RESILIENCE FOR EUROPEAN CULTURAL HERITAGE
Prague, 5th – 6th March 2020
Venue: Charles University, Faculty of Arts, Jana Palacha square 2, room 104
Call for paper proposals
We invite authors of both theoretical and empirical research studies, stakeholders and associate partners of the REACH project to join us at an international workshop devoted to the concept of resilience connected to European cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible. We will particularly welcome contributions related to rural heritage, heritage institutions, minority culture, and heritage recognized in small towns.
Resilience is a term that is now frequently used in heritage studies. It came to the discourse on heritage from environmental sciences, where it described the capacity to overcome natural or man-made catastrophes, such as earthquakes, floods, and war destructions. In heritage studies, however, the concept acquired much broader meaning. We propose to discuss resilience as a dynamic category, and as achieved quality, which may be linked to sustainability, as well as to resistance. We welcome focus on how communities or individuals use their creativity and how adaptive they can be in their effort to achieve resilience of cultural heritage. We invite partners in the REACH project to share their experience with efforts to enhance resilience of various forms of cultural heritage.
The language of the workshop will be English. Please send your name, professional affiliation and a title and short abstract of your contribution to Resilience-WSP@ff.cuni.cz by 20th December 2019. The organizers will announce the selection of contributors and the final programme on 20th January 2020.
The workshop is supported by the H2020 funded REACH project (Project ID: 769827), by PROGRES research framework, by ProPamátky Journal, and by Czech National Heritage Institute.
Media partner in the Czech Republic:
Pro-Památky Portál – Časopis
Media partner in the Czech Republic; www.propamatky.info