SXNCH 2020: Sites at the Intersection of Cultural and Natural Heritage

picture of the temple of petra

SXNCH is a free, two-day, online symposium for knowledge exchange and networking on the conservation, management, and prospects of heritage sites at the intersection of nature and culture. It aims to bring together interest groups from heritage sites facing a similar set of challenges and build a network to find synergistic approaches and improve resilience. Sing-up is free:



Monday 7th Dec 2020, 9:30 -12:00 (UTC) keynotes and panel discussion, then 12:00 -14:00 (UTC) breakout rooms.

Tuesday 8th Dec 2020, 10:00 -14:00 (UTC) Wikipedia edit-a-thon.

The keynotes will present overarching themes on the management of heritage sites. The breakout rooms will facilitate contributions on more focussed topics. The Wikipedia edit-a-thon will produce digital content for a Wiki which links to the themes of the breakout rooms (no previous coding experience is needed). For more information see:

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SXNCH is part of a larger project whose aim is to develop a concept for an Education and Training Programme in the Field of Cultural Heritage in Petra, Jordan. In response to COVID-19 the organisers are currently focusing on digital literacy and virtual networking.

The symposium forms part of the project, ‘Concept Development for an Education and Training Programme in the Field of Cultural Heritage in Petra, Jordan’, funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. This collaborative project is led by the Cultural Heritage Research Group at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy, and the Oxford Resilient Buildings & Landscapes Laboratory at the University of Oxford.

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