Material Culture Review
(MCR) solicits articles for a special issue: UNESCO’s Convention for the
Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage,
initiated in 2003, defines intangible cultural heritage (ICH) as "the
practices, representations, expressions, as well as the knowledge and
skills, that communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals
recognize as part of their cultural heritage.” Intangible cultural
heritage can also be defined more simply as "living traditions.”
Increasingly, members of the museum and academic community throughout
the world are playing a significant role in the study, preservation,
and sustainability of intangible cultural heritage. Accordingly, MCR
will be publishing a special issue on intangible cultural heritage. We
welcome submissions from the following areas:
How does intangible cultural heritage play a role in sustainable economic development?
What role does intangible cultural heritage play in identity formation in communities, regions, and countries?
What role does intangible cultural heritage play in safeguarding and sustaining the environment?
Policy implications surrounding intangible cultural heritage in
countries that have signed the Convention and nations that have not
signed the Convention
Intangible cultural heritage and education
Intangible cultural heritage and sustainable tourism
Other intangible cultural heritage topical areas are also welcome.
The deadline for abstracts is May 31, 2013.
is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year under the auspices of
Cape Breton University Press. MCR publishes original articles, research
reports and notes, and critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and
historic sites in English and French. The editors encourage submissions
from graduate students and scholars at any phase of their professional
career, professionals, and historians from the art and museum world, and
from independent scholars with an interest in material culture.