Water/Earth/Sky Journeys: Overcoming Serial Nomination Challenges with a Themed Landscape Approach

Aultman, Jennifer, Chaatsmith, Marti and Bartley, Elizabeth (2019) Water/Earth/Sky Journeys: Overcoming Serial Nomination Challenges with a Themed Landscape Approach. In: 2018 US/ICOMOS Symposium "Forward Together: A Culture-Nature Journey Towards More Effective Conservation in a Changing World", November 13-14, 2018, San Francisco, California. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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PART 1. ADOPTING A LANDSCAPE APPROACH - Strategies for Managing Multiple Values of Large Landscapes and Trans-Boundary Sites /// Multi-site (serial) World Heritage nominations have become more common in recent years. Such nominations present unique challenges to stakeholder engagement, interpretation, and site buffering because nomination components are often geographically separated and isolated. Ongoing work on the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks nomination in Ohio, United States, shows that a World Heritage nomination’s Outstanding Universal Value can be the source of landscape themes that help overcome these challenges. Working with the themes water/earth/sky/ journey, this case study shows how these ancient landscape themes reframe relationships among World Heritage nomination components, between those components and other culturally related sites, among stakeholders, and between the World Heritage project and potential partners. These reframed relationships offer solutions to pressing World Heritage serial nominations challenges.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Aultman, Jennifer
Chaatsmith, Marti
Bartley, Elizabeth
Languages: English
Keywords: Cultural tourism; World Heritage sites; serial nomination; landscape themes; Cultural landscapes; Values; OUV; Outstanding Universale Value; Strategies; Earthworks; nature culture integration; rivers; rituals; customs and traditions; indigenous people; indigenous cultures; community participation; management; interpretation; USA
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 06. Cultural Landscapes
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 09. Social and economic aspects of conservation
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 11. Legal protection and Administration
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 06. Cultural landscapes
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 19. Natural sites
N.ANTHROPOLOGY > 03. Ethnology
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks, Ohio, United States
National Committee: United States of America
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2018 US/ICOMOS Symposium
Depositing User: ICOMOS DocCentre
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2020 16:18
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2020 16:18
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URI: https://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/2288

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