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International Conference Berlin

Events 22/09/2017

“Archaeology and Heritage Management at World Heritage Sites; Social and Economic Involvements”

Berlin, 16-18 October 2017
starting on 16 October at 2 p.m.
ending on 18 October at 3 p.m.

>>> Register here before 7th October 2017

Conference venue: Former Ethnological Museum, Lansstrasse 8, 14195 Berlin


Community involvement at heritage places has steadily gained importance over the last decades and nowadays, it is generally acknowledged that communities are increasingly involved in their heritage. As for World Heritage, UNESCO has, on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention in 2012, launched the initiative “World Heritage and Sustainable Development: the role of local communities”, leading to a great wealth of reflections, principles and recommendations concerning ways to integrate local community concerns in World Heritage.
The conference at Berlin which is held in the framework of the NEARCH-project (“New Scenarios for a Community-involved Archaeology”) of the European Union will focus exclusively on archaeological heritage: Along with NEARCH’s objective of preparing a series of management guidelines for archaeological sites, the conference will shed light on the potential of archaeology for sustainable development by discussing innovative strategies of community involvement at various archaeological properties and their social and economic implications. By concentrating on sites which are either inscribed on the World Heritage List or are registered on the national Tentative Lists, their role as testing ground where innovative approaches could be applied will be exemplified.
Bringing together experts from around the globe, the conference aims at establishing a set of strategies that might be generally applicable or at least inspiring with regard to the management of the manifold archaeological sites in our world.
This NEARCH-conference is co-organised by the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) and ICOMOS’ International Scientific Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM). The conference language is English and its proceedings will be published.


Conference programme


16 October 2017, 14:00


From 13:00 Registration and coffee


14-14:15 Welcome


Keynote speeches / introductory speeches


15:30-16:00 Coffee break

Case studies part I


17 October 2017, 9:30



Case studies part II


11:00-11:30 Coffee break


Case studies part III


13:00-14:00 Lunch break


Case-studies part IV


15:30-16:00 Coffee break


Case-studies part V


18:00-19:00 Coffee & refreshments

19:00 Evening lecture:


18 October 2017, 9:30


Case studies part VI


10:45-11:15 Coffee break


Case studies part VII


13:00-14:00 Lunch break


14:00-15:00 Panel discussion


15:00 End of conference

For further information:
Dr. Ricarda Schmidt
German Archaeological Institute Berlin
ricarda.schmidt@dainst.de
Tel.: +49(030)187711-143