8-9 JUNE 2000

Moncalieri Castle, Turin, Italy









Sponsored by:

CNR-IRPI ( Torino, Cosenza, Padova, Perugia) and CERIST (Bari), Environement and Georesources Asscociation (GEAM), Italian Geotechnical Association (AIGA), Regione Piemonte

First Bulletin

Program and Abstracts (to be included later)






CASE HISTORIES: study and analysis of representative cases paying attention to the risk evaluation , recognition efforts, consolidation and monitoring systems.

MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING: normative, instrumentation and resources for historical heritage.


(exactly as stated in Bulletin No. 1)

At dawn of the new Millennium, that preannounces to be rich in expectations and possible evolutions, man feels now more than ever the necessity to discover again and preserve his own roots. Within this special and important context raises the question about preservation for all that concerns our past: monuments, historical centres and in general, historical and cultural sites often threatened by natural phenomena or by natural calamities. The variety and the interaction of these phenomena are often, at the beginning of a real upsetting of physical environment, which brought in certain circumstances, social and cultural evolution in ancient Cities, at the point, to determine now and then their abandon or their disappearance.

Primary attention is given to the comprehension of natural phenomena because it allows, either the well known historical or architectural picture of cities and monuments or because it consents to address proper researches fo the preservation of these sites.

The spectrum of risk factors is very extensive, from seismical and volcanical to geological and hydrological (subsidence, floods, landlsides, erosions, etc.).

A correct approach to this complex problem requires the presence and the knowledge of many disciplines altogether archaeology, history, geology and geophysics.

The aim of this meeting is to face and discuss the contribution that Earth-Sciences can offer to protect the historical and cultural heritage from natural instability phenomena.

The Mediterranean Basin and Italy in particular, has the most consistent and valuable historical sites than the rest of the world. Their protection of inheritance should be considered also in function of economical potentiality that this field is able to offer, if properly valued.

A major attention is given to the protection and acquaintance of our cultural heritage, that may generate, on reflection, a considerable increase in touristic interest, compared to economic benefits, and employment which may be followed. The meeting's objective is to searh effective outlines, such as prevention strategies, risk evaluation, recognition efforts, consolidation and monitoring systems.

On this purpose we consider the presentation of scientifical contributions, which can provide precious and useful advices, to sustain the conservation and the protection of historical and cultural heritage.


Giorgio Lollino Tel. +39 011 3977411 Fax +39 011 343574 Email:

Nicola Casagli Tel. +39 055 2757523 Fax +39 055 2756296 Email:

Fausto Guzzetti Tel +39 075 5054943 Fax +39 075 5051325 Email:

Gioacchimo Lena Email:

Diego Lo Presti Email:

Nicola Sciarra Email:

Basile Christaras Email:

Janusz Wasowski Email :

For General Information

Organisation Secretariat -CNR-IRPI of Turin,

Strada delle Cacce 73, 10135 Torino, ITALY

Tel +39 011 3977257 , +39 011 343428

Fax +39 011 343574

Contact: Caterina Tantaro Email :

Organization and deadline

All communications will be sent or received via email or via fax

The abstract of the paper to be presented (one page in Word for Windows format, Times New Roman character 12 points with the first author full address) should be sent to the Organisation Secretariat via email or via fax before 30/11/1999 (may be extended)

The papers (max 8 pages) should be sent via email or floppy disd to the Organization Secretariat before the 28/February/2000. The paper format will be communicated later.

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