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Find here a list of the most recent call for papers, posters, grant applications and field schools in the field of heritage management.


19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium,
Delhi, India, 11-15 December 2017

Call for papers and proposals: "Heritage and Democracy"

Dear ICOMOS members and colleagues,

On behalf of ICOMOS India and the Scientific Committee for the Symposium, ICOMOS has the pleasure of forwarding you the call for papers and proposals for the Scientific Symposium which will take place in Delhi, India, on the occasion of the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly, from 11 to 15 December 2017 (the exact dates of the Scientific Symposium are from 12 to 15 December 2017).

The theme of the Scientific Symposium is “Heritage and Democracy” with the following subthemes:

ST01: Integrating Heritage and Sustainable Urban Development by engaging diverse Communities for Heritage Management
ST02: The Role of Cultural Heritage in Building Peace & Reconciliation
ST03: Protecting and Interpreting Cultural Heritage in the Age of Digital Empowerment
ST04: Culture-Nature Journey, Exploring the Complexities of Human Relationships with Natural and Cultural Places

The call for papers for subthemes ST01, ST02 and ST03 is available on the official website of the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium:

In addition to the call for papers, a call for proposals is launched for subtheme ST04 of the Scientific Symposium, the Culture-Nature Journey. ICOMOS and IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), with a growing group of our members and partners, will build on the success of the Nature-Culture Journey at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawai’i in September 2016 and invite the submission of proposals of sessions in various formats (knowledge cafés, workshops, kiosks, etc.) to address the interconnected character of cultural and natural heritage.

The call for proposals is also available on the official website of the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium:

Deadline for abstracts: 1 April 2017
Deadline for proposals for the Culture-Nature Journey: 30 April 2017

Registration for the 19th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium will open around 6 March 2017 on the official GA website:

We look forward to receiving your submissions for what promises to be an interesting conference.

BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures

6–10 July 2017, Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, Shropshire, UK
Final Call for Papers Deadline: 27th February

Bridges physically and symbolically connect places, communities and cultures; they remind us of division while at the same time providing the means for unification. This international conference seeks to explore heritage of bridges –not only as remarkable physical structures connecting places and cultures but also as symbolic and metaphorical markers in the landscape, romanticised in art, literature and film.

The materials and technologies of bridges – the heritage of form and function.
National and local iconographies of bridges.
Narratives of bridge construction and destruction.
Communities united and communities divided by bridges.
Poetics of the bridge – representing the bridge in art, literature and film.
Love and death on the bridge.
The language of the bridge – metaphors and meanings in social life.
Touring bridges – travel narratives and tourism economies.
Alternative bridge crossings – tunnels and ferries.

Abstracts of 300 words should be sent as soon as possible but no later than 27 February 2017 to



Call for Papers: American Identities on Land and at Sea
The Graduate Center, City University of New York, April 21, 2017

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, Alice Pratt Brown Curator of American Painting and Sculpture, American Wing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Landscape and seascape have been abiding interests in the history of American art, inspiring iconic national imagery and stimulating significant bodies of literature. Many studies have considered how landscape and marine painting encode American culture, politics, and philosophy, often promoting a monolithic notion of American identity. As histories of American art become more culturally and geographically expansive, how can scholars reinterpret images of land and sea?

This conference seeks papers that reconsider American landscape and marine art across media. How can new approaches to landscape and seascape challenge, subvert, or transform traditional conceptions of American identity? Moreover, can methodologies of land and sea inform one another or are they necessarily distinct spaces with separate attendant issues?

Possible topics may include:

  • Ecology and environmental studies
  • Histories of mobility, tourism, cartography, or navigation
  • Histories of technology and industrialization
  • Transnational or global approaches  
  • Cross-disciplinary methods, such as Atlantic and Pacific Studies
  • Water-based methodologies, including studies of rivers and inland waterways
  • Women’s contributions to the histories of land or sea
  • Relationships between landscape, seascape, and race in the Americas
  • Material culture studies
  • Histories of collecting
  • Studies of regional landscapes
  • Modern or contemporary artists engaged with land or sea
We invite established scholars and advanced graduate students to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words along with a CV to by January 8, 2017. Accepted participants will be notified by January 30, 2017. Limited travel funding may be available
US/ICOMOS is pleased to announce the call for applications for participants in the 2017 International Exchange Program (IEP).

US/ICOMOS is seeking graduate students and young professionals (1-3 years of experience) specialized in historic preservation and heritage conservation to participate in the 2017 IEP. Participants will be assigned practical working internships, under professional supervision, with a public or private nonprofit preservation organization. Internships for U.S. citizens are in other countries, organized in many cases in cooperation with the local ICOMOS National Committee.  Internships for non-U.S. citizens are placed throughout the United States. The US/ICOMOS carefully organizes and manages the 12 week program from its Directorate offices in Washington, DC. 
Positions are for interns with a bachelor's degree (at a minimum) in a preservation or conservation-related field: architecture, landscape architecture, cultural resource management, materials conservation, interpretation, history of architecture, archaeology, industrial archaeology, public history or cultural tourism. 

The selection process for the US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program is highly competitive; approximately one in five applications is successful.

For more information, visit our Intern program pages at
The deadline for applications is 15 January 2017.
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