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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

Contact

tim.winter@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 925 17110

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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2015

Thermal modernity and architecture

Asst/Prof Jiat-Hwee Chang, Prof Tim Winter

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

journal

Cultural diplomacy, cosmopolitanism and global hierarchy at the Shanghai Expo

Prof Tim Winter

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

journal

Heritage diplomacy

Prof Tim Winter

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

journal

Heritage and nationalism: an unbreachable couple?

Prof Tim 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

Prof Tim Winter

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

chapter
2014

Beyond eurocentrism? Heritage conservation and the politics of difference

Prof Tim 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

Prof Tim Winter

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

journal

Post Conflict Heritage in Asia; shifting geographies of aid

Prof Tim Winter

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

chapter

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

Prof Tim Winter, Prof William Logan

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

journal

Heritage studies and the privileging of theory

Prof Tim Winter

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

journal
2013

Clarifying the critical in critical heritage studies

Prof Tim Winter

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

journal

Auto-exoticism : cultural display at the Shanghai Expo

Prof Tim 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

Prof Tim Winter

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

journal

A forum on the futures of cities

Prof Tim 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

Prof Tim 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

Prof Tim Winter

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

chapter

Cultures of interpretation

Prof Tim Winter

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

chapter
2012

Heritage in Asia : converging forces, conflicting values

Prof Tim Winter, Patrick 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

Kecia Fong, Prof Tim Winter, Hae Un Rii, Pinraj Khanjanusthiti, Aparna Tandon

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

chapter
2011

Sustainability, consumption and the household in developing world contexts

Willem Paling, Prof Tim Winter

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

chapter

Urban futures – some concluding thoughts

Prof Tim Winter

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

journal

The political economies of heritage

Prof Tim Winter

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

chapter
2010

Heritage tourism : the dawn of a new era?

Prof Tim 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

Prof Tim Winter, Shalini Panjabi

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

chapter
2009

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

Prof Tim Winter

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

journal

Destination Asia : rethinking material culture

Prof Tim 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

Prof Tim Winter

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

chapter

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

Prof Tim Winter

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

journal

Introduction : rethinking tourism in Asia

Prof Tim Winter, Peggy Teo, T C Chang

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

chapter

Understanding the tensions in place – conflict and conservation in Kashmir

Shalini Panjabi, Prof Tim Winter

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

journal
2008

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

Prof Tim Winter

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

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