Dr Sophia Labadi from the Department of Classical & Archaeological Studies is to attend a conference entitled ‘Evidence On Trial: Weighing the Value of Evidence in Academic Enquiry, Policy and Everyday Life’ at Durham University on 12-14 July 2016, to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Institute of Advanced Study.
Dr Labadi has been invited to take part in a panel on ‘Evidence under the Heritage Bridge’. This panel aims to explore how to best address what kind of evidence is required to inform those who manage World Heritage sites so as to meet obligations to protect the past for future generations and realise a shared sense of belonging for all relevant stakeholders. The 1972 UNESCO Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage defines these obligations, establishing a mandate to foster global solidarity through wise stewardship of these unique sites.
Dr Labadi was a fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study in 2012. Her paper will focus on World Heritage and sustainable development.
Full details of the conference are available at: www.dur.ac.uk/ias/decennial/