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Working with Heritage and Conflict

Dates:
  • Wed 14 Nov 2018 09.00 - 18.00
  • Thu 15 Nov 2018 09.00 - 18.00
  • Fri 16 Nov 2018 09.00 - 18.00
  Add to Calendar 2018-11-14 9:00 2018-11-16 18:00 Europe/Paris Working with Heritage and Conflict

The Executive Training Seminar Working with Heritage and Conflict explores the contexts of difficult and contested heritage, and how cultural professionals can best work within them. Conflict over the meanings of the past and how to represent it has long been an issue for heritage professionals, but is increasingly relevant for policy makers and other cultural actors too. Recent years have seen heritage ‘weaponised’, with it being both destroyed or actively used to foster social divisions and exclusion. This two and a half day training focuses on how to work with these difficult issues, and highlights specific examples from different world regions. Cases examined include slavery and post-colonial heritage, endangered sites, the contested ‘ownership’ of sites, practices and objects and specific practices for achieving conciliation. The Training discusses the interlinked roles of local stakeholders, national authorities, and international organisations including in an exclusive interview with Giovanni Boccardi, Head of UNESCO’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit. Participants at the Training will learn how to apply the techniques of ‘conflict sensitivity’ to develop the necessary knowledge and tools to deal with conflict in their own work.

The training uses expert instructors who cover both best practices and unresolved ongoing cases to highlight the range of challenges faced by the heritage sector. Emphasis is given to exploring how practical strategies and programmes of reconciliation can be built between countries, institutions and antagonistic communities.

Fees: 1,300 € (10% reduction for early registrations)

A discount of 25% will be applied to the charges for international European and national civil servants, as well as to members of the NGOs.

The fees cover the cost of the course as well as coffee and lunch breaks. Travel and hotel costs are not included in the fees.

Full or partial fee-waivers, as well as a limited number of scholarships, will be available on merit or needs basis.

The deadline for applications is 15 October 2018.

(Photo: Afghanistan Matters, under Wikimedia Commons - CC BY 2.0)

Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia

The Executive Training Seminar Working with Heritage and Conflict explores the contexts of difficult and contested heritage, and how cultural professionals can best work within them. Conflict over the meanings of the past and how to represent it has long been an issue for heritage professionals, but is increasingly relevant for policy makers and other cultural actors too. Recent years have seen heritage ‘weaponised’, with it being both destroyed or actively used to foster social divisions and exclusion. This two and a half day training focuses on how to work with these difficult issues, and highlights specific examples from different world regions. Cases examined include slavery and post-colonial heritage, endangered sites, the contested ‘ownership’ of sites, practices and objects and specific practices for achieving conciliation. The Training discusses the interlinked roles of local stakeholders, national authorities, and international organisations including in an exclusive interview with Giovanni Boccardi, Head of UNESCO’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit. Participants at the Training will learn how to apply the techniques of ‘conflict sensitivity’ to develop the necessary knowledge and tools to deal with conflict in their own work.

The training uses expert instructors who cover both best practices and unresolved ongoing cases to highlight the range of challenges faced by the heritage sector. Emphasis is given to exploring how practical strategies and programmes of reconciliation can be built between countries, institutions and antagonistic communities.

Fees: 1,300 € (10% reduction for early registrations)

A discount of 25% will be applied to the charges for international European and national civil servants, as well as to members of the NGOs.

The fees cover the cost of the course as well as coffee and lunch breaks. Travel and hotel costs are not included in the fees.

Full or partial fee-waivers, as well as a limited number of scholarships, will be available on merit or needs basis.

The deadline for applications is 15 October 2018.

(Photo: Afghanistan Matters, under Wikimedia Commons - CC BY 2.0)


Location:
Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia

Affiliation:
School of Transnational Governance
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Executive Training Seminar

Organiser:
Jasper Chalcraft (EUI - Jean Monnet Fellow)
Prof. Anna Triandafyllidou

Contact:
Silvia Dell'Acqua (School of Transnational Governance) - Send a mail

Attachment:
Programme Heritage Conflict 14 16 Nov

Links:
TO APPLY: https://apply.eui.eu/osiris_application_euiprd/Welkom.do?proces=EXE-STG
 
 

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