The Australian National University
Emeritus Faculty Member

Ken Taylor


Curriculum Vitae

Emeritus Professor Ken Taylor AM
Adjunct Professor
Research School of Humanities and the Arts

On retiring at end of 2002 from University of Canberra I joined the Humanities Research Centre as  a Visiting Fellow in 2003 and became an Adjunct Professor, Research School of Humanities and Arts in 2007.  At RSH&A I give guest lectures from time to time to graduate classes in cultural heritage management, chair three PhD panels and am member of three other panels and also contribute to workshops organised by IPPHA (Inst for Prof Practice in Heritage and the Arts).

I am Visiting Professor in the International Program for Architectural Heritage Management, Silpakorn University, Bangkok where I teach graduate classes in heritage management and supervise PhD students. This year (2012) have been asked to teach at Tongji University, Shanghai for one month. Have been developing contacts with colleagues in China and been invited to speak at various workshops and symposia in China in the field of cultural landscape conservation and management. Am currently liaising with Rutgers University, USA, on organising a conference Cultural Landscapes: Preservation Challenges in the 21st Century. Have been invited also to attend and speak later this year at a workshop in the Philippines.

  • PhD examiner nationally and internationally.
  • Guest Convenor exhibition at NLA  Country and Landscape, 2006
  • Member of ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes. Undertake Desk Reviews for World Heritage nominations on behalf of ICOMOS for UNESCO World Heritage Committee. Have been involved in work for UNESCO.
  • Associate Editor International for Landscape Research (Taylor & Francis)
  • Member AusHeritage Board


  • 10 published conference papers of which 6 refereed
  • 12 journal papers of which 9 refereed
  • 2 international book chapters
  • 1 book (Canberra: City in the Landscape, Ultimo Sydney, Halstead press 2006)

For 2012

  • Co-author book on cultural mapping for ASEAN countries and Australia (publisher ASEAN) currently in press
  • Taylor K & Lennon J, eds Managing Cultural Landscapes, London & New York Routledge (due Feb 2012)
  • Roe M & Taylor K, eds New Cultural Landscapes, London & New York Routledge (due Sept 2012)
  • Two chapters for international books on cultural heritage management with reference to Asia
  • Invited to write chapter on Asian urban heritage values for book by UNESCO.