Seminar: Prof. Dr. Christoph Brumann 2. December 2021 – Shaping Asia-Heritage lecture series

Shaping Asia: Heritage 2021/2022 lecture series. 

The next lecture given by Prof. Dr. Christoph Brumann (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle) is titled: The Best we Share: Nation, Culture and World-Making in the UNESCO World Heritage Arena. The talkwill take place on 02nd December 2021 between 10:15 and 11:45 am.

We very much hope you can join us. Please make sure that you register here:

After registration you will receive an individual link.

For all the dates, speakers and registration links please check our website:

Education: SIEF Summer School 2022 Urban Heritage on the Right Bank. Heritage in Warsaw as Seen from the Praga District

SIEF Summer School 2022 which will take place in Warsaw.

‘Urban Heritage on the Right Bank. Heritage in Warsaw as Seen from the Praga District’
26 June – 3 July, Warsaw

Convenor: Ewa Klekot, University SWPS & School of Form, Warsaw

The SIEF Summer School 2022 will focus on expressions of urban heritage in Warsaw, Poland, hosted by the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Warsaw.Please find more info here:

Workshop: Le graffiti , un nouvel objet patrimonial ? (2) – Approches historiques, 6 décembre, UPEC

Lundi 6 décembre
Université Paris-Est CréteilCampus Centre
Maison des Sciences de l’Environnement (MSE)9h45-17h

Le graffiti : un nouvel objet patrimonial ? (2) – Approches historiques

L’accès est libre, sur inscription préalable à cette adresse :


Cette manifestation prolonge une première journée d’étude, en décembre 2020, sur la patrimonialisation des graffitis. Comment des graffitis, voués à la disparition ou à l’effacement, peuvent-ils être érigés en objets dignes de protection et de valorisation? Quels regards et quels publics les constituent en objets patrimoniaux ? Quel rôle jouent les chercheurs dans ce processus où les affects s’entremêlent avec le savoir ? Quelles techniques d’enregistrement et de conservation sont mises en œuvre ? Au-delà de la technique, comment “faire parler” les graffitis comme des faits sociaux dignes d’histoire ? 


  • 9h45 : Accueil
  • 10h : Introduction : Emmanuel Fureix (Université Paris-Est Créteil, CRHEC) 
  • 10h30 : Ouverture : Laure Mendousse (Institut national du Patrimoine, en visioconférence) : Généalogie de la patrimonialisation des graffitis : Brassaï, un regard photographique  
  • 10h50 : discussion  
  • 11h05 : pause café
  • Session 1 : Graffitis politiques : enregistrer et « faire parler » des traces 
  • 11h20 : Michelle Zancarini-Fournel (Université Lyon 1, LARHRA) : Quelles traces des graffitis de Mai-Juin 68 ( sur les murs des locaux universitaires  à Lyon) ? 
  • 11h40 : Mathilde Larrère (Université Gustave Eiffel, ACP) : L’historienne et les graffitis dans les luttes du présent 
  • 12h : Discussion  
  • 12h20 : pause déjeuner
  • Session 2 : Graffitis de prisonniers : sauvetage et patrimonialisation 
  • 14h : Philippe Hameau (Université Côte d’Azur, Nice, LAPCOS) : Le patrimoine graphique carcéral : les graffitis de la prison de Brignoles. 
  • 14h20 : Thomas Fontaine (Musée de la Résistance nationale, Champigny) : Graffitis de résistants prisonniers (Romainville) (en visioconférence) 
  • 14h40 : Discussion 
  • 15h : pause café  
  • Session 3 : Table ronde : valoriser les graffitis 
  • 15h15-16h15 : Comment valoriser les graffitis ? Avec Laure Pressac (Secrets d’art), Christian Colas (Groupe de recherche en graffitologie ancienne, GRGA), Sophie Aspord-Mercier (Agence archéologie et patrimoine). Table ronde animée par Emmanuel Fureix 
  • 16h15 : Discussion générale 
  • 16h45 : cocktail

Seminar: Salon for Heritage, Tourism, Community: A Conversation with Owe Ronström

The Fellows of the American Folklore Society is presenting an online salon on Friday, December 3rd at 12:00 PM – 1:30 EST for anyone interested in joining in dialogue following up on Heritage, Tourism, Community: A Conversation with Owe Ronström, the AFS Fellows Utley Panel at the 2021 AFS annual meeting,

Ronström underlined the importance of involving ethnologists/folklorists in efforts to develop heritage tourism as a tool for contributing to the  cultural and ecological sustainability of host communities.  He discussed the innovative approaches to tourism on the island of Gotland, Sweden that he has been instrumental in developing.  Recognizing that heritage tourism is inevitable in many communities and the damage it so often inflicts on local culture, he underscored the necessity to transform current tourism practices.  During the panel at the AFS meeting, many attending wanted to explore further ways in which a “tourist” can be transformed into a “visitor” and approaches that enable the host communities to be served on their own terms,  preventing them from being erased from their own lifeworlds.  The salon will extend this conversation through small group discussions.

Preregistration is required at

If you registered for the AFS annual meeting but missed the original presentation, or would like to refresh your memory, you can access the panel with Owe Ronström through the 2021 Annual Meeting hub l:  It’s still possible to register for the 2021 Annual Meeting and get access to ALL of this year’s recorded presentations. Alternatively, those who register for the Salon will be granted access to the Utley Panel recording the week before the salon date.

If you have any questions, please direct them to Amy Shuman ( 

CFP: Heritage in tension: the landscapes of industry, 14-16 oct 2022, Troyes

Call for Papers – Heritage in tension: the landscapes of industry

Troyes, Museum of Modern Art, France

October 14-16, 2022

English | Español | Française

Over the years, industrial heritage has become institutionalized on international (UNESCO, ICOMOS, Council of Europe), national (in France, the Ministry of Culture) and even local (some featured sites) scales. This movement has produced contradictory paths in the processes of patrimonialization with, on the one hand, the permanence of the primacy of aesthetic judgment which consecrates above all architectural qualities and, on the other, such broad definitions of industrial heritage that it is difficult to identify in them the specific elements of industry. In France, as in many other countries, the craze for industrial heritage gave birth to an abundance of quality monographic studies but in which the landscape was sometimes summoned as a gateway into the analysis of a site, sometimes presented as a given fact, when it was simply not ignored. This place of the industrial landscape in the studies is explained by the implicit objectives of this research, specifically that the industrial heritage is worth first of all by its power of renovation / reuse or by that of support for tourist developments.

While the TICCIH Nizhny Tagil Charter in 2003 did include places of life, worship and education in its definition of industrial heritage – a definition taken up in the ICOMOS Dublin Principles in 2011–the factory space has focused attention on the articulation between movable and immovable heritage, on one side, and reflection on the legibility of industrial heritage, on the other side. The factory city system, more than any other example, confirms how inseparable working conditions, housing, places of life and the place of industrial production itself are inseparable. The concept of “evolving cultural landscape” has certainly made it possible to grasp this globality but by doing so under perceptions and not heritage studies.

By proposing to consider the landscape of industry as an object of study and not as an acquired fact, this symposium also intends to go beyond the thematic approach which has also produced remarkable results but also contributed to reinforcing the impression of fragmentation and heterogeneity of the industrial heritage.

Finally, it is therefore a question of reconnecting with the will of the academics who were in France at the origin of CILAC, namely to think of a broad and reflexive reflection that makes it possible to envisage multidisciplinary, systemic and synthetic approaches to heritage from the landscapes that industries have built. If geographers have paid attention to them, if sociologists have found ground there, historians still have their say. Together, let’s develop a “grammar” of the industrial landscape in its heritage dimension.

If industry, in its social, technical and spatial components, is the creator of landscapes, these must be considered as authentic archaeological documents of the social relations inscribed in the territory. As part of this conference, we propose to identify, define and measure their heritage value, highlighting the gaps that exist between them and known heritage investments. The heritage potential of an industrial landscape is also based on its consideration by society, with regard to the appropriation that society makes of it and the environmental constraints in itself. Contributions are also expected in this perspective.

Proposals for papers must be sent before 20 December 2021 to and

They will include a title, a short summary (1,500 characters at most) and a CV of up to one page.

A response will be provided by the Scientific Committee by 15 January 2022 at the latest. It will specify the reception conditions as well as the standards of the upcoming publication.

The papers, in French or English, will last 20 minutes.

The Scientific Committee of the Colloquium

Gracia Dorel-Ferré, President of APIC

Yves Bouvier, Pr, University of Rouen

Simon Edelblutte, Pr, University of Lorraine

Pablo López Calle, Pr, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Denis Varaschin, Pr, Savoie Mont Blanc University

Seminar: Shaping Asia: Heritage lecture series 2021/2022 – first lecture by Felix Girke on 25th November

We cordially invite everybody who is interested to Shaping Asia: Heritage 2021/2022 lecture series.

For the dates and speakers please check our website:

The first lecture given by Dr. Felix Girke (Universität Konstanz) titled “The Secretariat of Yangon (Myanmar): An Overdetermined Mournument and the Difficulties of National Heritage”, will take place on 25th November 2021 between 10:15 and 11:45 am (CET) (please see attached poster with abstract and short bio).

We very much hope you can join us. Please make sure that you register for the lecture here:

(Please note each lecture has a different registration link!)Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka and Éva Rozália Hölzle

Dr. Éva-Rozália Hölzle
Social Anthropology
Bielefeld University
P.O. Box 100131
33501 Bielefeld/ Germany

Ressources: Palimpsest of the Africa Museum – film available on RAI Player

Dear colleagues, 
I am happy to share the news that the documentary film Palimpsest of the Africa Museum is now part of the RAI Film Catalogue and available for home viewing as well as for teaching. 
Director Matthias De Groof, in collaboration with journalist Mona Mpembele explores the process of renovation of the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Brussels. It is not only the building and the museum cabinets that are in need of renewal: the spirit of the museum has to be updated for our times. The process of decolonization leads to fierce discussions between museum staff and the group of Afro-descendent scholars and experts employed to advise on the process.
Howe viewing / VoD:
Teaching copies: with Matthias De Groof and Paul Basu: up to RAI Film newsletter:
Caterina Sartori
Film Officer / Film Festival DirectorThe Royal Anthropological Institute

Workshop: Chaire UNESCO, Tourisme et sites du patrimoine mondial en Afrique. Défis et perspectives

Journée  de la Chaire UNESCO Culture, Tourisme, Développement


30 novembre 2021

Le programme détaillé est en ligne sur :

La journée aura lieu sur ZOOM. Les inscriptions se font par mail  à

Le lien ZOOM sera envoyé aux personnes enregistrées pour le 26 Novembre

Conference: Tandems ou l’art de faire ensemble. Artistes et anthropologues en création 6-7 décembre 2021 Dijon

Tandems ou l’art de faire ensemble. Artistes et anthropologues en créationColloque spectaculaireSix spectacles – Six débats – Une table-ronde
Accès gratuit6-7 décembre 2021
Université de Bourgogne
Campus Montmuzard, Dijon
Atheneum, centre culturel de l’uB (accès ici) et
Forum des savoirs de la MSH de Dijon (accès/informations pratiques ici)

LIR3S UMR CNRS uB 7366Institut d’ethnologie méditerranéenne, européenne et comparative (UMR 7307 Aix Marseille Université et CNRS, Aix-en-Provence)Institut Diderot (Dijon)avec le soutien de la Région Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
de la Direction régionale des affaires culturelles Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
et de l’université de Bourgogne

Organisation : Jean-Louis Tornatore (LIR3S UMR CNRS uB 7366) et Cyril Isnart (Idemec – UMR 7307)
ProgrammeL’Après-coup, conférence-concert à propos du patrimoineTrio La soustraction des fleurs – Jean François Vrod (violon, voix), Frédéric Aurier (violon, voix), Sylvain Lemêtre (zarb, voix) – et Cyril Isnart, anthropologue
Dralhas, Ciné-concert ensonnaillé / Transhumance audiovisuelleIris Kaufmann, François Arbon et Romain Maurel
Autour de l’expérience : Territoire, Théâtre de la connaissance (2017, Neuchâtel)
Ellen Hertz (anthropologue, université de Neuchâtel) et Nicolas Yazgi (ethnologue et dramaturge)L’Occident désorienté
Perrine Alranq, comédienne, clowne et Jean-Louis Tornatore, anthropologue

D’ici dense
Gurvant le Gac et Anaïs Vaillant (auteurs, compositeurs, interprètes et comédiens
Chroniques à la frontière
Cédric Parizot, anthropologue (IREMAM) et Vincent Berhault, auteur, metteur en scène et jongleur, Directeur de la Maison des jonglages
Table ronde
avec Caroline Darroux, (anthropologue, MPOB et LIR3S), Ellen Hertz (anthropologue), Manon Istasse (Eden et LAMC, Université libre de Bruxelles), Véronique Dassié (anthropologue, laboratoire Héritages), Vincent Chambarlhac (LIR3S).

Spectacle associé au colloque, entrée payante à l’AtheneumCroire aux fauves , théâtre et musique (1h15), d’après Croire aux fauves de Nastassja Martin. Jeu, mise en scène et composition musicale Émilie Faucheux, musicien : Michaël Santos, Cie Ume Théâtre.Plus d’information, horaires, conditions d’accès :

Conference: Rencontre européenne au musée de l’histoire vivante à Montreuil

Le programme de notre rencontre WORKLAB au musée de l’histoire vivante les 30 novembre et 1er décembre au cours de laquelle plusieurs directrices et directeurs de musées du travail, d’histoire ouvrière et sociale situés en Europe interviendront en anglais (traduction assurée en français).

Serge Wolikow et Nicolas Hatzfeld interviendront au titre de “Keynote speaker” – voir programme

Un tour d’horizon et un échange sur les problématiques de la mise en exposition de l’histoire dans nos musées, sur les relations des musées avec les confédérations syndicales et patronales, ou l’État, le débat sur histoire engagée ou militante et histoire “scientifique”…

Inscription obligatoire

participation aux frais : 50 euros