Advancing Understandings of Urban Heritage – Mar 31 – April 4, 2016 – Taiwan

On March 31 – April 4, 2016, an international conference called Inheriting the City: Advancing Understandings of Urban Heritage, will take place in Taipei, Taiwan. It’s sponsored by Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage at the University of Birmingham. The conference will be held in the magnificent Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall located at the heart of Taipei City.

The conference aims to provide critical dialogue beyond disciplinary boundaries and we invite papers from all disciplines and fields including: anthropology, architecture, archaeology, art history, cultural geography, cultural studies, design, ethnology and folklore, economics, history, heritage studies, landscape studies, leisure studies, museum studies, philosophy, political science, sociology, tourism studies, urban history, urban/spatial planning.

We welcome perspectives on all aspects of urban heritage / heritage in the urban context – world heritage, historic urban landscapes, colonial heritage, religious heritage, intangible heritage and traditions, museum heritage, food heritage etc. Potential themes of interest include:

  • Innovative modalities of protection and planning urban heritage
  • Community approaches to and uses of, urban heritage
  • City based tourism and visitor economies of urban heritage
  • Urban heritage as a form of social resistance
  • Heritage as city memory
  • Cosmopolitan urban heritage and re-creating identities
  • Global and mega-city competition through heritage
  • Revitalising the city through heritage
  • Sub-urban and sub-altern heritage
  • Urban spaces, traditions and intangible heritage

See conference website.

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