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International Day for Monuments and Sites - Cambridge Scholars Publishing

This month, Cambridge Scholars joins ICOMOS in celebrating the International Day for Monuments and Sites on 18th April. This year the theme is ‘Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism’, which remains an important theme in the context of contemporary conservation, particularly in light of the exponential growth in global tourism. Questions concerning restoration, reconstruction and re-enactment have a central role in sustainable tourism and conservation decision-making in an era of post-truth and threats to authenticity.

The International Day for Monuments and Sites was established by the 22nd UNESCO General Conference in 1983, and has taken place annually ever since. This year’s theme of ‘Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism’ was chosen in relation to the United Nations International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.


To mark the International Day for Monuments and Sites and the 2017 theme of ‘Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism’, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on 4 related titles. To find out more about each title, click on the image.

To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MONUMENTS17 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 30th April 2017.

The research methodology of Conservation in Earthen Heritage: Assessment and Significance of Failure, Criteria, Conservation Theory, and Strategies is based in a case study strategy analysing three World Heritage earthen sites, namely Chan Chan in Peru, Aït Ben Haddou in Morocco and Arg-e Bam in Iran. A combination of sources was also used, following a multi-method approach. This book suggests implementing standards for high quality intervention through the definition of criteria for decision-making and indicators of quality and best practice, as well as clarification concerning procedures in the methodology of intervention. It also stresses the importance of conservation theory in earthen heritage conservation, combining theory and practice. In addition, the book recommends an overall strategy in the conservation of earthen heritage, with particular emphasis on an approach that integrates education, awareness, research and preventive conservation.

Despite the increasing focus from juridical and social sciences perspectives, cultural heritage remains a subject insufficiently considered from a historical point of view. Based on a comparative approach, looking at a variety of experiences developed for the management of cultural heritage since the emergence of the protectionist movement, Cultural Heritage in a Comparative Approach: In the Name of Aphrodite analyses UNESCO cultural heritage legislation with regards to the socio-anthropological evolution of the concept of cultural heritage.

A burning global issue, the achievement of sustainable tourism, can never ignore the global south or developing regions of the planet where tourism is rapidly growing. The readership of Sustainable Tourism in the Global South: Communities, Environments and Management will be taken through a fascinating and comprehensive collection of writings on sustainable tourism, which brings together a compilation of profound conceptual and empirical research findings from diverse socio-economic and environmental settings in the developing South. The contributions of expert and new researchers review and interpret ideals and multiple realities concerning the concept of sustainability in the tourism development process. The comprehensive nature of the book, and its diversity, provides a holistic picture of sustainable tourism in the global South today.

This volume is a collection of contributions presented at the 4th YOCOCU Youth in Conservation of Cultural Heritage Conference, held in Agsu, Azerbaijan, in May 2014. The driving force behind YOCOCU 2014: Professionals’ Experiences in Cultural Heritage Conservation in America, Europe, and Asia was to transcend geographical boundaries and encourage every participant to define their contribution and role within the cultural heritage community. The book starts by reflecting on the present politics, strategies and methods of cultural heritage conservation, and demonstrates new ideas and multidisciplinary approaches to conservation needs. This is not only a creative and passionate examination of cultural heritage conservation but also examines how YOCOCU 2014 was, and continues to be, a vector for the development of young professionals, a bridge between cultures and different levels of expertise.


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