News2022 WHIPIC Online Lecture and Webinar Series on Understanding World Heritage Interpretation

 


The International Centre for the Interpretation and Presentation of World Heritage Sites under the auspices of UNESCO (hereinafter the WHIPIC) will hold the 2022 Online Lecture and Webinar Series on Understanding World Heritage Interpretation, which consists of five sessions from 25 August to 3 November.


Since 2020, the WHIPIC has provided a platform for information sharing to increase understanding of the issues that the World Heritage sites are facing and the significance and various roles of World Heritage interpretation and presentation through the ‘Online Lecture Series on Understanding the World Heritage Interpretation and Presentation’ and ‘Interpretation of World Heritage: World Heritage, Multiple Memories’.

While reflecting on the past fifty years of the World Heritage Convention, international experts in the heritage field will discuss the areas overlooked in the Convention and the role of heritage interpretation to complement those gaps during this year’s Online Lecture and Webinar Series. For this purpose, two webinars and three lectures will be held between 25 August and 3 November under the theme of ‘Bridging the Gap: 50 Years of the World Heritage Convention’. This year, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, the series in 2022 will be held under the theme of ‘Bridging the Gap: 50 Years of the World Heritage Convention’.


The 1st webinar on 25 August at 16:00 KST will be joined by Mr Souayibou Varissou (Executive Director of the African World Heritage Fund), Ms Kerime Danis (Secretary General of ICOMOS ICIP), Ms Haifaa Abedalhaleem (Advisory committee member of Our World Heritage), and Ms Miray Hasaltun Wosinski (UNESCO Liasion and Cultural Heritage Specialist at Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities). The panel members are going to discuss not only the fifty-year history of the World Heritage Convention but also the future challenges and the role of heritage interpretation in dealing with those issues.


It will be followed by lectures on the topics of culture and nature, whose gap has grown considerably in practising the World Heritage Convention (16 September), of experts and the public (29 September), and on the ways to make linkages between the tangible and intangible heritage and documentary heritage (13 October). The 5th and final session will be held on 3 November and will cover the theme of ‘The Directions of Heritage Interpretation in World Heritage Policy’ in order to work towards establishing a policy that will have been discussed during the series.


The sessions will be streamed live on WHIPIC’s YouTube channel and Facebook page and will be opened to all without prior registration. They will be live-streamed in English, and the recorded videos with English and Korean subtitles will be uploaded on WHIPIC’s YouTube channel afterwards.


Schedule in KST (GMT +9)

SessionScheduleAgendaSpeekers
1st25 August 2022
16:00 ~ 17:30
(Webinar) Bridging the Gap: 50 Years of the World Heritage ConventionSouayibou Varissou
Kerime Danis
Haifaa Abedalhalim
Miray Hazaltun Wosinski
2nd16 September 2022
 20:00 ~ 21:30
(Lecture) Human-Nature Coexistence through Heritage Interpretation
Ishanlosen Odiaua
3rd29 September 2022
17:00 ~ 18:30
(Lecture) For Sustainable Heritage Interpretation: Public Friendly PresentationJames Carter
4th20 October 2022
14:00 ~ 15:30
(Lecture) Interlinking the Tangible and Intangible including Memories in Heritage InterpretationNeel Kamal Chapagain
5th3 November 2022
time under discussion
(Webinar) The Directions of Heritage Interpretation in World Heritage PolicyUnder Discussion


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