Heritage Pathways 2021, Online Symposium, 20 November 2021 – Call for papers: deadline 29 October

Join Australia ICOMOS for Heritage Pathways 2021, a half-day symposium exploring issues that are important to early-career professionals and academics, as well as innovations in cultural heritage practice. We are seeking short papers, or ‘snapshots’, that critically respond to one or more of the following provocations:

  • Where is the cultural heritage profession currently and where are we going?
  • What impact has the COVID-19 pandemic had on the profession, including successive lockdowns in some states and territories? 
  • What new approaches and issues are important to emerging cultural heritage professionals and academics looking towards the future?
  • How is current research and policy responding to issues of social justice, sustainability and climate change, intangible values, Reconciliation and decolonising places and approaches?
  • How can we ensure that cultural heritage is relevant to all people within the community, beyond professional or academic disciplines?
  • How can established cultural heritage practitioners work with early career professionals to future-proof the cultural heritage profession?

Want to be involved?

Please submit a 100 word abstract (6-minute presentation) and 50 word bio to the Heritage Pathways Team by email by Friday 29 October 2021. We welcome submissions from postgraduate candidates in both coursework and research programs, and early career professionals and practitioners working in or alongside the cultural heritage field. In addition to the short papers/snapshot session, the symposium will also feature video submissions, with further information regarding this to be announced shortly.

Note: The symposium will be open to attendees at all stages of their careers. Watch this space for further information regarding ticketing.

For further information, please contact the Heritage Pathways Team by email or visit the symposium website.

Download the Heritage Pathway 2021_Call for Papers.