Memory is tied in with cultural objects.
Debates on historical monuments shed light on value judgments, models of society, and demands of social and political participants. Heritage preservation – defined as responsible engagement with history as manifested in the built environment – is in need of gaining specific knowledge of the objects it cares for as well as awareness of the history of its discipline itself; it is also required to engage with critical analyses of current processes of decision-making as well as controversial discussions about aims, methods and results.
The section Cultural Heritage Preservation seeks to provide a forum of discussions for all those engaged with historical monuments, whether they be university lecturers, conservationists, administrators, urban or regional planning officers, architects, building archaeologists, restorers or owners of listed properties.
We publish essays, academic papers, conference reports and book reviews. Guest editors for special issues with a particular editorial focus are always welcome.