Call for Participants – Heritage in the Shadow of Conflict – ICOMOS Summer School 2022
“Heritage in the Shadow of Conflict” – ICOMOS Online Summer School 2022
24th June afternoon, 25th June morning (open-end working sessions), 1st July afternoon
Deadline for Application: 19th June 2022
Armed conflicts pose a direct threat to cultural heritage. Even if they do not necessarily take place close to us, armed conflicts are almost always a reality somewhere. Europe was devastated by the world wars and had to be rebuilt, cultural heritage sites were targeted in the Middle East, a war has been raging in Yemen for years, and the war against Ukraine shows us once again the urgency of having to protect cultural property in the case of conflicts. They pose a particular challenge for the protection of monuments, as action must be taken quickly and under extreme conditions, and monuments cannot be recovered and safely stored. Furthermore,
there is insufficient experience with monument protection in conflict areas and the development of the respective situation is hardly predictable.
As many future heritage professionals are concerned by these challenges, ICOMOS Denmark, ICOMOS Germany and members of the ICOMOS Emerging Professionals Working Group invite you to this International Summer School on “Heritage in the Shadow of Conflict”. In three halfday sessions, there will be inputs from experts, discussion rounds and group working sessions in which you develop an outcome on a selected topic in the context of a conflict and present it together at the end.