7th International Conference on Easter Island and the Pacific in Visby, Sweden
August 20-25, 2007
Call for papers deadline: May 1, 2007
Heritage and World Heritage is an international field where interests in politics, commerce, indigenous community relations, scientific research, representations of the past and creative performance are joined. The World Heritage programme focuses international attention on the need to maintain and restore meaningful places that refer in one way or the other to the past. This Stockholm University/EIF (Easter Island Fundation) session invites papers addressing the complexity of the World Heritage phenomenon. We would welcome papers discussing Heritage as an international phenomenon, and/or with specific examples from the Pacific. Pacific Island nations are significantly under-represented in the overall number of World Heritage sites, particularly cultural sites. This conference session should thus act as a point of focus and shared understanding for both Pacific and European-based scholars and indigenous Pacific Islands people.
The session papers will be used as a point of departure for discussions in the subsequent EIF conference workshop 'World Heritage and Identity - Three Worlds Meet'.
Call for papers:
1. Papers should take no longer than 20 minutes to deliver.
2. Abstracts for papers should be in English and limited to 250 words. The deadline for submission is May 1st 2007. Please submit abstracts to the session organizers.
3. A publication is planned and we urge the participants to have papers ready for publication.