An international symposium on heritage, tourism, planning and design practices
11th and 12th October 2007, Central Museum, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Dear Madam or Sir,
Wageningen University, the Dutch Limes Organisation, the University of Leuven, in co-operation with GAIA-heritage, are proud to announce ‘Visiting the Past, Meeting the Limes’, an international symposium dedicated to heritage, tourism, planning and design practices to which we would like to invite you to take part.
The Symposium aims to explore the multiple meanings and uses of heritage as well as its complex relationships with the tourism sector and with planning and design practices. It will gather international experts and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines to deliver lectures and to participate in debates. As the title suggests, special attention will be paid to the archaeological remains of the Limes, the frontiers of the Roman Empire which run from Western Europe, through the Middle East and all the way to North Africa.
The first day of the Symposium will be devoted to the speakers’ presentations and organised in three plenary sessions, providing an insight into the different apprehensions and uses of heritage from an archaeological, tourism, and planning and design perspectives. The second day will consist of three workshops related to the conservation, (re)presentation and ‘touristification’ of cultural heritage. Each workshop will focus on a different country along the Limes and discuss how planning and design can respond to the local context. A final plenary session will then mark the closure of the event and will provide the opportunity to develop an interdisciplinary research agenda and create a professional network to promote research, knowledge, and information sharing.
The organisers are delighted to count amongst speakers Dr. Andreas Thiel, Prof. Gregory Ashworth, Dr. Sonja Jilek, Prof. Mike Robinson, Prof. Willem J.H. Willems, Prof. Daniele Pini and others.
Call for statements
The Symposium aims to be interactive by promoting participants’ ideas and thoughts on the themes of heritage conservation, tourism, planning and design. We therefore strongly encourage all participants to send us a statement of 750 words maximum prior to the Symposium. These statements should be indications or suggestions. It goes without saying that a statement may contain other issues than those on our website http://www.thepast.nl/DOCS/20070712_statement%20format_0712.pdf The statements must be sent to the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org before September 22nd, 2007.
For the Registration Form, visit www.thepast.nl/s2007REGISTRATION.htm); once filled out to be sent to email@example.com, hereby referring to Marlies Van Hal (Wageningen University). Registration fee, Eur. 190,- (including participation in sessions, colloquium documentation, lunches, dinner). For students, Eur. 50,- (including participation in sessions, colloquium documentation, lunches, dinner). Registration deadline is September 1st, 2007.
In case you need any other information, please do not hesitate to contact us or to visit the Symposium’s website www.thepast.nl
On behalf of the organisers, I look forward to hearing from you and to welcoming you in Utrecht in October.
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