ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Economics on Conservation – Call for membership
Under the new leadership of Prof. Xavier Greffe, the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Economics of Conservation (ISCEC), is looking to enlarge and diversify its membership, as well as improve its geographic diversity.
Past and possible future fields of work by the Committee include – among other – indicators for assessing the contribution and impact of cultural heritage to sustainable economic development and quality of life, adaptive reuse and circular and creative economy, economic considerations in assessing the contribution of cultural heritage in climate action, issues relating to the conservation of commemorative sites, and analysis of costs and options.
"For several decades now, economic research has been focusing on the role that heritage conservation can play both in itself and for the benefit of sustainable development. This has been accompanied by increasing attention to the transformation of uses that conservation enables or develops, and of the angles of view and processes that it mobilizes. The growing use of expressions such as circular, creative or solidarity economy, as well as its contributions to cultural landscapes, environment and climate, bear witness to this. It's not a matter of prolonging the past for the sake of the past alone, but of building a future enriched by the legacies, experiences and lessons of those who have gone before us."
- Prof. Xavier Greffe, president of ISCEC
Members professionally involved in economic aspects linked to heritage conservation – and the above mentioned fields – and interested in actively participating in this International Scientific Committee – are invited to submit their application in English, French or Spanish before 13 November 2023 by sending the following documents to secretariat[at]icomos.org :
- Their full name, National Committee, contact details (including phone and email);
- A CV (not exceeding 2 pages);
- A letter of motivation – outlining their experience, work or research in the field, their reasons for wanting to join the Committee and how they envisage to contribute, the subjects they would be interested in working on as a member of the Committee.
Applications will be evaluated for expert or associate membership of the Scientific Committee by members of the existing Committee. Applications are encouraged from Emerging Professionals.
A call will also be sent to the ICOMOS National Committees to nominate their National Committee expert voting member to the Scientific Committee. Each National Committee can have 1 Expert Voting member (which vote on Committee elections and By-law changes). You may therefore also wish to inform your National Committee of your interest to join the Committee.
We remain at your disposal and look forward to your applications.