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Travel Grant: building heritage skills through travel

The Churches Conservation Foundation makes awards of between £500 and £1000 in June each year to young craftspeople showing the most innovative and enthusiastic approach to learning heritage skills, and those with the clearest idea of how the development of their knowledge and future career in heritage will benefit from the award.

Deadline for applications: Monday 15th May 2017.

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TRAVEL GRANT: Building heritage skills through travel

The trustees of Churches Conservation are pleased to announce the second year of the foundation’s grant award scheme, which will be for young craftspeople with an interest in religious built heritage wanting to travel to increase their expertise and knowledge, ultimately benefitting heritage skills in the UK.  Thanks to a generous donation from the foundation’s trustees, up to two awards of between £500 and £1000 will be granted in June to young craftspeople showing the most innovative and enthusiastic approach to learning heritage skills, and with the clearest idea of how their own knowledge and future career in heritage will benefit from the award.

The grant will cover the following:

  • Attendance at conferences or seminars
  • Study tours
  • Short-term internships

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be under 30 years of age on April 1st 2017
  • Be studying for a relevant craft or traditional building skill*, or recently qualified in one
  • Have a demonstrable and ongoing commitment to religious built heritage through a track record of relevant volunteering and/or study
  • Be prepared to disseminate themselves what they learn through social media and also to provide photographs and a short report to the trustees, which may be published online and in any way by the foundation

Applicants are asked to complete an application form, describing how they meet the criteria, include an outline of their travel plans with a draft travel budget and attach a CV.

The award must be used to support the applicant’s main expenses in direct and demonstrable connection with heritage learning, and be used before January 1st 2018

The deadlines for all applications is Monday 15nd May. Judges will assess the applications and make awards in June.

Applications should be addressed to :-

The Chairman
Churches Conservation
c/o The Churches Conservation Trust foundation@thecct.org.uk
For details of the 2016 travel grant reports see www.churchesconservation.org

*relevant crafts or building skills are those which contribute towards the conservation of a religious heritage building and its contents, such as wall painting conservation, wood carving, stonemasonry, glass work, relevant furniture and decorative skills and others.

Brick Awards 2017

ENTER YOUR BRICK PROJECT TODAY

Welcome to the Brick Awards 2017. The annual Brick Awards celebrates brick in every aspect of design and construction. Recognising the excellence of architects, manufacturers, developers and brickwork contractors, the Brick Awards has established a reputation as one of the industry’s most respected accolades.

Moving into its 41st year in 2017, we encourage everyone who is passionate about improving the built environment to enter their brick projects. With 15 exciting categories from which to choose, there is an opportunity for everyone to showcase their own clay brick pièce de résistance.

It’s FREE, it’s simple. CLICK HERE TODAY TO BEGIN YOUR ENTRY.

Once registered, you will be able to view details of each individual category and their respective entry requirements. We look forward to receiving your entries.

Dates

  • Launch date for entries: 9th March 2017
  • Closing date for entries: 9th June 2017
  • Brick Awards 2017 ceremony: 9th November 2017

 For further information about the event click here.

CIC Inclusive Environment 2017 Award opens for entries

The Built Environment Professional Education Project (BEPE) aims to build on the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by helping to generate a shift change in how inclusive design skills are taught in the UK. The aim is that all built environment professionals will receive mandatory, quality teaching about inclusive design so that they can help create inclusive building, places and spaces for future generations. More information about the BEPE project is available here.

CIC is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations for professional services providers in the construction industry. It provides a single voice for professionals in all sectors of the built environment through its collective membership of 500,000 individual professionals and 25,000 firms of construction consultants.

Further information here

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…