritage: Digital Approaches in Heritage Science is aimed at a broad academic and practice-led readership, which extends across many disciplines and will be of considerable value to scholars, practitioners, and students working within heritage and computer science at all levels. The content, which applies heritage science across two million years of cultural history will be appreciated by a general audience, as well as those wishing simply to explore the vast range of potential technical applications across all the disciplines represented in the book.