Category Archives: cultural sustainability

Lordy Lord, Lourdes! Pilgrimage Site Suffers Record Flooding

The rainwater and snowmelt that flooded southwest France just over a week ago has finally receded.  The normally tranquil Gave de Pau river rose as much as 15 feet, spilling over its banks and pouring into medieval towns across the Pyrenees. … Continue reading

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Adaptive Reuse and Cultural Heritage

Melissa Abraham, senior communications specialist at the J. Paul Getty Trust, posted an article, “What Do You Mean, ‘Sustainability and Cultural Heritage?,” in which she discusses sustainable development as it relates to the preservation of cultural resources. Sustainable development, according to … Continue reading

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Istanbul’s Cultural Heritage Inventory

A cultural heritage cataloging project, “Inventory of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Economy of Istanbul,” has been ongoing in Turkey’s capital over the past 16 months.  Through a partnership between the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the Istanbul 2010 Capital of Culture … Continue reading

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Archaeological Resource Preservation: Museum-Archaeology Community and…Metal Detectorists??

Having moved back to Long Island recently after several years away, I now find myself appreciating more and more the rich cultural heritage inscribed in the island’s history. I learned of one interesting story from an article in Newsday’s Long … Continue reading

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Amazonian River Turtle: Cultural and Natural Heritage in northern Brazil

The Nature Conservancy‘s Autumn 2010 publication features a vignette about the river turtle as a “cultural icon” for many Amazonian indigenous groups of northern Brazil. Known locally as trajaca, the tribal communities of the Oiapoque region have noticed declining populations of turtles … Continue reading

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His Maker’s Artifice: Literatary Critique As Method of Dating

Kudos for a recent post found on His Maker’s Artifice, a new and very interesting blog written by Stephanie Wills, a graduate student in English Language and Literature at University College. The blog takes as its premise, “old art, new … Continue reading

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Master of Arts in…”Cultural Sustainability”?

To be sure, the current economic recession has had far-reaching effects even beyond the financial sector.  The negative repercussions of the downturn in our economy has unfortunately trickled down into academia as well. In the academic world, and in the … Continue reading

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