Worlds of Cultural Heritage(s): history and politics

REGISTRATION for the International Conference Worlds of Cultural Heritage(s), that will occur in 7-8 February 2019, in Coimbra, Portugal.

Worlds of Cultural Heritage(s) aims to contribute to the ongoing international debates about the history and politics of cultural heritage. Addressing the most vital conceptual and methodological critical assessments of the ways in which Cultural Heritage Studies can evolve as a discipline and dialogue with others, the conference aspires to provide a global empirical engagement with the history of its languages and programs, but also with its place in international agendas.


Ambe Njoh | University of South Florida (keynote)
Laurajane Smith | Australian National University (keynote)
Margarida Calafate Ribeiro | CES & III, University of Coimbra
Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo | CES & III, University of Coimbra
Wallace Chang | University of Hong Kong (keynote)
Walter Rossa | DARQ, CES & III, University of Coimbra

Two days: 28 papers and 3 keynote adresses
7 February
09.00 Registration
09.30 Opening Session
10.00 Laurajane Smith | Critical Heritage Studies: challenges
11.30-13.00 Session 1
13.00-14.30 Lunch
14.30-16.00 Session 2
16.00-17.30 Session 3
17.30-18.00 break
18.00 Ambe Njoh | Toponymic Inscription as an Instrument of power in the French colonial enterprise: case study of Indochina and Africa
20.00 Conference dinner
8 February
09.00-10.30 Session 4
10.30-12.00 Session 5
12.00 Wallace Chang | Human Landscape: an evolving cultural perspective on the Pearl River Delta
13.30-15.00 Lunch
15.00-16.30 Session 6
16.30-18.00 Session 7
18.00 Concluding remarks

The papers will be organized by the 7 sessions until January 15
Anca Claudia Prodan | Theory and Theorical Gaps in Heritage Studies
Andréa da Rosa Sampaio | Revisiting the urban rehabilitation processes of Bologna and Porto: lessons for the contemporary debate on urban heritage
Anna Marta Marini | The US-Mexico borderlands heritage and the wall: a critical approach to a complex and revived challenge
Antonieta Reis Leite | Angra 1980-2014. UNESCO Intervention, official history and politics preservation
Ariel Sophia Bardi | When Pasts Overlap: Cultural Heritage at a Crossroads
Barbara Eggert, Elisabetta Meneghini & Peter Strasser | Outstanding!? Critical thoughts on (inter)national certificates and cultures of certification concerning monuments and museums
Beatriz Serrazina | Industrial colonial heritage – shared and transnational?
Brij Mohan Tankha | Who’s Heritage are We Talking About?
Dąbrówka Lipska | The State Enterprise Ateliers for the Conservation of Cultural Property ( 1950-1991) – the scope and way of proceeding
Evan Ward | The United States, Sustainability, and Cultural Heritage at Tikal, Guatemala
Evelyn Lima & Leonardo Mesentier | Rio de Janeiro´s historical centre and adjacent neighbourhoods: challenges of urban policy towards the preservation of the built cultural heritage
Idalina Conde | Europe and Cultural Heritage at large: Recalling global dimensions
Jay Allen Villapando | The Privileged Centre: The Authorized Heritage Discourse and Urban Space in a Philippine Town
Jens Hougaard | The built heritage of Mozambique Island in dispute. Competing interpretations and development strategies at Mozambique Island
Leonor Medeiros | Heritage-led Development – a Systemic Approach
Lui Tam | Something more than a monument – the survival and long-term sustainability of historic timber architectural heritage in China
Luiza Beloti Abi Saab & Filip Petkovski | Dance as Intangible Cultural Heritage Through a Critical Lense
Marcela Santana  | Cultural landscape and contemporary city: the concept of landscape applied to urban policies in Rio de Janeiro
Márcia Chuva | Images of Brazil in World Heritage Lists: contested memories, disputed futures
Maria Mercone | The Forclusion of the Italian Colonial Experience: Postcolonial Memory and Modernist Urban Heritage in Asmara
Marlen Meissner | Heritage as Cultural Capital: A Bourdieusian Perspective on the Connection of Intangible Cultural Heritage with Sustainable Development in the Context of UNESCO’s 2003 Convention
Marta Wieczorek | The Ruin Problem: Negotiating Cultural Heritage in Macau
Nick Naumov | Ancient City of Nessebar: Politics of World Heritage and Tourism in socialist and post-socialist Bulgaria
Obafemi Olukoya | Colonial Contact and the Image of Built Vernacular Heritage in Postcolonial Societies: The Nigeria Experience
Salwa Castelo-Branco | Cante as Heritage: The Sonic Representation of Alentejo, Portugal
Shraddha Bhatawadekar |Beyond Colonial History & Politics of Heritage: Exploring the Significance of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, World Heritage Site, Mumbai
Sílvia Leiria Viegas | Cultural Heritage(s) and the Right to the City
Simone de Boer | Nomadic pasts as futures: heritage tourism in Kyrgyzstan
Solange Macamo | The Manyikeni and Chibuene archaeological sites, Mozambique: Prospects for their conservation and management

Till 15 January – €60 to all participants (except students and professors of Patrimónios)
From 16 January – €90
to all participants (this measure will affect all new and unregistered entries)
Registration includes lunches and conference dinner for those who present communications.
Participants exempt from payment must sign up without completing the payment.
Communications with more than one author require the registration of all those present.
Limited to the number of room seats. The value of the registrations is not refundable, except in rare exceptions subject to formal justification.

WHERE TO EAT (near the event)

Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and Centre for Social Studies
University of Coimbra
Phone: +351 239 855 570/80
Address: Colégio da Graça, Rua da Sofia, 136
3000-385 Coimbra

Offered by the University of Coimbra since 2010, Heritages of Portuguese Influence is an international doctoral programme since 2012. With an interdisciplinary nature and scope, it studies the cultural heritages of the communities and territories that were influenced by the Portuguese diasporas, focusing on landscape and language, the cornerstones of living heritages. Mobilizing approaches coming from Architecture, Urbanism, Cultural Studies, Arts and History, it provides a multidisciplinary and multifaceted assessment of heritage as a cultural as well as a political argument and practice, placing its history and its potential as a tool for sustainable development at the forefront of all enquiries.