Register for “Contesting Memorial Spaces in the Asia-Pacific” Virtual Conference, 6-7 November 2020

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On November 6-7, Kyushu University Border Studies will host an international conference entitled: “Contesting Memorial Spaces in the Asia-Pacific.” The conference will feature eight panels examining the temporality and territoriality of memory, explorations of official and marginalized memorials, new spaces of mnemonic performance, and national and transnational memorial networks. It…

Advocacy Update and Alert: Chaco Culture and  Carlsbad Caverns World Heritage Sites in New Mexico

CHACO CULTURE:  The many local, national and international comments and protests to proposed leasing of lands near Chaco Culture National Historical Park and World Heritage Site, have resulted in the U.S. Bureau of Land Management announcing that a 10-mile zone of federal land around Chaco Culture National Historical Park will be excluded…

US/ICOMOS 2020 International Symposium: U.S. World Heritage and Social Justice in the 21st Century

We are pleased to announce that this year’s Symposium will be an all-virtual event taking place in two 4-hour sessions on November 12-13. Each day will begin with a keynote presentation via Zoom, followed by three themed sessions. Speakers will present virtually from around the world. Day One: Social Justice,…

In Memoriam: Sally Sims Stokes, 1950 – 2020

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We are sad to announce that longtime US/ICOMOS friend and preservation advocate Sally Sims Stokes passed away on August 13, 2020. Sally’s career and influence were wide ranging: she researched and wrote about fashion history, architectural history, domestic work history, and historic preservation. As a specialist in academic library administration,…

SEPTEMBER 25 DEADLINE to Submit Comments to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Regarding Oil and Gas Leasing Near Chaco Culture World Heritage Site

Many of our members attended our recent webinar “World Heritage Site at Risk: Chaco Culture National Historical Park.” If you missed it or want to share the webinar with friends and colleagues, a recording is available here. We wish to extend a warm thank you to our three webinar presenters: Kurt Riley,…

We Have Moved! Please Update Your Records

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We have a new address. Please address all postal correspondence to: US/ICOMOS 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 200 Washington, D.C. 20006 Our phone number remains the same: (202) 463-1291.  Thank you for your continued support!

US/ICOMOS World Heritage Webinar: World Heritage Site at Risk: Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Please Join Us for a US/ICOMOS World Heritage Webinar World Heritage Site at Risk: Chaco Culture National Historical Park Thursday, September 10, 2020, 12 to 1 pm EDT The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has proposed increased oil and gas leasing in the San Juan Basin where World Heritage Site Chaco…

U.S. World Heritage Update: Introducing the Work of the Taos Pueblo Conservation Corps

Taos Pueblo Conservation Corps at work on historic preservation of Pueblo structures
Continuously inhabited for over 1,000 years by the Red Willow people, Taos Pueblo in New Mexico was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1992. The Pueblo is a Sovereign Self Governing Nation which is Governed by a Traditional Governing Body consisting of the Tribal Council, Governor’s Office and the…

U.S. “Civil Rights Movement Sites and the World Heritage List” Webinar Time Change: Now at 4 pm, 30 July 2020

  The US/ICOMOS Webinar “U.S. Civil Rights Movement Sites and the World Heritage List” will now take place on Thursday, July 30th, from 4 pm to 5 pm EDT. We have decided to delay our webinar out of respect for Representative John Lewis. On Thursday, one last celebration of his life…

Feedback Needed from Participants in July 30 Civil Rights Sites Webinar

The Georgia State University World Heritage Initiative is seeking feedback from audience participants in the July 30, 2020 US/ICOMOS Webinar on this working draft narrative expressing the Statement of Outstanding Universal Value and Justification under World Heritage Criteria (ii) and (vi) of the potential serial nomination of U.S. Civil Rights…

Call to Establish National Working Groups on ‘Water and Heritage’

High Bridge, NYC
Image:  View of High Bridge, 1916. Photo courtesy NYC Department of Environmental Protection Archives. The High Bridge was an aqueduct bridge that was part of the Croton Aqueduct System in New York City. It reopened for pedestrians only in 2015. Call to Establish National Working Groups on ‘Water and Heritage’…

Interviews with the Pioneers of the World Heritage Convention

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Would you like to know more about the World Heritage Convention and how it came to be? An international team of researchers is conducting interviews with pioneers of World Heritage to capture memories of important moments in the history of the World Heritage Convention. Launched in 2006 under the leadership…

Call for Desk Reviews for 2021 World Heritage List Nominations

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Deadline: 31 July 2020 Dear members of ICOMOS, As you know, the work of ICOMOS as an Advisory Body to the World Heritage Committee requires the evaluation each year of the nominations submitted by the States Parties for all cultural and mixed properties aiming to be inscribed on the World…
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