Call for Papers: UNESCO International Symposium 2022

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Non-Degree /Short program
  • Eligible Region/Countries
  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 57601

Opportunity Description

UNESCO, Southeast University’s Asian Academy for Heritage Management Secretariat, and the Beijing Cultural Relics Protection Association request contributions for an upcoming International Symposium. A symposium (meeting) is when two or more people come together to discuss one or more topics, often in a formal or business setting, but meetings also occur in various other environments. Meetings can be used as a form of group decision-making. This meeting aims to bring together renowned scholars and practitioners to discuss major milestones and prospects for cultural heritage and sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region.

Important Details

Organized by: UNESCO, the Asian Academy for Heritage Management Secretariat at Southeast University, and the Beijing Cultural Relics Protection Association.
Supported by: The Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation.
Deadline: October 1, 2022
Format: on-site participation from locals in Beijing, China, and online participation from worldwide participants.
Eligible Countries: International

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  • The International Symposium will invite a select group of attendees to present (mid-November 2022).
  • The symposium will be run in a hybrid style, allowing for on-site participation from locals in Beijing, China, and online participation from worldwide participants.
  • The 50th anniversary of the 1972 Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage and the 20th anniversary of the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation will be commemorated in papers.

Note: Following the meeting, the Asian Academy for Heritage Management Secretariat at Southeast University will publish several selected papers and presentations.


  • Theme 1: World Heritage 50th Anniversary reflections

Papers should consider the significance of World Assets and non-listed heritage in the face of global problems and the future of estate to celebrate the World Heritage Convention’s 50th anniversary. Papers may concentrate on a given location, use a comparative strategy including several areas, or look into particular problems.

  • Theme 2: Heritage, crisis, resilience

Papers should discuss heritage-related concerns brought on by human activity or natural disasters and how heritage supports ecological and community resilience. Papers may look at the pandemic’s effects and solutions and those to other problems like climate change and social unrest.

  • Theme 3: Innovation for heritage management

New social, financial, and technical innovations are required since the present paradigms for heritage management are proving unable to handle upcoming and current issues. The potential of innovations for heritage management, including those originating from other disciplines, may be proposed, examined, or assessed in papers.


  • Researchers, scholars, and professionals in disciplines relevant to heritage are welcome to submit papers or similar entries that engage critically with heritage management, preservation, risk, and resilience.
  • Members of the Asian Academy for Heritage Management network are encouraged to submit material.
  • Abstracts should not exceed 350 words.
  • In papers, one of the three symposia themes should be covered.

How to Apply?

You must send your papers or presentations to the below email and keep in mind your papers and presentations  must be in English:


To learn more, refer to the official website.

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