The Centre publishes a peer-reviewed biannual journal in partnership with Sage Publications. The primary aim of Journal of Heritage Management is to bring together theoretical discourses and practical implications of ‘heritage management’ as a field of research and practice.
The Centre organizes the International Conference on Heritage Management Education and Practice annually. The third edition is going to be organized on 6-8 December 2019 with the theme of ‘Ensuring Fair Access and Inclusion in Heritage Management Processes’. for Further details, please click here.
The Best Practice Manual of the project Cultural Heritage & Management was published as a part of European Union Funded Project. It brings together some of the lessons learned throughout this project and summarizes the best practices of India and Spain in the field of cultural heritage conservation and management with the aim of creating links between the two countries by providing some specific examples from their cultures. for Further details, please click here.
Research and Publications of Faculty and Students
Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Discourses and Holistics Heritage Management Practices (as a part of Visiting Fellow at the UNESCO C2C on World Natural Heritage Management and Training for the Asia Pacific Region)
Critical Review of the World Heritage Nomination Processes (a ‘talking point’ is coming up in the Journal of Heritage Management, and the research is continued as an independent research)
Heritage Management Education as strategic tool for Sustainable Development (in the context of Post-2015 SDG agenda – Education for Sustainable Development of the United Nations); a preliminary draft paper presented at the International Conference on Education for Sustainable Development: Transforming youth and children’, Centre for Environmental Educaiton, Ahmedabad, September 2016
Policy Framework for Emergency Response in Post-disaster situations: review of policies and intiatives in Post-2015 earthquake in Nepal (preliminary research conducted through faculty development grant, Ahmedabad University)
‘Towards a Framework for Analyzing the Applicability and Adaptability of Traditional Knowledge Systems (as well as the Modern Knowledge Systems) in Heritage Management in Asia’; first draft presented at the ICCROM-CHA Forum on ‘Applicability and Adaptability of Traditional Knowledge Systems in Heritage Management in Asia’, Bangkok, Thailand; (December 2015), to be finalized for an ICCROM publication.
Publications: Books (edited)
|2016||Reflections on the Built Environment and Associated practices (Vol. 2), compiled by Neel Kamal Chapagain, with editorial assistance from Subik Kumar Shrestha and Kishan Datta Bhatta; Department of Architecture, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University (Nepal);|
|2014||Reflections on the Built Environment and Associated Practices: Essays in Honor of Professor Sudarshan Raj Tiwari (compiled by Neel Kamal Chapagain); Department of Architecture, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University (Nepal);|
|2013||Asian Heritage Management: Contexts, Concerns and Prospects; co-edited with Kapila D. Silva; Routledge, New York and London.|
|2017||Perceptions and Management of Heritage in Buddhist Context: Observations from Nepal; in ‘Asian Buddhist Heritage: Conserving the Sacred’, ICCROM|
|2016||Blurring boundaries and moving beyond the tangible/intangible and the natural/cultural classifications of heritage: Cases from Nepal; in Amita Sinha and Kapila D. Silva eds – Cultural landscapes of South Asia: Studies in heritage conservation and management; (Routledge, London and New York).|
|2014||World Heritage in Nepal: Critical Reflections on Lomanthang’s Potential Nomination (in Reflections on the Built Environment and Associated Practices: Essays in Honor of Professor Sudarshan Raj Tiwari (compiled by Neel Kamal Chapagain); Department of Architecture, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University (Nepal);|
|2013||Introduction – Contexts and concerns in managing Asian heritage, and Chapter 2: Heritage conservation in Buddhist context
(in Asian Heritage Management: Contexts, Concerns and Prospects, co-edited with Kapila D. Silva; Routledge, New York and London.)
|(Upcoming)||From Cultural Landscapes to Bio-Cultural Landscape and beyond: The case of Kutch;in Contexts – Built, Living and Natural (Journal); India|
|2016||Contextual approach to the question of authenticity in heritage management and tourism; in Journal of Heritage Management.|
|2014||Traditions, materiality and community engagements with heritage:Re-thinking authenticity in living heritage sites in Nepal; in Revisiting Kathmandu: Safeguarding Living Urban Heritage, proceedings of an International Symposium, UNESCO Kathmandu and ICOMOS Nepal|
|2012||Hindu Temple of Wisconsin: (Re)designing of temple and (re)defining traditions; Journal of the Constructed Environment; Common Ground Publishing
Rethinking participatory process in Heritage Conservation: Situating Professionals in the Process; Journal of Science and Engineering, Bhaktapur, NEPAL
|2008||Towards Rethinking Conservation for Traditional And Vernacular Architecture; in Responsibilities & opportunities in architectural conservation: Theory, education, and practice: the fifth International Confernce of the Center for the Study of Architecture in the Arab Region (CSAAR 2008B) edited by Elwazani, S. A., Malhis, S., & Al-Qawasmi, J. (2008). [Amman]: CSAAR Press
Heritage Conservation in Nepal: Stakeholders, Policies and Challenges; Himalayan Journal of Democracy and Development; Vol. 3 No. 1. New Mexico, USA.
|2007||Revisiting Conservation Charters in context of Lomanthang, Nepal: need to acknowledge local inhabitants and changing contexts; City and Time, 3 5. http://www.ceci-br.org/novo/revista/docs2008/CT-2008-107.pdf|
|2002||Lomanthang Town Wall: A Living Monument Awaiting Conservation; Ancient Nepal – Journal of the Department of Archaeology, Nepal Government; No. 149; Kathmandu, March 2002; 1-6
A five storied cave system at Chhosar, Upper Mustang; Nepalese Designers’ Building Plans’ Vol. 4, Kantipur Consult Pvt. Ltd
|2001||Architectural Regionalism: A Case of Lo (Upper Mustang); Vaastu – journal of the Association of Students of Architecture, Nepal; Vol. 3; Kathmandu, 41-43|
Chapagain, Neel Kamal; South Asian Approaches to Heritage and Conservation; in Conversaciones… con Ananda Coomaraswamy, Number 6, December 2018. ISSN: 2395-9479 (for the digital version).
“Managing Syncretic Cultural Heritage and Local Economy: Undertaking, Challenges and New Strategies” in International Conference on Heritage Management Education and Practices held at Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad from 28th to 31st July 2017.
“Researcher and Research Paradigms: A Reflexive Account” in Qualitative Research: Theory and Practice Conference held at IIT Kanpur on 16th November, 2013.
“Religion, Civil Society and the State: Solidarity Youth Movement” in Ethnography and Social Identities in TISS – University of Edinburgh Collaboration (UKIERI) held at TISS, Mumbai on 30th April 2012.
“Understanding Modernities and Islamic Formation among Mappila Muslims: The Decline of Kondotti Nercha” in Negotiating and Accommodating Religious Identity in Public Arena held at J.M.I, New Delhi on 12th February, 2010.
Piety and the Civic: The Solidarity Youth Movement and Islamism in Kerala, South India” in Religion and Secularities: Reconfigurations of Islam in Contemporary India edited by Anindita Chakrabarti and Sudha Sitharaman (forthcoming with Orient Blackswan)
“Understanding Modernities and Islamic Formation Among Mappila Muslims: The Decline of Kondotti Nercha” in Conference Proceedings Negotiating and Accommodating Religious Identity in Public Arena.J.M.I, 2010. New Delhi
- Kanth, A.P., Singh, M. “Spectroscopic and chromatographic investigation of the wall painted surfaces of an 18th century Indian temple, New Delhi” Vibrational Spectroscopy, Elsevier, vol. 104, 102947, 2019.
- Kanth, A.P., Singh, M. “Vibrational spectroscopy and SEM-EDX analysis of wall painted surfaces, Orchha Fort, India” Journal of archaeological science reports, Elsevier, pp. 434 -444, vol. 24, 2019.
- Kanth, A.P., Singh, M., Pandey, S. “Optimizing the rigidity of agar and gellan gels for cleaning of sensitive acrylic emulsion painted surfaces” International Journal of conservation science. pp. 451-462. vol.9, issue 3, 2018.
- Kanth, A.P., Singh, M., Pandey, S. “An explorative study of cleaning acrylic painted surfaces with concentrated polyelectrolyte xanthan hydrogels” International Journal of engineering and science research. pp. 176-185, vol. 7, issue 12, 2017.
- Kanth, A.P., Pandey, S. “Recent advances in gel-based systems for cleaning of works of art’ Conservation of cultural property (IASC), pp.41-50, vol.41, 2016.
- Kanth, A.P. “Plasma cleaning of bronze objects” Conservation of cultural property (IASC), pp.69-70, vol.35, 2005.
- Kanth, A.P., Singh, M. ”The formation of a microbial veil on the decorative mural surfaces revealed by multi-spectroscopic examination” in a conference on Preventive conservation and management of wall paintings in historic buildings held in IGNCA, New Delhi, October 16-17, 2018.
- Kanth, A.P., Savita, R.P. “Maintaining standards for preventive conservation: A case study at National Museum, New Delhi” in Annual conference held by Indian Association for the study of conservation of cultural property, New Delhi, Nov. 2016.
- Kanth, A.P. “Scientific Documentation of Indian Modern and Contemporary Art: A Need in Present Perspective” in CIDOC International conference held in New Delhi, September 2015. http://network.icom.museum/fileadmin/user_upload/minisites/cidoc/ConferencePapers/2015/Scientific_Documentation_of_Modern_and_Contemporary_Indian_Art-_A_Need_in_Present_Perspective-Full_paper.pdf
- Shalvi Suman, first-year student presented her research on the Sabarmati River through a series of videos along with Professor Sara Ahmed at Great Rivers Forum 2018, UNESCO which was held at Wuhan, China from 25th October to 1st November 2018.
- Nikhil Parashar, a second-year student of Masters in Heritage Management, also presented his research paper on ‘Comparative Study of Formal Management System of ‘Desert National Park, India’ & Traditional Management System of Bishnoi Community’ at ‘International Biodiversity Congress 2018’, WII, Dehradun, 4-6 October 2018
- Sukrit Sen, a first year student of Master in Heritage Management presented his paper ‘ Festival Architecture of Tangible and Intangible Heritage: A Case of Durga Puja’ at the International Conference on Urban Conservation organised by the Centre for Built Environment on 28th November 2018 at the Indian Council of Cultural Relations, Kolkata.