“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.
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.
16 October 2017, 14:00
From 13:00 Registration and coffee
Keynote speeches / introductory speeches
- 14:15-14:35 Friedrich Lüth (German Archaeological Institute)
- 14:35-15:10 Lynn Meskell (Stanford University): UNESCO World Heritage: A New Global Order of Things
- 15:10-15:30 Paul Burtenshaw (UCL, Sustainable Preservation Initiative): Creating Economic Impacts at World Heritage Sites: A Sustainable Community Business
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
Case studies part I
- 16-16:30 Kai Salas Rossenbach, Federico Nurra, Amala Marx (INRAP): Archaeology and World Heritage Sites: a French perspective
- 16:30-16:50 Christophe Sand (Institut d’archéologie de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et du Pacifique): What does ‘Heritage’ mean for Traditional Pacific Island Communities? Approaches to Management of World Heritage Sites in Oceania
- 16:50-17:10 Anastasia Sakellariadi (University of Berkeley): The role of archaeology and archaeological heritage management in societies today: evidence from Greece
17 October 2017, 9:30
- 9:30-9:50 Ioannis Poulios (Hellenic Open University): Local communities, future generations and virtual global communities: why community involvement in conservation is in principle unattainable? – tapping into the mental models of conservation
Case studies part II
- 9:50-10:10 David Barreiro (INCIPIT): The three lifes of Altamira (Spain) and the future: becoming a place again
- 10:10-10:30 Sławomir Toczek (University of Poznan): Protection, management and public significance of archaeological sites on the Tentative List: the case of the prehistoric flint mine at Krzemionki (Poland)
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
Case studies part III
- 11:30-11:50 Cyril Dworsky (Vienna): Community involvement at the Prehistoric Pile-dwellings around the Alps World Heritage Site
- 11:50-12:10 Christina Toreld (Bohusläns Museum, Uddevalla): Working together in the Tanum World Heritage – involving the very young and the very new citizens
- 12:10-12:30 Giovanni Fontana Antonelli (Center for Palestine Studies)
13:00-14:00 Lunch break
Case-studies part IV
- 14:00-14:20 Elena Agnini (Munich): Conservation and restoration of monuments with glazed ceramics and the state of knowledge of ceramic making in 21st Century Afghanistan and Pakistan
- 14:20-15:00 Alexandra Riedel (German Archaeological Institute) and Abdelrahman Ali Mohamed (National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums, Khartoum): The archaeological site of Meroë (Sudan) (title under construction)
- 15:00-15:20 Stephan Dömpke (World Heritage Watch)
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
Case-studies part V
- 16:00-16:20 Patrycja Filipowicz (University of Poznan), Public engagement at the World Heritage site of Çatalhöyük (Turkey)
- 16:20-16:50 Michaela Reinfeld (German Archaeological Institute), Boban Petrovic and Jelena Jovanović (Turistička organizacija Gračanice, Kosovo): “I want to work on the excavation.” Tourism development and community involvement in Gračanica/Graçanicë, Kosovo
- 16:50-17:10 Monique van den Dries (University of Leiden), Social and economic involvement at Tell Balata (Palestine); what’s the opinion of local community members?
- 17:10-17:30 Jean Wee (Singapur): Promoting the Preservation of Multiracial Harmony alongside physical preservation of National Monuments: the case of Singapur
18:00-19:00 Coffee & refreshments
19:00 Evening lecture:
- 19:00-20:00 Robin Coningham (Durham University): Ships of Gold? Community and the social and economic impacts of cultural heritage in South Asia
18 October 2017, 9:30
Case studies part VI
- 9:30-9:50 Douglas Comer (ICAHM): How Communities Influence Carrying-capacity at Machu Picchu
- 9:50-10:10 Roger Valencia (Ministry for Tourism of Peru, Lima): Competing community interests at Machu Picchu World Heritage Site
- 10:10-10:25 Simon Kaner (Sainsbury Institute), The case of Okinoshima Island (Japan) (this presentation will be read in absence of the author)
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
Case studies part VII
- 11:15-11:35 Ajay Reddy (The Heritage Collective Education Society): Making Heritage Fun!
- 11:35-11:55 Douglas Comer (ICAHM): Sustainable Development Goals and Competition Among Local and International Communities at Petra
- 11:55-12:30 Nikola Snashall, Timothy Darvill (Bournemouth University): Stonehenge and Avebury (UK)
13:00-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-15:00 Panel discussion
15:00 End of conference