ICOMOS Scientific Symposium “Heritage and Landscape as Human Values”

The Scientific Symposium which will take place in Florence (Italy) on the occasion of the 18th ICOMOS General Assembly, from 10 to 14 November 2014, will explore the theme “Heritage and Landscape as Human Values” as briefly illustrated below, according to five sub-themes:

  • Theme 1: Sharing and experiencing the identity of communities through tourism and interpretation
  • Theme 2: Landscape as cultural habitat
  • Theme 3: Sustainability through traditional knowledge
  • Theme 4: Community-driven conservation and local empowerment
  • Theme 5: Emerging tools for conservation practice

The Symposium will be open to the public. The papers, among which selected presentations of 20 minutes each and brief interventions of 10 minutes, will form the scientific basis of the Symposium, and will feed into the discussions and resulting recommendations (Florence Declaration).

The Call for papers was launched on 28 October 2013 and closed on 10 February 2014. The call received an overwhelming response with 2000 authors from 95 countries sending in 1300 abstracts.

From: ICOMOS

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