17-19 June 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal
The de-industrialization phenomenon of recente decades has created a large number of vacant industrial sites for which is necessary to find a solution other than demolition.
Their restoration and reuse are possible and appropriate measures that can avoid such loss and destruction, with advantages for the preservation of historical memory, the urban equilibrium and regeneration of economically depressed areas.
As main theme, this 3rd Congress proposes the presentation of pratical examples and methodological reflections in the field of reuse of industrial sites, as well as approaches in other subject areas, such as Heritage, Archaeology, Museology and Industrial Tourism.
Reuse of industrial sites: a challenge for heritage conservation
Abstracts submission deadline:
April 3rd 2016
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Heritage interpretation is a well-tested way of connecting people and places. At the conference of Interpret Europe, organised by Herita, we want to stimulate thinking on how heritage interpretation can help to experience and take action on important European subjects such as sustainability, lifelong learning, human rights, active citizenship and peace.
The Interpret Europe Conference 2016 is an international meeting and network event for professionals in heritage interpretation and for people who would like to know more about the subject. The topic of the conference organised by Herita, Flanders Heritage Association, is how heritage interpretation can contribute in making Europe’s identity more tangible to its citizens, how its citizens can take ownership of their own past and how they can contribute to develop Europe’s core values for the future. The conference will be held in Mechelen, Belgium on 21-24 May 2016.
How heritage interpretation can contribute to making Europe’s identity more tangible to its citizens, how its citizens can take ownership of their own past and how they can contribute to develop Europe’s core values will be the topic of the 6th Interpret Europe conference that is being organised by Herita: Flanders Heritage Association. We welcome presentations that are theoretical or describe case studies or good practices as well as proposals for practical workshops.
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5–9 September 2016 in Innsbruck and Seefeld, Austria
Since the introduction of the European Landscape Convention in 2000 and the Faro Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage to Society in 2005, the reciprocal relation of landscape and heritage is becoming clearer and better understood by scholars, policy makers and practitioners. Landscape and cultural heritage are mutually supportive and in conjunction they offer a way to realize the social and economic benefits of both. Landscape, as a pluralistic and inclusive concept, can provide a framework within which heritage can be differently understood.
to promote landscape as a global frame and a way of thinking (from local to universal, personal to collective, tangible and intangible – for all kinds of landscapes), one needs to develop good key messages to be used by different scientific disciplines from both natural and social sciences as well as by policy makers and practitioners. Since we believe in the power of case studies, this session aims to bring together good practices of bridging landscape and heritage.
Through the case studies we want to address the following questions: How can landscape be considered as a tool to develop the vision of the Faro Convention? How can we deliver integrated messages - new ways and perspectives - from landscape and culture heritage? How to raise awareness for the area-wide heritage dimension of landscape (going beyond the protected areas)?
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Deadline: April 30, 2016
Location: University of Arizona Biosphere 2, USA.
Date: May 19 – 21, 2016.
The Summit will feature speeches, breakout sessions and workshops inside Biosphere 2 – the world’s largest earth science laboratory. There will be a range of activities throughout the summit including a workshop on water scarcity that will occur in the desert area, whilst another breakout session focusing on deforestation will take place in the rainforest zone.
Topics for wider discussion include:
Read more here: https://www.oneyoungworld.com/environment-summit-2016/
The ASEM Rectors’ Conference and Students’ Forum (ARC) is a bi-annual conference series that has been recognised as an Official Dialogue Partner of the ASEM Education Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM ME). The past editions of ARC have brought together hundreds of Asian and European student, university and business leaders for solution-oriented discussions on emerging higher education issues concerning both regions. ARC is also one of the initial commitments to the Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), which is the successor to the United Nations Decade of ESD (2005-2014).
Themed “Employability: Asia and Europe Prepare the New Generation”, the 5th ASEM Rectors’ Conference and Students’ Forum (ARC5) focuses on employability skills. With increased demands from the labour market, young people need to be equipped with a more flexible, innovative and specialist skillset. Cooperation between universities and businesses can provide students with the necessary skills and competences, and help them better prepare for the labour market.
When: 4 - 8 April 2016
Where: Prague, Czech Republic
For more information: http://www.asef.org/projects/themes/education/3568-5th-asef-rectors-conference-and-students-forum-arc5-
Recent developments in art and heritage worlds call to our attention questions of fairness and justice. While art and heritage practices have always been governed, implicitly or explicitly, by standards of fairness and justice, these standards are subject to change and are approached differently from the relevant academic fields of anthropology, cultural studies, economics, history, law, sociology, and the conservation sciences. This conference aims to analyze and contextualize (un-)fair practices in art and heritage worlds from a variety of disciplinary and trans-disciplinary perspectives.
How can art and heritage worlds fairly acknowledge these economic, political and ethical challenges and mitigate the legal risks? What are best practices of fairness and justice when it comes to building and reassuring trust and transparency in the market, as well as when it comes to establishing and enforcing necessary legal frameworks and regulations in art and heritage worlds at large?
Read more here: http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/Institutes/MaastrichtCentreForArtsAndCultureConservationAndHeritageMACCH/Events/UpcomingEvents1.htm#sthash.tIjKrKo9.dpuf
Belgrade International Model United Nations (BIMUN) is a conference organized by United Nations Association of Serbia which offers young people an opportunity to learn about the UN system and the world of diplomacy. With its 6 Committees BIMUN 2016 will gather young people of various interests to discuss the most current issues from security questions to human rights and economic issues. One of the Committees will be UNESCO - World Heritage Committee discussing the topic: “Protection of heritage in areas threatened by extremists”. This is a great chance for everyone interested in heritage preservation. For more information about the conference and application procedure, please visit the following website: http://www.bimun-unaserbia.org/
Fifteenth biennial conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE): Call for Papers
“Legitimating Tradition” is the theme of the fifteenth conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE) to be held in Kuwait City, Kuwait from December 17-20, 2016. This conference seeks to ask: What role does tradition play in legitimating practices that produce place-based or placeless built environments? In the particular context of tradition, legitimacy can have several meanings, including authenticity, legality, and the possession of value or worth. These aspects of legitimacy are not inherent within traditions themselves, but are bestowed by agents for particular reasons. Papers will explore the following themes: Building Legitimacy Through Tradition; Legitimizing Tradition; Tradition and the Ethics of Practice.
Scholars from relevant disciplines are invited to submit a 500-word abstract and short biography by February 15, 2016. Submission details are available online at: http://iaste.berkeley.edu/conferences/2016-conference
Icon's third triennial conference will ask the conservation profession to consider its place in a challenging cultural and economic climate.
Icon Conference 2016: Turn and Face the Change: Conservation in the 21st Century will take place from 15-17 June 2016 at Aston University Conference Centre, Birmingham.
Papers for both the plenary and group sessions are invited to address the following themes:
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This conference builds on the momentum of the first Conference held at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) in June 2012, and of the second Conference held at the Australian National University, Canberra (Australia), in December 2014, which attracted several hundreds of delegates from some 50 countries and all continents.
Hosted by the Canada Research Chair on Urban Heritage at University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), in partnership with the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University, the third Conference will take place in both universities located downtown Montreal.
The Conference enquires about the manifestations, the discourses, the epistemologies, the policies, and the stakes of heritage, as a phenomenon, a symptom, an effect or a catalyst, tool of empowerment or leverage, physical or intangible restraint or kick-off, in a community, a society, or any material or mental environment. Subthemes range from gender-related issues to identity-making, mythologies of cultural diversity and the rethinking of heritage policies beyond the authorized heritage discourse.
"With this 2016 edition, we wish to broaden the field of heritage studies by bringing innovative reflections from scientific and praxeological areas as diverse as possible. We seek to strengthen critical heritage studies as an inclusive area of theorization, investigation, decision-making, and practice."
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