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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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PhD Scholarship in Critical Heritage Studies and the Belt and Road Initiative

This scholarship at the University of Western Australia is part of a research initiative on the use of history and heritage to advance 21st Century Silk Roads trade and diplomatic ties across Eurasia and the Indian Ocean Region.

Launched in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) aims to ‘revive’ the overland and maritime trading routes, commonly known as the Silk Roads, for the 21st century. Driven by a highly ambitious language of regional connectivity, BRI seeks to build infrastructure, energy, foreign policy and people-people ties across Asia, Europe and East Africa.

The scholarship focuses on the cultural components of BRI. There is flexibility in terms of its focus, with possible themes including a critical analysis of ‘shared heritage’, or the intersections between heritage and development or international relations. Candidates with fieldwork experience in Asia are encouraged to apply.

Appropriate research and mentoring support will be provided, with excellent travelling opportunities in Asia and/or the Indian Ocean Region as well as to relevant conferences in Australia and Overseas.

Deadline: 05 April 2019

View more details and apply online

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4th CLAT 2019-Taste Paradise-27 April to 04 May

The Cultural Landscape Association (CLA) is a non-profit organization specialized in the area of Cultural Landscape and the only institution in Iran that focuses on cultural landscapes interdisciplinary. The Association’s mission is to strengthen the role of cultural landscape in sustainable development in Iran and the region, by building the capacity of all those professionals and bodies involved with cultural landscape recognition, protection, conservation and management in the region, through training, research, the dissemination of information and network building. 

For  more information, you can see the tour webpage: http://classociation.org/upcoming/

To review the first workshop and tour see the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr9FX3Ygy2c

In the case on any queries do not hesitate to contact us by email: info@classociation.org or classociation1@gmail.com

Parastoo Eshrati, Assistant Professor, University of Tehran, Iran

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