The board of the Heritage Studies Series announces the Call for Papers for the latest publication, Going Beyond – Perceptions of Sustainability in Heritage Studies No. 2.
The need for sustainability in regard to heritage is more important than ever in view such dynamics as climate change, the stereotyping of intangible heritage, migration processes, the phenomena of gentrification, shrinking cities and related musealisation of historic city centres. Last but not least, the need for sustainability has become a pressing issue in light of rapid technological change, which also affects the field of documentary heritage preservation.
Going Beyond will comprise the above-mentioned developments, considering reflections on the pillars of sustainability and their significance for promoting an appropriate protection and use of heritage. The aim of this publication is to go beyond mainstream perspectives on sustainability and to include, in particular, those of developing nations. Going Beyond seeks to open up the current discourse in order to embrace new cultural experiences and views, to familiarize the heritage community with concepts of sustainability and to anchor them within the heritage discourse.
The Heritage Studies Series was initiated by Professor Marie-Theres Albert, UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies at Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg.
Abstracts must be submitted by Tuesday, September 1, 2015.