CALL FOR PAPERS – CULTURE: Conserving it Together Conference (Suva, Fiji, 1-5 October 2018)

The 2018 CULTURE Conference Content Committee now seeks submissions of abstracts for papers to a joint planned conference to share knowledge, celebrate the rich culture of the Pacific and discuss common issues on heritage conservation across the region.

Two of the sub-themes are particularly relevant to sustainability: Theme 1 Heritage at Risk – Climate Change and Disasters” and Theme 4 “Heritage as a Pillar of Sustainable Development”.


Beach Street, Levuka. © Merbabu/wikimedia commons

The conference will take place over three days (3-5 October) in Suva, Fiji with a pre-conference ‘Pasifika Charter’ workshop in Levuka World Heritage Port Town, which will form one of the forum discussions during the conference. Specific sessions on Underwater Cultural Heritage and Culture – Nature Journey will be held during the conference. There will also be post-conference tours to various sites in Fiji. Delegates will have the opportunity to present papers on common heritage conservation issues under the main theme of CULTURE and four sub- themes:

  1. Heritage at Risk – Climate Change and Disasters;

  2. Cultural Landscape Practice and Management;

  3. Diverse Communities – Intangible Heritage; and

  4. Heritage as a Pillar of Sustainable Development.

The abstracts should indicate

  • the full title of the paper

  • the chosen sub-theme or specific session

  • three to five keywords that reflect the general theme of the paper

  • the author’s name(s), institutional affiliation and contact details (postal address, phone, fax, email).

The deadline for abstracts is 3 April 2018. For all further details, please refer to the Call for Papers and the Application Form.

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