Port Cities: 19th and 20th c. Globalisation and Networking – Conference

The 9th International Conference on Urban History will be on the theme:

Port Cities: Social, Cultural and Built Repositories of Globalization and Networking in the 19th and 20th Century.

It will take place in Lyon, France, 27-30 August 2008

It is organised by the European Association for Urban History

For more information contact: eauh@ish-lyon.cnrs.fr

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Co@st Symposium: Natural and Cultural Heritage of Coastal Zones

Co@st Symposium: Natural & Cultural Heritage of Coastal Zones – International Conventions and other Relevant Bodies.

University of Cambridge, Department of Geography, 30 July 2008.
All welcome: FREE

Organised by the Cambridge Centre for Landscape and People, this half-day symposium is open to the public free of charge and offers an overview on international conventions and relevant bodies dealing with coastal zones. Speakers will address the integration between nature and culture, methodological process to promote environmental conservation and alternatives for a more sustainable future, with the view to preserving world coastlines and their landscapes, beauty, cultures, ecosystems and services.

Contact: cclp.course@geog.cam.ac.uk
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On the Waterfront: Culture, Heritage and Regeneration of Port Cities

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Liverpool waterfront, photo: Pete Carr

19-21 November 2008, BT Convention Centre, Liverpool

This three-day conference, organised by English Heritage, focuses on issues of maritime heritage and regeneration and investigates how a port’s history shapes the future of today’s 21st century waterfront.

It will take place in Liverpool, European Capital of Culture 2008, and include pan-national speakers from China, the USA, India, Nigeria, France and the UK. Dr Ray Bondin, Expert Advisor, former Assistant Secretary General to the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) will also be speaking.

Contact: onthewaterfront@sam-culture.com
On the Waterfront website with full details and booking.