2017-11-15 (Wed) 13:00-16:00 International Conference "HISTORICAL HERITAGE AND SECURITY"

This is to inform you about an international conference to be held on the following date on the subject of historical heritage and security, involving 10 speakers from the University of the Free State (South Africa), Mzuzu University (Malawi), and Osaka University.



Date/Time: Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 13:00-16:00

Venue: Osaka University Library Hall (6F, Main Library), Toyonaka Campus

Details: See attached

Language: English

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About the conference:

The designation of historical heritage sites is typically seen as a positive method of preserving histories and cultures such that they may be appreciated and passed on to future generations. But the place in society of such historical heritage sites is not necessarily so straightforward or benign. Histories and cultures may be contested, and a site may serve to exacerbate tensions stemming from this contestation. In cases where there is armed conflict, the sites may even be targeted for destruction. This conference features a diverse group of speakers, who will offer their perspectives on these issues, with a particular focus on heritage sites in Africa, but also on the issue of historical heritage and security at a global level.


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