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UNESCO publishes case studies on living heritage and climate change in East Africa

Deadline for the 2021 cycle nominations - intangible heritage - Culture  Sector - UNESCO

UNESCO has published a series of case studies as part of the pilot project to support research and documentation on traditional knowledge systems, recognized as part of communities’ living heritage, for biodiversity conservation, climate change and disaster risk reduction in East Africa.

 

January 19th
09:59 am
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New Dual Degree Students 2021-2022

Our new group is here! Let's welcome our new #HeritageDualDegree students 2021 - 2022 at BTU Cotbus-Senftenberg (Germany) and Deakin University Melbourne (Australia).

Learn more about them here.

January 12th
12:02 pm
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Until 1st February, apply for the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards

Call for Entries of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2022

The European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2022 are open for submissions!

The Awards honour every year up to 30 outstanding heritage achievements, among which up to five Grand Prix. Each winner of a Grand Prix receives a monetary award of €10.000. In addition, the Public Choice Award is presented to one of the selected award winners, following an online vote conducted by Europa Nostra.

Deadline: 31sth January

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January 11th
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UNESCO and ICCROM launch training initiative strengthening management of African World Heritage sites

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On 6 December 2021, UNESCO and ICCROM launched the first edition of their joint training initiative “Improving Management Effectiveness in African World Heritage properties (2021-22)” targeting 25 African countries and 80 experts, of which 21 are women.

January 04th
10:12 am
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Australia launches a Cultural Tourism Accelerator

 

The Cultural Tourism Accelerator Program is a $5 million targeted measure announced by the Australian Government as part of the Regional Arts Tourism package, which will enable arts organisations to promote and develop cultural events for tourists across regional Australia.

Information sessions: 23rd and 25th November 2021.

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November 22th
10:09 am
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The first edition of the online publication 'Discourse: The Heritage Magazine' was launched.

The first online edition of "Discourse: The Heritage Magazine", an initiative of BTU World Heritage PHD students Lianne Oonwalla and Ekta Chauhan, was launched on 1 October.

You can download it for free here.

October 05th
10:20 am
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Interview with Smriti Pant and her work in UNESCO World Heritage nomination projet "Great Spa Towns of Europe"

Smriti Pant, Alumni of World Heritage Studies M.A. She talked with BTU about her time at our University, her experience as a student, what she learned in the Master's degree and her current work in Baden-Baden in the UNESCO World Heritage nomination project "Great Spa Towns of Europe". She also gave some tips for all newcomers and students ;).

October 05th
10:13 am
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Sidney will be the house for ICOMOS 21st General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GA) in 2023.

Australia ICOMOS was set to host the ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GA) on 2020, but due #Covid19, plans changed. Instead, Australia will now host the GA in 2023 in Sydney.

 

October 05th
10:01 am
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September: Heritage Opportunities

Find here September's events, calls and opportunities in the field of heritage. If you know about events, workshops, initiatives and opportunities, and want to share them with our community, you can also do it here! You will find the link at the end. 

August 31th
02:45 pm
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Follow online the Extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee

From today until 31 July, the Extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee will be taking place. Here we tell you how to follow it online.

July 16th
09:08 am
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South Australia's landscape "Flinders Ranges" nominated to UNESCO tentative list

In April 2021, the government of Australia submitted to the UNESCO tentative list “Flinders Ranges”, under criteria viii to be considerer as Natural Heritage of the World. Read more

June 2nd
09:24 am
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#MuseumsMonth: Map from openning-parcial oppenings museums - NEMO Official

On 18 May we celebrate Museum Day, and we continue to highlight the initiatives and events that museums and different institutions around the world are organising to celebrate this special date. 

Today we bring you a map made by the Network of European Museum Organization #NEMO showing an overview of the reopening of museums in Europe.

May 10th
06:45 am
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May the fourth: Stars Wars and World Heritage

Today is May the fourth, and for all Star Wars fans, that means it's the day of the force. If you are a World Heritage lover and also a fan of the Star Wars films, you will have noticed that their locations are so incredible that they can't be anything other than World Heritage listed places. That's why today we take the opportunity to remember these films that have been set in several places included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Discover these 10 WHS that have been the location of Star Wars.

May 04th
09:01 am
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Five traditions celebrated on 1st May [Heritage Stories]

Happy #internationalWorkersDay and also happy #MayDay. Here are five different traditions that are celebrated on 1st May. 

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May 2nd
01:49 pm
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Follow us in our new Social Media Channels!

The #HeritageDualDegree has new channels to keep in contact with Alumni, Students and all Heritage Practitioners. Through our social channels, you can find:

  • #HeritageOpportunities: Internships, courses, jobs
  • #AlumniStories: The experiences and thoughts of our Alumni and students of different years.
  • #Heritagenews: What is happening on the Heritage field.

And much more!

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February 24th
11:07 am
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Events

24-28 January: Climate.Culture.Peace

Today starts the Climate.Culture.Peace conference and there are many lectures, workshops and conferences focus on how heritage can contribute to the climate conversations and actions. 

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January 24th
09:35 am
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Horizon Europe Research Funding: webinar

European Commission publishes its Horizon Europe proposal

This webinar is organised by UK Research and Innovation, in association with the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport, and will provide attendees with an introduction to the funding opportunities that Horizon Europe offers to the Arts, Heritage, and Creative Industries sectors. The event will also offer deeper insights into the various avenues to engage with Horizon Europe, with concrete examples through case study presentations and speakers from relevant stakeholder organisations, including Europa Nostra Board member Graham Bell.

Thursday 3 February 2022 from 14.30 to 16.30 CET (13.30-15.30 GMT).

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January 19th
09:41 am
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Registration open for the Climate.Culture.Peace Conference

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Climate.Culture.Peace aims to illustrate the role that culture plays in understanding and responding to the global climate crisis. Culture and heritage are at the core of this initiative, illustrated with place-based stories, knowledge/research/practice presentations, ignite talks and multi-media guided by four interconnected themes. 

Read more about the agenda and registration.

 

January 11th
10:39 am
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Free online Lecture: The people behind Big Ben: The Cumbria Clock Company (20 January)

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Join this talk by Keith Scobie-Youngs ACR, director and co-founder of The Cumbria Clock Company, to find out about the recent conservation of the Great Clock of Westminster. Keith and his team, along with UK Parliament's clock mechanics, painstakingly cleaned, repaired, and restored more than 1,000 components at their workshop in the village of Dacre near Penrith.

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January 19th
09:11 am
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Call for Papers now Open: 10th European Workshop on Applied Cultural Economics (EWACE)

The Call for Papers for the 10th European Workshop on Applied Cultural Economics (EWACE) is now open! The workshop is being hosted by the Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy from 8-10 September 2022. 

Deadline : 20 February 2022.

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January 04th
10:00 am
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Call for papers: 6th Edition of the conference on "Conservation of Architectural Heritage" (CAH-2022)

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The 6th international conference on International Conference on Conservation of Architectural Heritage offers the opportunity for interested researchers from around the globe to submit their research papers and get them published in highly-ranked publishers, Springer and Ierek Press.

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January 04th
09:43 am
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Cultural Heritage and New Technologies Conference

"International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies" (www.chnt.at) -in hybrid format will take place on November 10-12, 2022 in Vienna, Austria.

The Call for Sessions, Round Tables, Advanced CH Trainings will start - February 15, 2022. The organisers of CHNT 26 invite all session-speakers who attended CHNT 26 to publish their contribution in the proceedings of CHNT 26. You will be able to publish papers, round table contributions or posters. 

See more information here: https://www.chnt.at/guidelines-ebook-chnt26-edition/ 

 

 

January 04th
09:25 am
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Language Digital Activism Workshops for Oceania

Are you a native or heritage speaker or user of an Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Indigenous, minority, or low-resourced language from Oceania? 

Do you have an idea for a project or campaign that uses the internet or digital media to promote your language in digital spaces?

Are you interested in developing a plan to further advance that idea to make an impact for your language community?

If you answered “yes” to all these three questions, then we would like to invite you to apply to take part in a two-week online workshop “Strengthening your language on the internet through digital activism” organized by Rising Voices in partnership with UNESCO and through a special collaboration with First Languages Australia.

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November 22th
10:17 am
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“Digital Data in the Service of Cultural Heritage”: 24-25 November

The Estonian Maritime Museum and The Tallinn University are pleased to invite everyone interested to the workshop

Digital Data in the Service of Cultural Heritage”,

which will take place on the 24th and 25th of November 2021 online via Zoom.

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November 16th
10:05 am
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Protecting Cultural Heritage: A drive wheel for sustainable development.

Presented by the Practitioners’ Network and co-hosted by the British Council and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, the webinar moves from the Declaration “Cooperation in Culture for Development: Towards a Sustainable Transformation”, and it feeds into the debate on the role of culture in sustainable development. 

When? 24th November

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November 16th
10:02 am
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Exponatec Cologne, Germany, 17-19 November

The 10th edition of Exponatec Cologne, Europe’s leading communication platform for the museum, conservation and restoration sectors, will take place from 17 to 19 November 2021 in Cologne. EXPONATEC COLOGNE links the classic core segments of the museum, conservation, restoration and cultural heritage with future-oriented trends like virtual reality, 3D staging and new digital developments in the fields of restoration and scenography.

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November 16th
09:54 am
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Interested in space heritage? Don't miss "World Space Week" from 4 to 10 October.

World Space Week will be celebrated from October 4 to 10, and what better way to join the celebration than by remembering our space and astronomical heritage.

October 05th
09:54 am
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6th-8th October: Cultural Heritage and Identities of the Future Conference

This virtual conference will discuss the findings of the CHIEF project’s international research on youth cultural identities, practices and participation across Europe and Beyond.

October 05th
11:01 am
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Cultural heritage, cohesion policies and well-being: a virtuous circle.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

This workshop aims to discuss the contribution of cultural heritage to fostering societal well-being and local development, drawing on the rich experience of the HERIWELL Consortium and ESPON EGTC, URBASOFIA, Europa Nostra, Eurocities, KEA European Affairs SPRL and the European Regions Research and Innovation Network. 

October 05th
11:05 am
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27th-29th October: Indigenous Cultural Heritage Congress 2021.

Hosted virtually on 27 and 29 October 2021. The Taking Control of our Heritage Indigenous Cultural Heritage Conference 2021 provides the first opportunity for Traditional Owners and their allies to meet, discuss, and develop programs, strategies and ideas to take control of their Cultural Heritage in Australia.

October 05th
11:09 am
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The World in Florence: 1st edition of the International Festival of World's Cultural Expressions in Florence

Save the date: November 25-26, 2021

The aim of the Festival is to involve groups of young university students around the world in the promotion, interpretation, presentation and enhancement of the local cultural expressions of a specific heritage site in their country (in times of pandemic), implementing the Life Beyond Tourism methodology. It is an exercise in narrating the territories in which students of universities and higher education institutions are involved to instill in the younger generations the curiosity to discover and protect the identities of their territories.

October 05th
10:44 am
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Week 14 - 20 June: Heritage Opportunities! Events, Calls and more.

Find here the events, calls and opportunities in the field of heritage for this week from June 14 to 20, 2021. If you know of events and opportunities and want to share them with our community, you can also do it here! You will find the link at the end. 

June 14th
10:25 am
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Heritage Opportunities! Week 7 - 14 June 2021

In this collaborative space you can find our database with events and important dates of the week, deadlines nearby, internships and more opportunities that we detect for you. Read more!

 

June 07th
07:49 am
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Weekly Heritage Opportunities! May 31 - June 7

Find here events and important dates between 31st May and 7th June, deadlines nearby, internships and more opportunities that we detect for you. Click Read More

May 31th
03:20 pm
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HERITAGE WEEK'S EVENTS, INTERNSHIPS, OPEN CALLS, UPCOMING DEADLINES AND MORE OPPORTUNITIES

In this collaborative space you can find our database with events and important dates of the week, deadlines nearby, internships and more opportunities that we detect for you. 

May 27th
05:48 pm
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EAST Talk "Entrepreneurship in the field of Heritage"

BTU Alumni Office, Startup Revier EAST and IAWHP e.V. prepare this conversation for Heritage BTU community, to talk about Entrepreneurship in the field of Heritage.

 

May 26th
11:29 am
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Participate in this photo contest to celebrate World Heritage in Germany #WeltErbeVerbindet

 

Next 6 June, Germany celebrates their UNESCO World Heritage places, and we can be part of it in the photo-contest #WelterbeVerbindet. We explain you here [in English] how to participate! 

 

 

May 20th
10:00 am
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Heritage Dual Degree: This week's Events, Internships, Open Calls, upcoming deadlines and more opportunities

In this collaborative space you can find our database with events and important dates of the week, deadlines nearby, internships and more opportunities that we detect for you.  Click in "Read More" to see what is going on this week.

Do you want to contribute? Do it here:
https://forms.gle/ehTpSJCLpEKymUybA  

 

May 10th
08:42 am
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May 17 - 24: The weekly Events, Internships, Open Calls, upcoming deadlines and more opportunities

May 17 - 24: Find here this week events, deadlines, opportunities and more. 

This week: 

  • 7 events
  • 3 deadlines
  • 2 internships
  • 10 open calls 
  • ...and more

In this collaborative space you can find our database with events and important dates of the week, deadlines nearby, internships and more opportunities that we detect for you.  Click in "Read More" to see what is going on this week.

Do you want to contribute? Do it here:
https://forms.gle/ehTpSJCLpEKymUybA  

 

May 10th
08:42 am
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Open calls for categories music and cultural heritage in i-Portunus

Are you working in the music/cultural heritage sectors? Do you want to participate in an international mobility to promote your project?

i-Portunus have open the callings for music and cultural heritage till 15th April. 

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March 29th
03:49 pm
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Call for Papers – ICOM Museum International: Empty Museums.

#HeritageOpportunities

Call for Papers – Museum International: Empty Museums.

ICOM is preparing an issue of Museum International entitled ‘Empty Museums’ (Vol. 73, Nº 291 – 292). Therefore, it is inviting authors to send in proposals that reflect on the variety of challenges brought about by the latest crisis to impact the museum field: COVID-19. 

March 29th
03:40 pm
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Applications open to the International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management Cultural Landscapes

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Applications open to @UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercourie International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes.

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March 29th
03:33 pm
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