Final Symposium on Heritage and Threat, exhibition and launch of the magazine Conflict and Culture

Heritage and Threat (HeAT) invites all to their final symposium, followed by the opening of the exhibition Conflict and Culture and launch of the magazineHeritage and Threat Conflict and Culture.

The event is takes place within the framework of the Heritage and Threat (HeAT) Project, under the aegis of the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage (JPI CH+), an EU funded program dedicated to promoting the safeguarding of cultural heritage in its broader meaning including tangible, intangible and digital assets. The event is made possible through the generous support of the S.C. Van Fonden, the Kong Christian den Tiendes Fond, and the Department of Cross-cultural and Regional Studies (ToRS) at the University of Copenhagen.

The HeAT Project’s goal was to better understand threats to heritage to help policy makers develop effective strategies to safeguard cultural heritage. The research was based on case studies from the Middle East, southeast Europe and Poland.

Program Final Symposium


Welcome and Reflections on Heritage and Threat Project (HeAT)

by Ingolf Thuesen, ToRS/University of Copenhagen


Destruction by Development – Dam building in Turkey

Nicolo Marchetti & Federico Zaina, University of Bologna


A contested street corner

Tea Sindbæk Andersen, ToRS/ University of Copenhagen


Axiological memory - the people’s palace in Bucharest

Nicolae Rambu & Eugenia Zaițev, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi


WWI cemeteries and memorials in Poland

Małgorzata Karczewska, Center for Research in Central and Eastern Europe/Białystok


Community based heritage management

Huang Wei, director of Dongjiao Center (NGO), Academy of Art and Design, Tsinghua University, China

14:45 -15:30

Final discussion open panel

Chaired by Frederik Rosén, Nordic Center for Cultural Heritage and Armed Conflict, CHAC

Opening of Exhibition Conflict & Culture and launch of the magazine Conflict & Culture

16:00: Opening speech by Hans Kristian Mikkelsen, Director of the Humanities Faculty Library, University of Copenhagen, followed by the presentation of the magazine Conflict & Culture by Federico Zaina, Università degli Studi di Bologna.

HeAT Logo

Cultural heritage logo

Kong Christian den tiendes fond

S.C. Van Fonden