Future for Religious Heritage is delighted to announce its fifth biennial international conference from 9th to 11th of November 2016 in Vicenza, Italy. Once again, it will bring together those committed to save and promote religious heritage across Europe (and beyond).
The conference ‘Tourists, Travellers and Pilgrims: Encountering Religious Heritage in Today’s Europe’ will examine pilgrimage in both its traditional and modern sense. As such, it will likewise be an exemplification of how to involve and engage people in religious heritage.
As such, it will likewise be an exemplification of how to involve and engage people in religious heritage.
Vicenza and the nearby cities of Venice and Verona are leading cultural destinations and have amazing religious heritage at hand. Not only providing inspiring surroundings, they will also serve as on-site study cases for the conference participants through multiple heritage visits. They will offer ample opportunity to explore how colleagues in the field address current issues in religious heritage and will be at once a unique chance to take part in the commemoration of 500 years of the Venetian ghetto.
Over two and a half days, the conference will bring keynote addresses, dedicated sessions and participative discussion forums by practitioners and experts from different areas. FRH is proud to announce the key note speech by Prof. David Freedberg who is best known for his work on psychological responses to art and his studies on iconoclasm and censorship, Stefano Dominioni, Director of the European Institute of Cultural Routes and Walter Zampieri, Head of Unit “Culture policy and intercultural dialogue”, Directorate-General for Education and Culture, European Commission.
FRH will also hold its Annual General Meeting in which its current activities and future plans will be debated.
To start things off, there will be a welcome dinner and scenic walking tour at night through Vicenza on Tuesday 8th November.
The whole of the conference will be an excellent chance to meet and discuss with experts, make new interesting acquaintances, share ideas and thoughts on religious heritage, including the exchange of good practice.
The conference is presented to you in cooperation with the Istituto Superiore di Scienze Religiose “Santa Maria di Monte Berico”, the Veneto Region and Vicenza Municipality.
Conference languages will be English and Italian, with interpretation into both languages available.