Interpret Europe Conference | 23-26 March 2018 in Kőszeg, Hungary | #iecon18
Call for papers
Conference theme: Heritage and identity
Who are we and where do we belong? Every human being will ask these questions at certain points in life. Answers often depend on what humans consider their heritage and how they interpret it.
In the European Year of Cultural Heritage, ‘Heritage and Identity’ will be the theme of our Interpret Europe Conference. Our conferences regularly attract 150-200 attendees from more than 25 countries who share their dedication to support local people and visitors of heritage sites in their search for meaning in heritage. Besides seminal keynote speeches and study visits to remarkable heritage sites, IE conferences live from a great number of presentations and interactive workshops delivered by their participants.
In terms of the theme ‘Heritage and identity’, we call for paper abstracts considering questions such as:
- How can we consider different collective (religious, national, local, ethnic…) identities?
- Is there a ‘European identity’ mirrored by ‘European heritage’?
- How should we cope with social aspects (education, wealth, gender,…) linked to people’s identities?
- How can we address Humanist values such as non-discrimination and human dignity?
- How can we encourage people to reflect upon a heritage site from different perspectives?
- How does interpretation alter the way identity constructs are passed on or questioned?
- Are there different identity constructs east and west of the former ‘iron curtain’?
- How does the encounter with natural heritage shape the identity of people?