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

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


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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)
Ruggles, Clive
Cotte, Michel
Corporate Authors: ICOMOS; International Astronomical Union
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
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 23. Scientific heritage
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
National Committee: ICOMOS International
ICOMOS Special Collection: ICOMOS Thematic studies
Number of Pages: 272
ISBN: 978-2-918086-01-7 (e-book)
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2010 10:43
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2022 16:33
URI: https://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/267

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