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The Province of East-Flanders, the Provincial Archaeological Museum - Ename,
the Flemish Heritage Institute, and the Ename Center for Public Archaeology
and Heritage Presentation are pleased to announce a first call for papers
3rd Annual Ename International Colloquium
to be held 21-24 March 2007 in Ghent, Belgium
"THE FUTURE OF HERITAGE"
Changing Visions, Attitudes, and Contexts in the 21st Century
At a time when the field of cultural heritage is undergoing series of
far-reaching yet contradictory transformations, this three-day colloquium
will present a wide range of perspectives and predictions on the future of
heritage policy, funding, interpretive technologies, and public involvement
in Europe and throughout the world.
We are therefore seeking innovative contribution from heritage
administrators, cultural economists, archaeologists, historians, educators,
and cultural policy specialists under the following four themes:
* Philosophy and Public Policy
How will governments and heritage administrations view their responsibility
toward tangible and intangible heritage in the coming generation? What are
the major trends now affecting the development of public policy? What role
will universities, NGOs, and international organizations play?
How will the combination of public and private funding sources and of state
and private management of heritage sites and museums evolve? With the
continuing reduction of public culture budgets and increasing reliance on
independent income generation, what economic strategies can be most
effective in preserving the integrity of cultural heritage sites?
How can emerging digital technologies contribute to the long-term
preservation, documentation and public interpretation of heritage resources?
In which contexts are they sustainable and/or affordable? What is their
social and intellectual impact on the public perception of heritage itself?
* Community Participation
Do heritage sites belong only to a nation, to regional and local
administrations, to the communities that produced them, or to the
specialists that study and conserve them as "universal" heritage? What is
the role of the general public? What kinds of innovative programmes can most
effectively enhance education and community identity?
Abstracts for poster presentations, short papers (10 min.) and research
papers (20 min.) on these themes will be accepted until 1st December 2006.
They should be a maximum of 300 words, in English, and be sent by fax to
+32-55-303-519 or by email to colloquium program coordinator Claudia Liuzza
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All authors should include full contact information (name, institutional
affiliation, mailing address, phone, fax and e-mail address).
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 15 January 2007.
For questions or requests for additional information, please visit our
website www.enamecenter.org or contact Eva Roels at
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Please feel free to distribute this announcement to any interested
colleagues. We hope you will find this colloquium to be of interest and look
forward to seeing you in Ghent next year!
The Ename Center for Public Archaeology and Heritage Presentation