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Oral Archives: Mounir Bouchenaki

The following audio excerpts are from an interview with Mounir Bouchenaki by Christina Cameron and Mechtild Rössler the 5th February 2009 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France. The interview touches on his long ...

Oral Archives: Natarajan Ishwaran

The following audio excerpts are from an interview with Natarajan Ishwaran by Christina Cameron and Mechtild Rössler the 24 November 2009 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Through his extensive knowledge of UNESCO's ...

Oral Archives: Peter Fowler

Interview Peter Fowler Oral Archives of the World Heritage Convention Peter Fowler is a British archaeologist and landscape specialist. A graduate of Oxford University, he served as secretary ...

Oral Archives: Raymond Wanner

The following audio excerpts are from an interview with Ray Wanner by Christina Cameron the 18 May 2011 in Springfield, Virginia. Having attended nearly 20 sessions of the Committee during his career, he recounts ...

Oral Archives: Robert C. Milne

The following audio excerpts are from an interview in English conducted with Rob Milne by Christina Cameron and Mechtild Rössler the 2 March 2009 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. There are enlightening details about ...

Oral Archives: Russell E. Train

The following audio excerpts are from an interview with Russell E. Train by Christina Cameron the 7 December 2008 in Springfield, Virginia. In particular, he recalls the role he played in the development and ...

Oral Archives: Sharon Sullivan

The following audio excerpts are from an interview with Sharon Sullivan by Christina Cameron the 30 October 2013 in Canberra. Sharon Sullivan provides an original, critical and encouraging vision of the objectives ...

Oral Archives: Souayibou Varissou

The following audio extracts are taken from a virtual interview conducted with Souayibou Varissou by Christina Cameron and Mechtild Rössler in December 2022. Mr. Varissou shares his extensive experience in the ...

Oral Archives: Stephen Morris

The following audio clips are from an interview with Stephen Morris by Christina Cameron on 24 April 2019 in Springfield, Virginia. Stephen Morris applauds the awareness of the endangered places that the popularity ...

Oral Archives: Tamás Fejérdy

The following audio excerpts come from an interview conducted with Tamás Fejérdy by Christina Cameron the 11 May 2018 in Budapest. The interviewee recounts his experience as President of the World Heritage Committee ...

Oral Archives: Themba Wakashe

The following audio excerpts are taken from a virtual interview conducted with Themba Wakashe by Christina Cameron and Mechtild Rössler in May 2023. Mr. Wakashe recounts his experience as Chair of the Committee in ...

Oral Archives: Vera Lacoeuilhe

The following audio excerpts are from an interview with François LeBlanc by Christina Cameron the 7 April 2009 in Ottawa, Canada. His involvement in World Heritage dates back to the early years of the Convention and ...

Oral Archives: Vera Lacoeuilhe

The following audio excerpts are from an interview with Vera Lacoeuilhe by Christina Cameron and Mechtild Rössler the 16 November 2017 in Paris. Lacoeuilhe comments on the current challenges of the implementation of ...

Oral Archives: Zsolt Visy

The following audio excerpts are from an interview with Zsolt Visy by Christina Cameron the 12 May 2018 in Budapest, Hungary. We learn about Mr. Visy's experience in the preparation of several nominations to the ...

Urban Heritage Atlas: Understanding attributes of historic cities and settlements| A Modernist African City ...

"Located at over 2,000 m above sea level, the capital of Eritrea developed from the 1890s onwards as a military outpost for the Italian colonial power. It is an exceptional example of early modernist urbanism at the ...

Urban Heritage Atlas: Understanding attributes of historic cities and settlements| Historic City of Ahmedabad ...

Historic City of Ahmedabad (India) UNESCO Urban Heritage Atlas: Cultural mapping of historic cities and settlements Teen Darwaza, gate of the historic city walls © AnilD / ...

Urban Heritage Atlas: Understanding attributes of historic cities and settlements| Historic Monuments Zone of ...

Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro (Mexico) UNESCO Urban Heritage Atlas: Cultural mapping of historic cities and settlements Plaza de Armas © Roberto Galán / Shutterstock.com* World ...

Urban Heritage Atlas: Understanding attributes of historic cities and settlements| Medina of Tunis (Tunisia)

Under the Almohads and the Hafsids, from the 12th to the 16th century, Tunis was considered one of the greatest and wealthiest cities in the Islamic world. Some 700 monuments, including palaces, mosques, mausoleums, ...

Urban Heritage Atlas: Understanding attributes of historic cities and settlements| Old Towns of Djenné (Mali)

Inhabited since 250 B.C., Djenné became a market centre and an important link in the trans-Saharan gold trade. In the 15th and 16th centuries, it was one of the centres for the propagation of Islam. Its traditional ...

Urban Heritage Atlas: Understanding attributes of historic cities and settlements| Samarkand - Crossroad of ...

Houses in the historical centre of Samarkand are rarely more than 100 years old but follow centuries-old traditions in their sitting and typological organisation, use of interior spaces and construction practices. ...

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