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ICOMOS International Wood Committee Symposium « A focus for Africa »

Dates: January 23 – 28 2019
Place: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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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

Conference: Religious and Pilgrimage sites – Conservation challenges

Dates: 28 February – 1 March 2019
Place: Florence, Italy
Abstract Deadline: 20 December

The aim of the conference is to discuss the notion of Religious and Pilgrimage sites and in particular, the forms of their protection, conservation, management and interpretation.According to the topic of the conference the presentations should lead to conclusions, which can be used to develop the theory and practice of conservation, protection and interpretation of sites of religion and pilgrimage.

Organized by the ICOMOS ISC on Places of Religion and Rituals, the ICOMOS ISC for Theory and Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration and the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco-Life Beyond Tourism

Conference: The Thrill of the Dark: Heritages of Fear, Fascination and Fantasy

Dates: 25-27 April 2019
Place: Birmingham, UK
Abstract Deadline: 31 October

Darkness is a complex concept. In a real and a metaphorical sense it invites contemplation and imagination of the sad, the unknown, the fearful and unwholesome desires. At the same time it is thrilling and strangely attractive, playing with deep and persistent cultural and metaphysical tensions of good and evil, right and wrong. Darkness provides space for hiding but also for exploration; it holds the potential for acceptance, forgiveness, or reconciliation for the haunted. Despite our apparent fear of the dark and the risks it hides, it nonetheless holds a powerful fascination which is evident in many aspects of popular culture.

This conference seeks to explore the multiple relationships we have with the concept of darkness with reference to the legacies we create from it. How is the thrill of darkness expressed through the widely framed notion of heritage? How do we experience, negotiate, represent, commodify, valorize or censor the heritages of darkness? What and where is the thrill of the darkness and how is it negotiated across cultures, generations and gender? Why does the dark fascinate us so?

We invite researchers from the fullest range of disciplinary perspectives to consider these and other questions in an open-ended and thought-provoking manner.  Please submit a 300-word abstract of your intended talk no later than October 31stvia our online submission platform:

Save the date! International Scientific Symposium on Safety in Heritage

Dates: 7 to 9 May, 2019
Place: Madrid, Spain
Abstract Deadline: 15 December
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Organized by: EKABA Foundation.

The Symposium will focus on safety in cultural assets, paying special attention to visitors. The Symposium key speakers will be: Glenn Boornazian, Joäo Carrilho da Graça, Mohamed Es SemmarJose María Ezquiaga, Gunny Harboe, Ward Miller, Pedro Salmerón, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Ana Tostões, Gabriel Ruiz Cabrero and Antoine Wilmering.

For more information, including the updated program, as well as for those who might be interested in attending and as there are limited places, please register through the symposium web page.

Conference: SENSE AND SUSTAINABILITY – International Conference on Archaeology and Tourism

Dates: 6 – 5 May
Place: Zagreb, Croatia
Deadline call for sessions, roundtables and workshops: 10 January 2019.

Organised by the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) and the The Archaeological Museum in Zagreb

The Conference seeks to bring together experts and practitioners from tourism and archaeology alike from all over the world. It will provide a forum for the discussion of topics related to the sustainable management and use of archaeology in heritage tourism, opening the door to a variety of perspectives that will reflect current theoretical and practical experiences across the stakeholder spectrum.

The Conference is centred around four main themes:

  • Heritage in tourism destination management
  • Sustainable development, archaeology and tourism
  • Tourism and archaeological heritage management in Protected areas, World heritage sites and National parks
  • Cultural routes

To facilitate a more in-depth exploration of each of these broad themes, we encourage you to contribute to the discussion by proposing a session, roundtable or workshop of your own choosing.


First Announcement – International Conference “Water as Heritage”

Dates: 27 to 31 May 2019
Place: Taiwan
Abstract Deadline: 31 October
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Afbeeldingsresultaat voor water as heritage

The Water-as-Heritage International Conference is not a one-off event, but rather part of a series of activities aimed at better connecting heritage organisations and wider water sector industries, regional interests, and communities.
The Conference is the third in a series concerned with the broad topic of ‘Water and Heritage for the Future’. The previous conferences took place in Amsterdam (2013) and Delft (2016) . Beyond explorations of the topic, the conferences are supporting the proposed creation of an ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Water and Heritage for the Future. This proposal was supported at a meeting of the ICOMOS Scientific Council held in Delhi, India, in December 2017.
The 2019 Water-as-Heritage Conference is also part of a longer agenda of conferences, symposia, and meetings that will consider the topic of ‘Water and Heritage for the Future’.

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