The Institute for Heritage Studies/ UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies within the research framework of the “International Graduate School: Heritage Studies (IGS)” at Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg and in cooperation with the “fahari yetu” project under the University of Iringa/ Tanzania is offering a joint Summer School on the topic “African Heritage and the Pillars of Sustainability” in July 2016.
The book Going Beyond – Perceptions of Sustainability in Heritage Studies No. 2 will be the 5th volume in the Heritage Studies Series, edited by Institute Director / UNESCO Chair Marie-Theres Albert, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture Prof. Francesco Bandarin, and Prof. Ana Pereira Roders, University of Eindhoven.
The International Academy was the fourth of five consecutive interdisciplinary Summer Academies (ISAC) at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg. It took place from 30.11.2015 until 12.12.2015 within the framework of the Heritage Studies PhD programme at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg.
Research project: “Welt-Erbe-Bildung” [World-Heritage-Education] – Curriculum Development for Secondary Schools
In our contemporary globalised and interconnected world, socio-economic, ecological and cultural developments of societies are taking place on a global scale. This has various consequences for education. The aim is to take up and convey the central problems of the present, to mediate and to participate in surmounting them. This also applies to World Heritage and intangible heritage. Discussions of heritage reveal the diversity of our world and at the same time demand a sustainable approach to the heritage of humanity.
The Pillars of Sustainability for the Implementation of the UNESCO Conventions and Programmes
The Chair Intercultural Studies / UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies, together with the German Commission for UNESCO and the Gerda Henkel Stiftung and financial support from the Deutschen Bundesstiftung Umwelt, carried out a symposium in Bonn from 29 June to 5 July 2015 on the topic “The Pillars of Sustainability for the Implementation of the UNESCO Conventions and Programmes”.
The Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (KMK) in cooperation with the Kulturstiftung der Länder, the German Commission for UNESCO, the UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies of BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg and the Association of German Cities held a two day symposium on the 5th and 6th of July in Markkleeberg (near Leipzig) on the sustainable implementation of the World Heritage Convention and the Global Strategy in Germany.
Workshop series of the Institut “Heritage Studies”:
World Heritage and cultural diversity in theory and pedagogical practice
The Institut “Heritage Studies” of the INA at the Free University of Berlin offered, in cooperation with the Robert-Jungk-Oberschule, a free month-long lecture and workshop series with the subject “World Heritage and cultural diversity in theory and pedagogical practice”. Interested teachers, student teachers, high school students as well as others interested in World Heritage were warmly invited to take part in the event and discover more about the subject of World Heritage.
The Chair Intercultural Studies / UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies and the Chair of Architectural Conservation of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun (Poland) have conducted the international research project “Exploration, Evaluation and Preservation of the Church of Peace in Jawor as a World Heritage Site” with the aim to explore architectural and building history, to assess the different “values of remembrance”, and to compile a management plan concerning the sustainable use and protection of the Church of Peace in Jawor.
The research project “Cultural Capital Counts” (CCC) was initiated in the summer of 2011; it purposefully linked the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg with nine European regions in six different countries.