OF THE WAC AND COMMISSION TO PRESERVE NATIONAL MONUMENTS
to WAC 7, Jordan – 14-18 January 2013
Founded in 1986, WAC encourages
open dialogue among all people concerned about the past, including scholars
from under-represented parts of the world.
One of WAC's primary functions is
to hold an international congress every four to five years to offer discussion
of new research as well as cultural heritage policy, practice and politics.
I participated to WAC 5 in 2003,
representing Commission to Preserve National Monuments. Since then Commission to Preserve National
Monuments has been a beneficiary of the WAC The Global Libraries Project. The
Global Libraries Project is developing the collections of libraries in
economically disadvantaged countries. By supporting our library WAC is
assisting archaeological and cultural heritage management professionals in the
Commission to undertake their study and their work. There are currently 50
libraries from 37 different countries receiving donations. Commission to preserve National Monuments
has received a number of publications through this program up to now.
Wac 7 was organized on January
13-18 2013. in Jordan. Any expert or researcher in the field of archeology or
broader cultural heritage could participate under one of the following
conditions that: 1. he or she sends the
proposal for session and that proposal is accepted by scientific Committee; 2.
he or she passes the peer review procedure concerning abstract and paper submission;
or 3: that he or she is invited as a key note speaker.
Hadžimuhamedović, member of the Commission, participated to WAC 7 on the
invitation by ICCROM, Rome as a key note speaker at the session A Target: Preservation
and Heritage Identities in Times of Conflict chaired by Zaki Aslan (ICCROM);
Friedrich T. Schipper (University of Vienna);
author of a paper „The Politics of Identity and Symbols in Bosnia During and
After 1992-1996 War” was accepted by Scientific Committee to be presented at
the session The past in the present: identity, heritage and traditions, chaired
by Deirdre M O'Sullivan, University of Leicester.
one of the events that gives opportunity not only for exchange of ideas and
presentations of personal research or institutional projects, but also for
establishment of the widest contacts and advocating for support to the projects
of the Commission.
1. That experts from the Commission are
encouraged (and obliged) to explore the most important events in the field of
their professional interest and responsibilities in the Commission and submit
2. That Commission supports participation
of any of the experts from the Commission whose paper is accepted by Scientific
Committee through peer review procedure at the scientific conferences and
congresses dealing with cultural heritage, in accordance to the internal