Conference "Cultural Landscapes: new horizons and challenges for research, conservation, and valorisation"
Date: 26th-28th May 2022
Location: Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
The conference stems from the need for a renewed discussion between historical and archaeological research and Cultural Heritage management around “cultural landscapes”.
If research on this topic has a well-established tradition, especially in archaeology, discussion in the field of cultural heritage has only recently started, with only but few examples of safeguard and valorisation plans implemented for cultural landscapes.
The need to implement long-term and effective safeguard and valorisation plans is increasingly urgent: climate change and uncontrolled urban and agricultural developments are only few of the threats that cultural landscapes are more and more frequently facing, resulting in major historical information losses as well as dramatic social and economic damages.
In the belief that historical disciplines could offer an important contribution to the management of cultural landscapes, the conference aims to bridge the gap between the two field. International recognised archaeologists and historians and representatives of international institutions and experts from the cultural heritage management will share their experiences and open a discussion on possible approaches to the research, safeguard, and valorisation of cultural landscapes.