Ethical standards in interdisciplinary heritage: barriers or bonuses?

Highlight on the issues around ethical principles and policies in interdisciplinary heritage practice, management and education

About this event

As educators, managers and practitioners in heritage and conservation, how can we provide adequate knowledge, training and guidance in ethical matters and standards for ALL practicing and emerging heritage players and stakeholders – including academics, architects, conservation specialists, researchers and many more?

This online debate will focus first on gathering brief views from a cross-section of heritage sector players, as represented by the initial members of the new UK ICOMOS Education Training and Events (ETE) Sub-Committee who will outline their perspectives from archaeology through conservation and planning to architecture. Discussion will then open out to consider the widest stakeholder interests, as raised by attendees – from local community representatives to regulators – and include issues such as confidentiality, consent and ethical standards as potential barriers to viability.

The event is a first attempt by the new Sub-Committee to highlight issues around ethical principles and policies in interdisciplinary heritage practice, management and education, and their practical implications and consequences.

It is also a chance to get to meet some of the members of the new ETE Sub-Committee, to hear from them, and to explore these matters through open conversation and debate focussed on interdisciplinary practices of heritage and conservation.

The members of the new ETE Sub-Committee who will contribute to the event are:

Seán O’Reilly (ETE Committee’s Chair) is the CEO of the IHBC, the UK’s professional body for built and historic environment conservation specialists, which is a membership organisation operating both as a charity & a limited company, and a director of its trading arm.

Ataa Alsalloum is an architect, a researcher, and a lecturer. She has a Ph.D. in cultural heritage studies from the Liverpool School of Architecture. She was a full-time lecturer at Damascus University from 2011 to 2016. Ataa was awarded an honorary research fellow at the University of Liverpool in 2016. From September 2017, Ataa has been a full time Lecturer at the Liverpool School of Architecture. Ataa is interested in researching heritage-led sustainable urban regeneration, particularly in the case of post-conflict reconciliation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Her research focus also extends to include the heritage/historical context of the UK. Cities such as Old Damascus, Old Aleppo and the world heritage sites of Liverpool, Edinburgh, and Bath have become parts of her case studies’ investigation. She is an affiliated member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) and a young practitioner member of International Network for Traditional Building Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU).

Aylin Orbaslicombines teaching, research and international consultancy practice in ways that enable them to inform one another. Her research-led practice experience in the field of conservation, regeneration and heritage management informs PhD, masters and MArchD level teaching. Her research which frequently draws on data collected and tested through consultancy assignments and field projects undertaken with students.

Evelyne Godfrey, MCIfA, is an archaeological materials scientist & Chairman of the Uffington Heritage Watch

Noor Ragaban (ETE Committee’s Coordinator) is a PHD Student at University of Liverpool

About ticketing and attending this event

This event is free to attend, but we also encourage donations of any amount: your generosity contributes to our programme work and our running costs and makes more events possible.

To reduce financial barriers, we made it so donations of ANY amount will allow you to register for the event: you can donate as little as £1 and still get your ticket.

For those unsure on what to pay, we have created a guide with suggestions below:

Concession (unwaged, students, low income): £1-£2

ICOMOS-UK members: £3

Non-ICOMOS-UK members: £5

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