50 Years World Heritage Convention: Shared Responsibility – Conflict & Reconciliation

The project “50 Years World Heritage Convention: Shared Responsibility – Conflict & Reconciliation” celebrates the 50th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention by publishing a book and organizing its presentation at an international event. The book reflects upon past and future of World Heritage while taking into account the values of “responsibility”, “reconciliation” and “sustainability”. With 61 authors from 28 countries it represents furthermore the global nature of the Convention. Its presentation is organized as hybrid event on 04 November 2022. more …

Young Climate Action for World Heritage

“Young Climate Action for World Heritage” combines the topics of UNESCO World Heritage and climate change in an innovative way in an educational project. At six UNESCO World Heritage sites, students in international teams deal with climate change. By using creative and action-oriented methods they explore the question: How can we take responsibility for the sustainable preservation of World Heritage sites and for combatting climate change locally? more …

Our World Heritage – Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohori

In order to sustainably preserve the Ore Mountains / Krušnohoří mining region as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for all of humanity and future generations, its importance must be conveyed to young people in particular. Together with the traditional associations and teachers from the mining region, the IHS has developed formats and methods with which young people are taught the international significance of their heritage and they are motivated and qualified to take responsibility for it. more …

African Heritage and the Pillars of Sustainability

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. more …

Symposium: The Pillars of Sustainability of the UNESCO Conventions and Programmes

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”.

Symposium: “Steps in the Implementation of the Global Strategy in Germany”

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 more …

World Heritage and cultural diversity in theory and pedagogical practice

                        Workshop series of the ‘Institute Heritage Studies‘: World Heritage and cultural diversity in theory and pedagogical practice The ‘Institute 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 more …

Exploration, Evaluation and Preservation of the Church of Peace in Jawor as a World Heritage Site (2011-2014)

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 more …