As part of the annual meeting of the
International Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC)
held Istanbul in September 2010, UMass Amherst Center for Heritage and Society
Coordinator of Projects and Policy Initiatives Neil Silberman was invited to
moderate and serve as commentator for its distinguished "Dialogues for the New Century" Roundtable.
This year's roundtable, entitled Between Home and History: Managing the Interface
Between Preservation and Living Historic Places, will explore the conflicts that
emerge when pressures of development, gentrification or regeneration challenge
our desire to preserve places of historic value that are also home to living
In addition to Silberman, the panelists include:
Dr. David Lowenthal,
renowned author, historian and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Geography
at University College London. Author of The Past Is a Foreign Country (Cambridge
University Press, 1985).
Prof. Leyla Neyzi, anthropologist, oral historian and
Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts andSocial Sciences at Sabancı University,
Dr. Stephen Bond, preservation architect and co-author of Managing
Built Heritage: The Role of Cultural Significance (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008).
Dr.Ayfer Bartu Candan, anthropologist, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul. Recognized
for research in the areas of urban anthropology, the politics of history and
heritage, and the contemporary uses of the past.
Dr. Francesco Siravo, preservation
architect and consultant to UNESCO, ICCROM and the World Bank. Member of the "Historic
Cities Support Programme",
Aga Khan Trust for Culture, in Cairo, Lahore, Samarkand and Zanzibar.
Aslı Kıyak Ingin, architect, designer and activist with a specific interest in how state
intervention in theurban fabric of a city affects some of the poorest residents.