2015DIS - Call for teachers

Cultural heritage, material and immaterial alike, is an important aspect of a sustainable future. Experts in cultural heritage management, in particular with regard to sustainability issues, as well as scholars taking a reflexive position towards cultural heritage, e.g. its role in affirming authenticity and in creating, shaping and reinforcing identities or in the visual aspects of heritage creation are invited to apply as teachers for the 2015 DIAnet International school. Cultural heritage sites are often closely connected with natural heritage areas, and are by and large sensitive environments often under considerable environmental stress. Goals in nature conservation and those of the preservation of cultural heritage are not easily reconciled. Conflicts over cultural heritage in contested political spaces, where claims to legitimacy are connected to it might pose a threat to sustainable development. The material and energy expended to preserve cultural heritage can become a sustainability problem. Many of these links have not been explored yet. We welcome teachers from all fields of humanities and social sciences who can offer perspectives on the role of cultural heritage (both material and immaterial) for sustainable development in fields such as, but not limited to tourism, regional development via smart specialization, critical cultural studies, visual studies, preservation and management