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This website has been created to support national and international efforts aimed at protecting our common human heritage.  With this website we hope to begin a dialogue about world heritage, create a platform to address the management of our world heritage, and inform the public about the cultural wonders of the world. We hope to promote education concerning the development and management of the human past in order to preserve it for the future!

Important Announcements and Upcoming Events:

2018 ICAHM Annual Meeting - Discover Sicily's Argimusco - A holistic Approach to Heritage Management

25 - 28 October 2018, Montalbano Elicona, Sicily, Italy

Deadline Call for Papers: 1 May

Early Bird registration fee until 15 May

Tour booking deadline: 31 May

In the European Year of Cultural Heritage the 2018 ICAHM Annual Meeting will focus on the overriding need to develop a holistic and integrated approach to heritage management. The meeting will focus on six key themes that lie at the heart of current debates and concerns relating to different approaches and subjects all of which need to be mainstreamed into to archaeological heritage management:

  • Community Engagement
  • Climate Change
  • Tourism
  • Non-Invasive technologies
  • Archaeoastronomy
  • Continuing the Africa Initiative.

Organised by ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM) and the Municipality of Montalbano Elicona, we invite abstracts of 300 words to be submitted as soon as possible but at the latest by 1 May 2018. Please visit our website for more details: http://icahm.icomos.org/2018-icahm-annual-meeting-sicily/

We are also offering the possibility of a pre-conference Fieldwork Day enabling a maximum of thirty persons to have a preview of the Argimusco site and to help to gather more information from the megalith site on which very few studies have been made. In particular the use of non-invasive equipment will help in the gathering of further information about the site.

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