CALL FOR PAPERS


We are calling for submission of paper proposals for the

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
PAST FOR THE FUTURE AND FUTURE FOR THE PAST: PRESERVATION AND PROMOTION OF WORLD HERITAGE SITES

Sighișoara, Romania, October 10-14, 2018

arheoheritage.ro/hero2018

 

Organiser: Iași Institute of Archaeology of the Romanian Academy
Partners: Sighișoara Municipality, National Institute for Heritage
Place and venue: Sighișoara, Sighișoara City Hall
Dates: October 10–14, 2018
Working Language: English
Fees: EUR 50, payable at the reception desk

The main goal of the conference is to discuss and share good practices on the management of World Heritage Sites. The debates will focus on the following topics (sessions):  (1) Strategies for Preservation and Safeguarding World Heritage Sites. Debates on Quality Heritage Interventions in terms of policies, programs, regulations on the conservation of cultural heritage; (2) World Heritage Sites — management and sustainable development. Debates on Quality standards and control in cultural heritage project management cycles/conservation works and intervention. Risk management of the World Heritage Sites; (3) World Heritage and Local communities — consulting, involving, participation. Debates on best practices of local communities engaging the management and conservation of World Heritage Sites. Debates on best methods used by local communities to make their sites sustainable; (4) Cultural Tourism, Digital Technology, and Heritage — promotion, valorisation, use/reuse of World Heritage Sites. Sharing information about the benefits related to the World Heritage Sites inscription. Debates on best practices in accessing the information and in using new IT tools for research, preservation and sustainable development of the World Heritage Sites; (5) Heritage and Education. Exchanging know-how in developing the best school curricula on heritage in terms of standards for training and qualification of professionals in the field of conservation. Debates on the role of education in community participation and sustainable heritage development.

Important dates:

  • May 31, 2018 — Paper submission deadline
  • June 15, 2018 — Acceptance of the list of participants
  • August 31, 2018 — Register attendance
  • October 10-14, 2018 — Conference days (including field trip)
  • December 31, 2018 — Proceedings submission deadline

 

Applications should include the following information (in English): your name(s); your affiliation(s); the title of the session/paper proposed; the abstract (500–1000 words) of your proposal; your contact data (email).

 

Contact person: Sergiu Musteață, project director, sergiu_musteata@yahoo.com

 

Website of the event: archaeoheritage.ro/hero2018

 

Welcome to Sighișoara — a Romanian World Heritage Site!