IHS – International Conference on the Future of the World Heritage Convention on 04th of November 2022

On 4th of November, the Institute Heritage Studies (IHS) will publicly present the book “50 Years World Heritage Convention: Shared Responsibility – Conflict & Reconciliation” during a conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention. This conference will be a “hybrid” event, with online and in-person attendance options.

True to its message, this event will bring together a wide variety of groups of people and institutions, representing different generations and illustrating the diversity of humanity’s heritage. This diversity ensures that the conference will provide insights into different interpretations of World Heritage and its resulting uses worldwide.

On the occasion of the Convention’s 50th birthday, this event aims to communicate the importance of World Heritage for our common future, define the resulting requirements, and confirm it as a commitment of the international community. The project “50 Years World Heritage Convention: Shared Responsibility – Conflict & Reconciliation” shared these exact goals.

The book mentioned above “50 Years World Heritage Convention: Shared Responsibility – Conflict & Reconciliation”will be published end of August 2022 as Open Access Link. It is written by 61 authors coming from 28 countries around the world, covering a wide range of perspectives. It reflects on the past, present and future of the World Heritage Convention, regarding six conflict areas:

global governance, urban transformation, war & terrorism, climate change, technological change, and commodification of heritage.

The free-to-download link will be provided soon.

For further information on the conference and the book, please visit the project’s website (external link).

Further Information

04/11/2022, 11:00 18:30 (CET)
Venue: Federal Foreign Office, Berlin

The conference programme can be found here (external link).


Sandra Nasser, Institute Heritage Studies

Mail: nasser@inaberlin.org