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Herb Stovel, Associate Professor

Researcher associated with the Chair from 2005 to 2012

Herb Stovel

>  Herb Stovel résumé

Trained as an architect at McGill University in Montreal, Herb Stovel has become a world leader in the conservation and management of heritage. His career includes academic positions, posts in two international organizations and consulting work. His Canadian activities include Project Manager of historic properties of the Ontario Heritage Foundation (1978-1984). From 1990 to 1993 he was a professor in the program of conservation of the built environment at the Faculté de l’aménagement at the Université de Montréal, then at Carleton University from 2006 until his death in 2012. His international activities include the positions of Secretary General of ICOMOS (1990-1993) and Director of the ICCROM Heritage Settlements Unit from 1998 to 2004. Herb Stovel is the author of 1200 articles, texts, reports and books. He has been a lecturer in more than 30 universities and has been involved in more than 60 international missions for places of global value. 

Herb Stovel’s research interests are the following : the development and management of the World Heritage system; the early history of the World Heritage Convention and the development of the Operational Guidelines; the application of the test of authenticity of the Nara Document and the conditions of integrity; the link between tangible and intangible heritage, cultural landscapes; the development and implementation of conservation doctrines; risk management of heritage property; the development of monitoring systems for heritage management; and finally the international system for conservation.       

Recent projects linked to the Chair

Examen des approches canadiennes à la conservation des lieux historiques: 1950-2000

World Heritage Oral Archives of UNESCO