Penn Press and the University of Pennsylvania School of Design are pleased to announce the launch of Change Over Time: An International Journal of Conservation and the Built Environment.
Change Over Time is a semiannual journal focused on publishing original, peer-reviewed research papers and review articles on the history, theory, and praxis of conservation and the built environment. Each issue is dedicated to a particular theme as a method to promote critical discourse on contemporary conservation issues from multiple perspectives both within the field and across disciplines. The inaugural issue, Repair and Reparation, features topics ranging from the conservation of statuary at Angkor Wat, to the development of Philadelphia’s public squares, to the significance of historical cities in a globalized world. Forthcoming issues will address topics such Economics and Heritage, Nostalgia, Climate Change and Landscape, Adaptation, and The Venice Charter at 50.
Editor in Chief Frank Matero sees a mission in the new journal. “If there ever was a moment when conservation of the built environment had something to contribute to the current state of social and political strife, economic recession and environmental destruction, it is now," says Matero. "We advocate for conservation because objects and places hold important information, associations, and meaning; because they embody social and cultural memory that, if lost, would make the world a less rich and connected place in which to live.”
Penn Press journals looks forward to providing many years of outstanding scholarship and stimulating discussions beyond the traditional borders of historic preservation in Change Over Time.
Penn Press is introducing Change Over Time by offering one hundred free copies of the inaugural issue. To receive a copy please send an email including your first and last name, institution, and complete mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org. This offer is limited to one copy per person and is good while supplies last.