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Tourism in Islands in the XXI Century: dynamics and challenges

Dates: November 25-27, 2019
Place: La Orotava, Tenerife, Canary islands

Universidad Europea de Canarias (Tenerife, Spain) and the Instituto Superior de Ciências Empresariais e do Turismo (Portugal) are pleased to invite you to the congress “Tourism in Islands in the XXI Century: dynamics and challenges” to be held on the island of Tenerife in November 2019.  We look forward to hearing from you and we would like to invite you to share the information with your colleagues.

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Conference: Heritage and the Sustainable Development Goals

Dates: November 26-28 2019
Place: 26-28 November 2019, TU Delft, The Netherlands

Heritage—natural and cultural, material and immaterial—plays a key role towards the development of sustainable cities and communities. This conference inquires into the theories, methodologies and practices of heritage and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

The conference builds upon the multidisciplinary expertise of academics in the humanities, social sciences and spatial sciences, notably the interdisciplinary cross-over research program Design & History@TUDelft, the active collaboration in the Heritage and Identity section of the LDE-Center for Global Heritage and Development (CGHD), heritage related research conducted at Leiden University, as well as by other associated partners in the consortium.

This conference creates a setting for academics and heritage-practitioners to explore these questions from distinct angles. We aim to bring academics and practitioners into conversation to further their understanding of and impact on heritage conservation, and to increase their impact towards the sustainable development of cities and communities.


  • Time: Evolution and Dynamics
  • Roles: Tasks and Influences of Stakeholders
  • Disciplines: Capacities and Limitations
  • Place: Local reality vs Global ambitions
  • Heritage and Well-being
  • Heritage, Production and Consumption
  • Heritage and the Natural Resource Bases
  • Heritage, Governance Institutions and Means of Implementation
  • Heritage, SDGs and the next generation
2019 ICAHM Annual Meeting: Archaeological Heritage and World Heritage Sites: Towards Sustainable Management of Landscapes

Dates: This Meeting has been CANCELLED
Place: Arica, Chile

The 2019 ICAHM Annual Meeting will provide a meeting ground for preservationists and local communities and indigenous groups in South America.  The conference themes elicit contributions about legal frameworks, intellectual and TEK property rights, bioethics, aboriginal and community archaeology, and dialogue on controlling and mitigating the impacts of plundering and illegal trade.

This 2019 meeting will engage national ICOMOS committees in South America and globally to consider the themes within the overall context of “Archaeological Heritage and World Heritage Sites, Towards the Sustainable Management of Landscapes”.  Shifting from sites to landscapes addresses broader communities engaged and impacted by world heritage designations, and especially indigenous peoples, their participation in decision-making, and their control over their indigenous places and traditional knowledge.

Conference themes:

  1. Indigenous Archaeologies in Latin America: Archaeologists, Archaeology and Indigenous Peoples
  2. The role of States, communities and experts in the conservation and management of the cultural and archaeological heritage of the Andean peoples of northern Chile
  3. Processes of plundering and restitution of archaeological and anthropological collections
  4. Public Archaeology and First Peoples (Indigenous) Communities
  5. Competing Values: Bioethics in Practice within Archaeological and Anthropological Research
Heritage Management Organisation (HERITΛGE)

Dates: December 6-7, 20019
Place: Elefsina, Greece

The Heritage Management Organisation (HERITΛGE) is pleased to announce the HerMa Hub: Fostering Communities in the framework of the 6th International Conference on Heritage Management.

The city of Elefsina is an excellent case study of a cultural landscape in which the collective identity of different cultural communities has been imprinted on the site, continually being the foundation and driving force for shaping new cultural forms. In this light, the wider areas of Elefsina, where the primary and the secondary production sector were traditionally concentrated, have shaped a very particular cultural landscape that requires modern methods of management and promotion. Particularly in our days that local communities face a number of theoretical and practical challenges, this is an absolutely necessary approach.

Launching this new strategy in 2019 with HerMa Hub: Fostering Communities and in partnership with Eleusis 2021 European Capital of Culture we will attempt to present innovative theories and practices of activating local communities with particular emphasis on their importance for preserving and promoting culture.

Distinguished academics, as well as pioneering researchers and professionals in the field of culture, along with groups of citizens active in the field of heritage and the community affairs will be invited to Elefsina to attend the Conference and submit their ideas for two days. by lectures in round tables, presentations and workshops.

Scientific topics

  1. Theoretical Issues: Round Table (open to public)
  2. Presentation of the outcomes of the ongoing Workshop: Participatory Planning of Cultural Routes (open to public)
  3. Agora (open to public)
  4. HUB Core (close to public)
  5. Kerasma (open to public)

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Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, 4th International Conference

Dates: April 6-8 2020
Place: Mendrisio, Switzerland
Deadline Call for Papers: 15 January 2020

The Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality, 4th International Conference, will bring together again researchers, practitioners and policymakers to discuss the leading question: How to succeed in attracting tourists while simultaneously engaging all stakeholders in contributing to the preservation of natural and cultural heritage?

HTHIC2020 is organised by the UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites at USI – Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano, Switzerland) and consultancy Elgin & Co. (Netherlands) in collaboration with UNESCO-UNITWIN Network “Culture, Tourism, and Development”. The conference will evolve around the theme “Living Heritage and Sustainable Tourism” with Mendrisio, in the Italian speaking Canton Ticino, as a fascinating example of ‘living’ tangible and intangible heritage.

World Archaeological Congress (WAC)9

Dates: July 5-10
Place: Prague, Czech Republic
Deadline Call for Papers: 15 November


A. Archaeological Practices

1. Global Perspectives on Rock Art
2. Why Archaeology Needs Ethnoarchaeology
3. Contemporary Archaeologies
4. High-Spirited Gatherings or Lightning Sessions

B. Archaeological Praxis

5. Evaluating Archaeological Knowledge
6. Discrimination and Injustices

C. Heritage

7. Community Approaches to Archaeology and Heritage Management
8. Transdisciplinary and Unbounded: Contemporary Approaches to Critical Heritage Studies
9. Trade in Art, Culture, and History: Heritage Tourism in the Twenty-First Century

D. Indigenous

10. Indigenous Views on Ancestors, Ancestral Sites, their Excavation and Disturbance
11. Archaeology as indigenous Advocacy
12. Fission or Fusion? Indigenous Engagement

E. Interactions and transformations

13. Historical Archaeology: Global Alterities and Affinities
14. Maritime Histories: The Seas in Human History

F. Identities and Ontologies

15. Archaeologies of Identity
16. Landscapes, Forests, Groves, Rocks, Rivers, and Trees: Ontological Groundings and Seeking Alternative Theories

G. Archaeologies and Sciences

17. The aDNA Revolution: Its Issues, Potentials, and Implications
18. A New Bioarchaeology: Telling the Difficult Stories

H. Environments

19. Climates of Change and Environmental Pasts
20. Water and Ancient Complex Societies

Z. World Archaeologies: the past, the present and the future

21. World Archaeologies: the past, the present and the future

IUCN World Conservation Congress

Dates: June 11 – 19, 2020
Place: Marseille, France

The IUCN World Conservation Congress is where the world comes together to set priorities and drive conservation and sustainable development action. The event has three main components: The Members’ Assembly, where IUCN Members vote on priority actions; the Forum, a global marketplace of conservation science and innovation; and the Exhibition, where exhibitors can showcase their work to Congress participants and the public.


  • Landscapes
  • Freshwater
  • Oceans
  • Climate Change
  • Rights and Governance
  • Economic and financial systems
  • Knowledge, Innovation and technology


Dates: 1 – 10 October 2020
Place: International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney)
Deadline Call for abstracts: 13 January 2020

The GA2020 Theme will be “Shared Cultures – Shared Heritage – Shared Responsibility”. Expected 1,500 professionals from across the globe representing heritage, archaeology, historians, urban planning, architects and academia just to name a few, providing unrivalled access to high-calibre specialist knowledge and delivering a boost to‘grass roots’ interest in cultural heritage and conservation work throughout Australia and globally.

TERRA 2021: 13th World Congress on Earthen Architecture

Dates: June 8-11, 2021
Place: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

TERRA 2021 will be organised by the Getty Conservation Institute, the National Park Service Vanishing Treasures Program, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Design.

The TERRA event is a worldwide congress whose themes relate to the study and conservation of earthen architectural, archaeological and cultural landscape heritage, as well as contemporary earthen architecture. These conferences started to be organized as small meetings of professionals working in earthen architecture, being the first one held in Yazd, Iran, in 1972. Since then, eleven more congresses were organized and have strengthened international collaboration, created regional networks, generated research and partnerships, and contributed to further the knowledge in the area: The following TERRA international meetings were held in Iran (1976), Turkey (1980), Peru (1983), Italy (1987), USA (1990), Portugal (1993), United Kingdom (2000), Iran (2003), Mali (2008), Peru (2012), and France (2016). The symposium grew from a small group of less than two-dozen people in the first symposium; to an International Conference under the aegis of ISCEAH, with 750 people attending TERRA 2016, in Lyon, France. In TERRA 2021 and TERRA 2024, the World Congress is expected to host more than a thousand experts and interested people.

Research, Education and Training

First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAC) 2019
Start date:
End date:
Location: Rome, Italy

Working language: English
Course Fee: € 900
Scholarships: Once selected, participants who are unable to secure funding from other sources can apply for a partial or full scholarship.

PhD Fellowship Position at the UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage at the Cyprus University of Technology

Applications are invited from candidates who possess the necessary qualifications in order to fill one (1) full time Marie S. Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellow Position in the newly established UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage / Digital Heritage Research Lab of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT – in the research field of Enrichment of 3D volumetric objects with Metadata and Semantics in Cultural Heritage: The selected Marie S. Curie ESR will work for thirty six (36) months within the H2020 Initial Training Network CHANGE Marie S. Curie ITN Project (, an EU-funded programme bringing together eight (8) leading European Institutions as full beneficiaries and ten (10) other as partners in a transnational network, aiming at implementing a multidisciplinary and intersectorial research and training programme between academic, research and the industrial partners.

Cultural Heritage (CH) is an integral element of Europe, vital for the creation of a common European identity and one of the greatest assets for steering Europe’s social, economic development and job creation. However, the current research training activities in CH are fragmented and mostly designed as single-discipline, failing to cover the whole lifecycle of Digital Cultural Heritage (DCH) research, which is by nature a multi-disciplinary and intersectorial agenda. The CHANGE project will train a new generation of early stage researchers towards a common goal, namely the assessment of changes in tangible cultural heritage objects and their monitoring in the atmosphere and/or during their conservation treatment, using multimodal imaging techniques to complement more traditional analytical techniques. Their research will consist in optimising capture of data and their analysis, visualisation and management, to ensure a better documentation and long-term preservation of our common European cultural heritage. This work will be carried out within an interdisciplinary environment involving five (5) CH and four (4) ICT beneficiary institutions as well as nine (9) CH, ICT and industrial partners from eight (8) EU countries.

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