Preserving Justice in Place | Brent Leggs & Randall Mason

Preserving Justice in Place | Brent Leggs & Randall Mason

The US civil rights movement resonates strongly with the 1972 World Heritage Convention’s notion of universally valued heritage. Like liberation movements in many countries and…

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Future Promise | Nada Hosking

Future Promise | Nada Hosking

On the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of UNESCO’s adoption of the World Heritage Convention, the heritage community should reflect on what it has achieved….

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World Heritage Convention at Fifty Years Old: Shifting to Outstanding Heritage Management Practices | Eugene Jo & Webber Ndoro

World Heritage Convention at Fifty Years Old: Shifting to Outstanding Heritage Management Practices | Eugene Jo & Webber Ndoro

The World Heritage label emanates from the 1972 UNESCO Convention. The Convention is the instrument that is mostly used for celebrating the world’s heritage, of…

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World Heritage and Cultural Statecraft in Putin's Russia: Patriotic Agendas, Flexible Power Relations, and Geopolitical Ambitions | Gertjan Plets & Linda Van Der Pol 

World Heritage and Cultural Statecraft in Putin’s Russia: Patriotic Agendas, Flexible Power Relations, and Geopolitical Ambitions | Gertjan Plets & Linda Van Der Pol 

Over the past two decades, heritage has become a political instrument in the nation-building portfolio of the Kremlin. To restore Russia as a great geopolitical…

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Muslim Heritage Preservation Stewardship Under UNESCO | Trindad Rico

Muslim Heritage Preservation Stewardship Under UNESCO | Trindad Rico

Muslim heritage has been an influential factor in the emergence of UNESCO’s 1972 Convention, whose priorities build extensively on decades of engagement with heritage places…

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World Heritage Subjects or Citizens? Geographical Imaginations and Displacements of Local Communities | Krupa Rajangam

World Heritage Subjects or Citizens? Geographical Imaginations and Displacements of Local Communities | Krupa Rajangam

The word “displacement” is typically not associated with cultural heritage sites, but in this paper I draw on ethnographic vignettes to foreground the process at…

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Saving the World: Fifty Years of the Convention, Conservation, and Collaboration| Lynn Meskell, Claudia Liuzza

Saving the World: Fifty Years of the Convention, Conservation, and Collaboration| Lynn Meskell, Claudia Liuzza

On November 16, 1945, forty-four nations gathered in London to forge an international body for educational and cultural cooperation under the aegis of the United…

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Anticipating a COVID-19 Memorial: Quarantine and Migration Heritage as a Template? | Gareth Hoskins, Joanne Maddern

Anticipating a COVID-19 Memorial: Quarantine and Migration Heritage as a Template? | Gareth Hoskins, Joanne Maddern

In an interview for ABC’s This Week, in May 2020, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo affirmed various “lab-leak” narratives circulating in the public domain by…

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Fluid Land: Vietnamese Refugee Camps and Hong Kong | Juliana Kei, Daniel M. Cooper

Fluid Land: Vietnamese Refugee Camps and Hong Kong | Juliana Kei, Daniel M. Cooper

Where are the Vietnamese refugee camps in Hong Kong? Between the 1970s and 1990s, more than 230,000 Vietnamese arrived in Hong Kong seeking asylum. The…

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The Parramatta Female Factory Precinct: Beyond Commemorating Trauma | Lauren Schutz

The Parramatta Female Factory Precinct: Beyond Commemorating Trauma | Lauren Schutz

On November 16, 2009, then prime minister of Australia Kevin Rudd stood before the Great Hall of Parliament House in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, and delivered…

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Artistic Inversions of Isolation and Confinement: Public Art, Architecture, and the Liberation of Space on Roosevelt Island | Deborah Vess

Artistic Inversions of Isolation and Confinement: Public Art, Architecture, and the Liberation of Space on Roosevelt Island | Deborah Vess

Blackwell’s Island, now called Roosevelt Island, was originally a remote location be-tween Manhattan and Queens where New York City confined petty criminals, the men-tally disabled,…

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Lazaretto Ambiguity in the Early Nineteenth-Century Europe Mediterranean | Alex Chase-Levenson

Lazaretto Ambiguity in the Early Nineteenth-Century Europe Mediterranean | Alex Chase-Levenson

Lazarettos function through webs of exclusion. One of the governors (intendants sanitaires) of Marseille’s famous Lazaret d’Arenc emphasized that he could not bring his own…

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Paradox of Isolation: Amsterdam's Pest Asylums and the City's Continual Modernization | Sim Hinman Wan

Paradox of Isolation: Amsterdam’s Pest Asylums and the City’s Continual Modernization | Sim Hinman Wan

Recognized as one of the most ambitious urban expansion projects in history, the seventeenth- century “Grand Expansion” of Amsterdam into a half- moon configuration exemplifies…

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Legacies of Detention, Isolation, and Quarantine: Ambivalence, COVID-19, and the Uses of Memory | David Barnes

Legacies of Detention, Isolation, and Quarantine: Ambivalence, COVID-19, and the Uses of Memory | David Barnes

In the early stages of my research on the history of Philadelphia’s Lazaretto quarantine station, which was built to protect the city after four devastating…

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