The International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM) is holding its Annual Meeting in Cuzco (Peru) next week. 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, hence this year’s ICAHM’s meeting will explore the consequences of the Convention. Among the issues to be considered at this meeting are local stakeholder claims on archaeological heritage, sustainable development and community sustainability, tourism pressures and site preservation, heritage and rights, challenges to the validity and value of the World Heritage List as it quickly approaches 1,000 inscribed sites, the World Heritage List decision-making process, impacts of war, civil disorder, and natural disasters on archaeological sites, technical advances in archaeological heritage management, etc.

ICAHM will publish selected papers from this annual meeting in its publication series with Springer Press, “Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Archaeological Heritage Management.”