Archive for October, 2019

Cultural heritage network launched

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Today, the Cultural Heritage Network has been launched, both in Edinburgh and with remote participation from around the world.

The Climate Heritage Network (CHN) is a voluntary, mutual support network. Despite profound connections between climate change and culture, today there are thousands of arts, culture and heritage actors and advocates whose talents have not yet been mobilized on climate change issues. The UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures recently joined this network.

Cornelius Holtorf submitted the following suggestion for future work of the CHN: “Don’t forget the power of research and help us at the Universities to find resources to advance our understanding of climate change in relation to heritage.”

Workshop Proceedings published!

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

The Proceedings of our workshop in May 2019 on Information and Memory for Future Decision-Making – Radioactive Waste and Beyond have now been published and are available on the Workshop’s homepage.

It was the first time in Sweden that a wide group of experts addressed the issue of preserving or regaining records, knowledge and memory in order to enable future societies to make knowledgeable decisions concerning significant legacies inherited from the past.

The workshop was co-hosted by:
• Swedish National Council for Nuclear Waste (Kärnavfallsrådet)
• Linnaeus University
• National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet)
• Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM)