, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 273–274 | Cite as

Landslides and cultural heritage

  • E. N. Bromhead
  • P. Canuti
  • M.-L. IbsenEmail author

From the very first issue of Landslides, the impact of landsliding on our cultural heritage has been considered one of its main themes (Margottini 2004). This has become established within the journal with various articles, such as those by Manhart 2004 and Chelli et al. 2006, culminating in the present issue. The collection of papers in this special issue of Landslides shows a set of very varied approaches to the problem of landslides and cultural heritage, reflecting the multitudes of interests associated with this intractable problem. Some very different views of this interaction are presented and the problem has been examined from the extremes of cultural history all the way through to landslide mechanics.

During the 32nd International Geological Congress in Florence, Italy, in 2004, a scientific session “Natural Hazards and Cultural Heritage” was held from which a large number of these papers have been selected. The choice of papers has not been an easy process from those...


Cultural Heritage Archaeological Site Slope Instability Scientific Session Historic Site 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


  1. Chelli A, Mandrone G, Truffelli G (2006) Field investigations and monitoring as tools for modelling the Rossena castle landslide (Northern Appennines, Italy). Landslides 3(3):252–259CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Manhart C (2004) UNESCO’s role in the rehabilitation of Bamiyan in Afghanistan. Landslides 1(4):311–314CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Margottini C (2004) Instability and geotechnical problems of the Buddha niches and surrounding cliff in Bamiyan Valley, Central Afghanistan. Landslides 1(1):41–51CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EngineeringKingston UniversityKingston upon ThamesUK
  2. 2.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity of FlorenceFirenzeItaly

Personalised recommendations