Interpret Europe Conference 2018: Heritage and Identity 23-26 March 2018 in Kőszeg, Hungary
Conference website: www.interpreteuropeconference.net #iecon18
Our Interpret Europe Conference 2018 will take place from 23 to 26 March in Kőszeg (Hungary). It will be organised by the Hungarian Association of Cultural Heritage Managers (KÖME) and opened by the EU Commissioner for Education and Culture, Tibor Navracsics.
Our aim is to link this conference to the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage and we chose 'Heritage and Identity' as our theme. The question of identity is key when it comes to one's feelings towards Europe in all its diversity and one's relationship with single nation states, regions and local communities.
One European region where identities most intermingle is the Austro-Hungarian border area. We will therefore run the conference as a border-crossing event, starting our pre-conference tour at Vienna from where we will travel into Hungary and ending our post-conference tour in Budapest.
Kőszeg itself was a free royal town in medieval times and its castle became famous for its insolent resistance in slowing down a huge Ottoman campaign against Vienna. This castle, with its large Knight's Hall, will be our central venue. Besides this, we will seek to bring alive the surrounding historic centre where there is almost no traffic and all sites are in comfortable walking distance.
Study visits around Kőszeg will lead to places where we will taste local varieties of vine and the famous Hungarian cuisine, and they will also include sites within the border-crossing Fertő / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Destinations will be as different as Esterháza, the 'Hungarian Versailles', which belonged to one of the most famous landowner families of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, or the Pan-European Picnic Park where the Iron Curtain was first lifted in 1989.
The European Green Belt along the former borderline between East and West is famous for its stunning natural heritage, especially the Fertő-Hanság and Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Parks which are important resting places for migratory birds. We like to include a range of partners from the natural heritage field and also review how nature influences identity.
Make sure you save 23-26 March 2018 for our next conference. You can find the Call for Papers here.
Call for papers
We invite proposals for presentations, workshops and other interactive sessions. Presentations can be 25 or 55 minutes long and we generally recommend to keep them as short and inspiring as possible. Workshops and other interactive sessions can be 55 or 125 minutes long and shall always be characterised by active involvement of participants.
15 September 2017: Call for Papers
15 December 2017: Deadline for submission of paper abstracts
15 February 2018: Deadline for the delivery of full papers
The delivery of full papers is not mandatory to give a presentation or to run a workshop. Full papers that have been sent in time will be included in our conference proceedings which will be published online by 22 March 2018. If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact our Conference Manager, Arpad Boczen firstname.lastname@example.org
Early bird registration closes on 15 February and standard registration will be open until 15 March 2018.