|Place||Jurisics Castle, Kőszeg, Hungary, HUNGARY|
|Organizer||Association of Cultural Heritage Managers (KÖME, Hungary)|
Our Interpret Europe Conference 2018 will take place from 23 to 26 March in Kőszeg (Hungary). It will be organised by the Hungarian Association of Cultural Heritage Managers (KÖME) and opened by the EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics.
Who are we and where do we belong? Every human being will ask these questions at some points in their lives. Answers often depend on what people consider their heritage to be and how they interpret it.
In the European Year of Cultural Heritage, ‘Heritage and Identity’ will be the theme of our Interpret Europe Conference which will be opened by the EU Commissioner for Education and Culture, Tibor Navracsics.
Our conferences regularly attract 150-200 participants from more than 25 countries, all of whom share a dedication to support local people and visitors at heritage sites in their search for meaning in heritage. Besides seminal keynote speeches and study visits to remarkable heritage
sites, IE conferences benefit from a great number of presentations and interactive workshops delivered by participants.
In relation to the theme ‘Heritage and Identity’, we call for abstracts of papers regarding questions such as:
• How can we consider different collective (religious, national, local, ethnic…) identities?
• Is there a ‘European identity’ mirrored by ‘European heritage’?
• How should we cope with social aspects (education, wealth, gender,… linked to people’s identities?
• How can we address humanist values such as non-discrimination and human dignity?
• How can we encourage people to reflect upon heritage sites from different perspectives?
• How does interpretation alter the way identity constructs are passed on or questioned?
• Are there different identity constructs east and west of the former Iron Curtain?
• How do encounters with natural heritage shape the identity of people?
Presentations can be 25 or 55 minutes long and we generally recommend keeping them as short and inspiring as possible. Workshops can be 55 or 125 minutes long and will always be characterised by the active involvement of participants.
On www.interpreteuropeconference.net/callforpapers you can find the submission form and abstract requirements. We look forward to receiving your abstracts of papers by 15 December 2017.