International Congress: Preserving Transcultural Heritage: Your Way or My Way?
5th - 8th July 2017, School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 5/7/2017
"At a time of generalized globalization, which generates more and more miscegenation at almost every level of our existence, cultural frontiers also tend to fade substantially. This has motivated a growing reaction to defend several unique cultural heritages, considered exceptional, identifying elements with irreplaceable value from societies and collectivities that created them. However, this same globalization that began centuries ago with trade, technology, culture, politics and military exchanges between different people, increasing progressively its intensity until the present, became itself originator of a heritage created exactly in the meeting of cultures. This new transcultural heritage (or hybrid heritage) presents a whole range of different complexities that could make the safeguarding and preservation for the coming generations complicated.

Hence, all the concerned community is invited to participate in the International Congress Preserving transcultural heritage: your way or my way?, opened to academic scholars and specialist technicians, to policy makers and to all of society. The congress will take place in Lisbon, between 05 and 08 July 2017, with the organisation of the ARTIS – Institute of Art History from School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon and the ICOMOS Portugal. All the researchers, specialists and other stakeholders are invited to participate in this event."

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