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3rd International Conference on Best Practices in World Heritage

Dates: May 2-5, 2018
Place: Menorca

foto van 3rd International Conference on Best Practices in World Heritage.The Council of Menorca together with the Complutense University of Madrid, through the research group “Management of Cultural Heritage” (, decided once again, to organize this international meeting. The second edition focused on “people and communities”, which is undoubtedly one of the central themes of World Heritage nominations at this time. We have an ongoing strategy, improving each edition, because we understand these conferences as scientific projects for generating collective knowledge. Here we become increasingly malleable, allowing you to be the people who form the community of Best Practices in World Heritage.

Conference: Walking With Saint: Protection, Devotion and Civic Identity. The Role of the Landscape.

Dates: May 24 – 26 2018
Place: Ronse (Belgium)


“Walking with saints: protection, devotion and civic identity” focusses on the origin and evolution of procession rites with a strong link with the landscape. This conference, therefore, aims at studying the religious landscape, be it a specific spot or a larger territory, not as the mere spatial background for spiritual activities, but as an active agent in the shaping, transmission and transformation of the spiritual activity of human beings throughout time. Hence, we invite also reflections on developments in the 19th and 20th centuries when a rediscovering of the past, both within and outside the Christian churches, was en vogue and when new ways of looking at the natural landscape were moulded in the aftermath of the industrialisation of the economy.

Conference:  International Symposium on stone in Architecture and Sculpture from the Bronze Age to the Middle Ages: Quarrying, Carving and Conservation. Deadline extended till 30 March!

Dates: June 19 – 21, 2018
Place: Gaziantep University, Turkey
Deadline for abstracts: 30 March, 2018

Anyone who considers they have the appropriate expertise to make a positive contribute to these proceedings, and who is interested in attending the Gazantiep symposium should contact the ICAHM Board with a short statement of interest setting out their expertise and reasons for wanting to attend. The Board will then consider who to recommend to the organisers as formal representatives of ICAHM at the symposium.

Symposium Call Yesemek Symposium

Yesemek Symposium travel programme

Conference: Urban Jewish Heritage: Presence and Absence

Dates: September 3-7, 2018
Place: Krakow, Poland
Deadline for abstracts: April 9, 2018

Over the centuries, cities across Europe and around the world have been impacted by their Jewish communities; as places of both presence and absence. Being held as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, this Conference is dedicated to addressing Urban Jewish Heritage and the multi-layered issues it faces. From tourism and sustainability to conservation and representation, the Conference will bring together academics, planners, policy makers and community leaders to examine the pasts, presents and futures for cities with Jewish Heritage.

Organised by the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage and the Foundation for Jewish Heritage, in association with the City of Krakow and Villa Decius Association, we invite abstracts of 300 words to be submitted as soon as possible but at the latest by 9 April 2018. Please visit our website for more details:

Conference: New Horizons in the Conservation of Wooden Built Heritage – IIWC 21st Symposium 2018

Dates: September 12 – 15, 2018
Place: York, UK
Deadline for abstracts: May 15, 2018

The 21st International Symposium of the ICOMOS International Wood Committee supported by ICOMOS-UK and York Archaeological Trust, and in association with the University of York, Historic England and York Minster. The Symposium will be a multidisciplinary forum for the interchange of experience, ideas, and knowledge of ‘New Horizons’ in the conservation of wooden built heritage as embraced in the new ICOMOS ‘Principles’ adopted in Delhi in 2017.

The papers presented at the Symposium will broaden current perspectives in the conservation of wooden built heritage. Workshops put on by York Archaeological Trust and Historic England, and field trips in York will complement the speaker presentations. “New Horizons” will be a forum to engage a diverse community of experts, professionals and practitioners with the common goal of exploring new multi-disciplinary perspectives and potentialities in the field of conservation.

Call for Papers IIWC symposium York 2018

Conference: Safeguarding the Values of the European Cultural Heritage

Dates: September 14 – 15, 2018
Place: Athens, Greece

ICOMOS Hellenic is organizing an international two-day conference on the occasion of celebrating the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and the International Day for Monuments and Sites.

The scope of the conference is to share opinions and acquired knowledge between experts regarding the preservation of the cultural and historical value of the European heritage, to answer questions about the preservation of Europe’s historical cities, archaeological sites, natural landscapes and integrated aspects of intangible heritage and to discuss principles and policies for their sustainable management. Within this framework representatives of ICOMOS national and scientific committees are invited to share their views and experience on the protection and communication of the common, yet diverse, cultural heritage of Europe, especially in view of the current political, social and economic challenges.
The conference will be organized according the following thematic sections:
i.          Folktales, myths and traditions: The integrated intangible aspect of European cultural monuments and sites.
ii.        European Cultural Heritage and Sustainability. Initiatives and best practices.
iii.      Digital Documentation Technologies in the Service of Preserving the European Cultural Heritage.
iv.      Young Professionals, the “heirs” of the European heritage: Challenges and Perspectives.
v.        Local Communities and the Social Dimensions of the European Heritage.
vi.      Risks and Mitigation Strategies in all types of Cultural Heritage.

Conference: CULTURE: Conserving it Together Conference Suva, Fiji, 1-5 October 2018

Dates: October 1 – 5, 2018
Place: Suva, Fiji
Deadline for abstracts: April 3, 2018

The 2018 CULTURE Conference Content Committee now seeks submissions of abstracts for papers to a joint planned conference to share knowledge, celebrate the rich culture of the Pacific and discuss common issues on heritage conservation across the region.  The conference will take place over three days (3-5 October) in Suva, Fiji with a pre-conference ‘Pasifika Charter’ workshop in Levuka World Heritage Port Town, which will form one of the forum discussions during the conference. Specific sessions on Underwater Cultural Heritage and Culture – Nature Journey will be held during the conference.

There will also be post-conference tours to various sites in Fiji. Delegates will have the opportunity to present papers on common heritage conservation issues under the main theme of CULTURE and four sub- themes:

  1. Heritage at Risk – Climate Change and Disasters;
  2. Cultural Landscape Practice and Management;
  3. Diverse Communities – Intangible Heritage; and
  4. Heritage as a Pillar of Sustainable Development.

For all further details, please refer to the Call for Papers and the Application Form.

Conference: International Symposium for the Conservation, Research and Sustainable Development of Pre-Historic Heritage

Dates: October 10 – 14, 2018
Place: Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian, Beijing
Deadline for abstracts: May 1, 2018

2018 is a year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of discovering Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian, also a year to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Zhoukoudian Museum. You are cordially invited to submit research papers for presentation at our conference, which is jointly organized by the Museum of Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian, Zhoukoudian International Paleoanthropological Research Center at the CAS Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, ICOMOS China and National Heritage Center of Tsinghua University.

More information: CFP Zhoukoudian Conference 2018

ICAHM 2018 Annual Meeting Call for Papers

Dates: October 25 – 28, 2018
Place: Castle of Montalbano Elicona, Sicily, Italy
Deadline for abstracts: May 1, 2018

In the European Year of Cultural Heritage ICAHM is happy to announce that the 2018 ICAHM Annual Meeting, will take place in the spectacular Medieval castle of Montalbano Elicona (province of Messina, Sicily, Italy), in cooperation with the Municipality of Montalbano Elicona and under the patronage of ICOMOS Italy.

Registration is now open and you are invited to submit an abstract before 1 May. Please see the Call for Papers and visit the conference page for more detailed information.

Conference: V Conferences of Fortifications Association of Friends Castle of Montjuïc and International Congress of ICOFORT

The Association of Friends of the Castle of Montjuïc / ICOFORT-Spain invites all academics and professionals interested in the debate about the fortified heritage to present their contributions at the congress, both in the form of communications and in the form of posters. All duly accepted communications will be published in the conference proceedings with ISBN, upon payment of the registration fee of at least one author. Contributions received after the deadlines may not be included in the conference proceedings. The official languages of the congress are Spanish and English, however you can use Italian and French or Portuguese, only in the oral presentation without simultaneous translation. For a better understanding, if the presentation has texts, they will be written in English. See link:

Dates: November 14 – 17, 2018
Place: San Fernando de Figueras, Spain
Deadline for abstracts: June 4, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENT-ICOFORT International Congress 2018 San Fernando de Figueras, Spain

Conference: ICOMOS Annual General Assembly 2018

Dates: December 4 – 8, 2018
Place: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Deadline for abstracts: 30 April, 2018

The meetings will be accompanied by a one-day Scientific Symposium on the theme ofSustainability: Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development” organised by the Advisory Committee. The Symposium will take place on 7 December in La Plata (very close to Buenos Aires).

Download the Call for Session Proposals – EnglishFrenchSpanish
Deadline for submissions is 30 April 2018. For any questions you may have on the Symposium – please contact

Download the tentative programme – English – French – Spanish (French and Spanish translations are under way) Further information on additional events as well as how to register, hotels etc. will be circulated and posted on the ICOMOS website in the coming weeks.

Conference: Ethnography With a Twist

Dates: February 12 – 14 2019
Place: Jyväskylä (Finland)
Abstract Deadline: 31 AUGUST 2018

The conference will bring together researchers from diverse disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. We welcome papers and panels that explore ethnographic research from a wide range of perspectives that reflect the variety of backgrounds and/or address personal and affective experiences of the researchers.

If you are interested in presenting a paper or a poster, or proposing a full panel (including 3–4 papers), or an experimental ethnographic session/workshop, please submit an abstract of 250 words, including 4–6 keywords, the title, the author(s)’ name(s), affiliations, and contacts by 31 AUGUST 2018 to the conference organizers’ at email address: Please see more instructions about abstract submission at

More information: Ethnography with a Twist_CfP_ FINAL

Research, Education and Training

Capacity Building Workshop on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation in Asia and the Pacific: Disasters and Resilience

This year’s workshop on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation in Asia and the Pacific will be focusing on Disaster and Resilience. Organized by the UNESCO Chair on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation at the University of Tsukuba (Japan), it will take place from 21 September to 01  October 2018. Deadline for application: 07 May 2018.

For more details see here

International Workshop Palermo: Cultural Heritage, Migration And Sustainable Development, 18-30 June 2018

The international workshop Palermo: Cultural Heritage, Migration and Sustainable Development strives to promote dialogue between national and international experts and students in order to provide innovative ideas on sustainable strategies for culture management and sustainable tourism.

As next Italian Capital of Culture in 2018 and as stage of the Biennial of Contemporary art Manifesta12, Palermo is currently experiencing a process of cultural regeneration. Facing a rapid increase of tourist flows as well as Mediterranean migration, the city is developing an urban agenda that makes cultural diversity an essential dimension of intercultural dialogue.

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