IHBC issues ‘… Research for Practice Digest No. 3 – Connecting conservation research and professional practice – with new features too

The third issue of the new IHBC Research for Practice Digest has been issued to key networks and subscribers – sign up HERE – with this issue featuring a profile Ataa Alsalloum and her work at the Liverpool School of Architecture and noting John Fidler’s role as the IHBC’s Student Award judge this year.

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The IHBC writes:

Welcome to the IHBC’s third issue of its Research for Practice Digest.  We’ve added a new regular feature where we highlight a sector researcher making significant contributions to professional practice.

For this issue we spotlight Ataa Alsalloum, based at the Liverpool School of Architecture, and her work on safeguarding transplanted and indigenous intangible cultural heritage.  The project, contributing to ongoing work led by ICOMOS-UK and Historic England, aims to highlight the challenges involved in identifying and defining migrated, resettled, and indigenous Intangible Cultural Heritage in the UK.  More information, including a fascinating full-feature video, can be found on the transcultural heritage website.

In addition to delivering the IHBC Recognised Course Sustainable Heritage Management MA, Ataa’s other recent projects include work on Uprooted Syrian Heritage Resettled in the UK, Analyzing the morphology of historic buildings using photogrammetry in Tripoli, Lebanon, and research demonstrating the role of VR and AR in preserving spatial and visual identities of heritage sites using Palmyra as a case study.

We welcome links to heritage research that we might include in our next edition.  Please send any suggestions to Michael Netter, IHBC Professional Services Officer, at services@ihbc.org.uk

Heritage Research & Professional Practice – Research and Guidance

Publisher Title & Description Publication Date
DCMS Scoping culture and heritage capital report 13 Oct 2023
STBA Case Study – Whole House Retrofit: Ton Pentre Oct 2023
English Heritage Sustainable Conservation Principles Autumn 2023
Historic Houses Changing Times, Valuing History Autumn 2023
National Trust A path to better things – 7 policies to safeguard our heritage and help nature thrive Autumn 2023
Climate Emergency UK How Good is your Council’s Climate Action? 18 Oct 2023
CIOB Guide to Sustainability in the Built Environment 05 Oct 2023
IPPR From missed chances to green advances: The case for a green industrial strategy 05 Oct 2023
Consumer Scotland Consumers and the transition to net zero Sep 2023
RSA Unleashing the potential of the UK’s cities 28 Sept 2023
UKGBC Buildings Mission Zero Network launches ‘Mission Retrofit’ report 28 Sept 2023
Scottish Parliament Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill 22 Sept 2023
RICS Whole life carbon assessment (WLCA) for the built environment 19 Sept 2023
SMF Towns Vitality Roadmap: A new policy framework for the UK’s towns 19 Sept 2023
indigo Act Green 2023: Report released 12 Sept 2023
SAVE Britain’s Heritage Boom not Bust: How Greater Manchester can build the future without destroying its past 09 Sept 2023
British Future Inclusive Histories: Narrating our shared past in polarised times Sept 2023
Public Practice Recruitment and Skills Report: Public Sector Placemakers Sept 2023
Centre for Cultural Value Vision paper: Culture, health and wellbeing Sept 2023
Historic England 991 Stitches in Time – Executive summary of the process and impacts evaluation of Historic England’s Heritage Stimulus Fund Mar 2023
Historic England Adaptive Release: Guidance Framework for Sites Affected by Coastal Erosion and Flood Management 2 Nov 2022
STBA / SPAB STBA / SPAB Sustaining Buildings Conference 2022 Report 2022

Research Awards, Programmes, Funding

IHBC welcomes Annual Student Award guest judge – John  Fidler to select next ‘Gus Astley’ winner for £500 + Reading School, #IHBCReading2024, 12-15 June

UKRI New projects to measure value of culture and heritage to society

New £60 million Regional Innovation Fund among measures to boost research and development

The British Institute at Ankara (BIAA)’s annual grants opportunity is now open. They are now inviting application for  Large (up to £10,000), Research (up to £5,000) and Study (up to £2,000) Grants in relation to projects within the field of the arts, humanities and the social sciences….

Additional Digest sections include:

  • Calls for Papers, Abstracts & Researchers
  • Broader Context Research & News

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