International Scientific Conference
Of the “Cultural Resources, Valorization of Heritage and Local Development” project (DN20/12, IEFSEM – BAS)
In partnership with New Bulgarian University and Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe under the auspices of UNESCO
25–26.02.2021, NBU, Sofia
The idea for the scientific conference is a result of the research of a team from the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with the Ethnographic Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, New Bulgarian University, Rousse Regional Museum of History, Sliven Regional Museum of History, which implements the project “Cultural Resources, Valorisation of Heritage and Local Development”, funded by the Scientific Research Fund (DN20/12, 20.12.2017).
Cultural resources and their use for local development attract the attention of scientists from different fields of knowledge – anthropologists, sociologists, geographers, economists, cultural managers, etc. An object of lasting research interest in the human social sciences, cultural resources and their rethinking as legacies reveal deep connections between social actors, institutions, places of habitation and historical connections.
Cultural heritage occupies an important place in international development policies and programs. The 2030 Agenda, adopted by the UN General Assembly, focuses for the first time on culture in a new role – a powerful factor for sustainable and inclusive development.
Therefore, the conference draws attention to several important aspects in the study, research and interpretation of the relations between local communities, cultural heritage and museums as intermediaries in social communication and development.
Local cultural resources: rethinking of values and transformations in cultural heritage
The living heritage in museum practices and policies: knowledge, emotion, empathy and sharing:
Local heritage – images, values, products, messages:
The organizers foresee a conference in attendance, conducted in accordance with the anti-epidemic measures, but do not exclude online participation or an entire transition to an online conference.
Duration of the presentation – 20 min. or 6 slides
The publishing of the materials from the conference is foreseen in a peer-reviewed bilingual online edition in Bulgarian and in English. Each author is to send his text in the language by preference.
The deadline for sending the texts for the publication is 24.02.2021, not more than 27 000 characters with the intervals (15 p.), including the notes and the literature, not more than 6 images (300 DPI) with written permission for their publishing. Each text is to be send with a summary not larger than 600 characters with the intervals, and keywords – between 3 and 6. The presentation of the author is with not more than 450 characters with the intervals – outside the main text. The requirements for the bibliography and citation are described in the Addendum of the invitation.
In case you are hindered to participate in person, you can apply and send a text for publishing in accordance with the requirements.
The organizers will not cover daily and travel allowances and transportation costs.
Assoc. Prof. Valentina Ganeva-Raycheva, PhD, project manager, IEFSEM – BAS
Irena Todorova, PhD, Executive director of the Regional Centre Sofia – UNESCO
Assoc. Prof. Irena Bokova, PhD, Head of “Anthropology” Department, NBU
Prof. Nikolay Nenov, PhD, Director of RRMH
Assoc. Prof. Kristiyan Postadzhiyan, PhD, Dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies, NBU
Iskren Velikov, PhD, RRMH (secretary)