ICOFORT Symposium on the Conservation of Historic War & Fortification Monuments and Sites

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1. Vernacular Heritage Conservation in the Process of Social Transformation

ICOFORT, ICOMOS China and Shenyang Jianzhu University will hold ICOFORT Symposium on the “the Conservation of Historic War & Fortification Monuments and Sites” in Shenyang from September 27 to 28, 2019. Due to China's long history, vast territory and diverse cultures, unique historic sites and buildings can be found in different regions,especially a large number of ancient city defense, wars and other historic sites which reflect diverse cultures. These sites, therefore, have become important parts of the world cultural heritage and research targets in the field of architectural history and cultural heritage in East Asia and China. In the process of rapid development of urban and rural areas, a variety of war sites and cultural heritage have been destroyed to varying degrees. Therefore, studies from the perspectives of architectural history and conservation have become extremely necessary. The symposium, with the theme of “Conservation of Historic War & Fortification Monuments and Sites” will focus on such topics as the ancient city defense system, the historical landscape of ancient walled cities (villages, forts), the regional architectural technology and cultural heritage, the diversity of cultural heritage, as well as historical protection and cultural construction in urban and rural areas


2. Main topics

Topics of interest for submission include but are not limited to:
1. Types and features of historic war & fortification monuments and sites;

2. War & fortification monuments and sites protection and current urban and rural construction

3. Historic war & fortification monuments and sites preservation and conservation

4. War & fortification monuments and sites conservation under the view of the ancient Silk Route

5. Architectural techniques used in defense facilities such as ancient cities, castles and stockades;
6. The policy, laws, regulations and management of historic war & fortification monuments and sites protection

3. Contact

Address: 9 Hunnan East Road, Hunnan District, Shenyang, China 110168
ICOFORT Conference Group, School of Architecture and Planning, Shenyang Jianzhu University


Paper submission
Office Tel: 024-24692129,

E-mail: SYICOFORT@sjzu.edu.cn