The ICOMOS Ireland Annual Maura Shaffrey Lecture will take place in the Edmund Burke Theatre, Room 1008 in the Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin. The Keynote speaker will be Dr Roha Khalaf and the title of her presentation will be: The Future for the World Heritage Convention: Concepts, Challenges, and Changes.
The lecture will be followed by a reception at the Atrium, Trinity College, Dublin. Booking is essential to allow us cater for the event. Please register by 12pm on Wednesday, 30th November for in-person attendance and by 12pm on Thursday, 8th December for virtual attendance.
Participants involved in the International Scientific Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM) Annual Meeting and Symposium, taking place in the Royal Irish Academy are cordially invited to join ICOMOS Ireland to attend the Lecture and the reception.
Registration from 6pm, for a 6:30pm lecture.
ICOMOS Ireland was founded in 1984. It has grown and developed and has a wide membership drawn from the State heritage services, local government, museums, universities and private practice. ICOMOS Ireland follows and comments on matters in regard to World Heritage Sites and Sites on the Tentative list in Ireland.
Dr. Roha W. Khalaf is a consultant architect and independent scholar, currently in Kuwait City, Kuwait. She holds a Ph.D. in Aménagement (Environmental Design) from Université de Montréal (2013), a Master of Architecture, a Bachelor of Architectural Studies with a minor in French literature and a Certificate in Teaching Skills from Carleton University, Canada. Her experience includes architectural and urban design, cultural heritage conservation and policy-making. Her interest in World Heritage took off in 2016 when she felt the need to contribute to the debate on reconstruction. After publishing “A viewpoint”, she was invited to participate in the ICOMOS University Forum Workshop on Authenticity and Reconstruction in Paris, in March 2017. Shortly after, she spent two months at the University of Cambridge as a Visiting Scholar of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research to further develop her policy ideas, and was invited to participate in a UNESCO-World Bank brainstorming meeting on reconstruction at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Roha later decided, as an independent scholar, to gradually build up a practical policy proposal for the future implementation of the World Heritage Convention, moving from reconstruction and authenticity towards other World Heritage matters, including integrity, culture/nature divide, sustainable development goals, climate action, and periodic reporting. Because of this gradual approach, her research is published as a series of articles in international peer-reviewed journals. Roha is member of ICOMOS Canada and member of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies.
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