24 June 2022 - 24 June 2022
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Even as culturally significant sites and artefacts are becoming more valuable in our globally connected world, they are at risk from destructive forces. The Cultural Heritage Management Symposium brings together the activities of stakeholders committed to preserving our cultural heritage.
This one-day in-person symposium will bring heritage leaders, archaeologists, anthropologists, development specialists, and others involved in the investigation, administration, protection, management, and interpretation of sites and items representing histories, traditions, and cultural identities. By mixing the views of scholars and practitioners, the symposium delivers a much-needed diversity of voices and viewpoints from people well-versed in topics that directly affect the future of the past.
We are excited to be able to host this event at University College, Durham University. Due to security reasons and travel restrictions, some of our speakers will join us via Zoom.
The event will include panel discussions with inspirational speakers as well as an opportunity to ask the panel questions. Participants will have the opportunity to network with peers who share similar interests.
In this event we will:
Please note: the agenda is subject to change. Speakers attending in person are highlighted in bold
Open venue to participants
10.00 - 10.30
Registration and Zoom chat
Cultural Heritage event - Introducing
Kieran Fernandes (10 mins), Executive Dean
Janet Stewart (10 mins), Executive Dean, Arts and Humanities, Durham University
Mariann Hardey (2 mins intro online speakers for the morning), Associate Professor, Durham University
James Bridge, Chief Executive and Secretary-General, UK National Commission for UNESCO
Jane Gibson, Durham Castle and Cathedral World Heritage Site
Marian Ursu, Professor in Interactive Media, University of York.
Olivier Henry-Biabaud, President of TTRA Europe, Founder of TCI Research.
Jaewon Peter Chun, President at World Smart Cities Forum (tbc)
11.40 – 12.00
Questions to speakers
Professor Kieran Fernandes, Interim Executive Dean, Durham University Business School
Introducing the afternoon
Zhibin Lin, Associate Professor, Durham University
Richard Spencer, Trustee of the Vindolanda Trust and MD of Paul Mackings Consulting Ltd.
Dr Antonio Hyder, EU Distinguished Researcher at Miguel Hernandez University, Spain & H/F Research, Palo Alto, CA.
Professor Salvador Naya Fernández, Vice Chancellor for Scientific Policy, Research and Transfer, University of A Coruña, Spain
Mr. Andryi Sadovyi – Mayor of Lviv, Ukraine, (tbc)
Dr. Ploysri Porananond, Associate Professor in Cultural Tourism Studies, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Jolin Zhong, Entrepreneur, Founder at Catcher Consulting Studio, MBA HEC Paris, France.
Emilio Corchado, CEO & Founder of Startup OLE, Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at University of Salamanca
Panel with Ukraine and international guests – cultural heritage tourism and emergency response
Introduction by Robin Coningham (UNESCO Professor) and to pose the first question (10 mins)
Chair questions and close
Regardless of your professional background, this event is intended to encourage new dialogue and facilitate mutual support amid uncertain times.
Tickets are free. Please register for a place and state any accessibility needs. Please note due to its historic nature this venue has lots of stairs and narrow spaces.