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Time to apply for Heritage in Progress 2019

In September 2019, the first ever Heritage in Progress Conference (HIP) takes place in Gothenburg.

The theme of the conference is intercultural dialogue and how cultural heritage can be used as a potential tool to engage local communities and be a driving force for social sustainability.

Our ambition is to provide an intriguing conference with exciting guest speakers, dynamic workshops and an excursion to Tanum World Heritage Site and the unique rock carvings.

A diverse and dynamic program

During the conference we will take part of best practice examples, creative development and innovative ways to use our cultural heritage to amplify intercultural dialogue. We will hear from guest speakers from the Altamira World Heritage Site in Spain, The Derby Silk Mill – Museum of Making in England, challenges and successes from Laponia World Heritage in the North of Sweden, the archaeological site of Çatalhöyük in Turkey and much more.

You will also meet the World Heritage WatchBridging Ages and Unesco whom will share their perspectives on inclusion and engagement. We will also highlight the concept of Culture Labs and community-building in digital media. The program also includes a field trip to Tanum World Heritage and its unique bronze age petroglyphs.

It’s all about engagement, inspiration and sustainability

Heritage in Progress is a conference on how we can use cultural heritage sites as a catalyst and create an arena where the owners of the cultural heritage site, namely us humans, can meet and exchange ideas and use the heritage in an active way. This is highly visible if you take a look at the program for our three days together. There are a lot of focus on engaging people through exiting methods such as time travels and other tools to gain new ground and make the cultural heritage sites flourish with the help of the people living at or near the sites. I think all cultural institutions can gain from this conference program in one way or another.  

Welcome to Heritage in Progress, 11-13 September in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Web: www.heritageinprogress.se

Contact: Johan Gustafsson, project manager
Phone: +46 (0)72 450 42 94
E-mail: johan.d.gustafsson@vgregion.se

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GA 2020 Scientific Symposium: Call for Expressions of Interest

Cross-posting from the main ICOMOS website

Following the earlier call for the Scientific Symposium Co-Chair, which has since been appointed, expressions of interest are now invited for four (4) further volunteer positions as International Theme/Stream Co-Chairs for the Scientific Symposium to be held between 5 and 9 October 2020 as part of the 20th Triennial General Assembly of ICOMOS (GA2020) in Sydney, Australia under the overall theme “Shared cultures – Shared heritage – Shared responsibility”.

The four (4) subject areas for which International Theme/Stream Co-chairs will be appointed are:

  • SHARED CULTURES: Communities – collaborative, consultative, contested
  • SHARED HERITAGE: Multiple attributes, multiple values, multiple actors
  • INDIGENOUS HERITAGE: Sharing, exchange, secrecy
  • MINORITY HERITAGES: Shared or shunned?

Within each theme/stream a range of sessions may be offered covering different issues, in a variety of formats, and of varying lengths. Some sessions will be traditional ‘conference-style’ presentations whereas others may be less formal workshops or facilitated discussions. The Theme/Stream Co-chairs will be responsible for designing a series of coherent and dynamic sessions, as well as incorporating commitments made to project partners, through a wide-ranging consultative process.

Expressions of interest are encouraged from energetic, experienced, and engaged ICOMOS members who have suitable personal attributes, skills, and experience, including: a mix of appropriate practice-based and academic credentials, good connections within the cultural heritage sector, experience in conducting similar events and processes, a combination of creative and critical skills, team leadership, and demonstrated commitment to inclusiveness, ethical conduct and the ICOMOS Ethical Principles, as well as the necessary time and energy.

 

The Role of each International Theme/Stream Co-chair – includes to

  1. Work collaboratively with the International and Australian Co-chairs of the GA2020 Scientific Symposium (Ona Vileikis Tamayo [ICOMOS Belgium] and Steve Brown [ICOMOS Australia] respectively).
  2. Work collaboratively with the corresponding Theme/Stream Australian Co-chair to organise, develop, and implement symposium sessions.
  3. Work collaboratively with the corresponding Theme/Stream Australian Co-chair to recruit and constitute a working group of up to five members responsible for the review of proposals for sessions, papers, and posters;
  4. Recommend to the Australian and International Co-chairs on selection of sessions, papers, and posters; matters relating to timetabling; and development of symposium publications and documents.
  5. Develop a scholarly paper for Historic Environment in collaboration with the corresponding Theme/Stream Australian Co-chair (to be published by August 2020 in advance of the GA2020 Scientific Symposium).
  6. Advise on and contribute to publication processes and outputs following the GA202 Scientific Symposium.

 

Terms

The International Theme/Stream Co-Chairs will commence as soon as possible and will be expected to work consistently throughout the period from late 2019 into 2021. These positions are voluntary. Successful applicants are required to attend and register for GA2020, as well as cover personal travel and accommodation costs during GA2020. If eligible, financial support for attendance can be sought, for example through the ICOMOS General Assembly Travel Grants programme (but is not guaranteed).

 

Enquiries

Ona Vileikis [Email: ovileikis[at]icomosga2020.org]
Steve Brown [Email: steveb.heritage[at]gmail.com]

For more information about the GA2020 Scientific Symposium visit us at http://icomosga2020.org

 

Application information

Expressions of interest of no more than three (3) pages should:

  • indicate the preferred Theme/Stream – from among the 4 listed above;
  • state the reason why the applicant seeks appointment;
  • indicate the relevant skills and experience of the applicant in relation to conference organisation and the selected Theme/Stream topic;
  • indicate commitment to the available time and timeframe required;
  • include a one-page summary CV; and
  • be sent by 17:00pm Friday 7 June 2019 to the ICOMOS International Secretariat by email at secretariat[at]icomos.org 

Depending on the applications received, online interviews may be held and/or additional information may be sought from shortlisted applicants.

 

Note that a parallel process is being undertaken through the ICOMOS Advisory Committee to recruit Australian Co-chairs for each of the Themes and Streams.

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2018 Living Heritage Conference Report

The final report of the 2018 Living Heritage Conference is available for download (in French). The conference celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Conseil québécois du patrimoine vivant and attracted over 250 attendees. The report outlines the discussions of the various thematic working groups on elements of intangible heritage in Canada as well as reflections on the use of the Global Result Framework of the 2003 Convention. 

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Oral Storytelling Tradition Seminar in Ljungby, Sweden

Join the Festival for a seminar in The Land of Legends on 13 and 14 June 2019 in Ljungby, Sweden.

The Storytelling Festival of Ljungby in Sweden is the oldest annual storytelling festival in the Nordic countries. Since 1990, storytellers, folklorists, and story-lovers have met here to share stories, and discuss topics related to transmission and safeguarding of oral tradition. This year, special attention will be given to that the Land of Legends was adopted to the UNESCO Register of Good Safeguarding Practice under the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage during the UNESCO committee meeting in November 2018. Therefore we would like to invite you to join us for a two-day seminar on the topic Oral Storytelling Tradition.

Each year, just before midsummer, Ljungby Storytelling Festival takes place. This year, the dates are set to June 13 to June 16. For four days, The Land of Legends will be filled with storytelling, music, workshops and lectures. During the festival, there is an easy to follow “English track” – where performances are held in English.

Visit the festival webpage for more information: www.ljungbyberattarfestival.se/

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Call for Applications: Promoting NGOs’ ICH Safeguarding Activities in the Asia-Pacific Region

The International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHCAP) is undertaking an open call for applications to find partner organizations for a project to promote  ICH safeguarding activities of NGOs in the Asia-Pacific region.

To share community-based NGO activities and experiences, ICHCAP has worked with NGOs contributing to achieve the UN sustainable development goals by collecting case studies, supporting and promoting the NGOs’ activities. In 2019 ICHCAP would like to find ICH NGOs in the Asia-Pacific region that are working to achieve SDG 2: end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.

Organizations wishing to participate in this project should fill out the application form in the attachment and submit it by e-mail to ngo.ichcap@gmail.com by 19 April 2019.

The selected NGOs must submit a paper that includes their safeguarding activity case studies to ICHCAP by October 2019. The manuscript must be written in English with at least 10,000 words (about 25 pages of A4). Image files should be submit separately.

An honorarium will be provided after submitting the final paper, and papers of the selected NGO will be promoted through a special publication.

For inquiries, please contact Ms. Min Jung KIM, Programme Specialist: Telephone: +82-63-230-9738; e-mail: ngo.ichcap@gmail.com.

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Call for Applications: 2019 European Cultural Tourism Network Awards

Apply for the 2019 edition of the ECTN Awards “Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism” – deadline: 1 July 2019

The 2019 edition of the Awards is dedicated to the theme ‘Culture and Heritage for Responsible Innovative and Sustainable Tourism Actions’. This year covers 7 categories:

  1. Intangible cultural heritage
  2. Heritage interpretation facilities
  3. Innovation and digitisation in cultural tourism development and promotion
  4. Transnational thematic tourism products, including cultural routes
  5. Culinary heritage, wine, food and gastronomy tourism 
  6. Contributions by Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) to cultural and creative tourism 
  7. Actions during the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, initiative on Tourism and heritage

It is open for applications ‘to all tourist destinations across Europe, national, regional and local authorities, tourism boards and associations, destination management organisations, museums, interpretation centre, festivals and cultural NGOs.’

Applications are now open until 1 July 2019.

Read more on their website.

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Passing on Our Cultural Traditions to Future Generations

A One Day Conference Hosted by the
ICOMOS-UK Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee

Saturday 23 March 2019, Tara Theatre, London

This second ICOMOS-UK Intangible Cultural Heritage conference, building on the success of the first one (held in 2014), is a response to the need for more information on safeguarding cultural traditions. It has also been informed by an Arts Council supported project implemented in 2016/17 by the Committee on “Exploring Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Museum Contexts”, and by the report’s outcomes and findings published in October 2018. 

Living cultural and social practices are not static: while being transmitted over the centuries from one generation to another, they have continuously evolved in response to events and to changes to their environment. This process has resulted in the demise of some and in the urgent need of the safeguard of others. Questions regarding records and conservation arise: how and why should living heritage be preserved? More importantly, how would the bearers or practicing communities, who are the owners of these cultural traditions, be involved in the process? How can a culturally aware and inclusive framework be created and implemented?

The Conference will be a platform to explore how practicing communities, civil society, arts and heritage organisations can help to promote and pass on our customs and cultural traditions to next generations.

Speakers to include:

  • Dr Tim Curtis – Secretary of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, Living Heritage Entity, UNESCO Culture Sector  (Paris)
  • Marya Burgess – BBC Radio 4 producer for The Listening Project
  • Rosy Greenlees, OBE. Executive Director of the Crafts Council since 2006

Download the Preliminary Program

Register to attend

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Post-doctoral Fellowship in Heritage Futures

The UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures at Linnaeus University invites applications for a Post-doctoral Fellowship (2 years full-time) in Heritage Futures.

The UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures promotes future-thinking in the heritage sector (see also https://lnu.se/en/unescochair). We conduct academic research on heritage futures, collaborate with UNESCO and other partners in society, and develop training courses for heritage professionals. Heritage futures are concerned with the roles of heritage in managing the relations between present and future societies, e.g. through anticipation or planning. The duties of the fellow will mainly consist of research on heritage futures, with an international outlook. International applicants welcome.

Apply by 5 April 2019.

More details here:

https://lnu.se/en/meet-linnaeus-university/work-at-the-university/?rmpage=job&rmjob=4171&rmlang=UK 

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MA Scholarships in Heritage Studies

The TEMA Erasmus Mundus master’s program in heritage studies, funded by the European Union, will be offering 20 scholarships of a value of 30 000 euros for the two year period from September 2019 to August 2021.

Scholarship: 30,000 euros over two years.

Study Program: all students are required to spend the first semester in Budapest (Sept. to December 2019); and the other three at the partner university of their choice (EHESS in Paris, Charles University in Prague, University of Catania in Catania, Italy, or Laval University in Quebec City (Master’s Program in Ethnology and Heritage)

Languages of study: English and French

Co-graduation: Master’s degree in the Erasmus Mundus program and Master’s degree at the university of study.

Deadline for submission of applications: 24 February 17h00

Application forms: available on the website: ​https://mastertema.eu/

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