Multinational Approaches to an International Convention

Craig, Jennifer (2008) Multinational Approaches to an International Convention. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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Abstract (in English)

The expansion of coastal zones and the conglomeration of states throughout the world has led, in part, to the development of the concept of underwater cultural heritage (UCH) and its ensuing methodology within the discipline of maritime archaeology. The International Council of Monuments and Sites 2001 UNESCO Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage (2001 Convention) allows for the availability of uch to be standardized and directly measured. This paper will trace the progression of the term uch through academic analysis of legislative statues and international conventions. It will also examine the way in which government management direction of heritage resources has – and continues to - alter and continues to do so according to ongoing political shifts towards centralization or de-centralization. The possibilities of the 2001 Convention will be explored through examination and comparison of the many organizations working within its remit, such as archaeological societies, university programs, shops and clubs. In order to absorb the ‘spirit of place’ must archaeologists not just allow for as many approaches as possible while gathering the resultant information.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Craig, Jennifer
Languages: English
Keywords: 2001 UNESCO Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage; underwater cultural heritage (UCH); concept; international convention; legislation; Australia; Canada; Europe
Subjects: K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 06. Doctrinal texts, conventions and charters
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 04. Comparative analysis
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 02. International legislation
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 25. Underwater cultural heritage
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 03. National/Regional legislations
B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 07. Underwater archaeology
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2010 15:58
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:13

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