The Interpret Europe Conference is currently seeking paper abstracts for an “engaging with diversity” and cultural heritage theme.
1 March 2019 abstract submission deadline
31 May – 3 June 2019 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
At the IE conference, ‘Engaging with diversity’, we will explore the significance of EU’s ambitious motto ‘United in diversity’ in all its diverse meanings and implications. Cultural diversity can be a great asset that broadens horizons, facilitates creativity and thinking outside the box. But history is full of examples of diversity being framed in ways that reinforced stereotypes and fuelled hate. Almost everywhere, a particular building or a species of animal can invoke very different feelings in different people because they may associate different meanings with them. This poses challenges to heritage interpreters and puts a high responsibility on their shoulders.From the conference web site
More info is at the conference web site: http://interpreteuropeconference.net/call-for-papers/