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  • AK 3:40 pm on February 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    National Seminar On THE LEGACY OF AWADH, March 16-17, 2016 

    National Seminar

    March 16-17, 2016
    (Sponsored by: Department of Higher Education, Govt. of U.P.)

    Maharaja Bijli Pasi Government P.G. College, Lucknow feels privileged to invite you to the Seminar on “The Legacy of Awadh”. The Seminar strives to provide a platform to the academicians, educationists, historians, researchers, students and others to share their thoughts, viewpoints and experiences in the form of their writings, compositions, and suggestions which would help in the preservation of a culture which is under an imminent threat of extinction.

    Download: Details and Registration form

    Awadh through the Ages:

    Awadh is one of the most beautiful and strikingly original cultural hubs of India. Vestiges of the past stand everywhere, whispering about the centuries that have seen Awadh evolve from its humble origin to the bustling, living city of today. It is best known as the abode of Nawabs, for its open spaces, its picturesque settings, its gardens and beautiful medieval buildings, its rich culture and magnificent traditional heritage. Awadh is equally famous for its traditional cuisine, fine arts and the most courteous people one will ever find in India. The cultural heritage of Awadh was influenced by the Mughal era and one will find that very Mughal touch in almost everything that relates to the culture of Awadh – be it the lip-smacking cuisine, the delightful music and dance forms or the conversation language, everything has a touch of the royal splendor .

    The Aims of this Seminar:

    1. To recognize, asses and study the culture, tradition and legacy of the kingdom of Awadh through the ages.
    2. To improve upon the conceptual, theoretical and methodological basis for future work.
    3. To identify opportunities for building and strengthening integrated approach for collaboration and research.
    4. To instill a proactive attitude towards conservation and preservation of our cultural heritage.
    5. To have the suggestions and valuable guidance from the elite gathering, regarding various ways and means by which we may prevent the decay of culture, heritage and traditions.


    Sub Themes
    1. Awadh: a center of culture.
    2. Awadh during 1857.
    3. Awadhi Dastarkhwan: then and now.
    4. Poetry and literature in Awadh.
    5. Socio-religious culture of Awadh.
    6. Awadhi Sports.
    7. Land Revenue Reforms during the period of Nawabs
    8. The Nawabs of Awadh and their lifestyle.
    9. Flora and fauna of Awadh through the ages.
    10. Architectural marvels of the Kingdom of Awadh.
    11. Art and Craft of Awadh.
    12. Fashion and Attire of Awadh.
    13. Position of Women in Awadh.

    Call for Abstracts/ Papers
    Abstracts/Papers in English/Hindi/Urdu are invited by the Organizing Committee, (In MS word Format) by post or email so as to reach us latest by 28th Feb. 2016. The delegates are requested to send their Abstracts / Papers through e-mails and a hard copy of the same to the Organizing Secretaries. The Font Size of the print is required to be Times New Roman-12 in English and Kruti Dev10 – Size 14 in Hindi. Word Limit for the abstract is 250-300 words and for the Paper 3000-4000 words. The Abstract and complete paper must reach the Convener within the stipulated time in the e-mail box: legacyawadh.mbp@gmail.com
    Language of the Seminar:
    The Language of the seminar will be English, Hindi and Urdu.

    Registration Fee:
    The delegates participating/presenting paper(s) in the seminar shall be required to deposit Rs. 500.00 (Students Rs. 300.00) in cash just before the seminar or by Demand Draft in favour of, Principal, Maharaja Bijli Pasi Govt. P.G. College, Lucknow payable at Lucknow

    Venue of the Seminar:
    The Multipurpose Hall of the College.

    Chief Patron
    Prof. (Dr.) R.P.Singh
    Director, Higher Education, U.P.

    Prof. (Dr.) Sarla Singh,
    Principal/Regional Higher Education Officer, Lucknow

    Cell: + 91 9838506071

    Dr. B.K. Srivastava
    Cell: + 91 9670013159
    Dr. Mohd Sayeed
    Cell: + 91 9935074197
    Dr. Ajeet Kumar,
    Cell: + 91 9935188189

    Organizing Secretaries
    Dr.Rashmi Yadav
    Cell: + 91 9415757298
    Dr. Sanobar Haider
    Cell: + 91 9452040520

    Organised by:
    Maharaja Bijli Pasi Government P.G. College, Aashiyana,
    (NAAC Accredited)

  • AK 3:57 pm on July 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    7th International Conference on Sustainable Tourism, 18 – 20 May 2016. Valéncia, Spain 

    7th International Conference on Sustainable Tourism

    18 – 20 May 2016. Valéncia, Spain

    Sustainable Tourism 2016 is the seventh meeting organised in this successful series. The first was held in Segovia (2004), followed by Bologna (2006), Malta (2008), the New Forest, home of the Wessex Institute (2010), A Coruña (2012) and Opatija, Croatia in 2014.
    Today tourism is an important component of development, not only in economic terms but also for knowledge and human welfare. Tourism has long since ceased to be something just for the privileged few and today is an activity accessible to a growing number of people. The phenomenon has many more advantages than disadvantages. New forms of economic development and increasing wealth of human societies depend on tourism. Our knowledge of the world now includes a strong component due to tourism. Human welfare has physiological and psychological elements, which tourism promotes, both because of the enjoyment of knowing new territories and increasing contacts with near or far away societies and cultures.
    The tourism industry has nevertheless given rise to some serious problems, including social costs and ecological impacts. Many ancient local cultures have practically lost their identity. Their societies have oriented their economy only to this industry. Both the natural and cultural – rural or urban – landscapes have also paid a high price for certain forms of tourism. These problems will persist if economic benefit is the only target, leading to economic gains that eventually become ruinous. It is also a grave error to disregard the fact that visitors nowadays are increasingly demanding in cultural and environmental terms.
    Never before have transport and communication links been so important as today. Natural ecosystems are now a rarity on the planet and ecologists talk today about ‘socio-ecosystems’. Given this, tourism and environmental education are facing a major challenge. The ‘Global Change’ is a set of natural environmental changes that are strongly affected by technological and social developments. Natural changes are inherent in the Earth’s ecosystem (the ‘ecosphere’). Also, technological and social changes are inherent to mankind (the ‘noosphere’), and are now becoming widespread. Cities are growing rapidly and industry requires increasingly larger areas. Many traditional rural areas are being abandoned.

    Tourism should also play an important role in this context. Thus, interestingly, many historic agricultural districts have maintained, or even recovered,their local population numbers through intelligent strategies of tourism focused on nature and rural culture. Natural landscapes and biodiversity are becoming increasingly appreciated. The tourism industry must be able to respond to these aspirations. Sustainable Tourism 2016 aims to find ways to protect the natural and cultural landscape through the development of new solutions which minimise the adverse effects of tourism. This can be achieved through new strategies involving the active collaboration of society as a whole.

    Submit an Abstract


     PDF Brochure

  • AK 3:53 pm on July 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    1st International Conference on Islamic Heritage Architecture and Art 

    1st International Conference on Islamic Heritage Architecture and Art

    17 – 19 May 2016. Valéncia, Spain

    The Conference aims to highlight the importance of Islamic Heritage Architecture and Art to the world and its influence across different regions.
    The Meeting will deal with the design of many types of buildings in Islamic countries, including not only the better known public buildings such as mosques, mausolea, citadels and forts, but also houses and gardens, engineering works such as bridges and dams, irrigation systems and many others which have also had a profound impact on society. Islamic Architecture has enriched design with a wide variety of structural shapes, including among others, unique arches, a wide variety of vaults and domes which allow for new forms to be developed. The influence that these structural forms have in non-Islamic countries will be one of the themes of the Conference.
    There is much to learn from past experiences to arrive at solutions which are environmentally sound and sustainable in the long term. As conventional energy resources become scarce, the Islamic design heritage can offer invaluable lessons on how to deal in an efficient manner with cases of hard and extreme environments. Traditional architecture and urban environment in most Islamic countries is now being eroded by overemphasis on global type of architecture and city planning. As a consequence, many regions are losing their identity. The Conference will aim to review these developments in the light of what the classical Islamic urban designs and architectures have to offer modern society. An equally important part of the Meeting will analyse the materials employed and the types of structural elements, particularly those unique to Islamic architecture. Associated topics of discussion will include music, textiles and ceramics, which are essential parts of the archit! ectural fabric.

    The Conference will encompass papers on construction materials, including not only stone and brick but also more perishable materials such as adobe, wood and reeds. Preserving that Heritage also requires the development of appropriate conservation techniques in response to the different materials used and the ways structural forms work, including under extreme conditions, such as earthquakes. Papers relevant to the influence of Islamic architecture on the development of new structural form, shape and design in the Western countries are particularly welcome. The Meeting will be of interest to all researchers, practitioners and government employees actively involved in the topic of Islamic Heritage Architecture and Art.

    Submit an Abstract


     PDF Brochure

  • AK 3:52 pm on July 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    3rd International Conference on Defence Sites: Heritage and Future 

    3rd International Conference on Defence Sites: Heritage and Future

    4 – 6 May 2016. Alicante, Spain

    The 3rd International Conference on Defence Sites: Heritage and Future will be reconvened in 2016 in Alicante following the success of the previous meetings held in Portsmouth, UK in 2012 and the Arsenale di Venezia, Italy in 2014. The conference series launched by the Wessex Institute is co-organised on this occasion by the University of Alicante, Spain.
    Redundant defence sites offer a range of opportunities to planners, architects and local communities to redevelop large areas, bringing new life to often neglected parts of towns. The opportunities are common to many countries and the papers to be presented at the conference will stress this common feature and help to share experiences of the transformation of defence sites to civilian uses around the world. The conference objective is to raise the knowledge of the scale, design and functions of defence sites. It brings a better understanding of the issues raised by their redundancy and the implications of different disposal processes for the land.

    The re-use of defence sites also raises questions regarding the need to recover brownfields and contaminated land which can have far-reaching legal responsibilities and environmental consequences. Another aim of the conference is to discuss the need to achieve sustainable development which involves issues related to maintenance and conservation, as well as built and natural environmental controls, while responding to the needs and aspirations of the community.

    Submit an Abstract Register PDF Brochure
  • AK 1:21 pm on July 23, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    International Symposium ‘Dialogue among Cultures: Carnivals in the World’ 3-7 February 2016 (Italy) 

    Dialogue among Cultures

    proposed by

    with the collaboration

    February 3-7, 2016


    Submission Abstract: extended to July 31, 2015

    Claudia Afanador, University of Nariño, Pasto, Colombia
    Olimpia Niglio, International Institute Life Beyond Tourism by Fundación Romualdo Del Bianco, Florence, Italy; University of Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogotá, Colombia.


    Florence (Italy)
    February 3-4, 2016
    Centro Congressi al Duomo, Via de’ Cerretani 54/r

    Viareggio (Italy)
    Viareggio, February 5-6, 2016
    Il Principino, Viale Marconi 130 and Cittadella Carnevale, Viareggio

    Viareggio, February 7, 2016
    The parade. First Sunday of Carnival

    Contacts and Information:

    Italian, Spanish and English

    The characters of the popular traditions, based on the disguises, have origins in ancient festivals very different among them. In these artistic manifestations there is a large opening to human sentiments and thoughts; these are expressions of meetings where converge all peoples with their social, ethnic, economic, political and religious differences. In these traditional celebrations the daily life is built by the imagination, by the game and all this allows a continuous enrichment and exchange of cultural knowledge. These urban festivals allow to build art forms often unique.
    Among these artistic events we identify the Carnival, a city festival, that in the West it has origin in ancient ceremonies of the Greek and Roman period. These customs are survivals of ancient purification rituals. However today the Carnival has become a symbol of meetings that take place in public spaces of the city where you could meet people with different cultural backgrounds. All this allows you to enjoy and to share, in the large festival with interesting diversities, the traditional and artistic expressions of the different cultures.
    The 1st International Symposium Life Beyond Tourism, Dialogue among cultures. Carnivals in the worlds, is going to take place in Florence and Viareggio (Italy) in February 3-7, 2016. The Symposium offers a reflection on the international Value of Intangible Heritage as defined by UNESCO, or rather practices, representations, knowledge and techniques that must facilitate a strong sense of cultural identity (UNESCO, Declaration of 2003) among the communities, groups and individuals.
    This Cultural Heritage is showed in different sectors of human activity: art, economics, sociology, anthropology, architecture, engineering, etc.. So the Carnival plays an important role in the cultural world because it proposes to protect an important traditional heritage and to strengthen the cultural and social integration between East and West.
    Another very important aspect is the education to the popular culture, a fundamental educational process for the new generations to promote knowledge of the history and the value of their local heritage.

    The fundamental finality of the 1st International Symposium Life Beyond Tourism is launching a biennial event in Florence for to analyze the issues related to the urban festivals and masquerades, festivals that take place in different methods and in different countries of the world. During this Symposium will be studied and deepened new topics related to these cultural urban events and will be favored a large debate to a profitable intercultural dialogue.
    The 1st International Symposium on the Carnival was born with the scope to deepen the knowledge of different and multicultural expressions that occur in public and urban spaces for the cultural dialogue, for the integration and the respect for differences.

    To promote a space for intercultural dialogue between the scientific community, the local community and future generations, with the finality to share the different methods of understanding the tradition of the Carnival around the world.

    The Symposium will be realized with individual and selected presentations. These presentations will be accompanied by colorful pictures – very representative – graphics, video, music media with the scope to reconstruct the environments and the sensations of the individual Carnivals in the world.
    It follows an interdisciplinary debate. It can also show videos, documentaries, books and documents on the subject of the Carnival.
    The program of the Symposium will be disseminated between the main academic institutions and the universities around the world.

    1. Carnival and Intercultural Dialogue
    2. Carnival and urban theater
    3. Carnival and traditions
    4. Carnival, art, technology and economy
    5. Carnivals and their role in identity and place-making.
    Claudia Afanador, University of Nariño, Pasto, Colombia
    Maurizio Bossi, Board Member Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco, Italy
    Paolo Del Bianco, President, Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation, Florence, Italy
    Emma Mandelli, University of Florence and International Institute Life Beyond Tourism by Romualdo del Bianco Foundation, Florence, Italy
    Olimpia Niglio, International Institute Life Beyond Tourism by Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation, Florence, Italy
    Marc Laenen, Board Member Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco, Belgium
    Gerardo Sanchez, University of Nariño, Pasto, Colombia

    Luca Baraldi, Istituto Superiore di Scienze Religiose “Santa Maria di Monte Berico”, Vicenza, Italy
    Mirtha Buelvas, University of Atlántico, Colombia
    Alberto Escovar Wilson White, Ministery of Culture, Colombia
    Vincenzo Esposito, University of Salerno, Italy
    Fabrizio Galli, President, Associazione Costruttori Carnevale Viareggio, Italy
    Marcos Gonzalez Perez, Intercultura Colombia
    Riccardo Gionata Gheri, President, Rotary Club Firenze “Amerigo Vespucci”, Italy
    Susan McIntyre-Tamwoy, President, ICOMOS Scientific Committee for Intangible Cultural Heritage, Australia
    Eliyahu Eduardo Muñoz, Fundación Organización Carnaval Nacional de Carnavales, Colombia
    Stefano Pozzoli, Università Parthenope of Naples, Italy
    Francesca Sbardella, University of Bologna, Italy
    Javier Tobar, University of Cauca, Colombia
    Isabel Tort, UNESCO Chair Forum – University and Heritage, Universitat Politècnica de Valéncia, Spain

    International Institute Life Beyond Tourism by Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation, Florence, Italy

    Contacts and Information:


  • AK 3:16 pm on March 21, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    CIDOC (International Committee for Documentation) in New Delhi, India from 5-10 September 

    The CIDOC (International Committee for Documentation) is being held in New Delhi, India from 510 September. It is for the first time that this conference is being held in Asia and is hosted by the National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation & Museology.

    Please feel free to forward the details to any of your friends or scholars, seniors who would be interested to participate in this.

    Please find more details below:

    An ICOM (International Council of Museums) body, CIDOC is dedicated to the documentation of museum collections. The committee gathers curators, librarians and information specialists interested in documentation, registration, collections management and computerisation.

    The official website of CIDOC is: http://network.icom.museum/cidoc/

    The CIDOC 2015 webpage is http://www.cidoc2015.in

    Please find the details for Call for Papers at http://www.cidoc2015.in/callforpapers.htm
    You can download the CIDOC FLYER for the conference.

  • AK 4:45 pm on March 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Call for papers
    “Contemporary Architecture in Heritage Contexts”

    3-4 September 2015
    La Salle University, Bogotá (Colombia)


    Call for Papers.pdf (686 Kb)


    In commemoration to La Salle University´s 50th anniversary and its Architecture Program´s 38th, the School of Habitat Sciences will be hosting the “International Conference on Cultural Heritage Thinking 2015: contemporary architecture in heritage contexts”, that is going to be developed on September 3rd and 4th of 2015. The venue will be located in La Salle University, in La Candelaria: traditional and historic centreof Bogotá (Colombia).

    The purpose of this conference is to open a space for the socialization of intervention criteria, the set up and development of research on new architectural and urban projects located in natural or cultural heritage contexts, in order to harmonize the use of heritage elements and resources in new projects as a way to strengthen territorial and community development.


    Conferences will emphasize on the construction of new architecture in heritage contexts, focusing on the concept and criteria of the new project. There will be 3 subtopics where the authors can register their papers:

      Insertion of contemporary architecture in historic centers, where the foundation of the design exercise is the contextualization and integration of old and new, as a conservation strategy and / or safeguarding cultural heritage.
      Creating contemporary architecture in clay building, standing out its integration with sociocultural and physical contexts, the public space, the green areas, the accessibility etc. The clay as a sustainable and comfort alternative and a viable strategy for structural systems and nowadays materials.
      Structure and material proposes in architectural heritage, where the interaction between the old and new project constitutes a unique architectural project in their context at formal, functional and technical levels. The previous conditions, criteria, building processes and the intervention result as a conservation and special integration. strategy, should be revealed.

    Submission and evaluation of papers

    The author(s) should submit an abstract of no more than 250 words, a photo related to the topic developed indicating in which Sub-theme the paper should be included, by email at jornadaspatrimoniouls@gmail.com.

    Submission deadline is 7 April 2015.

    Important Dates

    • Submission of Abstracts: April 7, 2015
    • Results of accepted abstracts: April 21st, 2015
    • Full paper submission: May 26th, 2015
    • Observations to Full Paper: June 9th, 2015
    • Final Submission of Full Papers, Presentation and Rights: July 7th 2015
    • Conference Presentations: September 3th and 4th


    The conference is open and free to professional, researchers, institutions, companies and public in general, previous registration and submission of the registration form


    The official language of the conference will be SPANISH, however simultaneous translation can be provided if previously requested by the author(s).

    Organized by



    with the international support of


  • AK 6:44 pm on December 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    3rd International Conference on Documentation conservation and Restoration… 

    3rd International Conference on Documentation, conservation and Restoration of the Architectural Heritage and Landscape protection

    | VALENCIA | 22th, 23th and 24th October 2015


    The School of Engineering Building at the Polytechnic University of Valencia has been selected to host the third international congress on documentation, conservation and reuse of architectural and landscape heritage, ReUSO 2015, which will be held on 22 – 24 October 2015.

    The annual event was born from the collaboration of both national and international academic institutions. The School of Architecture of Madrid, UPM, hosted the first edition, followed by the University of Florence. The third edition will be celebrated in Valencia. Other prestigious universities will participate in subsequent editions, hopefully ensuring the initiative’s future.

    The universities mentioned above are working together in the overall organization of ReUSO 2015, while at the same time, public institutions and private companies will be present to promote and spread the research on the conservation and reuse of architectural heritage.

    ReUso 2015 encourages the gathering of different specialists in restoration and architectural requalification, by disseminating methodologies and theoretical and practical aspects of intervention on architectural and landscape heritage. The main objective is to share experiences related to the reuse and recovery of built heritage, in the shape of historic fabric or individual buildings, and the enhancement of landscape and the elements that compose it.

    The main topics that will be analysed in this congress are:

    • Item 1 – Criteria and methods of intervention in times of crisis
    • Item 2 – Technologies and operational methodologies for preservation
    • Item 3 – Life in buildings and historical cities
    • Item 4 – New considerations for the use and enhancement of monuments
    • Item 5 – The fruition of the heritage: cultural routes and landscape
    • Item 6 – The intervention on the historical heritage and educational experience



    The primary objective of this congress, besides renewing the topics that were analyzed in the previous editions, is sharing the experiences related to the architectural and urban reuse and improves the valorization of heritage with strategies and models of intervention on the historical heritage, in the international context and the conservation and valorization of architectural, urban and environmental patrimony.

    ReUSO 2105 pretends:

    • Evaluate the compatibility of the interventions in architectural heritage, towards a functional reuse of historical engineering and architecture, connected to the real needs of the context.
    • Spread theoretical and practical knowledge about improving the comfort, that is, the compatibility of the building energy rehabilitation through an eco-efficient reuse of architectural monuments and historic districts, while respecting the cultural and material values.
    • Boost the recovery heritage sector, gather together the international academic community, besides the business world innovator and specialize in the restoration, interested in the scientific divulgation in these subjects.


    17 November 2014 – Registration opening
    12 January 2015 – Abstract submission
    02 April 2015 – Final date for reduced inscription
    27 April 2015 – Preliminary paper submission for review
    03 July 2015 – Final paper submission for review
    07 September 2015– Final date for registration and reception of communications for inclusion in the procedings
    22, 23, 24 October – Reuso 2015


    Public in general: 170/190* €
    Scientific committee: 140/160* €
    Students: 120/150* €
    Virtual oral communication: 90 €

    *Reduced fees until 2nd April 2015

    Web http://reuso2015.blogs.upv.es/

    Information reuso2015valencia@gmail.com

  • AK 6:40 pm on December 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    International Conference on Re-evaluating Contemporary Design in Historical Context. 22-24 July 2015. Istanbul (Turkey) – Deadline: 23 January 

    CALL FOR PAPERS. Submission of Abstracts January 23, 2015



    The Turkish Foundation for Architecture (MIV) and Yildiz Technical University Research Centre for Preservation of Historical Heritage (TA-MIR) will be hosting the International Conference on Re-evaluating Contemporary Designs in Historical Context (RE-ConD’15) on the 22-24 July 2015 in Istanbul.

    The historical environments that were forgotten in the beginning of modernization period, regained importance in 1970s with the studies on relationship between the old and the new and started to be considered not only as a building stock, but also as a whole with their cultural, social, economic and legal aspects. Within the global market during 1990s, the historical environments once again experienced intense changes and transformations. In creating a place and revealing identity of a city, it is understood that the historical environments deserve more than conservation actions. As a result, innovative designs and projects have become a current issue.

    In this regard the conference is seeking to re-evaluate the attitudes to existing environments via discussing new architectural, structural and urban projects built or to be built in natural and/or cultural and/ or historical contexts, the way to participate to the space and harmonize the new projects in existing elements and resources and meet the contemporary requirements.

    The conference will provide an international and interdisciplinary meeting for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the necessity, concept and criteria of designing/constructing new structures/buildings and settlements in historical contexts and their environments. It will also bring together historians, art historians, archaeologists, architects, engineers, scientists, building surveyors, urban planners, and other specialists to exchange their analytical, experimental, historical and constructional experiences and studies in preservation of urban or rural context.



    The official language of the symposium is English. All papers should be written and presented in English. Simultaneous translation will be provided only into Turkish.

    Both oral and poster presentations will take place. Proceedings will be available at the registration desk.


    Papers should focus on the necessity, concept and criteria of the new design in heritage contexts, on the topics outlined above. The abstract not exceeding 300 words with no tables and figures should be structured in three main sections:

    • Introduction
    • Developments
    • Remarks and Conclusion

    The abstract should be clear, aiming at giving a general overview of the paper. Submissions will be peer reviewed by the Scientific Committee of the Conference.


    Eser Yağçı (Secretary) recond15@sewc-tr.com


    • Submission of Abstracts January 23, 2015
    • Preliminary Acceptance abstracts February 23, 2015
    • Full paper submission March 16, 2015
    • Final Acceptance of Full papers April 20, 2015
    • Final Submission of Full Papers & Copyright agreement May 04, 2015
    • Last Date for Early Registration May 04, 2015
    • Submission of Presentations July 10, 2015
    • Conference Presentations July 22-24, 2015

  • AK 1:58 pm on November 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    14th International Conference on Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture. 13-15 July 2015. A Coruña (Spain) 

    14th International Conference on Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture

    13 – 15 July 2015. A Coruña, Spain


    STREMAH 2015 is the 14th International Conference on Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture. The meeting has taken place on a regular basis since the first conference started in Florence (1989) and continued in Seville (1991); Bath (1993); Crete (1995); San Sebastian (1997); Dresden (1999); Bologna (2001); Halkidiki (2003); Malta (2005); Prague (2007); Tallinn (2009); Tuscany (2011), and the New Forest, UK home of the Wessex Institute (2013).

    The importance of retaining the built cultural heritage cannot be overstated. Rapid development and the inappropriate conservation techniques are threatening many unique sites in different parts of world. This conference aims to provide the necessary scientific knowledge required to formulate regulatory policies, to ensure effective ways of preserving the architectural heritage. Because of that the series has been successful and continues to attract a wide range of high quality contributions since it started in 1989.

    The 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. Modern computer simulation can provide accurate results demonstrating the stress state of the building and possible failure mechanisms affecting its stability. Of particular importance are studies related to their dynamic and earthquake behaviour aiming to provide an assessment of the seismic vulnerability of heritage buildings.

    This conference brings together contributions from scientists, architects, engineers and restoration experts from all over the world dealing with different aspects of heritage buildings. Papers contained in the volumes in the series have been published in paper and digital format in the WIT transactions of the Built Environment, and widely distributed around the world. They are also permanently archived in the Wessex Institute eLibrary where they are available to the international community (see http://library.witpress.com).

    Journal Submission
    Presenters at STREMAH 2015 will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper for possible publication in the International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, one of the Journals published by the Wessex Institute.

    Conference Topics

    • Heritage architecture and historical aspects
    • Learning from the past
    • Surveying and monitoring
    • Performance and maintenance
    • Structural restoration of metallic structures
    • Earth construction
    • Modern (19th/20th century) heritage
    • Maritime heritage
    • Heritage masonry buildings
    • Stone masonry walls
    • Wooden structures
    • Simulation and modelling
    • Material characterization
    • New technologies or materials
    • Corrosion and material decay
    • Seismic vulnerability
    • Assessment and re-use of heritage buildings
    • Heritage and tourism
    • Social and economic aspects in heritage
    • Guidelines, codes and regulations for heritage
    • Heritage management
    • Defence heritage
    • Industrial heritage
    • Transportation heritage

    Abstract and Paper Submission Information

    Papers are invited on the topics outlined and others falling within the scope of the meeting. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted as soon as possible. Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.

    We strongly encourage the submission of abstracts electronically, by clicking on the ‘Submit an Abstract‘. If you prefer, abstracts can be sent by email, fax or mail to the Conference Secretariat. Details can be found on the left side of this page. Please include your name, full address and conference topic on all submissions.

    Final acceptance will be based on the full-length paper, which if accepted for publication, must be presented at the conference. The language of the conference will be English.

    The paper deadline will be advised after submission of abstracts.

    Registration Information

    To register online for this conference please complete the registration form by clicking on the ‘Register’. If you would prefer to print out a copy of the Registration Form, please download the PDF Registration Form below and return to the Conference Secretariat.

    PDF Registration Form

    Conference Fees

    Includes conference proceedings, other documentation and refreshments.

    • Registration Fee, €890
    • Conference Chairmen, WIT Fellows and members of the Scientific Advisory Committee, €780
    • Students, €500

    Conference Secretariat

    Gemma Breen
    Wessex Institute
    Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst
    Southampton, SO40 7AA
    Tel: 44 (0) 238 029 3223
    Fax: 44 (0) 238 029 2853


    Display Facilities

    There will be space for organisations to display products, services and literature related to the theme of the conference. Further details are available from the Conference Secretariat above.

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