CFP: 9th WORLD ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONGRESS, Prague, 5-10 July 2020
Call for Papers - Challenges and new approaches for protection of cultural heritage around the world
THEME: 21. World Archaeologies: the past, the present and the future
Current conflicts in Syria, Iraq and other countries result in the ongoing destruction of cultural heritage, however other peacetime threats around the world make them as much - if not more - vulnerable. Archaeological heritage, religious and other built heritage, archives and even intangible heritage are under increasing threat from sustained population explosion, agricultural development, urban expansion, warfare and looting. These have made the protection of heritage a more urgent and important concern in than ever before.
Within this session, we invite presentations about challenges and new approaches for protection of cultural heritage around the world, but also on more general and more controversial topics. We want to discuss improving the protection of culture heritage around the world. The session will examine national and international efforts in the protection of cultural heritage at different levels, and the role of national and international heritage organizations in the protection of cultural heritage by presenting different cases from different countries. Finally, presentation that discuss illicit trafficking, legal measures, new technologies for heritage reconstruction, and societal reparations in the post-conflict period are also welcome.
Keywords Heritage destruction, threats, conflicts, protection
Marika Tisucká National Museum of Prague
Isber Sabrine, Researcher and Cultural Heritage Manager | Institució Milà i Fontanals CSIC and Heritage for Peace, Spain
Emma Cunliffe, The Blue Shield / Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Abstract submissions deadline - March 21, 2020