Various activities January – March 2022

10:46 by Cornelius Holtorf

Cornelius Holtorf gave an invited keynote lecture on “Digitizing archives, urban heritage, and the needs of future generations” at the conference Digitizing Jerusalem Archives: Urban Heritage in the age of Digital Culture, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel (3 January 2022)

Cornelius Holtorf taught 11 students at Linnaeus University, during two 2-hour sessions, about “Global Cultural Policy,” including the history of UNESCO World Heritage and the significance for cultural heritage of the Agenda 2030, incl. climate change, and of futures thinking. The students are reading our programme on Cultural Heritage in Present and Future Societies (10 Jan 2022).

Cornelius Holtorf taught 12 students at Linnaeus University, during two 2-hour sessions, about “UNESCO World heritage,” including a history of the World Heritage Convention and its achievements and challenges. The students are reading our programme on Cultural Heritage in Present and Future Societies (21 Jan 2022).

Cornelius Holtorf and Anders Högberg attended the digital Second Plenary of the Working Party on Information, Data and Knowledge Management of the Nuclear Energy Agency, OECD, Paris (1-3 Feb 2022).

Cornelius attended the Annual Policy Conversation “A Cultural Deal for Europe” arranged by Europa Nostra in collaboration with Culture Action Europe and the European Cultural Foundation (1 Feb 2022). It started with a video message by the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.

Cornelius Holtorf contributed with a cautionary note describing The Climate-Heritage Paradox to a call by the Climate Heritage Network to submit ideas in the context of a consultation of the UN climate change agency UNFCCC regarding the development of a new Global Goal on Adaptation, as discussed in this decision taken at COP26 (1 Feb 2022).

Cornelius Holtorf lectured on “Is the World Heritage Convention Out of Date?” for 20+ attendants at the Department of Archaeology, University of Durham, UK (9 February 2022).

Cornelius Holtorf opened a discussion on “Social relevance – threat or opportunity?” in the Salon FKH series, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Linnaeus University (15 February 2022)

Cornelius Holtorf attended Joanne Clarke’s Inaugural Lecture as Professor entitled “Archaeology, Heritage And Climate Change: How Recent Research Is Influencing International Policy Agendas” and held at the University of Est Anglia, UK (22 February 2022)

Cornelius Holtorf contributed with a presentation on “The War in Ukraine and Heritage Futures” to a panel debate, attended by almost 70 global participants, on Cultural Heritage in War: Making Ukraine’s Past and Future organised by the Cultural Heritage Studies Programme at Central European University (3 March 2022).

Cornelius Holtorf has been appointed to the Scientific Council of the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum.
Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Archäologie (for the period 2022-2026). The RGZM was founded in 1852 and is an international research institute for Archaeology, based in Mainz, Germany.

Cornelius Holtorf presented a talk on “What is heritage futures and why does it matter?” at a research seminar on Critical Heritage and Place Consumption at the University of Lincoln, UK (9 March 2022).

Cornelius Holtorf lectured on Heritage Futures for 25 students in Design, reading a course on Design Processes and Methods focussing on Time at Linnaeus University (10 March 2022).

Cornelius Holtorf participated in the World Heritage Council meeting for the World Heritage site “Agricultural Landscape Southern Öland”, representing Linnaeus University (11 March 2022).

Emily Hanscam gave a talk on “Constrained by the Classics: Legacies of Rome in the United States” to researchers at the Department of Cultural Sciences, Linnaeus University, Kalmar (22 March 2022).

Cornelius Holtorf attended a seminar by Riina Alatalu, ICOMOS Vice-President for Europe, organised as part of the Annual Meeting of ICOMOS Sweden. Alatulu holds a new UNESCO Chair on Cultural Heritage at the Estonian Academic of Arts. She reported among others that ICOMOS Belarus has been dissolved by the government of Belarus and about the internal discussions within ICOMOS International on a statement concerning the war in Ukraine. I reminded the cirka 20 participants of the fact that The World Heritage Site “Struve Geodetic Arc” actually runs through Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine and Russia (and some other contries) and asked how this site, once the war has ceased, could contribute to peace through ICOMOS (28 March 2022).

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