Heritage Sites of Astronomy and Archaeoastronomy in the context of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention: A Thematic Study

(2010) Heritage Sites of Astronomy and Archaeoastronomy in the context of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention: A Thematic Study. Other. ICOMOS, Paris, 272p. ISBN 978-2-918086-01-7 (e-book). [Book]

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    Abstract (in English)

    This Thematic Study results from a collaborative project between the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), an advisory body to UNESCO for cultural heritage, and the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the world’s foremost professional organization for astronomy, through its Working Group on Astronomy and World Heritage. It is published jointly by ICOMOS and the IAU The main aims of the project are to gain an improved understanding of the character and composition of different forms of astronomical heritage and to identify optimal methods for, and potential problems in, defining this type of heritage in the context of the World Heritage Convention. As a result of the collaboration, the international team of authors is drawn from two complementary scientific and professional communities both of whom have provided invaluable input and expertise. The need to combine methodologies and develop common lines of approach has presented a range of challenges and each of the contributing authors named on various chapters and case studies has played a vital role in helping us to rise to them. Where no author is named on a case study, it has been provided by the author of the chapter that contains it.

    Item Type: Book (Other)
    Editors:
    EditorsEmail
    Ruggles, Clive
    Cotte, Michel
    Corporate Authors: ICOMOS; IAU
    Languages: English
    Keywords: World Heritage; astronomy; archaeoastronomy; World Heritage Convention; astronomical heritage; historic sites; case studies
    Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
    M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 01. Generalities
    H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 23. Scientific heritage
    H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
    National Committee: ICOMOS
    Number of Pages: 272
    ISBN: 978-2-918086-01-7 (e-book)
    Depositing User: Jose Garcia
    Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2010 11:43
    Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:14
    URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/267

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