Silk Cities is organising its 4th international conference with academic and professional support of our collaborators in Tunisia and the UK: The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL; Association de Sauvegarde de la Médina (ASM); Blue Fish; Oxford Brookes University; and Urban Design Group.
We are delighted to share the call for papers for the online conference 'Reporting Heritage Destruction: A Double-Edged Sword?' with you, organized by the University of Oxford’s Endangered Cultural Heritage in the Global South Hub (ECHGS).
A ground-breaking heritage apprenticeship programme, designed to pass the dying skill of flint-working to a younger generation, was announced today by English Heritage, following a major donation of £11.2m to the charity from the Hamish Ogston Foundation. This is the largest donation ever received by English Heritage.
The Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) provides grants for the documentation of endangered languages globally. ELDP especially welcomes applications from documenters from language communities, local scholars and students from the country where the language is spoken, as well as collaborative and interdisciplinary projects. There are no restrictions on nationality or host institution, language documenters of any nationality to undertake projects in any part of the world with our funding.
New research by Heritage Crafts has unearthed more traditional craft skills on the verge of extinction in the UK, in the latest major update of its pioneering project, the Red List of Endangered Crafts.
On 30 May, partners from Sudan Memory and the Hussein Shariffe project join with journalists, writers, activists, cultural and NGO practitioners, and political commentators, to explore in a public panel and open forum how our own and similar projects can sustain experiences and memories of shared cultures, and provide platforms from which to contest ongoing violence. The event begins with presentations from Sudan Memory and the Hussein Shariffe project, alongside a short film from the Sudanese Women’s Museum in Darfur. A round table with invited panellists is followed by open discussion. All participants are warmly invited to join us for a reception with light refreshments after the event.
Venue: Bush House Lecture Theatre 1, Floor 1 Bush House, King’s College London London WC2 4BG