interdisciplinary Göttingen DFG-Research Group on Cultural Property
jointly with the Institute of Cultural Anthropology/European Ethnology
at the University of Göttingen is pleased to announce an international
working conference on "Heritage Regimes and the State: Nomination,
Implementation, Regulation" from June 17-19, 2011.
research has blossomed into a vast area of interdisciplinary research.
Our working conference aims for a comparative perspective on the diverse
implementations of the heritage regime in different political systems.
UNESCO heritage conventions have to be ratified by member states and not
all states have opted to ratify every heritage option developed by
UNESCO since 1972. Once a convetion is ratified, it is up to the
individual state to generate institutions and processes for the
selection, nomination and implementation of a given element of the World
Heritage regime. Diverse modes of governance have thus developed, each
with their own effects on heritage sites and practices and the actors
associated with them on local, regional, and national levels. Working
from a shared set of questions, the conference features presentations
and joint discussions with international scholars who all have done
ethnographic research in the realm of heritage or heritage-prone
practices; they will summarize case studies touching on states' handling
of intangible and tangible heritage, cultural landscapes, and heritage
in the making.
guests are warmly invited to attend this working conference. Due to
limited capacities we kindly ask for early registration, at the latest
by May 1, 2011. The conference fee of 15 Euro will cover coffee breaks,
two on site lunches as well as conference materials. To register, please
contact Arnika Peselmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Arnika Peselmann and Aditya Eggert DFG FOR 772, Cultural Property Georg-August-Universität, Baurat-Gerber-Straße 4-6 D-37073 Göttingen