Extended deadline: VI CHAM International Conference: Heritage for a Common Future / Futures for a Common Heritage

Call for Papers
July 12, 2023 to July 15, 2023
Subject Fields: 
Architecture and Architectural History, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Historic Preservation, Humanities

The Centre for the Humanities (CHAM) of NOVA University Lisbon and the University of the Azores invite the academic community to join the VI CHAM International Conference: Heritage for a Common Future / Futures for a Common Heritage. The conference will be conducted in English. It will take place at Colégio Almada Negreiros, NOVA University Lisbon, from 12 to 15 July 2023. The Call for Panels was extended until January 22nd. 

The Covid-19 pandemic and the political and social events that marked the past few years have opened space for new epistemological debates and for questioning established heritage strategies and policies, which aim to achieve a global common heritage imaginary aligned with the sustainable development goals of the UN 2030 agenda.

The VI CHAM International Conference considers that the time has come for us to reflect together to contribute to the emergence of proposals that prepare us for alternative scenarios, and the creation of new visions and futures for a common heritage.

We welcome contributions for panels, papers and posters on ongoing academic research, fieldwork, and community-based projects, related, but not limited, to the following themes:


- Patrimonialization/Heritagization; Challenges, Discourses and Heritage Policies
- Heritage practices; Heritage management; Conservation, restoration and sustainability
- Destroyed heritage and vulnerable heritage; Heritage actors and stakeholders
- Mediation and management of public; Heritage communication
- Accessibility (marginalized publics, subordination of heritage; heritage in the diaspora)
- Heritage and identities; Re-signification, revisionism and postcolonial discourses; Banalization of heritage
- Epistemological and research challenges in heritage; Networks of heritage researchers and research; citizen science
- Heritage training/skills profile; interdisciplinarities and challenges to academic and vocational education
- New heritage and new forms of curatorship
- Cultural tourism and heritage
- National and international strategic challenges to the UN SDG; Digital transition; Citizen participation
- Debates in heritage-related research: Concepts in transformation (museums, archives, libraries); Climate and environmental challenges


Panel proposals can be submitted on the conference website until 22 January 2023

Call for Paper proposals will be open from 6 March to 7 April 2023.

If you have any questions: chamconference@fcsh.unl.pt


The Organizing Committee,

Carla Alferes Pinto (CHAM – NOVA FCSH)

Mariana Amabile Boscariol (CHAM – NOVA FCSH)

Paula Ochôa (CHAM – NOVA FCSH)

Isabel Soares de Albergaria (CHAM – UAc)

Isabel Araújo Branco (CHAM – NOVA FCSH)

Inês Torres (CHAM – NOVA FCSH)

Fabio Tononi (CHAM – NOVA FCSH)