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Prof Tim Winter

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Research Chair Of Cultural Heritage

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

Alfred Deakin Institute

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Biography

Tim is a sociologist by training, and has previously held positions at the Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney, University of Sydney and the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. Tim’s research interests cover a number of heritage related themes: how the concept is shaped epistemologically through certain knowledge practices; and how it figures in issues like nationalism, cultural diplomacy, post-conflict recovery, sustainability, postcolonial identities and urban development. Much of his work focuses on the developing economies of Asia, with projects currently being pursued in Cambodia, Qatar, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

Building on previous work in Cambodia and other post-conflict contexts Tim is currently developing a research project on heritage conservation as cultural diplomacy. The project traces the history of this arena from the European colonial period, via the cold war era through to the ‘rise of Asia’. It addresses the role heritage conservation has played in international relations, and how it comes to be institutionally structured via an elaborate dance between an ethos of global cosmopolitanism and the individual interests of nations. Looking at the contemporary moment, he is interested in the crisis now facing the world heritage movement, and the interconnections between the systemic politicisation of the process and the politics of heritage governance at the local level.

Tim’s other key research area focuses on built environment sustainability in the context of rapid urban development in Asia and the Arabian Gulf. Casting its focus on air conditioning, this research considers how everyday material cultures and social practices associated with thermal comfort enable, reflect and constitute broader ideological abstractions of modernity, progress and development. His current ARC project, Cool living heritage in Southeast Asia: sustainable alternatives to air-conditioned cities sets out to understand the cultural, economic and physical transformations air-conditioning technologies have brought about, and pursues a more sustainable alternative, that of a ‘cool living heritage’. The possibilities and obstacles for maintaining and reviving a wide variety of architectural and cultural practices of a pre-air-conditioning era are examined in order to consider how we might productively rethink the use of everyday technologies in relation to their wider socio-political contexts and the cultural changes necessary for more sustainable lifestyles. This ARC project addresses such issues in the context of Malacca and Singapore, and is a collaborative research initiative with Dr Jiat Hwee Chang and AP Johannes Widodo, at NUS, Singapore. 

In 2010-11, he led a cross-disciplinary research project, involving 13 members of the Institute for Culture and Society, UWS, on the Shanghai Expo: Better City, Better Life. The project has generated a book, various journal articles, published photo essays and a video documentary. Shanghai Expo: an international Forum on the Future of Cities is published by Routledge. See: http://shanghaiexpobook.net
Tim has given keynote presentations in Australia, UK, France, US, Laos, Singapore and Cambodia, is editor of Historic Environment, on the editorial board of a number of journals, and has consulted for the Getty Conservation Institute, World Bank and World Monuments Fund. As a series editor for Routledge Studies in Culture and development, he also welcomes manuscript proposals.

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Career highlights

Visiting Scholar, University College London, Qatar, 2012-3

Visiting Scholar, University Of Cambridge, 2009

Visiting Scholar, Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, January-June, 2011

Affiliations

Production Editor: Historic Environment (previously rated A by ARC, ERA)

Advisory Board Member, Heritage Watch

Professional activities

ICOMOS Australia, Executive Committee Member


Expert Member ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for Cultural Tourism (International Council on Monuments and Sites)

Publications

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2017

Expertise and the making of world heritage policy

L James, T Winter

(2017), Vol. 23, pp. 36-51, International journal of cultural policy, London, Eng., C1

journal
2016

Using the historic urban landscape to reimagine Ballarat : the local context

K Buckley, S Cooke, S Fayad

(2016), pp. 93-113, Urban heritage, development and sustainability : international frameworks, national and local governance, Abingdon, Eng., B1

chapter

Caught between nationalism and internationalism : replicating histories of Antarctica in Hobart

E Leane, T Winter, J Salazar

(2016), Vol. 22, pp. 214-227, International journal of heritage studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

In the slipstream of development: world heritage and development-induced displacement in Laos

K Sims, T Winter

(2016), pp. 23-36, Urban heritage, development and sustainability : international frameworks, national and local governance, Abingdon, Eng., B1

chapter

Climate change and our heritage of low carbon comfort

T Winter

(2016), Vol. 22, pp. 382-394, International journal of heritage studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

Active cooling and low carbon comfort

T Winter

(2016), Vol. 21, pp. 418-432, Journal of architecture, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

Deep ecology and urban conservation principles for urban villages : Planning for Hauz Khas Village, Delhi City

Y Narayanan

(2016), pp. 291-307, Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability International Frameworks, National and Local Governance, Abingdon, Eng., B1

chapter

Heritage diplomacy: entangled materialities of international relations

T Winter

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 16-34, Future anterior, Minneapolis, Minn., C1

journal

Urban sustainability in the Arabian Gulf: air conditioning and its alternatives

T Winter

(2016), Vol. 53, pp. 3264-3278, Urban studies, London, Eng., C1

journal
2015

Cultural diplomacy, cosmopolitanism and global hierarchy at the Shanghai Expo

T Winter

(2015), Vol. 18, pp. 39-54, Space and culture, London, Eng., C1

journal

Thermal modernity and architecture

J-H Chang, T Winter

(2015), Vol. 20, pp. 92-121, Journal of architecture, London, Eng., C1

journal

Heritage diplomacy

T Winter

(2015), Vol. 21, pp. 997-1015, International journal of heritage studies, London, Eng., C1

journal

Heritage and nationalism: an unbreachable couple?

T Winter

(2015), pp. 331-345, Palgrave handbook of contemporary heritage research, Basingstoke, Eng., B1

chapter

Heritagescaping and the aesthetics of refuge: challenges to urban sustainability

T Winter

(2015), pp. 189-202, Companion to heritage studies, Chichester, SXW, B1

chapter
2014

Beyond eurocentrism? Heritage conservation and the politics of difference

T Winter

(2014), Vol. 20, pp. 123-137, International journal of heritage, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal

Heritage conservation futures in an age of shifting global power

T Winter

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 319-339, Journal of Social Archaeology, C1-1

journal

Post Conflict Heritage in Asia; shifting geographies of aid

T Winter

(2014), pp. 295-309, Museums, Heritage and International Development, London, B1-1

chapter

Heritage studies and the privileging of theory

T Winter

(2014), Vol. 20, pp. 556-572, International journal of heritage studies, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Material culture and contested heritage in tourism

T Winter

(2014), pp. 368-377, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Tourism, Oxford, U.K., B1

chapter

Asian Cities: Cultural heritage and the interplay between nation building and internationalism

T Winter, W Logan

(2014), Vol. 26, pp. 1-6, Historic Environment, C1-1

journal
2013

A forum on the futures of cities

T Winter

(2013), pp. 1-22, Shanghai expo: an international forum on the future of cities, Abingdon, Eng., B1-1

chapter

Shanghai 2010, in a tradition of mega-events, nation-building and modernity

T Winter

(2013), pp. 25-43, Shanghai expo: an international forum on the future of cities, Abingdon, Eng., B1-1

chapter

Cultural exotica: from the colonial to global in world's fairs

T Winter

(2013), pp. 137-154, Shanghai expo: an international forum on the future of cities, Abingdon, Eng., B1-1

chapter

Auto-exoticism : cultural display at the Shanghai Expo

T Winter

(2013), Vol. 18, pp. 69-90, Journal of material culture, London, England, C1-1

journal

An uncomfortable truth : air-conditioning and sustainability in Asia

T Winter

(2013), Vol. 45, pp. 517-531, Environment and planning A, London, England, C1-1

journal

Clarifying the critical in critical heritage studies

T Winter

(2013), Vol. 19, pp. 532-545, International journal of heritage studies, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal

Cultures of interpretation

T Winter

(2013), pp. 172-186, Heritage and tourism: place, encounter, engagement, Abingdon, Eng., B1-1

chapter
2012

Heritage in Asia : converging forces, conflicting values

T Winter, P Daly

(2012), pp. 1-35, Routledge handbook of heritage in Asia, Abingdon, England, B1-1

chapter

Same same but different? A roundtable discussion on the philosophies, methodologies, and practicalities of conserving cultural heritage in Asia

K Fong, T Winter, H Rii, P Khanjanusthiti, A Tandon

(2012), pp. 39-54, Routledge handbook of heritage in Asia, Abingdon, England, B1-1

chapter
2011

The political economies of heritage

T Winter

(2011), pp. 72-81, Cultures and globalization : heritage, memory and identity, Thousand Oaks, California, B1-1

chapter

Sustainability, consumption and the household in developing world contexts

W Paling, T Winter

(2011), pp. 51-68, Material geographies of household sustainability, Surrey, England, B1-1

chapter

Urban futures - some concluding thoughts

T Winter

(2011), Vol. 23, pp. 66-67, Historic Environment, Burwood, Vic., C1-1

journal
2010

Heritage tourism : the dawn of a new era?

T Winter

(2010), pp. 117-129, Heritage and globalisation, Abingdon, England, B1-1

chapter

Leaving the buildings behind : conflict, sovereignty and the values of heritage in Kashmir

T Winter, S Panjabi

(2010), pp. 243-257, Cultural diversity, heritage and human rights : intersections in theory and practice, Abingdon, England, B1-1

chapter
2009

Introduction : rethinking tourism in Asia

T Winter, P Teo, T Chang

(2009), pp. 1-18, Asia on tour : exploring the rise of Asian tourism, Abingdon, England, B1-1

chapter

Destination Asia : rethinking material culture

T Winter

(2009), pp. 52-66, Asia on tour : exploring the rise of Asian tourism, Abingdon, England, B1-1

chapter

Conclusion : recasting tourism theory, towards an Asian future

T Winter

(2009), pp. 315-325, Asia on tour : exploring the rise of Asian tourism, Abingdon, England, B1-1

chapter

Understanding the tensions in place - conflict and conservation in Kashmir

S Panjabi, T Winter

(2009), Vol. 22, pp. 19-25, Historic Environment, Burwood, Vic., C1-1

journal

Asian tourism and the retreat of anglo-western centrism in tourism theory

T Winter

(2009), Vol. 12, pp. 21-31, Current issues in tourism, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal

The modernities of heritage and tourism: interpretations of an Asian future

T Winter

(2009), Vol. 4, pp. 105-115, Journal of heritage tourism, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal
2008

Post?conflict heritage and tourism in Cambodia : the burden of Angkor

T Winter

(2008), Vol. 14, pp. 524-539, International journal of heritage studies, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal
2007

Rethinking tourism in Asia

T Winter

(2007), Vol. 34, pp. 27-44, Annals of Tourism Research, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

journal
2004

Landscape, memory and heritage: new year celebrations at Angkor, Cambodia

T Winter

(2004), Vol. 7, pp. 330-345, Current issues in tourism, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal
2002

Introduction

H Yee, I Storey

(2002), pp. 1-19, China threat: perceptions, myths and reality, London, England, B1

chapter

Angkor meets Tomb Raider: setting the scene

T Winter

(2002), Vol. 8, pp. 323-336, International journal of heritage studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Cool living heritage in Southeast Asia: sustainable alternatives to air-conditioned cities

Prof Tim Winter, Prof Donald McNeill, A/Prof Johannes Widodo, Asst/Prof Jiat-Hwee Chang

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2014: $135,983

The Crisis in International Heritage Conservation in an Age of Shifting Global Power

Prof Tim Winter, Dr Brett Bennett

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2016: $193,663
  • 2015: $223,416
  • 2014: $177,700

Transcending religion: pre-Islamic heritage and cultural stability in Iran

Dr Ali Mozaffari, Prof Tim Winter

ARC DECRA - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

  • 2017: $102,063

Heritage Diplomacy and One Belt One Road

Prof Tim Winter

ARC Fellowships - Future Fellowships

  • 2017: $105,877

Industry and Other Funding

Cool living heritage in Qatar: sustainable alternatives to air-conditioned urban development.

Prof Tim Winter, Prof Donald McNeill, Dr Joe Chang, Dr R Hitchings, Dr T Rico

  • 2016: $53,108
  • 2015: $6,846

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2017

Anne Laura Kraak

Thesis entitled: World Heritage and Human Rights in Bagan, Myanmar

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences