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The Management of Egypt's Cultural Heritage - Volumes Two and Three

Following the success of "Managing Egypt's Cultural Heritage", published by Golden House Publications and ECHO in 2009, the ECHO editorial board are compiling a two further volumes of this exciting new project.

"Managing Egypt's Cultural Heritage" was the first volume in the ECHO series "Discourses on Heritage Management in Egypt", a series designed to investigate various issues involved in cultural heritage studies, including visitor management, excavation, surveying, protection, conservation, restoration, legislation, looting, ownership, public archaeology, museology, site and monument records, risk assessment, interpretation and education.

The papers can range from the theoretical to the practical, from the work of large institutions, through cutting edge technology to simple conservation measures, and cover both tangible and intangible heritage.

The periods covered range from the Predynastic to the Coptic and Islamic periods.

The papers can be from 1500 to 5000 words long with a maximum of 10 illustrations.

The house style is the social sciences format (i.e. references in parentheses with a bibliography at the end of the paper), and end notes should be kept to a minimum.

The lingua franca is English with an English and Arabic abstract (the latter can be translated from an English abstract), although a limited amount of Arabic papers with an English abstract can also be included.

We already have several contributions and would like to ask if you could contribute a paper to these new volumes, one of the few platforms for heritage management practices in Egypt.

It is hoped that all the papers in these volumes will contribute in some way to the preservation of Egypt's cultural heritage for the present and future generations through practical suggestions or by raising awareness of the various issues involved.

The deadline for papers for Volume Two has now passed, however there is still plenty of time for you to submit papers for Volume Three.

The deadline for papers for Volume Three is March 2012.

If you are interested in submitting a paper for Volume Three please read our guidelines for contributors first.


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The Trustees of ECHO are sad to announce the loss of our beloved friend and colleague Dr. Geoffrey J. Tassie, affectionately known as Tass.

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Standards of Archaeological Excavation;

A Fieldguide to the Methodology, Recording Techniques and Conventions

by G. J. Tassie and L. S. Owens

The first book in over 100 years to deal specifically with the requirements of excavating various types of sites in Egypt.

More than 250 checklists, diagrams, photographs and tables. Takes the archaeologist from site evaluation through to grid systems, methods of excavation for different context types, archiving, report writing and post-excavation assessment.


Managing Egypt's Cultural Heritage:

Proceedings of the First Egyptian Cultural Heritage Organisation Conference on:
Egyptian Cultural Heritage Management

Executive Series Editor F. A. Hassan
Edited by L. S. Owens & A. De Trafford
Commissioning Editors G. J. Tassie & J. van Wetering

The first volume in a series of Cultural Heritage Management (CHM) discourses; also the first academic collection of papers dedicated to the practice of CHM in Egypt. The papers are written by specialists in their fields whose expertise cover many areas of cultural heritage management, from the theoretical to the practical, tangible to intangible heritage, from cutting edge technology to simple conservation measures.


ECHO Discoverer

Issue 1 of the ECHO Discoverer from Summer 2004 is available to download here as a PDF file (6.62 MB).

The ECHO Discoverer has now been temporarily discontinued due to the success of the Discourses on Heritage Management Series. However, if enough interest is shown in continuing with this project we will produce further yearly editions of this bulletin.