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  • Istanbul Statement 2012

    on Nov 25, 12 • in Cultural heritage, News, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Istanbul Statement 2012

    Statement by Yildiz Technical University and ICOMOS-ICORP from the International Symposium on Cultural Heritage Protection in Times of Risk: Challenges and Opportunities, 15 – 17 November, 2012 at Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. This Statement is made on the 40th Anniversary of the adoption of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention on 16 November, 1972. Understanding that past civilizations have formed the foundations of today’s societies and that our cultural heritage will continue to shape and inform communities into the future, and Recognizing that cultural heritage is constantly at risk from natural and human-induced disasters, including armed

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  • Erasmus Mundus Master in Archaeological Materials Science

    on Nov 24, 12 • in Archaeology, News • with Comments Off on Erasmus Mundus Master in Archaeological Materials Science

    Deadline: 15 January 2013 Open to: European and non European excellent students with Bachelor degree and to professionals in the Museum/Conservation sector Scholarship: 500 €/1000 € per month Description   Bachelor (I cycle equivalent-180 ECTS credits) degrees from both Science (Physics, Earth Sciences, Chemistry, Biology-Biochemistry) and Humanities (Archaeology, Conservation Science, Cultural Heritage Studies) academic fields ARCHMAT is a 2-years Erasmus Mundus Master Course within a consortium of 3 HEI (Evora-UE, Rome-UNIROMA1, Thessaloniki-AUTH) as full partners, 5 HEI (Avignon-UA, Palermo-UNIPA, Zaragoza-UNIZAR-ICMA, Fez-UF and Rio de Janeiro-UERJ) and 3 non HEI Research centres (Laboratorio Jose Figueiredo/Instituto dos Museus e da

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  • UNESCO urges development through culture

    on Nov 24, 12 • in News • with Comments Off on UNESCO urges development through culture

    Thirteen ministers of culture and heads of delegations of South-Eastern Europe – from Italy to Turkey, from Bosnia to Greece, including all the Balkan states – plus the Director-General of UNESCO, gathered in Bulgaria’s National Palace of Culture behind me, to deliberate upon new ways of safeguarding intangible cultural heritage and promoting its role for sustainable development. This “creative economy” is driven by individual skills, customs, talents and abilities – not by “universality”. That’s why, preservation of intangible heritage is so critical. It builds each nation and person’s identity, and boosts resistance to rapid globalization

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  • Ancient woman statue revealed in Metropolis

    on Nov 24, 12 • in News • with Comments Off on Ancient woman statue revealed in Metropolis

      A 2,500-year-old statue of a woman from the late Hellenistic period has been unearthed during the excavations at the Metropolis ancient city in İzmir’s Torbalı district. According to a written statement made by the Sabancı Foundation, new artifacts are being unearthed during the excavation of the ancient city, which has been ongoing for 22 years as part of a collaboration between the Culture and Tourism Ministry, Trakya University, the Metropolis Association, the Torbalı Municipality and sponsored by the Sabancı Foundation. The head of the excavations, Trakya University Archaeology Department Associate Professor Serdar Aynek, said the

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  • Byzantine History of the World to be Studied and Made Accessible

    on Nov 23, 12 • in Byzantine, History, News • with Comments Off on Byzantine History of the World to be Studied and Made Accessible

    The University of Tübingen is to host a third long-term research project backed by the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in the field of Ancient History. Tübingen historian Professor Mischa Meier is to head a comprehensive 12-year investigation into the Chronographia of the Byzantine historiographer Ioannes Malalas (born around 490 AD), providing a modern commentary and making the text accessible to researchers and the public. The project begins on January 1, 2013, and will receive around €220,000 annually. The Academies of Sciences and Humanities are Germany’s biggest sponsors of Humanities projects, with a total

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  • Bulgarians Want Unique Thracian Treasure Back in Hometown

    on Nov 21, 12 • in Antiquty, Bulgaria, News, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Bulgarians Want Unique Thracian Treasure Back in Hometown

    An object from the unique gold Thracian treasure recently discovered in Bulgaria. Photo by BGNES Residents of Bulgaria’s town of Isperih plan to launch a petition to have the unique gold Thracian treasure, recently discovered in the nearby famous Sveshtari tomb, to be returned to them. The news was reported by Standard daily, citing the secretary of the Town Hall. The precious find is now on display at the Archeology Museum in the capital Sofia, but locals demand from the Culture Ministry to have it back in Isperih. Isperih Mayor, Beysim Basri, has talked to

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