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Important Announcements and Upcoming Events:

2019 ICAHM Annual Meeting - Archaeological Heritage and World Heritage Sites: Towards Sustainable Management of Landscapes

3 – 6 December 2019, Arica, Chile

In 2019, the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM) is proud to announce that the 2019 ICAHM Annual Meeting  will bring us, after 7 years, back to South America, to Arica, Chile. The Meeting will be organized in cooperation with ICOMOS Chile and take place at the Antay Hotel.

Conference themes:
  1. Indigenous Archaeologies in Latin America: Archaeologists, Archaeology and Indigenous Peoples
  2. The role of States, communities and experts in the conservation and management of the cultural and archaeological heritage of the Andean peoples of northern Chile
  3. Processes of plundering and restitution of archaeological and anthropological collections
  4. Public Archaeology and First Peoples (Indigenous) Communities
  5. Competing Values: Bioethics in Practice within Archaeological and Anthropological Research

We will also organize two round-tables focused on:

  • Mentoring Session on Desk Audits/Site Visits
  • World Bank Consultations and Other Professional Networking

Important conference dates:

  • Open registration:  4 March
  • Abstract submission deadline: 15 April
  • Acceptance of papers and posters: 15 May
  • Registration deadline for presenting authors: 1 July
  • Early Bird registration deadline: 30 June
  • Registration Deadline: 1 November

We also offer a pre-conference program including:

  • 2-day site visit to The Nitrate plants of Humberstone and Santa Laura, WHS, the Geoglyphs of Pintados and Tiliviche
  • 1-day excursions to: Qhapaq Nan segment, World Heritage Site, in Socoroma and the Valley of Lluta; Chinchorro sites in Camarones Valle; and the Archaeological sites and Museum in Azapa Valley
  • Pre-conference International Seminar “Conservation and sustainable development of the archaeological heritage at the World Heritage Sites of Chile”

For more information please click here or visit the conference website: http://icahm.icomos.org/2019-icahm-annual-meeting-chile/

We are looking forward to meeting you in Arica!

The Organizing Committee

Thank you!

Thank you to all participants of the 2018 ICAHM Annual Meeting - Discover Sicily’s Argimusco – a Holistic Approach to Heritage Management on October 25-28, 2018 at the beautiful castle of Montalbano Elicona. Your presence helped to make this event a great success and your enthusiasm and positive spirit helped make our time together both productive and fun.

We wish you all the best and hope to meet you again at the next ICAHM Meeting!

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