15 May 2017
Available as a 5 or 10 day SUP and a 20 day SAP. This course is aimed at those wishing to develop their knowledge and skills in Heritage Stonemasonry – craft masonry, fixing, site masonry.
Examples of course content; Concept of minimum intervention, re-usable materials, tools of the trade, materials used; Types of foundations, shoring, excavation and underpinning; Lime cycle, lime putty, lime mortars, defective mortar, tamping and pointing.
Courses are a combination of lectures and practical work at historic sites and can be an integral part of working towards an NVQ Level 3 in Heritage Skills. Upon completion of the NVQ portfolio and assessment (within 12 months of registration) the candidate can apply for a CSCS Gold Card (increasingly necessary for Heritage contracts). SUP courses are targeted at more experienced workers. The 20 day SAP course is split into two separate blocks, both of which require attending to gain the qualification. Full programme here.
2 May 2017
Heriot-Watt University, Currie EH14 4AS
The Confucius Institute is celebrating the theming of 2017 as the Scottish Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology, and the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development with a seminar series exploring Scotland-China links in tourism and heritage management.
Chinatowns have become high-profile features of the post-industrial symbolic economy in many cities of Europe, North America and Australasia that have long been gateways to immigration and settlement. Their promotion as exoticized enclaves of consumption – positioned to attract high-yield international tourists and members of the majority culture – contrasts markedly with the marginalization and displacement of Chinatowns in former times. Observers have rightly highlighted the role of overseas Chinese entrepreneurs and business networks that regenerate local economies and revitalize neglected cityscapes. More recent research has considered more deeply the extent to which these co-ethnic agencies are embedded within the wider structures of the “host” society, the asymmetrical relations of power, articulation of the vision, negotiation, and outcomes: intended and otherwise. Despite superficial similarities such as architecture, street furniture, signage and other markers of Chineseness, longitudinal and comparative studies of Chinatowns in different cities and word-regions reveal a range of trajectories. The author welcomes discussion on alternative scenarios for historic Chinatowns in the years to come, including those that give greater emphasis to experimentation through creative exchange and fusion between Chinese and other contemporary cultures.
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22 June 2017
Harlow celebrates its 70th birthday in 2017 and holds an important place in both the legacy and future of new towns.
We are delighted to invite you to a seminar exploring the potential of New Towns Heritage in Harlow. Elain Harwood will be providing the keynote presentation. An author, architect and senior heritage advisor with Heritage England, Elain has published widely on post-war architecture. She makes a compelling case for the innovation, ambition and social purpose that it represents. We are also pleased to welcome Dr Christine Hui Lan Manley, who completed her PhD on urban design and master planning in post-war new towns.
Harlow Council strongly supports this event and local stakeholders, particularly from Harlow Civic Society will be involved throughout.
Please register your initial interest to email@example.com
9 June 2017
The subtleties, nuances and complexity of the law in relation to the historic environment is a subject highly relevant to all practitioners dealing with decision-making relating to our heritage. This conference is a timely update on this fast-moving legal framework which underpins our day to day work.
Find out more about speakers, programme and booking here..