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Senate Votes to Confirm Courtney O’Donnell as U.S. Ambassador to UNESCO

We are excited to announce that the U.S. Senate, led by Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, has voted to confirm Courtney O’Donnell as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). ICOMOS-USA advocated for the United States’ return to UNESCO in 2023 after a  five-year absence…

Network to Freedom Intersects with San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site

Living Quarters at Mission San Jose World Heritage Site, San Antonio, TX, USA, Image: NPS
Sharing news from the National Park Service regarding new sites added to the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, including Mission San José of the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site: Sites of daring escapes and places of refuge are among the 19 new listings added to the National Park…
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Join us in congratulating @UNESCO Ambassador-Designate Courtney O'Donnell, confirmed by the Senate this week. We're looking forward to working with Ambassador O'Donnell on important issues related to full U.S. engagement with UNESCO, the #WorldHeritageFund, and #WorldHeritage in the United States and abroad. worldheritageusa.org/senate-votes-to-confirm-courtney-odonnell-u-s-ambassador-to-unesco/ ... See MoreSee Less

Join us in congratulating @UNESCO Ambassador-Designate Courtney ODonnell, confirmed by the Senate this week. Were looking forward to working with Ambassador ODonnell on important issues related to full U.S. engagement with UNESCO, the #WorldHeritageFund, and #WorldHeritage in the United States and abroad. https://worldheritageusa.org/senate-votes-to-confirm-courtney-odonnell-u-s-ambassador-to-unesco/

📣 Join Our New Emerging Professionals Committee!

💡 With the support of ICOMOS-USA and World Heritage USA, this volunteer committee will create events and initiatives to connect young heritage professionals around the country and increase opportunities for engagement, networking, and professional development. We are looking for 5 Emerging Professionals interested in taking on one of the following committee roles:
- Committee Chair
- Vice Chair
- Events Coordinator
- Communications Officer
- Social Media Manager

🌐 Those interested in joining the Emerging Professionals Committee must be current ICOMOS-USA Young Professional Members and be able to dedicate two hours a month to committee activities. To apply, please email a statement of interest (500 words max.) and a copy of your CV to programs@worldheritageusa.org by June 7th 2024

#emergingprofessional #culturallheritage #historicpreservation #icomosusa #worldheritageUSA #EPWG #ICOMOSEPWG #emergingprofessionalscommittee #volunteer
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📣 Join Our New Emerging Professionals Committee! 

💡 With the support of ICOMOS-USA and World Heritage USA, this volunteer committee will create events and initiatives to connect young heritage professionals around the country and increase opportunities for engagement, networking, and professional development. We are looking for 5 Emerging Professionals interested in taking on one of the following committee roles:
- Committee Chair
- Vice Chair
- Events Coordinator
- Communications Officer
- Social Media Manager

🌐 Those interested in joining the Emerging Professionals Committee must be current ICOMOS-USA Young Professional Members and be able to dedicate two hours a month to committee activities. To apply, please email a statement of interest (500 words max.) and a copy of your CV to programs@worldheritageusa.org by June 7th 2024

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Register now for this free ACHP - Advisory Council on Historic Preservation webinar next Tuesday: "Disappearing Indigenous Heritage: Climate Change and Community Displacement."Join the ACHP at 2 p.m. ET Tuesday, May 21 for the free webinar, “Disappearing Indigenous Heritage: Climate Change and Community Displacement.” Our panelists include Dr. Shasta Gaughen, Chair of the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, Dr. Davin Holen, Associate Professor & Coastal Community Resilience Specialist, Alaska Sea Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Brad Kaʻaleleo Wong, Climate Resilience Program Manager, DOI – Office of Native Hawaiian Relations. We’ll be discussing the impact of climate change on the preservation of Indigenous communities. Register here achp.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN__IhjDKc8QNaWBKOlAh-_Cg#/registration ... See MoreSee Less

Register now for this free ACHP - Advisory Council on Historic Preservation webinar next Tuesday: Disappearing Indigenous Heritage: Climate Change and Community Displacement.

Learn more about the many tribes associated with Grand Canyon National Park and #worldheritagesite.

#natureculture #IndigenousHeritage🌟 Exciting News from Grand Canyon National Park! 🌟

We're thrilled to announce the publication of our new Tribal Program Storymap, showcasing the incredible work and achievements of our dedicated staff across all divisions from 2022-2023. 🎉

Over the past two years, we've achieved many milestones, thanks to the invaluable guidance and collaboration of the 11 Traditionally Associated Tribes and the Grand Canyon Intertribal Working Group.

This wouldn't have been possible without the support of our governmental and non-governmental partners and stakeholders. Together, we're fostering enhanced tribal collaboration and paving the way for innovative programs in the future. Explore our journey and learn about the impactful projects shaping the future of Grand Canyon National Park!

Check out the Grand Canyon Tribal Storymap here: www.nps.gov/maps/stories/grand-canyon-national-park-tribal-engagement-report.html

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Good news for Ohio, the Hopewell Culture #worldheritage sites, and other Appalachian Downtowns and Destinations! 👏👏👏We are beyond thankful for the $154 million investment through the new Appalachian Downtowns and Destinations Initiative by Gov. Mike DeWine's administration. Our Executive Director and CEO Megan Wood and Chief Historic Sites Officer Jen Aultman, pictured with Hopewell Culture National Historical Park Superintendent Chris Alford and Governor Mike DeWine, were on hand for the announcement in Chillicothe. Some of the grants announced yesterday will fund improvements to our Serpent Mound and U.S. Grant Boyhood Home & Schoolhouse Historic Sites, as well as Ross County's Ross-Chillicothe Convention and Visitors Bureau five Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks sites, which are part of Ohio's first and only UNESCO World Heritage Site! For details, go to:
ow.ly/7x5e50RuOSt Ohio Department of Development Ohio, The Heart of it All #OhioHistory #HopewellEarthworks #AppalachianOhio
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Study Industrial heritage? Submit your session abstracts now.Dear TICCIH Colleague,
TICCIH - the International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage – is hereby inviting you to its 19th congress under the theme “Heritage in action: Legacies of industry in future making” in Kiruna, August 25 – 30, 2025. We invite interested researchers and practitioners to submit proposals for conference sessions.

The TICCIH 2025 congress focuses on tensions and controversies surrounding industrial heritage and its relation to wider tensions in present day society. It explores how we think about the past and about the future in the present, and how we construct historical narratives to connect the two, attach them to both the built environments and artefacts, in order to get where we want to go. It is a theme that addresses key global issues connected to the UN sustainability goals, and the goal conflicts emerging between them, but also pathways to bridging tensions through heritage. The theme also includes the issue of how we can work with contemporary industries as heritage and the heritage of the future.

In addition to the overall theme there are ten subthemes, nine thematic and one open. Choose one of the subthemes based on what suits your session/presentation best.

-Industrial Heritage and Traces of Colonialism
-Heritage in Motion in Time and Space
-Industrial Heritage and a Sustainable Future
-Who’s Heritage – Inclusion or Exclusion?
-Post Industrial Heritage – For Whom?
-Action For a New Generation
-Industrial Heritage in Popular Culture – Dystopias or utopias
-Heritage at Risk
-AI – Friend or Foe?
-Open Themes

Submit your session abstract of no more than 300 words describing the objectives/topic of the session/roundtable talk, and a short description of each paper presented (if applicable). You can also attach one picture, figure, or table (png/jpg). Every submission also needs to attach a short bio of each presenter and chair (total 250 words).

Deadline of call for sessions: September 1, 2024

Are you interested in proposing a session?
Become a member of TICCIH! See how to do it, here:
ticcih.org/membership/#join

Submissions are to be made online at: ticcih2025-kiruna.se/first-call

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