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Celebrating 50 Years of Conservation Areas locally

IHBC CV SCT WCT logosCelebrating 50 years of Conservation Areas
IHBC-funded local support valued up to £2,500

The funds have now all been allocated but if you wish to be placed on a waiting list for any funds that become available due to not being claimed please complete the form linked below.

Including a prize of one free place at the IHBC’s Annual School, worth up to
c.£500 for the proposal judged most impressive by the award partners.

TO BE PLACED ON A WAITING LIST COMPLETE THE ONLINE FORM

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The IHBC Gus Astley Annual Student Award

GusAstleyStudentAward_FrontUp to £500 for outstanding under- or post-graduate coursework relating to:

BUILT OR HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION

Topics may cover any aspect of conservation including:

  • evaluation (eg history, research or surveying)
  • management (eg policy, finance or planning)
  • and/or intervention (eg design, technology or architecture)

Applicants need only submit a digital version of their coursework!
See gasa.ihbc.org.uk for forms & details

Closing date: 31st July 2017

For results see Context, the IHBC’s journal, & the IHBC Annual School 2018

Open to all students on taught courses 2015-17
For information only please contact:
studentaward@ihbc.org.uk

Best Creative Reuse of an Industrial Building

The awards are for building conversions that strike that tricky balance between the practicality of their new function and the readability of their old. Projects that demonstrate a viable and sustainable long-term use for buildings at risk are particularly encouraged to apply. There are two award categories:  (a) project led by a not-for-profit developer (‘community focussed’) or (b) project led by a private sector owner or developer (‘commercial’)   .

 Assessment criteria include

  • The re-use needs to be appropriate and viable
  • New work should be distinguishable from the original without detracting from it
  • Weight will given to the survival, re-use or retention of features, and interpretation should be provided if it helps the understanding of the building where the original function is not self-evident
  • There should be some evidence of attention to energy efficiency in the conversion
  • There should be a future maintenance programme.

The deadline for submissions in 31 May 2017.

More information about the awards, including the assessment criteria and a downloadable application form, can be found here

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Cultural Heritage

Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World and Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology invite applications for a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Cultural Heritage. This position is to be held jointly with the Cogut Center for the Humanities for a term of two years beginning in July 2017. We seek exceptional junior scholars who augment or complement the present strengths and diversity of our communities at Brown University, and who enhance our commitment to inclusive education and research.

We are particularly interested in archaeologists who approach cultural heritage as an interdisciplinary field devoted to the many dimensions of cultural heritage, in particular as material, intangible, emotional, and intellectual. We wish to encourage engagements with cultural and material heritage that challenge dominant nationalist and other ideological frameworks and incorporate the active participation of local communities and marginalized peoples in heritage discourses and representations. We can also envision teaching, advising and research that from a critical perspective on cultural heritage explore topics such as: authenticity, identity, ideology, ownership, commodification, culture and conflict, trauma and memorialization, indigenous rights, and hybridity and cosmopolitanism.

Applicants will have received a Ph.D. within the past five (5) years from an institution other than Brown in the fields of Anthropology, Archaeology, Museum Studies, or Cultural Studies. Fellows will and teach two courses each year (which will be cross-listed in the Cogut Center’s Humanities course offerings). The fellow will also be affiliated with the Cogut Center and is expected to participate in the weekly Tuesday seminars as well as other activities of the Center. Fellows will receive a stipend of $61,500, with an increase to $63,907 the second year, plus benefits and a research budget of $2,000 per year.

All candidates should submit a letter of application, short descriptions of 3-4 proposed courses, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references by March 15, 2017.  Applications received by March 15, 2017 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled.

Please submit application materials online at apply.interfolio.com/40133.  There is no need to provide hard copies of application materials for those that have already been submitted electronically.

For further information click here…

AHRC funded project: Shelf-Life; Re-imagining the future of Carnegie Public Libraries

The project is led by Dr Oriel Prizeman at the Welsh School of Architecture, with co-investigators Professor of Computer Vision, Chris Jones at the School of Computer Science, Cardiff University and Professor Alistair Black from the School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Shelf-Life asks if the uniquely controlled procurement of over 2600 public buildings across Britain and America around 100 years ago by the Carnegie Library Programme could benefit from some systematic thinking for their re-vitalisation at a time of crisis. Using and developing new techniques of Historic Building Information Modelling (HBIM), the proposal aims to develop a digital resource of common elements to enable better-informed, more sensitive and economic proposals for the rehabilitation and re-use of these buildings and to set an example for others.

Have a look at these are two 40 month contracts in complimentary roles in digital heritage based in architectural history and computer vision respectively, each offering the opportunity to carry out a PhD as a staff candidate

Seeking Trustees

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport wishes to appoint seven Trustees to the Theatres Trust board. The criteria applicable to all seven appointments are as follows:

• An understanding of and interest in the aims and objectives of Theatres Trust as the national advisory public body for theatres
• Able to facilitate communication between Theatres Trust, Government Ministers, the UK Parliament and the devolved administrations
• An understanding of and commitment to artistic and cultural landscape
• An advocate for Theatres Trust with an ability to actively promote its work to wider networks
• Committed to promoting cultural diversity and equality

More details here…

Bursary places for CPD course on Traditional Slate and Tile Roofs

Understanding and Inspecting Traditional Slate and Tile Roofs
A two day CPD course introducing those involved in the specification and inspection of historic buildings to traditional roofing materials and methods. Held at the Heritage Skills Centre at Lincoln Castle on 8 & 9 February 2017.

A limited number of reduced price places (£90) are available for early career professionals, students and unwaged attendees. Contact Pete at heritagepractice@le.ac.uk to book a reduced price place.

PhD Research Opportunities 2017/18

For its intake of postgraduate research students, the Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment is particularly keen to receive applications addressing the topics for Art and Design and for the Built Environment.

Applicants are also encouraged to contact the supervisor(s)/contact(s) associated with particular projects and research areas in sufficient time in advance of applying before the deadline of 24th February 2017, in order to receive feedback on their proposal drafts. Contact details for University staff can be found at ulster.ac.uk/staff/a-to-z/.

See the Application Guidance here…

Assessing and predicting natural environmental impacts on Hadrian’s Wall

Doctoral Training Partnership: Assessing and predicting natural environmental impacts on cultural heritage landscapes: a case study on Hadrian’s Wall

The overall aim of the research project is to assess the vulnerability of tangible cultural heritage to natural hazards under a changing climate regime, demonstrating this on an iconic monument of international renown. To achieve the aim, the study will address the following objectives:

1. Review the state of the art in spatio-temporal landscape modelling and appraise the suitability of existing and alternative datasets of the Wall;
2. Construct fully integrated, coherent 3D time series for characteristic sites on the Wall that are at risk to natural environmental processes;
3. Extend the time series by predictive modelling of inherent natural environmental processes under different future climate change scenarios;
4. Interpret the impact of historic evolution and future projection on the tangible cultural heritage.

Find out more here…

14 fully-funded PhD Studentships in Heritage Studies

The Heritage Consortium (Bradford, Hull, Huddersfield, Leeds Beckett, Northumbria, Sheffield Hallam and Teesside universities) invites high-quality proposals for up to 14 PhD studentships tenable for three years from 1 October 2017.

The Consortium invites research proposals in and across the boundaries of the following subject areas, relating to Heritage:

  • Archaeology
  • Archives
  • Cultural History
  • Cultural Geography
  • Cultural Studies & Popular Culture
  • Economic & Social History
  • Heritage Management
  • Museum & Gallery Studies

See application procedure and deadline here…

2017 CWGC Centenary Internship

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is seeking applications from the brightest and the best young people aged 18-25 to join a new CWGC centenary interns programme in 2017.

The CWGC Centenary Interns will join the Commission for four months, based in France and Belgium, to welcome visitors to some of the CWGC’s most well-known sites. These will include the CWGC Tyne Cot Cemetery near Ieper (Ypres), which will be the focus of the UK Government commemorations of the Centenary of Passchendaele: Third Battle of Ypres in July 2017.

Register your interest here…

GCI Professional Fellowship: Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) Professional Fellowship is a three-year program designed to provide in-depth opportunities for practitioners to build and strengthen their skills and experience as conservation professionals, while working under the guidance of experienced GCI staff.

The 2017–2020 fellow in the Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative (CMAI) will work closely with architects, engineers, conservators and scientists as an integral part of this GCI initiative to advance the practice of conserving twentieth-century heritage, with a focus on modern architecture. CMAI is organized around five areas of work that respond to critical conservation challenges as identified by the GCI during the first phase of the work: engaging with and supporting the profession; model field projects; historical, methodological and scientific research; production and dissemination of key texts and resources; and education and training.

See more details here…

​I​nternship opportunity with The Heritage Alliance

An opportunity has arisen for a two week internship opportunity to review and update the soon to be re-launched Heritage Funding Directory for the Alliance. This is a great opportunity to review all the new sources of funding for the sector. This would particularly suit a graduate or Masters student looking for experience in working in the heritage sector. The project could be completed in one block of two weeks or over a 10 week period, working one day per week at our office in Westminster. We are preferably looking for someone to start as soon as possible or in January. For enquiries, please contact mark.webb@theheritagealliance.org.uk

Part-time Master’s Scholarships worth over £34,000

MSc in Sustainable Urban Development

Two years part-time from October 2017

Full scholarships are available for outstanding students starting in October 2017.

The MSc is a multi-disciplinary and globally-focused course for high-achieving professionals who will provide vision and leadership for sustainable urban futures.

It is specially designed to be taken whilst working, with eight intensive teaching weeks in Oxford and London, and a final dissertation project, all fully supported through our web-based learning environment.

The MSc is delivered in partnership with the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community and is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Scholarship deadline: 20 January 2017

Find out more here…

TRAINEE HERITAGE BRICKWORKER, LONDON AREA

There is an exciting opportunity for a 12 month placement with a specialist Historic Building Conservation company  Fullers (Builders) Ltd

The Placement will be initially based at the artist Turner’s house, Sandycombe Lodge, a listed Grade II* building in Sandycombe Road, Twickenham carrying out brickwork repairs, repointing and other work as required, followed by work other suitable heritage projects in the London area. The candidate will be provided with a broad range of learning opportunities to obtain suitable skills and evidence working towards a level 3 Heritage Skills NVQ Diploma in brickwork. Fullers is a specialist Historic Building Conservation contractor with a wide portfolio of clients including Sir John Soane’s Museum, the National Trust, various church authorities and many private clients in the London.

The placement is run by the National Heritage Training Group bursary scheme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The scheme is all about finding passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated people to be trained to work on England’s traditional buildings. There will be 30 educational bursaries offered, working on live heritage sites across England. The bursaries are being organised across the country by regional heritage coordinators.

For more information about  the scheme please click on this link