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International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage 2007

The Research Center for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University (Rits-DMUCH) is organizing the international training course on disaster risk management of cultural heritage in Kyoto, Japan from 5 to 17 November 2007, in collaboration with UNESCO, ICCROM, ICOMOS, and the relevant institutions of the government of Japan. The main objective of the course is to provide an overview of various facets of disaster risk management of cultural heritage. The course includes fi eld-based learning, classroom lectures and practical demonstrations at the Historic monuments of Kyoto World Heritage Site. As a result of the training course, participants are expected to apply their knowledge in developing risk management plans for cultural heritage in their own countries.
For more information about the course, please contact Ms Myungsun Yi at:

Heritage-Friendly Tourism Campaign wins PATA Gold Awards 2007

Heritage Watch was awarded the PATA Gold Awards 2007 under the category of “Heritage”. PATA recognized Heritage Watch’s efforts to promote responsible tourism through the Heritage-Friendly Tourism (HFT) Campaign in Cambodia. The Campaign has many components including responsible tourism guidelines, promoting businesses that give back to arts, culture and heritage, a fund for small arts NGOs and the promotion of Cambodia through the quarterly magazine TouchStone. Sustainable tourism and community development are also being promoted as part of the Koh Ker project. The HFT campaign will continue for an additional two years.

International Symposium
The Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University and ICOMOS Thailand, in collaboration with the Fine Arts Committee of the Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage (ASA) will hold an International Scientific Symposium from 1 to 3 November 2007 at Chulalonkorn University, as part of ICOMOS Thailand’s second General Assembly, which responds to the expanding concept of cultural heritage interpretation which increasingly involves complex technology, marketing and economic strategies, and cultural heritage management issues. The symposium theme is “Interpretation: from Monument to Living Heritage”. The deadline for submission of abstracts was closed 31 August 2007, but interested scholars are invited to attend this research conference by submitting the registration form to the ICOMOS Thailand Secretariat by email to: admin[at] or by fax: +66 2281 3947.

Details of the conference and a registration form are available from:

Vacancy for Associate Professor in East or Southeast Asian archaeology

The University of Hawai’i at Manoa is hiring a new entry-level tenure-track position in East or Southeast Asian archaeology in the Anthropology program, courtesy of the Luce Foundation Initiative in East Asian Archaeology and Early History. The position will be an assistant professor at the College of Social Sciences, Department of Anthropology on a fulltime basis for nine months, beginning from 1 August 2008. Minimum qualifi cations are: PhD completed in Anthropology or Archaeology by time of appointment, previous fi eldwork and/or analytical experience in East Asia or Southeast Asia, a strong publication record and active research programme, and ability to work collaboratively within a four-field Anthropology programme. The closing date for applications is 14 December 2007.
For more details about this opportunity, please contact Dr Miriam Stark at: