Resume of Relevant Activities and Publications: Dr. Janet Blake
(1) Work as an International Expert for UNESCO (1999-2019) and Global Facilitator for Capacity-building under the 2003 Convention:
2020: Expert Consultant to UNESCO for adapting the three-day regional capacity-building workshop for national Focal Points for Periodic Reporting for a six-week webinar series and delivery of the seminar series to national Focal Points from the Latin America and Caribbean region.
2019: Expert Consultant to UNESCO for developing a three-day regional capacity-building workshop for national Focal Points for Periodic Reporting.
2016-2019: Global Facilitator for UNESCO capacity-building workshops for the 2003 Convention on Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage (in Iran, Turkmenistan, Armenia and Kazakhstan).
2018-2019: Expert Consultant to UNESCO for revising the Periodic Reporting mechanism of the 2003 Convention to bring it into line with the new Results-based Framework
2012-2017: Expert consultant to UNESCO for the annual reporting cycle of the 2003 Intangible Heritage Convention: analysing States Parties’ Periodic Reports on implementation of the Convention; drafting summary reports and Decisions on elements on the Urgent Safeguarding List for the Intangible Cultural Heritage Intergovernmental Committee.
2016-17: Member of four-person Expert Group for developing an Overall Results-based Framework (ORF) for evaluating the 2003 Intangible Heritage Convention.
2016: Participant in UNESCO Expert Meeting on Preparing an overall results framework of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, hosted by the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO held in Beijing, China, 7 to 9 September 2016.
2015: Expert Consultant to UNESCO for advising on the new Law for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Palestinian Authority.
2015: Expert Consultant for preparation of two new capacity-building units on Gender and Safeguarding ICH for the Intangible Heritage Unit.
2014: Co-facilitator for a UNESCO Training-of-trainers workshop on Safeguarding Plans and Policy Support for Intangible Cultural Heritage for facilitators from the Asia-Pacific Region, held in Shenzhen, China from 19 to 23 January 2014.
2013: Expert Consultant to UNESCO for preparing the Evaluation of UNESCO’s Standard‐setting Work of the Culture Sector Part I – 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (Paris: UNESCO, 2013) report [Doc. IOS/EVS/PI/129 REV].
2013: Expert Consultant to UNESCO for preparing a report on Mainstreaming Gender in the Cultural Heritage Sector, with Specific Reference to the 2003 ICH Convention.
2013: Moderator for Roundtable 1 on “Achievements of the Convention: Changing the Discourse of ICH and Implanting New Concepts” with Mr Koichiro Matsuura (Director-General of UNESCO, 1999-2010), Professor Antonio Arantes (State University of Campinas, Sao Paolo, Brazil) and Professor Kristin Kuurtma (University of Tartu, Estonia and Estonian National Commission for UNESCO).
2009: Expert Consultant to UNESCO for preparing a document entitled: Speaking about Diversity – Safeguarding Endangered Languages (submitted 24 September 2009; to be published in six languages).
2007/8: Expert Consultant to UNESCO for preparing a Preliminary Study entitled: The Advisability of Developing a New UNESCO Standard-setting Instrument for Safeguarding Indigenous and Endangered Languages (submitted 31 September 2007 and presented to UNESCO’s Executive Board at its 179th session in Spring 2008).
2002/3: Expert Consultant to UNESCO for the First and Second Sessions of the Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts for the preparation of a Preliminary Draft Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage held at UNESCO Headquarters (Paris) in July 2002.
2002: Rapporteur for two meetings of a Restricted Drafting Group held at UNESCO Headquarters (Paris) in March and June 2002 for preparation of a Preliminary Draft Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
2001: Meeting Rapporteur for an international expert meeting held jointly by UNESCO and the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO on Women, Intangible Heritage and Development, Tehran, 23-26 June 2001.
2001: Meeting Rapporteur for an international Round-table held jointly by UNESCO and the Italian Government on Intangible Cultural Heritage – a Working Definition, Italy, March 2001.
2000: Expert consultant to UNESCO (Paris) for the preparation of a Preliminary Study entitled, The Question of Developing a New International Standard-setting Instrument for the Safeguarding of Intangible Heritage (UNESCO Publishing, Paris, 2001).
1999: Rapporteur for an international conference jointly organised by UNESCO and the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, July 1999. Conference entitled, A Global Assessment of the 1989 Recommendation on the Safeguarding of Traditional Culture and Folklore: Local Empowerment and International Cooperation.
(2) UNESCO REPORTS
Janet Blake (2014) ‘Gender and Intangible Cultural Heritage’, in UNESCO Gender Equality—Heritage and Creativity, (Paris: UNESCO)
Janet Blake (2013) (as Consultant) with Barbara Torggler and Ekaterina Sediakina‐Rivière Evaluation of UNESCO’s Standard‐setting Work of the Culture Sector Part I – 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (Paris: UNESCO, 2013)
Janet Blake (2008) Preliminary Study on the Advisability of Developing a New UNESCO Standard-setting Instrument for Safeguarding Indigenous and Endangered Languages presented to UNESCO Executive Board at its 179th session [LINK: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000158619_eng?posInSet=72&queryId=eafb674f-33eb-47ff-adb2-625c40aa030a]
Janet Blake (2001) Preliminary Study on Developing a New Standard-Setting Instrument for the Safeguarding of Intangible Heritage (Traditional Culture and Folklore) (UNESCO, Paris, 2001). [LINK: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000123744?posInSet=1&queryId=41b61cf6-09df-4941-a80e-a9ecb215418e].
Janet Blake and Lucas Lixinski (eds.) A Commentary on UNESCO’s 2003 Convention on Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage (Oxford University Press, February 2020)
ژانت بلیک درآمدی بر حقوق فرهنگی و تنوع فرهنگی در سیاستگذاری ﻭ حقوق بین الملل) دانشگاه شهيد بهشتي)
ژانت بلیک ﻭ ایمان ﺷﻔﻴﻊﺑﻴﮏ آموزش زبان یونانی باستان) انتشارات ﻧﺸﺮﺳﻴﻨﺎ)
Janet Blake (2015) International Cultural Heritage Law, Oxford University Press
Janet Blake (2014) Exploring Cultural Rights and Cultural Diversity, With a Compendium of Relevant Human Rights and Other Instruments, UK: Institute of Art and Law.
Janet Blake (ed.) (2007) Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage – Challenges and Approaches (UK: Institute of Art and Law, Leicester).
Janet Blake (2006) A Commentary on the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003) (UK: Institute of Art and Law).
ARTICLES IN ACADEMIC JOURNALS
Selected articles from 46 published in peer-reviewed journals, mostly international journals, of which 6 have been published in Persian:
ژانت الیزابت بلیک و فاطمه رضائیپور، تأثیر اصل احتیاط در حل تعارضات میانبخشی تجارت محیط زیست بر یکپارچگی حقوق بینالملل فصلنامۀ مطالعات حقوق عمومی، دورۀ 94، شمارۀ 9، زمستان: 1389:1003-1023
Janet Blake (2016) ‘Gender within the Framework of the 2003 Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention,’ World Heritage no.78 pp.56-57
Janet Blake (2015) ‘From Global to Local Heritage: Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Role of the Museum,’ Anthropology in the Middle East, 10(1): 6-18 (Guest editor with Danila Meyer)
Janet Blake (2014) ‘Gender and Intangible Cultural Heritage’, in UNESCO Gender Equality, Heritage and Creativity, (Paris: UNESCO)
Janet Blake (2013) “UNESCO/World Heritage Convention – Towards a More Integrated Approach,” Environmental Policy and Law, 43(1): 8-17
Janet Blake (2014) ’Seven Years of Implementing UNESCO’s 2003 Intangible Heritage Convention—Honeymoon Period or the “Seven-Year Itch”?’ International Journal of Cultural Property, 21(3): 291-304
Janet Blake (2011) “Why protect the past? A human rights approach to cultural heritage protection,” Heritage and Society, 4(2): 199-238. [Highly cited paper] https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/hso.2011.4.2.199
Janet Blake (2008) “The International Legal Framework for Safeguarding Endangered Languages,” in Museum International (2008) 239:14-27 [Published in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Chinese] https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000162981_chi?posInSet=5&queryId=31b58e7f-ad68-4465-adb4-23cd80679b7e
Janet Blake (2020) “The Constitutive Role of Women in Intangible Cultural Heritage and Development,” presented at the international conference on Women’s Role in Iranian-Islamic Civilization, co-hosted by the Iranology Foundation and the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, Tehran, 20 June 2020
Janet Blake (2020) Day Chair for the Concluding Symposium of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and Museum’s Project (IMP) entitled Museums and intangible heritage: towards a third space in the heritage sector and moderator of a Roundtable discussion on “Museums and ICH in the 21st century” with Dr. Tim Curtis (Chief of the Living Heritage Entity, UNESCO), Dr. Peter Keller (President, ICOM International), Meg Nömgård (President, ICH NGO Forum of UNESCO), David Vuillaume (Network of European Museum Organisations) and Jorijn Neyrinck (Director, Workshop Intangible Heritage, Flanders)
Janet Blake (2019) “…” presented to a panel on … at the High Level Forum entitled Dialogue Between Civilizations: Building a Community of Shared Future for Mankind, organized by the Taihu World Cultural Forum, Bengbu City, China, 17-19 November 2019
Janet Blake (2018) “Cultural Heritage as a Resource for and Enabler of Sustainability under International Law,” paper presented to international conference entitled Cultural Relations at Work – Reinforcing cooperation on Cultural Heritage in the EU Neighbourhood South, organized by the University of Siena and the European Union, London, 22-23 October, 2018
Janet Blake (2017) “ICH in the Urban Context: Opportunities and Challenges for Building Inclusive Cities and Sustainable Communities,” Keynote speech presented to the 2017 World Forum for Intangible Cultural Heritage, Jeonju, Republic of Korea, 27-28 October 2017.
Janet Blake (2017) “Examining Possible Mechanisms for the Community Representation and Participation in the Implementation of the 2003 Convention at the International Level,” paper presented in Session 4 of an International Symposium entitled Glocal Perspectives on Intangible Cultural Heritage: Local Communities, Researchers, States and UNESCO, co-organised by the Center for Glocal Studies of the Seijo University (CGS) and the International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (IRCI) in Tokyo, Japan from 7 to 9 July 2017.
Janet Blake (2016) “Addressing the ethical challenges of safeguarding intangible cultural heritage,” paper presented to Éthique et patrimoine culturel – Regards croisés, École de Louvre, Paris, 20-21 October 2015
Janet Blake (2014) “Culture in the Eye of UNESCO: Cultural Diversity and its Priorities,” speech presented to Expert Meeting on UNESCO’s Activities in I.R. Iran hosted by the Iranian National Commission to UNESCO and the Office of the Governor General of Esfahan, Esfahan, 15 December 2014
|Janet Blake (2013) ‘Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage – An Inter-disciplinary Approach to International Law,’ presented to the Forum: International Law, Cultural Heritage and the Arts at|
the 10th Anniversary Conference of the European Society of International Law, Vienna, 3-4 September 2014
Janet Blake, (2014) “Women, Intangible Heritage and Sustainable Development,” Keynote Speech delivered to the 2014 Inter-City Intangible Cultural Cooperation Network (ICCN) General Assembly and Women’s Forum, 8 – 12 October 2014
(4) OTHER ACTIVITIES
Member of the Editorial Board and Case Notes Editor for the International Journal of Cultural Property (Cambridge University Press)
Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Heritage Studies (Taylor and Francis)
Member of Committee on Participation in Global Cultural Heritage Governance, International Law Association
2017-18: Appointed Public Relations Ambassador for Intangible Cultural Heritage of Jeonju City (Republic of Korea) by the Mayor of Jeonju